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    Default How hard to remove swing arm to replace endless chain?

    At 13K miles, and wanting to replace chain and sprockets. I like to stick with stock parts, so the swing arm has to come off. I am wondering if anyone has done it by just pulling the pivot bolt, and not having to disconnect the shock and brake line, etc.
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    Why?

    Master link chains are just as good if not better!

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    I have no problem with clip-style master links on my low powered and lightweight dirt bike. On a heavier and more powerful street bike, I like the extra security of a riveted master link.
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    Once you have a clip come off, you'll never use a clip style master link again! Get a new chain with a rivet type master link.

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    Get a chain breaker/rivet kit from amazon for like 20-30 buck. Look up a youtube video on how to use it. It's super easy and saves you a lot of trouble. Just make sure you losen the front sprocket before removing the chain.

    https://smile.amazon.com/ABN-Chain-B...=chain+breaker

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    Yup, I have done a few staked master links in my life. Gave away my tool on my last home move because I didn't have the FZR at the time. I don't mind spending an hour or so to drop the swing arm because I can check to see if it can use some lubrication.
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