CBR250 Forums banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,539 Posts
RE: removing chain master link

They're a bitch to get off but it is possible.

Easiest with a set of tiny electrical flat head screwdrivers. The really really tiny ones. You can use one in the open end to pry them open and another one to get underneath and flick it off.

When you flick it off wear some classes or sunnies as it will fly - then enjoy your time spent looking for it...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,183 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
are you talking about the little clip that sits ontop of the master link sneddy?
I've already gotten that off.
If I use those tiny flat heads on the actual link face, the screwdriver is gonna snap before anything else comes off.



^^
if referencing to that image, I have already taken the clip pictured at the top off, the middle face is what im trying to pry off now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
526 Posts
It is possible.
But getting it off is the easy part with a used chain.
When your putting it back on you have to make sure the master clip is facing the right direction.
The "c" part of the clip faces to the right as its running across the top run.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,991 Posts
can you loosen the chain as much as possible, remove the rear wheel and take the chain off?

if theres some major obstacle in this theory, then im removing all responsibility coz its 10 to 4 in the morning lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,183 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I need to get it off the swingarm because thats going to the powdercoaters.
I can't just mask it off either because it has o-rings.
And i'm not gonna get a whole new chain, this one is still very new.
and yes sneddy, I do have a few g-clamps[hr]
It looks like I'll have to get both ends off simultaneously. I've put it in 2 clamps, then got 2 flat heads under either side of the face and almost popped a hemorrhoid.
im pretty stumped for this one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,703 Posts
Erm.. sounds a lot like you may have just rooted a chain..[hr]


Can I recommend not being on the bike when this happens?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,896 Posts
Yogi said:
It is possible.
But getting it off is the easy part with a used chain.
When your putting it back on you have to make sure the master clip is facing the right direction.
The "c" part of the clip faces to the right as its running across the top run.

Can anyone else confirm this? I have never checked the direction I have put it on. When I get home tonight I'm going to check the direction.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,183 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
dayeve said:
Yogi said:
It is possible.
But getting it off is the easy part with a used chain.
When your putting it back on you have to make sure the master clip is facing the right direction.
The "c" part of the clip faces to the right as its running across the top run.

Can anyone else confirm this? I have never checked the direction I have put it on. When I get home tonight I'm going to check the direction.
That is true.
You have to have the closed end facing the direction the chain is running. Otherwise if the master clip may accidentally knock something, it will fly right off.

richo said:
Erm.. sounds a lot like you may have just rooted a chain..[hr]
Richo, can you explain why that may have rooted my chain?
I tapped the two pins out as slowly and carefully as I could.
Or are you getting at the fact that the master link isn't meant to be removed once its on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,703 Posts
Well you said that you've been wedging shit in there and hitting it with a hammer.. personally I wouldn't be taking the chances. You can get new chains pretty cheap (I got the last 2 RK 520 o ring chains for $99 a piece at PS), they haven't lasted that well but hey for $99 why not. I cracked a link in a more expensive DID chain before that and consider myself REALLY lucky to have noticed it while lubing the chain before the thing failed completely.

250 chains aren't terribly highly stressed, but in saying that they're also 428 (or did you 520 your bike? I think I remember reading about you changing ratio's). Just food for thought, if you're at all suss on the chain after the ordeal, chuck it. In saying that, if the only component you mangled was the master link, get a new rivet link for $5 and solve all the problems at once.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top