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Old 03-17-2009, 05:10 AM   #76
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Renthal handlebar w. Acerbis handguards
Hella MicroDE auxiliary lights
Wilbers prgressive fork springs
Flexible turn indicators
Home made cockpit/windscreen and chain guard
Modificated higher seat
Modificated exhaust (the right side is an canister)
Unique painting :)

Conti Escape for tarmac, MT21s for dirt

I like it! :)
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #77
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exhaust

how about a better shot of what you did on the chain guide and exhaust?
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #78
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First of all: sorry for my english! :)

The chain guide. It's made form polyester resin with glass fiber (the cockpit too). Absolutly home made: I created a negative form from the original plastic guide, modificated-> closed the rear end, then painted them:



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Old 03-17-2009, 08:37 AM   #79
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Those that are using Renthal or other aftermarket bars which model did you get? I have Protaper SE CR Hi bars on my Dakar and they ride great but I would not recommend them as a proper fit for the BMW controls.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:43 AM   #80
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The exhaust:
The left can work only. The spares from the canister go out. The new entrail is one piece perfored and deformed pipe (45mm) with fiber filling. The left canister is a storge box:









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Old 03-17-2009, 08:51 AM   #81
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I had to change the original brake line for a longer one. And I not drill the bar for the oem heated grip wires, I moved them inside the handuards. I had to change the throttle cable position too.
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Those that are using Renthal or other aftermarket bars which model did you get? I have Protaper SE CR Hi bars on my Dakar and they ride great but I would not recommend them as a proper fit for the BMW controls.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #82
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kovrob, fantastic idea about using the handguards for the heated grips wiring, how did you convert the throttle side ? Any photos ?
That's a job i'm going to do in a week or two so any info would be great.

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #83
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kovrob, fantastic idea about using the handguards for the heated grips wiring, how did you convert the throttle side ? Any photos ?
That's a job i'm going to do in a week or two so any info would be great.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #84
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It's mine:


Renthal handlebar w. Acerbis handguards
Hella MicroDE auxiliary lights
Wilbers prgressive fork springs
Flexible turn indicators
Home made cockpit/windscreen and chain guard
Modificated higher seat
Modificated exhaust (the right side is an canister)
Unique painting :)

Conti Escape for tarmac, MT21s for dirt

I like it! :)
WOW what a great job you have done on it.
I love the way the dash looks.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #85
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Renthal Dakar High for me. Bloody wide which I like. About a metre I think. Meant I lost a bit of slack in the control wiring, but nothing too bad. Just means it's not running along the handle bar anymore, but not in a way that it's problematic.

kovrob, awesome job on the mods mate. What did you encounter when you did this?



I've got a late model Dakar which has the left side end cap closed. But am thinking of drilling it out to convert it into a single sided exhaust and convert the right hand side into storage like you did (doubt my end cap will be as nice though). You look like you did some more work. Why was that? Any photo's of what came out and what was left in?
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #86
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Question F650GS Dakar Question

I just bought a 03 Dakar and I have done some searching on here, but couldn't really find what I wanted. I am looking to replace the standard headlight bulb, but would like to get some more light out of it. Without going to HID, what model numbers, etc are there? Also, any info on which is brighter and which are less expensive is a plus.

Also, if this is the wrong forum, I appologize and will accept the bashing with a smile. I am new here and haven't gotten everything figured out.

Also, I will post a pic of the bike when I get a chance to take one. The 8" of snow we got on the day we got back from buying the bike is really throwing a wrench in things.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #87
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Watch out, the left side (viewed from the back) is the catalytic converter. At least this is where it is on mine (2006 model).
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I've got a late model Dakar which has the left side end cap closed. But am thinking of drilling it out to convert it into a single sided exhaust and convert the right hand side into storage like you did (doubt my end cap will be as nice though).
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:17 PM   #88
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You are in the right place. No bashing with a Dakar. That is what we are all about. I will look forward to what answer we will get so I can add it to the long list of things I need to do.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #89
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I just bought a 03 Dakar and I have done some searching on here, but couldn't really find what I wanted. I am looking to replace the standard headlight bulb, but would like to get some more light out of it. Without going to HID, what model numbers, etc are there? Also, any info on which is brighter and which are less expensive is a plus.

Also, if this is the wrong forum, I appologize and will accept the bashing with a smile. I am new here and haven't gotten everything figured out.

Also, I will post a pic of the bike when I get a chance to take one. The 8" of snow we got on the day we got back from buying the bike is really throwing a wrench in things.
Waitin' for the answer too.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:52 PM   #90
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Watch out, the left side (viewed from the back) is the catalytic converter. At least this is where it is on mine (2006 model).
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That's right, but cat is only in the header end of the can. Logically I can't see any reason why opening up that end cap would not convert it into a proper exhaust with in-built cat. It'll possibly be very loud because it may not have a baffle. All depends on the internal ducting inside. I'm hoping the internals are very similar to the older pea shooter design.

F650.com Pea Shooter Baddle Mod FAQ Write-up

kovrob may have the answers.
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