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    I was just curious as to the availability- the...

    I was just curious as to the availability- the one on my other bike helped smooth out the variation in tension quite well. My DAKAR has a centre stand so chain adjustment is easy :)
    Ian
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    '02 F650GS Dakar chain tensioner ?

    Does anyone know if there's an aftermarket spring-loaded chain tensioner that will fit my GS ? I used to have one on a Yamaha trail bike years ago and it worked really well.
    Cheers,
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    valve adjustment

    Hi Lee,
    Forgive me if this sounds flippant (I ask questions on here to gain knowledge that I don't have/ understand) but my tech guy said that once he'd confirmed the excessive leakdown on...
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    Technician reconfirmed today that the air is...

    Technician reconfirmed today that the air is escaping past the piston rings and through the crankcase breather- it looks like replacing the engine is going to be my best option.
    Ian.
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    Paul- I was told it was leaking into the...

    Paul- I was told it was leaking into the crankcase through the piston rings but will verify with the technician on Monday.
    Thanks for continued support and suggestions.
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    compression/leakdown test results...

    Had a compression test done and 1 & 2 cylinders showed 170 (psi ?) while 3 was only 150, I had suspected there might be a problem due to discolouration of number 3 spark plug. The leakdown test came...
  7. Truck tailgate

    I was overtaken by a pickup truck full of "dentally-challenged" yokels and when they hit a bump in the road the contents of the truck bed (beer cans/paintcans/general trash) was all ejected like...
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    update...

    Thanks for the additional suggestions- I replaced the temperature sensor but it made no difference to my gas mileage so I think my next action will be getting the compression checked, then I can...
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    After chatting with a service tech. today I'm...

    After chatting with a service tech. today I'm going to replace the water temperature sensor- I know it works as the cooling fan cut on several times this afternoon while idling in traffic, however...
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    '92 K75RT engine lifespan ?

    My k bike has 134,000 miles on it and the gas mileage has really dropped in recent years to a miserable 35 mpg/180 miles per tank. I used to get 50 + mpg/240 miles per tank when I first bought the...
  11. Thanks...

    By strange coincidence I was browsing the motorworks site earlier looking for handlebar switches for my K bike. I concur that even if I replace the unit the problem might repeat so will leave things...
  12. '02 F650GS Dakar 'Instrument cluster" cluster.......

    When starting the bike my instrument cluster occasionally goes haywire- sometimes the LED digits on the odometer and clock start scrolling around; sometimes the tachometer needle stays at zero rpm;...
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    Update...

    Forgive me- I've had assorted issues to deal with that took me away from the bike I was looking at. I did not persue the matter further but an grateful for your feedback.
    Scoobs.
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    There's a high possibility that your high/low...

    There's a high possibility that your high/low beam switch on the left handlebar cluster has gone bad- my '92 K75RT has burned up three switches in the last 6 years. Try putting a voltmeter across the...
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    Sticky: Scary one in North Georgia..

    While doing the "5 Corners of Georgia" ride challenge this past weekend I was overtaken by a couple of dentally-challenged locals in a raggedy-arsed pickup truck. A few seconds later they hit a bump...
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    My advice is to take a couple of short "practise...

    My advice is to take a couple of short "practise trips" where you only go a comfortable distance from home, then set up your gear while there's still light to see by. If you do this often enough it...
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    '02 F650GS Dakar Speedo calibration ?

    My speedometer reads around 9 or 10 MPH too low and I'm concerned I forget one day and get a ticket. Is there any way to recalibrate it?
    Cheers,
    Ian.
  18. Thread: Ardys Kellerman

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    I was fortunate to meet Ardys at several rallies...

    I was fortunate to meet Ardys at several rallies and she always had that mischevious grin that would light up the whole room. She inspired me to ride far and often- condolences go out to her...
  19. food stop

    I know you asked for accomodation but let me heartily recommend "The Stoney Knob Cafe' in Weaverville as an excellent spot for a meal. Great food and delightful staff :)
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    Fixed- I hope.....

    After much farting around I dismantled the instrument cluster and polished up all the connections with super fine emery cloth and gave everything a good spray down with contact cleaner. I think it...
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    '02 F650GS Dakar chain/sprockets?

    Anyone have any recommendations for replacement chain and sprockets - brand/supplier?
    I'm looking for a 15 toothed front sprocket and would prefer a chain with a traditional masterlink rather than...
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    F650GS Dakar Aerostich Tank bags?

    Can anyone please post a picture of how low they hang their tank bags? I'm trying to find a balance between good attachment and not blocking the air vents on the side of the "fake tank". I'm not...
  23. Gmr

    Taking my '02 F650GS Dakar to the Georgia Mountain Rally this weekend. I'm not sure how much riding I'll get done as I'll be volunteering a lot but hope to enjoy some of the local forest trails....
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    2004 k1200gt info?

    I'm looking at a used '04 K1200GT with 11,000 miles on it and was wondering how they are for fuel economy? The asking price is around $9,000 - is that reasonable? It looks in great condition but I...
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    Thanks Lee, I've given the wiring a thorough...

    Thanks Lee, I've given the wiring a thorough check over and it seems to be intact- don't have anyone available to assist right now so can't perform the sensor check. I'm puzzled that the problem...
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