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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain and sprockets
« Last post by Chippy4467 on Today at 12:49:47 pm »
 :762: :763:- what a pita to have to support the bike other than on the centre stand  :087:  but as you say good that the chain can be fitted already joined up (I would therefore assume (yes dangerous thing to do) if you buy the stupidly expensive BMW chain it comes already joined)
Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain and sprockets
« Last post by Stonesie on Today at 09:08:18 am »
Rather than post a new thread about this I thought I would add my post here from changing mine yesterday for a DID Gold/Black with JT sprockets...

Today I did the air filter, which is ridiculously easy and the chain/sprocket kit, which is a pain as BMW made 1 part do several jobs. This 1 plate holds both front and rear pegs, the gear shift pivot, the bolts for both stands and the swing arm pivot bolt which is a single use item... Oh it also acts as the front sprocket cover so has to come off  :062:

An engineer in Bavaria is probably very proud of such multi tasking of a single Aluminium casting, anyone who even wants to clear the old chain gunk from around the front sprocket want's to curse his name.

I have a paddock stand but it has hooks, so I used my old scissor lift table, Bike up on the main stand, rear wheel out, lift table under the swing arm until the main stand is off the ground then I could take that side plate off.

I have a reasonable set of torx bits and needed the biggest one.

Cleaned out and checking the new cushioned front sprocket fits.

Air filter is nice and easy

On a more positive note, not having to thread the chain through the frame means that the new one can be riveted on the bench with my chain tool held in the vise, much easier than doing it on the bike, freehand trying not to scratch painted shiny parts. :152:

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: inner bags for side cases
« Last post by SpokaneTom on Yesterday at 01:26:06 am »
I decided to order a set from RKA as they're $150/pair.  There were a number of people on the BMW MOA site that have had very good results with them.  I had also looked into making a set of duffle bags myself, but proper water-resistant canvas is expensive enough that I wouldn't be saving any money.  And they wouldn't be made as well.

So I think I'm set for my trips this year.  And the snow's finally gone!  Woo Hoo!!!  :046:
Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Camera location
« Last post by Banjoblue on March 26, 2023, 06:12:13 pm »
Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Camera location
« Last post by rcb78 on March 26, 2023, 04:20:45 pm »
I mounted both the front and rear cameras using existing mounting points on the bike with a few pieces of additional hardware I picked up online.  Check out this other post for images, mine is the third post in the thread. - ROAD CAMERA INSTALLATION
Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Camera location
« Last post by Banjoblue on March 25, 2023, 06:23:41 pm »
Hi gang. I want to fit a camera to the bike and wondered about fitting the front camera just under the beak. Iíd probably put a couple of self-tappers in to make it secure. I canít see that thereís anything significant behind that panel and it would be away from the headlight interference. Does anybody have any thoughts?

New Member Introductions / Re: New member from Belgium
« Last post by sdamasoc on March 24, 2023, 02:59:57 pm »
Here she is:
New Member Introductions / Re: New XR owner - North West UK
« Last post by IIlly on March 22, 2023, 07:57:45 am »
Edge of Blackburn, so not far at all. I used a ComfortAir seat cushion, which was very good, although you have to use it with only a very small amount of air. £70/£80, which is a lot less than £600 !
There is another option I've just found out about.

You can get an adapter that fits into the sat nav mount that converts it into a phone mount. BMW do one which is loads of money but you can get them off internet for about £30.  My friend has just got one for his new 850gs.  Tried it my 900r and it fits and charges fine.
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