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Old 02-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #7426
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Rekluse

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New question:

anyone tried the rekluse clutch set? the one which is "semi-automatic", allowing to switch gears without grabbing the clutch lever? it's pretty pricey, but doesn't that pay up on a long-term trips? or vice versa during commuting, when you have to switch gears a lot?

I installled a Rekluse clutch in my KTM 950 and am a big fan. I still used the clutch lever to shift, but let the throttle engage the clutch. So pull the clutch, pop it into first gear, let go of the clutch lever, then as you roll on the throttle the clutch engages smooth as butter. It makes technical riding much easier, same goes for stop and go traffic riding.
I bought my set up used for a good price, if I can find a nice used one for the F650 I'd buy it in a hearbeat.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #7427
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I have ridden a few bike with them and agree they are very nice. Only draw back is if your batt is dead you can not bump start the bike.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #7428
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there are other issues

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I have ridden a few bike with them and agree they are very nice. Only draw back is if your batt is dead you can not bump start the bike.

No bumb starting, and they're a little tough if you get stuck in mud or sand as well, and initial set up is a pain, but it sure helps with arm pump and it's one less thing to worrry about if the bike starts to tip over at slow speed.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #7429
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Mirrors

Had the mirrors pinched off my bike, down here in Guatemala. I miss the left one the most. Anyone have a left hand mirror or a pair they are not using. Please PM me. I have a friend flying down from Florida soon.

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #7430
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got a fmf q2 muffler from a friend and installed it on my dakar today. it seems to run good in my back field but have to try it out on the road tomorrow to see how it compares to the quad muffler i had on.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #7431
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got a fmf q2 muffler from a friend and installed it on my dakar today. it seems to run good in my back field but have to try it out on the road tomorrow to see how it compares to the quad muffler i had on.
the q2 muffler is nice and quiet at low speeds and rpm but when you give it some throttle its loud! what is it with the dakar motors that make them so loud with performance mufflers? my xrs were not ever that loud even with straight through performance mufflers.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #7432
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I installled a Rekluse clutch in my KTM 950 and am a big fan. I still used the clutch lever to shift, but let the throttle engage the clutch. So pull the clutch, pop it into first gear, let go of the clutch lever, then as you roll on the throttle the clutch engages smooth as butter. It makes technical riding much easier, same goes for stop and go traffic riding.
I bought my set up used for a good price, if I can find a nice used one for the F650 I'd buy it in a hearbeat.
Thank you very much!
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #7433
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Had the mirrors pinched off my bike, down here in Guatemala. I miss the left one the most. Anyone have a left hand mirror or a pair they are not using. Please PM me. I have a friend flying down from Florida soon.

Cheers,

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Aren't the mirrors reversable ?
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #7434
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the q2 muffler is nice and quiet at low speeds and rpm but when you give it some throttle its loud! what is it with the dakar motors that make them so loud with performance mufflers? my xrs were not ever that loud even with straight through performance mufflers.
well i tried the fmf q today, at first it didnt feel as strong as the quad muffler i had on and didnt have the throttle response or torque, after riding 80 miles it seems to be getting better, maybe the computer had to adjust. now it feels about the same pulling power but still not the throttle response the quiet quad muffler had. probably because the quad muffler had more backpresure. i like the sound though, its still quiet in town and just right when on the gas. good thumper sound for sure.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #7435
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well i tried the fmf q today, at first it didnt feel as strong as the quad muffler i had on and didnt have the throttle response or torque, after riding 80 miles it seems to be getting better, maybe the computer had to adjust. now it feels about the same pulling power but still not the throttle response the quiet quad muffler had. probably because the quad muffler had more backpresure. i like the sound though, its still quiet in town and just right when on the gas. good thumper sound for sure.
Does yours have the turbine core? Mine does and you are right its loud. I got a DB dawg for it but even the smallest one is to big. I'm grinding it down to see if i can make it fit in the end. I have not had time to ride it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #7436
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Does yours have the turbine core? Mine does and you are right its loud. I got a DB dawg for it but even the smallest one is to big. I'm grinding it down to see if i can make it fit in the end. I have not had time to ride it.
yea i have the q2 with the turbin core. i started it up in the shop and it sounded too loud when reving it up but out on the road today it seems perfect. not too quiet and not too loud at all. i like the way it is quiet around town but when you get out in the hills and rapp it, it sounds nice.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #7437
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Hi i hope you dont mind me hijacking your thread . I have a BMW x challenge ( same engine ) I am looking at doing some mods. I though i would ask here as you guys have so much more history with this engine . First one is i was thinking of fitting a s/steel oil filter so i dont need to carry sper oil filter ( i am getting the bike preped for a RTW trip ). the second thing .I dont know if you guys have the same problem but the x challenge can get quite hot when offroad .A few people have fitted a bigger rad but i was thinking i would rather fit an oil cooler as i have a big rally sump guard that restricts air flo to the bottom end. Do any of you guys fit oil coolers on your dakars ? if so what size oil cooler and which oil line is the best to splice into ?
thanks kito
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Firstly, you want to talk to Coletrain about his long distance rides on the X. He has a few ride reports on ADV.

These engines seem to cool fine, although the fan will come on, on the slow going. Is your cooling system in good shape? Is your sump guard restricting airflow to the radiator? Airflow over the lower engine cases won't have much effect.
Opening up the exhaust will improve cooling, as will running a richer mixture.

The oil cooler sounds like more hassle than its worth. The oil tank is air cooled (I believe also on the X) and there is a fair volume of oil (2.3 litres). Also, these engines don't burn oil. Not sure about s/s oil filter - is it reusable? The filters are small and easy to pack in a few. The oil cooler should be plumbed into the oil return to the tank - the pipe at the bottom of the motor. The scavenger pump will deliver/scavenge more oil than the delivery pump uses. If you go this route, have the ability to connect the plumbing without the cooler in case of a problem.

Hope this helps!
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:38 AM   #7438
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hi thanks for the reply . Is it colebatch you meen ? If it is he also over heated his X challenge on his morocco trip.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #7439
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My second set of rims with mich dez are on. Bike came out good in the end. It's a little tall now with the 18 in the back.



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Old 02-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #7440
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My second set of rims with mich dez are on. Bike came out good in the end. It's a little tall now with the 18 in the back.



Hey Parx400,

Good lookin' bike! I'm reworking mine at the moment too. I have a couple questions if you don't mind:

1. What rear fender/tail light is that on your Dakar?

2. Is that the EBC 320mm disc and caliper adapter mount on the front? And the YZ Yamaha Nissin caliper? Do you have a good source for the EBC kit?

Thanks!
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