To Master the Link or Not?
So, ill start with, I should have known better. I got into sort of a heated discussion the other day with a 25 year old kid i work with. Im 37. I was talking with another fellow rider about doing some work to his Ninja. He wants to put the OEM swing arm back on and he was asking me what all parts he needed to get. I suggested that if it was needed, lets go ahead and do the brakes while we are there, you know check the bearings and everything. He asked about what chain he should get and i suggested O-ring or X-ring would be great and last longer. Then here comes the heated part, he asked about the master link. I told him yea, most come with the chain. Then the kid without any dog in this fight, looks to the Ninja owner and says, "Dont get a master link, they fail." Now in my, 20+ years of riding and working on my own stuff, I have never had a failure that wasnt my own doings. Not getting the retaining clip on all the way.
So have you guys had any issues that im not aware of?