Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Under the Downunder
Bikes: MTBs, BMX, Pocket MTB
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That's very nice of you to do that... a lot of kids these days miss-out in that kind of mentoring.
If it's an old school BMX chain-link, it would be similar to a motorcycle removable link. One side will have something like a circlip that clips over two pins. You need some pliers to "flick" it off to one side. You can do this by getting one jaw of the plier to grab both tips of the "open-end" of the circlip and get the other plier jaw to rest on the pin head. Then you squeeze and the circlip will slide sideways and come off both pins at the same time.
There is another link that I have come across, and it's like a SRAM Powerlink, but it has both pins permanently connected to one side plate, and the opposite plate hooks onto the opposite end of the pins WITHOUT a circlip. They hook on by bending the link side-ways. If it's one of those I have no advice for you... they're easy enough to install, but just about near impossible to remove.