The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. HPoskam

    HPoskam Still not perfect

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    Hi BMacW650,

    Here did you buy the prewired 12v LEDs ?

    I am living in Holland (Europe) hope that I can find it. :ear
  2. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    For health reasons I am going to hack my 2001 Dakar. I need new chain and sprokets and have been advised to go to a 47/15 combo. These may be dumb questions and I think I know the answers but I will ask anyway just to be sure.

    Will the 520/112 link chain still work with the different sproket combo?
    What exactly does going with a 15 instead of a 16 front sproket result in as far as performance? Lower bottom end, less rpm at highway speeds???
    Anyone have a recommendation for sourcing these items?

    Thanks in advance for your time, and your patience with my ignorance.:norton

    MC
  3. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    The smaller CS sprocket will result in a slightly lower final drive ratio... more grunt, less top speed (more engine rpms at whatever speed).
  4. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    yea the chain should still work since you are going one less tooth on the combo. you will have to slide the wheel back farther in the swingarm to take up the extra slack. if the chain is too long you will have to take off 2 links. thats better than a chain that is too short to use though.
  5. Cal

    Cal Been here awhile

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    My experience with the 15 tooth front is that in 5th at 100km/h the rpm is 4700 with a 16 tooth it is 4100rpms I switch regularly between the 2 sprockets with the same chain. I find the 15 to viby for long hwy trips but great for dirt and switchbacks. JT is my prefered brand.
  6. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    Thanks for your help. I think I will get both a 15 and 16 and change depending on driving conditions.

    Enjoy the rest of the year.:freaky
  7. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    I use jt brand sprockets too with great results. Can't beat the price too!
  8. Road Dirt

    Road Dirt Adventurer

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    Anyone tried to relocate a Lithium Iron battery to the rear tail section?

    Other than the lock getting in the way my Ballistic battery drops in. Perhaps replacing the rear tail light would make it possible?
  9. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i put one under my seat on a 02 dakar without too much trouble.
  10. kubiak

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  11. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    pic of the side view. i had to take a little off the bottom of the seat pan to fit since it didnt fit flush.i also cut a meter piece out to fit it in there but not much work to fit it in there.
  12. WayneC

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  13. docwyte

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    Anyone with the "Captain America" plastics wanna trade with me? Thinking about buying a bike that has the silver/blue graphics...
  14. Road Dirt

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    Thanks Kubiak.
    It appears that you removed the frame cross brace, any issues?
    Any chance of posting a picture of the seat pan modification?
  15. Road Dirt

    Road Dirt Adventurer

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  16. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Im wondering if the new sertao beak would fit as I think the fenders are very similar.
  17. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Wayne, do yo uneed the diode setup for the dash for the blinkers to work or is it to get the dash blinker to indicate?

    2nd question, does anyone know if F800GS indicators work on early model (single spark) GS/Dakars?
  18. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    no issues, its been about 6 or 8 months and no problems. i dont have any pics of the seat but i cut a piece out about 2 x3 inches where the battery was touching the pan.
  19. kubiak

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    heres a pic of the bottom of the seat pan i cut to clear the battery.
  20. kubiak

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    this is a pic under the seat where i cut the thin cross piece bracket out for the battery.

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