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Old 09-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #9256
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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.
i will keep mine on for sure! i guess they bolt it on there for something more than to hold parts lol!
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #9257
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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.
Bet that left a pleasant odor
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #9258
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i will keep mine on for sure! i guess they bolt it on there for something more than to hold parts lol!
I haven't removed my subframe piece so it had nothing to do with that, just thought I'd mention whatever you do, find a way to keep that long bolt since it serves a purpose. Guess it actually sheared rather than snapped when the different pieces started moving after it got loose. Same happened with all the shorty framebolts on the rear as well as the medium long one at the bottom front of the engine.

Two words: lock washers.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #9259
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Nice fairing, it's the 'lynx' right? Which bike is it for and what did you have to do to mount it?

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:13 PM   #9260
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FYI, when I snapped the rear bottom frame bolt (the long one that goes through 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.
Did a 6 hour ride yesterday and can't say I noticed a difference, but then again that is the first time I have ridden it since spring (sad I know, but my Husky has got a lot of time on it ). I think I will put the bolt back in just to see. Thanks for the tip.

Bike felt great though. I put it through some punishing stuff that I had not even ridden my small 450 through! I should have taken a picture of a couple of the "roads", but I was having too much fun to stop. Suspension worked overtime for sure! Bottom'd out more than once!

A few from the tamest roads I was on yesterday.





Snow up there! Yikes!!!!



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Old 09-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #9261
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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?
Look in my pics above, my HDB guards on the bike with the mirrors in.

One deployed, one in (old photo):

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Old 09-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #9262
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Nice fairing, it's the 'lynx' right? Which bike is it for and what did you have to do to mount it?
tzabcan your close. It's the mirage 1 and it is designed to suit the '4 screw' screen. After talking to Brittania I used an industrial strength heat gun to reshape it to my '3 screw' shape. Still not perfect but it works. Hard to see in the pic it has quite a few wraps of black speed tape holding it all together after one screw fell out. It's done 2000km like that so I better put the screw back in soon
Next winter I might use it as a template to make a new fiberglass one piece headlight/dash/screen unit to suit the twin Hella lights globe access at the moment is a pain requiring dismantling the whole setup, not helpful when your out n about.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #9263
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Ah, I see. The twin lights threw me off. Are they the touratech one or something else? I'm bummed that Britannia doesn't make something for the 3 screw 650s. The lynx is awesome looking. Aside from the mounting problems and bulb access do you like the sliding screen design?

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tzabcan your close. It's the mirage 1 and it is designed to suit the '4 screw' screen. After talking to Brittania I used an industrial strength heat gun to reshape it to my '3 screw' shape. Still not perfect but it works. Hard to see in the pic it has quite a few wraps of black speed tape holding it all together after one screw fell out. It's done 2000km like that so I better put the screw back in soon
Next winter I might use it as a template to make a new fiberglass one piece headlight/dash/screen unit to suit the twin Hella lights globe access at the moment is a pain requiring dismantling the whole setup, not helpful when your out n about.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #9264
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Water temp sensor

Anyone know if theres a port available to put a water temp sensor?? Was going to use an inline hose adapter but would rather have it in the engine if possible.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #9265
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Ah, I see. The twin lights threw me off. Are they the touratech one or something else? I'm bummed that Britannia doesn't make something for the 3 screw 650s. The lynx is awesome looking. Aside from the mounting problems and bulb access do you like the sliding screen design?
No not TT but thats the effect I was after Hella DE's mounted to an alloy plate screwed to the original headlight mounts, took a bit of mucking about to get right. I like the sliding screen, run it full up mode for travelling and full down for fire trail work. I gave Brittania some feedback and pics on trying to fit it to the 3 screw dash and they were willing to refund if I wasn't happy with it. I needed something to combat buffeting and it's the best outcome so far.

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #9266
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Did a 6 hour ride yesterday and can't say I noticed a difference, but then again that is the first time I have ridden it since spring (sad I know, but my Husky has got a lot of time on it ). I think I will put the bolt back in just to see. Thanks for the tip.

Bike felt great though. I put it through some punishing stuff that I had not even ridden my small 450 through! I should have taken a picture of a couple of the "roads", but I was having too much fun to stop. Suspension worked overtime for sure! Bottom'd out more than once!

A few from the tamest roads I was on yesterday.





Snow up there! Yikes!!!!



Great pics Matto!

Looks like Brian Head this time of year.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #9267
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Anyone know if theres a port available to put a water temp sensor?? Was going to use an inline hose adapter but would rather have it in the engine if possible.
No idea on a port but if you're measuring water temp you really want to know the temp coming out of the radiator. It'll always be hot in and coming out of the engine, you only need to worry if it's still hot going back in.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:09 AM   #9268
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Did a 6 hour ride yesterday and can't say I noticed a difference, but then again that is the first time I have ridden it since spring (sad I know, but my Husky has got a lot of time on it ). I think I will put the bolt back in just to see. Thanks for the tip.

Bike felt great though. I put it through some punishing stuff that I had not even ridden my small 450 through! I should have taken a picture of a couple of the "roads", but I was having too much fun to stop. Suspension worked overtime for sure! Bottom'd out more than once!

A few from the tamest roads I was on yesterday.

Nice country that, must bring my bike and visit when I win the lottery (which has to be any day now, been buying tickets for so fucken long it's ridiculous)

I should perhaps add that my bike was super laden with camping gear and since the bolt sheared at the RHS it was still pretty taut on the LHS so only flexed on the one side which is probably why I noticed.

This happened in the middle of the Victorian high country and I fixed it by buying a meter long (8 or 10mm ?) threaded rod which I sawed down to the proper lenght (about a foot ?) and added two nuts that I could lock against each other to lock it (It threads into a welded on nut on the LHS). The temporary fix is still on there 6 years later.

In my mind at least that bolt is what keeps the whole frame from flexing at the top engine/ frame mount (where the castle nut is)
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #9269
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You won the jackpot lottery when we let you into Oz to litter the high country with broken bolts and the outback with all the other bits that fell off so no more lottery wins for you. I notice you still have that gift we gave you too, that red coloured dye sure hangs around for life, gets under the skin as well
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #9270
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You won the jackpot lottery when we let you into Oz to litter the high country with broken bolts and the outback with all the other bits that fell off so no more lottery wins for you. I notice you still have that gift we gave you too, that red coloured dye sure hangs around for life, gets under the skin as well
Yeah that shit really gets on there
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