I need a new 530 chain for my 2005 800. The front and rear sprockets are 17/41 and the old chain has 112 links and has a clip master link.
I read where if you remove the clip to not reuse it but buy a new one cause it weakens when removed.
I heard about rivet type master link chains, do those chains come with the rivet master link already connected? Or do you have to rivet the master link yourself.
Every one I've bought has came with a rivet link. To assemble, you can use 2 hammers. Place behind link to hold it and hit the outer part of link to mushroom the pin to lock the link together. You can also buy a tool to put these together. I used the hammer method 2 years ago instead of buying the clip link separately.
The chain is not continuous, just a single length and a master link. I'd recommend the rivet tool if you have never done it before, but 2 hammers also works. Clip type master links are usually not recommended for a motorcycle for safety reasons but there are folks that use them.
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