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Old 04-09-2009, 02:37 AM   #226
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Nice bike Roundigo !

I've run 15/47 for a few years, but changed it back to stock midway through the trip around Oz because of all the hours on straight roads in 5th.

I like the idea of just cahnging the rear sprocket, but what about chain lenght ? will it fit both a 49 and a 41 sprocket ? That's at least 12cm difference (8 links at 1,5cm - haven't measured the chain) which should leave an adjustment of 6 cm. Not much more play than that in the tensioner....

Yesterday I checked the price of a rear sprocket carrier with bearings and it's NOK1500 (US$230). Not exactly cheap is it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #227
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #228
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Almost there

Just got to sort out a few more things, headlight, speedo and it's done.
Started as standard GS and now,
Ohlins rear
Rebuilt forks
21 front excel, 18 rear
Scorpian can
Dakar bodywork
EBC disks
Renthal chain & sprockets
Renthal fat bars
Acerbis hand guards and rewired heated grips
ABS removed
Rallye footrests
TT pannier frames
And it's the wifes bike

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #229
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Looks really cool. You must really love your wife!

Post pics when you figure out the headlight.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #230
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Almost there


And it's the wifes bike
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:07 AM   #231
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Almost there


Pete
Looks like you're running the GS centerstand. How's that working out the longer rear travel ? Looks like the rear tire is sitting on the ground (asking cause I'm adding an Öhlins and a TT centerstand to mine)
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #232
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Looks really cool. You must really love your wife!

Post pics when you figure out the headlight.
That's funny Jim, because your wife's bike would have flat tires, loose bolts, enough gas in the tank to get her to the middle of DV, and the frame would most likely break from a strange crack in the frame that resembles a saw blade cut .
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:42 PM   #233
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That's funny Jim, because your wife's bike would have flat tires, loose bolts, enough gas in the tank to get her to the middle of DV, and the frame would most likely break from a strange crack in the frame that resembles a saw blade cut .
I don't appreciate it when you repeat private conversations we've had. You know my wife is a "home entertainment center"....

If I had your squaw I would'nt have sawed off the passenger pegs anyhow.

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Old 04-11-2009, 09:20 PM   #234
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:10 AM   #235
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Gravel, It is the OE centre stand, the bike is a GS not a Dakar with standard length shock, the reason the rear is on the ground is because of the 18" rear wheel and fat tyre.
Looking to ship over a pair of Koubalinks to bring it back to standard ride height.

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:57 AM   #236
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Gravel, It is the OE centre stand, the bike is a GS not a Dakar with standard length shock, the reason the rear is on the ground is because of the 18" rear wheel and fat tyre.
Looking to ship over a pair of Koubalinks to bring it back to standard ride height.
In that case, is anyone using the stock centre stand with the Dakar? What about an aftermarket one or something else compatible? I know it decreases clearance and there are a few other small issues, but if you can live with those I'd interested in knowing if it fits and works.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:20 AM   #237
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In that case, is anyone using the stock centre stand with the Dakar? What about an aftermarket one or something else compatible? I know it decreases clearance and there are a few other small issues, but if you can live with those I'd interested in knowing if it fits and works.
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Fits: BMW F 650 GS, F 650 GS Dakar

Part no: 01-300-0135-0
Weight: 1.84 Kg

A centerstand makes it much easier to do chain, rear wheel maintenance and oil changes. And a vertical motorcycle takes up less space in the garage. In many cases the bike is more stable when vertical, especially considering how far the F650GS-dakar leans over on the sidestand, the bike just looks better standing straight up!
(Give me a fucking break Touratech....jeez)
Made in Germany by TOURATECH.

* Sized for F650GS-Dakar only with 21" front wheel
* Steel construction, powdercoated gloss black
* All the maintenance benefits of a centerstand
* Easy installation, all hardware included.


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Old 04-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #238
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Can you show a little more detail of the headlight/screen setup please?

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Almost there

Just got to sort out a few more things, headlight, speedo and it's done.
Started as standard GS and now,
Ohlins rear
Rebuilt forks
21 front excel, 18 rear
Scorpian can
Dakar bodywork
EBC disks
Renthal chain & sprockets
Renthal fat bars
Acerbis hand guards and rewired heated grips
ABS removed
Rallye footrests
TT pannier frames
And it's the wifes bike

Pete
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:11 PM   #239
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Prep List?

Hello All,

I just picked up a '03 Dakar and am putting together a list of tools, spares etc. I was wondering if anyone else has done so and might help me keep from missing something important.

Also, anyone seen this DVD?

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/globeriders/

Thanks!

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:06 AM   #240
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Mic, I'm still waiting for headlight to turn up, there will be a four inch hole cut in the screen for the light.



I've got an www.acewell.co.uk speedo on order also.

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