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Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Need a 2007 high seat

I have a low seat on my Dakar. I'm 6'4". The seat is not working for me. Would be willing to swop/ trade this seat for a high.
The seat is in excellent condition; not a single scratch or tear or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Madstad...like others have said. I'm...

Madstad...like others have said.

I'm 6'4". I have a 2007 Dakar. I have a Shoei Hornet DS helmet. With the standard Dakar windshield I was getting buffeted about badly at anything over 60mph....
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By DakarGuy
My findings on the product comparison

I got the maps and have taken a look at them and compared them. I assessed them for my own purposes and personal taste.

Here's what I bought:

From Butler:
- Butler G1 maps for Utah and...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 109,180
Posted By DakarGuy
Ordered for my Dakar

After exchanging several emails with Darryl regarding mounting options, I went ahead and ordered a pair of 20degree lenses and the accompanying mounts today.
I have a set of SW Motech crashbars I'm...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,959
Posted By DakarGuy
I ended up getting a second hand pair of the...

I ended up getting a second hand pair of the Happy Trails SU racks for my Dakar.
Inmate MJS let me know that he had a pair that had never been used...only fitted.
I took a leap of faith in him (I...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By DakarGuy
Not map book. 'Recreation Map'. It's the fold out...

Not map book. 'Recreation Map'. It's the fold out one.
The full book you refer to is the Road and Recreation Atlas I refer to. I got that one for WY.
...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for all the feedback. I guess the only...

Thanks for all the feedback.
I guess the only way to determine whats best for me is to check them out myself. So I went ahead and ordered the following:
From Butler:
- Butler G1 maps for Utah...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By DakarGuy
Not lost. Momentarily disoriented. :D I...

Not lost. Momentarily disoriented. :D

I think the primary dirt roads is what I'm looking for. I'm planning a solo trip. I don't want to get into anything too technical where I am likely to need...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,370
Posted By DakarGuy
Still refining my planning process

I am planning a long trip later this year. The plan is to take 2-3 months off work, and head west, then south, then north-east back home.

My trip planning process has been something like this:
...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By DakarGuy
BDR vs Benchmark Maps vs Butler Maps

I'm planning a circular route of the lower 48, west of Illinois, later this year. I've used Google Earth to plan my high level route most of the way so far.
Couple issues with that method are:
-...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By DakarGuy
For some reason I never got notified of your...

For some reason I never got notified of your post. Anyway, I'm 6'4", 205lbs with a 35" waist. I had the XXL, which was too big. The XL is a perfect fit. Enough space to get something warm underneath,...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,959
Posted By DakarGuy
Yip. That's pretty much been my experience with...

Yip. That's pretty much been my experience with other vendors from time to time.
People also tend to be more likely to post when they get bad service than when they have a good experience.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,959
Posted By DakarGuy
That worries me. I DO NOT expect to receive the...

That worries me. I DO NOT expect to receive the incorrect item, or to make any significant mods to an item when it is advertised as 'made to fit the bike'.

Seems like their shipping and/or QA...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,959
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for the feedback guys. After...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

After looking at their website some more, I saw the SL racks for soft luggage. Those are actually better suited for my purpose. I do not want hard cases on my...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,959
Posted By DakarGuy
Bump - any recent experience with HT?

The last post here was in June of 2012.

Has anyone had any more recent experience with HT? Has there been a change in the level of service/satisfaction?
I'm considering their SU Side Racks for my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 48,157
Posted By DakarGuy
Goeie bliksem. Amazing trip and report Michnus....

Goeie bliksem.
Amazing trip and report Michnus. Those lava rocks look like hell on both bike and rider.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Yeah I've read horror stories of the shocks...

Yeah I've read horror stories of the shocks failing. Painful experience. Is it a known issue with all year models of the GS650 or just some?

Did you make that fitting for the shocks yourself?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
I've looked there before, but not with an eye on...

I've looked there before, but not with an eye on maintenance....more of a casual read. I'll take another more detailed look. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Great tip. Thanks. Here's a link to the Ezy-Mount...

Great tip. Thanks. Here's a link to the Ezy-Mount product http://www.cyclenutz.com/Ezy-Mount-PIAA-F650GS-Light-bar_p_140.html

Will it fit a 2007 Dakar without any mods? The pic in the link...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
BMW maintenance training

I searched high and low on this and other threads, and found nothing. Maybe I suck at searching....

Is there any course I could take that would make me feel more comfortable doing field...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 48,157
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for the reply Michnus. I only got to see...

Thanks for the reply Michnus. I only got to see it now.

What did you do to the handlebars?

I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to give my Dakar the pounding you have given yours. Firstly...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,236
Posted By DakarGuy
Hi theKite. Almost said 'Hi as a kite'.....but...

Hi theKite.
Almost said 'Hi as a kite'.....but moving on...

You're right. You can never get rid of the prop blur totally. However, with a #4 neutral density filter, you can make it look almost...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,236
Posted By DakarGuy
I recently bought a Drift HD Ghost after much...

I recently bought a Drift HD Ghost after much comparison and research. I wanted a camera I could use for motorcycling, flying, and skydiving.
I love the Drift. Here's why...
- minimal setup out of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 48,157
Posted By DakarGuy
Awesome report and pics Michnus. I'm...

Awesome report and pics Michnus.

I'm originally from Joburgh, but live in the US now. I used to do safari trips throughout Southern Africa in my Mitsubishi Pajero, but nothing as daunting as you...
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By DakarGuy
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/Antonsteyn/...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/Antonsteyn/Motorcycling/1591.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/Antonsteyn/media/Motorcycling/1591.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,999
Posted By DakarGuy
Will do. Thanks. Still in the early route...

Will do. Thanks. Still in the early route planning stages. As soon as I have something a little more interesting I will create a thread in the Trip Planning forum.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,999
Posted By DakarGuy
Geneva itself is a great little town to live...

Geneva itself is a great little town to live in...as are many of the towns and cities that surround Chicago. It's the greater midwest that is just not my idea of the great outdoors, especially for...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,999
Posted By DakarGuy
- The midwest. @#$%& Corn and beans for a...

- The midwest. @#$%& Corn and beans for a thousand miles in every direction. Flat, straight roads all neatly squared off by the original land surveyors.
I live in the far western suburbs of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Great explanation Dwayne. Exactly what I needed...

Great explanation Dwayne. Exactly what I needed to know. Thank you.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
It certainly does Kevin. Thank you so much. ...

It certainly does Kevin. Thank you so much.

This is why I go to TT first when I'm looking for gear. You guys go out of your way to answer queries.
Your customer service experience is second to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Very neat. Thanks for the pic and the link.

Very neat. Thanks for the pic and the link.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for the feedback. Do you have any pics of...

Thanks for the feedback. Do you have any pics of how you mounted those?
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,457
Posted By DakarGuy
Adding LED lights

I'm thinking of adding a set of Denali DM1 LED lights from Twisted Throttle to my Dakar.
I know very little about electrical systems, So was hoping for some advice. I searched for some basic guide...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By DakarGuy
Shout Out for Twisted Throttle

I hope this is the right thread for this...

I want to say a big thank you to the folks at Twisted Throttle http://www.twistedthrottle.com/ for going above and beyond.

On a recent trip to South...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks. I saw comments on various online stores...

Thanks. I saw comments on various online stores sites saying so, but wasn't sure.
I trust ADV Rider feedback a little more :D
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By DakarGuy
Looking for Tube Type Heidenau K60s

Hi,
I'm looking for Heidenau K60 Scout tires for my 2007 BMW 650 Dakar. Sizes are 90/90-21 front and 130/80-17 rear.
I need the tube type tire, but I can't find them anywhere online. Most places...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By DakarGuy
Nope. Not me. I work right by the Cumberland exit...

Nope. Not me. I work right by the Cumberland exit on the Kennedy.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By DakarGuy
It's gonna be the first service for the...

It's gonna be the first service for the bike....so whatever gets done on the first service. The maintenance book prescribes a list of items.
I bought it used with real low mileage in August 2012. It...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By DakarGuy
Service Center Reference?

Hi,
I have a 2007 BMW F650GS Dakar. I need to take it for a service. I live in Geneva IL (not Lake Geneva, WI) and I work near O'Hare.
Can anyone recommend a good service center that is not in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By DakarGuy
Two motorcycle shows in Chicago?

Can anybody tell me what the difference is between the two motorcycle shows scheduled for the Chicago area in Jan and Feb 2013?

First one is in St. Charles at the Pheasant Run Resort, Jan 18-20 -...
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