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Old 05-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #151
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Anyone else interested? The Elka spring sale is still going on so they are still on the best price e can get.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:41 AM   #152
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Haven't done mine yet (see previous post about weather), but the installation instructions that came with it are pretty explicit and have pictures of each step. Looks pretty straightforward.

I'm in Canada; we don't have carbon canisters so I can't help ya there.

Edit: no mention of carbon canister in the install instructions, that I can see
sturgeon, are the installation instructions you refer to specific to the F800GS or the more general 'Motorcycle Series Owners Manual'. I don't think I received anything specific to the F800GS. Not a big deal really. Installing a shock is pretty straight forward stuff but am I curious if you US based riders are removing carbon canister to make room for the remote reservoir?
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:49 AM   #153
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Another question for you F800GS users, did your setup come with the bracket that mounts the the remote preload adjuster to the remote reservoir? As shown in these two pictures.





Mine did not. I need to get one of those. Very nice way to mount it. I've looked at the Elka website but don't see any such bracket for sale.

Josh, can you point me to a rep at Elka?

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #154
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Mine came with a bracket to mount it to the rear brake resi mount. Works okay, seems protected enough with bags on. I don't think there would be enough room to mount it to the shock resi the way mine is placed.

I removed my charcoal canister and relocated the brake resi there.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #155
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Mine came with a bracket to mount it to the rear brake resi mount. Works okay, seems protected enough with bags on. I don't think there would be enough room to mount it to the shock resi the way mine is placed.

I removed my charcoal canister and relocated the brake resi there.
Hmm... I did not receive that bracket either. epicxcrider, did your come with the F800GS specific setup documentation?
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:05 AM   #156
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That bracket pictured is for the F650 Dakar I believe. Not sure.

If you ordered the F800GS model and it did not come with a bracket or instructions you can call the factory direct at tel: (800) 557-0552 and get support. I'll contact the rep today and see what he says it should come with for that model.

And remove the charcoal canister. It isn't hard and doesn't do much of anything.


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Old 05-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #157
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... you can call the factory direct at tel: (800) 557-0552 and get support. I'll contact the rep today and see what he says it should come with for that model.

And remove the charcoal canister. It isn't hard and doesn't do much of anything.


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Right on. Will do.

Charcoal canister is history!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:44 PM   #158
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Just to add to the knowledge base, since it's fresh in my memory........
Background: I've got a 2002 F650GS that was converted to a Dakar by a PO. I bought it a year ago and it's my first bike since I was a pre-teen, 25+ years ago. I ordered my shock on May 6 and received it this morning, May 31.

As far as removal of the old shock and installation of the new, Elka gives pretty good instructions, much like BMW recommends, which involves removing the fuel tank, electrical connections, etc. But, I paid attention to what tomatoe333 posted and took off the following, in detail for noobs like me:
Rear plastics
License plate bracket
Exhaust cans
Rear brake reservoir
ECU
Lower subframe bolts
Upper subframe bolts LOOSENED ONLY

My main obstacle was removing the exhaust, which apparently hadn't been done in quite some time.

This was all done on the centerstand and, once everything was removed, I connected a ratchet strap from the handlebars to the rear subframe to raise it enough to get to the top of the shock. There's not a lot of room to work at the top of the shock, but enough to get the job done.

Installation of the Elka was pretty straightforward. The shock itself uses stock hardware, and the instructions for installing the remote reservoir and preload adjustment are spot on and the mounting bracket uses the stock bolts. Everything needed is included or you've already got.

As far as how it works, I've only ridden it around my back pasture and a few miles into and around town. The difference is noticeable, in a good way, and the bike sits a bit higher. I plan to hit some offroad tomorrow and give it a further test.

Hope this helps. I've got a few pics if needed.

Thanks Josh, good stuff.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #159
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Nice!! I'm planning to install mine next week.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #160
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Hmm... I did not receive that bracket either. epicxcrider, did your come with the F800GS specific setup documentation?
Reporting back on this one, I emailed back and forth with Elka and have some answers.

Here is a link to the F800GS install instructions. You can see the bracket for the preload adjuster in this snippet.

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #161
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Installed last night and ran into an unexpected fitment issue. The location of this bracket will not work with Jesse rack. The right side rack has a lower connection point that attaches to the rider foot peg bracket at about the same point.

For now I'm doing some creative zip tying.
Stay tuned for the final solution.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #162
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Installed last night and ran into an unexpected fitment issue. The location of this bracket will not work with Jesse rack. The right side rack has a lower connection point that attaches to the rider foot peg bracket at about the same point.

For now I'm doing some creative zip tying.
Stay tuned for the final solution.
NICE work around. Let us know how it rides.

unfortunately my own still sits as a project unfinished. Getting closer....
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #163
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Had a few more inquiries.... the group buy rolls on :-)
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #164
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anyone interested in getting one before the summer is over?
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #165
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