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Old 07-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #8656
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Hi Sparqq,

Where did you get this case saver from - best one that I have seen?
from Scheffelmeier
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #8657
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Thanks for the pictures. Any chance those extension nuts bending after getting some air and landing?
I think you have good point, I did this trick because the bracket on the X machines is overpriced. On a regular bike there is maybe a small chance the regulator will hit something in a crash. But at my bike I have a crash bar, preload adjuster and shock reservoir what will be hit first;

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:05 AM   #8658
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I recently purchased a 2001 Dakar with out ABS brakes and added touratech risers. I love the feel of the positioning however my front brake recently failed. When i turn the forks all the way over to lock the bike in place it seems as if there is enough room. However just recently i came back home from the weekend and the front brake was not releasing. I imagine the brakes were pumped by a buddy that climbed on it. The brake line it self started to inflate like a balloon close to where it connects to the master cylinder, so i opened up the bleeder nut to relieve the pressure. The line continued to balloon and after one to many pumps the line split. Has this been the case with anyone else? Or is it because the line is most likely 11 years old that it failed. The touratech website says that longer cables are "not required" BMW opens tomorrow so hopefully they have a line in stock! Thanks for the help in advance fellas.

Jeff

I believe the risers were 30 MM thanks!
I doubt the risers were a factor; sounds like the brake line just failed if it ballooned. Never seen that actually.

Were I you I'd get a new braided stainless aftermarket brake line that's slightly longer (like 1-2"). These are available from several sources and will likely be cheaper than a BMW part. I think the one I got was made by Russell. Just make sure you get the right diameter and thread pitch for the caliper and master cylinder. When I did the forks conversion on my Dakar I went with the YZ front wheel and caliper/disc but kept the BMW master cylinder, which are different sizes. This meant I had to get a "universal" line with two adapters for the two sizes of tips for the banjo bolts. Was still only about $40-45. The BMW one (which would've been too short with the longer forks anyway) was more than $80.

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:44 AM   #8659
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Thanks for the info GSBS!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #8660
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Thanks for the pictures. Any chance those extension nuts bending after getting some air and landing?
I would be more worrined about the engine casting breaking. There is a bracket for mounting the RR there off a G650X.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #8661
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I would be more worrined about the engine casting breaking. There is a bracket for mounting the RR there off a G650X.
Number of that part; 62167696798, 70 euros
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #8662
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I would be more worrined about the engine casting breaking. There is a bracket for mounting the RR there off a G650X.
Absolutely not. I've had mine this way for a few years now and have crashed, taken big jumps, ridden through thickets, done pretty much everything you shouldn't do. Mine are completely fine and intact. Before you rip the casting apart, the regulator itself will crack apart next to the bolts.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #8663
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BMW wanted 82 dollars for thier Stock brake line and would of had to wait on shipping. They suggested i check out a local shop that specializes in brake lines. So I'm having a steel braid one made +2inch for 47 bucks!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #8664
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Question Chain kit

hey i'm changing chain kit, any brands i should/shouldn't go for?
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #8665
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I really like DID X ring chains
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #8666
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hey i'm changing chain kit, any brands i should/shouldn't go for?
I bought an EK gold x-ring chain and two JP sprockets off Amazon for $119.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s01_i00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i00

Or if you want a 15t CS.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i01
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #8667
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I went for the Gucci sprocket.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #8668
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Doing my sprocket/chain change tomorrow and just wanted to reaffirm that there are no downsides to going with the 15T CS. Most of my riding is below 80mph and would like more grunt at lower rpms.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:01 AM   #8669
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Doing my sprocket/chain change tomorrow and just wanted to reaffirm that there are no downsides to going with the 15T CS. Most of my riding is below 80mph and would like more grunt at lower rpms.
The easiest performance mod you can make slight increase in buzz at 60mph, slight increase in fuel consumption, huge increase in the bikes ride-ability



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Old 07-11-2012, 02:29 AM   #8670
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The easiest performance mod you can make slight increase in buzz at 60mph, slight increase in fuel consumption, huge increase in the bikes ride-ability



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Thanks for the info, how much more grunt does it deliver in the lower RPMs? Are 2nd gear power wheelies possible?
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