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  1. If you search F800/650GS fora for hits on the...

    If you search F800/650GS fora for hits on the F800S/ST clutch cable I am sure you will find what you are looking for.
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    Sitting on the center stand the bike is quite...

    Sitting on the center stand the bike is quite close to balance fore and aft. As a consequence the load on whatever you put under the engine to keep the front end up is rather modest. I use a floor...
  3. Odd

    See:

    http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/tc/2013/34167r-eng.php

    There was no F700GS in 2011 yet it is listed as an affected model.

    mike
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    Tire Fix

    I just picked up two of these (two bikes to trailer). I knew as soon as I read about them that they would work better than any conventional tie-downs. Pricey but I figure that it's worth the peace of...
  5. Thread: Stators

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    Old vs new rotor

    See post #563 here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706033&highlight=stator&page=38

    mike
  6. Standard Center Stand is fine

    My wife's low F650GS has the OEM stand. The bike goes up easy.

    mike
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    Also of interest

    Hope this works.....
    ...
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    Cmg

    An overdue intorduction to CMG is in order!

    Eons ago, when dinosaurs roamed Alberta, Canadian Motorcycle Guide was a print publication catering to Canuckian moto enthusiasts.

    Fast forward to...
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    Canadian Pricing

    The CMG site reported that BMW had released pricing.

    "Canadian pricing has been announced for BMWÔÇÖs 2013 F700GS and F800GS models.
    The F700GS will retail for $10,650 up here in the Great...
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    Relax

    Don't obsess over the BMW instructions. The change in oil volume between a hot engine and an engine hot enough to make the fan run is too small to be significant. Take a the bike for a good spin,...
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    Stock centerstand works fine

    My wife's lowered F650GS has the stock height centerstand on it and it works fine.

    mike
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    Parking light

    I have used the "CAN-BUS (sic) electrical connector" on two F650GS (twin) bikes to activate a relay for auxiliary lights and it does work well.

    mike
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    Don't use tail light lead

    On the F800GS/F650GS a LED tailight is used. The same LEDs are used for the running and tail light. The brightness is varied by changing from a pulsed mode (too fast for the eye to see the flashing...
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    BMW Canada Service Schedule

    For the F800GS see:

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca/pdfs/maintenance/F800GS.pdf

    Hunt around the site and several other models can be found.

    I edited the form a bit use it as a checklist and...
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    Cree

    See
    http://www.cree.com/

    mike
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    Corrupted volatile memory?

    I saved the following text from a posting someone did somewhere in a forum. Apologies to the author for not having a proper citation but I think it advances the discussion here.

    mike

    "My warm...
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    No start

    I had a similar issue a few weeks back. Checked everything and all was fine. In the end I opened the throttle wide open and cranked it over for a while and away it went. Has been perfectly normal...
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    Not for the faint of heart

    When I bought my 1995 R1100R in 2000 the dealer had installed updated head gaskets and a re-torque was called for at 1000kms. As I lived quite a distance from the dealer I chose to do it myself...
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    Rear Axle Torque Spec

    Spec says 100 Nm.

    Enjoy!
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    Or do this with the BMW toolkit socket

    See attachment
  21. Why a bicycle computer?

    In my case I wanted a clock since my bike did not come with the optional R1100R clock. For very little money one can get a bicycle computer that has a clock and a whole host of other neat features...
  22. Sigma Install

    Here is the install of a Sigma Sport on my R1100R. I fabricated the aluminum bracket for the pickup. The magnet is held to the disc by a plastic bolt (less weight - no rust) and a cable clamp. Check...
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    Mounting details please

    Indeed a great photo. Would you please add some photos showing the details of the mounting hardware? I need to replace the stock windshield on my wife's K75 and this is a prime candidate.

    Thanks...
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    Ditto. It was the lever pivot on my 1995 R1100R....

    Ditto. It was the lever pivot on my 1995 R1100R. Just cleaned and lubed and it was fine.

    mike
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    Band saw works

    Just to add another data point. I too masked off the area to prevent scratching and used a bandsaw with a fine tooth blade. Worked like a charm. Sand the edge and remove tape and you are good to go....
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