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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Jake » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 pm

nanno wrote:Snapped chain?



Master link, wheel locked up. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/6188627 ... et&fref=nf

You’ll have to scroll down to his post and read comments.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:46 pm

im back to the states, bike is still in colombia unfortunetly. will have to return in september to retrieve it (shipped)

yes, a master link failed on me when i was in nowhere mexico, chain whipped around and smacked the licence plate and lite. locked up the rear wheel, i was able to skid to the side of the road where some locals helped me. ended up using an o-ring type chain for the rest of the trip.
so to all of you, DO NOT use quick disconnect master links!!!
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:52 pm

:GJ: :usa: ....Welcome back.

Whoa..didn't your mama ever tell ya to never use a (quick disconnect) master link in a motorcycle chain? :bg: Coarse if ya aint got the tool to rivet a new link..ya gotta do with what ya gotta do. :;:
If there's any good side to this..probly be you weren't fly'n down the highway at 80mph.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Glad your safe, C_R. I have used master link chains on all my dual sport and dirt bikes for many years and never had a problem. I have had chains break, but never at a master link.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: nanno » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:51 am

Glad you're in one piece. Your master-link failure more likely than not comes from user error. I've had TR1s overhere, who have covered in excess of 100,000mls with the same chain and no failure.

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PostAuthor: drainplug » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 pm

Well that's what I like about a shafty. What happened that the bike is still in Mexico?
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:25 pm

Flyingdog wrote::GJ: :usa: ....Welcome back.

Whoa..didn't your mama ever tell ya to never use a (quick disconnect) master link in a motorcycle chain? :bg: Coarse if ya aint got the tool to rivet a new link..ya gotta do with what ya gotta do. :;:
If there's any good side to this..probly be you weren't fly'n down the highway at 80mph.

i was going somewhere between 40 and 50...
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:28 pm

drainplug wrote:Well that's what I like about a shafty. What happened that the bike is still in Mexico?
Tell us all about it

long story short, i could not find a container in time for me to leave, and the one i did find, didn't fit my time table. and i wish it was in Mexico, that would be a weeks worth of a ride... maybe two. It's in Colombia
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Crazy_Russian » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:29 pm

here are some of my posts on instagram https://www.instagram.com/yura_y2k/?hl=en
and im way behind on updating that thing...
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:38 am

Nice :coolpic: :cl: Glad to see you had a semi nice trip. Specially the one bout the fella who when up and beyond help'n ya out. There are a few out there, for sure. Remember a trip while back..miss judged the "wind factor", out in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, ran outta gas. Was east bound..some semi stopped west-bound, driver ran across the median with jug of gas. Guess, he was east bound, passed me pushing the bike. Went up ahead, to nearest gas station and came back. Guys like that give ya hope.
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Re: Ammo cans as panniers

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:38 am

Cool Pics :coolpic: :thanks:
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