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post #1 of 26 Old 06-24-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Clip-Type Master Links

In the owners manual for my 2012 Wee, it says to use a rivet-type master and never a clip-type. I've used clip-type on my KLR in the past with no problem whatsoever. Is this a "we told you so, so don't sue us" caveat by Suzuki, or do clip-type masters not work well on a Wee?

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More like the former. It will be fine for 99.999% of users who choose it. Since a broken chain can be so damaging though, I'll rivet.

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The only advantage to a clip type chain, is you don't need to find a $100 tool, you'll only use a few times........Since the Wee ain't kicking out 200hp, what's the worry!

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My chain tool cost me $16. Part #35-0006 at Yamaha XS650 Service Tools - Mikes XS - New OEM & Vintage Parts Supply Warehouse is now $40. It's a clone of the DID tool and a big part of using it is to find the copyrighted DID tool instructions which are not included.

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My chain tool cost me $16. Part #35-0006 at Yamaha XS650 Service Tools - Mikes XS - New OEM & Vintage Parts Supply Warehouse is now $40. It's a clone of the DID tool and a big part of using it is to find the copyrighted DID tool instructions which are not included.
Pat, do I need to warn you about requesting copyrighted material, on this forum?

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I rivet my chains, and I carry a clip style master link in my tool kit, as a backup plan.

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I neither requested nor posted a link to copyrighted material. Otherwise I would have to warn me.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Clip master work just fine.

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If it were me I would not use the clip type master link. The Rivet type are supposed to be stronger and they will not pop the spring clip if you stretch the link. Clip type links are just fine for use on smaller displacement/lower horse power dirt bikes but I would not do it on the either vstrom.

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Otherwise I would have to warn me.

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