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jon66

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jon66 says:

ever consider?

a belt drive ? i have from time to time , i hate the full chain care routine especially through the winter  , however just read the bit on the new Beemer f800GT and it advises change belt at 24k at a cost of £600 !! i do around 8k a year so every 3 years im looking at £600 bill even if i changed my chain once a year i wouldnt go over £300 . so dont think i want to be going down that route :huh:

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preunit

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preunit says:

I

like chain cleaning :wacko::smile 

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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

40K

on my Vulcan 1700

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

preunit

mine's a state. Wanna come polish?

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

chains

scottoiler on bandit, zzr needs new chain and sprockets, will be fitting a scottoiler on her as well, like all things, scottoilers need maintenance..



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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

my

chain is nearing its end after 10k in all weathers. The grit has really mangled it.

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jon66

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jon66 says:

Phil

mine was the same , chain had loads of adjustment but the salt had got in and seized a couple of links this year so it had to be replaced , i have a chain oiler on but it doesnt appear to have done much good

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I miss belt drive.

I have a Scottoiler on the Triumph but in this weather I use chain lube as well, rather than fiddle with the adjustment.

Belt drive needed a quick look over before starting up each morning (or not, if you're too lazy). Job done.

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gungerdin8

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gungerdin8 says:

hey unit

ya big cleaner of the 520 double 0 ring man

get ya self round ere as my chhain needs the cobwebs scrubbed off bruvver:ph43r:

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

really fancy belt drive

hate shitty chains.

beacon, have a look at a pd oiler makes the scott look complex. i  have one of  each and would buy another pd if i get another chain drive bike

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Chains are a pain

but with a paddock stand, it makes the whole cleaning/adjusting malarky a lot less hassle! £50 for a stand. £10 for the bobbins!

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