Yamaha forks on a BMW F650GS Dakar

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

  1. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    I went with the Pro Taper fat bar & a n applied racing upper triple. Then got the Highway Dirt Bikes hand guards. The HDB guards come with a billet tip clamp so I used the old top clamps as a bar riser. :). Just got longer bolts at ACE hardware & put the old top clamps on upside down on top of the lower mounts. Added a small 1/4" spacer to add a bit more.

    Looks like this & CBOA approved.

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    Led turn signals!

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  2. creola

    creola Been here awhile

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    Hey Josh,

    I could machine a couple of pieces for you that would replace the original bottom clamps and alleviate the semicircle you appear not to be using. They could also incorporate the spacer height.

    How did the ignition mount work for you?

    Rock
  3. Gangplank

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    Hi Rock. That might work!! It's a work in progress. I've been test fitting & reworking as I go but now I know the height so we could easily work something to replace what I've got now.

    I haven't fit the ignition mount yet. I've been working on the other parts & mock ups. Now that I've got everything in place the ignition mount is coming up soon on my list.

    It's a great looking piece & sure looks like it will fit no problem. It might be another week or two. I have 3 trackdays in 2 weeks + the day job lol!!




    Here is a pic of the front end finally fit up. [​IMG]

    I'm pretty happy with things so far. Horn placement is an issue but I'm working out a solution.


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  4. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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  5. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Nope... It's a garage mat. Cost about $25 at Lowes Depot. Indoor/outdoor rug. Works good & keeps the place from becoming a mess.


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  6. tomatoe333

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    A little hard to see here, but I mounted a Fiamm Freeway Blaster using one of the bolts that attaches the lower engine mount "shell." You could put the stock horn there, but the mud exposure might not be good for it. The stock horn wires were _just_ long enough to reach once I pulled the harness back.

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  7. Gangplank

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    I wound up mounting mine to the beak. You can't really see it in this pic. It is on the right fork leg at the top. It is facing forward and I'd guess would catch a lot a water if it rained so I'm planning to point the plastic horn shaped end of it down instead of forward. Do they need to be kept away from water and mud?

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  8. Aquatic

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    Farking finally managed to get some machine time!!!

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    For those that are interested.

    The 3 stages - Block, Stage 1, Stage 2
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    Complete machined. Straight out of the machine, no deburring required :clap:clap
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    Anodising next week.

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  9. GSBS

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    FYI, there was just enough room for my stock horn inside the headlight cowling, directly beneath the light globe assembly, and the wires required no modifications. I simply drilled a single hole through the bottom of the plastic cowling and used one bolt to mount.

    Oddly, the horn is now noticeably louder and crisper than it ever was when mounted in the front fender.
  10. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    I have 2 horns wired up actually. It came that way. One is the stock BMW and the other was a PIAA 500hz. I managed to mess up the PIAA somehow installing it so I'm using a horn off my GSXR-750 track/race bike.

    The stock wire is just long enough to mount the stock one to the radiator mounting bolt on the right side of the bike. I might put the other inside the front fairing shroud like u suggest or I might try to put it on the left side radiator mount.

    They are way louder once you pull them from under the fender in the stock location. Lol!! The stock set up is a pretty silly place to put it.

    Do you think it sounds louder in the headlight fairing shroud b/c the sound is pointing toward you vs. out toward other vehicles? The stock under fender has the sound going to the wheel & ground.




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  11. GSBS

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    I think the cowling might act as a sounding board for it. It's much louder than the horns on my Victory hack and WR-R, by a factor of 2 or 3 times.

    Also, instead of the "beeeeep" sound it had before, it now has a much raspier sound, like what you'd think a cicada might make if it were riding the lightning in an electric chair.
  12. Gangplank

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    Yep the one I put above the radiator is WAY louder. After adding the second one the sound has a nice dual tone ring to it. Deeper tone and louder.

    I'm thinking that inside and mounted to the plastic makes the cicada sound through a rattle or vibration of the plastic.
  13. racergirl479

    racergirl479 Flying Merkel

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    I'm putting 2004 yzf forks on my 06 Dakar. Trying to figure out my set up I want the highway dirt bike bars, and a Scotts dampner. I have the applied racing triple clamp and was told the offset is 100x38/40. Can I fit the Scotts, and hdb on the triple I have? Help would be appreciated if anyone has run into this before...

    Thanks!
  14. Gangplank

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    I have the applied racing triple but used the 03 forks. I believe the HDB top clamp allows for the scotts. Email them. They have always gotten back to me really quickly.

    The offset sounds right. That's what I used if I recall. You will likely need to use bar risers with the HDB to get enough clearance for the cockpit and turn radius.
  15. racergirl479

    racergirl479 Flying Merkel

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    When I emailed and asked he said he was unsure if the scotts, applied triple, and his top clamp would all align...

    Did you just order a scotts kit for your year of forks? did you have any trouble getting it all to line up etc?

    Thanks for the help!
  16. Gangplank

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    I don't have a dampener on mine. Everything else lined up no problem. Not sure how the scotts fits on. Did you search online for Applied and Scotts?
  17. racergirl479

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    Ok, that is good to hear, at least I am on the right track :norton
    I have sent an email to Scotts, asking what their offset is exactly for the kit for the 04 yzf... My understanding is if the offset is the same, then everything should work out fine. We will see if Scotts answers me back, and what they suggest. Thank you, and if anyone else has this same setup please let me know what worked for you. :D
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    Gsbs,
    have you fitted the Michelin tires yet?
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    5 sets machined, anodised and ready to go.

    2 sets spoken for
    So 3 sets available( I'm prepared to give up my set for now as my bike is far from finished)

    PM me for costing and further details
    I can give delivery cost once I have addresses.
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