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Old 03-05-2006, 04:56 PM   #151
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Sweet dude! I can't wait to see that bike! Man, I wish I had some more money to toss at bikes.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:30 AM   #152
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Sweet dude! I can't wait to see that bike! Man, I wish I had some more money to toss at bikes.
me too! I will be throwing some money at bent metal. The swingarm to be precise. ouch... and of course the chain and sprocket. and all the neat little parts that attach the swingarm to the bike. Oh yeah and somehow I sheared off the retaining bolt on the Ohlins shock...

I came to a stop without incident. There is a large subtraction from my wallet and available credit to get this handled!



I have now officially exceeded the cost of the bike in maintenance/repair fees. Made it there in under 35000 miles!
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:32 AM   #153
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To prevent this next time, get yourself a chainguide, well worth its money.

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Old 03-11-2006, 11:37 AM   #154
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Some great pics here. Here is my Dakar, last weekend, above John Day Dam, on the Washington side. My bike is setting by a friend and his R1200RT.

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Old 03-11-2006, 04:16 PM   #155
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and another...

Here's mine, all cleaned up over the winter and ready for another season:



2005 F650GS Dakar ABS
AdventurePipe exhaust with fake RH can for tools
TT front springs, centre stand, bar risers, foot peg relocation kit, handguards
BMW engine guard, tank bag, rear brake m/c cover
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:16 PM   #156
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Here is mine, 97' F650- 1st gen or f650/1. Has progressive front and ohlins rear shocks, acerbis 7 gal tank, travelcade custom heated gel seat and many other stuffs. Love the machine and reliability. After 36K miles have not thought above every replacing her.

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Old 03-12-2006, 12:06 AM   #157
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Here's my 2001 (bought her in '03 with 900 miles on the clock)



She's been through a lot in the past 18,000 miles





I don't believe in dropping $$$ on massive modifications but I did add some crash bars, hand guards and heated grips.

I'm due for a suspension upgrade really soon

Got any suggestions on cheaper alternatives to ohlins???
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:14 AM   #158
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Thumb Love the 105 pint topcase!

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Best.upgrade.yet!


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Seems to improve the handling, too!



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Old 03-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #159
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Thumbs down Skip the techlusion!

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To be done:
fit a techlusion
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Future mods…….
Techlusion


I wasted more than $200 on a techlusion and ended up removing it from the bike because it didn't fix stalling or surging. Actually I think it was causing my bike to cut out (momentary total loss of engine power) at freeway speeds I have heard other 2001 f650GS riders complain of this same side-effect since.



Save your money and try these fixes first:
Stalling: use 10W40 oil instead of 10W50
Surging: use the projected tip sparkplug (NGK DPR8EIX-9)

After these two easy steps all my stalling and surging was gone!



If that didn't work then I was ready to plunk down $400 for the dual spark upgrade
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:35 AM   #160
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Flash, man, I gotta take a time out to thank you for the work you have done on those DVD's. Truely a large help in my wrenching!
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You're more than welcome. Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation.

Yes, Flash, thank you for the DVD's...and all the other stuff you've done over at the chain gang. I never lift a wrench on a new job without checking my f650.com faq's
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:55 AM   #161
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If that didn't work then I was ready to plunk down $400 for the dual spark upgrade[/QUOTE]


I remember someone making a dual-spark upgrade for the R-series. Who makes it for the F-series?
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:09 AM   #162
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I remember someone making a dual-spark upgrade for the R-series. Who makes it for the F-series?

Not sure, but I think I heard they sell it at San Jose BMW...in CA. You could call them and ask if you want to find out.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:01 AM   #163
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To prevent this next time, get yourself a chainguide, well worth its money.

My mechanic debated that if the chain gets off with this device there will be some serious damage to other parts of the bike! I don't know what to think. You can't prepare for everything. Did I mention I sheared off the retaining bolt on the Ohlins shock?
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:16 AM   #164
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With this device the chain can only get off when it breaks. It doens't have a chance to slip beside the rear sprocket as we saw in that picture. I run about 50 mm's of chain slack and wouldn't want to dare riding witrhout this thingy.

(those 50 mm of slack are absolutely neccessary when you have increased the suspension travel btw.)

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Old 03-12-2006, 01:26 PM   #165
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I have now fitted a Remus exhaust, ally chainguard and touratech centre stand.


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