The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Over on F650.com there are several guys who installed an electric/external water pump:

    http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?27036-Another-electric-water-pump-modification/

    http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?25445-External-WP-Mounted

    http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?25388-Water-Pump-Shaft-Hole-Closed
  2. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Lost in paradise!

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    After looking the 9001kit, mounting might be a problem.

    However, being that the F650 only holds a total of 1.3 litres of water and coolant, I don't think you would have a problem with a pump that flow 15 litres/min.

    Does your bike have ABS brakes, if not maybe the pump might fit in that area. Could get hot under the seat thought.
  3. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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  4. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Has anyone tried or heard of any farkle that would allow you to carry CC skis or a longbow on the cycle? I'm not talking about an $X00 rack, but i don't know what i _am_ talking about...
  5. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    As in an archery longbow?? Dont know about the skis, but if you unstrung it, the bow should straighten out enough to fit inside 2" pvc pipe. Strap the pipe to the side of the bike and away you go. Ive carried my longer fishing rods like that. Works out good.
  6. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    At what angle, strapped to what? Pics?
  7. LoJack

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    Maybe rest/strap it on a passenger peg and strap it to the hand grab on the back? That should be out of the way even if you have a back pack.

    Joining an archery biathalon group?
  8. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    I was suspecting i'd be starting it, but if you could send me a link...

    Just getting a strong urge to head out of town and might need to use the Dakar as a mother ship for other activities.
  9. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Whatever angle you prefer. I dont have any pics, I can try and get a few, but mine would get bungeed to the pannier rack, tail rack and foot peg at kind of a 45 deg angle up and back.

    I have also been contemplating buying a pelican case for my compound bow, and for my guns, and put mounting pucks on them. Mount it to the bike just like a pannier on one side, on the other use one of my panniers to carry all the ammo/accessories to help offset the weight difference. Would be a little ungainly but I think it would work.
  10. Road Dirt

    Road Dirt Adventurer

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    This has no doubt been covered but...

    What is the length of brake line you are using with your Yamaha fork conversion?

    Cheers
  11. Ebbs15

    Ebbs15 Parttime Saddletramp

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    Anyone know how difficult it would be to swap the headlight from an 05+ on to a01? I'm thinking of doing a retro fit of some hid projectors but need the clear glass of the newer headlight.
  12. grumpyoldbstrd

    grumpyoldbstrd Been here awhile

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    TobyG & BeachGuy,
    Thanks for the replies. Good info and most useful.
    Cheers,
    GOB
  13. Aquatic

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    Tried that. no success. The lights are different shapes.
    You are better off trying to fit the old screen(3 screws) to a new whole new shroud(4 screws)
  14. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    After alot of back and forth, generall wavering and crystal clear undecidedness I've landed on the Trail Tech X2 (the Dual sport one).

    But I need some more info before I order and I've seen at least one of you sporting the X2

    • Height - shortest and longest
    • Width - widest and most narrow
    • Weight
    • Connections - Do I need to order that separate or does the X2 come with it wires and connectors ? Not looking for a pre fab'ed kit for the Dakar, just wondering if there are anything in the "kit"

    A few detailed pictures of yours and how you mounted it

    Thanks
  15. ferals5

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    mmm, so they are 'clipped beams' lucky you drive on the wrong side... wonder if it's adjustable left/right like the Hella's I have
    :ear

    I'm going to change my dash/light/screen assembly also, so looking forward to seeing your version:lurk
  16. Baams

    Baams n00bs FTW

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    that makes 3 of us :p
  17. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Think they're just clipped horizontally, no left or right. Just like my old Acerbis Cyclopse which I rode with around Australia for 8 months without anyone ever flashing their lights at me. The light pattern is sort of a triangle, pointy end down in the middle.

    Have you tried here ? British store so might be left hand drive dipped
    http://www.bikermart.co.uk/motorcycle_headlights.asp or Google search for streetfighter headlights and make your pick

    Pics of my current setup are buried somewhere in this thread, I'll post when I get home from work

    In the meantime here's what it used to be

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  18. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    So... (Warning: There is no new content in this post, just to show ferals5 the dash and I got carried away.... sorry)

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    I grew tired of the old design and was looking at a way to ditch the static front end with something smaller. The only real alternative is to go the other extreme with a huge rally fairing and I didn't want that.

    I made a dash/ headlight bracket and got everything working and mounted back together.

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    The aging design of the old Acerbis Cyclopse has been bothering me for a while, but it was working with the round forms of the original headlight shroud as evident by the picture above in my previous post. It sticks out like a sore thumb now though and (luckily) after about 60.000km and 7 years it's worn out.

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    The light is pretty weak even with brand spanking new bulbs. I tried washing/ wiping the reflector (inside) and the chrome came off in a few small places so now I have to replace it. Even got pulled over by a MC cop on the highway because I didn't have sufficient lights.

    I also want to move the exhaust forward about 10-15 cm and much more of an angle, but I have to find someone who can cut and weld the stainless Staintune pipe.
    And I want to make some new luggage racks from much thinner tubing and something sexy that can stay on permanently and still being almost invisable and then one or two loose pieces that bolt on with wingnuts once I want to hang panniers on. I have an idea.
    And I'd like to take the angle grinder to the sidestand and add a Trail Tech or similar one

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    New rear panels have been obtained and will be painted and mounted as soon as the weather permits.
    Summer project also includes moving the battery behind the engine and ditching about 500 yeard of wires that have accumulated over the past 11 years...... funny how that works :lol3

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  19. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    Yes, they trailetch light is just clipped horizontally, I have the reflectors on my F650. The light output is OK, not fantastic, I've upgrated the highbeam to 100w but am yet to try it at night.

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  20. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Post a pic with the fairing too :thumb

    I thought I'd try the stock X2 and the add an AUX high if nescessary, but if the OEM refelctor can take a 100W that's a bit easier and cleaner