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Old 04-02-2009, 07:19 PM   #181
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www.f650.com got it... yep, everything I ever wanted to know.

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:10 AM   #182
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throttle position

So I had a look at the position of the throttle cable. To my surprise it was on the training setting. I have not had it out on the highway but I am sure it will be improved.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:11 AM   #183
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So I had a look at the position of the throttle cable. To my surprise it was on the training setting. I have not had it out on the highway but I am sure it will be improved.
Excellent.

You should now find that if you're a bit quick with the throttle you can loft the front wheel at low speeds with little difficulty, and you should find staying ahead of the cages from stoplights quite easy indeed.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:15 PM   #184
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Why not just call or email the ozzie guys for an answer. They are really quick on replies and the product is much better IMHO.
So just had a look at the unifilter.com website, and looks like it's 2 different companies trading under the same name. Odd. I'm talking about the uniflow guys.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:23 PM   #185
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So I had a look at the position of the throttle cable. To my surprise it was on the training setting. I have not had it out on the highway but I am sure it will be improved.

I did my first valve check. Buttoned it all up, and went for a ride. To my surprise I had no power. Thought maybe I had screwed up something. Then I remembered the throttle cable. I had installed it in the learner setting
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:29 PM   #186
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mean one.

That is one meean looking F650!! Awesome.

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Why would you do this to your Dakar? I did it because I got tired of muscling the 12 pound baby riding over my front wheel in the dirt. Just buy a "real dirtbike" like many folks say. If you read notmybikemodelname's posts (aka sawzall) he basically eviscerated his bike to the tune of about 50 lbs and counting. Made his bike 150% better in the dirt. If you doubt it, ask some of the people that tried to follow him on the Lytle Creek ride.

The bike he rides ain't never coming back to stock, but this mod can convert back to the "headlight pod" in about 45 min. Not that I'll be doing that very often.

Anyway, It wasn't designed to be pretty (as if a GS 1200 is). This is a work-in-progress, so turn sigs will be on later. Fender is now part of the fairing, and will stay that way when the light pod is on too. Bike has been lightened to about 340 lbs. [IMG][/IMG]




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Old 04-03-2009, 08:02 PM   #187
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That is one meean looking F650!! Awesome.

Appreciate the support!

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #188
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Having trouble finding a replacement headlight for my cockpit conversion. I've had a 4" Hella projector turn up but it's not going to fit because the distance from the front of the lens to the back where the bulb inserts is 150mm and it need to be around 100mm. Does anybody know of anywhere that sells anything that may be suitable over this side of the pond ?
I'm not joking when I say i've spent about 5 hours looking so far and can't find anything. Seen them in picures of the rallye bikes but can't find who makes/supplies them.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:14 AM   #189
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I have been looking for a front light setup and all I can find is this sort of thing which straps to the fork legs, so isn't going to give me enough room for one of these
Looks like I need one of the bolt to the front beak jobs but nothing doing over here, any ideas ?

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I'm using that headlight. 2 hours in the garage and the light doesn't strap on to the fork legs anymore. This is ofcourse the only street legal og the Acerbis lights, if you care about that at all.

Don't have that many good pics online, but here's the best ones I found to give you an idea.













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Old 04-04-2009, 02:37 AM   #190
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This is what I have to play with, it's all welded now and bolted in place.

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #191
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So I had a look at the position of the throttle cable. To my surprise it was on the training setting. I have not had it out on the highway but I am sure it will be improved.
Mine came that way from the dealer, but the only difference I could make out when I changed it is that the throttle "travel" is shorter so the response is quicker in the other notch. You will still get full throttle in the newbie setting.

I'm thinking the guy who experience a slow bike probably rode a low KW model.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:17 AM   #192
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I think the throttle cable is the only thing that makes a low Kw version. I'm never heard of anything internal.

What's up with the picture where the head is off? On a trip to boot?
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:42 PM   #193
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Have you got any pictures of those ortlieb bags on how they're mounted?
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:46 AM   #194
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I think the throttle cable is the only thing that makes a low Kw version. I'm never heard of anything internal.

What's up with the picture where the head is off? On a trip to boot?
Are you sure ? I'm pretty damn sure I paid the full freakin tax for the full freakin Kw model, but this may help explain why after upgrading to a K&N filter and Staintune exhaust it only made 38 frakin bhp on the Dyno....

Top speed is the same in either setting though.

In regards to the head being off in one of the pictures please see my next post (in a few)
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:32 AM   #195
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I'm using that headlight. 2 hours in the garage and the light doesn't strap on to the fork legs anymore. This is ofcourse the only street legal og the Acerbis lights, if you care about that at all.

Don't have that many good pics online, but here's the best ones I found to give you an idea.



Do they allow for a HID setup with a seperate high and low beam bulb?
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