The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Has anyone had a problem with turn signals not flashing because of too MUCH draw??

    I had replaced the rear signals awhile back with some cheapys from cycle gear, 23w bulbs. I just replaced the right front, using the same signals for a total of 46w, and they dont want to flash. The relay starts to buzz and the bulbs slowly start to glow but never get up to full brightness. As soon as I unhook it, the rear one starts flashing perfectly. They were working before so the only thing I can think of is that theyre trying to draw too much juice through the relay.

    Going to try and find some lower wattage bulbs tomorrow and see if that works.
  2. WayneC

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    You have some other problem other than excessive current draw from a 23w globe, dont waste money on more globes. You sure the two new one's are not LED ?
  3. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Nope. Got the bulb sitting here next to me. Single filament 12v 23w.
  4. WayneC

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    Should not be a problem, try swapping a 21w from the other side then confirming each side works with 2 x 21w
  5. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    I'm balls deep on the OC... Right now I'm overseas after only a week at home with the new beast and I'm taking every opportunity to read, contact people, read more, research, etc etc... It's such a different world than the Dakar, but just into my early 30's I'm kind of in prime time for my riding years. If I don't tame this beast now I'll forever kick myself for not having one while fit and young enough for it, :D

    Yes, I was just mulling over what I'll end up on after 10 years with this bike, lol! I'm thinking a 250-350 of some sort and shorter days is all, lol! It's taken me 7 years on the Dakar to get up the nerve to sit on a litre bike, but no turning back now. I can only hope the 990 is as trusty a steed as my Dakar was, :D

    Hella fun... I miss it and wish I was home!!!
  6. ferals5

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    today :D the dakar has been a bit neglected of late, so it was nice to break her out of the shed for a couple of days

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  7. WayneC

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    Ah that brings back memories, been a while since I have seen that sign, last time I was along there we had a K1200RS chasing two dakars and the K1200RS rider had some bruised kidneys at the end from the pillion who was less than pleased with his antics chasing us instead of taking the sealed road.
  8. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    So the PO had my Dakar lowered. I returned it to stock height, and Holy Crap does it lean over on the sidestand. Also a bit annoying when loaded and I'm trying to stand it up. I know a lot of people have lengthened their sidestands, but would anyone telling me how many inches I need to add to get a reasonable lean angle?
    TIA,

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  9. WayneC

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  10. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Yeah, saw that. (When does Kubiak not work on his bike? Does he ever ride?) I probably should have done that this winter, but now that it's riding season I'd rather ride than remove subframe, cut/grind/weld, especially since I have no capabilities in that area. The hockey puck helped, but it keeps getting ripped off on bumpy trails.


    1911fan
  11. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Another option if you have the tools is to make a whole new mount. I did the same thing as here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21213458&postcount=10394

    I also made the plate long enough to move the pegs back an inch and down about half an inch. The only thing Im need to change is the angle of the stand. When I first tacked it on, I had the angle I wanted. Then I decided that I wanted the stand to come further forward so I ground a little off the stop so now it leans a little more, almost the same angle as stock. Havent decided yet if Im going to cut the top weld and tweak it down or not. Even though the angle isnt exactly what I wanted, the bike feels much more solid on the stand than it used to.

    Ill try to remember to get a couple pics later.
  12. WayneC

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  14. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    lol! yea its too easy to work on my bike since it is at my work. just got to control myself and not work on it too much since it takes time away from customers stuff! i still squeeze about 1200 miles a month on the bike. would love to ride more but between the kids and work its hard. kids are getting old enough to ride on the back though so the miles are going up again!
  15. WayneC

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    Kubiak

    You put some words and measurements together and I will add them to the pdf so everyone can understand it easily and give it a permanent presence on line
  16. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Mine's all done now. Almost too nice ! :deal
    Fresh powdercoat and all (sidestand, peg mounts, gear and brake lever)

    Grabbed som pics, but I had the pegs taped on since I forgot to buy locking/ safety pins (or whatever they're called, the ones you stick through the hole in a pin or bolt and pull the splits to either side to secure the pin).

    I plan to work on the bike tomorrow if the weather permits so I'll grab some new ones then
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    yea i can try to take some measurements for you. thanks!
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    Some feed back please guys

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    I have move the pegs backwards 70mm and up 7mm. On WayneC1's advice the footpegs brackets are a bolt on. And so interchangeable. I have a size to accomodate YZ footpegs as well( not shown here)

    Here is a 3D view the to brackets are originals and the lower brackets are my offset brackets.
    If you look at them side on, you can see the offset clearly
    Use your mouse to drag and rotate, zoom, etc.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hsuajjhkagv4ee5/foot%20pegs%20compare.PDF
    (click download top right and then save or open)
  19. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Looks good. Only thing id like to see is an option to lower the pegs, second set of holes down lower. My knees just didnt like the stock position too much, I was having to stand or stretch my legs out a lot on long rides. When I did my peg relocation the other day I lowered them about a half inch and like it much better.
  20. WayneC

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    KG6BWS, As a matter of interest how far did you relocate your pegs ?, home brew or TT kit ?