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This is a discussion about 530 drz2 master link ?? within the StreetBike-DragBike section, where you will Suzuki, Kawaski, Honda, Yamaha A forum for Streetbike and Dragbike discussions; are you guys stickin with the clip type link??? or are you changing over to a rivet type? ill oder a rivet master link for a ZZZ (or whatever will fit) if its safer...

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    are you guys stickin with the clip type link??? or are you changing over to a rivet type? ill oder a rivet master link for a ZZZ (or whatever will fit) if its safer...

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    I use the clip link, but my bike doesn't see street duty. Also FYI all the DRZ 2 I've messed with still need a chain tool, because the link wouldn't just go on with your fingers like I thought it would being that it was a clip link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbor1391 View Post
    still need a chain tool, because the link wouldn't just go on with your fingers like I thought it would being that it was a clip link.
    what chain tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbor1391 View Post
    I use the clip link, but my bike doesn't see street duty. Also FYI all the DRZ 2 I've messed with still need a chain tool, because the link wouldn't just go on with your fingers like I thought it would being that it was a clip link.
    What kind of chain tool are you referring to? You need to press out the link after grinding the head off, but you don't need any special tools to install the masterlink.

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    I know what you mean.

    a dr2z master link is a pain to get in the chain. I use a small socket and place it over the pin and squeeze it with either channel locks or a c-clamp and to get it apart use a chizel type tool(flat screwdriver, scrappper, chizel) to get it to come apart.

    But im clip type all the way!
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    i got somethin for it...hopefully i wont even need to cut any links off if i can go ahead and get my arm...how many inches will 160 cover???

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    Quote Originally Posted by xclr82xtc View Post
    are you guys stickin with the clip type link??? or are you changing over to a rivet type? ill oder a rivet master link for a ZZZ (or whatever will fit) if its safer...
    As long as you install the clip link properly you won't have a problem out of it. If you want a rivet, they make a rivet link for the DRZ2, no need to try and use a ZZZ or other brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xclr82xtc View Post
    i got somethin for it...hopefully i wont even need to cut any links off if i can go ahead and get my arm...how many inches will 160 cover???
    probly close to if not more than 70inch if im not mistaken
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    good...thats where i wanna set it gonna have to learn to ride all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naarden View Post
    what chain tool?
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    Default Re: 530 drz2 master link ??

    with your bike at 70", you'll be real close with 160. my bike is at 70" and i used 161 links i believe, but i also use larger sprockets than most people. and yes, both style master links are available for drz2 chain, and you should be able to get them from any shop that can get EK stuff.

    the motion pro chain tool is a great investment! you're not supposed to use vise grips or anything like that to put your chain together, although i admit to doing it with no issues.
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    i use the clip type link,which id rather use the press style.when i got the chain i called ek,told them i wanted to switch to the press link.he said they didnt have a press style for that chain.i asked him what he thought of welding it.just alittle tack to the ends of the pins.he said he has herd of guys doing that.i was going to heli arch it,wouldnt trust any other type of welding for this,dont want to over weld it.however i ended up using the clip.when i did it i glued it together with 3m weather strip sealent turn it to the inside of the swingarm ,much stronger than silcone.comes off with gas.its been 2 years still holding strong.its on my street bike,now i dont drive it every day,or live on a dirt road.i ride it around 40 miles a week.no issues with no orings,i do keep it clean and not over oiled.i use the thickest chain lube i can find.im using pj1 black lable chain lube.after it sits up over night i gently use gas and a paper towl and clean off the execess on the out side of the links dont need to atract any dust more than i have to.if you have to buy a link,buy 2 there cheap.youl spend more on shipping ordering the second one.you will use the other link at some point.hope this helps.mouth

    ps however its been 2 years and i found this post trying to find a press link for a 530 drz2.if anyone can give me a part nomber of a link that will work on this chain id appreciate it if you wold pm me with the info

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    do not weld anything to the chain!!..it will weaken the link..i would only run the drz2 master..its stronger than other links and the same width ect....just make sure you have the open side of the clip(when chain on top) facing the back of the bike..and silicone on the clip after its installed is a good idea..most dont put the clip the right way or install link correct thats why it fails..a c clamp and a small socket that fits over the pins works also..
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    Been usin drz2 clip master links for years no problems. I hate when guys always walk up when I'm messing with a chain and say that I shouldn't run a clip style link because my chain will break off. It's usually an asshole who doesn't have a bike that says it too. If installed correctly they do hold up. Only bike I probly would want a rivet style is on like a pro mod but I bet there's plenty guys out there runnin clips on those too. Seen plenty bikes go stupid fast on clip style master links
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    just get another drz2 link.. I may have a few in my tool box if needed..no welding needed. just put open face to rear facing out or you won't know if clip came off..I drop a little permatex on head of each pin and put clip on...

    Quote Originally Posted by MOUTH View Post
    i use the clip type link,which id rather use the press style.when i got the chain i called ek,told them i wanted to switch to the press link.he said they didnt have a press style for that chain.i asked him what he thought of welding it.just alittle tack to the ends of the pins.he said he has herd of guys doing that.i was going to heli arch it,wouldnt trust any other type of welding for this,dont want to over weld it.however i ended up using the clip.when i did it i glued it together with 3m weather strip sealent turn it to the inside of the swingarm ,much stronger than silcone.comes off with gas.its been 2 years still holding strong.its on my street bike,now i dont drive it every day,or live on a dirt road.i ride it around 40 miles a week.no issues with no orings,i do keep it clean and not over oiled.i use the thickest chain lube i can find.im using pj1 black lable chain lube.after it sits up over night i gently use gas and a paper towl and clean off the execess on the out side of the links dont need to atract any dust more than i have to.if you have to buy a link,buy 2 there cheap.youl spend more on shipping ordering the second one.you will use the other link at some point.hope this helps.mouth

    ps however its been 2 years and i found this post trying to find a press link for a 530 drz2.if anyone can give me a part nomber of a link that will work on this chain id appreciate it if you wold pm me with the info
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