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I Bought an '05 R6 and had it inspected (before) and the mech said it was all good. Though the chain has some rust on the outside of the links and a little on the inside. I figured the rust built up after he left it outside his apt for about 5 months without riding it much. Mayby once a month. I know cuz he lived the the apt complex next to me and i had been wanting his bike for awhile. Now that i have it shoudl i repalce the chain? And if so what shoudl i replace it with? I would go ahead and change the front and rear sprocket too but i also dont know what i should get their. I wouldn't mind more power.
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Yeah... I would say replace it. You'll be running a 532 if it's stock.

I would say that if you're going to put a new chain on it ... Do a 520 conversion -1 in the front +2 in the rear while you're at it... it's really NOT that much more expensive. and it's "the norm" for upgrading your sprockets... You will like it... Most everyone does.

Check out www.sprocketspecialists.com they have great prices... last time I was on their site, it was garbage, but their products are GREAT!!!

Either way. Let us know what you decide and how it goes.

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Meh, if its just surface rust put some lube on it and run it a few hundred miles and see what happens. As long as there are no kinks or rough spots in it, you should be ok.
 

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Oh and if i do replace my chain, do i need to order a chain breaker or is their another way around buying one.
 

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If you plan on doing it yourself, then yes a chain breaker is good to have. Personally, i use a dremel to get off the old chain, then use a chain riveting tool to install the master link. Contact me if you want a recommendation on where to buy a chain and sprocket kit.
 
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