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Old 08-09-2010, 02:27 AM   #3196
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How do I get my hands on one of those Dakars of yours? Those things are impossible to find... Are they still being made?
I think Rob has a few he was going to ship over to Europe

They don't make them anymore - they were limited editions
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:41 AM   #3197
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What is it that needs fixed? What's the fix and how many of those $$$$?

There's a 2002 F650GS selling for $3900 here in Salt Lake. If I can get an idea on how much I would spend with the "mandatory" mods this could be an option...

Anyone care to go about the most common things to tackle?

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The Dakar has
- Longer travel suspension
- Larger front wheel

To make it a "Fakar" you need to buy a Dakar front end and shock (readily available from everyone that has upgraded their Dakars to the Yamaha MX front end). You also need a 21" front wheel and longer sidestand. The GS centerstand can be used as a paperweight or you can fab it to fit the Fakar.

Most Dakar owners will at some point curse the soft suspension to hell and upgrade, so the other option would be to go for that straight off the bat;

Get an aftermarket Dakar shock from Wilbers, Öhlins or WP. Get new links to fit the longer shock. Read this thread
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:04 AM   #3198
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I ran a 140 Metz Enduro 3 Shara without any issues, but I don't know about 140 knobbies
well, I guess the Heidenau really isn't a knobbilie! I will check around. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:48 AM   #3199
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So you don't have any indicators what so ever ? I'd rather see that my turn signals are on than yell ohh shit miliseconds before I'm roadkill....

I've not had issues with being surprised by running out of fuel (other than that one time) - the other times I knew I was going to run out



Thing is it doesn't give you any warning signs like a carby motor does - it just dies.
I have no turn signals .

My warning for the fuel is when it dies and then I turn the gas switch and drop another 1.9g's into the tank from the auxilary tail tank.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:19 PM   #3200
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New Luggage Plate

Thanks to andyhb for the inspiration My new luggage plate has now been extensively tested and is fit for purpose.

It's survived one medium offroad lay down unscathed so far, it's just a shame my sofy luggage frame and my foot didn't

It's 380mm wide and 300mm front to back excluding the rear lip and 4mm Ally. It doesn't encroach (spelling?) on the passenger space, doesn't need any extra holes making in the bike and doesn't weigh too much.

I'll be taking orders shortly

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Old 08-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #3201
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I think Rob has a few he was going to ship over to Europe
I did until you told me that Mustangs are the ticket. I've spent the last four weekdns out in Arizona trying to rope a few, but hey're fuckin fast little creatures.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:38 PM   #3202
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I have no turn signals .
Well that's another story completely then
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:40 PM   #3203
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I did until you told me that Mustangs are the ticket. I've spent the last four weekdns out in Arizona trying to rope a few, but hey're fuckin fast little creatures.
That's pure gold ! Hahahaha
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #3204
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Jonkem, Looks like a great job!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #3205
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Thanks to andyhb for the inspiration My new luggage plate has now been extensively tested and is fit for purpose.

It's survived one medium offroad lay down unscathed so far, it's just a shame my sofy luggage frame and my foot didn't

It's 380mm wide and 300mm front to back excluding the rear lip and 4mm Ally. It doesn't encroach (spelling?) on the passenger space, doesn't need any extra holes making in the bike and doesn't weigh too much.

I'll be taking orders shortly

Nice, but I hope you're adding a couple slits on the forward edge ?!

I did on mine and they're all I use (with the ones on the lip) - how else will you fasten (regular sized) luggage with a passenger without it getting in their way ?
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #3206
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Nice work - looks better and stronger than the Touratech one (Ooops did I say the "T" word?).
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #3207
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Thanks to andyhb for the inspiration My new luggage plate has now been extensively tested and is fit for purpose.

It's survived one medium offroad lay down unscathed so far, it's just a shame my sofy luggage frame and my foot didn't

It's 380mm wide and 300mm front to back excluding the rear lip and 4mm Ally. It doesn't encroach (spelling?) on the passenger space, doesn't need any extra holes making in the bike and doesn't weigh too much.

I'll be taking orders shortly
You SHOULD take orders. I like the fact that it doesn't look like it would cut you in half if you crashed.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:14 PM   #3208
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You SHOULD take orders. I like the fact that it doesn't look like it would cut you in half if you crashed.
Hey Jim,

Fuck You!
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:06 PM   #3209
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Hey Jim,

Fuck You!

I know when you say that you really mean "You're awsome, Jim..."

That kind of reasoning got me married.....
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:44 PM   #3210
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How do you drain all the oil out for a oil change? Do you drain the oil tank as well?
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