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Old 07-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #8596
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Front wheel ABS sensor.

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I think I am chasing a different issue right now. The ABS seems to cut out at low RPM's. If I keep the RPM's above 3k, everything seems to be fine. The rear sensor is bone dry. I have a new battery on order, the old one is in questionable condition and it was time to replace it anyway. When it arrives I will have a thorough look at all the connections and wiring for damage. I cleaned some rust from the front sensor ring, I don't know if that is an issue or not.
Looks like the front wheel ABS sensor was the problem. The middle of the connector was broken clean through. When the wire flexed, it created an intermittent fault. Frustrating to locate for sure. I super-glued the break and it seems to be working fine, but it is a temporary fix for sure. If anyone has a front wheel sensor they are willing to part with, please let me know.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #8597
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What is the thing in the red circle for?

For winding up the engine
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #8598
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For winding up the engine
i found out if you turn it clockwise you lose power so i turned it all the way out and now my bike wheelies in 5th gear.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #8599
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GS to Dakar

Alright, building out my GF's 2002 F650GS (Single) into a Dakar for my brother to ride on our Baja Trip. I have the front forks, 21" wheel, rear Dakar shock, and Dakar seat. Is there anything else I need to change out? I know the chain roller is not on her bike, but does it matter? Kinda like having the options to go Dakar and back to std GS for visitors anyway. Hopefully she'll keep it Dakar w/her low seat.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #8600
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Wave rotors

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Been very happy with the Galfer wave rotors
Where did you get yours from? This old link still seems cheap compared to Pashnit.

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #8601
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Is there anything else I need to change out? I know the chain roller is not on her bike, but does it matter?
Aren't you forgetting the $400 decals? ;-)

Just guessing on the roller, but isn't it there because the greater shock travel needs more chain slack? I'd watch the area to see that the chain isn't digging into the frame or swingarm. Even with the roller i noticed some decent gashes from riding with excess slack in the chain...
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #8602
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For winding up the engine
That's a twin spark in the picture so the extra plug is doing that electrically. The handle has been reconfigured to wind up the massager under the seat...
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 AM   #8603
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Aren't you forgetting the $400 decals? ;-)

Just guessing on the roller, but isn't it there because the greater shock travel needs more chain slack? I'd watch the area to see that the chain isn't digging into the frame or swingarm. Even with the roller i noticed some decent gashes from riding with excess slack in the chain...
Ill print some off and tape them on!

Yeah, not sure about the roller. I thought I read somewhere it was not needed, but I can't remember where. Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #8604
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Ill print some off and tape them on!

Yeah, not sure about the roller. I thought I read somewhere it was not needed, but I can't remember where. Thanks.
I was joking about the tank decals of course, but it occurs to me that there is a decal on the swingarm that gives ranges for tire pressure and chain slack that is different for the Dakar. I don't think tire pressure varies, but as i hinted chain slack does. If you haven't found this elsewhere, someone can post the exact numbers for you. I'm thinking 40-60mm off the top of my head...?
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:09 AM   #8605
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I was joking about the tank decals of course, but it occurs to me that there is a decal on the swingarm that gives ranges for tire pressure and chain slack that is different for the Dakar. I don't think tire pressure varies, but as i hinted chain slack does. If you haven't found this elsewhere, someone can post the exact numbers for you. I'm thinking 40-60mm off the top of my head...?
Thanks. Ill check and see if she has the flanges for the lower roller. If so I think I can get one from Moose. Otherwise Ill just have to adjust the chain and I guess put on a guide to be safe.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:31 AM   #8606
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What comes next

I went from this




To this:



But now I find myself missing the fuel range, luggage capacity, gearing and wind protection of the more stock set up. The bike is way over kill for "adventure bike" trails, but still a little heavy for dirt bike riding. I might go back to the stock set up or do I search for a differant bike all together? Maybe an old air head GS100? I might paint the plastics if I go back to stock so mine and mu wifes bikes don't look the same.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #8607
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To this:



But now I find myself missing the fuel range, luggage capacity, gearing and wind protection of the more stock set up. The bike is way over kill for "adventure bike" trails, but still a little heavy for dirt bike riding. I might go back to the stock set up or do I search for a differant bike all together? Maybe an old air head GS100? I might paint the plastics if I go back to stock so mine and mu wifes bikes don't look the same.
I hear ya. To each his own but I've always thought the GS excels at what it is, a DP that can do LD touring and some easy dirt on the side. There are a lot of dirt bikes available for more aggressive riding.

I would try to sell it "as is" because it's rare and it might be a perfect match for someone's riding style. If that doesn't work, go back to stock and sell the parts. First dibs on the forks!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #8608
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Its heavy for trails can get the job done. With the stock fuel tank plus a 1 gal rotopax I feel the bike is good enough to go everywhere. I'm going to use it on the tat. I bought an Aprila Caponord for long street rides with mild dirt roads. I kinda want something else for tight dirt roads. Something like a woods weapon. I'm thinking of fixing up a Wr200 if I can find a plated one. And if the large fuel tank IMS made for 125's will fit on the bike.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #8609
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Most of the people I ride with need to fuel up every 80 miles so sometimes I run half a tank to keep the bike lighter. What's the range on that Oryx tank?
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #8610
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Most of the people I ride with need to fuel up every 80 miles so sometimes I run half a tank to keep the bike lighter. What's the range on that Oryx tank?

It's suposed to be 11 liters, I ran it out of gas once and filled it to the cap and squeesed in 2 1/2 gallons or 10 liters. I get 50mpg city 60 or so hwy, but either way I'm looking for gas at 100 miles. I do have a dirt bike (WR250f) but it's terrible on the street.
I think I'll leave it the way it is and haul a gallon jerry can with me in a tail bag for longer rides. I may have to ditch the 14 tooth front sporcket though. The 18 rear wheel ment with a 15 tooth front sprocket results in pretty much stock gearing. That lower gearing sure is nice off road though... to bad there's no sixth gear.
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