I just picked up a pretty nice deal on an 06 yamaha r6.
VIN checked that the first owner registered the bike on oct. 9, 2006. Then it got registered to a new owner (the dealership) on april 24, 2010. The bike only has 737km on it. The bike has a clean bill of health.
Being a first time owner of a bike, I asked some friends to go with me to check out the bike.
They recommended me to change the chain (it look rusty) and to do an oil change.
My questions are:
1) Can anyone confirm what chain the r6 uses? I did some research and the r6 wiki said #525 O-ring chain. I emailed Pacific Yamaha and they said "You can go with a standard non-sealed chain (D.I.D. is the brand we recommend but we can also bring in RK or EK if you prefer) for $46.99 retail." Is that still a 525 chain? Will a 520 chain work or is that a different chain?
2) Should I take the bike to EMS or Pacific Yamaha for an inspection? And what should I tell them?
3) Any other suggestions on what I should do or look for?
Thats all I can think of for now. Thanks in advance for answering these questions! Looking forward in hearing from all you experienced riders!