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Old 09-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #6316
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Warped Rotor

Looking to replace my warped rotor on my 06 Dakar and I don't want to go OEM. Any other better options?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #6317
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Looking to replace my warped rotor on my 06 Dakar and I don't want to go OEM. Any other better options?
Been very happy with the Galfer wave rotors
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #6318
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Fly-N-Cycle Dominator twin headlights inside the cowling, and Blazer International driving lights from O'Reilly Auto - $200 including wiring/switches/bracket materials




Going to fit some Plexiglas over the headlight opening to strengthen the cowling and protect the headlights.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:32 AM   #6319
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Well, they say 4 or 5 lower, so that is probably the same as the 91PON (AKI), or premium unleaded, that is common in the US.

My Dakar has a factory sticker on the filler cap that says minimum 87 AKI. Every source I've ever read says that you shouldn't gain anything from using higher octanes (unless maybe altitude or ambient temp are factors?). Thes makes me wonder, is BMW doing something different to 650s sold in the Americas than they do those sold in the rest of the world? I imagine German 650s are capable of benefiting from the higher octane fuels that are standard there. Is it just a matter of settings in the computer? If so, is it all handled automagically through the anti-knock sensor or something?
Guessing there is since the US bikes has the cannister. Must be additional things realted to that.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:33 AM   #6320
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Here's a bracket I hacked together to use my iPhone4 as a speedometer. The Speedo has gps, completely configurable and real accurate. 99 plus the metal, velcro and cord.



I was using an old Garmin c340 as my instruments and it finally died.
It's alive !
Is that water, dust and mud proof ? Or legal for that matter
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #6321
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Fly-N-Cycle Dominator twin headlights inside the cowling, and Blazer International driving lights from O'Reilly Auto - $200 including wiring/switches/bracket materials




Going to fit some Plexiglas over the headlight opening to strengthen the cowling and protect the headlights.
that looks awesome! could you possibly post some detail shots of the install? looks to be a nice and cheap alternative to the overpriced TT dual headlight install.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:28 PM   #6322
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yea the headlight setup looks great!
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #6323
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Here's a bracket I hacked together to use my iPhone4 as a speedometer. The Speedo has gps, completely configurable and real accurate. 99 plus the metal, velcro and cord.



I was using an old Garmin c340 as my instruments and it finally died.
What App are you using for speedometer? Looks really nice!
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:24 PM   #6324
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Fly-N-Cycle Dominator twin headlights inside the cowling, and Blazer International driving lights from O'Reilly Auto - $200 including wiring/switches/bracket materials




Going to fit some Plexiglas over the headlight opening to strengthen the cowling and protect the headlights.

Sweet.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #6325
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What App are you using for speedometer? Looks really nice!
It's just called "Speedometer" the full version is 99
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #6326
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made a case saver for the dakar today. i used some flat metal and bent it around then welded two small pipes on the ends for the bolts to go through.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #6327
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made a case saver for the dakar today. i used some flat metal and bent it around then welded two small pipes on the ends for the bolts to go through.
another angle
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #6328
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i got a question, i got a 15 tooth countershaft sprocket to lower the dakar gearing but now looking for a bigger rear sprocket. what are you guys using on the rears?
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #6329
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A detail image of the setup:



A bit prototypical, but its solid so far...
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:27 PM   #6330
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i got a question, i got a 15 tooth countershaft sprocket to lower the dakar gearing but now looking for a bigger rear sprocket. what are you guys using on the rears?
I tried a 15/49 combo for a little while but found it to be too low for my habits - mostly high speed commuting. I've run a 15/47 and I'm currently running a 16/49 setup.

Not much diff between the 15/47 and the 16/49 IMHO. Interesting article over at f650dotcom -

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/SprocketsOt...20The%20Theory

I'll probably go back to the 15/47 based after I wear out this set.
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