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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 12:45 PM
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every chain or ML I had ever bought were clip style so I considered it the "normal" kind I guess. Like I said the first rivet one I did on my bike was good. Then I bought new chain/sprockets and did another rivet. Im sure I didnt seat it good enough or whatever u want to call it but I broke it. More operator error than anything im sure.

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For a rivet style masterlink to fail it would have had to been improperly installed, or some sort of manufacturing defect.

Even properly installed clip style links will fail if you look at them sideways.

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Masterlinks are like $50 right?
Masterlinks are like $7

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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I have noticed since I replaced the chain and sprockets i can hear a whirling noise from that area... Could I have some other issue or does new chain have that sound like a whine sound?
It is normal for your new front sprocket to "whine" more than the stock one did, because the stock sprocket had a rubber damper on it that made it quieter. Most sprockets from other manufacturers don't have a damper, and they supposedly have less friction as a result, but also are a little noisier as well. I kinda like the way my new Vortex front sprocket purrs! =o)

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The picture looks really amazing. It costs around $6 to $8 initially. A replacement master link is really cheap and if you look for local motorcycle dealerships you can find the link easily. They really carry 520 pitch silver and gold links. You can easily run 525 or 520 stock size.

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[QUOTE=Strider007;2771434]It is normal for your new front sprocket to "whine" more than the stock one did, because the stock sprocket had a rubber damper on it that made it quieter. Most sprockets from other manufacturers don't have a damper, and they supposedly have less friction as a result, but also are a little noisier as well. I kinda like the way my new Vortex front sprocket purrs! =o)[/QUOTE


Ive noticed that on the new sprocket and also heard this somewhere before thanks for confirming my suspicions .
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