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    F650GS rear tire lasted 17151 miles

    Just replaced the factory Bridgestone rear tire on my 2011 F650GS twin.
    It went 17151 miles and was a hair from the treadbars, but still legal, barely.
    The front Bridgestone got replaced at 15003....
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    Politely disagree

    That's what the oil/coolant radiator is for. Keeps the oil temp down.
    Max
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    rsvp

    The tires are the factory bridgestone, not sure the exact model. My explaination for the high mileage is solo riding (270lbs) keeping the tires at 34/40psi, never taking the engine over 4000 rpm...
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    Nope

    That works fine on bikes with wide spaced frame rails, like a harley big twin.
    My F650gs has almost no frame. Everything under the front of the bike is engine.
    Thanks anyway.
    Max
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    F650GS Front wheel removal

    Forgive please
    My 2011 F650GS needs a front tire replaced with only 15,100 miles on it.
    I have the replacement tire.
    But am looking for someway to get the front wheel in the air.
    The bike has...
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    Not so fast

    Forgive please, that may not be the correct answer he/she is looking for.
    It is possible that different size tires have been mounted on the bike.
    I have seen both 140/80 and 160/70 tires mounted on...
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    2012 R12GS fluid capacity ?

    Team
    My 2012 R12GS needs a final drive and transmission fluid replaced.
    I have a Clymer manual that goes up to 2006.
    What are the capacities for the above cavities?
    Thanks
    Max
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    And how many miles are on the bike? Max

    And how many miles are on the bike?
    Max
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    19,400 miles out of a rear tire

    You asked for advice, here it is. (my rear oem metzeler tourance went 19,400 miles before it was at the treadbar, the front went 23,500. The replacement Metzeler ME880's went about the same, I ride...
  10. Forgive please

    Forgive please, the person asked how far it was to Ashville. That's a distance, not a time.
    Your five hours is too much of a variable to try to calculate with. You may travel faster or slower than...
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    Incorrect. Synthetic does break down when it gets...

    Incorrect. Synthetic does break down when it gets hot. But the temp at which it breaks down is god awful high.
    max
  12. Thread: water boxer

    by maxscycle
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    I like the term..."wet head". What say you...

    I like the term..."wet head".
    What say you folks?
    max
  13. Your assuming that all 4.2 quarts drained out....

    Your assuming that all 4.2 quarts drained out.
    It doesn't.
    That's why most of us add 3.5 or so, and use the window for the final go/no go gage
    max
  14. 06 vs 12 R12GS = Happy Trail low pipe luggage

    My 2006 R12GS had 10.5 inch Happy Trails low pipe luggage. Both bags were the same size. I am happy with them. I bought a 2012 R12GS and according to Happy Trails, the low pipe version would not fit...
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    2012 r12gs exhaust butterfly valve

    Anyone remove the butterfly valve from the exhaust system and install a piece of exhaust pipe? How'd it run?
    I'm trying to swap my low pipe happy trail saddlebags from my 06 r12gs to my
    12 r12gs....
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    Something else to consider. If you have two or...

    Something else to consider. If you have two or more valves out of spec. It is possible that the sphere you remove from one valve will be the correct size for another valve location. That worked out...
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    600 service = head torque ? 2012 R1200GS

    Just got my 2012 r12gs.
    I will take the bike to the dealer on thursday.
    I asked about the head torque procedure, should bike be warm (ok to ride it over) or room temp (should trailer it over)...
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    filter 8 foot pounds.
    drain plug 24 foot pounds
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    mileage award question

    First off, move this to wherever it needs to be.

    Question #1, I have my 100,000 BMWMOA award application filled out, signed by all and I need to mail it to someone.
    Who? Where?

    Question #2, I...
  20. Thread: GS to RT ?

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    Forgive please, then don't ride it off road. Put...

    Forgive please, then don't ride it off road. Put some pure street tires on it the next time around and ride the thing.
    I now have Continental road attacks on my r12gs and love em.
    I know it's not...
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    06 r12gs, front pads still oem at 67,000 miles....

    06 r12gs, front pads still oem at 67,000 miles. Rear have been replaced 3 times. And I apply both the brake pedal and the brake lever when slowing down.
    max
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    torques please

    My repair manual hasn't arrived yet.
    2010 F650GS
    I need the torque for the
    rear axle nut?
    Front axle?
    Front axle pinch bolt?

    Thanks
    Max
  23. Thread: Oil type

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    The biggest problem with any "racing" oil, is...

    The biggest problem with any "racing" oil, is that while it works fantastic in racing.
    There are virtually zero anti rust agents in the package. Because rusting is not a factor in a racing engine....
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    I'll discount the "cars". When the f800st gets...

    I'll discount the "cars".
    When the f800st gets to 150,000 let me know.
    I'll be here.
    max
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    I see this recommendation a lot. I have a big...

    I see this recommendation a lot.
    I have a big problem with it.
    I want to hear from someone who "rode it like you stole it", and then continued to own/ride it for 150,000 or more miles. And if it...
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