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Offline EDISON

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Chain and sprocket replacement
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Hi guys, just did 12k miles service and my dealer said the chain&sprocket will need replacement very soon. Got quoted 350 pounds to do the job. Does it sounds reasonable or shall I buy a aftermarket one and ask local garage to fit it?

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 11:29:17 AM »
Sounds very expensive to me, £150 -180 for a decent C & S kit and an hour labour for a spanner monkey to fit.
I've been doing my own for years. It's not a difficult job.

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 11:50:28 AM »
sounds a bit early for a new chain set , mine is on 18k and original set . Maybe check the adjuster to see how much you have got left as dealers are sometimes over cautious

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 11:52:11 AM »
You can get DID chain and (some other sprocket make - good) for £100 from M&P.  (That is the whole kit!)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-S-1000-XR-2015-2016-DID-Gold-Chain-and-Sprocket-Kit-Set-S1000XR/263059276640?hash=item3d3f8e0360:g:TIIAAOSw~e5ZUif~

Get a local bike shop to fit for you if you don’t have the gear to do the rivets, or a grinder to remove the old one.



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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 01:04:17 PM »
 :0461: like Mareng said  :002:

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 01:06:06 PM »
As Mareng says it should not be expensive for a local shop to do ( Its a bread and butter job for them ) If you want to try it yourself, then its a really easy undertaking as long as you have the correct tools.
Plus I would not buy the BMW supplied parts, especially the chain. As you can obtain a much better quality chain cheaper. And excellent quality sprockets are cheap as well......so I would recommend aftermarket, again Mareng has pointed out a very good deal with M&P.....
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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 01:16:14 PM »
I did my first chain and sprockets last week, and the worst bit was getting the primary sprocket cover off and refitted!

The rest was straightforward, but I watched a YouTube video first, for tips etc:


I think it is the same video which the guy reckons that if you fit a good quality chain, look after it well - the a sprocket set should last you two chains.    But - at £99 for a set, makes sense to change the lot.

Non-standard tools required:  Chain tool, angle grinder with cutting disc. Vernier/micrometer, chain alignment gauge (cheap item from eBay).

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 06:08:32 PM »
I,ve had
 2 new sets of chains and sprockets both lasted 15000 miles last set BMW quoted £370 I paid £200 from a local garage which I thought was a good price

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 08:41:45 AM »
Thanks for the input gents. I don't really have a garage sadly so DIY on the street is bit too much for me... Got quoted by a local garage at 160 pounds total for everything so think I will go with them...

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Re: Chain and sprocket replacement
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »
Absolutely Nothing wrong with that price.....
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