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Old 03-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #7756
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What's with the 180 ? Yours is the fairest of them all
thanks lol!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #7757
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I have at least one if not two sets of full dakar plastics I'd be willing to trade. By full set I mean beak, 3pieces to faux tank and 2 rear plates.
can you send me some pics? let me know what kind of deal you want. im easy to deal with and have lots of stuff to trade out. thanks!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #7758
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can you send me some pics? let me know what kind of deal you want. im easy to deal with and have lots of stuff to trade out. thanks!
I will PM you this afternoon with pics, I'm not at home currently.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #7759
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R/L and top piece on EBAY right now as well
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #7760
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no the big side panels that go on the sides of the airbox,oil tank or on other bikes the tank shrouds. im changing my bike around and looking for them, even if they are damaged from a crash is ok as long as they are fixable. you know me always changing something on the dakar lol!
Have to agree that yours was the best looking ... in black Maybe you just need to spend more time riding, less time wrenching!
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:04 AM   #7761
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Yeah, garage queens can be a little demanding in the wardrobe department... ;-)
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #7762
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Ohlins rear leaking

Good day inmates,
In need of help, last week my rear rim was covered in a pool of oil. Today I stripped the rear to inspect. Oil was gold in colour, so I rule out engine oil, coolant and petrol. Brake fluid connection was good, ABS was working so I suspect the rear ohlins shock. I swap my stock shock and remove my ohlins. Upon closer inspection, my ohlins shaft was not leaking... but the connection hose for the preload shows traces of oil.
Q: can I remove the hose connection for inspection?
Q: the hose connection at the preload knob was tight but the other connection to the shock body exposes about 2 thread. Is this wrong? Its seems that there is a washer missing or something
I purchase the shock from a reputable guy in the states, not wanting to bash him but shock is less than 6 months old with less than 5k km of commuter riding.
pls help. pls help me to take a picture of your hose connection, both pls for me to compare.
Thank you..
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #7763
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I will PM you this afternoon with pics, I'm not at home currently.
thanks SpencerCompton!
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #7764
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R/L and top piece on EBAY right now as well
yea i saw those on ebay. thanks!
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #7765
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Have to agree that yours was the best looking ... in black Maybe you just need to spend more time riding, less time wrenching!
yea i wish! i used to ride about 30k a year but now with the wife and kids im lucky to ride half that. my bike is at my painting fabrication shop so technically im working as far as the wife knows lol!
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #7766
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Anybody with experience with these? Might have already been discussed but I did a search and couldn't find anything.

I'm specifically wondering about whether different springs make a difference and what weight fork oil seems to work best. (I would expect 5w, probably.)

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I have these ( Intiminators ) in my 07 Dakar and they work a treat.The front end feels alot more " planted " on the bitumen and smooths out the corrugations on unmade gravel.The forks run with 5wt oil.You could run with the idea of uprated fork springs,but I haven't as yet.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #7767
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Good day inmates,
In need of help, last week my rear rim was covered in a pool of oil. Today I stripped the rear to inspect. Oil was gold in colour, so I rule out engine oil, coolant and petrol. Brake fluid connection was good, ABS was working so I suspect the rear ohlins shock. I swap my stock shock and remove my ohlins. Upon closer inspection, my ohlins shaft was not leaking... but the connection hose for the preload shows traces of oil.
Q: can I remove the hose connection for inspection?
Q: the hose connection at the preload knob was tight but the other connection to the shock body exposes about 2 thread. Is this wrong? Its seems that there is a washer missing or something
I purchase the shock from a reputable guy in the states, not wanting to bash him but shock is less than 6 months old with less than 5k km of commuter riding.
pls help. pls help me to take a picture of your hose connection, both pls for me to compare.
Thank you..
Not 100, but I believe it's pressurized so I'd be careful taking anything off. How about bringing it with you to the nearest bike shop and asking there. There's bound to be a mechanic there that can give you teh correct answer.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #7768
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Cool2

Hey, guys! Greetings from Brazil!

I am an owner of a 02 Dakar. It“s all original, with 15k miles. I bought it last month and since then I have ridden all day. Glad I found this site with lots of tips!


To complete my presentation, here are some photos:

At the authorised reseller:


This is a nice road, with lots of curves.




At the end of the road.





That“s all, folks!
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #7769
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i have the same year dakar and really like it. plus the thing gets 60 mpg!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #7770
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75k...

My 03 Dakar just turned over 75K miles; running like top and never have had to do anything to the engine! Not water pump seals... nothing (though I do check the weep hole and coolant level due to its age. The valves have never even been out of spec! Just change oil/filter every 5K miles and air filter/spark plug every 10K.
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