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    I'm looking to buy a '97 BMW f650. All the ones in my price range (less than 2000 pounds) have about that much. i know these bikes can go for a long time, i'm just unsure of how wise it is to buy with that many miles on it. any comments or advice would be most welcome!! What are the sort of...
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    Hi Gang, Just noticed my front brake pads have completely worn out. They started squealing this morning. I changed them at 23,600 and now I am on 32,000 miles. So I would say 8,000 in a pretty good return considering I use the bike mainly for commuting in the Smoke. Here is my front pad...
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    Dear all, I've owned my GS for almost a year now. As such, it's time for the annual service. It's also got 5,000 on the clock. I doubt I'll do 1,000 miles this month! So what's the difference between the two?
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    Do you need new pulleys to go with a replacement belt? BMW Berlin say you do, without checking. But then, the front costs €470 and the rear €140... Close to €1,000 simply for a belt change... Of course, they would say that if they were more concerned with how much they could earn off of you...
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    Has anyone out there done over 100,000 miles on a Funduro or Strada, with or without an engine rebuild ? mine has done 70,000 and I am plannig a couple of years travelling the Americas so it will have about 130,000 miles on it when I get back to the UK. Cheers Cliff Batley
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    Hi, a couple of questions about costs if anyone can help.: How much should a 12,000 mile dealer service cost on my '03 GS? Where are the best places to get tyres at reasonable prices, and do you usually buy them and get them fitted elsewhere, or buy them from the fitter? Just planning ahead...
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    £350 :help: That's what I've just been quoted by SLM :uhoh: Now that surely can't be right and they've obviously mis-quoted me right :think: :-( Now before anyone adds, I'd love to do it myself but given the bike is still in warranty I need to go down the dealer route (or do I???) - oh...
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    hi all does any body have any problems with the plastic oil/fairing panel rubbing on the seat and the upper silver indicator panel thingy. i've noticed that on right hand panel it has quarter inch clearance and the oil panel has none hence its rubbing, tried to claim on bmw warranty and they...
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    Well Rosie the Scarver's now completed 20000 miles, and I just thought I'd post a little comment on how she's been performing... Its been pretty hassle free, and like the weirdo that I am, I've logged everything I've done/had done to the bike... 854 miles 600 mile service 3691 miles Gear...
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    This morning, getting onto the motorway, I ran on in 2nd gear a bit and ended up at the red line before changing up to 3rd gear. :oops: Since then, the bike has started to judder on accelerating through 4,000 rpm - but only in 2nd gear. With the clutch slightly in it is OK. On the stand in...
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    I bought a new F650 Dakar in August 2003, from Rydale in Cardiff. I've just had the 12,000 mile service, and they have notified me that they think the SHB are notchy and need replacing, as well as new chain and sprockets etc. etc. etc. I am a bit :cussing: mad, as Rydale have told me that the...
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    Hi Ladies and Gents, My little bike has just turned 40,000 miles old. And man is she in need of some work. Due to the fact that I use the bike 7 days a week, its going to be hard to carry out all the maintenance. However, I thought maybe I'd put up a list of jobs I have to tackle and see...
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    Of interest to F650CS owners, (and others). If you haven't been following the posts by "Dailyrider" on the Chain Gang forums and his high mileage F650CS ... 75,000 miles ... yep that's seventy-five thousand miles so far and still on the original belt, he's just reported his first failure ... a...
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    Steering head bearings are shot at 16k miles, 22 months, dealer says not covered by warranty. seems unreasonable to me. If this is an acceptable wear item why isn't it listed for routine replacement annually in the service schedules? Should we make a public fuss about this in the motorcycle...
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    :shock: Taking the bike in for it's 12000 mile service this saturday (Pidcocks) so if you see someone heading towards Long Eaton, via the a38 at 8am-ish it's probably me,or if you're going there yourself say hi. Just have to wait then and see what the verdict is on what needs doing :think...
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    36,000 miles on an F650CS. What an achievement, as they haven't been around *that* long. No not me :mrgreen: Just been reading on the Chain Gang forums on the post in the link below, by a guy apprpropriately named "DailyRider" who has clocked up that mileage...
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    Traveling home from Brighton On Sunday, I turned a corner, opened the Dakar up and it died. Thought OK?!? Started it up again pulled off and wham, again. Tried this several times, and established that it will rev at a standstiil, but once riding, opening it up, the Dakar dies. Can't do more...
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