The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. ElReyDelSofa

    ElReyDelSofa Desubicado

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    I have often wondered if they had a larger capacity charging system that could be retrofitted to a Dakar.
  2. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Don't think so (think they already have the same ones)

    It's not part of the "flash signalling light (authoritites)"

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  3. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Two is definitely easier because you just have to make the connection and the signals will work at twice the speed of normal. I've had the back done since last year, just getting around to the LEDs up front. I guess i'll try just adding the diodes by the dash indicator, then get the new relay if needed...
  4. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    I wasn't thinking about the installation, but rather the that it'd be easier since you'd have them all flash at the same speed, no issues from the start :)
  5. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    amazing detail - you guys DO know yer stuff :norton
    Not unusual out here to see RT' cop bikes, but that was the first single I'd seen.
    I guess it beats horseback when covering the boonies

  6. WayneC

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    They were sold into the US for police and National Parks use, dont know what states some were purchased by chain gang members, see the web site below

    http://www.bmwmc.net/mc.asp?O=frames
  7. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    Denmark had a version of the F650GS for the Military police
  8. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    I finally put it on the scale today and I have to say I am suprised.

    169 kg / 372 pounds

    This is the Oryx with steel rear frame (as opposed to the ~2-3kg lighter aluminium rear frame) and everything in it but gas.

    I would have seriously thought it'd be closer to 180 kg.
  9. ar1814

    ar1814 Been here awhile

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  10. bkwags

    bkwags Adventurer

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    I have a 2005 Dakar and was looking for some advice on which mount to use and why for my Garmin 530HCx GPS?

    As always you advice is appreciated!!!
  11. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    They have been used in numerous countries including the U.S.
  12. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    Hey guys

    My dealer and i have been looking for this part number but cant find it. Can you guys help?

    It's a little socket, where the screw for adjusting ones light, is attached to. Right in each side of the headlight.

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    thanks :D
  13. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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  14. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    find a new dealer............

    part number: 63 12 1 369 833

    max bmw parts fiche has it:

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51606&rnd=08102012
    panel #63 - lighting
    diagram: 63_0606
    #nine - part number: 63 12 1 369 833
  15. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    ARGHhhh If you knew how many times we have agreed on that not being the part :p well now i know, thanks a lot :D

    And no way i'm getting a new dealer... this one is 500m from where i live :p as long as i have you guys to help with part numbers it shouldn't be a prob :p
  16. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    Perhaps the dealer could learn to read his fiche & as per dealers I have dealt with, order in the parts when in doubt, or talk to his BMW Rep I mean these are low cost parts so he did not have large $ at risk

    It is crazy when we can read the fiche better than the dealer, there really is no excuse
  17. Don Coyote

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    Judging from some Danish folks i knew a couple of years ago, throwing money at every problem and accumulating unneeded stuff aren't in their national character as much as they are in the English speaking colonies...
  18. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    True :p

    but the dealer actually did order a part home that we thought was it, no charge off course. After that i went to this forum :p

    They were willing to keep going but it was to painful to watch :rofl
  19. WayneC

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    Yes watching some in dealers navigate the fiche can be painful at times, years ago we had a top notch spares manager who knew his way around the old mechanical fiche & could match up parts between models he was a marvel

    Later when I first purchased the Dakar a spares person ordered in a pile of parts including centre stand only to find they were for the GS not Dakar and had to do a return to sort it out
  20. bkwags

    bkwags Adventurer

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    Where's the best aftermarket place to order a set of levers for my Dakar. Broke the brake lever on an off road ride last week and want to get a new one and a spare of each.

    Does anyone have a spare brake lever they want to sell ASAP as I have another ride this weekend. I really don't want to have to drive to the dealer 70 miles away. Since they are not open any evenings and would need to take 1/2 of vacation to get there.

    Also, who makes a sturdy Bark Buster that won't allow my levers to break during a slow drop. The OEM version are not very robust.

    Thanks in advance for your advice!