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How-To Change Chain Drz-S '00

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Has anyone changed out the stock chain on a DRZ-S '00? I've looked for a master link, but Im either blind, insane, or just plain useless and can't find it,

Any help, Please!

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Hey SouthOc! You're an American! HACKSAW! Just kidding BigDR, but I had to that too - The old chain had 4K on her, so I just hacked her off - took all of about 15 seconds.

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Or if you have a Sawsall laying around, perfect job for this do all tool. You'll zip through it in seconds. :)

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Or you could just use a chain breaker. That way if you're still going to use the stock chain you can just buy a master link and everything is perfect. That's what I did. I don't know why stock chains don't come with a master link? I've never seen a stock chain on any bike that has a master link.

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Since we're on this topic, I noticed there's a green dot, on one of the links on my '00 S chain. It didn't look like a master link or anything, but I'm not sure I would know what a master link looks like??

Maybe it's just there to count chain length...?

Michael

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some chains come with a clipless masterlink. you need the motion pro chain breaker/press tool to install it. basically ,it flares out the ends of the pins, forming an endless chain.unless you know what your looking for,you'll never know it's aftermarket.

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the reason all bikes have endless chains is because of the amount of lawyers we have.basically,it's just to much of a risk to them to include a part that could possibly fly off if defective.these companies are fighting a daily barrage of lawsuits from people who want to get rich,or richer.thats the reason that helmets and tires cost so much also.

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It used to be that larger roadbikes in the UK also could not be fitted with a replacement master link chain, it was recomended to have a rivetted chain in bikes over 250cc. Not sure if that is still the norm as i have not had a roadbike in years but i had a replacement chain on a CBX1000 once with masterlink that lasted 2 days before coming off at 80mph and smashing gearbox casing the next one was rivetted.

When replacing this chain on my 400 i will use a masterlink but fit a case saver and carry a spare link on bike.

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Originally posted by handfulz28:

Since we're on this topic, I noticed there's a green dot, on one of the links on my '00 S chain. It didn't look like a master link or anything, but I'm not sure I would know what a master link looks like??

Maybe it's just there to count chain length...?

Michael

You would know the master link when you saw it. It has a clip on the outside plate that holds the plate on. You can't miss it.

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