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Old 10-29-2004, 06:07 PM   #16
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Awesome ride report, one your not going to forget to soon.
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #17
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Seems like every time your dakar gets around a KLR, it gets roped into something.
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:01 AM   #18
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Seems like every time your dakar gets around a KLR, it gets roped into something.

interesting point
The Dakar must have a bondage fetish
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:06 AM   #19
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Some adventures are more work than others.

But 200 miles on the back of a KLR?
We will attempt this ride again. hopefully yet this season.
I think its kind of like fishing, sometimes you just gotta go and pay your dues.
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:15 AM   #20
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We will attempt this ride again. hopefully yet this season.
I think its kind of like fishing, sometimes you just gotta go and pay your dues.
studying up on pages 15-16
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:21 AM   #21
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Looks like you still had a decent ride. I never would have thought of using a helmet for a jack . I'll have to file that one away for future use!
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:39 AM   #22
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studying up on pages 15-16
The roads are are much longer, alot of them heading NE, SW through the bluffs. I may do some scouting today if the Dakar extracation ( word?)
goes well. lotsa bluffs on the Mississippi, both sides, Check out the Iowa gazateer as well as the Wisconsin page 25, 32, 33
my Iowa maps are on the bike, but it looks like great riding both sides of the river. I have discounted this area in the past because there is so much good riding that start in my backyard. It is about 180 miles to Savanah were these bluffs begin.
I will be back
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:41 AM   #23
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Looks like you still had a decent ride. I never would have thought of using a helmet for a jack . I'll have to file that one away for future use!
A stick works well too, the kickstand does most of the work, just need something to balance the bike. all we had was cornstalks for 10 miles, so the helmet was the object of choice
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:45 AM   #24
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Whenever your ready to go back to this area let me know. Either side of the river there's some rally neat country to ride. On the Iowa side once get a little north of Clinton it realy starts to get bluffy.
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:11 AM   #25
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Chain, Thanks for the report and pics.................hope nothing major in fixing the Dakar. Prolly not too many Dakars out there that get babied like yours.
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:12 PM   #26
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Joe Ill keep you posted, may have to miss this Thursday, try again on the following Thursday
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:16 PM   #27
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Chain, Thanks for the report and pics.................hope nothing major in fixing the Dakar. Prolly not too many Dakars out there that get babied like yours.

tell me about it
Im all about TLC may just need a little rub and carresing





Ive got it back home and apart, just about to crack an Elmwood Amber and break out the volt meter. I fear it may be the Motronic aka brain
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:16 PM   #28
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any electricians in the house?



Im sneaking up on the problem, pretty sure its the brain
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:03 AM   #29
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FYI .......I saw this bike for sale today on craigslist Chicago.............1996 ATK 605.....asking $2200 (in Milwaukee.)
Aircooled Rotax desert bike. Looks to be in good shape. Looks to be close to street legal. I would go look, but me thinks my stumpy legs would make for difficult sidesaddle stops. Might be a decent Chaingolia ride for a less vertically challenged individual...............Carry on.
Chain.... you still got a working Brain??
link http://chicago.craigslist.org/mcy/47474331.html
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:11 AM   #30
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FYI .......I saw this bike for sale today on craigslist Chicago.............1996 ATK 605.....asking $2200 (in Milwaukee.)
Aircooled Rotax desert bike. Looks to be in good shape. Looks to be close to street legal. I would go look, but me thinks my stumpy legs would make for difficult sidesaddle stops. Might be a decent Chaingolia ride for a less vertically challenged individual...............Carry on.
Chain.... you still got a working Brain??

Had a lapse. with a bit of help from Ostrich and Gaspipe I got the Dakar problem solved. Seems it was just a loose connection at the battery.

The starter would turn over but wouldnt fire, so i figured the battt was fine.
But the positive was a bit loose causing a voltage drop significant enough to keep the electronics from functioning properly. It now starts and runs, though I have not been for a test ride I feel confident problem is solved.

ATK looks like a great ride, too bad it doesnt fit into the family budget today

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