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I have NO flippin idea how I did it...but it appears I cut it one link too short. frig.

Can I run two master links?

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Yes you can and it will work fine. Some years ago I did the same thing, took the bike to a dealer, and they installed two master links. I have had the bike on the track under full power many times and no chain issues whatsoever.
 

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I would have the bike shop install a "rivet on" master link to make the length correct. Most of the Jap liter bikes don't use a removable master link due to high power output.
 

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Munch said:
Can you run two masters side by side, or are you better cutting the chain, say in the middle, so the masters are evenly spaced out?
Definitely would rather cut it a second time, and run the master links approximately opposite each other.
 

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When I do that, I put one of the master links on the inside so I don't look so dorky. [laugh]

Master links have the same strength any place along the chain; put where it will let you sleep the best.
 

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chris said:
Master links have the same strength any place along the chain; put where it will let you sleep the best.
+1

If you think the second master link is somehow going to compromise the safety of the chain, then it's already been compromised by the first one...

I'd happily run two master links next to each other if it was me.

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bigiain said:
+1

If you think the second master link is somehow going to compromise the safety of the chain, then it's already been compromised by the first one...

I'd happily run two master links next to each other if it was me.

big
Not me, too embarrassing. If you separate them it is a lot less obvious.
 

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You have to run them side by side or you will end up using 3 master links.

The link you cut opposite the ends gets replaced with a master link.
You still need the original master link to close the loop.
And you now need another link to make up the one you are short.
 

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Ash said:
im running two masterlinks side by side (thanks chris).

nothing to be embarassed by. you will never beat the reason I had to redo mine:






::)

[laugh]
You should've just cut the stepladder!!!
 

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chris said:
[laugh] [clap]

I'm sure I've done worse! Maybe not with a chain ... but I'm sure I've done things y'all would really laugh at.

;D
you've seen that pic before. hell you may have been the first because i had to call you right back and buy a couple more masterlinks :)
 

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Ash said:
not the issue at all.

you can put an assembled chain on a DSS monster.

you can't on an SSS monster (due to a crossover brace on the swingarm).

I have an m800 (DSS).
Old style frame with the suspension arch would need some disassembly.
 
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