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Offline Poshski23

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Chain discoloration/rust
on: January 20, 2020, 03:08:44 PM
Picked up this 2017 Z900 ABS with 1,600k in North Carolina. Discoloration on the chain...clean, lube, and ride or replace? Looks to be surface-level. Will check tension and flexibility...


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Re: Chain discoloration/rust
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 03:21:18 PM
Looks just surface to me.
I would clean, look for any missing O-rings and frozen links, then lube and ride her. The set up has very low miles and I would imagine just needs to be maintained  :028:.
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Re: Chain discoloration/rust
Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 04:12:16 PM
Just lube and ride. Don't use a wire brush, soft nylon only. Maybe a tooth brush and kerosene. It's the rust on the inside of the plates that ruins the o rings.
You may get another thousand out of it or you may get another fifteen thousand. Just keep an eye on it for spitting out the o rings.

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Re: Chain discoloration/rust
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 06:30:42 PM
There does not appear to be any plating on the stock chain so it will go rusty quickly if it's not well coated in oil or lube.
 I got rust spots in mine but it scrubbed up well enough.

Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.