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Offline mike k

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Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
on: February 10, 2018, 12:11:42 AM
Gentleman - It appears that Shift-Tech (I believe its the company that makes the HP chain adjuster for BMW) has a "new" better version which fits the XR (see below Link). Anyway, before this "new version" was available I purchased their "ST526 GILLES CHAIN ADJUSTER AXB BLUE BMW AXB-K46-BLUE" which works a bit better than stock, but I believe this "new" ST182 Gilles Black TCA Chain Adjuster Kit S1000RR S1000R S1000XR All Years is the one to get.

http://shift-tech-carbon.com/onlineshop/product_info.php?products_id=328
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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:47:49 AM
Looks a great piece of kit.   :305:
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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:00:23 AM
I had a look at the link, and didn't notice much improvement over the OEM item  :435:

Those alignment trammels should work okay?

https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=409&p=344554&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Chain%20Tools&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7ZXwnJib2QIV75PtCh09lgUIEAQYAiABEgKCiPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds




Or splash out on a laser one?


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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 11:26:35 AM
I have the one in your top picture, it does work.... :305:
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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 12:40:49 PM
these work great


they sell them also in blue and they are half the cost
http://shift-tech-carbon.com/onlineshop/product_info.php?products_id=1144
Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 12:43:56 PM by Karlb
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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 12:54:36 PM
Apart from the captive nature of the adjustment nut - I don't see any 'worthwhile feature' that my OEM one hasn't got?

high-precision chain adjustment
special bolt enables axle adjustment in both directions
precise positioning by graded-scale
by applying the scale you can compensate serial tolerances
axb stay in the swing arm while rear wheel installation
braces the axle against compressive- and tensile load Pretty sure the chain will keep it in one direction.
brilliant gilles.tooling design
easier rear wheel installation
unique, innovative axle block
available in different precious hard anodized colors
Fits with the OEM axle nut and Gilles Titanium Nut



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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
As you only ever adjust the chain a few times during the life of the bike why bother with this??
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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 03:38:12 PM
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
As you only ever adjust the chain a few times during the life of the bike why bother with this??




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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 08:55:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
I have the one in your top picture, it does work.... :305:

I have the one in your bottom picture, that works too....!

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Re: Finally a good chain adjuster for the XR???
Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 10:26:26 PM
Hmmm, I'd rather use that money on gas,,,, :084:

 



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