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    I have a dark tinted 18" Cee Baileys windshield...

    I have a dark tinted 18" Cee Baileys windshield for hot summer days when additional air is good. It works well and being 6'2" I can easily see over it. My head is actually in a more buffet free...
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    Chelseaboy, You might want to consider...

    Chelseaboy,

    You might want to consider investing in a decent torque wrench too. Your work will be just right. Not too tight and not too loose. I use one on all kinds of bike work.:thumb
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    I have about 28k miles on my F800GS. I've done...

    I have about 28k miles on my F800GS. I've done my own valve check twice and they were within tolerances. I've gotten good at it. The clearances are changing however and it won't surprise me that...
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    EMSimon, are you sure it is a T-24 size? I don't...

    EMSimon, are you sure it is a T-24 size? I don't think it exists, only a T-25, T-30, T-35, T-40, T-45, T-50 or T-55 size are on BMW motorcycles. Regardless, you can go to Sears or Amazon to get...
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    Yes, I couldn't find anywhere where the Tenere...

    Yes, I couldn't find anywhere where the Tenere was being cancelled.

    But to get to the meat of this thread. My F800GS is very light and when I pass Harleys and Goldwings in the mountains, I keep...
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    Please elaborate on the extra fuel tank. Is it...

    Please elaborate on the extra fuel tank. Is it permanently mounted? Is it connected to your tank via a hose? Who manufactures it?
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    I have a 2010 F800GS and it was buzzy too. But I...

    I have a 2010 F800GS and it was buzzy too. But I ride it on many two lane highways because it takes a long time to get to the off-pavement places, so I replaced the front sprocket with a larger 17...
  8. Thread: Throttle Lock?

    by andreb
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    Wunderlich Throttle Lock

    I originally purchased a Wunderlich throttle lock. It was a beautiful piece of metal and worked smoothly. But it had a fatal design flaw. It rotated in the opposite direction of the throttle when...
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    I liked the CR Article. Regardless of the merits...

    I liked the CR Article. Regardless of the merits of different brands, it is the one and only place where motorcycle reliability has ever been measured and quantified. User groups and riders are...
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    I purchased the official repair CD and most...

    I purchased the official repair CD and most normal maintenance looks pretty straightforward. Not much worse than other BMW's I have had. Just a lot of bodywork to disassemble to get to filters and...
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    I noticed this model on the BMW USA website, so I...

    I noticed this model on the BMW USA website, so I guess it is available. The only thing I really envy is the fuel tank. I wonder if the larger fuel tank could be grafted onto my 2010 F800GS. There...
  12. Thread: New F800GS!

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    Remember

    The worst thing about my F800GS is the availability of extra equipment from the likes of Touratech, Wunderlich and many other catalogs. There is always some "improvement" one can make and your...
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    I have the OEM shop CD and the lack of...

    I have the OEM shop CD and the lack of troubleshooting and wiring diagrams is consistent with my previous OEM CDs for an F800GS and an R1200ST. It sure would be nice to have these sections included.
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    I have the OEM bars. I have never used them, but...

    I have the OEM bars. I have never used them, but my brother did when he tipped my bike over at a stop. I saw a minor scuff on the bar and no damage on the plastic bodywork. If the bike was going...
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    Henzilla, so the panniers on the K1600s are one...

    Henzilla, so the panniers on the K1600s are one of a kind? I thought they were common to the panniers available for the R1200 models, but I haven't looked closely. I remember someone used to make...
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    Replacement Pannier Doors-2012 K1600GT

    I like the panniers on my K1600GT for most trips. But they make the bike very wide. Many times I don't need the capacity, but still like something lockable. BMW used to have "City Cases" or city...
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    I have the K60s on my F800GS. They were buzzy at...

    I have the K60s on my F800GS. They were buzzy at less than 35 mph for the first 2,000 miles. The low speed vibration then went away for the next 9,000 miles. Decent pavement and non-pavement...
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    Last summer my GT (with about 1000 miles on the...

    Last summer my GT (with about 1000 miles on the odo) began to take more than a few seconds before it started. Then it took about 20 seconds and when it started I could hear it running on 4-5...
  19. Thread: Global Warming?

    by andreb
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    I agree global warming never comes when you need...

    I agree global warming never comes when you need it. It will come this summer, when like last summer, temperatures were between 102-113F (in the shade) in southern Kansas for weeks on end. Past 100...
  20. Possible Danger

    This is just a heads-up. When I loaded the GSGiants webpage, it resulted in a warning from my anti-malware anti-virus software stating the website is a "reported attack page". I do not know whether...
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    Update

    Here are some comments in response to your useful thoughts. They have at least helped me to discard (I think) potential causes.

    There might be a flapper valve, but I read no mention of any...
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    I Suspect this Abnormal Noise is Normal

    I have recently noticed a weird noise coming from my K1600GT. In normal riding, I never hear anything or feel anything. It first happened while riding some great paved twisty roads in the South...
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    Don't Do It

    I don't believe in the concept of an extended warranty for any vehicle. I figure anything major will happen in the first three years/36k miles. The extended warranty is usually full of loopholes,...
  24. Thread: Sprocket Change

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    I Did It On My F800GS

    I changed my front sprocket from the standard 16 to a 17 tooth unit. My mileage went up by about 5 mpg, and the engine is much smoother. It is now in a more relaxed rpm portion. It hurts a bit a...
  25. Thread: Dual Sporting

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    I too vote for the F800GS. It is very much...

    I too vote for the F800GS. It is very much different from my K1600GT, yet actually has a greater load capacity and gets better fuel mileage. With a few modifications it will comfortably go...
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