The battery on my 2005 Dakar has died and is totally done.
I was just about to order one when someone told me that you can buy a maintenance free alternative which is same battery, size etc but is sealed and you dont have to check levels etc.
Can anyone advise if this is preferable to just...
FS. 2005 05 plate F650cs ABS 17000mls seviced by astle bmw.2 owners from new. bodywork good,engine cases with the usual flaking. good tyres new cush drive rubbers. 12 months test 1 month tax.scratch on seat cover but not cut through.
£2300. call chris 07930 500431
2005 F650GS with ABS.
Recently the rear brake on the bike seems to stick bind whilst moving.
I have cleaned and checked operation of the brake pedel, piston, bled system and added some(not all) fresh fluid. Pads look ok, good 5mm left.
Seemed ok but tonight on a 16mile ride into work, the brake...
I have a 2005 Twinspark and have just bought a BMW top box from E bay, unfortunately, even though the guy said it would fit it turns out it's up to 04 models only. After a fair amount of work I have got it to fit, but had to remove the grab rails which makes it a bitch to get on the centre...
Tomorrow I am having a third and final look at a 2005 plate non ABS 55 Dakar - only 1100 miles clocked..
The mileage seems genuine as I have looked into the history.
It is very clean apart from a broken steering lock from a fall from the stand not an attempted theft.
Seller wants £3200...
Picked up on Sat & rode 250 miles home to Devon 2 up over 2 days in rain & high winds. Quite an introduction but all was fine. I reckon we got about 75 mpg riding minor roads mostly, which is amazing. Think I'll like the bike which joins a 2001 Kawasaki W650, 1980 Yam XS650 & 2005 Suzuki DR250...
I was wondering if anyone else had the same problems as me.
My 2005 Dakar has a gold finish on the exhaust but it seems to have developed some heavy duty brown corrosion.
If you had a similar problem, could you let me know how you solved it ? :?
anyone know of a supplier ????? Think it would be a wise addition with winter coming along ???
While we're at it does anyone have a reccommendation for a taller screen (needs to be around same width as std. screen otherwise it will foul on my GPS mount ???
What a day! Arrived home on the back of a truck - says it all!
Been going for a couple of hours with no worries. Out of nowhere there's all kinds of hiccuping and cutting out going on. The rev counter is reading like 6500 rpm when I know for a fact that it is at about 2500 tops. Any time I...
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Hi all you 650'ers,
Contrary to popular belief, I am still about and riding the Strada as well as my MZ. I wondered if any of you will be attanding the above event. This year will be my fifth time as it never fails to impress me. There is so much going on all day and access to the pits is...
I have a new F650GS. Have had a BMW Taller screen fitted, but find the wind hits my visor.
Does anybody do a taller screen as an aftermarket fit ? I have tried various bike factors. They do not list one for the new F650GS, as the mounting holes are different.
Hope someone can steer me in the right direction. :think:
I've got a 2005 Dakar with the normal Dakar seat - ie the high one. I've been offered a second hand 2002 normal 650GS seat ie the lower one.
Question is - can I put this 2002 seat on my 2005 bike to make it a bit lower?
Im contemplating purchasing an unregistered cs from my local dealer. It has been in the showroom at least since October, and is therefore an 04 model year bike.
I dont like the dark blue colour , so have asked dealer to price in the swap of my graphite grey panels from my 03 cs , which I...