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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By wpoll
No idea about the stiction but the values for the...

No idea about the stiction but the values for the fluid seem off - my manual says 0.55l for the Dakar fork and 0.6l for the std GS.

The 0.61l value is for a std GS when rebuilding the forks. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I wonder when (and why) they moved it, Wayne. My...

I wonder when (and why) they moved it, Wayne. My 06/01 has it behind the engine. Doesn't seem to get too hot, but then, this IS the S.I of NZ. :rofl

I note the early single spark GS models...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By wpoll
OK, only on the single spark Dakar. :norton ...

OK, only on the single spark Dakar. :norton

With no ABS.

How many different ways did BMW build these dang things? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By wpoll
On the Dakar model, the factory location for the...

On the Dakar model, the factory location for the voltage regulator is behind the engine, so it gets even less cooling. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By wpoll
It's possible - the two bikes have different...

It's possible - the two bikes have different parts numbers for the various suspension components (spring, spacer etc.)
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By wpoll
The R1100GS has a dry clutch and can use very...

The R1100GS has a dry clutch and can use very different oils from a bike with a wet clutch. The Bel Ray should be fine though. The Bel Ray website says it's designed for wet clutches.

If the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I can't believe the 10mm bolt got torqued to...

I can't believe the 10mm bolt got torqued to 140nm and didn't shear right off then and there! :huh

I think this falls under the "measure twice, cut once" rule. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Sounds like the bulb is blown. :D

Sounds like the bulb is blown. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By wpoll
It seems the Bel Ray EXS oil is a fully synth oil...

It seems the Bel Ray EXS oil is a fully synth oil designed for wet clutches, so it should be ok. Maybe the clutch level/cable adjestment is way off?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By wpoll
While it IS possible the cover is corroded to the...

While it IS possible the cover is corroded to the point where it is weeping (or the casting is faulty), you can eliminate this by draining the coolant, removing the cover and checking the interior...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Not a known issue per se, but I'd guess the hose...

Not a known issue per se, but I'd guess the hose clamp directly above the " cup" is loose. Replace it with a good SS one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 01:44 AM
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Posted By wpoll
I was going to do the hockey puck thing but as...

I was going to do the hockey puck thing but as there are designed to slide, I wasn't too keen about putting one on the foot of my stand. So I made a 20mm high alloy foot, with "tread" on the bottom....
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 11:50 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Not very significant - speedo said 2075kms vs GPS...

Not very significant - speedo said 2075kms vs GPS @ 2069kms - this was over 48 hours last weekend. 77mpg (imperial) in all sorts of weather.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Assuming, of course, that this is the stray part!...

Assuming, of course, that this is the stray part! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Oil Tank Mount

Linky.... http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?30322-New-Oil-Tank-Mount&highlight=tank
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By wpoll
From the bike picture, you appear to have the...

From the bike picture, you appear to have the standard Dakar seat, which is the same seat as the high seat for a regular GS.

This is the highest seat option offered by BMW.

All seats (of any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Spares lead times

Well, since we're ranting...

I've had parts on order from BMW Motorrad NZ for more than 3 months now, and still nothing. I get most OEM BMW stuff I need from overseas suppliers (MaxBMW,...
Forum: New Zealand 01-07-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Eek There's a couple of holes in the lower triple...

There's a couple of holes in the lower triple clamp that allow you to punch the old bearing inner off the shaft. A couple of correct size punches (or a couple of ground off 6" nails!) is all you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 08:34 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Wicked You need this... ...

You need this...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/XltIrc/01-051-1202-01.jpg?size=prodfull

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/403/PN-051-1202/License-Plate-Brace-F650GS

WayneC1 in Oz has...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Define "prohibitive". :evil The whole...

Define "prohibitive". :evil

The whole riser assembly (inc. bolts) is only US$45 from TwistedThrottle.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I have a spare set of the Barkbuster screws - PM...

I have a spare set of the Barkbuster screws - PM me if you want them.
Forum: New Zealand 09-19-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By wpoll
So? Hows the new bike? :evil The back roads...

So? Hows the new bike? :evil

The back roads on the peninsula are great - my practice ground. If I can't get out for a longer ride, a quick blast around Hoopers is a great way to keep the skills...
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By wpoll
I'm another local too; same goes... Need a hand...

I'm another local too; same goes... Need a hand with routes, info, tools etc, just shout...:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I have a Dakar with Full Bore M-41s, pretty much...

I have a Dakar with Full Bore M-41s, pretty much the same as the E705. I run 36-40 psi rear and 32-34psi front, depending on the load/speeds. I'm getting about 9000kms from a rear - haven't worn out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Quick check for this is... Speedo! Working or...

Quick check for this is... Speedo! Working or not? If not, then the ABS sensor (or wiring, as in this case) would be suspect.

I don't have ABS, so I can't talk from experience but wouldn't the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 01:48 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Sounds like the joiner/connector for the rear...

Sounds like the joiner/connector for the rear ABS/Speed sensor. This has an armoured cable going to the rear sensor and a standard pair of wires going to either the ABS comp. or the Speedo (depending...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Won't that kill the speedo too? :huh

Won't that kill the speedo too? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 01:41 AM
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Posted By wpoll
If only. No local dealer (in the entire island!),...

If only. No local dealer (in the entire island!), original injector and no idea what exact version of firmware I have anyway. :huh

Must build myself a code reader.... Need to fix my water pump...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 01:18 AM
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Posted By wpoll
I lock up the rear all the time (off road) -...

I lock up the rear all the time (off road) - can't say I've ever had it stall the bike when I do it. And restarting "on the fly" with the bike rolling, would give my EFI computer major grief - it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Nice spot - I ride through there often. :-)

Nice spot - I ride through there often. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 07:54 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Get thee to f650.com ...

Get thee to f650.com ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 05:02 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Speed limit in NZ is 100km/h and it is STRICTLY...

Speed limit in NZ is 100km/h and it is STRICTLY enforced in most busy roads! :cry

Fortunately, the South Island is a big, empty island... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 04:17 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Yeah, but I bet you don't very often.. :D ...

Yeah, but I bet you don't very often.. :D

The point of lowering the gearing is to get more low-end grunt, presumably when traversing difficult terrain or passing trucks. In top gear, near...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 04:03 PM
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Posted By wpoll
You are lowering the gearing - it will have an...

You are lowering the gearing - it will have an impact - not sure if it's much though.

What I meant was "Hells Teeth - who rides these things at much over 80mph anyway!!!?" :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 01:49 PM
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Posted By wpoll
With a 15T CS ALL of your riding will be below...

With a 15T CS ALL of your riding will be below 80mph! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 318,688
Posted By wpoll
Winter Sunrise over Otago Harbour

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/winter-sunrise.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,210
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Posted By wpoll
Wicked Going to try FBs...

I have a fresh set of M-41 FBs in my garage (90/90-21 and 130/80-17) that I'm about to spoon onto my Dakar - I'll report back once they are on and spinning... :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13,408
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Posted By wpoll
There's no charging indicator on the F650GS or...

There's no charging indicator on the F650GS or Dakar - or at least, not as stock. :cry

The lamp in question is oil pressure only.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 488,116
Posted By wpoll
You can get at the battery by removing only the...

You can get at the battery by removing only the seat and then just six screws, teasing the centre of the faux tank out carefully, without removing the indicators, and faux tank sides etc. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13,408
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Posted By wpoll
...and oddly enough, I've got these too but I'm...

...and oddly enough, I've got these too but I'm not using the bolts. PM me if you want 'em.. :D

They are made by BarkBusters, BTW...
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