What type of master is it? Is it a clip or a peen/stake type. I know that a lot of the older air cooled bikes had multi-row roller cam chains. Not sure of your specific model. I would feel fine with a stake type, uneasy with a clip type.
I have had experience with this on high mileage CBR-1000F's which are stamped gear plate type and used staked master links with NO problem. Afterall, they are really the same link, materials, and components that the assembled chain is made of, just assembled by you. Just assemble it right, not bound.
If it's a plate type and peened master, you should trim and insert a piece of feeler gauge between two of the plates to assure oil access clearance for the pins. If you don't, the pressing action of the tool peening the pins will press the whole assembly tight together causing a bind which doesn't afford clearance for oil to flow between the plates to lube the pin. This is not in the instructions with the tool and there were no instructions with the chain. Select a feeler stock thickness based on the number of plates so that you have about .002" between each plate.
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Last edited by Dad; 12-03-2006 at 06:50 PM.