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Dakar Status (Chain)?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by McD, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Todd, have you had a chance to work on your bike?
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    Spring ride is just around the corner :deal
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  2. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    No, I have not, Think I'll just tie a rope to the back of motojoes connie and follow him around all weekend. :lol3



    I talked with BMW today and the only way they wiil cost share is if I have the Dealer do the work, which involves at least 2 3 hr round trips to IA and paying dealer labor rates. Guess I'll just order the parts and get busy.

    chain
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  3. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    BMWNA takes another step towards turning me into a KawiHondmahazuki guy

    My F650 may be my last BMW, but I so lust for a 1200GS
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  4. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    yes, there is a 1999 dr650 going on the block at the local rotary auction on Saturday, only 6k on the clock. looks mighty appealing. I will try to get the Dakar parts ordered today.
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  5. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    is it a dakar?
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  6. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    Bid Early and bid often. This one is about the same price as a BMW starter. :deal Just call me the Pusherman :evil
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  7. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I like the XT350. Just looks good, but still fulfills function over form.
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  8. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    This bike looks to be in very good shape.

    It would be a Sin for me to own it.:nod
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  9. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    they were all new once man

    Chain miles seem to take a little more out of a bike then regular miles
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  10. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    it aint gonna be that way this year. I gave up moto abuse for lent and by Easter it will be comitted to habit :deal
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  11. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    um I love ya and everything man, but my bullshit meter is pegged
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  12. XtreemLEE

    XtreemLEE insignificant being...

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    What happened?
    I have pulled a motor and split cases, need help?
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  13. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    :D
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  14. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Thanks for the offer
    I think Im allright, just struggling with shelling out 500 for parts that should have lasted more than 18k
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  15. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    I take it you didn't buy the DR650 :ear
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  16. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    no DR, you scared me with the grenade starter problem. Last thing I need right now is another bike that needs work.
    Thanks for the info :thumb
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