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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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thread: Rear Shock

    by ROYBARNES
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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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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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    Cont Trail attack work very well for me.

    Cont Trail attack work very well for me.
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    My bike has a 24 mm hex like nut for drain plug....

    My bike has a 24 mm hex like nut for drain plug. If you have a torx female, I am sure it is larger that size 24. I wish mine was a female allen type. The hex, you have to be very careful to make...
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    Check head light bolting as they fall out.

    Check head light bolting as they fall out.
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    Put your own type of prefer d valve stem in and...

    Put your own type of prefer d valve stem in and then the winning will stop.
  22. Thread: Stators

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    I have not heard of the magnets going bad. I hear...

    I have not heard of the magnets going bad. I hear that the new rotor from BMW has ventilation built in to help it run cooler. My stater cover runs about 50 degree hotter than the rest of the engine....
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    I like the Clearwater lite's as they are much...

    I like the Clearwater lite's as they are much lighter than some others, and mounted on the forks, you want the least amount of weight.
  24. Paul you confused me. My thinking was that radial...

    Paul you confused me. My thinking was that radial tires ran cooler than bias ply tires. 10% of say 40 psi would be 4 lb. Would it not, take more heat to raise the 6-8 psi. I go for about 3 to 4 psi...
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    I used BR32 and they are working just fine.

    I used BR32 and they are working just fine.
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