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Old 04-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #10456
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Contact HOH and ask what is happening re the kit they were to make for caliper hanger and axle
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:16 AM   #10457
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I couldn't resist adding my Dakar to this thread... I'm unfortunately selling it to the bloke in this pic (I'm on the left)... But only because I picked up a 990, lol! This pic is the only surviving pic post-swamp extraction of my Dak... My camera went in the mudhole while heaving the bike out. Only thing that wasn't tethered to me that day, :(



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Old 04-25-2013, 06:14 AM   #10458
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That's funny, I went from a 990 Adventure to a Dakar, long story. I miss that bike, it made me giggle and yell "Yeehaw" every time I rode it. I sure do like my Dakar, though I don't know if it'll get up to 100mph on dirt as easily as the 990 did.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:22 AM   #10459
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I sure do like my Dakar, though I don't know if it'll get up to 100mph on dirt as easily as the 990 did.

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I believe I know... It won't!

I had my Dakar, wrecked it, then bought a 950SE (beast) and put 24K miles on it, and went back to the Dakar.

My reasons were that the SE begged to go faster than a 58-year-old grandpa ought to be going. It sure was a fun ride though.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:31 AM   #10460
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My reasons were that the SE begged to go faster than a 58-year-old grandpa ought to be going. It sure was a fun ride though.
Yeah. I'm 55, a grandpa by marriage, and formerly sponsored roadrace/dragrace/motocross rider. My 21-year-old brain would be screaming "Faster! FASTER!!!!!" and my 55-year-old body would be going, "Huh? How? Hey body, how about some quicker reflexes?" Damn, that was a fun bike.


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Old 04-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #10461
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Has anyone had a problem with turn signals not flashing because of too MUCH draw??

I had replaced the rear signals awhile back with some cheapys from cycle gear, 23w bulbs. I just replaced the right front, using the same signals for a total of 46w, and they dont want to flash. The relay starts to buzz and the bulbs slowly start to glow but never get up to full brightness. As soon as I unhook it, the rear one starts flashing perfectly. They were working before so the only thing I can think of is that theyre trying to draw too much juice through the relay.

Going to try and find some lower wattage bulbs tomorrow and see if that works.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #10462
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You have some other problem other than excessive current draw from a 23w globe, dont waste money on more globes. You sure the two new one's are not LED ?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #10463
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You have some other problem other than excessive current draw from a 23w globe, dont waste money on more globes. You sure the two new one's are not LED ?
Nope. Got the bulb sitting here next to me. Single filament 12v 23w.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #10464
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Should not be a problem, try swapping a 21w from the other side then confirming each side works with 2 x 21w
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:49 AM   #10465
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That's funny, I went from a 990 Adventure to a Dakar, long story. I miss that bike, it made me giggle and yell "Yeehaw" every time I rode it. I sure do like my Dakar, though I don't know if it'll get up to 100mph on dirt as easily as the 990 did.
Enjoy your new ride, and check out the Orange Crush forum (and HOW) on this board.
Cheers!

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I'm balls deep on the OC... Right now I'm overseas after only a week at home with the new beast and I'm taking every opportunity to read, contact people, read more, research, etc etc... It's such a different world than the Dakar, but just into my early 30's I'm kind of in prime time for my riding years. If I don't tame this beast now I'll forever kick myself for not having one while fit and young enough for it,

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I believe I know... It won't!

I had my Dakar, wrecked it, then bought a 950SE (beast) and put 24K miles on it, and went back to the Dakar.

My reasons were that the SE begged to go faster than a 58-year-old grandpa ought to be going. It sure was a fun ride though.
Yes, I was just mulling over what I'll end up on after 10 years with this bike, lol! I'm thinking a 250-350 of some sort and shorter days is all, lol! It's taken me 7 years on the Dakar to get up the nerve to sit on a litre bike, but no turning back now. I can only hope the 990 is as trusty a steed as my Dakar was,

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Yeah. I'm 55, a grandpa by marriage, and formerly sponsored roadrace/dragrace/motocross rider. My 21-year-old brain would be screaming "Faster! FASTER!!!!!" and my 55-year-old body would be going, "Huh? How? Hey body, how about some quicker reflexes?" Damn, that was a fun bike.


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Old 04-26-2013, 04:23 AM   #10466
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today the dakar has been a bit neglected of late, so it was nice to break her out of the shed for a couple of days

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:32 AM   #10467
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Ah that brings back memories, been a while since I have seen that sign, last time I was along there we had a K1200RS chasing two dakars and the K1200RS rider had some bruised kidneys at the end from the pillion who was less than pleased with his antics chasing us instead of taking the sealed road.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:58 AM   #10468
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Kickstand Q

So the PO had my Dakar lowered. I returned it to stock height, and Holy Crap does it lean over on the sidestand. Also a bit annoying when loaded and I'm trying to stand it up. I know a lot of people have lengthened their sidestands, but would anyone telling me how many inches I need to add to get a reasonable lean angle?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:08 AM   #10469
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The alternative is to change the angle of the mount on the sub frame, there is a thread on it here somewhere, Kubiak did it as well as Halmic
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=8319
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:13 AM   #10470
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Yeah, saw that. (When does Kubiak not work on his bike? Does he ever ride?) I probably should have done that this winter, but now that it's riding season I'd rather ride than remove subframe, cut/grind/weld, especially since I have no capabilities in that area. The hockey puck helped, but it keeps getting ripped off on bumpy trails.


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