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Old 09-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #9241
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Same here. I have no use for mine.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #9242
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Pretty sure NMBMN did that a while ago. Been thinking about it myself, just want some sort of bash/mud guard.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #9243
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Pretty sure NMBMN did that a while ago. Been thinking about it myself, just want some sort of bash/mud guard.
Correct, he did. I've had one of the Touratech rally bash guards on it for a few year and finally did not really see the need to have the sub frame on there other than for the crappy kickstand. A buddy is welding up some new foot peg brackets incorporating the kickstand like the TT Rally bikes. Pics to come
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #9244
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Bash plate bolted to main frame with no sub frame under it:



I did have to relocate the horn, but that took about an hour, some wire, couple of connectors, some solder, and heat shrink tube.

Me too Tomatoe- Nice out of the way place. TE650 puts it down on the side now too but on the right side. Found an out of the way place on mine on the left.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #9245
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That is sexy!




I'm so lazy I couldn't be bothered to get off the toilet, so I sent this from my iPad using Tapatalk.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #9246
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That is sexy!




I'm so lazy I couldn't be bothered to get off the toilet, so I sent this from my iPad using Tapatalk.
Hope you at least washed your hands.

It WAS sexy. Just could never get enough light out of the LEDs for night riding.... and the weld that held the frame broke, so I took it all off.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #9247
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HDB handguards

Anyone here has a set of HDB handguards with the integrated mirrors mounted on their Dakar?
If so could you post a picture of them?
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:47 AM   #9248
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Hope you at least washed your hands.
Tapatalks's default sig is just plain, so I decided to liven it up a bit.


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It WAS sexy. Just could never get enough light out of the LEDs for night riding.... and the weld that held the frame broke, so I took it all off.
Sucks, the setup really looked nice. I plan on repainting my GS this winter and your bike has inspired me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #9249
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Broke my entire headlight assembly off and always wanted to do this, so chopped away. Have the Touratech /WP suspension upgrade, and the steering lock /ignition key had to move. What to do?

So I made it a power socket and move the key assembly to right above where the battery sits.... and of course all the other mods. Voltage meter, stabilizer, etc. Velcro shelf is for iphone... Enjoy.

I've tried all the LEDs etc. and finally I have a light that puts out. It's blinding as is and I will next add the HID.

Sweet !
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:07 AM   #9250
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Question: My Dakar "seems/feels" to be running hot on the right side (never noticed it like I have lately). Temp light works, has not kicked in. Fan works. Fluids are good (oil/coolant). It just seems hot. Am I imagining something??
Pretty sure it's just the hot air from the fan you're feeling. I have the exact same thing happening, and its been like that for 10 years so I wouldn't worry. Untill the water temp lights comes on - then it's time to investigate preoperly right away to avoid long term overheating issues. Just a friendly tip.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:15 AM   #9251
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I have mine like that right now but plan to change it back. After doing the tat my bike no matter what ran warm. With 48mm forks and an mx fender there is just no air flow to the radiator. ......
I'm just curious. Have any of you who are experiencing heat issues tried to remove the radiator and high pressure wash it from the rear to perhaps unclog it ?

Even after all my overheating issues, I'm a firm believer in the warning light. If it's not broke dont fix it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #9252
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Interesting, I have an '06 sounds like I just get to spill antifreeze on the floor
I've never bothered with a hose to bleed it. The few drops that come out is easy to just hose off afterwards anyway, but I usually never even think about. It's not like litre upon litre will flow out of there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:28 AM   #9253
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Working on loosing stuff off the bike again. More to come



I figure if this bike can run with out one of these and it is the same engine and frame configuration...

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let me know how it works out without the bottom support, i been wanting to take mine off too!
FYI, when I snapped the rear bottom frame bolt (the long one that goes throught the sub frame piece and the engine between the pegs), the bike felt like riding an overcooked piece of spaghetti. Was not a pleasant feeling.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #9254
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I'm just curious. Have any of you who are experiencing heat issues tried to remove the radiator and high pressure wash it from the rear to perhaps unclog it ?

Even after all my overheating issues, I'm a firm believer in the warning light. If it's not broke dont fix it.
Most definitely. Pressure washer after long rides.


I even had notmybikemodelname pee through the fins to unclog it on the trail. He always offers that service and also filled up my cooling reservoir.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #9255
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Pretty sure it's just the hot air from the fan you're feeling. I have the exact same thing happening, and its been like that for 10 years so I wouldn't worry. Untill the water temp lights comes on - then it's time to investigate preoperly right away to avoid long term overheating issues. Just a friendly tip.
Thanks GS. Yeah, I checked everything and all checks out. It just "feels" hotter than I remember.
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