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Old 12-19-2011, 09:23 AM   #16
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Definately not a OEM/standard installation!
One more vote for std equipment accessory harness. Mine's exactly the same.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #17
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The more 650gs builds I see,the more I want one.I look forward to this build.

I use a bench mount VW engine stand for my bike engines.It's the head of an auto engine stand with a bracket that bolts to the bench with adjustable arms.However,my Suzuki GS engines are easier to work on just sitting on the bench.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:10 AM   #18
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Engine Stnad and update

(edit: 'scuse my spelling in the heading)

From this.....




To this......



And the pillar folds down for ease of storage.

Possibly an over kill as it won't be used that often. But I had the materials, time and machinery to make it, so what the hell, I did!


And the powder coating parts should get back tomorrow, woo hoo.

I have a set of fat bars on the way that were lying collecting dust in a fellow inmates shed. Thanks DrJohnno.

Just need to confirm some cash income and I will be placing and order with MaxBMW USA for some spares. (Including shipping still way cheaper than here in Aus)

I have a set of KOYO sealed neck bearings lying in the back of an AusPost van on its way to me.
The triple clamps design is "in work"

So things should start picking speed in the next couple of weeks. After New Years of course

Aquatic screwed with this post 12-29-2011 at 04:12 AM Reason: Spelling and punctuation
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:24 AM   #19
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miam miam miam! I'm all yours! build this pig together and get some sparkles in my eyes
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #20
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Some progress

My order with MAX Bmw in the USA is placed and paid for. Drew, the saleman, has been very efficient and helpful.
Christmas comes late in the Krantz household.


The powder coating is back and looks 'tit'!
The guys did an absolute awesome job!
I will post pics once I have completed all the clean up(threads, burrs, etc)


The new neck bearings have arrived.

$63.14 for 2
Possibly no the cheapest, but they are sealed!!!
They are not in the online catalogue. So I phoned and the guy knew exactly what I was talking about and told me which supplier in Brisbane to phone to get them. 12 in stock - I'll have 2 please . Auspost wasn't as effiecient over Christmas. 'tis the season so they can be forgiven.


The exhaust is at work at the moment. I tried pickling paste in an attemt to clean up all the stains and get it nice a nd shiny. Not a chance!!! Didn't even make a difference.
I will have to put the scotch brite wheel to work. A bit of elbow grease with dollop of sweat!


I also took some degreaser to the engine today. Looks like I will have to soda blast it. Ingrained stains!


The handle bars are in the garage and the triple clamps design is taking a little time as I have been busy assembling my radio mounts(see my signature below) for paying customers. Still got to pay for all the swingarm bearings!!



Things might go quiet for the next 2 weeks as I have a bit of contract drafting that will keep me busy in the evenings, as well as the Dakar to follow.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:15 AM   #21
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Powder coating and exhaust

As promised, pics of the powder coating.
"A1 Coatings" here in Warana did and absolute excellent job, and all for $150










I also took to the exhaust with a buffing wheel.(If you look on pg1 you can see what it looked like.)



I just need to use a bit of metal polish on it, and it will have a mirror finish.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #22
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its going to look great when you get it back together!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #23
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As promised, pics of the powder coating.
"A1 Coatings" here in Warana did and absolute excellent job, and all for $150










I also took to the exhaust with a buffing wheel.(If you look on pg1 you can see what it looked like.)



I just need to use a bit of metal polish on it, and it will have a mirror finish.
Sweet!Progress!Looks great.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:39 AM   #24
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Mate , it`s gunna look great . Gotta ask " have you done much riding with it ?" Those cush drive rubbers have only done about 5000 kays . I found the shock data , can post it up if you want .
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:29 AM   #25
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Mate , it`s gunna look great . Gotta ask " have you done much riding with it ?" Those cush drive rubbers have only done about 5000 kays . I found the shock data , can post it up if you want .
Nah mate. Didn't get to ride her. Not long after paying for the bike we moved up to the Sunshine Coast and all spare moneys had to be used in the move. And being playig finacial catch up for the last 5 months.
So it stood in the garage and the battery and tires went flat. So I decided while I'm waiting for some funds do the registration I would check over some things. And me being me, I did a total strip down.
You won't recognise her when I'm done!!

Yes please on the shock data

Only 5000kms on the cush rubbers Somethings not right! Will check it out
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #26
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Exhaust

I "scotchbrighted" mine too but didn't think to put it on the buffing wheel. I'll do that next with some white, then rouge. That black is gonna be amazing. Carry on.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:46 PM   #27
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I've never had a BMW 650GS or Dakar before, but I do like rebuilding bikes and this is going to be my next project, just as soon as I find a Dakar to rebuild. Biggest problem is that here they sell for $5000 to $7000 used, probably would just buy one new for that price, 2012 650 Sertao. I will keep following your rebuild, I like what you are doing, keep up the good work.

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Old 01-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #28
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Shock details Hyperpro
Article number BM06-0AASXHHO-O ( hard to read )
Length 326 mm
Spring 1331
Preload 13mm
Sag 20 + - 5
Spring type H Pro- purple
Settings
Rebound 20 + - 5 clicks open
Low speed ( Gold ) + - 5 clicks open
High speed ( Purple ) + - 5 clicks open
I got this shock before everyone was getting them custom made to longer lengths . I suspect it`s the standard Hyperpro
for the F650 Dakar .
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:56 AM   #29
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Shock details Hyperpro
Article number BM06-0AASXHHO-O ( hard to read )
Length 326 mm
Spring 1331
Preload 13mm
Sag 20 + - 5
Spring type H Pro- purple
Settings
Rebound 20 + - 5 clicks open
Low speed ( Gold ) + - 5 clicks open
High speed ( Purple ) + - 5 clicks open
I got this shock before everyone was getting them custom made to longer lengths . I suspect it`s the standard Hyperpro
for the F650 Dakar .
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #30
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A 2000 Dakar. Pretty much exactly the same bike that I had back in RSA.
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Love the exhaust. do you have a sound check?
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