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Old 09-04-2008, 01:11 PM
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Question Breaking chain?

Hi everyone,

Just an FYI I bought a hand press at Harbor Freight yesterday for around 17 that's perfect for breaking chain. It's a little more than I wanted to pay, but looks good.

Poll Question: how do you break your chains?
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:06 PM
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With a chain breaker?
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:16 PM
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Grind off the rivets
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I bought one at Lowes several months ago, they had them on clearance but I don't remember how much I paid for it.
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+1 w/ kenny
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But if your grinding off rivets that means your going to be using a master link which is a weak link.
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Everything I have owned that has chain drive (other than saws) incorporates a master or offset link.
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But if your grinding off rivets that means your going to be using a master link which is a weak link.
The chain could be re riveted, but master links are fine for our purposes.
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Somone at our race track learned the hard way. Master link broke EVERY pass within 30 feet from start line. And Russ dont worry I saw the video where your chain breaks coming out of that corner around that shop area. And I have broken #41 master links driving normally with a 5 HP flatty.
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And Russ dont worry I saw the video where your chain breaks coming out of that corner around that shop area.
Your eyes (and ears) deceive you. I never had a chain related problem. Never!
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Grind off the rivets
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I think we are talking about cheap masters. I have seen a 6.5hp cart SHRED the chain, but it was due to never being lubed and a cheap chain.
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Sorry Russ but what happened then in that youtube video where the motor just revs and kart doesnt move?
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...what happened then in that youtube video where the motor just revs and kart doesnt move?
Clutch was not keyed properly and slipped on crankshaft.
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Clutch was not keyed properly and slipped on crankshaft.
Ouch.
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the master link broke on my 4 wheeler but it was cause of my lil bro not shifting right
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yeah i have had both offset and master in same chain with no problem, i grind rivents then use nail to hit em out.
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Theres a better way to "break" the chain. Get a Chinese cheap quad. Put it in first gear And pull in the clutch. Rev to valve float and dump the clutch.
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Somone at our race track learned the hard way. Master link broke EVERY pass within 30 feet from start line. And Russ dont worry I saw the video where your chain breaks coming out of that corner around that shop area. And I have broken #41 master links driving normally with a 5 HP flatty.
YOU you cursed me! My master just EXPLODED! But the chain was REALLY worn out and needed a new new anyways.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:33 PM
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YOU you cursed me! My master just EXPLODED! But the chain was REALLY worn out and needed a new new anyways.

Bahahah Got ya!
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