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Old 12-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #9676
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That's how the stock mirrors are on my 2003 Dakar. Another thing about these mirrors is that the wind will push them back at higher speeds (over 80 mph) as the ball joint isn't snug enough. !
I had the same problem on my '03. Replaced them with '04 mirrors (under warranty IIRC): no more problem.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:55 AM   #9677
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Seventh, good luck, those gremlins can be a bitch but better you than the dealer for cost and knowledge. There is supposed to be a circlip on top of the sidestand switch- many are long gone, waiting for a muffler meltdown.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #9678
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Yup, harness is up next, and with that, the diodes and the ignition switch (just in case; the symptoms aren't the same). KathyL got the electrical schema immediately, but im going to need a bit to understand. WayneC1, great site.

If that doesn't work, injector and coil are next. I'll open it up after the mad, mad Christmas rush, and hopefully something will turn up.

In the meantime, happy holidays all!
Is it possible that the fuel tank breather is plugged and your getting a vacume in the fuel tank? Fuel supply issue?
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #9679
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Price check?

So I'm looking for a used Dakar and prices seem to be all over the map. Can anyone give me some guidance as to what's a fair price to pay for one? Let's say price for a stock one, and one with mild upgrades like luggage/center stand.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #9680
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Hi guys,
A friend I'm riding with has blown her rear shock and needs a replacement (F650GS 2005) its the lowered version.
We're in Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the Christmas holidays, so one close to here would be fantastic and probably too much to hope for ;)
Any of you lot out there got anything?

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PM me Pete- I have shock but need to verify you only changed linkage.

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/LoweringKitFAQ.htm

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:54 AM   #9681
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Hi BMacW650,

Here did you buy the prewired 12v LEDs ?

I am living in Holland (Europe) hope that I can find it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #9682
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Chain and Sprokets

For health reasons I am going to hack my 2001 Dakar. I need new chain and sprokets and have been advised to go to a 47/15 combo. These may be dumb questions and I think I know the answers but I will ask anyway just to be sure.

Will the 520/112 link chain still work with the different sproket combo?
What exactly does going with a 15 instead of a 16 front sproket result in as far as performance? Lower bottom end, less rpm at highway speeds???
Anyone have a recommendation for sourcing these items?

Thanks in advance for your time, and your patience with my ignorance.

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #9683
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For health reasons I am going to hack my 2001 Dakar. I need new chain and sprokets and have been advised to go to a 47/15 combo. These may be dumb questions and I think I know the answers but I will ask anyway just to be sure.

Will the 520/112 link chain still work with the different sproket combo?
What exactly does going with a 15 instead of a 16 front sproket result in as far as performance? Lower bottom end, less rpm at highway speeds???
Anyone have a recommendation for sourcing these items?

Thanks in advance for your time, and your patience with my ignorance.

MC
The smaller CS sprocket will result in a slightly lower final drive ratio... more grunt, less top speed (more engine rpms at whatever speed).
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #9684
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yea the chain should still work since you are going one less tooth on the combo. you will have to slide the wheel back farther in the swingarm to take up the extra slack. if the chain is too long you will have to take off 2 links. thats better than a chain that is too short to use though.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #9685
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For health reasons I am going to hack my 2001 Dakar. I need new chain and sprokets and have been advised to go to a 47/15 combo. These may be dumb questions and I think I know the answers but I will ask anyway just to be sure.

Will the 520/112 link chain still work with the different sproket combo?
What exactly does going with a 15 instead of a 16 front sproket result in as far as performance? Lower bottom end, less rpm at highway speeds???
Anyone have a recommendation for sourcing these items?

Thanks in advance for your time, and your patience with my ignorance.

MC
My experience with the 15 tooth front is that in 5th at 100km/h the rpm is 4700 with a 16 tooth it is 4100rpms I switch regularly between the 2 sprockets with the same chain. I find the 15 to viby for long hwy trips but great for dirt and switchbacks. JT is my prefered brand.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #9686
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Chain/sproket

Thanks for your help. I think I will get both a 15 and 16 and change depending on driving conditions.

Enjoy the rest of the year.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #9687
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My experience with the 15 tooth front is that in 5th at 100km/h the rpm is 4700 with a 16 tooth it is 4100rpms I switch regularly between the 2 sprockets with the same chain. I find the 15 to viby for long hwy trips but great for dirt and switchbacks. JT is my prefered brand.
I use jt brand sprockets too with great results. Can't beat the price too!
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #9688
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Battery Relocation

Anyone tried to relocate a Lithium Iron battery to the rear tail section?

Other than the lock getting in the way my Ballistic battery drops in. Perhaps replacing the rear tail light would make it possible?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #9689
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Anyone tried to relocate a Lithium Iron battery to the rear tail section?

Other than the lock getting in the way my Ballistic battery drops in. Perhaps replacing the rear tail light would make it possible?
i put one under my seat on a 02 dakar without too much trouble.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #9690
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i put one under my seat on a 02 dakar without too much trouble.
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