F 650 GS/Dakar rear rack ext

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by kildala2000, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. sumwon

    sumwon Been here awhile

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    Sent you a PM kildala2000. :type
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  2. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    Rick,

    Got my master cylinder guard in, thanks!

    Unfortunately, I managed to drop my cell phone at speed, so pictures will take a little while. :cry
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  3. sumwon

    sumwon Been here awhile

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    Away?!?! You do more than make these for us? :rofl

    Thanks a lot. Looking forward to getting mine.

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  4. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    On sale already? Why you I oughtta...

    I like the new cylinder guard. I've needed this for a while, because my master cylinder is showing significant wear from my right boot sliding over it. I got the part in the mail and stuck the envelope in my riding jacket to deal with the next day. During a bit of slack time the next day at the office, I opened up the package to find a nice little piece of bent and cut aluminum. I did a little filing (a few passes with a file blade in a multitool) to clean up a sharp edge or two, and headed outside to put the thing on.

    Installation was quick and easy, just two bolts. On the single cylinder F650GS it looks like it belongs there. Rick was right about the aluminum color being right. It blends in well with the frame in that general area, and looks good both up close and at a distance. Frankly, I don't think the picture he's using does the piece justice, because it looks less integrated on that machine than it does on mine. More important, it is a substantial enough piece that it should provide some real protection to an important part of my motorcycle.

    *EDIT* Before and after:
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    And then the full effect:
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  5. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    Done, and done. :thumb

    Edited my prior post for all to see how dirty my bike is.
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  6. RustyJames

    RustyJames Adventurer

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    PM sent..
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  7. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Got my rack and the fit is great, no fudging or forcing just screw it on.
    Here are a few pics of the tack loaded for a five day trip.
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    Thanks for the great service and fast shipping Rick,
    Brian
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  8. RustyJames

    RustyJames Adventurer

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    Just want to thank you for the quick shipping on the parts (rear res. and master cylinder guard). Although I haven't had a chance to install them yet, I see no problems and am very impressed with how well they are made. My only comment (and it's a small one) is that I wonder if the top part of the reservoir cover could be left open, so you can top up without having to take the whole thing off? Again, only a small comment and I haven't had the bike long enough to know if this is even an issue.

    Moments later...... I couldn't wait and went and put 'em on. They look great and I retract my last statement. So easy to remove that reservoir better to have it protected.

    Thanks again and cheers,

    JT
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  9. RustyJames

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    FYI - Brian (Trophy1298), that's a fantastic looking canoe in the background of the above pictures!

    Envious.....
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  10. sumwon

    sumwon Been here awhile

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    My pieces came in yesterday and I installed them this morning in just a few minutes. Excellent quality. Count me among the many other happy customers. :thumb
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  11. Tracks&Trails

    Tracks&Trails Too many? Impossible.

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    One more taker for a rear rack extension for an '01 Dakar. Thanks!
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  12. SoOreBeer

    SoOreBeer Seldom Sapient...

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    We figured you would probably be pretty busy with all the other farkles but we really need that rack. See, I personally have been tired of carrying all my gear on my back. Hell, the last trip I had I shipped most of it with my boss. Not good for the ego (where ever that is). Best thing about waiting is knowing we'll be able to carry other bikes on the back of ours with little issue. Can't wait till I get mine. First thing I'm gonna do is haul a couple cords of wood.
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  13. idea man

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    I'm needing one of those master cylinder protectors for Idea Wife for Christmas. (Yes, I am a hopeless romantic). Got one on ya?:D
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  14. CO/WV

    CO/WV Been here awhile

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    Rick..... my wife just called and said our rack is in Breckenridge waititng for me. thanks man.....looking forward to seeing it.... she said the work is sweet.

    great service......quick and VERY efficent.

    nice to do business with a independent operator.
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  15. g-bike

    g-bike beerdrinkin'fuckaholic

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    Thanks Rick for the rack, fast service and great quality. Simple to install and now the wife can tote all her shit on her own bike and not mine. :clapAgain thanks and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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  16. Frontpointer1000

    Frontpointer1000 Chillin' like a villain

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    Add me to the list of pre-'05 F650 owners who want a rack. I'll pay today.
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  17. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
    This just struck me as funny. "Looking for a mounting system....thanks for the support."
    Maybe I'm just tired.
    Hey Rick! :wave
    Happy new year. Haven't seen your master cyl guard for the 650gs yet. Shoot me a PM when they come back in stock... Or I can keep checking in.
    Hope you are staying warm.
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  18. Frontpointer1000

    Frontpointer1000 Chillin' like a villain

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    rick:
    PM'd ya. I think we can come up with a mounting system.:clap
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  19. psykologik

    psykologik n00b

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    I have been looking for just these items for y 06 Dakar! I would like one of each- the rack and the cyllinder guard.

    Do you take PayPal?

    -Adam
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  20. Moribach

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    Thanks Rick.
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