The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Oh, they bend.... :rofl(maybe not as easy) Somehow my Dakar and Husky have bent Fastways... :lol3 Might be something to do with all the dam rocks we have here in Rocky Mountains...
  2. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    OK folks, time to replace the mirrors on the Dakar.

    I've been looking at the Touratech folding mirrors ($$$).
    It looks like the adjustment on them isn't as versatile as stock. Hard to tell on their website

    I like the ball and socket. Should I stick to the BMW brand?

    What works for you folks?
  3. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    I found the BMW mirrors vibrated and hid vehicles behind (Like white patrol cars) and being round provided less vision

    I saw some rectangular mirrors on a scooter, cut off the threads and fitted them to the BMW adaptors, work great and low cost
  4. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Did you unscrew them and cut once you got home or just cut them right off the poor bastards scooter ?

    :D
  5. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Are you assuming he wasn't in a showroom?
  6. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Highway Dirt Bikes Folding Mirrors
    if your offroad alot. Amazingly vibration free on the road.
  7. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    I'm using the stock ones on my 03 Dakar, but don't do a lot of hard core off road riding on it. On my WR250R I've really liked the Doubletake mirrors that use the RAM mount system. Very easy to swing out of the way or remove when not on the road. They do vibrate a bit, but are still very functional on the road. A little pricy though.
  8. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Naturally
  9. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    I was looking at these, but decided I'm already wide enough when lane splitting during rush hour.
    Only clipped one right rear corner of a 18 wheeler when trying to thread the Dakar between it and a bus last summer...
  10. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Ha ha, love it!!! :rofl

    I will say these are the best mirrors I have had on any bike for sure. Awesome guards too :clap
  11. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Those look pretty sweet.

    I passed on TT mirrors. They didn't have the ball n socket adjustment.

    I ended up getting a single replacement mirror from BMW. $67 tax included!!!

    On the bright side TT had a footpeg relocation kit that was a return. I got it it for nearly half price. Going to install it in a few minutes. If it all works out, I don't need the pegs... So if someone is interested in buying them off me, send me a P.M.
  12. WayneC

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    Gravel Seeker, yes it was a little like that, I was in the far west at the time and knew the local dealership owner, he had the scooter on the showroom floor and for the first mirror I said hey I like that can I try it on the Dakar ?. We unscrewed it from the scooter and screwed it into the Dakar mount and off I went. Days later I dropped back in and Claude said thought you meant trying it riding round the block, where have you been ?

    I just said well I liked it and can I have the other one ? but we will need to cut it off to use the BMW adaptors, so we took the second one cut it up and fitted it.

    His wife then kept forgetting to order replacements for the scooter on the showroom floor and write an invoice so for a month or two I was dropping in on my way past to pay them but couldnt cause we did not know how much they were

    We have some funny ways of doing things out west as you are probably only too well aware

    The old BMW mirrors ended up with Silky for his run across Russia and Europe, the thread is on Advrider somewhere

    Claud'e's brother was the mechanic and he and I were banned from the pub for a while because we were busted throwing fire crackers into the men's toilet
  13. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    :lol3
  14. grayscale1

    grayscale1 Adventurer

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    Question for you guys. I recently mounted a 90/90 21 Heid K60 scout on my 2005 (stock) Dakar front (actualy put the Heidy's on front and back, but this question pertains to front).

    At the same time I had the forks off to replace the seals.

    Noticed when everything is put back together the clearance from tire to low fender is now much reduced. There is still clearance, but not enough. I did not happen to keep the old tire to make a comparison of the OD of the tire.

    Is this normal and the Heidy's are bigger around or I'm wondering if I put it back together wrong (although I don't see how I could have done that). The spacers that are in there between the fork brace and fender I believe are 25mm. Do I have to get longer spacers to accommodate the new tire? I was thinking another 1/4 to 1/2 inch would be called for. Anybody else run into this sort of thing?

    Thanks
  15. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    Yep, they prob are bigger dia., just make longer spacers.[​IMG]
    Or remove fender.
  16. Damian_74

    Damian_74 Been here awhile

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    High front fender is the go - no build up of mud between the wheel and fender!
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  18. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Is that it? Is that fuckin' it? 2 pics? C'mon! :deal:lol3
  19. WayneC

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    Ya got to get the addiction to the sight of red dust under control there Gravel Seeker, we could send some over for you to roll in if you like
  20. isgila

    isgila Been here awhile

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    Planning to replace my tourance witb the k60 scout. Is the heidy 140/80 bigger than tourance 140/80. I replaced my brother f800gs stock pirelli with the heidy 150/80. Its looks wider and taller.
    Should step down witb 130/80 or stick with 140/80 for the dakar.
    Thanks