so I finally got her up and running, found the master link clip for a #40 chain at the hardware store and it worked like a charm
SO MUCH FUN!!!
I've now completed about four round trips to work and some rides to the shop and around town. aside from freezing my *** off I'm still smiling. due to no speedo I can't tell you how fast I'm going, but it feels like around 30mph. I've already started working on my second build, thanks for the help guys!