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    BMW M Endurance Chain

    Hi all,

    Just had this wee bit of info come across my desk this morning. BMW Motorrad have produced a drive chain for the 2020 S1000RR and S1000XR that does NOT need lubricating...a maintenance free drive chain!

    Something to mull over the bank holiday weekend

    BMW Motorrad presents the M Endurance chain.

    Lubricating your chain was yesterday. Maintenance-free like the shaft drive for the first time.

    For more than 90 years, the maintenance-free, environmentally friendly and comfortable shaft drive has been one of BMW Motorrad's immovable technical cornerstones. With the M Endurance chain, BMW Motorrad now offers a maintenance-free chain with comparable characteristics for the first time.
    Like previous X-ring chains, the M Endurance chain has a resident permanent lubricant filling between the rollers and pins, enclosed by X-rings. What is completely new, however, is that the previously necessary additional lubricant addition for the rollers and thus the familiar "chain lubrication" is no longer necessary, nor is any re-tensioning required from time to time due to the usual wear.
    This enormous gain in comfort was made possible by using a new coating material for the rollers: tetrahedrally amorphous carbon (ta-C), also known as industrial diamond. This coating is characterized by extreme hardness and resistance and in this respect it is placed between the well-known DLC coating (Diamond Like Carbon) and pure diamond. In contrast to the metal surfaces used so far, the coating with the ta-C industrial diamond does not wear off. At the same time, this type of coating also offers a drastically reduced friction coefficient.
    Thanks to excellent dry lubrication properties and the elimination of wear, the tetrahedral amorphous carbon coated rollers of the M Endurance chain offer maintenance comfort equivalent to that of a shaft drive motorcycle. This includes all the cleaning work that is unavoidable with a conventional chain due to splashed lubricant. Accordingly, the M Endurance chain also offers maximum environmental friendliness.
    The M Endurance chain in 525 pitch is now available initially for the two 4-cylinder models BMW S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR. The M Endurance chain is available as accessory or directly from the factory as an option. Further BMW Motorrad models are being prepared for this feature.

    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0314749EN/bmw-motorrad-presents-the-m-endurance-chain



    Im away for the next few days but will be checking availability and prices next week.

    Have a good bank holiday.

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    Nick

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    I assume it will only come in one length? Soft or Hard Link?
    (Already noted that its 525 to begin with, which may infer other options later)

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Great idea, I'll take one for my 2018 RR. And if it'll fit the Super Duke, I'll have two

    Oh, anyone want to buy a second-hand Scottoiler or two?

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Mmmmm..... proof is in the pudding. Sceptical.

    It’s a Regina chain, so hopefully it’ll be available in all sizes and at a reasonable price
    Last edited by JamieMac; 28th August 2020 at 08:31 PM.

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieMac View Post
    Mmmmm..... proof is in the pudding. Sceptical.

    Looks like its a Regina chain.
    indeed,in thoery a chain is sealed anyway i thought,unless your on a full on race spec chain.so the actual maintenance is purely cleaning,cosmeticlly and keeping the plates clean?

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Loving this idea! Chain maintenance is a pain in the butt.


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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Let's face it, it's not that difficult to clean and lube a chain, it's a task I don't at all mind doing as I like to give mine a good visual at the same time, wheels, brake components and tyres follow suit.

    Cost will play a big part, don't think I'd pay much more than a "normal" chain.. emphasis on parentheses... simply for fear of sloppiness kicking in on my part.

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    Nah not for me. Part of the lubing is to allow it on the sprockets, reducing friction Imho. Whether it does anything I dont know. But thats my thoughts.

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    According to the configuration app it’s a £100 option on building a new bike

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    Re: BMW M Endurance Chain

    I have been lubing drive chains ever since I can remember and absolutely sceptical of the claims, but it isn't April and BMW Germany are not known for their pranks so I am hopeful that this is the way to an easier life owning chain drive bikes...although the sceptic in me definitely needs to see proof (and price) before I can look someone in the eye and say this works 100%.

    Talking of price, I have the price for the K69 S1000XR version of the chain which will be retailing around £235 inc vat although this may change when the chain becomes available for retail late October / early November but I am still waiting on BMW advising the over the counter price for the K67 S1000RR. I do though have pitch and length info, 525 x 119 links (K67 S1000RR) or 525 x 127 links (K69 S1000XR).

    More news will follow regarding the chain performance as we have a customer who has just picked up their S1000XR with the M Enduance chain fitted and will be able to see progress when it comes in for the running in service....watch this space as they would say

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