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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Front ABS sensor connector?

Front ABS sensor connector?
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By wpoll
There ARE fork gaiters that fit with the standard...

There ARE fork gaiters that fit with the standard fork brace. These ones are long enough that they have enough downward force to keep seated during fork excursions. No zip tie at the bottom; just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By wpoll
This! :-) I found this during a regular...

This! :-)

I found this during a regular maint. check last year...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/Shocked_zps55f9b6b2.jpg

The lower shock yoke bolt hole was stripped and the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By wpoll
It sure has! Which icon should I have used to...

It sure has! Which icon should I have used to indicate sarcasm? :D

Note sure on the dual-spark vs single-spark, as I don't have a factory manual for the dual-spark (is there one?). The parts fiche...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By wpoll
I'm afraid my BMW factory service manual for the...

I'm afraid my BMW factory service manual for the 01 begs to differ - all the lamps are listed as 1.2W (page 62.3). That's what I have installed in all dash holders (except the ABS lamp - no ABS) and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:01 AM
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Posted By wpoll
The bulbs are 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge, BMW...

The bulbs are 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge, BMW #63217167000

Any aftermarket 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge will work. They sometimes have a slightly different name (T1-1/2 etc.).
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I was tempted by LEDs also but concluded that the...

I was tempted by LEDs also but concluded that the low level of heat from the incandescent lamps kept moisture out of my dash electronics! :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By wpoll
F650.com classifieds......

F650.com classifieds... (http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?31502-F-650-Swingarm-Parts)
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By wpoll
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441434

or

http://f650.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?13-Modifications-and-Maintenance
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By wpoll
I guess that's why they dropped the sight glass...

I guess that's why they dropped the sight glass from 2004 onwards.... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By wpoll
The distance is stored in non-volatile RAM in the...

The distance is stored in non-volatile RAM in the instrument cluster itself, so the new cluster will display the mileage from the donor machine.

A new cluster will display zero mileage.
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By wpoll
A good mate and his son are riding up that way...

A good mate and his son are riding up that way right now, on a pair of KLRs. Seems like there's a few Kiwis up that way right now... :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Turns out you will also need the new (longer)...

Turns out you will also need the new (longer) clutch cable ... :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:18 AM
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Posted By wpoll
You might want to add an axle retainer for the...

You might want to add an axle retainer for the left swing arm to your "to do" list! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Feck - I wish! Finance rates are about 15%...

Feck - I wish! Finance rates are about 15% here... :cry

A new 'Tao is NZ$14,590 too. I'll be on my '01 Dak for a bit yet. :1drink

The new R1200GSA is NZ$35,600!!! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 03:24 AM
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Posted By wpoll
Not too much of an issue - the gaiters are quite...

Not too much of an issue - the gaiters are quite a bit too long and actually push down on the sliders quiet positively. Yep, sure, they possibly lag a little on the down-stroke, but in the six years...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Protection up front

Tooth hings...

Here's the gaiters on my Dak...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/boots.jpg

As you can see, the Pro-Grip gaiters don't foul the fork brace AND you can just lift...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Not always so - I have gaiters that fit my '01...

Not always so - I have gaiters that fit my '01 Dakar fine, with no mods. Not sure what brand/model they are (installed by PO) but I'll see if I can find out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By wpoll
Just a quick day-long 700km blast on the slab,...

Just a quick day-long 700km blast on the slab, out towards the West Coast. Need to grab some photos of certain locations. I'll take some gravel back roads where I can though; lots of washed out roads...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By wpoll
Hush up - my trip plan for next week is "out...

Hush up - my trip plan for next week is "out west" - broken forks are NOT on the current plan. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By wpoll
Question Do you mean the radiator cap? The rubber cap...

Do you mean the radiator cap?

The rubber cap (#1 in the image) is only for the coolant overflow and is not under pressure, like the metal radiator cap.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 10:48 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, 07:56 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, 04:59 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, 02:34 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, 03:38 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, 07:35 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, 07:19 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, 07:12 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, 02:56 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, 02:53 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, 01:19 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, 02:44 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 03-01-2014, 12:50 AM
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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, 01:44 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, 01:08 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, 11:52 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, 01:14 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, 07:00 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, 09:34 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...
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