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Old 03-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #7651
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Didn't I read they were the same lenght?
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:25 AM   #7652
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Can someone tell me the proper way to check the oil on an 04
What flavor oil is preferred? Dino or Synth?
I ordered oil filters just now on thursday and asked the mechanic I speak with at BMW which oil they recommend for our bikes and he said Castrol GPS 10-40w. ( May differ in really hot climates )
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:27 AM   #7653
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maxbmwmotorcycles.com part #11117658311 currently $16.75
It comes with an extra crush washer that fits the OEM forks, so save it and you can do the forks after every 2 oil changes. Annealing the crush washers seems to work fine, tho.
Huh !.... just ordered the same kit here and it was $33
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:54 AM   #7654
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maxbmwmotorcycles.com part #11117658311 currently $16.75
It comes with an extra crush washer that fits the OEM forks, so save it and you can do the forks after every 2 oil changes. Annealing the crush washers seems to work fine, tho.
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Huh !.... just ordered the same kit here and it was $33
Fark. Just paid 40 Australian. And our dollar is stronger than yours. Seriously What the fuck????
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:35 AM   #7655
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I buy the K&N 151 for $7- $8. BMW and their over priced washers they can keep'm
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #7656
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Beemer Boneyard sells a kit, a four pack of kits, or just filters. The four pack of kits works out to a little less than 13 USD per kit.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:19 AM   #7657
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i paid16 dollars for the oil filter kit with all the washers from my local bmw shop. im now going with hiflofiltro filters for 5 bucks. i have done 4 oil changes on my dakar so far and used the same washers with no leaks.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #7658
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i paid16 dollars for the oil filter kit with all the washers from my local bmw shop. im now going with hiflofiltro filters for 5 bucks. i have done 4 oil changes on my dakar so far and used the same washers with no leaks.
Think I'm running a hiflo at the moment as well and I don't normally replace the washers either, but I guess I'm getting lazy..... send off an email to "my guy" at a semi-local BMW shop and the package arrives in the regular mail a couple of days later with an invoice due in a couple of weeks. Doesn't get much easier than that.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #7659
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Very nice! I just wish he had responded to my first email attempt at contact. Looks nice enough that I will try again.
Finally got to install the shock and ran it through its paces today in RI. I didn't have time to fuss with it, but had the preload in about 1/3 and dialed in the compression adjuster 1/2 a turn. I was only carrying a loaded tank bag and still have the rear racks and panniers off, but the bike is noticeably smoother, less of a pogo stick. I could have dialed back on the preload as I was on the pegs the majority of the time.

The capsule is a bit larger and longer than the stock one, so I had to trim down the bracket for the preload adjuster knob. I also need longer band clamps, but for now am using two wire ties.

Travis has been very communicative with me, and has been eager to get my feedback on the shock's performance.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #7660
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Anyone have a non Dakar kick stand laying around I could buy?

I know the non-Dakar GS version is shorter because of the 19" front and lower rear...

I do have one, but the nibs where the springs snap on are gone. I just used a pipe clamp instead. You'd have to fab your one, possibly tapping in a small bolt or 2 for something fancy.

PM if you want it. Free, just pay the ship.

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #7661
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I might in a few weeks. Got a trail tech stand on a foot peg mount. It's way to long though. Does anyone know how to shorten these things? Can't even workout how to remove the nylon foot to workout the structure of this thing.

This bloke has done what I have in mind apparently. Maybe jank that foot off?? I hung on it a bit but it didn't budge.

http://www.performanceindian.com/VinStand.html

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:45 AM   #7662
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Finally got to install the shock and ran it through its paces today in RI. I didn't have time to fuss with it, but had the preload in about 1/3 and dialed in the compression adjuster 1/2 a turn. I was only carrying a loaded tank bag and still have the rear racks and panniers off, but the bike is noticeably smoother, less of a pogo stick. I could have dialed back on the preload as I was on the pegs the majority of the time.

The capsule is a bit larger and longer than the stock one, so I had to trim down the bracket for the preload adjuster knob. I also need longer band clamps, but for now am using two wire ties.

Travis has been very communicative with me, and has been eager to get my feedback on the shock's performance.
I am going to give him another try. I know how it is to deal with emails from "potential" customers when you are a smal shop.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #7663
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post-winter hesitation

Spring came early this year, so I have had the bike out for ~2 weeks. Over the 3 month winter hibernation (in my heated garage), I did some routine maintenance: oil/filter, iridium plug, air filter, check valves, among other things, including the annual cleaning and wipe down.

Ever since I started riding this year, the bike has a balk or a hesitation when under 'hard' acceleration / load. When I ride with an easy throttle, everything feels fine. But if I really gun the throttle (from a stop, or rolling start), there is a moment of .. an .. d then go. I have burned through 3 tanks of gas already and the filter/regulator is ~1 year old. I torn it back down this evening, put in the old iridium plug, unplugged batt'y for a bit, did a TPS reset, checked everything again, but still the same symptoms.

Bike is 01 GS, with 78k miles / 120k km.
Help is appreciated.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #7664
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im looking for some aftermarket clutch and front brake levers for the 02 dakar, anyone know any company that sells replacement polished ones?
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #7665
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im looking for some aftermarket clutch and front brake levers for the 02 dakar, anyone know any company that sells replacement polished ones?
Kubiak I have ordered an aftermarket clutch lever ( part # says same as Husky WR & CR) waiting till it arrives to see if it does indeed fit. Should be here soon. The aftermarket listing for the brake lever was incorrect

Really hard to then match them from a book when the cross reference is wrong. I don't think I'll be able to find a brake lever..... anyone else




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