2017 Rebel 500 & I already need a new chain?
Hello fellow riders!
This is my first bike and second season of riding, so I appreciate any help or rationale you can provide. I purchased my bike end of summer last year, and up to date I have put 6000 miles on that bad boy. I ride every chance I get. I took my bike into a independent shop near my home and had them perform a Safety maintenance and sanity check. I was told my bike's chain is kinked up and too rusted to last another 500 miles, before doing permanent damage to the sprockets. The technician told me that it looked like the chain was never lubed, but oddly enough I had brought it in for regular maintenance. The bike has been garaged 75% of the time when not in use, but he also told me that even if it wasn't garaged, a properly lubed chain would not have rusted so badly. In short, I am in the market for a new chain and would rather purchase it myself and have the shop install it. Any recommendations, like O-Ring, X-Ring? I also believe the chain is 530x130, can anyone confirm? Thank you all for the help in advance!