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Old 02-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #766
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Best looking dakar I've ever seen. My dad has been talking about getting one of these for years and got on my case when I bought a 650 Xcountry. Anyone have both or ridden both extensively and want to comment? We are both 95% street, 5% dirt. He thinks he's 40% dirt but he hasn't been for 20 years.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #767
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:44 PM   #768
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acerbis guards

there's quite a bit of room with the mounting bracket to accommodate the brake line. Only mod I had to do was to have the bar end weights cut down to 20mm or so otherwise the Acerbis guards won't fit. Clutch & brake levers just fit inside the guards with the 20mm bar end weights so I wouldn't get rid of them altogether. I had a local mechanic cut them down on his lathe and then I painted them with Tremclad semi-gloss enamel along with the instrument panel & signal light housings.

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fritzmovies,

Any problems fitting the Acerbis handguards. I was thinking of the same handguards but it looks like the front brake line will be in the way. Any tricks, or do they just go on?

Looks good by the way.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #769
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Very nice rebuild job!

Love the 640 Adv fairing and other details. Post an update once in a while.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #770
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He thinks he's 40% dirt but he hasn't been for 20 years.


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Old 02-24-2009, 08:20 PM   #771
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Will do.

Love the 640 Adv fairing and other details. Post an update once in a while.

It now has a windscreen and a little 200 mile test trip. Working on rear rack on/off attachment as we speak. Thanks I will try to keep you posted.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:22 PM   #772
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Best looking dakar I've ever seen. My dad has been talking about getting one of these for years and got on my case when I bought a 650 Xcountry. Anyone have both or ridden both extensively and want to comment? We are both 95% street, 5% dirt. He thinks he's 40% dirt but he hasn't been for 20 years.
I'd say the Dakar winds hands down with that tarmac/dirt ratio if having a 17 liter fuel tank, hard luggage and decent wind protection are important factors.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #773
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Picked it up a week ago and got the basic mods done.




Remus Exhaust
MT21s
Clear Signals
PIAA Xtremewhite H4 Bulb
Daystar Fork Guards (to be installed)
Touratech/Unifilter (in the mail)

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #774
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Here's my little beast, an F650 GS Dakar like BMW should have made it in the first place imho:







Since these pictures I rerouted the front brake hose, shortened the gearing (15x49), removed the mirrors and removed the RAM mount on the left hand side.

To be done:

remove ABS (not sure about it yet)
higher seat
replace sump guard with an aluminium one
tilt over IMO and relocate windscreen so I can read the IMO while standing
fit a techlusion
ride and ride and ride...
Max, whats up w/ the inverted forks? did you add those or is there some package with inverted available? BTW I have seal savers and love em.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:00 PM   #775
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You just had to put that bike right after mine. Damn u!!!!!

She's a beaut.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #776
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:02 PM   #777
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:08 AM   #778
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:30 PM   #779
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2002 stock with 19,680. No ABS or heated grips. Center stand added by PO. I just added the Wunderlich Low Ergo Saddle I bought from another inmate. Mucho more on the way.

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Old 03-13-2009, 05:57 PM   #780
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New saddle from Rick Mayer Cycle:

That looks awesome, and comfy. Does it restrict aggressive dirt riding? How much did that set you back if you don't mind me asking.
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