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Old 05-01-2009, 10:43 AM   #196
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I have an ohlins on the rear and it completes the package. I got mine from Kyle racing and they know their stuff they sell a ton of them, plus it showed up quickly. you will love your new bike!
I have the BM750, which I got from Kyle Racing too. I like it a lot. My old shock had gone into pogo stick mode.

I sold my old shock to someone else who had it rebuilt by Sasquatch.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #197
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handle bar question?

Maybe the info is buried somewhere in the thread?
Is anyone changing out the entire handlebar system? Meaning changing all the BMW levers and perches such with Yamaha type levers. I would love to upgrade all that stuff as well.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:37 AM   #198
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I just bought the MB048, but without the external reservoir.

I'd be willing to consider lifting the lower triple off of you, think mine is bent .... I'm guessing you'd prefer to sell it complete though.
While it would be easiest to sell it complete, I would be open to other options, so if it works out that someone wants just the legs or something, I'll try to remember this.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:41 AM   #199
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Maybe the info is buried somewhere in the thread?
Is anyone changing out the entire handlebar system? Meaning changing all the BMW levers and perches such with Yamaha type levers. I would love to upgrade all that stuff as well.
A lot of people change the handlebars on these bikes already, if they offroad with 'em. I don't think that there's much difference really, whether you do this mod or not. It SOUNDS to me like the stock bars are the same diameter, so it's down to personal choice.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:56 PM   #200
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Guys for your info have a look at one of the first mods I did to my Dakar with regards to handlebars:

http://www.dakar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk


Since 2004 when I bought the bike I have had stock, Renthal 7/8ths Pro taper and X-line Magura handlebars. The 28mm bars are definitely more resilient and dont bend as easy as the 7/8ths bars.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #201
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A lot of people change the handlebars on these bikes already, if they offroad with 'em. I don't think that there's much difference really, whether you do this mod or not. It SOUNDS to me like the stock bars are the same diameter, so it's down to personal choice.
After bending three sets of stock bars, and not from crashing, I went to Protaper fat bars. 1000% better than stock.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #202
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Renthals here. Mrs crash tested them quite well. Simple re-wire the heated grips in the other direction and dump the bar ends. You don't need them.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:17 AM   #203
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While it would be easiest to sell it complete, I would be open to other options, so if it works out that someone wants just the legs or something, I'll try to remember this.
Send me a heads up if you get desperate enough to divvy up the parts, ok ?
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:25 AM   #204
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Regular MX bars

I've been browsing around the webshops over here and found a nice pair of MX bars for my budget. My question (lazy one) is if MX bikes "normally" use the same diameter bars as the F650 ?

7/8 RENTHAL 717 CR85 red



Eventhough it says CR85 (which I suppose is an 85CC Honda mx bike ?) it also says that they fit all standard clamps (not oversized).

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• 7/8 / 22mm utvendig diameter, passer alle std. styrefester ( ikke oversized).• 7010 T6 Aluminium. Renthal har eksklusive rettigheter til denne spesialutviklede legeringern. • Høy støt-styrke, lett og vibrasjonsdempende.• kule-blåst overflate for å unngå sprekkdannelse.• Serratert venstre side for bedre feste av holk.• Avansert anodiseringsprosess for fin farge, holdbarhet og korrosjonsbeskyttelse. • Renthal’s utviklede tverrpinne for økt styrke og ivaretatt fleksibilitet. • Laser etset posisjoneringsmønster. Styrepute medfølger ikke. Mål: (Se målskisse under) A=740, B=96, C=85, D=165, E=68
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:51 AM   #205
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i prefer having bar ends on but renthal are the way to go. heard some very good stories about pro taper bars and they are heck lot cheaper over here, so might see if i can get the heated grips off without damaging them and put them one new set of bars

also whats story with ohlins and wilbers shocks,

is there much difference between them or is it a case of ohlin is best, wilbers is next best thing up from stock but cheaper then ohlins
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:11 AM   #206
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also whats story with ohlins and wilbers shocks,

is there much difference between them or is it a case of ohlin is best, wilbers is next best thing up from stock but cheaper then ohlins
To be perfectly honest, I don't really know. Both are supposed to be good, and there are people who have had problems with 'em both. I suspect that the Ohlins brand is better known, and they're gold colored so they must be worth more, right?

I think they're probably all damned good, all way better than stock, and as long as you get something sprung and tuned for your weight, it's going to be a fine choice.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:13 AM   #207
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It seems to me that so long as 'D' is sufficiently long, and the bar diameter is the same, you're going to have a fit. This isn't rocket science, it's just a bent piece of metal to bolt on and hang on to.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:10 AM   #208
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To be perfectly honest, I don't really know. Both are supposed to be good, and there are people who have had problems with 'em both. I suspect that the Ohlins brand is better known, and they're gold colored so they must be worth more, right?

I think they're probably all damned good, all way better than stock, and as long as you get something sprung and tuned for your weight, it's going to be a fine choice.
time to keep eye on ebay so. ohlins may be easier get spare parts for too over here. but no real specalist here to set them up for me anyway.

either way i can only afford 1 bike. so it has to be a do it all machine. time get dakar set up for some serious off road once wedding is over

wilbers/ohlins shock, yz forks, and few other tweaks shoul do the job
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:17 AM   #209
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It seems to me that so long as 'D' is sufficiently long, and the bar diameter is the same, you're going to have a fit. This isn't rocket science, it's just a bent piece of metal to bolt on and hang on to.
Yeah, thanks

I said it was a lazy question..... figured someone had the stock measurements at hand so I wouldn't have to measure my own
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:26 AM   #210
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Yeah, thanks

I said it was a lazy question..... figured someone had the stock measurements at hand so I wouldn't have to measure my own
LOL - not me, I'm sitting about 200 clicks away from my bike right now, waiting for my family to wake up so we can head home... In a cage.
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