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2015 B4 1090RR chain maintenance

Im a bit confused with reality versus workshop manual on chain maintenance.

Its a 2015 B4 1090RR, with 6500 miles on it now. Was serviced and chain adjusted about 4000 miles.

I checked the chain today and manual says 50mm of play, and it has near to that so ok...no need to adjust. It will make the next service at 7500 miles and dealer can check it then.

Does this seem normal ? do the chains go for thousands of miles without needing adjusting ?

Also in the service schedule it says "chain replace" at 7500 miles service C. Is this right - a new chain/sprockets every 7500 miles ? surely not?

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Depends on your riding style and conditions.
It is not something to get too stressed about, except for making sure it is not set too tight by an uneducated tech or tyre changer.
As I am sure you will know, tight nub pinch bolts and tight chain tension is a sure fire way of wrecking hub bearings.
Fwiw, I got 25000km out of my first chain/sprocket set. The front sprocket wear was the item that made me change things.
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+1 for revheads comments. One of the few bikes I've had where chain adjustment is very periodical. Set and forget basically. Even track days don't affect it much. Changed my chain and sprockets at 33000 and probably didn't need to, only had a small stretch spot. Owned a Harley for years and even the heaviest duty o ring chain would be fucked after about 50km, stretched all over.

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thanks guys, the Brutale is proving much better than old chain driven Jap bikes ive had

I will give chain a wipe down and lube, and leave it until next years 7500 service.

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Thumbs up MV reliability!

Bought my '08 910R with a little over 4,000mi on it

Coming up on 35,000mi on original chain and sprockets, that's 56,000km
The EBC HH brake pads have ~40-50% left (my Aprilia RSVR gets 8,000mi to stock Brembo pads)
Original Yuasa battery lasted 8 years
I have a Mitch Hub

I've never had the valve cover off (annoyingly it leaks, but not enough to fix it)
It's burned out 2 low beam bulbs
The thermistor for the low fuel light died

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Depends on your riding style and conditions.
... except for making sure it is not set too tight by an uneducated tech or tyre changer.
I took my bike to Trebour Motorcycle in NJ (where I bought from) for the first service/check which I did with all my new bikes to ensure that I won't be liable for anything if I miss a loosen bolt, etc. I rode back home to discover that the chain was tight as a rigid rod. I could've adjusted but instead loaded up on the truck and went straight back to Trebour and asked for the service manager, assuming that they had one. Joe Dirt comes out asking what's wrong. He said he is the MV trained Master Mechanic. Showed him the chain. He attempted to argue that that's how MV chains are adjusted. Showed him the marking on the chain guard indicating the 50mm play. He said he would adjust it free of charge as a courtesy if that's how I wanted. This is how they look now. I don't even know when they redecorated the building.
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Bought my '08 910R with a little over 4,000mi on it

Coming up on 35,000mi on original chain and sprockets, that's 56,000km
The EBC HH brake pads have ~40-50% left (my Aprilia RSVR gets 8,000mi to stock Brembo pads)
Original Yuasa battery lasted 8 years
I have a Mitch Hub

I've never had the valve cover off (annoyingly it leaks, but not enough to fix it)
It's burned out 2 low beam bulbs
The thermistor for the low fuel light died

That's it!!!!

The most reliable bike I've ever owned

Nice to hear ...I must say my bike is only 2 years /7k miles old but its been faultless

Usually when I mention I have an MV to other riders (usually on bland Jap bikes) the first question is "has it been reliable"

Shame it takes so long to shake off a negative reputation...no different to British car brands that are reliable these days like Lotus, Aston etc
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