Heyyyy sorry I missed this - I'm at steeles & mississauga road.where are you located dude?
Update: I bought the DID chain tool, and it is as fantastic as everyone claims. I pushed the master pins back out slightly, and riveted them on perfectly. It was a quick job, and although the master pins were clamped too far, they don't seem to be sticking like some other horror stories I've read. I wonder if they will loosen up to the standard width. Either way, the bike is soooo smoooooth now!
The last chain was a 525VX - this one is a 525VX Pro, and the side plates are quite noticeably bigger... I don't regret the purchase at all, though.I have installed 2 530VX chains on my FZ6 and a 525VX on my V-Strom. Not sure why you think it's overkill, it's the first chain I check out when I need a new chain. Don't know what that rivet pin is about, but my fake MotionPro has riveted all of them.