Just picked up my 2001 Dakar today. It ran great. I'm sooooo happy. Thanks for all of the great stuff on this thread. I'll post a pic as soon as I can. No problems with surge or stall. 12,000 mile service took care of everything. Already planning a nice trip for the bike. I can't just let it live a life as a commuter bike. The wife has even said she would do the camping thing with me.....yeeeeaahhhh.