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Post  dave fozza on Sun Aug 17 2014, 16:48

while travelling to work along the motorway, as i slowed to come off the slip road i felt a vibration on the bike. i then pulled over at a garage, i inspected the bike and found to my amazement that i had lost the one side of the chain link after a closer inspection i found the chain had a split link and a part had fallen out leaving me and the bike mm from disaster. How the chain didnt come apart i will never know, i have since changed the link to a rivet link so it is now one piece. My question is should bikes over 600cc be running chains with spit links or was i unlucky when having this fitted at  garage ...fozza...
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Post  Wooster on Sun Aug 17 2014, 17:27

Interesting question.

I'd use a split link on my pedal bike, but wouldn't be entirely comfortable with having one on my Thundercat.

(I fixed all my pedal bikes myself when I was a kid...you know, before they started throwing the whole bike in the bin and buying a new one  Very Happy , and the clips on the split links did get a bit rattly after a while. (And that was with far less mileage or load)


Damn close call you had there I reckon.  Shocked
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Post  dave fozza on Sun Aug 17 2014, 19:46

it was 5 am road empty i wasn't hanging about ,my own fault after having chain and sprocket fitted didn't think i'd have to check there work after.safe to say never using this garage again.
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Aug 17 2014, 22:02

In days gone by the link was the only way to fit a chain, these days it's only OK on smaller powered bikes. It's academic now but the clip should have been fitted rounded end towards the direction of travel.
Very lucky there!
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