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Offline Bertrg10

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Tryes and general wear and tear
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:14:31 PM »
My bike has done 10k on a mixture of A roads and city commuting?  New Chain, sprocket and front shocks have just been replaced and the tyres have about 10 weeks left in them.  This sound normal?  Any advice on where to get good but realistic priced tyres (in the UK)?   Cheers.
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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 06:44:57 PM »
My original chain went at 6,500 miles. I replaced it with a DID X-ring, but took  a chance on not replacing the sprockets. It's done just over 12k now, without any problem.

I changed the front brake pads at the 6k service, the originals are still in the rear.

The rear tyre was replaced at 10,500 miles, but that was down to punctures, rather than the tread being worn out. The front has about 3.5mm left on it.
I use these guys for tyres, they're local enough for me to take the wheels over in the car.
http://www.wheelhousetyres.co.uk/

The only odd one of your schedule is "front shocks have just been replaced"  :005:
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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 08:53:36 AM »
Oh well, all part of the 'fun' I suppose.  Cheers.
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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 10:57:36 AM »
What was the reason for changing the front 'shocks'?

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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »
Leaking seals.  They don't make them like they use too!  Flipping expensive week. :232:
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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 01:53:17 PM »
New chain & sprockets at 10,000 miles ?  I'm running with a Scottoiler and hope for much higher mileages. Will keep the forum posted. :028: Bearing in mind my last six bikes have been shaft drive, this could just be wishful thinking.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 02:19:16 PM by oiler »
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Re: Tryes and general wear and tear
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 02:40:34 PM »
My 1050 Triumph ran 32 k miles on the original chain/sprockets and 25k on the second.
That was without an auto oiler.

Admittedly a bigger chain, but it also had 120+ bhp, so much better than they used to be   :002:
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