how to add a link to a motorcycle chain

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1. Ensure your chain is the right length and that both ends of the chain are open inner links,(using a chain breaker) as needed. 2.Insert the links through the chain鈥檚 open ends so they oppose each other. Pay close attention to any markings on the quick link.

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  • How do you put a chain on a mountain bike?

  • Pass the chain through the front derailleur cage and onto the largest front chainring. Hold chain at the 5 o鈥檆lock position. If you are using a master link chain, install half of the master link onto the front end of the chain to account for the extra half link the master link provides.

  • How do you add a half link to a chainring?

  • If you are using a master link chain, install half of the master link onto the front end of the chain to account for the extra half link the master link provides. Pull the lower section of the chain snug towards the front chainring, bypassing the derailleur altogether. Find the closest rivet where the two ends could be joined and add two links.

  • Can you add master links to a bike chain?

  • You can add master links to a chain to lengthen it if needed. Some folks recommend that the brand of chain link you buy to add or replace, matches the existing chain links, while others suggest that this isn鈥檛 as important. Consistent importance is placed on purchasing the correct type of link, either an o-ring or an x-ring.

  • What is a quick link on a bike chain?

  • Bike chains are made up of individual links clipped together. Quick links, or master links, are used to connect both ends of the chain and are designed to be placed without the need for a specialized chain tool. You can add master links to a chain to lengthen it if needed.