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dony
 This morning I decided to remove the front sproket cover to clean the build up from lubing the chain all season. Last year I also did this and there was a lot there. This time was no exception it was thick and almost exactly like thick tar. I assume they put some type of glue in the lube(Motul chain lube) to keep it from flinging off. to my dismay I also found 5 or 6 orings stuck in this goop. They must have been sucked out of the chain. The chain looks like new and performs well  but my question is, will it be ok run it with orings missing? I also assume it will shorten the life of the chain? I lube it often and don't ride in the rain. Advice would be appreciated.

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peteinpa
How many miles?
 
Chain is toast. It will kink (can't believe it hasn't already), and get fine rust dust on it from the inside of the links.

Got new red 2015 FZ-07 on 7/22/16!
Black 2006 Honda ST1300 53K miles.

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Beemer
Give that chain a decent burial.  (zzz)  RIP

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dony
How many miles? 
Chain is toast. It will kink (can't believe it hasn't already), and get fine rust dust on it from the inside of the links.
 The chain has 16000km or 10000 miles on it. I am going to try to keep it well lubed and get the rest of the season out of it. I am in Canada so we don't have too much time left until winter. Any suggestions on replacement? I assume I will need sprockets as well? 
 

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bigdaddybane
I would replace that chain asap regardless how much riding time you have left ...

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Guest Ralph
How many miles? 
Chain is toast. It will kink (can't believe it hasn't already), and get fine rust dust on it from the inside of the links.
 The chain has 16000km or 10000 miles on it. I am going to try to keep it well lubed and get the rest of the season out of it. I am in Canada so we don't have too much time left until winter. Any suggestions on replacement? I assume I will need sprockets as well? 

Yep I'm with you but keep eye on it, would replace with a DID X ring and sprocket kit 
I have fitted miles of chain and never found better.
 
 

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peteinpa
10k miles is low. I'd get 20k+ miles on a CBR1100XX I used to have.
 
+2 on DID X-ring.
 
I used to do the front sprocket every time and the rear every other chain. Been a while since a chain drive bike.

Got new red 2015 FZ-07 on 7/22/16!
Black 2006 Honda ST1300 53K miles.

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dony
 The chain has 16000km or 10000 miles on it. I am going to try to keep it well lubed and get the rest of the season out of it. I am in Canada so we don't have too much time left until winter. Any suggestions on replacement? I assume I will need sprockets as well? 

Yep I'm with you but keep eye on it, would replace with a DID X ring and sprocket kit 
I have fitted miles of chain and never found better.
 

Any suggestion on sprocket size? should I keep it stock ? I don't really want to sacrifice torque or fuel efficiency. 

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Guest Ralph
The 07 is one of the very few and I have had a lot were I have been entirely happy with the gearing,
stick to standard is my advice.

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hobbs
Stock gearing is fine, but it's totally up to you.
 
The front sprocket has a rubber damper on both sides. If you buy an ultralight or aftermarket sprocket that is not OEM it will be all steel (or aluminum). As a result you'll feel a little more of the vibrations.
 
It doesn't bother me, but it may deter others... so just an FYI.

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