The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Looking to get a Garmin Montana but want to mount it above the guages and behind the windscreen. Anyone have theirs mounted this way and if so how? It looks like the screen screws may/may not be fixed stable enough to support. Thoughts? I have ram mounts for my Rhino now on the bars
  2. Nib

    Nib NIb

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    Pretty sure I have the Dakar Manual on PDF at home - send me your e-mail and I will send it over.


  3. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Do a search in this thread if you have not yet- seems to me someone did that using those two mounting holes. I believe they made a bracket to hold a ram ball???
  4. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    My GPS mount:

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    Just replaced it with a RAM ball mount and GPS cradle, holds up just fine. I'm currently riding the snot out of my GS at the Shenny 500, I've bent both hand guards and cracked a hole in the bash plate, but my Garmin is fine.


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    I'm so lazy I couldn't be bothered to get off the toilet, so I sent this from my iPad using Tapatalk.
  5. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    So I can't beat the look of Kubiak's KTM 950 SM front fender so I joined him. Must say I like.

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    And this is my dash as it is now.
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    Of course I had to personalize my GPS greeting.....
  6. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    everything looks great including the front fender!
  7. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Does that fender provide better cover than the stock beak? Is it cheaper? (from KTM?!)
  8. Sparqq

    Sparqq Adventurer

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    Went riding yesterday, first time I did a roadbook trip.
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  9. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    So far it's better than just a beak, which was basically useless, not cheap $90 shipped but the first one I tried seemed to cover the radiator and had no venting. This is smaller, less floppy and just looks better.
  10. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    Just picked up a Wolfman Express tank bag and it's perfect.
    Four strap mount and is a flat design, not larger at the rear.
    I have it mounted at the front of the tank and it's not in my way at all when standing. Plenty of space for a camera and is zipper expandable.
    My only complaint is that the map area is just a little too narrow for a Bulter sized map. They sell a larger map holder that I'll probably get.
    Highly recommended.
  11. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    PIcs?
  12. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Congrats, very nice looking bike.

    I do have some ?'s though.

    1st: Why did you re-locate the ignition lock? I mean, it looks like you do have the TT Front fork upgrade and the ignition lock barrel installed?

    2nd: What's all that fancy stuff on the faux tank cover meant for?

    3rd: Do you have any kind of documentation on how you installed the steering damper?
  13. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Thanks!

    1st answer: I had to move the ignition lock because the Baja Designs light housing got in the way. The ignition lock just hangs down too deep. I took the whole bundle of wires and that was the cleanest solution. Makes it a little tricky to work on the top end but not impossible.

    2nd: Those are all the dash lights relocated plus manual fan switch and voltmeter.

    3rd: Steering damper was a one-off mounting plate fabbed by a buddy with a cnc. The tower is not something I would be proud to share. You could probably use hardware from scotts for the F800 and make your own tower mounting plate.
    Since I have a TT tripleclamp it's more KTM than BMW.
  14. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    You can do the steering damper with a yz sub mount. I did it and it came out great.
  15. Transpomgr

    Transpomgr Adventurer

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    What iPhone app is that and how does it work?
  16. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Speedometer Pro 3.23 You can do the horizontal digital readout, make the numbers any color you want, and lock it so it won't rotate vertical like some apps. Works with the GPS gives you your heading and is spot on accurate with my Garmin.

    I use if for a tripmeter for fuel range since my reserve light seems to be dead...

    You can also set up up as a HUD for the dash of your car.
  17. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Hey Jim- Check either through these last few pages or the Yamie/BM fork thread. Someone found a solution to the fuel light when you don't have the stock dash. Sounded like a pretty easy fix, but I don't remember what it was, sorry.

    Oh, yes, still with the team and she has a moto now :clap

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  18. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1 how do you keep your hands off that?

    Or do you?
  19. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Easy there! My wife and her fiancé! :rofl
  20. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    Hey Guys, any opinions about Trail Tech Vapor?

    I know some guys have installation issues, but I'm not that worried about that. The main question is are people happy with the Vapor?

    I'm thinking about doing the mod, but I'm not sure yet.