Has anyone else ever had this issue? I've actually lost two now. doing my post ride inspection/cleanup, I've found the clip missing twice. Stock size chain, nothing hitting or rubbing. It's an RK, and has less than four hundred miles on it. Any ideas?
Seen it happen to both street and dirt bikes, last time was two weeks ago on a clip that I put on myself. The kid crashed on his way home, laid the bike down in gravel and clip came off (dirt bike, brand new chain.)
I must say I have never had this happen with a DID or Regina chain. Their clips seem to be more spring like, and seat positively.
My best recommendation is rivet your chain. The next best is to apply some RTV over the masterlink/clip.
Unless your alignment is really off (uncommon), or your chain is too tight(common). then these need to be addressed.
Did you fit the clip with the closed end facing the direction? If installed backwards any thing it my touch can flip it out of place. The best stuff to use on the clip is a glue called Goop they have different formulas but it all seems to work the same,much better than silicone it's a bitch to get off after it sets up.
I've lost my master link clip, too. As suggested, make sure the closed end of the clip is facing the direction of travel. I have safety wired the clip to the link using .028" inconel wire, holds great. It does wear some when it goes around the sprockets and has to be replaced but holds up very well.
Thanks for all the input, everyone. I've checked the alignment, it's good, and it's not too tight, either. And I know for sure they are installed the correct way. I do kinda like the idea of a rivet link, so I'll look into that. Until then, I think I'll clean it and either silicone it, or goop it. My next big ride will be a track day, so I'm anxious to get this corrected...lol. Thanks again guys, I do appriciate it!!!