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Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I've run gaiters and radiator guards on my 05...

I've run gaiters and radiator guards on my 05 Dakar since new.
Never had any overheating problems in stop/start traffic or 1st gear slow single trail, even in some fairly extreme Australian heat.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Not any more! Got home this...

Not any more!

Got home this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Grumpy, who are you calling F#$*ing grumpy - it...

Grumpy, who are you calling F#$*ing grumpy - it is week 9 on here and no sign of a relief 1st Engineer!:baldy Maybe next week:tough

I am just thinking of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
It was put on a bike that I was selling so I...

It was put on a bike that I was selling so I can't report report long term service but had DRZ's for years and those switches gave very little trouble, certainly less than the BMW's.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I also have an OHLINS. Have seen a few photos in...

I also have an OHLINS. Have seen a few photos in the last of the lower fork and the spring seat failing.

I also heard about quite a few upper rubber bushes failing - did you have the part number...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16,129
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Posted By Damian_74
For all your cheap bastards out there (me...

For all your cheap bastards out there (me included) who don’t want to buy a new left combination switch here is an option.

The left combination switch was completely destroyed including the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
OEM shock or other? I have heard of a few...

OEM shock or other?

I have heard of a few OHLINS breaking their mounts and I did bend the OEM bolt before replacing it with a shanked high tensile.

More details please.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
On my 05 Dakar in initially had a 1" Kouba link...

On my 05 Dakar in initially had a 1" Kouba link with a TT Dakar centre stand. It was back braking trying get it on the stand

Later I lowered the suspension internally (custom WILBERS shock) about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Herregud Thomas!

Herregud Thomas!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
I had posted this some time ago in the 650 Dakar...

I had posted this some time ago in the 650 Dakar Thread - if anyone has access to a lathe this is option.


For all you Cheap Bastards!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
I've been in Singapore since September - even...

I've been in Singapore since September - even hotter up here!

And that is before I go down into the ships engine room!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16,129
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Posted By Damian_74
Gravel Seeker is from Norway - it is always...

Gravel Seeker is from Norway - it is always winter!:lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,157
Posted By Damian_74
Finally finished off the Single Seat Conversion. ...

Finally finished off the Single Seat Conversion.

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/IMG_9059_zpsf5c5d102.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Interesting - More by chance than good management...

Interesting - More by chance than good management the micro relay must have been enough resistance. I didn't have the fault code up when I checked it with the GS911.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Coolant Relay When I was testing the LED set...

Coolant Relay

When I was testing the LED set up, the coolant high temperature light always seemed to have a slight glow.
My thoughts on this was that there is a slight earth or continuity in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Make sure that you have a good read of the wiring...

Make sure that you have a good read of the wiring diagrams - watch the polarity of the LED's! Some of the indicator lights are earthed in the dash and some pick up their power feed.

I did make...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Had the same sort of problem a while ago. ...

Had the same sort of problem a while ago.

Rewired a 2005 Dakar with a 2005 GS harness. ABS worked fine, did all it was suppose to do but couldn't get the dam ABS light to turn off.

Changed a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
hmm, you got me again! Just looked up the...

hmm, you got me again!

Just looked up the bearing numbers - it must be the pre 2000 ish CCM's that have the 17mm axle. That was almost an expensive mistake!
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
There are a few sets on eBay UK at the moment. ...

There are a few sets on eBay UK at the moment. Might be worth a look?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CCM-644-FORKS-SUSPENSION-/400709094113?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item5d4c1f8ae1
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Do I have to recycle the Wiener dog song?:D ...

Do I have to recycle the Wiener dog song?:D





Yeah - of course I do!:rofl:rofl

http://dachshundfanclub.com/honey-badger/
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
My wheel builder (http://asw.com.au/) said the...

My wheel builder (http://asw.com.au/) said the same thing about galvanised spokes but as I had gone up a few gauge sizes I still chose the S/S.

I am lazy when it comes to cleaning and there is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I have used a 21x1.85 on the front and a 18x2.5...

I have used a 21x1.85 on the front and a 18x2.5 on the rear - sorry can't give you part numbers as I am sitting in Singapore anchorage at the moment!

I would have thought that the 18x2.15 would...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Was that a former Olympic swim star?:evil

Was that a former Olympic swim star?:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Just had a look on Max BMW's and put the part...

Just had a look on Max BMW's and put the part numbers through RealOEM - besides the colour - it is the same swing arm - can of rattle can black might save you $$$$
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,177
Posted By Damian_74
I think that riveted master links are cheaper for...

I think that riveted master links are cheaper for the makers - and the BMW OEM chain a sprockets that come fitted are rubbish.

Have used circlip type master links on all my F650's and other more...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,177
Posted By Damian_74
The front sprocket should come off fairly easily....

The front sprocket should come off fairly easily. A gentle nudge with a screwdriver should be enough (remember that there is a seal behind it).

Optimoly MP 3...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,177
Posted By Damian_74
No you don't have to remove the swing arm - if...

No you don't have to remove the swing arm - if you are replacing the chain just cut it off with an angle grinder.

I am sure that you can get a "master link" for that chain to replace the rivet...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Ballards in Australia have the best trail chain...

Ballards in Australia have the best trail chain breaker (http://www.ballards.cc/mini-offroad-chainbreaker/) that I have seen and used.

If you get a set of their tyre leavers...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
OK - looks like I am wrong - the 908RR Rear is...

OK - looks like I am wrong - the 908RR Rear is available in two rear sizes. But it's a little confusing - as I know that it comes in a 150, but when I go to their website they are only listing the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
Broke mine three times - Twice bought a new one...

Broke mine three times - Twice bought a new one and had it plastic welded the last time - gave up and fitted a MX style guard - have never broken that one!

I think that Aquatic makes a plate for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Have used the 606 front - not my favourite tyre -...

Have used the 606 front - not my favourite tyre - not that grippy in the muck and the side wall isn't as tough as the 908rr. 16 psi is about as low as I have every run them - and bent the OEM rim...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
I was talking about the 908rr Front. The...

I was talking about the 908rr Front.

The rear only comes in a 150/70/18 - bit big for the little Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
4 days from Aus to UK! So why does BMW...

4 days from Aus to UK!

So why does BMW take 6 weeks when I want parts form Germany?
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
That's why I like the Dunlop 908RR...

That's why I like the Dunlop 908RR (http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire-catalog/off-road-adventure/dual-sport-adventure/d908-rr/). Nice stiff side wall, had a few front flats at speed - with a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16,129
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Posted By Damian_74
Talking I do hope that that photo is a generic stock...

I do hope that that photo is a generic stock photo? If it isn't you may have ordered the filter for the 800cc engine! Hope that I am wrong!

They called the 800cc Parallel Twin a F650GS form 2008...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,650
Posted By Damian_74
Cancer?

From Wikipedia


"Much of what is known about the human health effects of trichloroethylene is based on occupational exposures. Beyond the effects to the central nervous system, workplace...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
#cough, cough Dunlop 606 cough, cough#:deal

#cough, cough Dunlop 606 cough, cough#:deal
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
If you have removed the wet cell battery make...

If you have removed the wet cell battery make sure that you have put on the battery vent/drain when you installed it - makes a real mess of the paint work on the engine and frame if yo don't!
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,721
Posted By Damian_74
You have a keen eye! DRZ400 forks with Scott's...

You have a keen eye! DRZ400 forks with Scott's triple clamps.

And for reference my cut seat is 490mm in length (entire seat not just the bit that your ass goes on).
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,721
Posted By Damian_74
Recently converted my F650 Dakar to single seat -...

Recently converted my F650 Dakar to single seat - turned up at my local Road Worthy bloke and was sent away - no need for an inspection and MOD plate.

Trip off to Queensland Transport, 30 min...
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