Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
so you have seen a factory riveted chain fail at the master link--do tell I would like to hear about it-because in 54 years of working on bikes I never have-only clip types
Hahahaha. yeah okay there.... I've seen a few FACTORY CHAINS fail... if you never have then I don't know what to say about that except you must not have had much interaction with performance bikes... you seem to totally forget that SOME these chains and their clips are tested for LARGE bikes and SOME are tested for tiny dirt bikes and you MUST purchase the PROPER TENSILE strength rating.. for someone to just come out here and blast off that ALL clip chains will fail proves a point and it's not a good one... I have a chain with clip on my Versys that's rated at over 10,400 pounds strength.. that's NOT BREAKING-- EVEN AT THE CLIP.... I can also get a 3000 lb chain for my bike thats waaaaaaaay cheaper and looks identical.... THATS GONNA BREAK... to say that all clip chains are bad and the ones you've seen broken were a clip chains serves nothing without the empirical evidence of those chains ratings.... what you are saying is like saying all Brand X Model Y tires blow up on cars without knowing what speed they failed at, the care and maintenance they were subjected to and what the speed rating of said tires were that blew up... the factory chains I've seen go kablewy were not well maintained nor adjusted and worked on by hacks.... I did my due diligence and found out the underlying causes of these chains failures... oh and on a side note yes I've also seen clip chains failures and guess what? all were either severely ill maintained or EXTREMELY LOW TENSILE STRENGTH.
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Last edited by gmctech; 06-18-2018 at 08:39 AM.