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Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 08:50 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
I had the accident at night, and when I went to...

I had the accident at night, and when I went to go fetch it in the morning the bike was gone gone gone!! And thanks to my ICE stickers this black guy got hold of my bro and said he has my bike! So I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 07:36 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Forking help

Ok ok, keep your hair on plebs! WayneC1 will have them up tomorrow morning! That klomp cement is what I hit at about 120km/h after falling asleep on my bike (too many late night shifts).

I still...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
How do I add photos that are on my desktop? cant...

How do I add photos that are on my desktop? cant seem to figure that one out matey!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Dont do this to me!!!!

Dont do this to me!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 03:29 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Re-use Q's

I wrote my bike off good and proper, now I need all new controls (indicator, start/kill/, hi/lo beam switches) etc.

Now I'm wondering if I can use just any old handlebar I can pull off ebay and it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2011, 11:51 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Do you guys know if its possible to put 21''...

Do you guys know if its possible to put 21'' dakar front rim on a f650 twin :ear Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 12:17 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
What type of brake hoses are you guys using btw....

What type of brake hoses are you guys using btw. braided brake hose or rubber unit. cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 06:13 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
The problem is I can literally squeeze the brake...

The problem is I can literally squeeze the brake lever all he way to the handlebars without being able to stop my bike going downhill with just the clutch in. The brakes are not soft, they are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 10:39 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Here in S.Africa they dont really care that much...

Here in S.Africa they dont really care that much about ''dot'' approved headlights. If it has a light, it has a light :rofl and

I took the dakkie to 80 miles with a headwind yesterday and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 12:46 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Yeah, you can go onto the trailtech website and...

Yeah, you can go onto the trailtech website and grab everything off there with free delivery as well. I got the X-2 with the halogen as the HID was a bit pricey. The halogen one I just fiddled with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 11:56 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Damn!!! I was hoping to get it exactly the same...

Damn!!! I was hoping to get it exactly the same as what he had. Now that is more like plaguerism hahaha.

I just loved the look of his bike so thats what I went for. I will add some blue decals on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 11:53 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Well the headlight is a Trailtech X-2 that mounts...

Well the headlight is a Trailtech X-2 that mounts straight onto the forks with rubber straps. There is no windscreen there that I can see :D

Then to accommodate the headlight, the body panels had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 11:45 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, so that meaning someone around the world has...

Ok, so that meaning someone around the world has the exact same problems as me and has used the same word structure and paragraphs that I would have used. All this seeming so perfect it was easier...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 10:11 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, so this is what the wind blew in this...

Ok, so this is what the wind blew in this afternoon from the workshop. Just need to add the bmw badge on the side and also the blue '650' and 'dakar' vinyls and she will be ready for the bush. Hope...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 10:06 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, so this is what the wind blew in this...

Ok, so this is what the wind blew in this afternoon from the workshop. Just need to add the bmw badge on the side and also the blue '650' and 'dakar' vinyls and she will be ready for the bush. Hope...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 10:41 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Hmm, looks like I might have to gooi with an...

Hmm, looks like I might have to gooi with an aftermarket filter after all, budget allowing after the rebuild. I should be getting my body panels back tomorrow all lekker and white. Can't wait to bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Hmm, looks like I might have to gooi with an...

Hmm, looks like I might have to gooi with an aftermarket filter after all, budget allowing after the rebuild. I should be getting my body panels back tomorrow all lekker and white. Can't wait to bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 10:24 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok guys, so the folks here who have got rid of...

Ok guys, so the folks here who have got rid of the brick of a headlight and replaced it with a Trailtech jobby, what have you done with the snorkel/air flow sensor there with regards to trimming it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2011, 02:34 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Traskei Troopers

''Hole in the Wall''
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2011, 02:32 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
From Africa with Love.

From Africa with Love
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 08:08 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
What have you folks done with mounting the...

What have you folks done with mounting the ignition key/housing. I have fitted the trailtech headlight so there is no space in front of the forks, but where else is a logical/safe place to mount...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:36 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Nice bike there dude. thats the look I'm going...

Nice bike there dude. thats the look I'm going for. Looks like I'm going to be goig with white body panels and blue trim. I cant seem to be able to order 2004 yam plastics for the fender and fork...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 10:06 PM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, no I don't have ABS. :norton Thanks for the...

Ok, no I don't have ABS. :norton Thanks for the info guys. Should hopefully be putting up pics of her all together any day now. One last thing, I have bee given all the body panels for free by a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 02:01 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Hi guys, could someone please tell me what length...

Hi guys, could someone please tell me what length front brake hose I need to have made up as I am busy putting on the yz forks that have been lowered 1''. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2011, 07:35 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Hi there guys, Is it possible for someone...

Hi there guys,

Is it possible for someone else to measure their 2004 forks, or someone with an axle that fits this year forks (2004) as I'm going to order another part off ebay and want to make...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 10:22 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
So am I now looking at the triples as possibly...

So am I now looking at the triples as possibly being the problem? Or are they like you say the correct 04/05 models for the fork?

Then that can only be the axle then. Sorry for dragging this out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 08:36 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
You get 46 and then 48mm forks from 2004 onwards....

You get 46 and then 48mm forks from 2004 onwards. I'm not too sure about the axle and google isn't being my friend at the moment!! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 08:14 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Yeah, just googled the nut and it looks correct....

Yeah, just googled the nut and it looks correct. I have just installed everything as you say and the thread is only about 20cm away from the bolt. From the people I have spoken to (Who seem to know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 07:19 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Goed dankie meneer! Could maybe the axle nut...

Goed dankie meneer!

Could maybe the axle nut be the problem? It does not look like it goes in far enough to grab the thread of the axle? Here is a pic.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 05:22 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, so this is how the forks are set up now. ...

Ok, so this is how the forks are set up now.

BLACK- I think the tripples go on the other way round for a start?

RED---- Axle went in this side and one can see the thicker part protruding from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 05:13 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
And here is a pic of the axle, it being 21.5cm...

And here is a pic of the axle, it being 21.5cm long.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 05:09 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Ok, so my top triples are 25cm across, 12.5 to...

Ok, so my top triples are 25cm across, 12.5 to the half way hole. Heres a pic.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2011, 12:23 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Pissed :cry:cry I have tried every combo I can...

:cry:cry

I have tried every combo I can think of and the axle is still too short?! Should both of the fork-mounts be inset inwards as only one of mine is, and I can see that if it was, the axle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 641,488
Posted By DakarboySA
Wow I feel like a chop hahaha.. I'll give this...

Wow I feel like a chop hahaha..
I'll give this a shot tomorrow morning and hopefully I come right. I just want to ride the bike after having spent so much cash on the thing after my accident!!! If I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 07:58 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Last pic here, one can see on the far side that...

Last pic here, one can see on the far side that the axle doesn't quite make it all the way to sit flush like it should!

Now it can either be the triple clamps or the axle? You folks tell me...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 07:55 AM
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Views: 641,488
Posted By DakarboySA
Top of the triple with clamps.

Top of the triple with clamps.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 07:54 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
The bottom of the triple.

The bottom of the triple.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 07:51 AM
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Posted By DakarboySA
Thumb Hi guys, Here are the pics of my forks with...

Hi guys,

Here are the pics of my forks with the triples and the axle pushed to flush with the one side like it is meant to be. But in the pictures one can see that the axle does not sit flush on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 641,488
Posted By DakarboySA
Whats up guys. I have purchased a full Yam...

Whats up guys.

I have purchased a full Yam front end from one of the other inmates here, and it seems that either the axle is too small (does not fit flush on either side of the forks i.e its 1''...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2010, 01:59 AM
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Views: 1,696,359
Posted By DakarboySA
Hi there advriders, I have tried to connect my...

Hi there advriders, I have tried to connect my X-2 headlight to my bike but there is no light comig out of the light itself. I have a number of things unplugged though like the dash, speedo etc so...
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