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Old 09-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #9271
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...North Georgia mountains...80K miles and climbing...

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #9272
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Great pics Matto!

Looks like Brian Head this time of year.
Thanks! Oh man, I snook through Brian Head last week for a couple hours and rode my mountain bike on the way back from Vegas. What a great place! I love the trails there and the Aspens were fantastic. Looks like the little town is doing well too.

Pretty much perfect trails up there:




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Old 09-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #9273
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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)

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)
Yes, pretty spectacular here. Come for a visit out west. You won't be disappointed. Looks like I will be in Norway next year end of August first of Sept for the Mountain Bike World Cup finals in Hafjell. Looking forward to it.

Ya, will put the bold back in just as a place holder at least. My bike was not loaded down, but sure did get beat around a ton! Did not loose any parts atleast.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #9274
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Thanks! Oh man, I snook through Brian Head last week for a couple hours and rode my mountain bike on the way back from Vegas. What a great place! I love the trails there and the Aspens were fantastic. Looks like the little town is doing well too.

Pretty much perfect trails up there:




Damn!! Thats some beautiful country right there. One of these days I need to get out that way.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #9275
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...North Georgia mountains...80K miles and climbing...

im glad you keep us updated with the miles. i like to know how far these motors go and when things wear out. im far behind you at 29,000 miles but enjoying every mile!
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #9276
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I'm at 86991miles(140000km) so far... no probs yet, except all my electrical cables are begining to disintergrate :(

I should prob do a valve check soon , been riding the last 50000 km without doing one. How often are you suppose to do it on theese bikes. I'm proberly way past the point
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #9277
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I just picked up an 05 650 Dakar and am in need of an owners manual. I tried looking online for one to download but no luck finding anything for this "old" of a bike. I'd be happy with photo copies of a manual at this point, pdf would be fantastic though.

Is there a specific starting procedure for this bike? When cold it takes 3 tries for the bike to start, I thought that was odd for a fuel injected bike?

And lastly i'm looking for some stock hand guards, if anyone has a set left over from an upgrade i'd be interested.

Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #9278
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Earlier model but 90% same.
http://www.thewatermargin.com/html/F...2001-2003).pdf

Start- side stand up or bike in neutral. Turn key- wait for all lights to cycle off (except abs if u have ut). Press start.

Check f650.com hard start FAQS. If that doesn't work.

Most, if not all hard parts are aftermarket.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #9279
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I just picked up an 05 650 Dakar and am in need of an owners manual. I tried looking online for one to download but no luck finding anything for this "old" of a bike. I'd be happy with photo copies of a manual at this point, pdf would be fantastic though.

Is there a specific starting procedure for this bike? When cold it takes 3 tries for the bike to start, I thought that was odd for a fuel injected bike?

And lastly i'm looking for some stock hand guards, if anyone has a set left over from an upgrade i'd be interested.

Thanks!
Turn the ignition switch on, but wait until the water temp light goes out before pressing the starter button (2-3 seconds). Then after the engine fires up, continue holding the starter button 2-3 more seconds (this I was told sets the EFI for the ambient conditions).

Mine is an 03, but I think the procedure is the same for the newer, 2-spark models. My Dakar has always started right up using this method.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #9280
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Is there a specific starting procedure for this bike? When cold it takes 3 tries for the bike to start, I thought that was odd for a fuel injected bike?
You may want to check with your dealer, there was a BMW technical bulletin on the early twin-spark models that covers hard starting. It involves a software update and replacing the decompression lever on the exhaust camshaft. If nothing else, the software update solved the issue of backfiring through the intake and stalling when I blipped the throttle for a downshift.

There's a bunch of other stuff you should check that could affect things, I'm sure that everyone else will chime in on that. :-)
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #9281
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I just picked up an 05 650 Dakar and am in need of an owners manual. I tried looking online for one to download but no luck finding anything for this "old" of a bike. I'd be happy with photo copies of a manual at this point, pdf would be fantastic though.

Is there a specific starting procedure for this bike? When cold it takes 3 tries for the bike to start, I thought that was odd for a fuel injected bike?

And lastly i'm looking for some stock hand guards, if anyone has a set left over from an upgrade i'd be interested.

Thanks!
Owners manual is orderable from the dealer, just checked A&S they list P/N 01417685931 for $26.54.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #9282
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Thanks for all the advice, I figured I was starting it correctly so i'll have to check into the hard start issues. I would just pop into the closest dealer but that would be a 3 hour drive so it probably won't get to the dealer so often, oh well. I just got back from a 300 mile, 2 day trek around the UP with almost no issues, a fork seal gave up on me mid-way through the trip. Other than that 300 awesome miles.

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #9283
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Does anyone have a windscreen off a single spark dakar they would sell? The stock one.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #9284
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I would just pop into the closest dealer but that would be a 3 hour drive issues..... Other than that 300 awesome miles.

At least you've got your priorities right!


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Old 10-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #9285
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Does anyone have a windscreen off a single spark dakar they would sell? The stock one.
The lttle gray fly screen??
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