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Old 08-15-2009, 07:17 AM   #781
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There's an EPS version here that should scale nicely.

http://www.dakar.com/2004/presentati...on_marque.html




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Anyone know where you get a larger one of these? I would like to make a sticker out of it. Something roughly 5"x7" minimum. I could enlarge it but the quality is pretty poor.

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #782
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:51 AM   #783
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Nice....

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There's an EPS version here that should scale nicely.

http://www.dakar.com/2004/presentati...on_marque.html
But I was hoping to find a 2003 version since that is the year of the Dakar I own.

Thanks. I will keep looking around for one.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:49 AM   #784
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Did you ever find out what was the reason or cause for the vibration? My Dakar vibrates more at the 3500-4500 range. And it vibrates more on the seat area and not as much on the pegs and handlebars.
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Hi Guy's, being new to F650's wanted to ask a couple of questions. Couple of months ago brought my wife a 2004 F650 GS which I'm very impressed with. At 100 - 130k/h smooth as, smoother to me than my Deauville. So last weekend purchased a 2001 Dakar, 60K + on the clock but otherwise in good condition. However, 100 - 120 k/h much stronger "buzz" in footpegs and bars. Assumed spec re balancers with later models changed but have been unable to find details - can anyone advise re updates that make the twin spark smoother? This leads to a 2nd question; can I install a later model twin spark motor into the 2001 frame and if so how easy? If anyone has done this what are the problems to look out for?
You might think all this is a bit extreme but let me explain, I live in Singapore and these bikes are a scarce as hens teeth. So far this year only 3 Dakars advertised, the other 2 had 30 - 50,000 more k's than the one I brought. 2nd this bike has been partially rebuilt with most of what I call the rear sub frame - footpeg mounts etc replaced within the last 6 months so I'm prepared to spend a little more if I get a long term bike to tour Malaysia, Thailand and further afield.
And yes has the "surge" 3,000 - 4,000rpm but I can live with that provided it's reliable. Any tips on living with this appreciated, have read everything on f650.com.
Thanks in advance...
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:57 AM   #785
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so nobody rides TKC 80's anymore.............
Slug: Running TKC's on my Dak and Anakee's on my GF's F650GS. Run the TKC's in San Diego county twistys (tarmac) and throughout southern California doubletrack and some singletrack w/no problems at all (aired up or down). Love this tire for as close to 50/50 as you can get (IMHO). The Anakees hung on all rides BTW but washed out (obviously) in sand and some terrain requireing a bigger bite. Haven't run the Dunlops though..yet. So far: 1200k on the TKC's w/little to no wear on the front and about 20% wear on the rear (I am 215lbs on a stock suspension).
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:16 AM   #786
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I was just questioning my set-up this weekend. I am running about 25 lbs front and back in TKC 80s. I use this set-up mostly for commuting, some 2up riding, and a bit of trail riding on the weekends . It felt a little soft 2up........... what do y'all run your 80s at?

TKC 80s

Guess your post got buried.... I run mine at 32- -35 lbs. At 25 lbs you will dent your front rim if you hit a rock. Heavier bikes need a bit more air pressure.

Great all around tires.

I've gone with Dunlop D 606s lately for more bite off-road.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:36 PM   #787
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Shifter Lever?

Bent mine today. Would like to replace it and use the bent one as a spare. Any good aftermarket options?

Touratech wants $50 for their folding one...
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #788
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Bent mine today. Would like to replace it and use the bent one as a spare. Any good aftermarket options?

Touratech wants $50 for their folding one...
The folding one that comes in the TT rallye footpeg kit is very good.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:35 AM   #789
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thanks...

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The folding one that comes in the TT rallye footpeg kit is very good.
not ready to relocate the pegs and what not. I have different footpegs on it now and like the set up. I am going to order the standard folding shift level and repair the original as a spare. TT folding shifter is $13 less than the BMW replacement (non folding).

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Old 08-24-2009, 11:51 AM   #790
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #791
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I installed this IMS folding shift lever and it fit (picked a 2004 XR250R):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ift-Lever.aspx

And I've heard of people using this Moose one instead:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ift-Lever.aspx
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:40 PM   #792
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Tt

Touratech folding one on it's way. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #793
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kewl. What is the length of that one. I like the TT one but have LARGE feet.

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I installed this IMS folding shift lever and it fit (picked a 2004 XR250R):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ift-Lever.aspx

And I've heard of people using this Moose one instead:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ift-Lever.aspx
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #794
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Unfortunately both are the stock length, pretty much. I was hoping it was longer also.

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kewl. What is the length of that one. I like the TT one but have LARGE feet.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:07 AM   #795
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i use the TT adjustable and folding gear pedal, grea job and allowa a nice bit of adjustment
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