The 650 Dakar Thread

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

  1. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Ahh, I see - we have introduced another factor here: The kit
    I only buy the filters so I don't get any parts on the side. I'd probably change them if I bought the kit (why else would you buy it). But like I said before, I do check the parts I take off before recycling
  2. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    My 1st oil change I didn't even know you could by the filter only. It wasn't until the 2nd when the filter had been packed in Styrofoam w/o a plastic bag around it and some small pieces of broken foam had wedged themselves in the folds of the filter and damaged the filter. So when I took it back to the dealer they just pulled a solo filter and exchanged it. That was the first I knew you could get it by itself (or that they had some parts stocked and others I had to order and wait 10 days :baldy Seems like maintenance items would be stocked)

    I will probably buy solo filters and then a kit and just replace the filter I notice the o-ring needs to be replaced and then I will have it ready vs having to wait to order it.

    Thanks for the info.
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  3. Got2Moto

    Got2Moto Got2MotoGraphics

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    Thanks VoomVoom! That's the ticket :thumb

    2 filters and a Iridium plug including shipping
    for less then the price of a kit.

    Plus 10% off using promotional code Ducati123

    Thanks Gnuse, I forgot about BeemerBoneYard
  4. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Plea for help here , I have an 02 Dakar and have it in my garage i went to start it the other day and it had a dead flat battery .
    Put it on the charger and left it on slow charge until it was complete.

    The bikes starts runs and does everything it should do except the speedo, tach and digital read outs [clock, trip meter etc] don't work ?

    The ignition lights do work ok , neutral light and others are fine .

    I'm sure there is a simple fix here but it is not leaping out at me , checked fuses and there doesn't seem to be a problem there .

    Thanks for looking .
  5. dang

    dang Been here awhile

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    Well, I've heard of some weird shit around this one. Never happened to me though. I heard that there is some way the ECU can store some energy (capacitance). I heard about it when people charged through the accessory port. I think the fix was to unhook the battery, check for voltage at the socket (which was seen) and apply a load until it "ran out". Freaky, I know. After that they hooked the battery up and everything reset. Might search over on chain gang. be careful though, in the earlier days many posters there were NOT mechanics although there is a core of good guys. Don't believe it just because it's posted with authority...kind of like this:evil

  6. sonoran rider

    sonoran rider Adventurer

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    Just picked up my 650 dakar tonight. 2006 with some farkles. Looks like some TT armor googies, sebring exhaust, and some BMW panniers which might be up for sale soon.

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  7. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Dang thanks for your reply , you may have hit the nail on the head , i was charging through the accessory port so your theory maybe good .

    I will do as you suggest and post up tomorrow .

    Thanks again.:beer
  8. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Holy crap that thing is clean! Nice work, now go get it dirty! :D
  9. Uhuru

    Uhuru Wildest place I've been

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    Sweet! You made a great choice.
  10. sonoran rider

    sonoran rider Adventurer

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    Thanks! Hopefully my skill level will improve quickly and I can get it dirty!
  11. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Congrats and welcome to the club. Now start complain' :lol3 :ear
  12. dang

    dang Been here awhile

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    Now, now. That's why I like this thread, not much complaining and lots of info exchange. Gravel, you're about the best ad for these bikes BMW could hope for. Oh wait, they quit making them, that's something to complain about.
  13. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    SuuuuWEEEEEEET!!! :ricky

    Ride it like crazy! Tell tall tales:kumbaya

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  14. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Nah, now where all part of an exclusive group :lol3 :freaky
  15. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I got a set of Barkbusters for my 2002 Dakar from Santa this year. When I tried to put them on, I discovered that the BB end weight won't work with a set of handlebars missing the OEM heated grips. In other words, if your Dakar's handlebars don't have heated grips, the BBs won't work. :cry

    Matt and the gang at Twisted Throttle are aware of the problem and have contacted BB about it. They even have made a quick modification to their website. Hopefully, we'll be hearing from the Aussies some time this week as to whether or not they can come up with a mod to fix the problem.


    I had to drill out one of the bolts on the righthand handgurad in order to remove the OEM stuff. So I won't be able to use the original mounting bracket to reinstall that guard. If TT can't get a fix for me, I'll be looking for a replacement set of old Dakar handguards. Anyone got a set lying around?

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  16. BMacW650

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    You should get real handle bar for your bike. The oem is a joke.
  17. Yukon65006

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    Good Advise, I went to Renthal Jimmy Button bend and don't regret it one bit. 35mm risers and no interference with the shield at full lock. I don't have ABS so the brake cable wasn't an issue.
  18. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Dang it work !! Thanks Mate.
  19. hairyghost

    hairyghost If the noob fits....

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    True to my mouth breathing nature, I charged through the accessory port and am now experiencing problems. Would it be possible for someone to explain the above process in lay (moron) terms?:scratch
  20. sonoran rider

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    Hmm this makes me a little nervous. I just ordered the trickle charge cable from a bmw dealership. Is charging through the acc port not a good idea?