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So I extented my rear tire on my GSXR 750 about 7" I had to buy a brake line for like $65 which was ok but now I have to buy a chain.. Now some people say just get another stock chain and add to yours and I will have two master links some shopes say they do it all the time .... And then other people DONT do it . but is it cool for a little bit till I come out of $200 for a chain what do you think?
 

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Well, your doubling your chances for a clip-on masterlink failing...you decide.
 

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dont take this as a hack.. but from the look of your pic it seems that you have some money invested into your bike already.. you should have just waited till you had all the parts necessary to do a stretch... instead of doing it the easy way for now.. your only on 2 wheels man.. don't be unsafe and just buy a new chain
 

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dont take this as a hack.. but from the look of your pic it seems that you have some money invested into your bike already.. you should have just waited till you had all the parts necessary to do a stretch... instead of doing it the easy way for now.. your only on 2 wheels man.. don't be unsafe and just buy a new chain
In addition, this is also not directed towards the original poster of this thread because he is seeking advice. However, lots of guys will pour alot of money into bling, paint, stretch, chrome grips :)headscrat), and fake carbon fiber but wont look at the obvious safety issues.
 

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Are clip-type master links unsafe? >>>if one is POSITIVE that the clip is installed in the correct direction???????? Getting ready to buy a new chain for an 06 thou. and finding the selection of clip-on master link chains very limitted
 

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Are clip-type master links unsafe? >>>if one is POSITIVE that the clip is installed in the correct direction???????? Getting ready to buy a new chain for an 06 thou. and finding the selection of clip-on master link chains very limitted
A good quality chain will come either with a river link or the option of getting one for an extra $5-$7. I won't use a clip style master link personally but I don't see a problem with them if installed correctly. In addition you can safety wire a clip master link for added safety
 

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To the OP, I would just buy a new chain. Iv never ran a clip-on master on a sport bike, but I have heard that guys will put RVT sealant around them after there installed to make sure they stay in place. If you buy a good chain tool then you can break and rivit your own masters together, seems like a good investment to me if you plan on keeping any chain driven bikes around for any legnth of time.
 

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Anyone have a picture of a clip-type master link that has been "safety-wired" . Also, anyone with any history on why the clip-type has developed the bad reputation??? Does it have anything to do with the extra rpms that a sportbike is capable of turning the chain and wheel?????
 

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new chain all the way :thumbup: you can find a brand new RK gxw or EK mvxz which are great chains in 120 link to 150 links in gold, silver or what ever color you want for a little over $100 bucks which is very very very cheap for your own saftey i got my rk GXW gold 150 link chain for my 10in stretch which was plenty for $125 retail was $174 shipped from sumofallparts aka: soap cycle parts and yours would be cheaper because you would'nt need one that long but always go over
 

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Clip-on master links just arent usually used in high power, high speed applications. You see them more on things like dirt bikes or other chain driven things like in machinery. With a rivet type as long as its been riveted correctly, the master will never come appart and therefore is much more reliable. If a chain comes appart when your going 100mph, the results arent going to be pretty.
 
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