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Old 06-06-2004, 11:05 PM   #91
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Four fender bolts stripped and had to be cut out
Jimmy had to weld nuts on the threads and then twist them out.
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:06 PM   #92
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Tank installation--12 hours. Very close fittings.
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:16 PM   #93
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It's like watching KIT get built... continued well wishes SV!
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:26 PM   #94
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Taking shape--still to go, Pia lights from cyclegadgets.com with Terra Nova light bar from Brad Vardy. Maybe an Ohlins rear shock, anyone ever install one of these on a late model Dakar? It looks complicated but the stock shock has to go. I'll be loading almost two hundred additional pounds minus rider.
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Old 06-08-2004, 04:41 AM   #95
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Glen,

You said earlier that you had to cut the fender mounting screws off - why?

THere are four stainless replacement screws in the light bar kit (which you should get today, I hope)

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Old 06-08-2004, 04:46 AM   #96
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hey striking viking how is it going? I've been following your trip and it sucks. loosen the shirt collar and live a little you stick in the mud. don't let your meat loaf. remember old nachtflug when the camera comes out. among other things. ride safe and don't take any wooden nickels.
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:13 AM   #97
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We installed two Touratech tank kits. One on an 2003 and the other on my 2005. Both models had the four fender bolts locktighted in so hard that we twisted the the ends right off some and the others stripped so we cut them off. Since the fender is plastic, we couldn't use a torch. Must be a late model thing.

Anyone have experience with installing an Ohlins on a late model Dakar?
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:51 AM   #98
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We installed two Touratech tank kits. One on an 2003 and the other on my 2005. Both models had the four fender bolts locktighted in so hard that we twisted the the ends right off some and the others stripped so we cut them off. Since the fender is plastic, we couldn't use a torch. Must be a late model thing.

Anyone have experience with installing an Ohlins on a late model Dakar?
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:41 PM   #99
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Closed escrow on my ranch and bid a sad farewell to 130 acres of rolling California paradise. A fair trade for the perils and pleasures ahead plunging into the dark cloud of uncertainty? I have never felt so awkward in my life--following this notion that wiser men than me would likely discard.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:45 AM   #100
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:52 AM   #101
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A total of 10,000 square feet of undulating aluminum.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:53 AM   #102
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:54 AM   #103
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:55 AM   #104
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:10 AM   #105
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top box /

What type of top box is that you got and why did you decide not to get a Jesse version? How much fuel capacity will you now have and what type of tank set up is that?
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