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Old 03-31-2012, 06:16 PM   #7801
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thats a great deal!
That it is!!

does anyone have any information about the front fork swap with a yz? looking to upgrade my suspension and heard that was my best bet.

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #7802
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That it is!!

does anyone have any information about the front fork swap with a yz? looking to upgrade my suspension and heard that was my best bet.

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Old 04-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #7803
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haha!
i snagged it for $4500. includes lots of touratec extras. as well as tank bag and saddle bags, extra tires, 3 windscreens, and much much more.

Couldnt be happier. I will have this bike till i die, or it just completely blows up beyond repair.
That's a great deal...congrats, but I wish I would have found it first.

Keep us up to date on your adventure with replacing the forks...I'm thinking of doing that too.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #7804
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i had to trade my nice 03 1150gs for the dakar i have now. he was asking 4,900 with 17,000 miles and all stock so i did the deal.
...what's a little money for our enjoyment, right? The question is how much have you spent on it since you bought it? It's pretty obvious we have a serious group of tinkerers and upgraders here. I think it's genetically impossible for a Dakar rider to remain "stock".
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #7805
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...what's a little money for our enjoyment, right? The question is how much have you spent on it since you bought it? It's pretty obvious we have a serious group of tinkerers and upgraders here. I think it's genetically impossible for a Dakar rider to remain "stock".
yes i would pay anything to keep riding. i dont have a whole lot invested in my dakar since i do everything in my shop but this one is a keeper for a long time.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:19 PM   #7806
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Question snorkel/airbox

Hey all,
So I have read about this on f650.com. But not real clear on how to do it and if this would cause problems riding in the rain. I don't want to fill up my airfilter/airbox with water. I live in AK and riding in the rain will happen. Is this a mod worth doing? Does it make the bike to loud. Does anyone have pictures of what they did. Is this worth doing even if I don't have an exhaust yet?
Just getting my bike prepped for the season and wondering if this is a mod to add to my to do list.
Sorry for the confusion.
Yes the snorkel cut off mod. Where to cut the snorkle and is it something worth doing? If it doesn't help horsepower no need to do it right. As for making it louder> I do want more sound from this bike but want it coming out of the tail pipe not the intake.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #7807
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Hey all,
So I have read about this on f650.com. But not real clear on how to do it and if this would cause problems riding in the rain. I don't want to fill up my airfilter/airbox with water. I live in AK and riding in the rain will happen. Is this a mod worth doing? Does it make the bike to loud. Does anyone have pictures of what they did. Is this worth doing even if I don't have an exhaust yet?
Just getting my bike prepped for the season and wondering if this is a mod to add to my to do list.
What mod?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #7808
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First camping trip since upgrades...

...to bring my 03 Dakar back from the dead (YZ front end, 18/21 black Excel rims from Woody's, Pro Taper bars, Cycra handguards, RC-51 pipe, ABS removal, PivotPegz, etc.). Bike just turned over 75K.

A buddy and I camped at Pigeon Mountain and explored around N GA all weekend and the bike did really well loaded.

Photo with in-camera HDR filter applied from Hood Overlook on Pigeon Mountain: (click photo to open gallery of other shots from the weekend, mostly with HDR filter applied because I'm playing with this feature on my new camera)


BTW, this was the same bike before the wreck (around 2008):
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #7809
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Hey all,
So I have read about this on f650.com. But not real clear on how to do it and if this would cause problems riding in the rain. I don't want to fill up my airfilter/airbox with water. I live in AK and riding in the rain will happen. Is this a mod worth doing? Does it make the bike to loud. Does anyone have pictures of what they did. Is this worth doing even if I don't have an exhaust yet?
Just getting my bike prepped for the season and wondering if this is a mod to add to my to do list.
I'm going to assume you're talking about cutting the snorkel off a couple of inches in front of the filter.

I did it to my bike years ago, and to be honest I didn't notice any sort of difference except that it "growls" a little more than it used to. I have ridden through some insane rains with it, though, and had no issues at all.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #7810
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I'm going to assume you're talking about cutting the snorkel off a couple of inches in front of the filter.

I did it to my bike years ago, and to be honest I didn't notice any sort of difference except that it "growls" a little more than it used to. I have ridden through some insane rains with it, though, and had no issues at all.
mine if cut off too and i riveted a piece of bent aluminum in front of it just in case it rains hard. it also quieted down the little growl i got from it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #7811
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Are any of you single spark guys running a power commander or Fuel Nanny still? It seems like no one but me is. I don't think my 2002 has ever been re programmed and it had major stumble issues when I got it. The fuel nanny fixed it. I wonder if the reprogram would be enough to get ride of the Fuel Nanny. I'm not adding very much gas with it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #7812
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Are any of you single spark guys running a power commander or Fuel Nanny still? It seems like no one but me is. I don't think my 2002 has ever been re programmed and it had major stumble issues when I got it. The fuel nanny fixed it. I wonder if the reprogram would be enough to get ride of the Fuel Nanny. I'm not adding very much gas with it.
This '01 runs best with an Iridium plug. When I first got it, it was rough. The plug changed that. Every now and then, coming to a stop it will stall. No fuel nanny or anything else on it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #7813
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yeah iridium plug here (2001 Dakar) and no problem with stalling
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #7814
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Here's some pictures from a trip I did last year on my 03 Dakar.

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #7815
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Here's some pictures from a trip I did last year on my 03 Dakar.

Sweeeet ! Love the Jesse Cases....they are Jesse right? Did you have them put on or buy them with the bike?
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