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  • Offline Tree Goat   gb

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    Tough enough?
    on: July 05, 2022, 10:16:32 pm
    July 05, 2022, 10:16:32 pm
    Hi,

    Could do with some feed back from gen 2 owners. I’m about to push the button on a new gen 2 but wanted to hear from owners that use their bikes all year round. I’ll be using mine for a bit of everything ie work, commuting and weekend blasts. How do they hold up being used on uk roads through winter months? Is the finish good?

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    Re: Tough enough?
    Reply #1 on: July 06, 2022, 09:07:13 am
    July 06, 2022, 09:07:13 am
    I ride mine all year with no problems. But I had it ceramic coated before first use and added attachments for heated jacket and gloves, an Emax touring screen, Road 5 and now Road 6 tyres and auxiliary lights.

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    Re: Tough enough?
    Reply #2 on: July 06, 2022, 09:23:44 am
    July 06, 2022, 09:23:44 am
    Likewise I had mine ceramic coated and it hasn’t done too badly. You’ll need to ACF fasteners and exposed metalwork as they fur up quite easily and the endurance chain corrodes as fast as a normal one.

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    Re: Tough enough?
    Reply #3 on: July 06, 2022, 01:31:23 pm
    July 06, 2022, 01:31:23 pm
    Hey no issues at all I've had my Gen 2 M-sport for a year the only issue so far is you do need to clean the chain if they have been chucking salt on the road and it rains!

    Despite the BMW line of you'll need to do nothing to the chain at all it's life "marketing hype" a quick wipe down or one of the three side chain brushes does the trick with a little paraffin or chain cleaner.

    I did forget one Friday can to the bike Monday and the chain looked very secondhand rust on the inside of the links and on some of the rollers, it did clean up.

    Other than somehow losing one of the clips that holds the rear foot peg it's all good.
    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.