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Honda CBR600F (1998) rusted chain

I am looking to purchase a Honda CBR600F (1998 MODEL). The chain is rusted. would it be better to replace the whole thing or buy sum chain lubricant???

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I've been riding bikes for over 30 years and would not trust a rusty chain. Have you ever seen what a snapped chain can do to the engine casings. I'd rather fork out for a new chain than pay someone a small fortune to take out the engine and reweld the hole that the rusty chain made.

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Replace the chain. A rusted chain will ruin a good sprocket. Chances are the chain was needing to be replaced even before the rust started. Check the sprockets. The ends of the teeth should be rounded. As a sprocket wears, the teeth start getting sharp on the ends. A bad sprocket can ruin a new chain.

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