Well, I ran an old fashion "master-link" chain all of my life, on
all of my Hondas and Harleys. I only lost my chain one time. I went
back and picked the chain up, reinstalled it with a new masterlink I
kept on my right boot for just such emergencies. That bike put out 60
horsepower stock, and it threw chains. You want to nearly double that
figure with a set-up that promises catastrophic failure ? Not even
thinking about that drive chain smacking something like your leg as
it flies off. I don't think there is really a choice. Pick up one of
the rivet type master link, and peen it down nicely. I get about 25K
miles or more from a chain and sprocket. I may get more out of this
chain, as I'm much older now and not such a hot-dogger (do people
still say "hot-dogger?), my drive parts should last longer because I
take it easy most of the time now-a-days. It's funny how we never
have the time to do something right the first time, but we have the
time to do it a second time !
On Oct 3, 2011, at 12:35 PM, John Wilkinson wrote:
> Thanks for the replies.
> As I said my gut feel is that it will be fine too - but being of a
> nature I have picked up a soft link and will use that.
> More work but peace of mind!
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM, daverider06 <davenport-
> > **
> > I had one for years on my 96 1200 with no problems! (sold it last
> > though :(
> > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "John Wilkinson"
> > <davidjohn.wilkinson@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I just received replacement chain & sprockets for my 97 900
> > > I went for the DID X Link and was surprised to find that it
> came with a
> > spring split link - one of the horseshoe type.
> > > This will make fitting a lot simpler but the Haynes manual
> states that
> > these should never be used.
> > > My gut instinct is that it will be OK but I thought I would ask
> > question here and see what the general view is.
> > > Thanks in anticipation,
> > > John.
> > >
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