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Old 01-28-2009, 04:08 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by ADV FF
The BMW chain does not use a master link. It's a continuous link chain, so you need a rivet tool. Ask your service department to make sure I'm not talking out of my ass.

I agree it is a riveted chain. I also replace all my dirt bike chains with a riveted chain when the OEM chain wears out. However, the riveted link, and I use the Motion Pro tool, is still the weakest link and is the most likely point to fail. You can definitely replace any of the riveted links with a master link and clip on the DID chains. Not sure about the BMW chain. Perhaps I need to carry a chain tool with me as well, and those are heavy.
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