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    Chain and sprocket replacement questions

    My chain, and both front and rear sprockets on my 08 F650GS twin are shot. Over 40,000k so they owe me nothing.

    I'd like to drop one tooth on the front sprocket to give me more low end power. ...
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    That's good advice. I think my current tires...

    That's good advice. I think my current tires will last out the summer and fall. I've now got my digital tire pressure gauge in the on bike tool kit.

    Thanks
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    False tire pressure warning

    Here's the background I've been riding at highway speeds for about an hour. The yellow triangle caution light comes on on the left side of my instrument cluster. Almost immediately a second yellow...
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    [QUOTE=RKOREIS;870159]Out for a troll?/QUOTE] ...

    [QUOTE=RKOREIS;870159]Out for a troll?/QUOTE]

    Na that's just my twisted up sense of humor. See I even dropped the u, that's how nice I really am. Seriously though I really love riding in WA. I...
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    Hmmm, good observation yet I know a world...

    Hmmm, good observation yet I know a world renowned lawyer, works at the World Court in The Hague, who makes up a new Posted Code whenever she needs one. It's her way of acting up! She's a wild one....
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    Credit cards at WA state gas station SNAFU

    Mother Washington has this law that when you try to buy gas at the pump with a credit card you must put in a ZIP code. Something to do with protecting us from identity theft or fraudulent charges to...
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    Just saw that you're in Idaho. It costs $1272 to...

    Just saw that you're in Idaho. It costs $1272 to ship a F650GS twin weighing less then 500 pounds from Vancouver to London Heathrow via Air Canada.

    Granted that's a lot more then by cargo but the...
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    Shipping Bike to UK

    I've no personal experience with this but try this link. These folks seem to be experts at this sort of thing. I did meet a couple who were part of the HU family last summer on the ferry from...
  9. Thread: Around Ireland

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    Raven Haired Beauty

    The shutter bugs among us will have noted how the attached photos are of dubious quality. That's due mostly to my inability with a camera and to a lesser part to the cell phone I used to take the...
  10. Thread: Around Ireland

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    Around Ireland

    Around Ireland with Celtic Rider

    Coming off the ferry into Dublin I catch a shuttle bus into town. The driver striving to be cute finds annoying. Beyond belief.

    He keeps ending his diatribe...
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    [QUOTE=rinty;857967]I see Eaglerider has an...

    [QUOTE=rinty;857967]I see Eaglerider has an outlet in Amsterdam now, but I haven't dealt with them.

    http://www.eaglerider.com/bmw-motorcycle-rental.aspx

    Acoording to the Eaglerider website I...
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    Sure. Ask around and I'll also enquiry with...

    Sure. Ask around and I'll also enquiry with EagleRider. Thanks to both of you for your help.
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    Rental in Amsterdam

    Don't know where to post this so here goes. I have an opportunity to visit Normandy in June. The plan is to fly into Amsterdam where I'd like to rent a bike and ride south through Holland, Belgium...
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    Fairbanks Storage Question

    [QUOTE=Norwood;849462]Lot of good information here already....

    ..... store as much as you can in Fairbanks and travel lite up the Haul Road....

    Is there a dealer where you can store gear or...
  15. Thread: Gas

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    Gas

    Did a lot of touring in Washington State this year and was wondering about the affect of ethanol gas blend on the engine. Positive negative or neutral? Anyone care yo weigh in on this. I've heard it...
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    I clean and lube my chain every 3 tanks of gas or...

    I clean and lube my chain every 3 tanks of gas or after every rainstorm. We get a lot of those on Vancouver Island so my chain gets a lot of attention. Today while cleaning it I discovered a broke O...
  17. Thread: Seats

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    I just talked to a guy who had a Mayer on his...

    I just talked to a guy who had a Mayer on his Duke. He loved it, so did I for the two minutes I got to sit on it. He wanted his bike back. Could you post some pictures when you get it?
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    [QUOTE=Bartleby;781976]Why not try cheap...

    [QUOTE=Bartleby;781976]Why not try cheap solutions first?

    I've done that on other bikes, beads and air, but was never satisfied. Ok maybe that was the bikes fault and not just the seat.

    I'm...
  19. Thread: Seats

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    Seats

    What's the best replacement seat for a F650GS or F800GS?
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    Faulty fuel guage on 08 F650GS Twin

    I've got a an 08 F650GS twin that's had the fuel gauge replaced under warranty. It's now failed a second time. Well that's not exactly right. When I bought the bike used from the dealer they'd...
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    Just back from Ireland where I rode a F650GS for...

    Just back from Ireland where I rode a F650GS for five days. It came equipped with a ScotOiler (vacuum model) The wheel is covered in oil splatter and road grime. To this point the ride included...
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    Ordered one last week. I'll use it to wire a set...

    Ordered one last week. I'll use it to wire a set of Denali 2 LED's which are on back order. If there is a god at the USPS all should arrive just as I return from a trip to Ireland. Not satisfied...
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    [QUOTE=AKBeemer;755273] you may want to consider...

    [QUOTE=AKBeemer;755273] you may want to consider the fuse block....the point where it oils the chain is fragile and subject to getting hit by debrie and clogging.....QUOTE]

    I like the idea of the...
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    Don't think this will work for me as I've pulled...

    Don't think this will work for me as I've pulled out the stock halogen headlight bulbs and replaced them with HiD bulbs and the associated wiring and heat sinks.
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    Adding a Pro-Oiler

    Has anyone added a Pro-Oiler to your F800GS or F650GS. I do a lot of riding in the rain and was thinking of adding one to ease the wear and tear on my chain, my knees and my back.

    This oiler is...
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