The 650 Dakar Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by underwaterguru, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    Same here. I have no use for mine.
  2. LoJack

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    Pretty sure NMBMN did that a while ago. Been thinking about it myself, just want some sort of bash/mud guard.
  3. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Correct, he did. I've had one of the Touratech rally bash guards on it for a few year and finally did not really see the need to have the sub frame on there other than for the crappy kickstand. A buddy is welding up some new foot peg brackets incorporating the kickstand like the TT Rally bikes. Pics to come :clap
  4. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Bash plate bolted to main frame with no sub frame under it:

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    I did have to relocate the horn, but that took about an hour, some wire, couple of connectors, some solder, and heat shrink tube.

    Me too Tomatoe- Nice out of the way place. TE650 puts it down on the side now too but on the right side. Found an out of the way place on mine on the left.

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  5. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    That is sexy!




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  6. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Hope you at least washed your hands.

    It WAS sexy. Just could never get enough light out of the LEDs for night riding.... and the weld that held the frame broke, so I took it all off.
  7. Tessitori

    Tessitori Been here awhile

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    Anyone here has a set of HDB handguards with the integrated mirrors mounted on their Dakar?
    If so could you post a picture of them?
  8. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    :roflTapatalks's default sig is just plain, so I decided to liven it up a bit.


    Sucks, the setup really looked nice. I plan on repainting my GS this winter and your bike has inspired me.
  9. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Sweet !
  10. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Pretty sure it's just the hot air from the fan you're feeling. I have the exact same thing happening, and its been like that for 10 years so I wouldn't worry. Untill the water temp lights comes on - then it's time to investigate preoperly right away to avoid long term overheating issues. Just a friendly tip.
  11. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    I'm just curious. Have any of you who are experiencing heat issues tried to remove the radiator and high pressure wash it from the rear to perhaps unclog it ?

    Even after all my overheating issues, I'm a firm believer in the warning light. If it's not broke dont fix it.
  12. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    :lol3 I've never bothered with a hose to bleed it. The few drops that come out is easy to just hose off afterwards anyway, but I usually never even think about. It's not like litre upon litre will flow out of there.
  13. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    FYI, when I snapped the rear bottom frame bolt (the long one that goes throught the sub frame piece and the engine between the pegs), the bike felt like riding an overcooked piece of spaghetti. Was not a pleasant feeling.
  14. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Most definitely. Pressure washer after long rides.


    I even had notmybikemodelname pee through the fins to unclog it on the trail. He always offers that service and also filled up my cooling reservoir.
  15. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Thanks GS. Yeah, I checked everything and all checks out. It just "feels" hotter than I remember.
  16. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i will keep mine on for sure! i guess they bolt it on there for something more than to hold parts lol!
  17. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Bet that left a pleasant odor :evil :lol3
  18. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    I haven't removed my subframe piece so it had nothing to do with that, just thought I'd mention whatever you do, find a way to keep that long bolt since it serves a purpose. Guess it actually sheared rather than snapped when the different pieces started moving after it got loose. Same happened with all the shorty framebolts on the rear as well as the medium long one at the bottom front of the engine.

    Two words: lock washers.
  19. tzabcan

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    Nice fairing, it's the 'lynx' right? Which bike is it for and what did you have to do to mount it?

  20. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Did a 6 hour ride yesterday and can't say I noticed a difference, but then again that is the first time I have ridden it since spring (sad I know, but my Husky has got a lot of time on it :evil). I think I will put the bolt back in just to see. Thanks for the tip.

    Bike felt great though. I put it through some punishing stuff that I had not even ridden my small 450 through! I should have taken a picture of a couple of the "roads", but I was having too much fun to stop. Suspension worked overtime for sure! Bottom'd out more than once!

    A few from the tamest roads I was on yesterday.

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    Snow up there! Yikes!!!!

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