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    It might be gooed up and some rust particles...

    It might be gooed up and some rust particles might have got in. As the opening is so narrow, you might struggle to pull it out unless you got some suitable pliers, but plenty of brake fluid and lots...
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    If you've kept the fluid clean and chaged it...

    If you've kept the fluid clean and chaged it regularly, it shouldn't need doing. As the saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...."

    If I recall correctly, if the design is the same as for...
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    Hi Anything you find will be noisier as less...

    Hi

    Anything you find will be noisier as less weight means less metal for the deflectors, etc that deaden the "bark". Remus used to do one. As the original series are "old" bikes, you might...
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    Pre-load tends to be used for taper roller...

    Pre-load tends to be used for taper roller bearings as the wider rollers are prone to skidding if not preloaded properly. All that is required is that there is no fore \ aft movement of the parts...
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    Wear in the pivot bolt, pivot hole and any wear...

    Wear in the pivot bolt, pivot hole and any wear or widening of the fork at the top of the stand is magnified by the length of the stand. Some riders have a habit of sitting on their bike with the...
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    See my post about re-siting the VR (photos are in...

    See my post about re-siting the VR (photos are in the thread)

    https://www.f650.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?41130-Rectifier-regulator-(again)/page2
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    Look for my post...

    Look for my post https://www.f650.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?36033-Voltage-regulator-failed-after-few-weeks&p=243449#post243449 31-05-2016, 08:47 PM
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    Three things needed; air, fuel and heat. Air and...

    Three things needed; air, fuel and heat. Air and fuel need to be in the correct ratio. As you've changed the plug caps, I assume "heat" is supplied. Assume the bike is running OK off idle? If you set...
  9. The carbs are relatively easy if you take your...

    The carbs are relatively easy if you take your time, have a clean workspace and are methodical. It is getting them out that is the drag.

    Recommended is taking out the wheel, silencer and air box,...
  10. Thread: water pump

    by stevedixey
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    Cavitation isn't going to be an issue. I've...

    Cavitation isn't going to be an issue. I've worked on a lot of pumps in industry and on engines in my time and I cannot see the water pump cavitating on these bikes. The plastic impeller would give...
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    Shove harder on the 'bars. It will then get it's...

    Shove harder on the 'bars. It will then get it's head down. As you say, steep rake = stability on loose stuff. Mine were lowered by the previous owner who was a shortie and I couldn't get on with the...
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    Is it actually on the joint(s) from the pipe(s)...

    Is it actually on the joint(s) from the pipe(s) to the cylinder head? Just asking because I've known the welded joint to crack where the two pipes join into the common header. Both will give a...
  13. Well, after a lot of non-riding, my lead acid...

    Well, after a lot of non-riding, my lead acid jobbie still works and I've had none of the issues I had with the two Motobatt units (from Motor Works, UK). I bit the bullet and had a MOSFET Shindengen...
  14. For Sale: Hi, I'm not sure PM's are being sent as...

    Hi,

    I'm not sure PM's are being sent as nothing is appearing in my "Sent" folder. Switch was sent today. Yes I have other parts. Could you confirm is you have received other PM's?

    Cheers
  15. For Sale: PM sent Cheers

    PM sent

    Cheers
  16. For Sale: Hi Job crisis at moment. 16 will cover...

    Hi

    Job crisis at moment. 16 will cover everything. I'll PM you details later today (it is now just gone midnight), and hopefully get it in the post by the weekend. Cheers
  17. For Sale: Yes this is the hydraulic switch fitted to the...

    Yes this is the hydraulic switch fitted to the earlier bikes that screws into the master cylinder, NOT the mechanically operated switch on the post '96 bikes.

    If you let me have address details,...
  18. Few thoughts on batteries and charging systems...

    So, I've had a collection of problems on the charging \ battery side of my F650 and in my usual thorough fashion, I've not given up or let the bloody thing go unfixed...

    Gel batteries and sealed...
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    I think the multi-pin blocks don't help. Mine had...

    I think the multi-pin blocks don't help. Mine had fried yellow wires and the pins were also discoloured. I upped the wire diameter from the VR as they are borderline sized and fitted some higher...
  20. For Sale: Brake light hydraulic switch - early F650 to 1996

    Brand new, in original packing. 15 plus P&P
  21. Thread: f650 carbs

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    A single carb will be so big in order to replace...

    A single carb will be so big in order to replace two carburettors, your low speed response is going to be very poor.

    The reason a twin-carb set up is is used (not just for the F650) is to improve...
  22. You can get them from various sources and they...

    You can get them from various sources and they are the same as fitted to the DR 650 Suzuki single trail bike. I did the whole lot; floats, needles, O rings, diaphragms as I couldn't face taking the...
  23. The advice \ help is... keep trying. It is...

    The advice \ help is... keep trying.

    It is really difficult to explain this. My method is to get a thin long bladed screwdriver with a BLUNT tip and use it like a tyre lever to ease the rubber...
  24. Thread: 1998 F650st

    by stevedixey
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    DING!!! Yeah forgot about the side-stand switch...

    DING!!! Yeah forgot about the side-stand switch as mine is linked out, thankfully...
  25. Thread: 1998 F650st

    by stevedixey
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    The cam tensioner and slipper blade are usually...

    The cam tensioner and slipper blade are usually long-lasting. My last F650 had 45 000 miles on it when I stripped the engine (gearbox main-shaft splines worn) and were well within service limits.
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