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master link ?

What kind of masterlink do i need for the versys stock?
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520, your choice whether it's circlip or riveted.
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anyone have any links to store so i get the right one
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Not sure about the actual link. But here's the product you need to break and replace a chain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motio...Q5fAccessories

Tx to my buddy Gustavo for pointing me in the right direction.

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anyone have any links to store so i get the right one
Try CheapCycleParts. They advertise here on the forum.
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read the plates and buy that brand

Because every brand of chain (manufacturer) has there own specs when building chain, the side plate thickness , pin diameter and pin length can vary between manufacturers. If you read the sideplates on the chain , it will state the model, size and sometimes manufacturer.. look for 520 size and model of xso... so..kz...v...fsj.. etc. Once armed with this info, you can purchase the right link brand of clip or rivet type. Don't assume that the brand is always the same as the microfiche either...sometimes manufacturers use different brands in the same production run (just like tires).

for example, here's the specs on just DID brand chains

http://www.shr.bz/motorcycle2009/img/604.jpg

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micro fiche says: ,EK520MVXL1X114L but I'd confirm it by reading the side plate

meaning ek brand, 520 size, model of MVXL1 and length of 114 pins
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It says EK520 MVXL

I saw the site I went to selling x-ring,quadra-ring chains are they worth th money to get them or is the stock chain fine
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Stock EK 520 MVXL is an X-ring riveted chain only used for original equipment. You can get an EK 520 MVXZ (9000 lbs tensile strength, 3.99 lbs per 100 link). An 'MLJ' rivet type master link is included, but an optional 'SLJ' screw type master link which only requires an 8 mm wrench to permanently rivet it on is available... X-ring has less friction and lasts longer than O-ring chain.

http://gexonly.bbflash.net/partie-cy...haine-t791.htm

http://www.ekchain.com/images/EKcatalog.pdf

I upgraded to a lighter DID 520 VM X-ring chain (8050 lbs tensile strength, 3.35 lbs per 100 link) with included rivet type master link.

http://www.didchain.com/specs.htm

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Stock EK 520 MVXL is an X-ring riveted chain only used for original equipment. You can get an EK 520 MVXZ (9000 lbs tensile strength, 3.99 lbs per 100 link). An 'MLJ' rivet type master link is included, but an optional 'SLJ' screw type master link which only requires an 8 mm wrench to permanently rivet it on is available... X-ring has less friction and lasts longer than O-ring chain.

http://gexonly.bbflash.net/partie-cy...haine-t791.htm

http://www.ekchain.com/images/EKcatalog.pdf

I upgraded to a lighter DID 520 VM X-ring chain (8050 lbs tensile strength, 3.35 lbs per 100 link) with included rivet type master link.

http://www.didchain.com/specs.htm

Do you have one of these chains on your versys? and where did you buy it from?
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Do you have one of these chains on your versys? and where did you buy it from?
I've had my DID 520 VM chain and new sprockets for about 1800 miles. My Yamaha dealer got it from Parts Canada.

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