The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    Why don't you just wait until you need to change the oil and drain both...
  2. Got2Moto

    Got2Moto Got2MotoGraphics

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    Thanks very much!
    I guess I just have a bit of OCD and very bored looking for something to do.
    But your right, I think I will completely drain it and go back to dino oil while
    I'm at it. The shifting isn't as smooth with the synthetic for me.
    Defiantly will get that 24mm o-ring gasket! Thanks!
  3. Mr.Dabalina

    Mr.Dabalina Been here awhile

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    After some research I am getting ready to order a new battery, any suggestions? But my real question is I have a new GPS I would like to hardwire onto the bike as well as a cigarette lighter plug so I can charge my iphone. Any suggestions as to what I should order to do this? The main thing is I don't want to be stranded b/c of these but I would like to be able to do these. Any pics of how you have yours set up would be great.
  4. the venturer

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    What I once did on mine was to take power directly from the battery. Dont worry, it wont suck up your battery power. On my cigarette charger, I also charge my camera batteries and phone but keep it doing so while riding, especially while charging camera batteries, just in case.
    For the hardwire set, refer to your GPS make and make sure to add a fusing.Hope this helps.
  5. kion

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    Where I can rebuild a Dakar shock these days or what would be the cheapest aftermarket option?
  6. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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  7. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    Ed at LE did mine and changed out the spring also. It still wasn't stiff enough and so I shipped it back to him and he installed another one for the shipping cost. I'm happy with it now. :clap

    Christi
  8. docwyte

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    Checked out my friends KTM 950 Adventure yesterday and he had a set of bigger pegs that bolted onto his stock pegs, making a nice, large foot bed.

    I'd really like to add a set of those to my bike, he wasn't sure if they were available.

    Does anyone know of larger pegs that are made for our bikes?
  9. WayneC

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    CG2005 over at f650 is doing just that for people on a custom basis, cant say I like some of the creations but he makes what people want
  10. tomatoe333

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    I've got a set of Fastways on my bike. Don't remember all the details but they weren't difficult at all to install.
  11. kubiak

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    i have fastway pegs on mine. great pegs.
  12. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    I have the Touratech's and they are fine, but the really big improvement is the relocation or repositioning of the pegs. And yes the kit is too expensive.

    I find the stock position is very awkward when riding trails
  13. Aquatic

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    Any idea how much the offset is of the TT kit?
    And how much is the TT kit?

    I'm working on a solution.
  14. WayneC

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    The TT Kit moves the pegs back approx 100 mm, if you look at machines like Pavey's Dakar one from a few years back it has the pegs back around 120 mm.
    In terms of the peg carrier U Channels, I set up relocated pegs and pivotz many years ago before the BM ones were available and used YZ U Channels as they are the most common size on Japanese machines, it means replacement pegs can be obtained from almost any bike shop in an emergency
  15. ferals5

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    I moved mine back so centre line of peg is bout 10mm behind centre of swing arm pivot, I sometimes think I could have gone a tad further back.

    As WayneC1 said 100-120 range is way better than standard, use those as your minimum/max numbers and anywhere in between will be sweet :D I also dropped height with the TT pegs ( maybe 25mm from memory)
  16. Aquatic

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    Distance Up/Down?

    You got dimensions for the YZ U-channels? (mail me if you have please Squire)
    I only have dakar spare in hand
    I assume they are too different to to make the mounting brackets universal.

    Stainless steel or powder coated steel? Or something stronger? 4130?
  17. WayneC

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    Yes, the difference is too large to make it universal but that is easy to overcome by making the peg mount 2 piece with a removable U Channel as I have done. I used alloy on the first set and they survived a number of falls but eventually showed some cracking after straightening from a fall. The latest one's are steel with some reinforcing which is what the Dakar runners do to ensure they are not caught out on the track after a fall. The U Channel is fine to make in alloy and there is an Alcan extrusion which can be used for the YZ but it is a discontinued architectural one so stock is only with fabricators. The extrusion I used for the BMW U Channel I cant recall too much detail from as I was not too interested in staying with their design and scored enough to make a couple of sets as spares.

    Distance up/down is going to come down to personal preference and the unholy shape of the gorilla riding the beast, in my case have increased height 1/2" as I am not an overly large gorilla. Remember increasing height also improves leverage over the machine and it is noticeable even at 1/2". The pivotz have inbuilt height adjustment by swapping the units side to side.

    Will email you re details later when I have more time to dig out the info from my files. Some of the info on pegs, brake and gear change levers is on the mods page I put on line

    http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/FootPegPos.html
    http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/GearLever.html
    http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/BrakePedal.html
  18. Aquatic

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    :thumb:thumb

  19. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    So I went to the local MX shop to pick up a supermoto front fender yesterday and told the owner of my plans to run it on a 19 adn a 21 and was very skeptical since they are made for 17 wheels.
    Concerns:
    - totally wrong curve, won't look good
    - way too short, won't catch any spray

    I know some of you, like Kubiak, run SM fenders, but unlike Kubiak run 21's.
    I'd appreciate some thoughts/ experiences/ pics please
  20. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Hey Thomas- I had a Aceribis SM fender a while ago. correct, did not catch the spray very well on a 21" wheel. Got pretty damn muddy a few times :lol3 I had no problem with the curve. Infact, I don't think I ever hit it on full bump like my MX fender. Doesn't flop like the MX fender does if that is a bonus.

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