Yamaha forks on a BMW F650GS Dakar

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by skibum_1260, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Too bad Norway isn't in the EU.... 25% VAT on all imports including freight and services paid abroad (trust me, I've worked with logistics/ freight/ import/ export the last 12 years). Actual import toll only applies to food and clothes when importing to Norway, but there are a lot a special taxes for everything else, like cars, bikes and their parts (how else can a new Camaro cost form US$200.000 and up....my Dakar was US$18.000 when new in 2002). Not sure if used motorbike forks will fall under any of the special tax laws, but before I investige I need to know;

    What's the census on these forks sprung for a 80kg rider and I'm at about a 100 right now sans gear ? Will they work ?

    Cheers :freaky
  2. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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  3. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Have it sent to Denmark or Sweden then.
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    How much would shipping be to Yokohama Japan via national post priority mail? Postal code is 221-0802.

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  5. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone heard from House of Horsepower since they moved? I sent my forks in before the move and haven't heard from them since. I hope they still have them.
  6. Parx400

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    Damn they moved to Oregon? That makes my shipping life much easier.
  7. nomad5326

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    I emailed a few weeks ago about shipping mine and only got a return email that they were moving and would be up and running soon...not sure how soon...
  8. Parx400

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    DO you guys think it would be ok to drill two 6mm holes in the frame behind the two top faring holes right behind the steering head? I got a scotts sub mount that goes on the yamaha steering stem and I need to put a bar across the from to bolt it to. I will put up pics later. I don't have a welder other wise I would do that.
  9. LoJack

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    can you put it at the current panel mounts or are they not in the right place?

    Anyway, I would not think it would be a problem.
  10. Parx400

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    No the mount sits lower than those posts. I will post pics tonight of the mock up before I drill anything.


    Is the frame thick enough that I could tap the hole for bolts?
  11. LoJack

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    I would think it would hold threads. There are no open sections of the main spars that I can see but all the major frame parts that are welded on that I can tell are at least 2.4mm thick which will give you 2.+ threads. If that bar is not too load bearing, which i doubt it would be I think you'd be fine. And if it failed, I don't think it would be terminal for the frame and you could then weld a nut on that'll do the trick.

    However, it wouldn't be hard for someone to get in there and weld something on. I'm sure if you made a stop you could find someone close by that could do it for you for not too much dough.
  12. Parx400

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    Here are the pics. The cross pieces are just for mock up. Should I just drill two 6mm holes and tap them?

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  13. tomatoe333

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    I think what I would do is look at welding a couple of pieces on top of your proposed bracket that go to the existing holes. I'm not sure how thick the frame is, but I wouldn't trust it to hold threads. Either weld or machine something that's shaped to go up to the pre-tapped holes and still drop down to hold the bracket.
  14. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    don't want to hi-jack your thread but....i have a very nice set of kayaba 48mm forks off a wr450f for sale. fully tuned with race tech gold valves, new springs, fork bleeders, everything you need. plus i will throw in the bottom triple clamp and stem for one of you guys.

    just thought i'd offer.

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    pretty sure i still have the entire front brake assembly as well...

    thanks,

    laramie :beer

    laramie :beer
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  17. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Yeah, was thinking about the option of having them shipped "poste restante" to the nearest Swedish town.
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    Last year I went through three sets of D606's. This year in going to be travelling more miles on pavement so I decided to dig out a set of 17's with avon roadmasters I picked up a few years ago but never mounted. Found some rotors on ebay and mounted them on the bike yesterday. The 17/21 combo gets new skins and will be used for d/s rides. As someone else once said, "the bike handles like it is on hockey skates". I'm still getting used to the way it corners, even at low speeds. Its strange not hearing the lugs on pavement now and I really have to watch my speed as the bike just feels like it wants to go faster.
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  19. Parx400

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    Ok here is what the final thing will look like. I cut the cross bar that will be used but have to wait a few weeks for my buddy to weld it. Thas fine since my hyper pro shock needs a rebuild now any ways.

    So You must have the yz forks and a scotts or BRP sub mount( that means you cant use the stock yz top clamp, it must have removable risers. . Then you need the Lower sub mount stem kit off a 2010 yz 250F. The mounts over the stem and uses a new lower stem nut. The mount has a bearing in it.

    Here the the mount. dont mine the crap under it. That was just for mocking up.

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    Here is a 1 inch by 1/4 piece of steel that will be welded. You must leave room on the sides for the little black cover. BTW you have to trim the front and center of it cause the tab on the mount goes through it at the very end.

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    You also have the trim the body work a bit. The last part is to grind a little bit down on the stabilizer arm. it hits the body work as well.

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  20. Parx400

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    I wanted a street set up as well. I have an 18 and 21 for diet. I have my old stock 17 rear and a YZ flatck track rim that is 19 x 2.15 for the front. Thats going to be a great set up.