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Old 01-28-2009, 03:44 PM   #16
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The BMW chain does not use a master link. It's a continuous link chain, so you need a rivet tool. Ask your service department to make sure I'm not talking out of my ass.

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Old 01-28-2009, 04:08 PM   #17
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The BMW chain does not use a master link. It's a continuous link chain, so you need a rivet tool. Ask your service department to make sure I'm not talking out of my ass.

Rob
I agree it is a riveted chain. I also replace all my dirt bike chains with a riveted chain when the OEM chain wears out. However, the riveted link, and I use the Motion Pro tool, is still the weakest link and is the most likely point to fail. You can definitely replace any of the riveted links with a master link and clip on the DID chains. Not sure about the BMW chain. Perhaps I need to carry a chain tool with me as well, and those are heavy.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #18
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JR, I still have the OEM chain on the bike. I am carrying a master link from a DID chain, not a BMW specific master link. Is there some reason that it would not work? I never tried it.
tmex:

Based on my past experience, the DID master is not likely to fit.
Although there is no good reason for it different manufacturers use slightly larger or smaller pin diameters and sometime slightly longer or shorter master pins ... I found my DID master links would not work on my Honda OEM chain nor some other brand chain I had ... I forget what it was ... but anyway, I would not have a lot of confidence that it would fit unless I had already tried it...

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Old 02-04-2009, 07:40 PM   #19
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Tmex, not to worry

Tmex, no worries, that skinny kid you ride with can fix anything on the trail. He may even share the salami and cheese while he does the job.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:13 PM   #20
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Tmex, no worries, that skinny kid you ride with can fix anything on the trail. He may even share the salami and cheese while he does the job.
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He is never around when you need him, and when he is he never lets me near his salami and cheese. He purposely buys cheese that neither one of us likes, but he manages to gag it down. Hey, why are you not coming up this weekend? You are Ami's favorite, and she always asks about you. I have to go to Korea next week, so I am very likely to be drinking heavily the entire weekend.

JR,, thanks for the heads up. I must be leading a charmed life because I have never encountered a master link incompatibility between chains of the same type (but different manufacturers). Good catch.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:40 AM   #21
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800gs repair manuals?

Are there any repair manuals out there for the 800 gs yet? Like most of us, I am gearing up with a new f800gs and don't want to find myself stuck.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:48 AM   #22
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Are there any repair manuals out there for the 800 gs yet? Like most of us, I am gearing up with a new f800gs and don't want to find myself stuck.
It's a CD. Here's one place that carries it: http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/motor...els-p-832.html

Make sure you choose the correct model in the drop-down box. The price comes out to $106 and change.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #23
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I would add spare brake pedal and shifter
and levers .... don't forget the levers

Chain tool and links would not hurt either

Plug kit and a good quality bicycle pump.

Spare bulbs are nice to have ...

Extra oil filter for extra insurance

That is what a tail bag should be for ... right?
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #24
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It's a CD. Here's one place that carries it: http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/motor...els-p-832.html

Make sure you choose the correct model in the drop-down box. The price comes out to $106 and change.
Thanks, Bucko!
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #25
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Don't forget the Whiskey. No matter what breaks down, that's the tool you'll be wanting that evening............
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #26
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It's a CD. Here's one place that carries it: http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/motor...els-p-832.html

Make sure you choose the correct model in the drop-down box. The price comes out to $106 and change.
I've had one on order for some time now - called them and was told it's on backorder "country-wide".

Regarding tools, this may be a stupid question, but how do you deal with specific torque settings - are you (anyone) carrying a torque wrench or the "that feels about right" method?

I'll be giving all my wheel/tire tools a workout this weekend as I install a pair of TKC80s. My goal is to only use the tools I plan to carry with me. I haven't changed a non-bicycle tire/tube since college - don't ask how long that's been. Should be entertaining!
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #27
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I've had one on order for some time now - called them and was told it's on backorder "country-wide".
Dang!

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Regarding tools, this may be a stupid question, but how do you deal with specific torque settings - are you (anyone) carrying a torque wrench or the "that feels about right" method?
Torque wrench in the garage, "Gudentight" on the trail.

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I'll be giving all my wheel/tire tools a workout this weekend as I install a pair of TKC80s. My goal is to only use the tools I plan to carry with me. I haven't changed a non-bicycle tire/tube since college - don't ask how long that's been. Should be entertaining!
You might want to invest in some of those rim protectors. And don't forget to keep the bead down in the spoke run to give yourself some slack. Better yet, read this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717

And good luck!
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:55 AM   #28
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So, here's what we've got so far:

Inner tubes (Dieselboy)
Spokes (ericb67)
Brake & gear change pedals (jessehere)
Chain links (Bucko)
Antenna ring (spoof)
Brake & clutch levers (nessuno)
Bulbs (nessuno)
Oil filter (nessuno)
Whiskey (One Eye Mike)

Anything else to add?
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:26 PM   #29
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So, here's what we've got so far:

Inner tubes (Dieselboy)
Spokes (ericb67)
Brake & gear change pedals (jessehere)
Chain links (Bucko)
Antenna ring (spoof)
Brake & clutch levers (nessuno)
Bulbs (nessuno)
Oil filter (nessuno)
Whiskey (One Eye Mike)

Anything else to add?
Salami, parmesan, and crackers for the wiskey.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #30
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Salami, parmesan, and crackers for the wiskey.
uhhh... Bacon?
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