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When do you decide it's time to get new sprockets??

What you guys think is it time or what??? It's on a F650 GS and what do you guys recommend, brand and type.
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Yep, you're due. Never had a Beemer. Whatever I got it wouldn't be aluminum.

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I thought it actually might be aluminum being the teeth just went south like in about 2k miles !! But stuck a magnet to it and it stayed, guess its steel!! ) The dealer told me 200 for stock and I've found this what you think....

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I thought it actually might be aluminum being the teeth just went south like in about 2k miles !! But stuck a magnet to it and it stayed, guess its steel!! ) The dealer told me 200 for stock and I've found this what you think....
i think it will last more than 2k........ if not maybe you need a touch of slack in the chain...



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i think it will last more than 2k........ if not maybe you need a touch of slack in the chain...
when it gets more than 1 1/2'' it gets really sloppy on and off the gas and that is the recommended middle of the range... so i try and keep it there do you think maybe a little looser would be better??

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i dunno... i run about 1" slack.... but 2k seems like a awfully short life span...



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since the 919 is almost impossible to measure slack, I just get it so it is just able to touch the chain guide/guard on the bottom of the swing arm. It's about 1 1/2 of slack.

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i dunno... i run about 1" slack.... but 2k seems like a awfully short life span...
sorry i re read that and i goofed!! the last 2k went fast... overall its got 14k on it!

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sorry i re read that and i goofed!! the last 2k went fast... overall its got 14k on it!
ohhhhhhhhh.... then that was a good chain/sprocket....lol...



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is there any reason not to get the clip style master link??

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is there any reason not to get the clip style master link??
I just did my chain and sprockets. NOWHERE did I find that anybody thought a clip style master link was acceptable.

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clips are removable, and do have a higher chance of failure is higher. they are reliable, very true... but rivets, (like red loc-tite) are forever...

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each has it's application. i have run clip-style chains on many a toy, and it is convenient for maintenance. but, if it is a toy that will bring you farther from home, farther from the extra clip-style link you left in the tool box... the picture can paint itself, i think I would say a BMW is the type of toy that goes farther from home!
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it is also harder to find clips for bigger chains. i would go for a clip on a atv or small cc motorcycle. something around 10hp to maybe 50 tops

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What is the best way to clean your chain while it is off? Sorry for the Jack!

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What is the best way to clean your chain while it is off? Sorry for the Jack!
Check out Mr Mike's 'helpful topics for 919 owners' in the Naked section...

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Check out Mr Mike's 'helpful topics for 919 owners' in the Naked section...
OK, thanks Brevity

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The one I am looking at says the page is not there.....go figure. What is it Karosene? I can't remember, I read it once but can't get it to pop up again.

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kerosene; it is similar to diesel fuel or fuel oil. it works great for a cleaning solvent without damaging the o-rings in your chain. take your time when you do it, with either a toothbrush or a chain cleaning brush; make sure you dry it off COMPLETELY and lubricate it well; then adjust it. Clean and slippery chains make happy sprockets and long life for the whole family of parts!

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Well, to late now. I just put on my new sprocket (45 tooth) and am pretty happy!

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Well, to late now. I just put on my new sprocket (45 tooth) and am pretty happy!

Why isn't my sig pic showing up?
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