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    wtf? my fingers are tingling just looking at that picture.

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    I guess I don't understand what the actual Eff that guy is doing. I mean if he has a legit reason to grind that wheel, could he not have at least taken it off the damn bike? Also hot sparks bouncing off a race tire, sounds like a grand idea...
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    Pretty sure he is removing an endless chain,
    then he will probably notice the cir-clip master link lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    Pretty sure he is removing an endless chain,
    then he will probably notice the cir-clip master link lol
    Think you're right. Strange way to go about it though.
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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    I was more worried about the electric grinder, a towel and fingers being twisted up and mangled...
    Sorta like never wear gloves while operating a drill press. uggg....

    I'll have to admit I've taken off riveted master links like that in a pinch all over the bike/engine.

    BTW, the pics that come across the forum sometimes are just awesome.

    https://www.caferacer.net/forum/memb...cture11045.jpg
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    I thought it was never use your hands as a vise when operating a drill press.
    ... which probably applies even more to grinders and saws, they have these really cool things called vise-grips

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    Yea, I can see that going all sorts of wrong
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    Looks to me like the chain he fitted is too long, so he's grinding out a pair of links to shorten it. ON bike is not unusual and if it's an endless chain, it beats removing wheel and swingarm.

    I wonder what he plans on doing after he loses a couple of fingers? We have probably all done something equally unsafe at some time or another. Problem is that if we get away with it, we don't think we were lucky, we just think we are some sort of demigod and "learn" that we are invincible. And that lasts right up to the moment that we aren't.

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    Chain breakers aren't that expensive. Nor are riveters,
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    I have a Motion Pro chain repair/rivet kit and if the ends of the chain pins are not ground off, the push pins chip, so I grind first and then press the pins out.

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