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Old 09-06-2004, 12:53 PM   #691
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:41 PM   #692
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I had to relinquish the keys to my beloved '01 Dakar to afford my Adventure, but I think it might have been the best decision yet. Every time I climb aboard Lil' Nasty I just want to go conquer something...it is such an immensely capable bike. Well worth the intensive search I had to go through to find her! Rock on!
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I'm still in a quandry trying to decide who gets shown the door. I enjoy the hell out of the Dakar only because it's easy. Real easy. EFI & pussy button equipped. I *really* do get 65-70MPG communting to work. With a chain alignment device and differnt footpegs, it can get by in some dirt situations, but it's heavy and generally is at a disadvantage in any serious dirt. Forget sand. Plus I do have an R100GS that kicks it's ass on the road, but only gets just better than half the gas mileage.

Yet the RXC is a real dirt bike, albeit a big one, sorta portly, and with lights. Over the years, I've added a 20 liter tank, Corbin seat, Devol rad guards, MSR skidplate, FCR41 and an Up-Tite Racing pipe. It is a sweet running machine, yet a PITA to start when warm (ya have to follow a rigid agenda and it'll fire in one kick everytime). It absolutely waxes the Dakar and anything else I have in the dirt. It gets about 50-55 MPG at cruise, but really isn't happy above about 60-65 MPH with knobs and a generally high CofG, especially with the tank full. Just yesterday, I hit 107 MPH on it, according to the GPS's max speed indicator. The speedo reads a tad lower. I also hate to sell it. For some rides, it's the one.

If I procrastinate long enough, I'll keep them all - the horror of Missus Gaspipe.

What to do. Hmmmm.
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:04 PM   #693
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Griz/Creep:

I'm still in a quandry trying to decide who gets shown the door. I enjoy the hell out of the Dakar only because it's easy. Real easy. EFI & pussy button equipped. I *really* do get 65-70MPG communting to work. With a chain alignment device and differnt footpegs, it can get by in some dirt situations, but it's heavy and generally is at a disadvantage in any serious dirt. Forget sand. Plus I do have an R100GS that kicks it's ass on the road, but only gets just better than half the gas mileage.

Yet the RXC is a real dirt bike, albeit a big one, sorta portly, and with lights. Over the years, I've added a 20 liter tank, Corbin seat, Devol rad guards, MSR skidplate, FCR41 and an Up-Tite Racing pipe. It is a sweet running machine, yet a PITA to start when warm (ya have to follow a rigid agenda and it'll fire in one kick everytime). It absolutely waxes the Dakar and anything else I have in the dirt. It gets about 50-55 MPG at cruise, but really isn't happy above about 60-65 MPH with knobs and a generally high CofG, especially with the tank full. Just yesterday, I hit 107 MPH on it, according to the GPS's max speed indicator. The speedo reads a tad lower. I also hate to sell it. For some rides, it's the one.

If I procrastinate long enough, I'll keep them all - the horror of Missus Gaspipe.

What to do. Hmmmm.

Du'h... Stupid question around here.

Procrastinate or put a way way high price on the forsale sign and say "I don't know whats wrong with these people hon, must be a bad time to sell a bike"
Works for me.
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:17 PM   #694
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Du'h... Stupid question around here.

Procrastinate or put a way way high price on the forsale sign and say "I don't know whats wrong with these people hon, must be a bad time to sell a bike"
Works for me.
Worked for me, too!
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:41 PM   #695
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I can visualize this working......asking $9,000 for the Dakar and a paltry $6,000 for the RXC..........I'll be damned why they don't sell...??...These unreasonable bastids....

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Old 09-06-2004, 05:56 PM   #696
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"There's no way I'm taking a bath on this one, dear. We worked hard for that money, I'm not gonna just give it away."

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Old 09-08-2004, 08:32 AM   #697
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I've seen that posted after every one of Loaded's posts and wondered what it meant.
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:27 PM   #698
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Hi
i´m Xavier from Ecuador..i just got my new 2004 640 adv.. i love it!!!

i´m planning a 50 days trip to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.....i will live sept....28th

any advice..... let me know
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:50 PM   #699
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i´m Xavier from Ecuador..i just got my new 2004 640 adv.. i love it!!!

i´m planning a 50 days trip to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.....i will live sept....28th

any advice..... let me know
Have lots of fun and post lots of pictures...
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:54 PM   #700
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.....i will live sept....28th
Hope you live through it too amigo Welcome aboard!!
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:01 PM   #701
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any advice..... let me know
I can't think of anything that falls under the heading of "must do" maintinance or modifications except... keep an eye on your spokes, for the first thousand kilometers or so... and put some blue loctite on the 2 screws that hold the mid-exhaust support bracket to the back side of the right sub-frame.

Anyone else have anything that falls into the "must do/keep an eye on" category for an '03/'04?
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:11 PM   #702
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Take the fairing off and make sure no wires are pinched, etc..
Do your own PDI, can't depend to much on the dealers these days.
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:53 PM   #703
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i´m Xavier from Ecuador..i just got my new 2004 640 adv.. i love it!!!

i´m planning a 50 days trip to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.....i will live sept....28th

any advice..... let me know
Enjoy it, it's a great bike, I have one and intend to do South America next year.
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Old 09-09-2004, 03:11 PM   #704
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what Creeper and Boejangels siad,
I would take the fairing and tank off and check for pinched wires I would also take that locktite with me along some extra tools. (I was gona say clutch cable, but you don't have one. It's only us folks with the old bikes)
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:19 AM   #705
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Finally got around to a pic of my new to me '01 640 Adventure:



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