Chain maintenance


checkinforcode4

New Member
Just bought a 2009 FZ6R with only 3988 miles on it. It's a really clean bike but the chain is just a greasy mess. I am planning on cleaning the chain before my next ride but also wanted to clean up the front and rear sprockets. Should I just use the chain cleaning kit I already have or is there something else I should try to get the sprockets looking new again?

 

Just_Jim

Member
What you have should work.

I'd also recommend a new set of tires. With such low mileage, those are probably the original tires. 11-year-old tires are too old to be safe.
 

checkinforcode4

New Member
I ended up using what I had and I think it came out pretty good, much better than it was. The seller bought new tires just before putting it up for sale. He got Continental ContiMotion tires both front and back (in the photo). Never had any experience with these so we'll just see how it goes. It's also time for new brake lines according to the owner's manual.
Thanks for the input.
 

Just_Jim

Member
I ended up using what I had and I think it came out pretty good, much better than it was. The seller bought new tires just before putting it up for sale. He got Continental ContiMotion tires both front and back (in the photo). Never had any experience with these so we'll just see how it goes. It's also time for new brake lines according to the owner's manual.
Thanks for the input.
Go with stainless steel braided brake lines - big improvement in brake feel.
 


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