Well it looks like, in the quest for ever advanced technology, the chain manufacturers have come up with a scheme to force us to spend additional funds to join the two ends of our chains together. For the past several years new motorcycles have been equipped with riveted master links versus the old style master link with a circlip. A person wouldn't give much thought to this situation until it is time to purchase a new chain. New chains come with the new style riveted master link. In order to install the new and improved riveted master link, if you are a "do-it-yourselfer", you have to purchase a master link riveting tool. There are only a few of these on the market, after doing a quick search on the Internet, and they are pricey. Motion Pro sells one for $125 and RK Chain sells one for $100. Deals are available, however. The Motion Pro can be purchased for $85 on line and from some dealers locally. This still is a lot of money for a specialty tool that is used once every few years. A good oring chain should last for 3,000-4,000 miles. Dealers charge $20 and up to rivet on a new master link. At an average of 2,000 miles of riding in a year, the average rider would not amortize a purchase price for this type of tool of even $85 dollars over a span of 8-10 years when compared to taking the bike to a mechanic and paying to have the master link installed. However, I want to do it myself. So, does anyone have a suggestion for a source and brand name of an inexpensive master link riveting tool?