never mind, i put it on a stand and put it in gear and doesn't sound right. since i already have the chain tensioned to specs, can i just put the master link on the rear sprocket, pop the old master link out and put and rivet the new master link?
Yes, that's what I would do, other thing I recommend is using this chain lubricant. I've found it works a lot better than anything else I've used. Remember it's better to be a little bit loose than too tight.