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Old 01-31-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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EK Screw link

I just bought a new chain for my bike and there was this kind of link with it. They call it screw master link.
Is it safe to use?
Feels like the rivet type is safer but I have to use a tool to install it.

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
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Do a Google search and you'll find good reviews on this link. I'm thinking I'll try one next time around.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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Too lazy to use Google ? Shame on you.

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Do a Google search and you'll find good reviews on this link. I'm thinking I'll try one next time around.
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Of course you are 100% correct that the original poster should have done a Google
search before posting here and expecting someone else to do his research for him.

If he had done so, which took me all of 20 seconds, he would have come up with
at least these search returns, and perhaps more :


http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234825


http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46043
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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I figure it's best the OP see all the results and not just a few I hand-pick.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:16 AM   #5
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Oh please forgive me!!!
I have Googled and read these sites plus those that are written here but since they are old I thought you had some news. But I see this was the wrong place to ask.
Once again I'm sorry!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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Oh please forgive me!!!
I have Googled and read these sites plus those that are written here but since they are old I thought you had some news. But I see this was the wrong place to ask.
Once again I'm sorry!

Don't be sorry, thanks for posting. It's something I never saw and I learned something new.

That's what online formums are for.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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Oh please forgive me!!!
I have Googled and read these sites plus those that are written here but since they are old I thought you had some news. But I see this was the wrong place to ask.
Once again I'm sorry!
You're in the right place and there's no reason to be sorry at all. I hope I didn't sound unfriendly or harsh in my reply. You didn't mention any prior research so I figured Google would be the place to start. I've wondered time and again about that EK link myself.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Oh please forgive me!!!
I have Googled and read these sites plus those that are written here but since they are old I thought you had some news. But I see this was the wrong place to ask.
Once again I'm sorry!
Yeah, no reason to be sorry. Somebody is just having a bad day.
I also learn something new because of your post. And like you I went and googled it and got a bunch of old hits. I just came back to yours post to see if someone would have replied saying they have been using them for thousands of miles...
I think that's what forums are for. If you have to think too much before asking a question, then it sucks.
The kind of attitude you received is what makes noobs not ask questions because they are TOO dumb/embarrassing, TOO whatever...
Let's all chill
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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I used them and they work very well.

I would highly recommend having a digital caliper on hand when installing them.

Take a measurement of the distance between the outside plates anywhere on the chain itself. When you go to install the master link, take measurements of the distance between the plates of the master link to make sure you don't screw them together too tight. If you do, you'll have a kink.

Post back if I don't make sense, and I'll draw a diagram.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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I used them and they work very well.
Just curious, have you used them in applications where the chain goes through a chain guide under the swingarm, as it feeds onto the rear sprocket?
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Hey OP,
Please don't clutter up this site asking bike-related questions. Especially if google turns up anything that's been posted in the past 15 years. The kids here are only interested in bewbies, bacon, beer, and strangely, one another's mothers.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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Just curious, have you used them in applications where the chain goes through a chain guide under the swingarm, as it feeds onto the rear sprocket?
that's what i'm thinking too. looks like it sticks out a fair bit, maybe too much for a slider.
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Just curious, have you used them in applications where the chain goes through a chain guide under the swingarm, as it feeds onto the rear sprocket?
No. If you're worried about clearance issues though, you could sand down the nubs that stick out so that they're no bigger than the rest of the rivets on the chain.

The picture up top (last snapshot) shows it being snapped off with pliers but I took a Dremel to it to get it more smooth.
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No. If you're worried about clearance issues though, you could sand down the nubs that stick out so that they're no bigger than the rest of the rivets on the chain.

The picture up top (last snapshot) shows it being snapped off with pliers but I took a Dremel to it to get it more smooth.
Ah ha, I was thinking they seem to stick out a bit. So you can grind them down a little, thanks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
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Thanks for your help!
What makes me worried is that it looks like it is just the rubber rings that locks the plate.
Well I guess I use it and keep a good look at the rubber rings.
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