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Offline Bree

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new chain recommendation
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:02:01 PM »
Going to change the stock, chain over the winter. Anybody got any recommendation's for a replacement.
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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 07:32:17 PM »
DID from M&P. 

Chain and Sprockets for £90 delivered.

Sprockets are made by some other well-respected Co

Winger posted about it - think they are still available

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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 07:51:19 PM »
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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:00:50 AM »
Just be wary a lot of catalogs say its a 118 link chain for the XR its not its a 128 links.

I am guess they assume its the same as the R and the RR but obviously its not :-)


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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 08:00:00 AM »
I put a ZVM-X on mine, basically their top of the range chain, not something you want to fail :-)


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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 08:17:17 AM »
BMW one is rubbish - avoid.

I will not use them again for chains AND they are more expensive!!

A Scottoiler helps a lot to extend chain life.
All the arguments about Scottoilers and hand cleaning, are a bit pointless. If you use your bike daily, you will be forever cleaning, polishing etc. Just be done with it and have a system that does it all the time.

you can get 30K miles+ on a chain with a scottoiler but I only got 15K on the BMW one - spit polishing, cleaning, waxing, buffing etc. waste of time. And in the long run costs more - no cleaning materials required except for a quick clean every now and then to rid of crud build up.

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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
There is an extensive thread on oiling/waxing already.  :440:

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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 08:26:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Just be wary a lot of catalogs say its a 118 link chain for the XR its not its a 128 links.

I am guess they assume its the same as the R and the RR but obviously its not :-)



Plus 1 that bazzer, There are several site's quoting, 118 links and that is incorrect.  I will be going with either the DID or Affam.
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Re: new chain recommendation
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 08:28:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
There is an extensive thread on oiling/waxing already.  :440:



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