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    I have this one: ...

    I have this one:

    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/36149-Installing-Battery-Voltage-Monitor-amp-amp-GPS-adapter

    Tells me what I want to know in one small LED:


    The LED shows system...
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    I could be wrong, but I think there is only one...

    I could be wrong, but I think there is only one bushing -

    The initial design had a smaller diameter bolt & bushing which was subsequently upgraded to larger diameter on both pieces and new...
  3. Two thoughts: 1) You are going to have to...

    Two thoughts:

    1) You are going to have to watch your "power budget" - as noted above the charging system only puts out 400W max.
    I don't have my notes handy but the available wattage to the user...
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    Just to be clear - that $20 price was with me...

    Just to be clear - that $20 price was with me taking the wheel assembly OFF the bike.
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    Thanks Racer... for some reason I had the idea it...

    Thanks Racer... for some reason I had the idea it was an older article.
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    Would you have a link to the MCN article by...

    Would you have a link to the MCN article by chance?
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    Some dealers want considerably more.... but I...

    Some dealers want considerably more....
    but I called around and found that the local Honda dealer here will mount and balance while-I-wait for $20.

    At $20 I've decided to keep the tire spoons...
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    The longer brake line is required IMHO.... ...

    The longer brake line is required IMHO....

    Here's a tip on re-routing the clutch cable for more slack:
    ...
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    This is my solution: ...

    This is my solution:

    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/36149-Installing-Battery-Voltage-Monitor-amp-amp-GPS-adapter
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    old thread eh?

    I just bought one of these hones:

    https://www.brushresearch.com/brushes.php?c1=6

    It may be crap, but was recommended by several buddies.
    I have some pulsation on my front rotor and will be...
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    A buddy of mine and I have been thinking about...

    A buddy of mine and I have been thinking about Peru as well but he went and had a by-pass operation last year,
    so our trip is delayed ... :cry

    I can't offer any advice, but have collected some...
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    There have been improvements / refinements made...

    There have been improvements / refinements made over the years (typically NOT following the model year changes ... but just running into production whenever ...) but I"m not aware of any made in the...
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    You could bring it in the house and see if...

    You could bring it in the house and see if warming it up helps?

    After some years of use I did have some debris in the "slot" of the case so cleaning that out and using the lube fixed things up for...
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    Been there, done that, and I can "assure" you...

    Been there, done that, and I can "assure" you that it is possible to get the gearing out of phase by a tooth which will cause issues
    Idiot-boy here has done it ...

    I also have used a generous...
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    Yes that commentary applies equally to the...

    Yes that commentary applies equally to the F650GS/F700GS/F800GS/F800ADV vertical twins....

    I think you are good ... what weight(s) of oil does the F700GS manual recommend? 15W-50?

    The older...
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    The tensioner is a combination oil/hydraulic +...

    The tensioner is a combination oil/hydraulic + spring type unit...
    not 100% clear how much tensioniong the oil/hydraulic unit applies or if it serves mainly as a damper.
    It does have a check valve...
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    I think it's all just about been said ... but...

    I think it's all just about been said ... but I'll add two things :blush

    1) The FxxxGS vertical twin's computer stores an internal value for when IT beleives the valves should next be checked....
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    yeah... my manual says: Level of fork oil in...

    yeah... my manual says:

    Level of fork oil in fork leg (air chamber) with Forks fully compressed, spring removed, spacer installed: 100 mm

    Fluids and lubricants: Hydraulic fluid SAE 7.5
    ...
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    Thanks OM! I understand NOW ... they mean to...

    Thanks OM!

    I understand NOW ... they mean to grind the head off of the (existing) rivet in the chain before applying the chain breaker... :laugh

    Yeah... that does make good sense on a larger...
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    Is this chain tool ... any good?

    This thing - usually $90 is on sale at cyclegear for $20...
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    Just my opinion, but except for the valves and...

    Just my opinion, but except for the valves and what you can replace easily on the way out of the valves (i.e. the plugs & air cleaner) there really isn't much to do beside oil/filter, chain, visual...
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    On my other bikes I've always cleaned the oil and...

    On my other bikes I've always cleaned the oil and grease off of the master link and then slathered on a low profile blob of silicone caulk or sealant.
    It peals off when needed and I figured it would...
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    Holy moly $190 is too CHEAP ... I think they...

    Holy moly $190 is too CHEAP ... I think they punched your ticket in wrong ... :laugh
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    I got ya... The instructions for the F-twins...

    I got ya...

    The instructions for the F-twins does include the phrase "remove the swing-arm" ... :banghead
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    A buddy of mine puts a BB (from an air gun) on...

    A buddy of mine puts a BB (from an air gun) on the end of the pin and smashes that with vice grips...
    At least on the style link he was using it gave a good "flair" ...

    I realize the clip style...
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