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Old 03-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #7771
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i have the same year dakar and really like it. plus the thing gets 60 mpg!


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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.
Wow, 75k miles and almost nothing to do! Man, it really worth!
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #7772
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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.
thats good to know these things can go that long with no troubles,
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #7773
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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!
Congrats and welcome
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #7774
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Yep, welcome! that is what my '01 used to look like
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #7775
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givi mounts

Hey guys, i purchased an 05 last year that came with givi side and top cases. i really hate the side cases and looking to sswitch them out for something with more room. I used pelican cases on my drz for a trip through c.a., but want something different this time around. Anyone know if I can use the givi mounting system with any other hard panniers?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #7776
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I stopped by Touratech yestorday

I wish I could say I took this picture, but this one was taken by very tallented photographer Angela Goonman.

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #7777
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I wish I could say I took this picture, but this one was taken by very tallented photographer Angela Goonman.

nice picture! the bike is looking mean!
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #7778
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Hey guys, i purchased an 05 last year that came with givi side and top cases. i really hate the side cases and looking to sswitch them out for something with more room. I used pelican cases on my drz for a trip through c.a., but want something different this time around. Anyone know if I can use the givi mounting system with any other hard panniers?
Look here---> http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...&mode=d&id=017


I have an 01' Dakar and am looking at Pelican cases as well.
From their website:

Cases (Panniers) for Givi Racks
Cases (Panniers) for Hepco Becker Racks
Cases (Panniers) for SW-Motech Racks

Since Caribou does not make a rack for this '01 to hold a Pelican Top case, and Givi does, my hope is that I can get Givi Top and Side racks, put a Givi case on top and Pelicans on the sides with Caribou Givi racks. Anyone done this?

What model Givis cases? Gonna sell 'em? I'm looking at the E45 Top.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #7779
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I'm looking to sell the top and sides. The top holds a helmet. Not sure on the sides p.m. me your email and I will take some pics for ya.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #7780
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I wish I could say I took this picture, but this one was taken by very tallented photographer Angela Goonman.

Are those lowering links.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #7781
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afraid so

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Are those lowering links.

I rode this set up around without the links for a while, but desided to lower the bike a bit until I get uset to it off road. Lowered 2" and still has 10" of ground clearance! I'll swap in a 1" lowering link once I'm a bit more comfortable with the new bike.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #7782
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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.
Yes, they are pressurized and the poster should (in my opinion) contact Öhlins about this. A re-build of the shock is not cheap but not overly expensive either. They can take your shock in and do a service and re-build and when you get it back it will be like new. The seller of the used shock shouldn't necessarily be faulted if you received it in advertised condition. They are not meant for regular users to service them, so in a lot of ways they are "black boxes". Can appear that all is well, clean and nice, but in reality a seal is ready to blow. It is very hard to predict when something like this will happen so if you got many months of use out of it, it is more likely to be bad luck than dishonesty.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #7783
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My 03 Dakar just turned over 75K miles; running like top
Mine runs like a top also; every now and then it falls over and stops spinning... :-(
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #7784
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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!


That“s all, folks!
Welcome Joao. 2002 was a good year That's not all but.... go and get it dirty
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:03 AM   #7785
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Congrats and welcome
Tks, GS!


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Yep, welcome! that is what my '01 used to look like
Hey, Mattomoto,Tks!



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Welcome Joao. 2002 was a good year That's not all but.... go and get it dirty
Hi Feral5! Oh yeah, I plan to get her into the dirty soon!
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