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Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Ossum, Texas
Motorcycle: '08 KTM SuperDuke R, '99 SV650S, '84 XL600R
Re: Black nasty smelling oil on front sprocket
It's chain lube still, it gets flung off when the chain makes that tight turn around the front sprocket. The shop will have lubed it for you (and you should too, clean and lube every 3-400 miles will make the chain last MUCH longer). You can get it off easily with alcohol, won't harm the fairings either. Just don't use it on the chain itself.