New chain and sprock­ets for the GS BMW F800GS £10,055

Motorcycle News (UK) - - MCN Garage -

FUEL 16 litres @ 48.64mpg = 169 miles WEIGHT 214kg Seat 880mm POWER 84bhp TORQUE 61ftlb JAMES ARCHIBALD Long-dis­tance commuter with four years of rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. HEIGHT 5ft 11in WEIGHT 84kg james.archibald@mo­tor­cy­cle­ Cou­pled with the hard life it’s had so far – 14,000-miles, rid­den off-road and a long Au­to­bahn stint in Ger­many, I sup­pose it’s no won­der the chain de­vel­oped tight spots. When I ar­rived back from Ger­many the chain had stretched and was pretty knack­ered de­spite reg­u­lar main­te­nance and lub­ing, so it was back to BMW to get it re­placed (with a new set of sprock­ets too). It cost £265.29 in­clud­ing labour. I was a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed I wasn’t able to get a lit­tle more life from the chain, even though I know reg­u­lar hard rid­ing has played a part in its demise. A Scot­toiler would also be a good ad­di­tion for high-mileage rid­ers. 0 14 174

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