16 T Sprocket the best $30 dollars you will ever spend

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Ricardo Kuhn, May 6, 2004.

  1. barbasma

    barbasma 100% CAROTONE

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    some friends said to me that is better to mount 17/45 than 16/42... because the chain work better on the guide over the forks near the front sprocket....

    is that true? :ear
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    that makes sense in a way matteo the taller the front sprocket the less afected by the povit point location,the pendulum changes when the suspension compresses and the size of the swing arm,,
    on the other hand on older bikes the front sprocket was located OFF axis from the swing arm pivot point in the case of the 950 the engeniers did a marvelous job of locating the chain as closse and in perfect aligment with the swing arm pivot is much less of a issue never the less is something to consider...

    Ohhh but then the chain will be to long,,,maybe i think,,who knows:eek1
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  3. barbasma

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    ok....

    some friend are testing the rear 44... not so shorter like 45....
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  4. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    I've heard the same thing for years at MX tracks, the chain has a harder time over the smaller radius and the sprockets take more wear, as do the guides along the swingarm, I imagine it could potentially be a bigger problem on a bike as big and fast as the 950.
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