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It would most likely be fine, but I wouldn’t do it on my bikes. Lesson learned I guess. I use a zip tie to pull chain together on the bike to determine where to cut. I triple check I’m cutting the correct link.
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Any suggestions on what pin(s) are available to peen the link back in? Will any 530 standard link do the job?
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well mr. g call it like you want. there are belts and there are chains, all relevant since they are NOT called the same.
the same as a MASTER ROD and an ARTICULATING ROD, both are rods, but not the same. hummm? guess you never worked on a radial?
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well mr. g call it like you want. there are belts and there are chains, all relevant since they are NOT called the same.
the same as a MASTER ROD and an ARTICULATING ROD, both are rods, but not the same. hummm? guess you never worked on a radial?
Actually I am familiar with radial engines. But the master rod and an articulating rods is not the same, where in the chain I was referencing, every outer link is identical, and is indeed a master link.
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Amazon sells em.

https://www.amazon.com/D-I-D-KM500R-.../dp/B0040PM2EI

Works on regular chains. Works on o-ring chains. You can rivet the link you took off to make too short with one of these.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SV3-CHAIN-5...8AAOSwX~dWk~oQ

But you need a tool like I have. Hammer and drift punch on a vise may bind that spot if done wrong. But you might get lucky? The tool is a for sure fix though.
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