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Old 01-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #9751
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Got a link for those ?

http://www.yoshimura-rd.com/p-4321-r...-adjuster.aspx
Was just googling stuff when these came up..
Although it is from street bike website..
Keep the advices coming..
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #9752
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Question 07 Dakar issue, need help..

Hello,
I have a 650 Dakar, yesterday I started up the bike for a winter ride. It's been sitting for a few months, got it started and a few minutes later the exhaust was glowing red on the top near the head. Has anyone had this issue and what is happening?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #9753
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Thanks,

I found this as well.
http://home.otc-mc.org/~197/mc/F650GS_EU.pdf

Looks to be the same...
Those two look to be the same, but at some point there was a copy that looks identical but is also annotated with Dakar model specifics in bracketed bold print...
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #9754
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Those two look to be the same, but at some point there was a copy that looks identical but is also annotated with Dakar model specifics in bracketed bold print...
Also, the valve specs have been changed at least once since the CD came out so be sure to get the correct specs from your dealer.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #9755
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Hello,
I have a 650 Dakar, yesterday I started up the bike for a winter ride. It's been sitting for a few months, got it started and a few minutes later the exhaust was glowing red on the top near the head. Has anyone had this issue and what is happening?

Thanks in advance.
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Can't say that I've ever noticed that (in 10 years). Was it dark out ?
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #9756
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TIre width: Can you run a 150/80-17 on a Dakar?

I have three Dakars all w/different tire sets (TKC's, Big Blocks, and Saharas).

The TKC is much wider than the BB and a little more than the Sahara. I just ordered a set of 130/80-17 M41's to put on a bike I am selling and they are visibly more narrow than the TKC's as well.

I know the BB does not come in a 140/80-17 but does anyone know or has anyone run a 150 on the Dakar? I think they are std size on the 800GS/800XC but there may be more room there as well.

Just curious really,as I'm happy with my TKC's but hey....if I can get more tread....

Thanks!

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #9757
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Re the glowing header, the fault has been reported multiple times by owners over at f650, the cause has been poor mixture at idle/low RPM. Check the idle actuator, it is probably sticking after the machine sat unused for the 2 months
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #9758
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Update: Odometer/trip meter problem

Folks,

Feeling really stupid now.

Went fot short ride 2 nights ago to see if I could diagnose the problem more in depth.

I discovered the clock and trip meter reset every time the ignition was turned on/off. The clock was something the wife didn't tell me on our rides. I should've did a better diagnosis. She has more time on 650s than I, so I thought it was something odd based on her description.

In any event, I figured this had to be a fuse issue. Sure enough. I had a blown 10 amp fuse. Replaced it today. All seems well. Although, I am not sure what blew the fuse. We will have to wait and see when we ride again.

In any event thanks for all the input and help.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #9759
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Better to feel silly than face a big bill on repairs, now if I had a $ for every little detail I missed I would be rich
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #9760
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blown rear shock

Some of you might already have this information but on a recently traded for '01 I noticed the oily lower portion on the shock and after looking at new shocks in the $1100/$1200 range and some used ones in the $300 range I came across http://www.le-suspension.com/shock-services/
Ed rebuilt my shock and put on a new spring for $360 which included shipping. I'm happy


IMAG1034 by mischief64124, on Flickr

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #9761
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Some of you might already have this information but on a recently traded for '01 I noticed the oily lower portion on the shock and after looking at new shocks in the $1100/$1200 range and some used ones in the $300 range I came across http://www.le-suspension.com/shock-services/
Ed rebuilt my shock and put on a new spring for $360 which included shipping. I'm happy


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Going to bookmark them. While he did an excellent job, with all of the legal problems Sasquatch has I dont think Ill be getting mine done by him next time it blows out.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #9762
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Better to feel silly than face a big bill on repairs, now if I had a $ for every little detail I missed I would be rich
We could quit our jobs and start riding around the world, knowing full well money would never be an issue again and our wallets would actually just get phatter each month
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:07 AM   #9763
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Some of you might already have this information but on a recently traded for '01 I noticed the oily lower portion on the shock and after looking at new shocks in the $1100/$1200 range and some used ones in the $300 range I came across http://www.le-suspension.com/shock-services/
Ed rebuilt my shock and put on a new spring for $360 which included shipping. I'm happy


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Thats great Christi! Glad it worked out for you. Did you go w/std spring height or bump it up?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #9764
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Clutch adjuster

Hello. I need to ask a quick question, that will save me heaps of time and possible wasted travel. Please help.

Will the clutch adjuster screw and nut set (BMW part number: #32721234854 adjuster #32721232516 nut ) off a BMW R1100R fit a 2003 Dakar? I know the part numbers are different, but are they the same length and thread type?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:21 AM   #9765
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I had an issue with my Dakar that the coolant would squirt out of the overflow bottle. Decided that the PO overheated the engine. Pulled the head and put a straight edge on it. I could see the light close to the exhaust port.

So the head is definitely warped.

Decided to try the sandpaper and glass method. It's really hard work but you can see the progress as you go along. Quite satisfying at the end of the day.

Here is the results after 20 minutes of hard work. The dark areas are the "dented" parts.







Here's how I taped the sandpaper down on the sheet of glass. I used water for lubrication during the sanding process.





Almost there!



You can see the dark area decreasing in size



Here is the last photo. My battery died so I could not take a photo of the completed head.



After putting the head back she started right up! No more leaking coolant!
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