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Old 11-10-2010, 07:57 AM   #72
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On splines, bearings shafts vs. sprockets and chains

Originally Posted by 413.45
My GS has 40,000 miles without a single hiccup. And I've never oiled the chain once!
My GS w/over 47k now, no issues either and I maintain religiously.

We're hijacking Mike's thread but then there's the matter of drive shaft splines and final drive bearings, things that upon failure, an expense, inconvenience and headache of monumental proportions if you are not close to home. One only need peruse through the GSpot for frequent testimonies to see. Such travails one never reads of w/chain & sprocket set-ups. I'm inclined towards the Weestrom for my cross country this spring for that reason.

Did BMW design their latest excellent creations with shaft drives? There's a message here.

PS. the 'lil wee (650) never stumbles, never complains, just constantly over-achieves.
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