The following is just some mindless banter. Here are some things I'd rather do than put a new master link on a chain... Dig the half circle guide for the cam cover out of the bottom of the engine Change a tire with only two medium sized screwdrivers True up both wheels using a pair of needle nose pliers as a spoke wrench Pull the tires while using a wobbly pile of foot long 2 X 4s as a bike stand Damn, is there anything harder than putting on a new master link. I was using every tool you could imagine. Even used vise grips and a nut to squeeze it on. I have pulled, greased and put back on linkage in shorter time than it took me to put that thing on today. Uhh, OK, I feel better.