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Old 11-10-2011, 07:41 AM   #6721
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I think either JDluke or BMacW650 put one of these on their bike all wired up correctly.
Wasn't me, I'm using all stock electronics on my bike still.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #6722
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The time has come

Well, the time has come for me to finally put the Dakar up for sale. It's just not getting the off-road use it should be as more and more of my riding is street or more technical off-road than I would prefer on the Dakar.

I wanted to say thanks to everyone on this thread for all the help and great ideas. ADVrider definitely makes life a lot easier.

Cheers!

Bike is listed in the flea market if anyone is interested.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #6723
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Well that sucks... Sorry to hear that.

Maybe the M8 65mm bolts on the fiche are for the GS? It has a 19" wheels and the only difference I know of on the fork besides the travel is the spacers that are between the outer fork tubes and the the brace. The spacers are like 20mm (?) so hence why you measured yours at 80mm?

Sounds like a perfect opportunity to do the YZ conversion... But you might look into helicoiling the fork slider/outer tube/leg or whatever we are all calling these things now a days...
Spacers are nowhere near 20mm. More like 10mm.
Won't hurt if someone who have their bike handy would double check though
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #6724
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #6725
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Spacers are nowhere near 20mm. More like 10mm.
Won't hurt if someone who have their bike handy would double check though
Sorry, couldn't remember. Fork has been gone for a long time replaced by the Yammie.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #6726
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interesting... but no money to burn.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #6727
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got my last parts to do my yz fork conversion today! im going to wait a week or so before the rain and fog set in then i will swap out the frontend. i think i did pretty good for the conversion off ebay. yz426 forks and triples 200.00, complete wheel with rotor and axle and spacers 60.00 brake caliper, brake line and master cylinder 40.00, this is with shipping costs too. so complete conversion 300.00. so you budget guys like me can do the conversion with a little ebay bidding.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:47 PM   #6728
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Sweet. Post up when you get it on.

Going for something like this (different light though)? Mine goes back and forth...

Ok I want one of those x2 lights. Where can I get one? How much modification is necessary to mount it. Kind of hoping to not have to change much more than the lights.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:27 PM   #6729
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Ok I want one of those x2 lights. Where can I get one? How much modification is necessary to mount it. Kind of hoping to not have to change much more than the lights.
Trail Tech makes the light you can find them for sale on many sites. You will have to ditch everything up front (which is fine ) and make some brackets to mount it with. Made mine out of some aluminum stock. I did this so I could adjust it via a set screw on the bottom bracket.


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Old 11-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #6730
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thanks mattomoto. a few more weeks of ok weather then im tearing into the dakar for some more mods.
Are you keeping a running total on weight difference?
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:49 AM   #6731
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got my last parts to do my yz fork conversion today! im going to wait a week or so before the rain and fog set in then i will swap out the frontend. i think i did pretty good for the conversion off ebay. yz426 forks and triples 200.00, complete wheel with rotor and axle and spacers 60.00 brake caliper, brake line and master cylinder 40.00, this is with shipping costs too. so complete conversion 300.00. so you budget guys like me can do the conversion with a little ebay bidding.
Well done. What year yz forks and triples work and is it possible to keep the stock front wheel to retain the abs? Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:45 AM   #6732
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Speeking of money to burn

I was just in Touratech looking at there Oryx they have for sale.
it was a nice bike, built on the frame of a fire damaged 2002 F650 with low millage (salvage title)
Thed did weigh it on thier digital scale, 375 lbs ( not 341 lbs like the cataloge claims) still, pretty good for an F650
HID high beam, some carbon fiber bits, over all a nice package....but what's it worth?
Yes the Oryx Kit cost $12,000. That's why they only ever sold one kit ( that bike had beed disasembeled since)
I did make an offer on the bike, and I think I hurt thier feelings
They said it was collectable and rare. I got the impretion they wanted to raise the asking price!
I like this bike but I can't pay $8500 for a ten year old F650 with a salvage title no matter if it has WP suspension and Excel rims.
At that entery fee I'm thinking a nice X challenge would be WAY cheaper , or even a ktm 690E
both of those bikes would be lighter and easier to find parts for.
Am I wrong? is this collectable? Is $8500 a deal?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:43 AM   #6733
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Well done. What year yz forks and triples work and is it possible to keep the stock front wheel to retain the abs? Thanks.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #6734
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Speeking of money to burn

I was just in Touratech looking at there Oryx they have for sale.
it was a nice bike, built on the frame of a fire damaged 2002 F650 with low millage (salvage title)
Thed did weigh it on thier digital scale, 375 lbs ( not 341 lbs like the cataloge claims) still, pretty good for an F650
HID high beam, some carbon fiber bits, over all a nice package....but what's it worth?
Yes the Oryx Kit cost $12,000. That's why they only ever sold one kit ( that bike had beed disasembeled since)
I did make an offer on the bike, and I think I hurt thier feelings
They said it was collectable and rare. I got the impretion they wanted to raise the asking price!
I like this bike but I can't pay $8500 for a ten year old F650 with a salvage title no matter if it has WP suspension and Excel rims.
At that entery fee I'm thinking a nice X challenge would be WAY cheaper , or even a ktm 690E
both of those bikes would be lighter and easier to find parts for.
Am I wrong? is this collectable? Is $8500 a deal?
For 8500? Probably not worth it- shoot, does not even have a chain guide 10 years sitting will all the seals be rotten from lack of use? It does look cool though.

A 690, you will need the 8500 to buy replacement fuel pumps and other electrical components that seem to plague those bikes from reading up on them That bike is on my short list, but not with all the headaches they seem to have.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #6735
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Its worth it if you have a stock Dakar and want to put some goodies on it. I would transfer over most of the parts including the headlight and TT computer. I would not transfer the body work of rear sub frame because it cant carry and weight. If I didnt want to carry anything then i would throw the back side on the bike as well. I would sell whats left of it plus all my stock parts from the dakar on ebay and ADV. You should be able to make 3K off all that at least. So for 5,500 I would have the forks, shock, all the guards, peg relocation, nice set of wheels,HID headlight with bracket and TT computer, chain guard etc. If you already have some TT39 tanks then your pretty much at an F650RR at this point for only 5500.
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