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Old 12-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #9691
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pic of the side view. i had to take a little off the bottom of the seat pan to fit since it didnt fit flush.i also cut a meter piece out to fit it in there but not much work to fit it in there.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #9692
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Dwayne's old thread on battery relocation is worth reading, it keeps the battery low and in the centre of the machine

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206084
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #9693
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Anyone with the "Captain America" plastics wanna trade with me? Thinking about buying a bike that has the silver/blue graphics...
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #9694
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Relocate Battery

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Thanks Kubiak.
It appears that you removed the frame cross brace, any issues?
Any chance of posting a picture of the seat pan modification?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #9695
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Battery Relocation

I'll check it out, thanks.


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Dwayne's old thread on battery relocation is worth reading, it keeps the battery low and in the centre of the machine

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206084
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #9696
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Has anyone here added the black plastic front fender extender to an 05 / 06 year model Dakar? I’ve been looking through this thread for pictures but no luck. Any help much appreciated!
Thanks, Kenny.

Im wondering if the new sertao beak would fit as I think the fenders are very similar.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #9697
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Stick with it, grab an LED flasher from CustomLED or others they are low cost and the diode set up for the dash lamp is easy. I have run LED for a very long time with front indicators in the hand guards & they are brighter, more reiiable and dont break in minor falls
Wayne, do yo uneed the diode setup for the dash for the blinkers to work or is it to get the dash blinker to indicate?

2nd question, does anyone know if F800GS indicators work on early model (single spark) GS/Dakars?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #9698
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Thanks Kubiak.
It appears that you removed the frame cross brace, any issues?
Any chance of posting a picture of the seat pan modification?
no issues, its been about 6 or 8 months and no problems. i dont have any pics of the seat but i cut a piece out about 2 x3 inches where the battery was touching the pan.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #9699
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no issues, its been about 6 or 8 months and no problems. i dont have any pics of the seat but i cut a piece out about 2 x3 inches where the battery was touching the pan.
heres a pic of the bottom of the seat pan i cut to clear the battery.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #9700
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this is a pic under the seat where i cut the thin cross piece bracket out for the battery.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #9701
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this is a pic under the seat where i cut the thin cross piece bracket out for the battery.

You said youve never had any problems with flexing or anything from removing that. How do you ride?? Loads or passengers?? I ask because Ive thought of doing the same thing for my tool kit. I dont ride real hard, but I do like to play and take trips where Im fairly heavily loaded.

Was also thinking of cutting it out and making a bolt in crossmember over the top of the fuel pump.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #9702
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You said youve never had any problems with flexing or anything from removing that. How do you ride?? Loads or passengers?? I ask because Ive thought of doing the same thing for my tool kit. I dont ride real hard, but I do like to play and take trips where Im fairly heavily loaded.

Was also thinking of cutting it out and making a bolt in crossmember over the top of the fuel pump.
i weigh about 220 without gear and my wife about 140 and ride double a lot. i also ride by myself offroad in rough rocky terrain and do quite a lot of wheelies sometimes clicking up to 5th gear. no troubles i can see.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #9703
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Those sub frames are very stout. I did a 10,000 mile 2up tour about six years ago and we were definitely exceeding the weight limit with all our gear. The sub frame never gave us any problems. Although I did feel something flex pretty heavily when we were cruising some trails in Baja at one point, I'm not sure if it was the sub frame or the swing arm.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #9704
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Allright thanks. Yeah, I havent had any problems with mine either and Ive run rough roads and two track fully loaded, but I was curious how they held up without that crossmember. Be a good place to put my toolkit.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #9705
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I am looking to upgrade my rear shock on my 06 Dakar. Any opinions on the new Touratech Explore Rear Shock compared to what else is out there (Ohlins, Wilbers, etc)?
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