Problem with Wipperman 10SO Connex Chain Link
Hello. First post at this forum. I've been lurking (and enjoying the site) for a few weeks.
Couldn't get the connex chain link off using my fingers, so I bought the Park chain pliers. With a very small pair of regular pliers (to squeeze the side plates of the connex link), the chain came off very easily. Now the problem is getting the chain back on.
FWIW, application is a 2007 Mongoose Bosberg.
I can get the pins at the ends of the connex link to slide only halfway back in the grooves in the two side plates. They won't slide all the way back in order to securely snap the pins/link in place. I've tried - to the best of my ability, using two hands - to squeeze the side plates together with pliers while pulling on the chain away from the link. I can't get the link to snap into place. I'm hesitant to get so forceful that I damage the chain/link.
Do anyone out there have any suggestions, especially if you've worked with this type of chain before? Thanks much!