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Question Sprocket for 650 dakar

i'm needing to replace my sprocket (on my BMW 650 dakar) and wondering if anyone has advice on one that will last longer than the standard BMW one? Heard about Stealth sprockets which have an aluminium centre and steel outer...any one used these and what mileage did you get?
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Hi,
You would be better placing this question in the BMW tech forum; it is not relevant to this one!
However, the question is pretty generic anyway, and there are quite a few after-market sprockets. A search through here (use the search facility shown on the left of this page) will give you some ideas.

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Hi,

Just up my avenue, right first things first I tried the Stealths but they heat up at different speeds due to being two different metals types and the steel disipates heat less then the Alu bits, so DON'T us those not good at all.

Now here's the fun part, are you using a chain oiler (like Scottoil)? Thing is they actually work really well so you have less expense overall due to wear and tear.
Any sprocket set is pretty much the same as any other as everyone that makes them uses the same technology, so go for any mid priced sprocket, just make sure that you buy a good chain and keep it oiled and at the right tension and you will be fine.

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Agree, go the Scottoiler. Use any oil in it and see the Chain and Sprocket last. Ive got 20,000ks out of the Front and 33,000ks out of the rear Sprocket and Chain. Thats on a DR650, fully loaded, doing dirt, bitument, mud, sand, rain. Go the Scott. All the best Brian B.
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I used to agree with you, but only if your riding is mostly tar roads. Sand, mud and corregated roads turn the oil to paste. After 120,000 km i am taking mine off. The twin tip delivery system gets chewed repeatedly, and for my dirt roads it has turned into a more of a hinderence than a help.
Loved it for the tar roads, though.
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