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    Hi everybody, this Jose Garca from Spain.

    Happy to announce that if all goes well I will be participating in next Dakar.

    It will be my fourth Dakar, 2006 in Africa with BMW 650, 2011 and 2016 in South America with BMW 450 with Touratech kit.

    I just bought a BMW 450 with 4.000 kms coming with a brand new Speedbrain kit, I will receive it in the coming days.

    Since there are big experts on this bike in this forum your help would be very valuable for improving the bikes performance and more important the reliability, all advice will be very appreciated! Already thanks Bello650 for your info and advice

    I never had an oil cooler in my 450, highly recommended? Best model?

    This is my website www.aventuradakar.es, sorry only in spanish

    Apart from getting the bike, right now I am focused on physical training and the most difficult trying to find sponsors for the project.

    Cheers

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    Awesome to see the bike still competing. Variant is still being ran by Hero Motorsports, supported by Speedbrain. Wonder what those guys will think of their original showing up.
    Post up some pics of the old and new bike.
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    Hello Jose,
    You are in the right place for the database of knowledge for the bike.
    oil cooler kit bolt on original oil filter from NL design
    https://www.facebook.com/nldesigncc/...29056787177173

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchillerM View Post
    Awesome to see the bike still competing. Variant is still being ran by Hero Motorsports, supported by Speedbrain. Wonder what those guys will think of their original showing up.
    Post up some pics of the old and new bike.
    Pics from the 450 in Dakar 2011 and 2016 you can see them on the website www.aventuradakar.es, as soon as I receive the bike I will post some pics

    Speedbrain not very impressed or willing to help I wrote and email and no answer, I will try to contact them through a spanish friend who goes to Dakar with Hero team. Willing to hear their advice but I think within this forum I can find all that info from helpful enthusiasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    Hello Jose,
    You are in the right place for the database of knowledge for the bike.
    oil cooler kit bolt on original oil filter from NL design
    https://www.facebook.com/nldesigncc/...29056787177173

    Thanks Pascal, I just asked him.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
    Pics from the 450 in Dakar 2011 and 2016 you can see them on the website www.aventuradakar.es, as soon as I receive the bike I will post some pics

    Speedbrain not very impressed or willing to help I wrote and email and no answer, I will try to contact them through a spanish friend who goes to Dakar with Hero team. Willing to hear their advice but I think within this forum I can find all that info from helpful enthusiasts.

    Try here: http://fransverhoeven.com
    Frans has already done the Dakar with the G450X : https://allroadmaniacs.nl/forum/index.php?topic=9750.30
    and Bianchi Prata has already done the Dakar with the G450X : : https://www.bianchiprata.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    Try here: http://fransverhoeven.com
    Frans has already done the Dakar with the G450X : https://allroadmaniacs.nl/forum/index.php?topic=9750.30
    and Bianchi Prata has already done the Dakar with the G450X : : https://www.bianchiprata.com
    Thanks!!

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    Bike leaving Belgium to Madrid with a new Speedbrain kit!! This is the bike I just bought for next
    Dakar.

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    A new Speedbrain kit?!? Where did you find that? They have any more?
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    From Belgium? If I knew, I would have been to see her before she left for Spain. Who are selling this G450X with the Speedbrain kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    From Belgium? If I knew, I would have been to see her before she left for Spain. Who are selling this G450X with the Speedbrain kit?
    Piet Lievens, very nice guy!! Bike with only 4.000 kms

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    Hi Jose,
    honestly wishing you all the best. As already mentioned in FB, I 'd be thrilled to see again our bike in a top world race like the Dakar again! It would be a straight proof that it still holds strong and keeps its reliability....
    Your effort is targeting all like myself 40y something who didn't have the chance (yet) to participate in this dream race and for a bike that was not given the opportunity to prove its high abilities due to the short life that was given....
    I still cannot believe that you were able to get in hand a new speedbrain kit! How could you get do that? Despite all my efforts, I ended up with nothing. This is why I finally installed a rear safari tank and a custom fairing kit by "perfect fairings", that I've already posted details here.

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by alevbas View Post
    Hi Jose,
    honestly wishing you all the best. As already mentioned in FB, I 'd be thrilled to see again our bike in a top world race like the Dakar again! It would be a straight proof that it still holds strong and keeps its reliability....
    Your effort is targeting all like myself 40y something who didn't have the chance (yet) to participate in this dream race and for a bike that was not given the opportunity to prove its high abilities due to the short life that was given....
    I still cannot believe that you were able to get in hand a new speedbrain kit! How could you get do that? Despite all my efforts, I ended up with nothing. This is why I finally installed a rear safari tank and a custom fairing kit by "perfect fairings", that I've already posted details here.

    Good luck
    Bill
    Thanks a lot Bill!! Intensive months ahead, lots of training and looking for sponsors, getting to the star line of Dakar is as hard as the rally itself

    Roadbook training this weekend https://www.facebook.com/jose.m.garciadominguez.3

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    Hi Jose,
    just for information, what issues did you have with the Touratech set up you used in Dakar 2016, in order to decide now to go with the speedbrain kit?
    Also, don't forget to upload some pics, once you finish the installation!

    Keep up your great effort!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alevbas View Post
    Hi Jose,
    just for information, what issues did you have with the Touratech set up you used in Dakar 2016, in order to decide now to go with the speedbrain kit?
    Also, don't forget to upload some pics, once you finish the installation!

    Keep up your great effort!
    BR
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    Hi Bill, I also used the touratech kit in Dakar 2011, the TT kit is not as reliable, the mounting brackets to the chasis always give problems, problems with the rear tank to get the gas to the main tank. It is good kit but not for rally Dakar whick is very, very demanding for mechanics.

    Lets see how the speedbrain works

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    You might want to change the bracket that's holding the rear-fender, or bring some spares. I've never seen one that was not broken. The tank itself has some flex in it that passes al lot of vibrations through to the rearfender. (and to your butt, by the way; especialy at low revs, it is hard to focus the eyes because of the vibrations...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Jay View Post
    You might want to change the bracket that's holding the rear-fender, or bring some spares. I've never seen one that was not broken. The tank itself has some flex in it that passes al lot of vibrations through to the rearfender. (and to your butt, by the way; especialy at low revs, it is hard to focus the eyes because of the vibrations...)
    Hi Evert, I didnt read the message before, what bracket do you use? I still havent mounted the kit so I dont know which bracket you are talking about, you have any photos?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
    Hi Evert, I didnt read the message before, what bracket do you use? I still havent mounted the kit so I dont know which bracket you are talking about, you have any photos?

    Thanks

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    on the picture it is the triangulair connection on the right; the one that connects the rearfender to the tank:

    http://g450riders.org/forum/attachme...6&d=1445502254

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Jay View Post
    You might want to change the bracket that's holding the rear-fender, or bring some spares. I've never seen one that was not broken. The tank itself has some flex in it that passes al lot of vibrations through to the rearfender. (and to your butt, by the way; especialy at low revs, it is hard to focus the eyes because of the vibrations...)
    Some of the inserts in my tank are missing, it looks like they’ve been ripped off. Can you give me an address to buy new and a solution to fix them because the hole in the tank seems too big for the same one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    Some of the inserts in my tank are missing, it looks like theyve been ripped off. Can you give me an address to buy new and a solution to fix them because the hole in the tank seems too big for the same one.
    Google is your friend: try "inserts for plastic".
    Nevertheless: when new from the factory inserts in plastics are fine, but after a while the bolts tend to get stuck in the inserts, and when trying to loosen them you rip out the inserts. If you find a solution i'll be happy to hear it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Jay View Post
    You might want to change the bracket that's holding the rear-fender, or bring some spares. I've never seen one that was not broken. The tank itself has some flex in it that passes al lot of vibrations through to the rearfender. (and to your butt, by the way; especialy at low revs, it is hard to focus the eyes because of the vibrations...)
    There is a version in 2010 and another 2015 of the kit. I have the mounting bracket 2010 with a welded reinforcement and with angle along the brace. It is not exactly the same like the flat metal mounting bracket in the picture (2/3) of the assembly instructions 2010. Following the picture (3/3) from the 2015 version there seems to be an additional support underneath the mounting black bracket but to be able to fix it would require an extra insert in the tank I think. What is the part of the mounting bracket need to be renforced ?

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    the third one is the best, but indeed: it looks like you need a insert underneath the tank. I dont have that.
    mine looks like this:
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    and you can see where it breaks...

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    ok thank you I see that your support does not have the transversal welded reinforcement. Now I also understand why the lower part of my mounting bracket is missing because I don't have an insert in my tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Jay View Post
    Google is your friend: try "inserts for plastic".
    Nevertheless: when new from the factory inserts in plastics are fine, but after a while the bolts tend to get stuck in the inserts, and when trying to loosen them you rip out the inserts. If you find a solution i'll be happy to hear it...
    filing the hole with this HDPE rod , then use new inserts.
    https://www.amazon.com/Polyethylene-.../dp/B07J5RWCWG

    https://www.atlasplastics.co.uk or equivalent supplier in your country

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    I take note of your messages, this is an important issue to solve. I contacted a spanish friend who raced two Dakars 2011 and 2012 with Speedbrain kit and he showed me how he fixed the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
    I take note of your messages, this is an important issue to solve. I contacted a spanish friend who raced two Dakars 2011 and 2012 with Speedbrain kit and he showed me how he fixed the problem.

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    Exhaust bracket montage assembly 2010 versus 2015

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    Extended swingarm used on Rally by Frans Verhoeven and oil cooler
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    this is another reinforcement made for the rear fender bracket, support made new in alu, reinforced with steel profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    Extended swingarm used on Rally by Frans Verhoeven and oil cooler
    http://fransverhoeven.com

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    I asked Nikalus for an oil cooler and it was very expensive, around 1.000€, and since Arabia climate is not as hot as Southamerica, I think I will go without

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
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    this is another reinforcement made for the rear fender bracket, support made new in alu, reinforced with steel profile
    I would go for the other option. This does not look like an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
    I asked Nikalus for an oil cooler and it was very expensive, around 1.000€, and since Arabia climate is not as hot as Southamerica, I think I will go without
    The first time in the Dakar the G450X was also starting without an oilcooler. To the regret of everybody involved.
    Indeed; South America looks a lot hotter, but then again: would the factoryteams carry the weight of an oilcooler if they would not need them?
    BTW; did Niklaus solve the problem he had with overspilling oil?

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    Look at this picture of the BMW press release kit at the EICMA 2007. The clutch cover has no fin like the production bike. Oil overheating of the engine was an issue during engine development. So the engineers added fins to help oil cooling.
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    Hi guys,

    Lets see if you can help with two issues, I am in contact through FB with a couple that just start a 5 years trip with two 450s.https://advhoppers.eu/, truly awesome.

    He told me to do this modification which I never heard of, any advice? opinions?
    "What I would advise, don't know if you have original engine? With the second butterfly valve? Get that out, reprogram the ecu with the speedbrain software, and you have a better running bike and less worries. The steering of the second valve is very sensitive, and not bullet proof."

    Dakar preparations are on the way, lots of physical training, some bike training and the toughest task, looking for sponsors that support the project, difficult but at least BMW Motorrad from Spain and from Saudi Arabia will support me. I will try with BMW Germany, lets see.

    Other issue I am thinking of is getting good front suspension, thinking of WP cone valve, any experiences in adapting? I have Haans hubs.

    In my FB profile https://www.facebook.com/jose.m.garciadominguez.3/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aventurasenmoto/?hl=es, I post photos of the training with the old bike.

    Thanks all!!

    Jose

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    Jose,
    Many of us have removed the second butterfly, take it out and raise the idle to 1950-2000rpm and it will have much better throttle response.
    I tune my bike with a Power Commander 5 and I use the Autotune module with it. It tunes and updates the maps all the time, every time it gets ridden. As long as its activated. It has its own wideband Bosch O2 sensor. The PCV Autotune has an accelerator pump function as well, which is 1 of its best features, that can add a burst of +% of fuel at 2 different timed settings adjustable by % of usable rpm and at a point or % of usable throttle opening.
    As an example coming off idle from 2000rpm idle, 0% throttle opening up to maybe 5% throttle opening I want the accelerator pump to last approx. 1-1/4 seconds.
    So that's 2000 rpms divided by 60 seconds = approx. 33 rpms + 1/4 second is an additional 7 more revolutions or approximate 40 engine revolutions. It can be tuned to add an additional say +5% beyond the fuel tables idle settings fuel amount. So that would be +5% fuel for 1 1/4" seconds which is actually 40 rpms and can be adjusted infinitely for (+% fuel) for a longer time (a few more RPMs)and to do so or stop after any % throttle opening or % usable RPMs from 2000 to 10500rpms. Oh and you can have it do nearly the same thing every time it reaches a set specific RPM at a set % throttle opening to add a +% of fuel, adjustable a second time to perhaps fill in a flat spot in the maps fuel table. Its very fun to play with and it can make the bike more ridable which in reality it once set up correctly it can make tuning corrections for you that will keep the bike from ever having a flame out issue ever again just to make that 1 single point alone.

    As for the swapping on some WP forks? Many years back, I adapted a set of WP 4860 open chamber forks to my G450X. I used a set of KTM 22mm offset triple trees. The steering stem in the KTM trees uses a 29mm inside diameter Bearing.
    The steering stem in the BMW trees uses a large 30mm inside diameter bearing. The distance between the upper and lower clamps is very close to the same when installed on both bikes. So I made a pair of 1/2 mm thick sleeves on my lathe from a piece of 1-1/4" diameter x .125" thick 4130 chromoly tubing, which I cut down from 1.250" O.D. to 1.181"(30mm) O.D. and then bored it out from 1" to 1.25" with a drill bit, then used a boring bar to finish the cut to an I.D. to the final size of 1.141" (29mm).
    These 2 sleeves were cut to length on the lathe to match the width/height of the inner race of the BMW bearings. They are now a press fit (using Loctite 609 cylindrical retainer) for inside the BMW's larger 30mm I.D bearings which now sleeves them down to 29mm I.D. so they could be fit onto the KTM trees smaller 29mm diameter stem. I also made a bottom (under the bearing) shim disc that incorporated an O-ring seal to keep moisture and crud out.
    I then had no problem installing the KTM trees on the BMW frame. I then installed the forks which I had built by Race tech with all their internals (gold valves, mid valves, springs, shim stacks set up for my weight and riding specifications).
    I now use a complete KTM front wheel, the BMW G450X front fender had to be re-drilled to fit the KTM trees, the G450X Brembo caliper and fork guards are a direct swap. I had to buy a new KTM style GPR sub base mount for my GPR steering damper and I made a phenolic spacer adaptor for the factory instrument cluster to adapt it to fit the KTM trees.
    As you probably already know. The factory BMW G450X Triple trees have an extreme 27mm offset, now I have 22mm offset, it steers quicker and handles better in the sand washes, and for what kind of riding I do in the Arizona high desert. It just doesn't turn as far from full left to full right before the steering stops make contact, I notice this when I'm pushing the bike around.
    Once you are riding and under way however you don't even notice how sharp it actually turns or doesn't turn anymore.
    Not a big deal really. I'll give that up any day to have the advantage of the WP 4860's superior front forks, and I didn't have to buy a set of hard to find $800.00 X-Trig triple trees either to do it.

    Jose, I have been following your training progress on the FB page and I wish you the best of luck at the Dakar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tims1572 View Post
    Jose,
    Many of us have removed the second butterfly, take it out and raise the idle to 1950-2000rpm and it will have much better throttle response.
    I tune my bike with a Power Commander 5 and I use the Autotune module with it. It tunes and updates the maps all the time, every time it gets ridden. As long as its activated. It has its own wideband Bosch O2 sensor. The PCV Autotune has an accelerator pump function as well, which is 1 of its best features, that can add a burst of +% of fuel at 2 different timed settings adjustable by % of usable rpm and at a point or % of usable throttle opening.
    As an example coming off idle from 2000rpm idle, 0% throttle opening up to maybe 5% throttle opening I want the accelerator pump to last approx. 1-1/4 seconds.
    So that's 2000 rpms divided by 60 seconds = approx. 33 rpms + 1/4 second is an additional 7 more revolutions or approximate 40 engine revolutions. It can be tuned to add an additional say +5% beyond the fuel tables idle settings fuel amount. So that would be +5% fuel for 1 1/4" seconds which is actually 40 rpms and can be adjusted infinitely for (+% fuel) for a longer time (a few more RPMs)and to do so or stop after any % throttle opening or % usable RPMs from 2000 to 10500rpms. Oh and you can have it do nearly the same thing every time it reaches a set specific RPM at a set % throttle opening to add a +% of fuel, adjustable a second time to perhaps fill in a flat spot in the maps fuel table. Its very fun to play with and it can make the bike more ridable which in reality it once set up correctly it can make tuning corrections for you that will keep the bike from ever having a flame out issue ever again just to make that 1 single point alone.

    As for the swapping on some WP forks? Many years back, I adapted a set of WP 4860 open chamber forks to my G450X. I used a set of KTM 22mm offset triple trees. The steering stem in the KTM trees uses a 29mm inside diameter Bearing.
    The steering stem in the BMW trees uses a large 30mm inside diameter bearing. The distance between the upper and lower clamps is very close to the same when installed on both bikes. So I made a pair of 1/2 mm thick sleeves on my lathe from a piece of 1-1/4" diameter x .125" thick 4130 chromoly tubing, which I cut down from 1.250" O.D. to 1.181"(30mm) O.D. and then bored it out from 1" to 1.25" with a drill bit, then used a boring bar to finish the cut to an I.D. to the final size of 1.141" (29mm).
    These 2 sleeves were cut to length on the lathe to match the width/height of the inner race of the BMW bearings. They are now a press fit (using Loctite 609 cylindrical retainer) for inside the BMW's larger 30mm I.D bearings which now sleeves them down to 29mm I.D. so they could be fit onto the KTM trees smaller 29mm diameter stem. I also made a bottom (under the bearing) shim disc that incorporated an O-ring seal to keep moisture and crud out.
    I then had no problem installing the KTM trees on the BMW frame. I then installed the forks which I had built by Race tech with all their internals (gold valves, mid valves, springs, shim stacks set up for my weight and riding specifications).
    I now use a complete KTM front wheel, the BMW G450X front fender had to be re-drilled to fit the KTM trees, the G450X Brembo caliper and fork guards are a direct swap. I had to buy a new KTM style GPR sub base mount for my GPR steering damper and I made a phenolic spacer adaptor for the factory instrument cluster to adapt it to fit the KTM trees.
    As you probably already know. The factory BMW G450X Triple trees have an extreme 27mm offset, now I have 22mm offset, it steers quicker and handles better in the sand washes, and for what kind of riding I do in the Arizona high desert. It just doesn't turn as far from full left to full right before the steering stops make contact, I notice this when I'm pushing the bike around.
    Once you are riding and under way however you don't even notice how sharp it actually turns or doesn't turn anymore.
    Not a big deal really. I'll give that up any day to have the advantage of the WP 4860's superior front forks, and I didn't have to buy a set of hard to find $800.00 X-Trig triple trees either to do it.

    Jose, I have been following your training progress on the FB page and I wish you the best of luck at the Dakar.
    Thanks a lot for your detailed answer!!

    I will tell the mechanic about the second butterfly, I have got lost with all your data about the tunning

    As for the forks, I already have the X-trig, I will look for WP cone valve second hand

    Cheers!!

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    Didn't mean to get you lost, but my information on tuning would only apply if you are running the PCV with Autotune.

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    Hi guys,

    Lets see if you can help with two issues, I am in contact through FB with a couple that just start a 5 years trip with two 450s.https://advhoppers.eu/, truly awesome.

    He told me to do this modification which I never heard of, any advice? opinions?
    "What I would advise, don't know if you have original engine? With the second butterfly valve? Get that out, reprogram the ecu with the speedbrain software, and you have a better running bike and less worries. The steering of the second valve is very sensitive, and not bullet proof."

    Dakar preparations are on the way, lots of physical training, some bike training and the toughest task, looking for sponsors that support the project, difficult but at least BMW Motorrad from Spain and from Saudi Arabia will support me. I will try with BMW Germany, lets see.

    Other issue I am thinking of is getting good front suspension, thinking of WP cone valve, any experiences in adapting? I have Haans hubs.

    In my FB profile https://www.facebook.com/jose.m.garciadominguez.3/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aventurasenmoto/?hl=es, I post photos of the training with the old bike.

    Thanks all!!

    Jose
    It is the first time that I heard about ECU reprogramming software from Speedbrain. I think that like BMW Sport Team had to work in collaboration with Speedbrain it is possible that the original ECU has been re-programmed with the exhaust sold with the Dakar Kit. If you get any information from ADVhoppers I'm interested

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    Hi all, sorry for not writing in some time!! This is getting crazy and time flies, I confirm that I am already accepted for next Dakar.

    Progress with the bike is going slower than expected but ok, I will ride Dakar with a WP suspension second hand I bought, some work had to be done on the Xtrig and I will mount a KTM front axle with some mods.

    Now good check of electric parts, install the DMD, new torque limiter and good general check of the bike and then the navigation, all comments/advice/help is more than welcome.

    As expected the hardest task is finding support, BMW Spain and BMW Saudi Arabia will support me but I really need to find more sponsors. Here is the link for my sponsor dossier http://aventuradakar.es/wp-content/u...ar2022_Eng.pdf

    Anyone with the Speedbrain kit can tell if the light is correct or better invest in a new led light.

    Thanks all for following the adventure!

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    Keep that old torque limiter as a spare part for your Dakar race, at least your race will not end with the first TL failure

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    Hello, please, I need some advice.

    I received the DMD, my mechanic is going to install it but he has a question:

    "If the motorcycle is left upside down, can the engine oil leak out?
    Does the DMD have a non-return valve?

    The original breather has a non return valve he says

    What do you think?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allroad View Post
    Keep that old torque limiter as a spare part for your Dakar race, at least your race will not end with the first TL failure
    Sure, I will take it as a spare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish Beemer View Post
    Anyone with the Speedbrain kit can tell if the light is correct or better invest in a new led light.
    Invest!

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    Just a note if you need some help.

    I helped to build Ralf's bike (KTM) for his Dakar and he is really a great and helpful guy, so you can get some good pointers from him while preparing for the Dakar.

    https://www.ralfmolander.com/en/

    ralf (at) ralfmolander.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Jay View Post
    Invest!
    I ordered one from ET-Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allroad View Post
    Just a note if you need some help.

    I helped to build Ralf's bike (KTM) for his Dakar and he is really a great and helpful guy, so you can get some good pointers from him while preparing for the Dakar.

    https://www.ralfmolander.com/en/

    ralf (at) ralfmolander.com
    Thanks!!

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    Please I need some advice!!

    Bike has been in the mechanic for many months, and now they take the fuel pump out and it looks bad, you can see the photos.

    Is it possible to change only the filter dirty part?? For BMW you need to replace the whole fuel pump.

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    https://g450riders.org/forum/showthr...ight=fuel+pump #15#

    fuel pump SKU: HFP-397-U, change the O-ring pump also at same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bello650 View Post
    https://g450riders.org/forum/showthr...ight=fuel+pump #15#

    fuel pump SKU: HFP-397-U, change the O-ring pump also at same time.
    Thanks Pascal!!

    Thanks Tim!!
    Last edited by Spanish Beemer; 10-06-21 at 01:26 AM.

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    Another issue, not time to get bored ...

    Anybody around with the Speedbrain kit? We are trying to install the bash plate and it does not fit well, touching the exahust, so it has to be modified, any comment? Since it is the bash plate from the Speedbrain kit I guess it should fit without mods.

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