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I just purchased an 05 gsxr 600 and was cleaning it up when I notice a build up of gooey black stuff on the side of the water pump. I know the sprocket is right above it so I can't tell if its an oil leak because I know the seal is known to fail in them or if its just chain wax. It's pretty heavy and thick, I would think oil would be more thin and runny. Has anyone else had this problem but its been chain wax?


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Pretty sure thats just gunk from the chain. Happens on mine too. Try to clean it off with some kind of degreaser or something,like maybe simple green or something like that.
 

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What you can do is to observe after cleaning the chain, sprocket and that area thoroughly. Degrease them and apply lub the chain use the bike for 100kms or more than check if the build up of gooey black stuff is still there. Also can try to smell if it chain wax or engine oil, both has its own scent.
 
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