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Old 09-02-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question F650 front lower fender

Went out today lookin' for mud and wet [ still checkin' her out ] found plenty after the pussy hurricane, nothin' but spray and slop up in my face and every where else, dose the lower front fender work on the F650 Dakar Didn't mind at first, at 45 years old I felt like a kid again . If it's not worth it then I'll deal with it........
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:45 AM   #2
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i tried to get the dealer to fit one to my dak when i bought it, they did try but were unable to fit it for some reason.

just looked it up across on f650.com

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it doesn't fit the Dakar without a new fork brace - another 50 odd quid - putting it firmly in the price range of all the other after market front guards.
from this page.

I'm just about to place an order for the touratech one, well, i will do once tt uk responds to my email
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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I fitted the Touratech low guard on my GS , and removed the beak .

I like the looks and it is better than nothing but you still get a fair bit of spray , not so much on your face but right up through the engine .
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:07 AM   #4
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Get the TT guard. It is much lower and covers more of the tire than the BMW one.

Any pictures of your GS with the guard on and no fender? I've taken my fender off before, but was never inclined to leave it off.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
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Well went and ordered the Touratech fender and got the email of order received and it's even in stock but they will be closed until 9-5 then orders will go out. Also checked out the install instructions at f650.com, seems like a breeze....thanks for the input
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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It's all good, Dirty Bling.
Waterspray helps in cooling your motor and washes away some of the dirt too - off the bike and off of you.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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The beak doesn't keep enough of the spray off me... on the hiway, I don't need to feel the ADV experience of riding through the creek.
Been looking at the options, and the BMW lower fender is pretty close in price to the TT one... until ebay.
Finally won one for $15, received it, and find the fork brace on my '05 / Twin-Spark Dakar is not drilled and tapped for the 4 bolts to secure it, as it is on the GS models. Of course, the lower fender comes stock on the GS.
Drill and tap? Shoot. I can do that.
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:46 PM   #8
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Touratech mudguard

I installed the mudguard on my Dakar 3 weeks ago and I like it. No more constant spray to drive through.
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:02 PM   #9
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I'd be interested to see the lower guard on without the beak as well. Should be better at higher speeds since the beak must create a pretty big air dam.

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:22 AM   #10
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Doh - I suppose it would look a bit like this Anyone got a spare CS mudguard lying around ?

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Old 10-01-2006, 09:58 AM   #11
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TT lower fender on my SO's 650. Makes a nice difference...

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Old 10-01-2006, 10:25 AM   #12
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TT lower fender on my SO's 650. Makes a nice difference...

I'd like to do that to my wife's Fgs. What's the fender from? You mention "TT" in your post, but I'm not sure to what you're referring.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:54 AM   #13
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