I replaced my chain 15 K miles ago, using a master link with the two little "c" type clips.
No problems yet. Knock wood!
Another hint - do the oil tube plastic guys while you are in there. Cheap parts and easy job while the vavle covers are off.
1989 560SEL (172k)
1989 325IC (122K)
2004 Suzuki Volusia LE (3500 miles)
2005 Yamaha Road Star (20 K miles)