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This trhead is linked to an earlier thread I started in which I asked if it's possible and advisalbe to replace my stock front sprocket with a smaller one for Africa riding. Everyone who I've asked from RTW riders to MX riders say YES, so I've come to Johannesburg to buy one before I start my transAFrica trip.
Imagine my surprise when every dealer I spoke to here says there's no such thing, that BMW doesn't make one, aftermarket doesnt' make one, and therfore to just tough it out with what I have...Well I say bollocks.
So I'm appealing to the rest of the world for help: Who can sell me a smaller front sprocket for a 2003 Dakar? I tried to ask the Chan Gang, but I don't know how to get a thread on their website.
Apologies! I read your thread & phoned B&C immediately as I'd dealt with them before & posted their response in good faith.
Apart from changing the rear sprocket as Chris suggested, the only other option I can think of is to check out front sprockets for the Aprilia Pegaso that's fitted with a five valve version on the same Rotax engine.
It may be worth your while measuring & counting the splines of your sprocket in addition to any offset as a comparison. I've tried comparing part numbers in the M&P catalogue but without success.
Time allowing, I'll make further enquiries tomorrow & post any worthwhile results.
www.f650.com and their FAQs is a good place to start if you don't mind registering with the site.
If you can order from the US, www.sprocketspecialists.com is a good place to start. They should have front sprockets ranging from 15-17 teeth. Your stock would be 16.
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Hope this is useful. If they are reluctant to ship to SA, I'll be glad to help out if you're willing to reimburse me via paypal. I get a pretty good discount from Fed Ex to boot.
I spoke to a company called Chain Gang, yesterday about new sprockets for my Dakar.
They make steel sprockets to order which supposedly last 3 times longer. They have a toll free number in Oz 1800 806 857. If you are unable to access this number from Africa e-mail me and I will contact them for another number.
Chain Gang make laser cut sprockets which Oz mag, Sidetrack, has got 30,000km from one of their sprockets.
They are in Brisbane and can be contacted on Aus (07) 3715 8990 or e-mail Chris on email@example.com
Let us know how you get on . I am planning on putting them on our bikes for our Oz to UK trip.
I planned to buy from the Chain Gang in Australia, but after a dozen attempts at contacting them and getting no reply, I went to Sprocket Specialists in the US. Thanks to all who have contributed to this.
Also got a sprocket and an X ring chain to go wtih it. When it's all on and i'm riding, I'll let you know how its going.
The sprocket from Sprocket Specialists in the USA works! I'm on the move in Rundu, Namibia where a guy named Yani near the Engen station helped me put it on, along with an X ring chain and new chainring. The bike is now running a 15 front 47 rear and is much more responsive off road.
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