F800GS chain and sprocket replacements?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by mxbulldog, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. mxbulldog

    mxbulldog Braaaap!

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    Did some searching, but came up mostly dry. I see that Supersprox is apparently working on a replacement set which is good news as their products have a really good rating but so far there is nothing listed on their website as being available.

    Anyone have any recommendations for aftermarket replacement sprockets front and rear in the stock sizes and using 525 sized chain?

    I am sure a chain thread is not much different than an oil thread, but are there any recommendations for a really good, long lasting O or X-ring chain?

    Thanks for the help. A friend and I are both at the point where chain and sprockets are going to need to be replaced and I figured I should look here for some advice.
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  2. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    "I am sure a chain thread is not much different than an oil thread, but are there any recommendations for a really good, long lasting O or X-ring chain?"

    DID gold
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  3. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I went with the DID X ring 525 chain on my 650twin. Got my replacement sprockets from Touratech.

    But Twalcom USA would be another good place to get sprockets.

    cheers,
    Mark
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  4. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    I've got 30,000km on a DID VM2 and it's still looking great! I have only had to adjust once since I installed it. Big thumbs up. I can't comment on sprockets as mine are still stock.
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  5. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    I got a Regina set (O ring chain and standard size sprockets) from Hornig in Germany. I Got two sets (one for a friend) posted to my house for just over AUS$260 each compared to the Touratech alternative in Australia of about AUS$440.

    I've done between 1,000 and 2,000 kilometres and haven't had to adjust the chain yet. Time will tell I suppose.
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  6. Wrebit

    Wrebit Adventurer

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    Just got a DYD X-ring and both sprockets changed 8500km ago on my f800gs. Now stranded in mexico with a streched chain and abnormal rear sprocket wear.
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  7. Captain Excellent

    Captain Excellent +ll+

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    Not wanting to hijack the OP's original question here, but I may be close to replacement too, and thought I'd squeeze out as much life from the existing chain as I can.
    Corey - question for you, do you think that your chain guide has made a difference with a looser tension setting? Is the chain guide really worth it on this bike?
    (see this thread )

    I've also ordered a Loobman oiler to see if that makes a difference. I've already got about 18k km on my stock chain with a KTM rear sprocket on my Woody's / RAD hub. Only major adjustment was at about 17,500 km.
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  8. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    JT x-ring for me.It is about 7500km till now and like new:evil
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  9. 8thdwarf

    8thdwarf perfect,just perfect

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    I had 25,000 on my 800GS before it was scary looking. got a new set from The Sprocket Center. Got a JT kit VM2, chain with front and rear gismos.... great price and great product, fast delivery. have 35,000 now and 0 complaints....
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  10. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Got 33,000 km on my OEM chain. Then bought a DID from Sprocket Center (great people to deal with) - Got 40,000 km on that one. Probably had a good 5000 km left but changed it before heading out on a trip.
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  11. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    I'm terrible with chain maintenance. I don't lube as much as I should and I very rarely clean it and spend a lot of time in the dirt, sand and mud. I'm a prime candidate for a Scott oiler. Since the chain guide was installed, I've gotten 25,000km from 2 chains, 8,000km from one (Regina- had to adjust it 4 times the first 1000km). I honestly don't know whether the looser setup and chain guide make a difference in longevity either direction.
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  12. clax

    clax Been here awhile

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    40k kms? wowser. what sprockets did you use?

    ty
    C
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  13. MaxEpr

    MaxEpr where'd who go???

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    HAs anyone gone smaller front larger rear? The stock setup is great on the pavement however id like something steeper for ... you know.... everything else. going down the passes on COBDR really sucked buttermilk with the stock gearing and lofting isn't as easy as I'd like it. Im thinking 1 tooth less front and 2 teeth bigger on the rear. Any wrecked um dations would be sweet.

    Thanks, in espaneol in uno memento

    Gracias
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  14. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    i replaced my chain and sprockets over the weekend and used a 15 tooth up front. it cleaned up a little of the throttle snatch that was left behind from the ax-fied. i wouldn't do both at the same time. going to a 15t up front considerably changed the feel of the bike and imho would be what you were looking for.
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  15. AdvWolf

    AdvWolf Wolfhaven Tree Farm

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    I am attempting to run a 15T and a 43T. Once I get the front sprocket off. Holy she-ight ! Reading in the British forum that those wankers are having trouble getting it off too.
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  16. Canada Mike

    Canada Mike Been here awhile

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    Stock BMW sprockets with a DID O ring chain pressed in master link.
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  17. Mauser556

    Mauser556 Been here awhile

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    What is the stock sprocket set up on the f800?
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  18. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    16/42 on the 800GS
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  19. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    I dropped to a 15 front and it was worth every penny.
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  20. Mauser556

    Mauser556 Been here awhile

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    How has you gas mileage been?
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