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  1. Thread: 2004 Rockster

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    Mine just got delivered yesterday from Louisiana....

    Mine just got delivered yesterday from Louisiana.

    http://fauster.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Other-Bikes/i-bqDSWCq/0/L/Rockster2-L.jpg

    Quite a different experience from the F650 single.
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    Umm... F650.com IS the Chain Gang :confused: ...

    Umm... F650.com IS the Chain Gang :confused:

    Good find Ralph. Congrats on the new purchase. As far as the yellow paint, be aware that the 2001 - 2003 and 2004 - 2005 yellows are different. My...
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    Welcome. Check out the Chain Gang at f650.com...

    Welcome. Check out the Chain Gang at f650.com for all things related to your bike. We hold various dual-sport rallies around the U.S. I hosted one this past August in northwest PA and will most...
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    The DID 520VM is very popular with the Chain Gang...

    The DID 520VM is very popular with the Chain Gang and comes with a masterclip. I've used JT sprockets with good success as well. sprocketcenter.com has sets available for the F650 singles.
  5. Wv & pa

    In June, I'll be riding the roads less traveled between South Central PA and Durbin WV on my way to the Chain Gang's Hoot in the Holler 8.0. With any luck, I can turn the 5.5 hour trip into 10 or 12...
  6. Thread: upgrading...

    by fauster
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    +1 on renting a larger bike for an extended tour....

    +1 on renting a larger bike for an extended tour. I thought I needed a 1200GS until I put 500 miles on a rental and found that I merely wanted one.

    Actually, the experience showed me that I would...
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    I'm not familiar with the CS models but my guess...

    I'm not familiar with the CS models but my guess is a battery vent drain tube.

    On the GS, the stock 'wet' battery has a vent with a rubber tube attached. The tube is routed down the frame and...
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    Some folks look at the F650 single oil change as...

    Some folks look at the F650 single oil change as a chore. I view it as an opportunity to give the bike a thorough check-up.

    To drain the oil from the upper reservior, you need to remove the LH...
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    Three of us rode up Route 209 to get to the 2010...

    Three of us rode up Route 209 to get to the 2010 Jailbreak in VT last August. Must have just missed you as we passed through town. :wave

    Tell you what - I'll be doing my 30K valve clearance...
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    Check out the forums on the Chain Gang website....

    Check out the forums on the Chain Gang website. The EVENTS section will list any upcoming events and the MODIFICATION & MAINTENANCE section is a great place to ask questions and seek advice. ...
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    Sticky: Getting it dirty: ...

    Getting it dirty:

    http://fauster.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010-Hoot-in-the-Holler/901616994HZZxi-O/903172490_LWcyp-L.jpg
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  12. Finally getting an opportunity to ride Skyline...

    Finally getting an opportunity to ride Skyline Drive
    http://fauster.smugmug.com/photos/161170684-M.jpg

    In good company in deepest West Virginia
    http://fauster.smugmug.com/photos/161170964-M.jpg...
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    For a loud horn, many F650 riders have installed...

    For a loud horn, many F650 riders have installed the Stebel compact air horn .

    And for auxiliary lights that don't add much drain to your charging system, check out the HID and THID lights. A...
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    Turning down (removing) the beveled lead-in on...

    Turning down (removing) the beveled lead-in on the face of the socket increases the bearing surface on the head of the drain bolt - probably something like a 10% increase.

    You can do a functional...
  15. Thread: Ready to Buy

    by fauster
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    F650s

    Randy;

    I've had my F650GS since July of '05 and have not heard the same level of concern related to the radiator that you heard.

    As far as overheating, the only comments I'm seen from fellow F...
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    Sticky: Yup. Submitted a draft yesterday. And I think...

    Yup. Submitted a draft yesterday. And I think I'll have a draught or two tonight. :drink
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    Sticky: How 'bout I write an article on how I used the...

    How 'bout I write an article on how I used the Chain Gang FAQs and DVDs to perform my 6000 mile valve clearance checks?
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    Flash forgot to tell me that the ThrottleRocker...

    Flash forgot to tell me that the ThrottleRocker II was a POS so I bought one last spring. :nono

    I'd have to rate it as a semi-POS. It works but it tends to move after a while. On a 1K trip, I...
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    If I find MY F650 on its side, someone WILL get...

    If I find MY F650 on its side, someone WILL get hurt! :fight
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    I appreciated the honesty of the person at the...

    I appreciated the honesty of the person at the Gauley Bridge, WV District Justice office who took my call after I had gotten a performance award.

    I asked "Will this violation be reported to my...
  21. Thread: BMW Scooters?

    by fauster
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    Here's a picture of one I found in Taipei last...

    Here's a picture of one I found in Taipei last year.

    http://fauster.smugmug.com/photos/36630645-M.jpg
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    Sticky: My '05 GS, also known as the faux'KAR: ...

    My '05 GS, also known as the faux'KAR:

    http://fauster.smugmug.com/photos/77511930-M.jpg

    http://fauster.smugmug.com/photos/74613888-M.jpg
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