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Have you ever seen chain damage like this?

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Hello fellow FZ/MT riders, I was adjusting my chain and noticed one of the rollers has a section missing... what's strange is the part of the roller that remains rotates freely on the pin, and snugly, just like the ones that aren't damaged. In other words it's not bent or stretched out of shape, it just has a section missing. Have you ever seen a chain with this sort of wear/damage? BTW, the chain and sprockets have about 17k miles on them.

Just ordered another chain/sprockets, but I have a ride planned for tomorrow. What I don't know is how compromised the strength of the chain may be, and I realize different people have different tolerances for risk, but would you ride the bike with the chain in this condition?

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The inside of the links look dry polished as well.
Dry or alignment issue on top??
I don't really care about the mess chain lube creates, but I do care about chain breakage, which happened to me once, back in the stone age. Currently using the suzuki chain lube as it has MoS2 in it. But anything that has molybdenum disulfide in it is good. It is a dry lubricant.
Some brake pads use it too... wait, what??
... I'm not a scientist, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express. :)
I :love: the pancake machine at the HI Express. Just push the button and 2 perfectly cooked pancakes plop out the end. Now that is some real science.
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