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  • Offline Autogs   gb

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    Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    on: December 30, 2023, 06:01:25 pm
    December 30, 2023, 06:01:25 pm
    So my 22 plate xr now needs chain and sprockets after 22k miles,from the factory had the maintenance free chain and did pretty well I reckon.
    What's the thoughts on replacing? Gen maintenance free chain and sprockets from bmw or What's the best after market choice?
    What's the price of Gen maintenance free chain and sprockets  anyone know off the top of their head?
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #1 on: December 30, 2023, 08:13:22 pm
    December 30, 2023, 08:13:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Autogs [+]
    So my 22 plate xr now needs chain and sprockets after 22k miles,from the factory had the maintenance free chain and did pretty well I reckon.
    What's the thoughts on replacing? Gen maintenance free chain and sprockets from bmw or What's the best after market choice?
    What's the price of Gen maintenance free chain and sprockets  anyone know off the top of their head?
    Thanks in advance

    My DID ZVMX chain and aluminium rear sprocket now has 55k+ km (35k miles) on it and is still ok...it's far from maintenance free though. 22k miles is only 35k km. Buy a premium quality chain and it will serve you well.

    No such thing as "maintenance free" btw.

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #2 on: December 30, 2023, 08:31:03 pm
    December 30, 2023, 08:31:03 pm
    Yes I realise that chains need maintenance despite the maintenance free tag otherwise I Don think it would get to 22k miles, which I think is pretty good in the grand scheme of things including using the bike virtually every day

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #3 on: December 31, 2023, 02:43:03 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    My DID ZVMX chain and aluminium rear sprocket now has 55k+ km (35k miles) on it and is still ok...it's far from maintenance free though. 22k miles is only 35k km. Buy a premium quality chain and it will serve you well.

    No such thing as "maintenance free" btw.

    Smithy.

    Agree with Smithy. Motorcycle Chain & Sprockets are regular maintenance items. I too really enjoy/relie upon the DID ZVMX chains. Sprockets are a personel choice. Here is what I ended up doing with my 2021 Gen 2 XR Sport: https://www.s1000rrforum.com/threads/gen-2-xr-525-42t-rear-sprocket-change.249608/. This set up worked better for me in the USA doing Sports Touring.

    Look around for the lowest prices for the items you desire.

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #4 on: December 31, 2023, 07:26:34 pm
    December 31, 2023, 07:26:34 pm
    As above-  DID ZVMX and whatever sprockets.

    BUT - there have been cases of cheap copies on the market, so I'd suggest buying from someone like M&P - still cheap as chips for the duration that they last.

    If you fit yourself - my top tip:    Buy a spare masterlink on top of the one supplied.   Nice to have to hand if something goes wrong with the fitting, and if you don't use it (but go on tours) - keep it in the underseat space sealed in it's polythene bag.


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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #5 on: December 31, 2023, 07:29:19 pm
    December 31, 2023, 07:29:19 pm
    Thanks for that

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #6 on: December 31, 2023, 07:38:56 pm
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    So m+p don't list anything for a 22 model year?

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #7 on: December 31, 2023, 07:49:44 pm
    December 31, 2023, 07:49:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Autogs [+]
    So m+p don't list anything for a 22 model year?

    I have a Gen1 but from memory - check Ebay for other 'known' sellers?

    Busters?   I've bought from them in past on their ebay site.

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    Re: Gen 2 chain and sprockets
    Reply #8 on: December 31, 2023, 08:57:26 pm
    December 31, 2023, 08:57:26 pm
    Anyone know what the standard gearing is on gen 2,?

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