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Old 02-06-2013, 06:51 AM   #9901
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front brake lines

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This has no doubt been covered but...

What is the length of brake line you are using with your Yamaha fork conversion?

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It depends on several factors
From waynec1 notes it would be 850mm if you want to retain your abs.
1450mm if you dump your abs and going to route your line yz style.
Personally I prefer the CR brake route. Less bend and shorter line. 1300mm should be enough.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #9902
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Front brake line...

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It depends on several factors
From waynec1 notes it would be 850mm if you want to retain your abs.
1450mm if you dump your abs and going to route your line yz style.
Personally I prefer the CR brake route. Less bend and shorter line. 1300mm should be enough.
When I did the YZ fork conversion on my Dakar last year I dumped the ABS system from the bike and used the YZ front wheel, caliper, etc. After seeing various conflicting suggestions for front brake line length online, I decided to simply just measure it. Mine was a made-up "universal" line because I used the BMW master cylinder on the handlebar, which used one size banjo bolt, and the Yamaha caliper, which used a different size banjo bolt. With the universal line you buy each end and a center section of line and each component has threaded ends to mate up. I think the overall length of mine was about 56 inches, but can't remember offhand.

I filled the reservoir and bled the brakes once. It's been on there now for over 10K miles and I haven't had any issues. I think the price for all three pieces (the two banjo bolt connections and the center section of the line) was just under $50. I also had to buy a nylon guide (I used the one for a YZ) that I mounted to the bottom triple to prevent the line from tangling.

For the rear brake I simply ordered the non-ABS brake line from a BMW parts dealer. It was like $25.

Bottom line... I suggest you put the forks, wheel, caliper, etc. together then measure with a piece of string, etc. to get the length, then order, as there are options for routing as well. Make sure you measure when the forks are at full extension, not compressed, or you line may be too short.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:27 AM   #9903
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Post a pic with the fairing too

I thought I'd try the stock X2 and the add an AUX high if nescessary, but if the OEM refelctor can take a 100W that's a bit easier and cleaner
The fairing is just the stock Funduro screen bent and cut a little.



I'm working on this though;

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #9904
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The fairing is just the stock Funduro screen bent and cut a little.

I'm working on this though;

Right, thought it looked familiar
Cool angles, be sure to post once it's ready
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #9905
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Fumoto Oil Valve

Just following up on others post about the Fumoto quick oil drain valve.

I purchased an FG-6 oil drain valve and installed it with the fiber gasket provided. Nice clean install.

I filled the bike with oil that evening and was going to ride it the next day. Next day I needed to go buy another quart of oil and some new shop rags to clean the new oil puddle on the shop floor. Lesson learned, forget about the fiber gasket, it a no-go.

I went onto this forum and researched again what others had done and experienced. Looks as if Im going to go get a new copper gasket (BMW calls it a Gasket Ring) p/n 11417652949. I hope this stops the oil leak.

Next step is to see if a new Gasket Ring will stop the oil leak or do I find another way.

While researching what others had done I found an error in the part number listed by other posters and it seems to continue on for a few more post. So I thought I would just mention and list the correct part number. It seems that previous post erroneously gave picture item number first along with the part number. Not being able to find the part number given when online, I finally called BMW Motorcycles of Pensacola to set me straight. There is no #15 section in the parts catalog.

This is the parts illustration posted online.


Item #15 is the magnetic screw plug which I am replacing with the Fumoto FG-6, its size is 24mm X 2mm.
Item #16 is the Gasket Ring which is a 24X30X1.5 metric of course. Should be able to find in any auto parts house.

One additional piece of info that might help somebody else, the following bikes use a 24mm X 2mm oil drain valve.
F650 CS
F650 Xchanllenge
F650 Xmoto
F650 GS & Dakar
F700 GS
F800 S, ST, GS & R

Prior to the 2001 F650, it looks as if it used a smaller M18X1.5 plug.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #9906
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Best rear shock

Hello,
I have an 03, that needs a rear shock.
I had the stock shock done by Sasquatch but it didn't last very long. Four hundred dollars down the drain. I have called and sent emails to discuss my shock issue but haven't got any response.
Anyway my rear suspensions is compressing enough that my rear tide rubbed of my inspection sticker. The front has progressive springs and added eluminators.
So what is the best shock for an 03 Dakar?

All suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #9907
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>"I had the stock shock done by Sasquatch but it didn't last very long. Four hundred dollars down the drain. I have called and sent emails to discuss my shock issue but haven't got any response."

Sasquatch is in prison. Likely 3 years to whenever.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #9908
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>"I had the stock shock done by Sasquatch but it didn't last very long. Four hundred dollars down the drain. I have called and sent emails to discuss my shock issue but haven't got any response."

Sasquatch is in prison. Likely 3 years to whenever.
Wow!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #9909
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Wow!
Maybe that prison has a work release program!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:29 PM   #9910
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That sucks. What happened to Sasquatch?


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Old 02-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #9911
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There's an entire thread on Sasquatch in Jomama.

As for the shock, I've had a Wilbers on my 05 Dakar for over 35k miles.
Never any problems and works great. Although I think I'll have it
serviced after the TAT ride this year. It'll be pushing 42k by then.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #9912
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I have an easy question to answer an one that is a little more difficult, & one thtat probably a little easier to answer. The easy one first. What is the most common problem that makes an abs light, light up? Second when I gear down to first for when I'm stopping more often then not my bike is going into neutral. The third my bike likes to cut off within like 10 minutes from starting it from a cold start. Any ideas????
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #9913
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Did some work....

















Happy complete bike again, ready for the next 100K miles
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #9914
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Just following up on others post about the Fumoto quick oil drain valve.
Thanks for the heads up!
I am getting ready to replace my plug this weekend with the F-6 valve
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #9915
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There's an entire thread on Sasquatch in Jomama.

As for the shock, I've had a Wilbers on my 05 Dakar for over 35k miles.
Never any problems and works great. Although I think I'll have it
serviced after the TAT ride this year. It'll be pushing 42k by then.
Thanks for the shock information. I'll give them a look online.

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