I have a K7 Wee with approximately 14 K miles on it. My chain is shot and I need to replace it. I checked out SV Racing's Chain Sprocket combo and although this is a pretty good deal, I am having some difficulty justisfying spending $100 on a chain tool I will only use once. (My toolbox is full of specialty tools that were only used once.)
Years ago, motorcycle chains had removeable master links which made it relatively easy to replace the chain or remove it for maintenance. These are referred to as "clip" links now.
I am considering ordering a new chain that is cut to length along with a clip link. Since I am not changing sprockets, I should be able to count the number of links on my OEM chain, order a new chain with the same number of links and then install it without a chain tool. (I plan to cut the old chain off with a dremal tool & cut-off wheel.) Not only will I be able to install it without a chain tool, I can remove it from time to time to clean and lubricate it (easier to do off the bike). Does anyone know of a reason for not using a clip-type master link? Anyone have a bad experience with these links?