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Old 03-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #1501
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Wow, no turning back now. Could you not just disable it all together while not removing it? I think I read that in the Dakar forum somewhere. So what year yz250 forks work? I wouldn't mind keeping an eye out on ebay and getting something for a decent price and holding on to them until I'm ready for it.

Like where your going with this, havent seen anyone else jump the gun on there tao like you have. Like that your doing the HW for us to follow.

As to getting that line made you can try a car brake shop? The can always fabricate one if you cant find one that can work. Just a thought but that's a hard one, let me know your findings.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #1502
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the ABS conundrum ....
how do i get the ECU to understand that i have removed the ABS?
can i just throw away that big silver thing now?
The notes about 'ABS Removal' at the end of WayneC1's PDF on the fork swap are reported to work. Some wire crimping and bulb removing.
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i pulled all the ABS lines... making the rear brake work like a non ABS bike is going to be tricky. b/c the routing is all fucked up.
Won't the OEM rear non-abs brake pipe fit up? (#34 32 7 724 701 I think?)
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #1503
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GsBs just helped me out a lot with a link to Max BMW

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx



i ordered the NON ABS rear brake pipe for the Sertao.



why cant i just yank the whole ABS system off the bike and thrown it in the trash??? (guess im stuck in carburetor land again)


im about to tear open the ABS system ... when my electrically inclined friend gets here with his meters and soldering stuff.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #1504
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Are the battery boxes on the G650GS/Sertao the same size as on the F650GS?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:05 PM   #1505
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ask the F650 guys the same question..

honestly i think they are but... i know that you cant buy a slip on for an f650 and expect it to fit the Sertao because it wont.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #1506
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im about to tear open the ABS system ... when my electrically inclined friend gets here with his meters and soldering stuff.
So how did it go? Did you guys figure it out?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #1507
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Thumbs down Shorai battery

Someone ask for a report after I used my new Shorai battery. They wondered about it in the cold. Well after riding for about 500 miles and a couple months I can tell you that it's not the best in cold weather. Starting in the garage and then riding in 40s to 50s has been OK with no sighs of a problem. But if the bike sits out in the cold/cool weather for a couple hrs even at say 40s it will not start until you warm the battery. You can see more info on this in Shoria's website under Q&A..
It's bad enough that I don't know if I'll buy another one for other bikes or not. It will spin the motor but just not start it. If you keep trying eventually it will warm up enough to start but that's likely 5 minutes or so later.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #1508
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Very excited. Did a search for F650GS battery and came across a good thread about the Scorpion Maintenance free battery from www.batteryplus.com

The YT12CL fits all F650GS and G650GS's/Sertao
Only $63.00 and free shipping!
Mine is on it's way
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #1509
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Someone ask for a report after I used my new Shorai battery. They wondered about it in the cold. Well after riding for about 500 miles and a couple months I can tell you that it's not the best in cold weather. Starting in the garage and then riding in 40s to 50s has been OK with no sighs of a problem. But if the bike sits out in the cold/cool weather for a couple hrs even at say 40s it will not start until you warm the battery. You can see more info on this in Shoria's website under Q&A..
It's bad enough that I don't know if I'll buy another one for other bikes or not. It will spin the motor but just not start it. If you keep trying eventually it will warm up enough to start but that's likely 5 minutes or so later.

yep, this is true.
i have one on my husqvarna te250
it really hates the cold.
if i put the bike in the back of my truck and hit the interstate, then unload the bike it is super cold. will barely turn over.

it will work though.

it is the lithium.

if you use lithium batteries in your gps units you will experience the same thing.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #1510
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Thumbs down pro moto billet evo air pegs???

i ordered these:

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...ath=23_202_206

...they came in today.. they dont fit. even thought they are advertising that they fit. dont buy them.

having bad luck with parts not fitting lately. first the battery now this .
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:49 AM   #1511
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i ordered these:

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...ath=23_202_206

...they came in today.. they dont fit. even thought they are advertising that they fit. dont buy them.

having bad luck with parts not fitting lately. first the battery now this .
Well that blows. I was looking at them but brought pivot pegz instead. I installed them but my biggest complain is that there huge and raise my knees up slightly. I'm a big fellow and have the tall seat but would like my legs stretched out a bit more during regular riding position during long jaunts. Standing they are great you can be up on them all day long.

How's the mods going?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #1512
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Well that blows. I was looking at them but brought pivot pegz instead. I installed them but my biggest complain is that there huge and raise my knees up slightly. I'm a big fellow and have the tall seat but would like my legs stretched out a bit more during regular riding position during long jaunts. Standing they are great you can be up on them all day long.

How's the mods going?

yea man, that blows. pissed me off too.

... so i ordered these from touratech (which will probably friggin fit!)

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...-BMW-GS-Models


"how are the mods going?"-
man, im waiting on parts!
i really cant do anything until the forks and wheels arrive. i bought new bars and cycra busters today. .. but i dont have forks or triple clamps to mount them on.

i still have to bypass the ABS. im going to cut into the wires tonight to see what can be seen.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #1513
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man, im waiting on parts!
i really cant do anything until the forks and wheels arrive. i bought new bars and cycra busters today. .. but i dont have forks or triple clamps to mount them on.
Curious who's revalving your forks? I think I'm going to go the YZ fork route maybe next year during the winter. What year YZ forks work for our application? I figure I can get a set of forks now and put them away till I'm ready. I know it's not a bolt on easy peasy install, but it's very tempting. Keep us updated, your Homework will help others out when we reach that time to make changes

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #1514
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everything is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113

yes... its long.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #1515
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I ordered the progressive fork springs from Progressive Suspension the other day. I called and talked with tech and he said that the Sertao has a spacer in there, but when I last pulled the top cap there was no spacer to be found. The stock spring meets the cap. What gives?
So when I get the progressive springs, and compare them to the length of the stockers and find that suppose they are shorter than stock springs by let's just say an inch, should I just get some pvc (same diameter) and cut the spacer to make the progressive springs equal the length of the stock springs? When I pulled the top caps the first time it didn't seem like there was much preload. Could I try adding a quarter inch of spacer to give it a little more?
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