Can any 800R owner shed any light as to whether BMW have used a decent chain for the 800R as opposed to the CZ (apparently low quality chain) that has been fitted to GS800/650's?
With this bike being new it is probably too early to see many problems as yet, but reading about some of the chain disasters with the GS bikes, it concerns me slightly that BuMW have not dealt with this issue yet and are continuing to fit low grade chains to the 800R. It's pointless asking the dealer as they just deny everything, but the evidence seems pretty clear that there is a real issue with the 800GS chains.
I have yet to pick my 800R up, however if there is any doubt as to the quality I will be fitting a DID HD X ring chain to avoid any chance of a breakage and will happily pay the ú80 to do so. However if it looks like they have made improvements, I'll stick with it and see how it goes. Any thoughts re this?