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Old 05-23-2012, 12:40 AM   #8236
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Okay: homework.
F650 GS Dakar, from 2000. 75,000kms. Back and forth from Romania to Mongolia. Aged rear shock absorber SPRING. It's the OEM shock absorber, from Showa. Can it be replaced? Budget is low. Mabye something from Hyperpro? Any insight is apreciated. anyone selling an old shock absorber?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #8237
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Appreciate the info, only concern I had was one review on Amazon mentioned they "grind and make noise at certain speeds."

Did you stick with stock gearing? I mostly ride on road including lots of super slab.
no noise or grinding sounds from mine. i went down one on the countershaft sprocket and stock 47 on the rear. perfect gearing for me.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #8238
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[QUOTE=twinrider;18747405]Appreciate the info, only concern I had was one review on Amazon mentioned they "grind and make noise at certain speeds."

Hahaha - No shit - it's a thumper! That's F'n hilarious!

JT makes a fine sprocket - 16/49 or 15/47 is the only way to go IMHO. Keeps the rev's in the sweet spot and gives better low-speed response. Runs 80mph all day long @ 5800 - smoooth
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #8239
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Hey guys. I really dont like how the sidestand flexs on my Dakar....has anyone found a fix for it?? I was thinking of just cutting it in half, and welding a piece of solid bar in it to stiffen it. See if I cant shim the mount a little too.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #8240
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This guy can rebuild it.
http://www.sasquatchrider.com/
Thanks, but we reside in Romania, Europe. Plus, we need it fixed in two weeks. The shock is fine, the spring has literally 'aged' after 75,000 kms, most of them in the Mongolian stepe. A new TT shock is 550 Euros, but springs are much cheaper.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #8241
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Who's put wave rotors on? Is there a cheaper option to the Galfer one?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #8242
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>"Hey guys. I really dont like how the sidestand flexs on my Dakar....has anyone found a fix for it??"

I think the flex really isn't in the sidestand... it comes from the hokey attachment to the subframe. I think there was a guy who 'fixed' his over on F650.com Put in a new bushing and re-arranged it a bit.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #8243
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no noise or grinding sounds from mine. i went down one on the countershaft sprocket and stock 47 on the rear. perfect gearing for me.
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Appreciate the info, only concern I had was one review on Amazon mentioned they "grind and make noise at certain speeds."

Hahaha - No shit - it's a thumper! That's F'n hilarious!

JT makes a fine sprocket - 16/49 or 15/47 is the only way to go IMHO. Keeps the rev's in the sweet spot and gives better low-speed response. Runs 80mph all day long @ 5800 - smoooth
Thanks for the added info, think I will go 15/47, Will the JTF402 15T work?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3TGC5XRRCX4P2
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:11 AM   #8244
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One more question... Anyone know if this chain comes with a rivet-type master link? Emailed the seller through Amazon but hoping to get quicker confirmation.



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Old 05-24-2012, 04:20 AM   #8245
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The reviews I have read say clip style master link.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #8246
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Highway Dirt bikes, handguards with mirrors - who has them ? Need to know if they fit straight onto our bikes or not. And how the mirrors are at highway speed.

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #8247
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I have them. You need to use his bar clamp since the hand guard mounts there. I have not ridden with them yet but its all high quality stuff.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #8248
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The reviews I have read say clip style master link.
Thanks for the info, will see if I can order a rivet master link.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #8249
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added a new rack today, got it off a ktm950sm for 10 bucks. weighs 1 lbs so not bad.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #8250
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Well I picked up a power commander for the bike. Indysuperbikes has them listed for 350, that's 150 off the retail. The F650 gs ones comes with wideband built in so you can see the A/F ration in the map recording.
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