The ARS link is a connecting link with which you can close motorbike chains that are supplied open. 

The ARS type connecting links are always equipped with a clip and require a certain amount of pressure to be put on. First you have to push the side plate over the pins. Then the clip can be pushed into place using pliers. 


When assembling the ARS connecting link, it is essential to thoroughly lubricate the shafts, bushings and O-rings of the chain. The small packet of grease provided is especially designed for this purpose and will help prevent stiff links, premature wear or even chain breakage.

After thorough lubrication, the connecting link can be closed with the side plate. To avoid crushing the seals, use suitable tools and measure the distance between the outer plates of the other links and those of the connecting link with a caliper. Gradually press the side plate to its final position (see sketch):

Outer plates not tight enough lead to:

  • dripping of grease 
  • wear 
  • stretching the link 
  • chainbreak


Outer plates too tight lead to:

  • a non-flexible link 
  • overheated
  • jamming of the chain 
  • chainbreak

When the side plate is in the correct position, first check that the connecting link rotates freely and is not pressed too tightly or too loosely. Only then can the clip be pushed into place using, for example, a pair of pliers.

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Use suitable tools according to the connecting link supplied. Our chains are supplied with connecting links selected according to the application and power of the motorbike.

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