Usually, when breaking a bike with Shimano reinforced pin, the general recommendation is that you find the reinforced connecting pin but then move to another pin, a few links aways.
It is the "original pin" connected to this "other part of the chain" that will be pushed out of the chain, effectively breaking the chain.
As far as I understand, the reason for that is that the reinforced connecting pin relies on mechanical deformation of the receiving plate in order to stay in place. So far so good.
However, what happens when someone wants to break a Shimano chain to install a KMC or a Wippermann quick link?
Should they break the reinforced link? or
Should they break one of "common" pins?
Reason would tell me: Break the reinforced connecting link as that external plate holding the reinforced pin (which I assume is the part subject to deformation) will be discarded as part of the missing link install.
However, I could not find instructions confirming this.
Would anyone know?