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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi - my name's Mac. This is a great forum - loads of useful advice - and I look forward to speaking with anyone that takes the time to answer any of the many questions I'm bound to have over the coming months. I've been promising myself for the last few years to fulfill my ambition to be...
  2. Chatter
    Any suggestions for a 125cc learner legal bike which would fit someone who is 6"2', with a 34' inside leg and weights 16 stone. Speed is not an issue, as that is obviously limited anyway. Just fitting the bike without issues such as; not being able to fully turn the handlebars without having...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi guys, I've been looking for an F650gs lately, and spotted quite a good one on ebay. Trouble is it's missing the front upper mudguard/fender. I've looked all over on the net for one but can't see anywhere that would sell them. Does anyone know where I can get one. Or is a BMW dealer the only...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    hi chaps or ladies, Serviced bike this weekend[dakar 06 ],full service that is front to back . used it for work 2 days and started bike to come home went 50 -100 yards and stalled! On way home rev counter erratic and tries to stall on stopping for lights, try to pull away and have to gingerly...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, I have been offered a 2002 GS with 48k on the clock for 2200 (1500 of which is coming from a px of my current bike). The milage seems pretty high but it has a FSH. Do the two sort of cancel each other out?
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Just want to know Has anyone done a big bore conversion on a F650 (st or Funduro) ? Has anyone done a single carb conversion ? I have be thinking about playing with / modifiying my F650 for something to do, and just wondered if anyone has done such mods. Thanks :-D
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    I rented a DR400 in Corfu last week. My arse is still wrecked, that seat..... I was so relieved to get back on the Dakar. What I DID like though was the ice big Top-Box. I've got the std BMW one, which is useful being removable and locking with the ignition key etc. But for this year's long trip...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, I'm CJ, I'm 25 and I live in Wales. I have not long bought my wonderful BMW F650, year 1996, which has been running great untill recently. I have noticed this problem in a few other threads but no one seems to have a solution so thought I would have another go at asking everyone. Right...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Just sat here on a wet Blackpool day with my o5 650gs in for surgery, and I suddenly thought ,are there any successful big bore conversions for the old girl.Has anybody out there had any experience of these things?. Just idle curiosity really, but I would be interested to find out. :riding:
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    The bike is a '94 Funduro. It is up on a workbench as I'm undertaking a 24k mile service. The oil and filter has been changed, but since then the engine has not been run. Post the oil change I have, on two separate ocassions, found a big pool of engine oil under the bike. First time I couldn't...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all :-D I finally got my big tank. It holds 26.5 Liter and is a red one. Got it of ebay new. It was a write !"£$% to fit. Thats me happy now. :riding:
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Right peeps... Make sure you change you chain before it snaps! I did alot of damage to the bike on Thursday (broke a bit ot the engine casing, the pinion cap scorched the swingarm and shafted the chain guard) So yesterday I removed the swing arm...had to force the pivot screw out..not good...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am going into London on the Dakar on Friday. My business is in Holland park and then around Kings college. Is there anything I need to know beforehand? Will I be needing to pay a congestion charge for the bike? Obviously I have a bloody big chain I lug around but still a bit weary...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all :howdy: Can you still get a "Kit BMW F650 27 Litres Art 15-96" for my 1996 white F650 Funduro. Thanks kiwiBob :riding:
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    I just want to say a big thank you to Simon Bragg who very kindly sent me his old rear light assembly for nothing. Thank you very much Simon, if I can do anything to return the favour please let me know. And thanks to the forum for making it possible for me to contact Simon. Marcus :not worthy:
  16. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hello all, I am planning a 10 days trip around mainland Europe for next (2006) summer and a six week trip aound the Mediterranean in April 2007. If any body would like to come along for either please let me know. I currently have a F650 but am considering a 1150gs or 1200gs for the six week trip...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Anyone got some advice for me? My F650 gets a bit rattly if I don't use it for a while, during initial start up. The problem goes after a second or so, (sounds like big end to me). Is it an easy job to replace the big end bearing? or is it specialist specialist tooling and a real pain? I've...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Folks Has anyone replaced the big end bearing? Or fitted GS forks to the classic? Regards. Mal.
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Remember my problem - gear jumping out of first into neutral? Well, bike went in for it's 12k service yesterday (?280 - everything all okay - phew!) and I had asked the technician to have a look, describing the symptoms. When I collected the bike last night he took me out to it and asked me a)...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Simple question - will a full face helmet fit into a BMW top box? Specifically I have a Schuberth Concept, which I believe is the same shell as a Sytem 4. TIA Barry
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