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  1. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: Seems like someone has beaten you to it on the...

    Seems like someone has beaten you to it on the Scarver. I had a call earlier today from Seabank Motorcycles and they said they have a firm offer already, and asked that I go sign the forms. Done...
  2. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: Yesterday was a day to abandon all transport and...

    Yesterday was a day to abandon all transport and stay at home - yukky rain
    If you pay another visit to Seabank Motorcycles I suggest you phone Martin/ Lou and ask them to make sure the bike battery...
  3. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: The bike is available for viewing any time at ...

    The bike is available for viewing any time at
    Seabank Motorcycles
    216 Seabank Rd, Wallasey CH45 5AQ
    http://www.seabankmotorcycles.co.uk/

    I have a terminal lung cancer and am in/ out of...
  4. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: Decision made - with appropriate action I am now...

    Decision made - with appropriate action
    I am now starting my chemotherapy and I have accepted I will no longer ride the Scarver again.

    Because I am in/ out of hospital for various treatments...
  5. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: Friends, Thank you for all your comments The...

    Friends, Thank you for all your comments
    The decision has been made - my beloved Scarver HAS to go. My lung cancer is advancing slowly but surely and I have to accept that I could no longer ride...
  6. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: David Thank you for your comment. Friends in...

    David
    Thank you for your comment.
    Friends in Motorrad did a bit of a history search on the bike a year or so after I bought it. They were intrigued because the engine/ frame numbers did not...
  7. Thread: 04 Reg Scarver

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    For Sale: 04 Reg Scarver

    With considerable regret, and due to ill health, I must soon be offering my beloved F650 Scarver for sale. I have mesothelioma – asbestos induced lung cancer. Terminal. I probably have 12-18 months....
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    Sticky: No replies so - I repaired the broken tank rail. ...

    No replies so - I repaired the broken tank rail. My experience may help someone else.

    What happened was I stopped/ engine off outside my garage. Dismounted and opened the garage door. Then I sit...
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    Sticky: So, did the alloy rails fit? :wave: I have a...

    So, did the alloy rails fit? :wave: I have a snapped rail (nearside) and although a repair is technically possible I am more than willing to pay for a set in alloy.
    Snod
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    Graham I am not going to be a lot of help! 1....

    Graham
    I am not going to be a lot of help!

    1. I have given up doing anything other than very minor jobs (hip arthritis limits my flexibility) so I cannot really comment on servicing/ repairs. ...
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    Graham The F650CS - yes, called a Scarver. That...

    Graham
    The F650CS - yes, called a Scarver. That is suppose to be an abbreviation of "Street Carver" so I am told and clearly indicates that this is a street machine rather than for anything serious...
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    Graham and yet another older member (73 soon)...

    Graham
    and yet another older member (73 soon) who took a break from bikes between 1972 and 2008 ie 36 years!
    Acquired a 100cc scooter in 2008 for almost no and loved being back on 2 wheels....
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    All of this thread sound SO SIMILAR to the thread...

    All of this thread sound SO SIMILAR to the thread I started
    https://www.f650.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?24018-What-to-do-if-it-will-not-start

    --- and I just bought a Motobatt to replace the...
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    New Motobat battery arrived, fitted with only...

    New Motobat battery arrived, fitted with only minor snags (getting the previous Odessy out of the battery holder - VERY tight fit) and .. and .. all systems seem back to normal

    Voltage measured...
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    Thanks Guys New battery (Absorbed Glass Matt...

    Thanks Guys

    New battery (Absorbed Glass Matt MB12U) was ordered yesterday and I guess will be here tomorrow or Weds. I will let you know what happens.

    Thinking back 4 years I had loads of...
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    Anthony Humm - Meter across the battery 30...

    Anthony

    Humm -

    Meter across the battery 30 mins after I take it off charge - 12.48V
    Switch on the ignition (headlight comes on of course) - drops to 11.5V

    Start the engine (wheeze, wheeze...
  17. Thread: Bmw650cs

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    Found it! Looks OK. Photo definition not good...

    Found it! Looks OK. Photo definition not good enough to enlarge to look at the engine paintwork in detail (for corrosion) but does not look to be present. I note it has a stuff bay cover (I have...
  18. Thread: Bmw650cs

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    I THINK the way you check for whether the belt is...

    I THINK the way you check for whether the belt is getting near the end of life (apart from visually obvious signs like fraying of threads) is to take it off and push on the outside so that the normal...
  19. Thread: Bmw650cs

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    I have never heard my fan come on for months...

    I have never heard my fan come on for months either. Last time was a couple of years ago when I was stuck in very slow traffic for many miles. I just presume "it works".

    Snod
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    Amazing -found the Datatool handbook !

    Amazing -found the Datatool handbook !
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    Humm All battery terminals were clean and...

    Humm

    All battery terminals were clean and tight

    Err - charge the battery with the neg lead disconnected. Not possible because the Datatool alarm goes off if the battery is disconnected. I...
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    Looks like I will be busy this evening ! ...

    Looks like I will be busy this evening !

    Thanks Anthony

    Snod
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    I have backed out of the trip. The bike is...

    I have backed out of the trip. The bike is definitely suffering some sort of electrical problem.

    Remember, the battery (Odessy 3 years old) was accidentally allowed to run down to dead flat but...
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    This is why I asked. I will likely be in an area...

    This is why I asked. I will likely be in an area in Wales where last time there was virtually no mobile signal. Anyway, I will be geological specimen collecting which means I go a bit off road...
  25. Thread: Bmw650cs

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    I guess 30K miles is very reasonable for the age....

    I guess 30K miles is very reasonable for the age. Mine is also '02 and orange colour but only just 10K. However, that is very unusual. I do know why.

    How are your skills at fettling a machine? I...
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