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Old 05-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #10606
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The price I'm referring to is the price the guy who sells the conversion kit quoted me for the front. I don't know enough, or anything about suspension tuning to get it dialed in. As for the price of suspension work, I know it's pricey. I just don't want to put 2k into a bike to make it more capable in technical situations when it still will weigh at least 420 lbs. Given my riding abilities, as i picked up the Dakar last august and its my first bike in over 15 years, I think it wiser for me to get a smaller bike. If someone can put together a dialed in and complete kit for less than the $1000 let me know.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #10607
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What are you guys using for a rear shock guard? My 07 has some quite deep scratches in the rear shock shaft and before it gets too much worse and causes dramas i'd like to protect it. This offering from TT ( http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...tection-F650GS ) is all i can find online... and ive not been able to find any info on the chain gang either for some reason.

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #10608
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What are you guys using for a rear shock guard? My 07 has some quite deep scratches in the rear shock shaft and before it gets too much worse and causes dramas i'd like to protect it. This offering from TT ( http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...tection-F650GS ) is all i can find online... and ive not been able to find any info on the chain gang either for some reason.

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The home made variety is to glue veldro to the swing arm and the fender/ tank and use an old cut up innertube between the two velcro's. Think it works pretty well.

When I bought my Öhlins I asked if he had any shock protectors for it which he said he could order. It didn't arrive untill a few weeks after the shock was ready though so I had already installed the shock.
Was a bit surprised as it was just a black neoprene sleeve/ tube with velcro fasteners and a big white Ö on it. I was just about to go on my sourthern-northern-point-of-Norway-trip therefore didn't have time to install it. And I actually haven't since either. Bet you ca make one of those yourself for very little, at least less than the USD 75 I paid.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #10609
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What are you guys using for a rear shock guard? My 07 has some quite deep scratches in the rear shock shaft and before it gets too much worse and causes dramas i'd like to protect it. This offering from TT ( http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...tection-F650GS ) is all i can find online... and ive not been able to find any info on the chain gang either for some reason.

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I used my old smelly neoprene knee guard. Cut it to size, got it sewn with velcro. And wrap it.
Been using it for a year. Works like a charm.
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What is that thing on your oil filter??
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #10610
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What is that thing on your oil filter??

That'd be a Scheffelmeier Oil Cooler.
Works surprisingly well, considering the placement and the rather small surface.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #10611
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That'd be a Scheffelmeier Oil Cooler.
Works surprisingly well, considering the placement and the rather small surface.
Interesting. Details on it?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #10612
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Here you go:

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http://www.bashplates.de/BMW-G-650-X...inder::83.html
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #10613
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I used my old smelly neoprene knee guard. Cut it to size, got it sewn with velcro. And wrap it.
Been using it for a year. Works like a charm.
@tobyG...
What is that thing on your oil filter??
Plan to make something like that myself or I might get one of these. Dirt Skins shock guard. Years ago they made me a set custom for my old Dakar forks and it was great.

$20 for a shock guard unless I can get something made locally or make it myself.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #10614
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What are you guys using for a rear shock guard? My 07 has some quite deep scratches in the rear shock shaft and before it gets too much worse and causes dramas i'd like to protect it. This offering from TT ( http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...tection-F650GS ) is all i can find online... and ive not been able to find any info on the chain gang either for some reason.

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Try http://www.dirtskins.com/. Just orderd one for my new Wilbers.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #10615
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LOLOLOL!!!! It could be worse. Stopped for smokes the other day at a 7elleven. Pull into one of the spots and right as I do a car pulls in next to me on the left side (I was backed into the space). So I put the stand out at the same time he starts to open his door and hear that godawful BOINGGGG as the fuckin side stand pops back up.......

Like a dumbass I had started to lean the bike over before making sure the stand was down and sure enough couldnt hold it. He got his door closed just in time and my hand guard missed the side of his car by maybe half an inch.

Talk about feeling stupid....
Smoking is bad for you .
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #10616
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #10617
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LOLOLOL!!!! It could be worse. Stopped for smokes the other day at a 7elleven. Pull into one of the spots and right as I do a car pulls in next to me on the left side (I was backed into the space). So I put the stand out at the same time he starts to open his door and hear that godawful BOINGGGG as the fuckin side stand pops back up.......

Like a dumbass I had started to lean the bike over before making sure the stand was down and sure enough couldnt hold it. He got his door closed just in time and my hand guard missed the side of his car by maybe half an inch.

Talk about feeling stupid....
This actually just happened to me in my condo parking garage... A maintenance guy saw the whole thing happen. He told me, seriously mind you, "Ya gotta put the side stand down."

Doh!
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:36 AM   #10618
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This actually just happened to me in my condo parking garage... A maintenance guy saw the whole thing happen. He told me, seriously mind you, "Ya gotta put the side stand down."
No shit Sherlock
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:53 AM   #10619
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:28 AM   #10620
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