You have to cut the chain to the exact length you need. However, the master link is a "press and rivet" style, as suppliers are no longer comfortable supplying the older U-clip style. You need a chain breaker/riveter tool. The Harbor Freight one will work just fine for both. Watch the YouTube videos. Grind the rivet heads off of the links you are pressing off (breaking). Then extend the tip of the tool just enough to engage where the pins are and turn the threaded sleeve to push it out, then continue turning the center pin. Keep the pin extension to a minimum to prevent bending or breaking. Then, when pressing on the master link plate, start it with channel lock pliers, put the tool tip on the rivet head side (which is facing the wheel) and press it against the anvil (the round part of the tool that has a hole drilled in it). Use a set of calipers to measure the thickness over the link plates. Measure this thickness of another link and press the master link on until you hit that number. Now the master link pins (with hollow tips) are poking through the flat plate. Take the spare HF tool pin, and using a belt sander, grind a spherical end on it. Reverse the tool (threaded parts facing out towards you), install the spherical tipped pin in the tool, and extend it 1/4" or less. Engage it in one of the hollow pin tips. FIND A FLAT PIECE OF STEEL TO COVER HOLE IN THE ANVIL to keep the pin from pushing back through. Tighten the threaded sleeve to drive the spherical tip into the end of the hollow pin. STOP and check the overall plate thickness one more time! If good, commence with the press fit, watching it peen the rivet slowly open. Repeat on other pin. Move the chain to check for no binding. You want to do this on the bike, with chain on the sprockets, and O-rings in place with the supplied grease. The tool threads were greased before use and is in perfect shape for reuse as many times as necessary. Thanks, Jim 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 #520 chain
Easy install, wish i could have gotten a red chain but the gold works to. I got the parts within a few days of ordering it. Due to not having a standard masterlink this one came.with one you had to press on, but i had the tools to do it with. Im happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone. When the time comes I will buy again
My order arrived in a couple of days!