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    They do don't need much grease. To much grease...

    They do don't need much grease. To much grease and they will run hotter. Adding grease give more chance of contamination. What you add may not be compatible with what is already in the bearing.
  2. Thread: Headlamps

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    Has anyone tried LED light bulbs? I saw one at a...

    Has anyone tried LED light bulbs? I saw one at a bulb store and pass by as the price was about $60. Went back to get one and they were not handling them anymore.; It was an H7.
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    Happy Happy Happy.

    Happy Happy Happy.
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    Let the kids take care of themselves, and you...

    Let the kids take care of themselves, and you start stock plying for the great life of retirement. Make sure every thing is payed for and a new bike in the garage.
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    Sticky speed indicator

    When I turn the key on the speed indicator does it full sweep of the dial, it stops at about 40 mph and returns to about minis 5 mph. Some times it does the full sweep and stops at about 70 mph and...
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    You will need the special tool to pull the coil...

    You will need the special tool to pull the coil pack off the plug. Other tools can damage the coil. A thin wall spark plug socket is also needed. 16 MM or 5/8" if I remember right. Bag and tag small...
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    Make sure you will fit as it may be more cramped...

    Make sure you will fit as it may be more cramped in riding position. Test ride for sure.
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    Kill switch.

    Kill switch.
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    WD40 cleans fine, but the lube part last a very...

    WD40 cleans fine, but the lube part last a very short time.
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    Mine F650gs 2009 is at 96,500 and running better...

    Mine F650gs 2009 is at 96,500 and running better all the time. Mobil 1 10-40 mc oil. Valves still OK, but close to min clearance. 23,000 on DiD chain and still in good shape. There is nothing that...
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    I use the Dupont one and chain has 23,000 miles...

    I use the Dupont one and chain has 23,000 miles on it and still in good shape. Will probably go 30,000 miles.
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    The mobil 1 MC oil is for wet clutches. I have...

    The mobil 1 MC oil is for wet clutches. I have 95,xxx miles on mine and still on the original clutch. Clutch adjustment needs to have some free play, or they go bad. The book calls for a 10-40 oil...
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    Mobil 1 motorcycle oil 10-40 works great and your...

    Mobil 1 motorcycle oil 10-40 works great and your clutch will thank you. 95,000 and all is well. You can use a mobil 1 oil filter 102, but it is a little longer and may interfere with bash plate. The...
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    Check lever adjustment. They can be adjusted for...

    Check lever adjustment. They can be adjusted for a shorter reach. Push lever forward and adjust the little dial for a closer reach.
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    A little practice in using the rear brake and in...

    A little practice in using the rear brake and in some cased a little front brake.
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    My f650gs has a tab on the inner side of the...

    My f650gs has a tab on the inner side of the brake pedal, so check and see if that would work.
  17. Thread: Rear Shock

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    Read and study David Hough's books on riding and...

    Read and study David Hough's books on riding and practice, practice. Exercise and stretch those joints so you can keep getting on the bike. Ride safe and may God Bless.
  18. Thread: Rear Shock

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    Replaced with a remote preload adjuster. It is...

    Replaced with a remote preload adjuster. It is set up for mostly street use. 30 mile test run seamed to work fine over some speed bumps and light gravel. I am not a hard core off roader, and besides...
  19. Thread: Rear Shock

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    I figured it out. The plastic piece that locks...

    I figured it out. The plastic piece that locks the seat down can be removed and gives access to the top mounting bolt. Six fasteners and four ty raps and lift off. New Yacugar shock installed.
  20. Thread: Rear Shock

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    Rear Shock

    I am ready to install a new shock on the rear of my 2009 F650gs. How do I access the top mounting bolt? Thanks for any information.
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    I installed Race Tech gold valves with a little...

    I installed Race Tech gold valves with a little stronger spring and it made a big difference on the gravel roads.
    I am staying away from a chain oilier as o ring chain only need the o rings lubed. I...
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    73 and riding 20,000 a year on my 09 F650gs....

    73 and riding 20,000 a year on my 09 F650gs. Maybe I am a little behind the 20,000 miles a year as it only has 95,000 on it now.

    Riding for the SON and loving it.
    Roy
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    Don't forget brake fluid and the coolant.

    Don't forget brake fluid and the coolant.
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    Wild speedometer

    When I turn on the key, the speedometer does the full sweep of the gauge. Now and then , it will stick at about 60 mph on the gauge and start from there. One day I checked the speedometer and I was...
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    Check you sag, that is how much it settles when...

    Check you sag, that is how much it settles when you mount the bike. Should be about 2 inches. Adjust by the spacers under the fork cap. If you have to much sag stock, you should look at a stronger...
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