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    off the shelf seats

    I too bought a off the shelf seat but from Mustang. Extremely happy. That was after I rode south to the guy in Red Bluff CA for a ride in appointment. (you know who I mean). After $500+ very...
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    still waiting

    Well Rick, I guess you won. After several emails and phone calls without a reply, I went and bought a new Mustang seat. Too bad; last August you did a nice job on my 700gs seat during a ride in,...
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    shaft drives

    funny, I never hear of FS failures on Jap bikes ??
  4. side stand switch

    I wish they had this recall prior to last winter. Going through a heavy rain storm in November the switch got extremely wet thus killing the engine. I was able to limp until the rain stopped then...
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    self destruction

    Sad to see Rick's problems ruining his business. I too rode in last month for a custom seat. Sure the results were considerably better than stock but-- as my wife said I should not have left and...
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    tube repair

    I should have worded my question better. Let's assume that it's impossible to remove a tubed tire and wheel from the bike when in the field. I see two goop type sealants; any opinions on Fix a flat...
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    On the road tube repairs.

    How about a little free advice; I might need to repair a tubed tire when traveling. Any opinions regarding these fix a flat goop that is sprayed into the tube? Also, which air compressor brand /...
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    noise

    Hey thanks jimbob for the commentary. Very interesting. Again, this noise is only upon cold start up and after sitting for a few days. no noise even after an overnight. Is the commentary on an F...
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    F700GS funny noise

    My 700GS makes chattering noise upon cold start up. This only happens when it hasn't been run in a few days otherwise no unusual noise. This chattering lasts only a few seconds then perfection. Is...
  10. seat

    I also have a Rick Mayer seat on my F700GS. A great investment. I rode from southern oregon to Anderson, a torture on the stock seat 188 miles. The ride home was great with my new seat, not even...
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    I would like to do the valve inspection for my...

    I would like to do the valve inspection for my F700GS, but it's still under warranty for 2 more years. Thus I'll have to pay the dealer to do the inspection, $$$. Hope it won't need re-shimming /...
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    DIY maintenance F700GS

    Does any know where I can get a shop manual for a F700GS? I like the bike (my first) and would like to maintain it myself.
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    very interesting responses. We all understand...

    very interesting responses. We all understand that high reving engines can't have hydralic valves, but let's be practical; when was the last time you ran your engine near the red line? My 700GS red...
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    thanks

    thanks everyone for your feedback. I probably will spend the big $$ soon for the 12K service and then wait until 35999 for the next inspection. I understand the MC engineering logic for BMW's valve...
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    valve inspection / adjustment 2013 F800GS

    I'm new to riding and owning a quality motorcycle so please forgive my ignorance. Why must I have the valves inspected and if necessary adjusted every 12000 miles? I ride a 2013 F700GS and am very...
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