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Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« on: September 07, 2020, 02:02:55 pm »
Interesting, I wonder how this compare price wise to a "regular" X ring chain, I see this new chain is about 340 USD.

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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 09:27:44 pm »
Hopefully it can handle mud, water and dirt as well.
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 12:24:07 pm »
I will certainly pay extra for a chain like that once it have been proven to last as advertised. 
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 01:31:55 pm »
Hopefully it can handle mud, water and dirt as well.

Now you're pushing it! :lol8:
 

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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 02:40:16 pm »
I see this new chain is about 340 USD.

Apparently not, just under $100,- ?



Would make sense also, $340 is excruciatingly costly!
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 02:41:28 pm »
Hopefully it can handle mud, water and dirt as well.

Now you're pushing it! :lol8:
Well then it will be pretty useless for us Dual Sporters  :deal:
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 08:31:09 am »
Hy's toe moeg na 12000myl

"BMW’s “maintenance-free” M Endurance chain put to the test - RevZilla" https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/bmws-maintenance-free-m-endurance-chain-put-to-the-test

With the chain stretched out on the workbench, I could push and pull the length like an accordion and see play at nearly all the pivots. Some links had the telltale “red dust of death” that indicates failing sealing rings
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 08:47:45 am »
Hy's toe moeg na 12000myl

"BMW’s “maintenance-free” M Endurance chain put to the test - RevZilla" https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/bmws-maintenance-free-m-endurance-chain-put-to-the-test

With the chain stretched out on the workbench, I could push and pull the length like an accordion and see play at nearly all the pivots. Some links had the telltale “red dust of death” that indicates failing sealing rings


That's close to the expected lifetime of a chain is it not? Like 20k KM?
 

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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 09:10:25 am »
At least you get muffins when buying the overpriced chain
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 09:25:25 am »
This sounds the same as the FD that did not need an oil change ever!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2021, 09:25:50 am »
BMW moet hul toetse doen op n Yamaha.
Blykbaar het BMW's te min krag om die ketting behoorlik te toets.
 

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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2021, 09:39:34 am »
Yamaha is so smooth hy rek nie kettings nie en in elk geval ons almal weet Japanese kettings is die beste, Samurai staal
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2021, 11:15:03 am »
Yamaha is so smooth hy rek nie kettings nie en in elk geval ons almal weet Japanese kettings is die beste, Samurai staal

Die ou in die artikel het 12000ml op n T7 gery

En selfs dan, rek die ketting steeds.
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 08:38:36 pm »
So is Rod gray back into racing with a chaindrive converted GS1250?? :pot:


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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 11:34:52 pm »
Ketting is seker geldig vir die leeftyd van n BMW
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2021, 07:24:55 am »
Ketting is seker geldig vir die leeftyd van n BMW
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2021, 07:33:59 am »
Ketting is seker geldig vir die leeftyd van n BMW
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2021, 07:47:18 am »
I don't get it. Every chain I've had on a bike was maintenance free  :peepwall:
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Re: Maintenance free FD chain by BMW
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2021, 08:06:58 am »
I don't get it. Every chain I've had on a bike was maintenance free  :peepwall:




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