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Old 05-25-2010, 11:18 AM   #2371
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2003 - Dakar fuses

Quick question...how many fuses does your bike have in the fuse block?

Mine has three. The PDF manual I have shows 4. The manual says it is for the 2003 model but perhaps it is for more years than just the 2003. The thing I like about the 4 fuses is based upon the manual is it has an independent fuse for the fan.

Thoughts? Observations?
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:19 PM   #2372
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In order to get the carbon cannister out I need to remove the fuel tank, and for which I need to remove what? Seems like the whole subframe has to come off. Chaingang gave me zero response.

Yes, rear subframe off to take the tank off, not as big a job as you might fear.

If you want a semi permanent fix while on the road, how about expanding foam injected around the cannister?
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #2373
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Raised the bike one angry inch" Overall ground clearance is 13" and seat is now 37" since I'm a tall guy I needed to do this a long time ago. With the forks dropped down to the max in the triple and the suspension unwound a bit, the bike takes whoops 100% better than before. REALLY FUN.

Good ain't it Handles like its on rails on the road now too

Anyway, that's so last week, i'm now onto exhausts from suzuki gsxr's

Basically i just don't like the stock exhaust, it's only redeaming features are that it's stainless steel and quiet, other than that it's stupidly big for a single cylinder bike and all the cat does is provide my left leg with an ample ammount of unwanted heat.

Figured i'd solved that when i bought the scorpion exhaust, but after one complete failure where the innards decided they didn't want to stay attached and a further two failures of the baffle material i'd had enough. Had to put the stock exhaust back on

I was browsing adv and ended up in the dr650 thread, where everyone and his dog seems to be sticking gsxr exhausts on and calling it good.

Long story short i thought that may work and eventually found a 2001 gsxr 1000 exhaust, in titanuim (apparently the exhaust to get) and, using the mounts and link pipe from the scorpion setup bolted it onto the dakar.

Like so







Bit of work involved to fit it tho, i had to make a flange to marry the exhaust to the link pipe as the gsxr exhaust bolts on with 4 m8 nuts instead of the traditional clamps, i also had to make an adpter for the ehaust hanger, that needs a bit more work to remove some excess steel from the adapter plate and sort out the washers but otherwise it's Fitted and working Also it's a tight fit, very tight with the caribou racks, but it fits. And sounds great too, quite deep sounding but not overly loud at high revs
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:07 PM   #2374
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Back to the ABS switch.
I've rewired my dash and now the disable switch does not appear to work.
Should the ABS lamp come on when the ignition is on (before starting)?
Not sure if its related, but the low fuel light also will not work.

JD - you will like this. I took ADVtenn's ride at the rendevous. Came to a steep rocky (loose rock) downhill - and the ABS kicked in. It was terrifying - zero brakes, and the bike kept accelerating. Somehow I kept it together - much to the surprise of the others.
My fuel light doesn't work either, but neither did the oil pressure light before I added resistance to the equation (I replaced all bulbs with LEDs)
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #2375
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Thanks, that's $70 I saved.
I bought a new chainroller last summer (it wasn't BMW) and it cost maybe $5
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:49 PM   #2376
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Mate, looks awesome. Have you got a picky of the inside of the pipe with the end cap removed? And off the end cap?

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Originally Posted by rc mad
Good ain't it Handles like its on rails on the road now too

Anyway, that's so last week, i'm now onto exhausts from suzuki gsxr's

Basically i just don't like the stock exhaust, it's only redeaming features are that it's stainless steel and quiet, other than that it's stupidly big for a single cylinder bike and all the cat does is provide my left leg with an ample ammount of unwanted heat.

Figured i'd solved that when i bought the scorpion exhaust, but after one complete failure where the innards decided they didn't want to stay attached and a further two failures of the baffle material i'd had enough. Had to put the stock exhaust back on

I was browsing adv and ended up in the dr650 thread, where everyone and his dog seems to be sticking gsxr exhausts on and calling it good.

Long story short i thought that may work and eventually found a 2001 gsxr 1000 exhaust, in titanuim (apparently the exhaust to get) and, using the mounts and link pipe from the scorpion setup bolted it onto the dakar.

Like so







Bit of work involved to fit it tho, i had to make a flange to marry the exhaust to the link pipe as the gsxr exhaust bolts on with 4 m8 nuts instead of the traditional clamps, i also had to make an adpter for the ehaust hanger, that needs a bit more work to remove some excess steel from the adapter plate and sort out the washers but otherwise it's Fitted and working Also it's a tight fit, very tight with the caribou racks, but it fits. And sounds great too, quite deep sounding but not overly loud at high revs
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #2377
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That's great, I've been looking for a solution to this problem (tried different switches, etc). Could you share a little more details about where you intercepted the sensor? I assume where the cable terminates since the sheath is fairly well protected.
If I recall correctly (I am feeding a baby right now) the cable comes out of the sensor, goes up to the area behind the dash where it plugs into a plastic thingy. Out of that P.T. comes 2 wires. I clipped one wire, spliced into each of the cut pieces and ran wire to where I put the push button (lower right side of the dash). All it does is interrupt the signal on the way to the brain. If it is different when I look later I will let you know.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:32 PM   #2378
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Good ain't it Handles like its on rails on the road now too

Anyway, that's so last week, i'm now onto exhausts from suzuki gsxr's

Basically i just don't like the stock exhaust, it's only redeaming features are that it's stainless steel and quiet, other than that it's stupidly big for a single cylinder bike and all the cat does is provide my left leg with an ample ammount of unwanted heat.

Figured i'd solved that when i bought the scorpion exhaust, but after one complete failure where the innards decided they didn't want to stay attached and a further two failures of the baffle material i'd had enough. Had to put the stock exhaust back on

I was browsing adv and ended up in the dr650 thread, where everyone and his dog seems to be sticking gsxr exhausts on and calling it good.

Long story short i thought that may work and eventually found a 2001 gsxr 1000 exhaust, in titanuim (apparently the exhaust to get) and, using the mounts and link pipe from the scorpion setup bolted it onto the dakar.

Like so


Bit of work involved to fit it tho, i had to make a flange to marry the exhaust to the link pipe as the gsxr exhaust bolts on with 4 m8 nuts instead of the traditional clamps, i also had to make an adpter for the ehaust hanger, that needs a bit more work to remove some excess steel from the adapter plate and sort out the washers but otherwise it's Fitted and working Also it's a tight fit, very tight with the caribou racks, but it fits. And sounds great too, quite deep sounding but not overly loud at high revs
Very clean. Great job!
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:19 PM   #2379
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You could try these....

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...BD14-U0279-5_G

Personally I went to flush mount LEDs which you can also find at Cyclegear.com


Remember it's literally a slippery slope when you ride these bikes off-road. Streetbike hardware with a GS teaser logo... next thing you know you'll be taking off the "possum scraper"
Pretty much every turn signal is 10mm and requires some expanding on the holes, right?
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:31 PM   #2380
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Pretty much every turn signal is 10mm and requires some expanding on the holes, right?

Yes... you will need to drill. I promise you will never want to mount your stock signals again. No matter what you end up with.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #2381
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Yes... you will need to drill. I promise you will never want to mount your stock signals again. No matter what you end up with.
The 650 has a two pole flasher.If any of your turn signal goes out, the entire system will not function.

I have the touratech one, they work really well. If you have rear side luggage rack, it's unlikely you will damage the rear blinkers. The TT set come with 4 of them. You can split the cost with someone else.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:34 AM   #2382
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Touratech signals are great

I have the flexie Touratech turn signals also. Only installed them on the front...keeping the rear set as spares. The drilling isn't hard and the finished product looks great.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:24 AM   #2383
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The 650 has a two pole flasher.If any of your turn signal goes out, the entire system will not function.

I have the touratech one, they work really well. If you have rear side luggage rack, it's unlikely you will damage the rear blinkers. The TT set come with 4 of them. You can split the cost with someone else.

I have LED turn signals that are really marker lights for truck and trailer. . One wire only. and are designed to be grounded to the truck body. They have such low resistance I just run a wire to the frame and no problemo. Pretty much unbreakable, no bulbs to burn out easy to install and if one does get disconnected the others DO NOT go out. They don't look good on a stock Dakar so you would not like them. They are just as visible as the old signals, but honestly.... I would never trust someone else on the road to see my turn signals. I have them just to be legal and always assume that no one sees them and still use hand signals and look at the drivers face to see if he notices. I think spending the extra cash to overpay Touratech is a complete waste of money.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:48 AM   #2384
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Are you sure...

that you think Touratech prices are too high? Just want to confirm that.

I agree on using hand signals and looking drivers in the eye. So what to do when you see all these airheads with cell phones glued to their ears, and/or shaving or putting on their makeup? I never realized that cages were also secondary bathrooms on wheels.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #2385
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I have LED turn signals that are really marker lights for truck and trailer. . One wire only. and are designed to be grounded to the truck body. They have such low resistance I just run a wire to the frame and no problemo. Pretty much unbreakable, no bulbs to burn out easy to install and if one does get disconnected the others DO NOT go out. They don't look good on a stock Dakar so you would not like them. They are just as visible as the old signals, but honestly.... I would never trust someone else on the road to see my turn signals. I have them just to be legal and always assume that no one sees them and still use hand signals and look at the drivers face to see if he notices. I think spending the extra cash to overpay Touratech is a complete waste of money.
I broke mine stock blinker stem. So I had to replace them with something. I have oversized rear led turn signals with running light. I feel thats where the visibility counts. The front blinkers is pretty useless to begin with. I'd be lucky if the cagers sees my headlight. At least they can hear my loud pipe
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