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Old 03-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #10066
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Finished Suspension

Here is my new super tall Dakar:



Also have 13' of ground clearance now. The bike feels more balanced. Really need to get an 18" rear wheel. Then I would need to go back to the 1" lower dogbones...

Here is the seat height diff:



Easily over an inch taller. So far goes over speedbumps well. Next is the off-road test.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #10067
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #10068
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Nice :)

I got pretty much the same seat height (~91 cm on the lowest point), probably around the same ground clearence, as well, I got an 18" rear and the Rallye lower frame trussing, by the way.
I will check that once it's back it's own wheels (I am still waiting for the new swingarm bearing sleeves...)
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #10069
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Here is my new super tall Dakar:



Also have 13' of ground clearance now. The bike feels more balanced. Really need to get an 18" rear wheel. Then I would need to go back to the 1" lower dogbones...

Here is the seat height diff:



Easily over an inch taller. So far goes over speedbumps well. Next is the off-road test.
that thing is ready for supercross! super nice setup!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #10070
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that thing is ready for supercross! super nice setup!
Thanks, imagine the nut crunching of double whoop landing.... ouch.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #10071
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yea looks like a speedometer gear to me too. old style speedometer drive tabs.
yup, my old KTM has exactly that...so does my old Concours
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #10072
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Wow Thomas. That is some major pitting. I have an extra front wheel I might unload, but shipping could be a bitch.
I was willing to sell him mine for cheap, but (USPS) shipping to Norway was a good $80-$100. Go look up UPS or FedEx if you need a good laugh...


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Here is my new super tall Dakar:


Love the way your bike is setup!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #10073
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Showa shock rebuild - Shop recommendations?

I had my stocker rebuilt by Sasquatch a couple years ago - got 20,000+miles on it, but it's starting to blow oil again.

Don't have the dough for that sweet purple candy right now, so I'm looking for a shop that can rebuild my old one again. Anyone care to recommend a shop you've had experience with?

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #10074
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2007 6500GS dakar battery ground - where is it?

Where is the battery ground connection (off the negative battery terminal) that connectsd to a frame or engine lug to complete the ground circuit.

Any ideas? photos?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #10075
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gravelseeker...
That looks like the gear/tooth for the speedometer... I believe the pegaso uses conventional speedometer system..
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yea looks like a speedometer gear to me too. old style speedometer drive tabs.
Ahh, ok, makes sense.

But no one can say straight off the bat if the hubs are different or not ?

I'll have to try to mount it over the weekend and see.
Guessing a set of new bearings is the wise option anyway, so will try BMW bearings.

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Wow Thomas. That is some major pitting. I have an extra front wheel I might unload, but shipping could be a bitch.
Bah, It's merely a flesh wound

Already thinking ahead to next year. Might strip this, sandblast and powder the hub, have it spoked to a 21 Talon or Excel rim along with a rear and use my old (still mint) hub on the 19 rim. The spokes/ nipples on the 19 is also very rusty and bears the scars of winter riding. I pity the fool that picked up the engine from this bike....

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I was willing to sell him mine for cheap, but (USPS) shipping to Norway was a good $80-$100. Go look up UPS or FedEx if you need a good laugh...
Yeah you did offer a reasonable price, and I appreciated that, but cheap is $53 ...
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #10076
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Where is the battery ground connection (off the negative battery terminal) that connectsd to a frame or engine lug to complete the ground circuit.

Any ideas? photos?
It is the odd bolt on the oil filter cover:
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #10077
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Gravel Seeker, what is the Norwegian equivalent of CBOA ? , I know I fit under the Oz equivalent. As for the bearings, the fiche I looked up to cross check axle diameter showed they were the same as the GS. The area I thought may give some problem was the RHS spacer due to the removal of the mechanical speedo pickup on the Pegaso, look forward to you being the guinea pig on this

If the hub is in poor nick what about the paypal/ebay guarantee ?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:17 PM   #10078
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Ahh, ok, makes sense.

But no one can say straight off the bat if the hubs are different or not ?

I'll have to try to mount it over the weekend and see.
Guessing a set of new bearings is the wise option anyway, so will try BMW bearings.


Bah, It's merely a flesh wound

Already thinking ahead to next year. Might strip this, sandblast and powder the hub, have it spoked to a 21 Talon or Excel rim along with a rear and use my old (still mint) hub on the 19 rim. The spokes/ nipples on the 19 is also very rusty and bears the scars of winter riding. I pity the fool that picked up the engine from this bike....


Yeah you did offer a reasonable price, and I appreciated that, but cheap is $53 ...
Hey man, if it's any help that hub/speedo drive is the same as on my Funduro. I believe they are functioally the same hub as the later GS, people have put the Dakar wheel on a Funduro in any case. That speedo drive can be removed, it doesn't effect the axle spacers.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:45 AM   #10079
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It is the odd bolt on the oil filter cover:
Thanks, i get that, but where does the ground fronm the harness connect to the engine?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:59 AM   #10080
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Just above the connector cover, right side, above the stator.
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