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Lockwiring a clip master link on a drive chain
Although I prefer using rivet style master links on my chains, sometimes you're stuck and you have to use a clip link. Here's one I prepared earlier on how you can make sure you don't lose the plate on the clip link using lockwire. Before last month I could have said, hand on heart I've never lost a plate off a clip link, but then I did.
This particular link is on Stace's RGV. The chain supplier could only get me a clip link to suit and they've changed the bushing sizes with the newer chains from this brand (DID) so I just stuck with the clip link.
Note that after these pics were taken, I twisted the 'end' of the lockwire pigtail in and over the top of the chain so there was no way it'd stick someone in the leg.
Other people have stuck them on with some silicon sealant but I like lockwire. Note it doesn't actually hit the sprocket or anything because you're tying it around an 'outer' plate, and appropriately bent it won't stick you in the leg or rub on anything, either.