Hello Fellow F540 ST riders.
I now have a good enough rev-counter reading to say that lowering the gearing means 70mph is around 5000 rpm. which is reasonable.
It certainly helps the low speed riding in traffic and just about manages 40mph in top gear on the flat. Slightly better...
Today I replaced the chain and sprockets on my '96 Funduro (want to get it ship shape before a Euro tour later this summer). I had some setbacks (including rear brake locking up when replacing bottom chain roller)...but got everything back together looking good in the end:applause:
I have made the most stupidest mistake that one can make with chain driven motorcycle, I have lost the tops of my two fingers due to basically being a w**ker... Because of what I have done will need plastic surgery in the morning to reconstruct the tops of my fingers...
What I did...
Was just looking at changing my tyres and while i'm at it my chain and rear sprockets are getting abit worn too,
Oh, that's for Tourances, front, rear sprocket.
I've been quoted £415 for both from rainbow + fitting
and over £450 by allan jefferies.
I was wondering if anyone could...
Apologies did not introduce myself in previous thread am new to the forum and live in Sunny Malta, therefore use the bike over short distances, lots of traffic and winding roads.
The bike is a red F650 1996, love the ride however due to the short distances and nature of the roads I fiind the...
I have just got myself a nice funduro in need of TLC anyways she needs new chain sprockets can anyone recommend a good supplier?
She also needs a new front tyre, the rear is an anakee should I match the front with the same or would it be ok to go with something different?
I am due a new chain and sprockets,
Can anyone tell me which is the best chain an O ring or X ring
and what make sprockets should i get and where from ???
Is it worth changing the front sprocket to a smaller one ??
I had a strange noise coming from my chain on my Dakar and then there was no drive. After walking home, grabbing tools and my girlfriends bm, I arrived back at my bike and took the sprocket cover off. The sprocket was still there, so I put my dakar on its mainstand and started the bike up. I was...
Hi there, My little 650 needs a new chain and sprockets, the local BMW garage wants £170 plus vat to supply and fit, this seems a triffle steep to me, mind you it will be an endless chain there fitting. Can any one suggest an alterative chain type I can do my self or should I suck it and see...
To anyone who like to ride on BMW F650 some distance from home I can recommend to buy set of chain and sprockets where the front sprocket has got 16 teeth and the rear one has 42. I bought this set of DID chain and sprockets from Germany for some 115 euro. It makes top speed higher or...
After 5000 miles the rear sprocket on my 05 Dakar is worn to a point on each tooth (despite a scotoiler)
The o-ring chain however is barely stretched and in v.good condition.
Three questions spring to mind;
1/Is this typical mileage?
2/Has anyone replaced sprockets but not the chain ...
Beaker's been running a bit rough lately, which on inspection turns out to be a worn front sprocket.
Now, there's very little play on the rear sprocket if I try to pull the chain away at the 9 o'clock position; and the DID O-ring chain has (I'm guessing here, can't remember) about 12,000 miles...
Guys in the end I gotaway on my first trip last saturday and did about a 2000 mile trip. On the way to liverpool she started tochug on me so i pulledoverto try and find the problem. Being non mechanically minded I had letthe chain get to loose. Tightened her upagain and made it to sisters house...
Can anyone help me in selecting a chain to use on my L reg F650 as I seem to have a bike hungry for them.
I keep the bike outside and have had it 2 years and use it normally on 100mile round journeys.
Unfortunately the first none "o" ring I brought lasted about 1,500miles as it...
Hi all. Am tempted to buy Regina chain set from ...
I'm sure the quality will be ok but does any one know if I'll be landed with a VAT bill on top of the price? I can't work out if the over ?18 rule applies here.
Yours in dread...
So, I've now got my lovely new Metzeler Tourance tyres on but have discovered that my sprocket set and chain will need replacing pretty soon.
Can anybody with a manual tell me what the torque wrench settings are for fitting this please? :thanks2: