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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16,451
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Posted By Damian_74
There is a couple on ebay across the ditch from...

There is a couple on ebay across the ditch from you.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
Posted By Damian_74
FOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!! No one in Australia...

FOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

No one in Australia drinks that - we just send that bilge water over seas!:D:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 758,379
Posted By Damian_74
OK - 10 deg then - it was a while...

OK - 10 deg then - it was a while ago.............:lol3

PS: I am going to blame the forgetfulness to lack of sleep - 10 day old daughter will do that!
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 758,379
Posted By Damian_74
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightyp...

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/P1010309.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/themightypugs/media/P1010309.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,898
Posted By Damian_74
We all just have to put on our best South African...

We all just have to put on our best South African accent when we say RATTLE!

.....Rat..Taaaaal....
:hide
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,141,907
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
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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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 8,338
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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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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: 16,451
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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: 18,889
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
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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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
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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
Replies: 5,230
Views: 758,379
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
Replies: 16,451
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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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,141,907
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
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,141,907
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: 283
Views: 25,061
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: 283
Views: 25,061
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: 283
Views: 25,061
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
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,141,907
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 4,568
Views: 585,733
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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
Replies: 5,230
Views: 758,379
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
Replies: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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: 16,451
Views: 2,028,436
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...
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