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Offline RyanSnyman46

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Chain and sprockets on the R
« on: April 04, 2019, 02:55:41 PM »
Howsit okes from SA

Quick one..

Who has gotten what mileage on the above in question?
Im on 18 000kms and they still look good but naturally the bike is feeling very rough through the pegs.

As a mental comparison my mate on his 1290 Super Duke has a lot of HP and nm's and he got 22 000kms on Heavy Duty chain etc

I have been looking at normal Xring DID or EK chain which is top quality. It is also half the price of the OE stuff from my BMW dealer.

My other mate who rides similarly to me on his 959 Panigale got 16 000kms on his before they needed changing so technically speaking I should be smack bang on the marker for replacement?!

your input is highly appreciated okes

cheers
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Offline RyanSnyman46

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Re: Chain and sprockets on the R
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 09:08:59 PM »
Here's a pic of my babe

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Re: Chain and sprockets on the R
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 09:54:23 PM »
I got more than 32000 km from my original chain

Offline CraigA

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Re: Chain and sprockets on the R
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 08:02:00 AM »
Changed mine at 52,000km.
Chain was still good in that there were no tight spots, but it was at the limit of wear if you use the owner manual specs.

Front sprocket was pretty hooked so changed both sprockets and chain.

Oh and before anyone comments on how I could possibly have still been on the OEM chain at that mileage, no I don't ride like a slow coach. I am a stickler for maintaining things though and run a Pro-oiler ( see vid link below). Constant lubrication tends to make running gear last.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pro+oiler&&view=detail&mid=B09D07C6DE89179B1FF8B09D07C6DE89179B1FF8&&FORM=VRDGAR
« Last Edit: April 06, 2019, 08:10:14 AM by CraigA »

 


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