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Old 11-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #106
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Looking forward to reports on the dust eating !!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:56 AM   #107
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Hello kajj,
finaly your thread has reached the right position in this forum as I mentioned from time to time. Keep on going!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #108
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Hello kajj,
finaly your thread has reached the right position in this forum as I mentioned from time to time. Keep on going!!!
Kind regards, Bambi
Thanks.

I have a few things to get from the post office next week

And hopefully the caliper adapter and cover plate will be done soon.

So in a week or two there will hopefully be some updates on the build.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #109
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Teaser

Got some new goodies mounted to the bike.




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Old 11-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #110
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GPS-mount

I wanted a new GPS-mount and decided to go with the Touratech lockable mount.

Some stuff from my bicycle was cut, drilled and mounted together to form a adapter from the
Touratech mount to my "windshield brackets".






The new fairng is mounted to the bike, will post pics in a day or two.

Things to do!

* mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
* Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
* Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
* fabricate brake caliper adapter
* headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
* new rally fairing
* carbon fiber dash, relocate switches and power outlets
* relocate turn signals
* Weld and paint sidestand
* Install HID lights
* mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
* cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
* change sprockets and chain...................................3/3 ok
* Air filters........................................... .........................ok
* paint luggage rack.............................................. .........ok
* tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
* check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #111
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I wanted a new GPS-mount and decided to go with the Touratech lockable mount.

Some stuff from my bicycle was cut, drilled and mounted together to form a adapter from the
Touratech mount to my "windshield brackets".



The new fairng is mounted to the bike, will post pics in a day or two.
My brother did like this....
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #112
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Hello kajj,
so glad to have you still here! Especially after our communication concerning sudden loss of friends a few days ago!
'Set on fire' sounds like an idiot at work?! And the circumstances (2 nights in a row) point in this direction, too! Please take care for yourself! I wish you best luck to come out of this situation and return to your usual life (normal life sounds not quite right to me as nor you nor me seem to lead quite normal lives).
Good luck, mate! And please, pay attention!
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #113
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Hope your not criticized for having a motorcycle in your room!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #114
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Sweet build and nice thread. I like the way it turned out!
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:58 AM   #115
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I am sad to say that I wont be able provide any more updates for a while.

The reason being that the house where I and 19 other students are living was
Set on fire the night to friday (nothing mayor) but agian the night to saturday.
And this time we where forced to jump out from our windows (ground level).
a serial arsonist living in your student housing, what next?

stay safe, my friend. it sounds like you need to buy your own smoke detector.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:59 AM   #116
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the build continuous

So. I have had some time to process the events that occurred last weekend. I been offered a place to stay for
as long as I need by some friends. I will not be able to move back to my apartment for about 2-3 months.

But I now feel a lot better and am in the mood to post some new pics of the Kawasaki Dakar

First, the new fairing from Off The Road:


It almost makes a perfect fit over the OEM light-frame. Only need to remove these:


Nothing you can`t do with a saw


And off it goes.


And finally plug them both.


Allmost forgot, also have to bend these on each side of the frame.



I just took the brackets from the old fairing and bent them into shape.

One at each side of the fairing, and one at the bottom.



I know the are not the nicest brackets. But they will do the job.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:12 AM   #117
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Let me present the all new Kawasaki Dakar









Hope you like it as much as I do (thou I doubt that is possible)
I believe that I am very close to owning my dream bike.

I wonder about the color?

I think the black works as it is, but I also wonder if white would look better.
Or maybe a combination of them both.



Things to do!

* mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
* Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
* Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
* fabricate brake caliper adapter
* headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
* new rally fairing........................................... .....................ok
* carbon fiber dash, relocate switches and power outlets
* relocate turn signals
* Weld and paint sidestand
* mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
* cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
* change sprockets and chain...................................3/3 ok
* Air filters........................................... .........................ok
* paint luggage rack.............................................. .........ok
* tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
* check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #118
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Hello kajj,
you're ingenious!
Just as I always thought an off-road-Versys should look like!!! Nice to see that at least one person is around to share my view.
Concerning colour: I'd try to make it part of the blue and white colour-design of the bike. My proposition: upper front in white to resemble a competition-number-plate. And a low white bow to pick up the design of your tank-panel. The rest of it in the same blue colour as the bike.
As already said: I'm struck!!!
Kind regards, Bambi
PS: I'm sure this is the best recreation from last week's disaster!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:03 AM   #119
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Nice work Kajj

Just wondering if you have lowered your foot pegs? The stock foot peg height is cramped for me on the road ( i'm 6'2) and it's very cramped off road. If you have to stand and sit a lot like you do on a dirt bike your legs will be shot in no time. and another problem is i have already broken the shifter side peg mount off and if i lower the pegs it will make the mount weaker because of the leverage.

If your going to ride on gravel and dirt roads at a slower pace and stay seated most of the time it will not be that big of a deal.
Any concerns or idea's .

As far as the color of your bike, what ever you like. Hay it's going to get scratched up no matter what the color is.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #120
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Hello kajj,
you're ingenious!
Just as I always thought an off-road-Versys should look like!!! Nice to see that at least one person is around to share my view.
Concerning colour: I'd try to make it part of the blue and white colour-design of the bike. My proposition: upper front in white to resemble a competition-number-plate. And a low white bow to pick up the design of your tank-panel. The rest of it in the same blue colour as the bike.
As already said: I'm struck!!!
Kind regards, Bambi
PS: I'm sure this is the best recreation from last week's disaster!
Thanks for your kind words.

I have thought about something like the color design that you mentioned.
Have to wait until summer to paint it thou. So I have a lot of time to think about it.
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