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Weedeater261 part # 430645 chain is stretched is there a master link i can remove on this chain and where is it located

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SOURCE: chain master link

you will need to smash the rivets or you will loose the link for sure. It takes a special tool that I'm sure you don't have. The correct master link should be available locally. I have just checked our inventory and can only find the clip style links. If we sent you the rivet style it must have been the last one. We have plenty clip style links here but Tuesday is the best we can do now for shipping. I apologize for not sending the clip style. I'll check on how that happened.,

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Schwinn Stingray Chopper master link on chain

look for adifferent looking link more oval than the rest it is also possible that there is no master link that the chain was joined with a chain tool especailly if is a multi speed bike with a derailleur

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: How to remove bike chain on trek 830

There is no master link. Go to a local bike shop and have them show you how to use a chain tool. Then buy one from them to return the favor.

Details here, but get someone to show you how it's done. There are variants you should be aware of.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i remove links in my power saw chain to

Yes they sell links for that at the saw shop. You file the head off two rivets in the chain to remove however many links you need then install the connecting link. If you're not sure how many to remove, take out one at a time putting the connecting link in without bradding the rivets. Put it back on the saw and see if its still too long. When the length is right you brad the end of the rivets that come with the new link.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't locate the chain

Yeah, they generally don't have those Master Links anymore.

For most modern bikes you have to use a CHAIN BREAKER TOOL. See the following link for a picture and general price:

Here is a link to an online How To Guide on how to use a CHAIN BREAKER TOOL to break a chain and replace it:

And here is a link to a short video on the process as well:

It is not an overly difficult repair so you should not have much problem with it even if it is your first time using the tool.

Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

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How do you remove the master link on a bicycle?

older bikes had a master link, back peddle and watch for a link that is different from all the rest. take a screwdriver and open up { looks like a c clip but stretched out} remove that and it should be easy from there. Newer bikes, don't have a master link...because there is not enough space between the sprockets for the extra clip.. you need a chain puller and it will open any link you want, ask the bike shop you get it from how it works, or follow the instructions that come with it

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How to replace a chain with master link on a Schwinn Airdyne

Airdyne Chain Replacement with Master link

This video will demonstrate how to replace the chain with master link on a Schwinn Airdyne.
  • First remove the cotter pin and clevis pin from the user's right handlebar. Then lower the connecting arm and handlebar.
Caution: be sure to hold the handlebar as it will come loose after removal of the above parts.
  • Remove the connecting arm and pedal and crank arm by removing the wedge pin. To simplify this process loosen the nut and tap on it with a small hammer until the pin is loosened.
  • Remove the nut, wedge pin, crank arm and connecting arm.
  • Next remove the chain guard; there are three screws attaching it as shown in the video.
  • Remove the chain by locating the master link. Remove the lock pin and the cover, and then disconnect the chain.
  • Place the new chain on the sprockets as shown in the video.
  • Install the master link, cover and lock.
  • Re-install the chain guard and attaching screws.
  • Re-assemble the connecting arm to the handlebar and eccentric.
  • Be sure the brass bushing is installed in the front inner side of the connecting arm before installing the clevis pin and cotter pin.
  • Install the crank arm with pedal.
Be sure when completing this step that the crank arm is installed in the opposite position as the users left side crank arm.
  • Install the nut onto the wedge pin and tighten.
  • This completes the procedure.
Replacing Schwinn Airdyne Chain with Master Link

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How do i remove my suzukie dr200se chain all together?

There could be a master link with a clip. Look on both sides of the chain as the clip is normally on the outside but not always. Remove the clip and master link.

If there is no clip and the chain is not going to be reused then cut it off (in one piece it stays around the swing arm). There are chain cutting tools or a saw of some kind will do.

If you don't have a master link with a clip (Factory OEM usually don't) and your needing to save that chain you will need to purchase a tool that presses out the pins. You would also need to purchase a master link that fits the size of that chain (not all chains are made equal).

A chain tool is good to have though. Say you purchase a chain and it has 120 links and you only need 118 then you're going to need to remove some links. Also the tool kits come with a special pin when using pressed on master links (better than the clip master lnks).

Remember when installing a clip on a master link that the round part goes on facing the direction of the chain travel with the open part facing the rear.

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The chain on our tandem needs tightening. It is not the chain attached to the back wheel, but the middle. The bike if a Pacific

Without a picture I am guessing here that this is a fixed chain (meaning no bolt adjustments). What you need to do in this case is locate and remove the master link from the chain. Look around the entire chain on both sides and find the link that does not have an hourglass shape. It will be flat all the way around. There are specific tools for this but I use a needle nose or a screw driver with just as much success. Simply pry between the two links at this point and pop off the master. Now you can remove any amount of slack you want by removing one of the links. You should only have to remove one and MAYBE two. Once you have done this just pop the master link back on with the needle nose again and you are ready to go.

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I have a remington 18 inch chain saw ansd the chain has stretched where it cant be tightened any more. I can not find a way to seperate the chain and remove a link. There does not seem to be a link that...

You need specialized workshop tools to break a chain, and another tool to rejoin it (Chain Breaker, Chain Joiner). These are quite expensive items and costs more than a few new chains each, so it is probably more cost effective to get a new chain. It is odd the current chain has stretched that much. perhaps it had one too many links to begin with?

Feb 25, 2011 | Garden

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Need to know how to tighten the chain, keeps falling off

I am not familiar with the Kett Car but I'll assume you've tried to see if there was an adjustment of some sort and you couldn't find one....So have you tried removing a link of the chain to shorten the chain? Chains can be shortened by taking one link out. Just realize that if you remove a link the chain may then be too short. So I'm not sure how much slack you actually have?
But to remove a link:
1) Find the master link where there will be little clip on the outside of one side of the chain and remove that clip and save it. It should slide off with a little pressure.
2) The Master link with the clip removed (mentioned above) can be taken out and the chain will no longer be in a loop. Save the master link because you'll need to put it back together after.
3) To remove a link, using a file or a grinder...grind off the last link on eather side of the chain. Use your Master link to see how far or how many links you'll need to remove. Remember, the master link will have to go back in to make the chain a loop again so you want to remove the link in the right place and not remove any more links than you need to.
4) Once you find where you want to remove the link, If you can visualize the letter "H" as a chain link, where the cross bar is there will be a silver piece on each side of the outside of the chain. This is what you want to grind off just on one side of the chain.
5) You'll see how the chaing is put together and using a punch, you can tap out the center cross piece. What you should be left with is (if I could put these sideways it would be easier to show) an 8 on one end of the chain and an 8 on the other side.
6) The master link will go back into the ends of these and rejoin the chain. Master links and chainds can be bought at most hardware stores so if you cut off too much you can replace the chain or master link.
7) If you do need to get a new chain, take the old one with you so you can get the right size.

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How to replace chain and front sprocket on a 2005 yamaha r1.

This is just a guese ive never worked on a R1 but most bikes are similar with chains.

Firstly to loosen the axel and the chain tightners and pull the wheel as far foward as you can. then to find the master link in the chain its a funny looking link with a clip on it, it might not have one if its a compressed link chain, but for this sake lets hope you have it, when you find it use some needle nose pliars and take the clip off and then pull the link outwards it will come off like a washer and push the other side out, theres the chain broken so it can come off, its its a new chain your installing you could cut the old chain off with a hack saw or grind on one of the links. as long as the new chain comes as one long peice not a circle with no master link.

to get the sprocket off the front find where the chain goes too and un bolt the cover for it it should not be water tight. then the sprocket will have a Circlip or a bolt on it, if its a circlip get a flat screw driver in the space and turn or use the right tool. if its a bolt nock it in gear and try to undo it with a ratchet if it just turns the engine you will need to undo the timing plug on one side of the engine and put a ratchet on the flywheel while un bolting the sprocket you could also do this while the chain is on the bike and put the rear brakes on and un bolt the sprocket, this will stretch the chain but your changing it anyway.

new sprocket is same way just slide it on and clip or bolt get your chain all the way around all sprockets and the master link will probly be an O-Ring chain, if so you need some vice grips and a 8 or 10mm nut or a 1/4 american nut and you put the rubbers on either side and the plate
and put the nut over the link heads and clamp down til the clip slots are showing do this to both sides of the link. then put your clip on with needle nose pliars and pull the wheel back with the chain tensioners and tighten your axel
you want a bit of play with your chain so it can stretch when you sit on the bike, you will need to tighen it for a few hundred miles dayly while the chain stretchs and wears in.

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Feb 16, 2010 | 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1

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How to remove a link from a motorcycle chain

Before you remove the chain, make sure you run the adjustment all the way in, and with the master link off, verify that the chain will make it with the link (link and a half) removed. Keep in mind, that maybe your chain is stretch too much and needs to be replaced!!! You can tell by looking for sprocket wear, or pulling up on the chain at the back end part of the rear sprocket. If the link comes above the teeth, it's worn.
I use a grinder to take off the "pins" down to the plate, then use a punch a little smaller than the pin to drive it out.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1994 Yamaha FZR 600

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Chain wo:nt maintain tenshion after just a few cutting sessions ect;can a link be removed?

your drive sprocket is probably warn out and will tear your drive link apart there fore stretching your can take out a drive link to give more chain adjustment...but thats a short term fix up as it will stretch the chain again until it snaps...not a pleasent thing to happen to you...i would get a new drive sprocket and a new chain

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How do u know if your chain is worn out or if it

Unhook the master link and lay the chain in the concrete. Next, hold one end to the concrete and sort of push the chain towards the stationary end. The object is to push the chain together as opposed to stretching it apart. Mark the concrete at the location of the shortened end. Now again hold the stationary end firm and this time stretch the chain to its' fullest length. Mark the concrete again at the end of the stretched chain. If the distance between the marks is over one inch the chain should be replaced.
Look at the teeth of both sprockets. Are the teeth rounded on the end or are the teeth forming a pointed looking end? If rounded, then the sprocket is good. If pointed, then the sprocket is bad.
Bad sprockets can ruin a good chain. The exception to the one inch rule is a chain that is rusted and no longer limber. Replace a rusted chain. Remember, always install the master link clip with the blunt end facing the direction of chain travel.
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