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Old 09-19-2010, 07:18 AM   #3601
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:36 AM   #3602
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Sweet! That would be some fun.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:23 PM   #3603
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Sweet! That would be some fun.
Yeah, I think it would be. Would be awsome if some of you guys from the US could make it too. I suspect some of you are wading through $1000 bills on your way to the kitchen in the morning so I wouldn't put it past some of you to show up The more the merrier !
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:39 PM   #3604
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My back is alot better after a few session with my pysiotherapist and a week of anti inflammatories. The little crash I had on august 14th left me with five dislocated ribs in the back and because I left for the Canary Islands the next day, I didn't get it checked by a doctor until two weeks after the fact. By then I had gotten an inflammation where the ribs meet the spine. Wont be doing limbo anytime soon, but atleast I can breathe normally again.


SO..... I finally had a look at my forks today.
The crash left the left forkleg trailing the right one. To me it looked a little bit bent, but I couldn't tell for sure. Took everything off and loosened the steering head to get the top and lower triples to align. I got it looking alot better, but suspect the left inner tube is slightly bent between the top and lower triple. It's hard to tell without having the tools to measure it.

Should this be a problem at all or can I just ride like usual ?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:41 AM   #3605
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Thumb my weekend in the deep woods of Dalarna (Sweden)

some pictures on the 650 Dakar from this weekend in Dalarna / Sweden.. The last adventure of 2010.















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Old 09-20-2010, 02:19 AM   #3606
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aftermarket Clutch lever?

do anyone know any good aftermarket Clutch lever?
i fucked mine up..... *doh*
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:25 AM   #3607
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do anyone know any good aftermarket Clutch lever?
i fucked mine up..... *doh*
Dunno if they ship overseas, but...

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:26 AM   #3608
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Dunno if they ship overseas, but...

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
I take it this is one that would fit and work like normal, except it wouldn't trip the starter inhibitor in the closed position?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #3609
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Dunno if they ship overseas, but...

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
2nd that. That's what I have on mine... A matching brake lever too from them.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:29 AM   #3610
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is that a stubby one then?
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #3611
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i bought this one on ebay..


8.50:- EUR

i called BMW today and they want 69:- EUR fuck that!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:17 AM   #3612
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Bjorn, I doubt that the one you bought will last. The ones I bought from BMW were of better material by far. The bend where as the cheap stuff snaps.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #3613
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Bjorn, I doubt that the one you bought will last. The ones I bought from BMW were of better material by far. The bend where as the cheap stuff snaps.
My OEM lever snapped even though it was caused by a tipover while parked. Someone tried to explain to me that better levers had weak points designed into them as some sort of safety measure. I don't remember the exact reason he was trying to explain this was for, but mine has enough left to get 2 full fingers on it so it is still fully functional...
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #3614
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Bjorn, I doubt that the one you bought will last. The ones I bought from BMW were of better material by far. The bend where as the cheap stuff snaps.
The orginal one i had did not last... so i rather buy 8 cheap than one more orginal..
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #3615
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My OEM lever snapped even though it was caused by a tipover while parked. Someone tried to explain to me that better levers had weak points designed into them as some sort of safety measure. I don't remember the exact reason he was trying to explain this was for, but mine has enough left to get 2 full fingers on it so it is still fully functional...
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i bought this one on ebay..


8.50:- EUR

i called BMW today and they want 69:- EUR fuck that!!
The OEM ones have small recesses in them so that they should break at that point if they break. This means you will have a shorter, but still usable lever to get you to where you're going adn it will last 'till you get a replacemnet.

Björn:
Drill a hole through the lever about 0,5-1 cm from the ball at the tip, this is the place the lever will break if it breaks.

That said, I still sport my OEM levers after 63.000km and maybe 20 crashes, all of which could've left me with broken levers)
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