GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > General Forums > GasGas Member Polls

GasGas Member Polls Find out what everyone thinks about it!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2015, 01:52 AM
pigpen966 pigpen966 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 167
Default master link

Rivet or clip?


__________________
Dick Carnes
"If ya run, you'll only die tired"
2013 XC 300 E
2005 DE 300
2004 YZ 450f
2006 HD Ultra
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 02-10-2015, 02:07 AM
Simmo737's Avatar
Simmo737 Simmo737 is offline
Gold Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ozstraya
Posts: 633
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpen966 View Post
Rivet or clip?
Rivet when new then clip to replace, clips suck though.
__________________
Oz

Current. 2015 ec300r estart, 98 RM 125

2013 Ec300r 2011 Ec300e 2009 Husky TE310
1982 XR500 Honda 1981 KE100 Kawasaki
1978 GT80 Yamaha
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2015, 04:26 AM
n_green n_green is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 675
Default

Same, Rivet it when its new, keep a clip in the tool bag with a mini breaker for Justin

I dont trust those clips, they always wear away and fling off as you unload it from the ute about to start an awesome two day ride. Rivets not so much.
__________________
Current:
2014 Gas Gas EC300R
_____________________________________________

Previous:
2011 Gas Gas EC300 ELC
2004 KTM 300 EXC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2015, 07:03 AM
eff's Avatar
eff eff is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 1,756
Default

I always use a clip and have never lost one. I always carry a spare.
__________________
2004 GasGas DE250
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2015, 08:33 AM
Todd5774's Avatar
Todd5774 Todd5774 is offline
Gold Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 476
Default

Clip. The theory being if the chain wants to snap it will on the weak link, which is the clip, so I carry a spare clip link which only takes a few minutes to fit.

And the only time I fitted a rivet link the chain snapped last Sunday and took out half the bike with it!
__________________
02 300ec- 50mm Marzocchi cc forks, 2010 plastic.
Now a 250cc.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2015, 12:34 PM
swazi_matt swazi_matt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: From Swaziland, Now Hamilton New Zealand the “look but don’t touch” enduro heaven
Posts: 2,006
Default

Clip because rivet is not as simple as it sounds (one of those black arts like suspension valving)
__________________
2010 ec 300
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2015, 04:53 PM
hamilton's Avatar
hamilton hamilton is offline
Gold Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elkton Md
Posts: 446
Default

Clip is more friendly for maintance, rivet needs to be done with correct tooling.
Never had a failure from either.
Buying a cheap chain is the worst mistake.
__________________
15 GASGAS EC 250
19 Sherco SE 125R
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2015, 05:08 PM
JP4's Avatar
JP4 JP4 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 249
Default

Clip.

Even if the chain comes with a rivet link, I purchase the accessory clip link.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-11-2015, 02:01 AM
gasmonkey's Avatar
gasmonkey gasmonkey is offline
Bronze Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Waikato,NZ
Posts: 285
Default

Clip,because when your gearbag detonates and locks up you can disconnect chain to then push your bike out to be towed home.IME.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-11-2015, 04:21 AM
Jakobi's Avatar
Jakobi Jakobi is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,867
Default

Always gone the clip.

The master link does sit out further than the rest of the chain though and as such can wear against the guide. Have had them wear out due to this and spit the clip. Even replacing the whole link is cheap in the grand scheme of things though.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lowering link help please byost Enduro Suspension 5 01-17-2013 12:44 PM
is there a master link? mountain thumper Enduro Chassis & Body 4 07-09-2008 05:36 AM
Clutch link brains Enduro Chassis & Body 1 12-31-2007 03:04 AM
What's the best way to remove the master link plate after it's pressed on? MattR Enduro Chassis & Body 12 01-28-2007 12:15 PM
Another Master-link question FFRDave Enduro Chassis & Body 5 10-21-2006 07:48 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - GasGasRider.org