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  1. Newbie- chain drive and seals- looking at a used 2009 F650GS help

    I am looking at a 2009 F650GS for sale at a dealer some distance away (6 hours). I haven't been to the dealership yet to view and ride the bike, but of course I will once and if I get to that point....
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    Ctx700n

    The beauty of the bike is awesome. It is quite the package IMHO. Low seat, full fairing, fantastic MPGs, low center of gravity, and a relatively lite weight MC. At 65 years of age, it may be...
  3. Lowering

    I bought my 1150GS used and it was already lowered. For 300 dollars MAX BMW lowered both stands. It was expansive, but worth it being now able to use the center stand and to be able to walk away...
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    Solutions

    1 Change the shocks out (expensive)
    2 Buy a lower seat (expensive and you suffer on long rides)
    3 Build some height in your boots. A cobbler can add 3/4 of an inch of sole on BMW type boots and...
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    Like I said at the beginning, I haven't really...

    Like I said at the beginning, I haven't really touched a wrench since I was in my twenties and that was quite a while ago. :)

    There were blue paint like marks on the end of the bolts when I...
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    Success

    Thanks to the advice and encouragement here I went back and tried one more time to get the nuts off. This time I put the butane torch on the nut and bolt for a full timed 5 minutes and I was able to...
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    Yes, that nut is on top of the triple tree....

    Yes, that nut is on top of the triple tree. Thanks for all the great help. Now for an education on heat guns or pinpoint flame devices. Would something like a soldering iron placed judiciously on...
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    Well I tried Kroil and a breaker bar to no avail....

    Well I tried Kroil and a breaker bar to no avail. Is it standard procedure for BMW shops to use thread lock on the top fork stud-nut? Is a standard hair dryer enough or do I need something...
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    The nuts are 14Mn hex.

    The nuts are 14Mn hex.
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    Impact wrench or Breaker bar

    I am attempting to remove the top nuts on the forks of my 1150GS so that I can drop the forks and re-route the brake line and cables for a ROX riser installation. I can't break the nuts with my 6...
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    I have the same problem in that same location. ...

    I have the same problem in that same location. The primary cause for me is the weight of my helmet and the way I hold my head. I had the same problem wearing the steel pot in my military days when...
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    I agree with Polarbear 100 percent. If I could...

    I agree with Polarbear 100 percent. If I could purchase a high MPG bike I would seriously consider it. I have been looking at diesel MCs that get as much as 140 MPG. I would probably buy one if...
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    "Laying the bike down", IMHO, means you lost...

    "Laying the bike down", IMHO, means you lost control of the bike while breaking. For the life of me, I can't envision having the time, coordination, or forethought to "lay down a bike".
  14. Everything I have ever read on the subject and my...

    Everything I have ever read on the subject and my own personal experience indicates that you should trickle charge your battery if it isn't being used, especially in the winter.
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    I decided to drain some oil. I opened the plug...

    I decided to drain some oil. I opened the plug until I got a constant drip. I drained it to the middle of the circle. I tightened the plug, took it for a test ride, looked for drips, and did an oil...
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    There is a drain plug for the airbox located at...

    There is a drain plug for the airbox located at the left rear corner of the airbox. The plug is very similar to your plasitic filler plug. Open it and stick your finger in there. If it comes out with...
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    I have the same problem

    I am having the same problems with my new to me 2001 1150GS. I heated up the engine to two bars, let it set on the sidestand, then put it on the centerstand for about ten minutes. The site glass...
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    Let's be honest here, there wasn't enough shade...

    Let's be honest here, there wasn't enough shade to go around was there? Anyhow, for those of us who tent camped, it was the sleepless nights that were most unbearable. My neighbor's solution was to...
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    Yea. She was surely a victim. High speed chases...

    Yea. She was surely a victim. High speed chases are hardly ever good policy.
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    Kevin nailed it. Operative phrase is "reasonable...

    Kevin nailed it. Operative phrase is "reasonable expectation" to perform as advertised.
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    I agree with the threads author. They should be...

    I agree with the threads author. They should be answering their phones or at least have a message saying they are closed, but it is also pretty simple to guess where they were and why they weren't...
  22. 65 years young andTravelling through Canada- insurance questions.

    I have traveled through Canada five or six times, but I have never really thought about insurance before. I know my auto insurance carries over to Canada, but what about health insurance? Does...
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    When I got my BMW I did extensive study on the...

    When I got my BMW I did extensive study on the proper use of a centerstand vs. the sidestand. The results indicated that the centerstand should only be used for maintenance.
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    Jim Von Baden

    If appropiate, could you tell me what brand of tire repair kit and pump you use? There appears to be systems out there that don't use glue; what do you think of that concept? Thanks in advance.
  25. The good part of the 650 single is cost and gas...

    The good part of the 650 single is cost and gas economy. I have seen MPG claims of between 70-80 MPG.
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