can a bad chain make bad sounds?
I was on a ride when I started to feel some slippage. I stopped and inspected my chain which had substantially loosened up to the point it was dragging on my center stand! (Very dangerous amount of play actually) I had the tools to tighten it up, but from that point, a weird sound started happening. Almost sounded like sloppiness in the transmission. When I got home, I removed the front sprocket cover and noticed a lot of O-rings in the chain lube gunk that built up on the cover. It's an 07 DL650 with 24k miles. This possibly could be the original chain??
I just ordered a new chain and set of sprockets in hopes this will resolve that new noise. Has anyone else experienced this?