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  1. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    1998 F650ST around 18,400 miles. Recently serviced by myself Runs sweet, very economical , both tyres are good. recent new rear. Top box Givi panniers Disc lock Will throw in fork gaiters. Mot due 20/08/2015. Am trying to book it in for an MOT before my insurance changes. This was my...
  2. Chatter
    MUST READ !!!!!!!!! Forgotten the insurance? Your car or bike could be seized Own more than one bike or car but only insure one at a time. Got a bike or car in bits or restoring one is it insured well it will have to be!!!! More money to shell out or pay a fine and or...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, last thursday my GS was stolen from outside my house. i opened the front door and the dustbin was right in front of the door (presumably to hinder me if i had caught the little oiks in the act) which i thought was strange, i then looked up to see that my bike was not there, which i also...
  4. Chatter
    Well my lads have flown the nest and its just the wife and myself. As my wife doesn't ride anymore, (crushed vertebrae) I have decided to indulge myself and have bought a Harley Davidson XL1200 Custom Sportster. There Ive said it, yes a HD. I still have the F650 and it will still be my day to...
  5. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    All An occasional visitor to this site but have a 1995 funduro which I rate highly as a all year round tourer/commuter, having retunred to biking in the last 3 years. One thing I can't seem to find is a reasonably priced set of waterproof boots. This can't be righ ti this day and age, I am...
  6. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    Hi all as you know i havent passed my test yet and am the proud owner of a 650 twin spark. As i said in my i'm new post i just sit on it in the garage and wait for my Mod 1 and Mod 2 to come around (not all the time that could be months). I am after some advice, she is on tricle charge at the...
  7. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    hi all ,i am looking for a project bike,ideally a funduro to use for green laning,poss something cosmeticly challanged or a cat c write off.i dont want a high mileage hack,or a field bike, rather some thing that was good condition pre accident,or somthing that has been tucked away and not...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hiya All, Having now owned my 04 plate F650 Dakar with 19k for just over a month I am wondering if the noises I hear should be there or some kind of problems with the engine, While riding the bike under load between roughly 2300ish-3000 rpm there a strange clunky / knock from the engine...
  9. Useful website references
    Hi Guys, Just to let you know that we are hiring GS 1200/650bikes in malaga with free accomodation. We in the middle of the andalucian mountians with great roads to choose from (near Ronda). Check out www.bmwmotohire.com Check us out. Thanks
  10. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    If you have a Dakar without a centre stand and you want to change a tyre or adjust your chain this could be the tool for you. Having sold my Dakar it is taking up workshop space so make me an offer.
  11. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    Hi Guys, I have just bought a 2009 BMW f650gs with the 800 cc engine. I am only short and need to lower the bike as much as possible. i have heard you can lower the front forks. is this the case and by how much can the suspenson be lowered. Also how is this achieved. Thanks brezz
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi. I'm cosidering buying a f650gs an have a few questions. I currently ride a transalp which is obviously similar. I'm thinking about changing mainly for the increased mpg. The tranny is a very reliable bike, not too sure about the gs. I've heard lots of probs with surging/stalling. Also if I...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, picked up my second hand Funduro yesterday, knew it would take a certain amount of cosmetic cleaning up, bolts changed etc although what I didn't know was... The right rear indicator was busted ordered another one from motorworks, for a 2000 F650, wrong indicator, the two rear indicators...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi everybody.:puzzled:Well I don't have to sell my bike now as one of my neighbours parked his 4 x 4 on top of it yesterday. Thanks for the help I have been given on this site and I shall continue to view the site , if that is ok. Signing off for now. Fed up--bikeless--Really fed up. Waiting to...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    hi all i have a couple of questions about my R reg F650 funduro. first how do you set the time on the clock on the dash. and what tools should be with the bike as mine has not got any thanks adam
  16. Chatter
    Hiya Folks... Just been reading a post in F650 Sinlge area about clutch and setting it up based on your position and it got me thinking... How many of us have actually ever set our bikes up... AND... for those who have not what are the things that need to be looked at... Personally, only...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Does my bike have ABS, it has wheel sensor rings and sensors but no switch on the cross bar , it also has a pipe block above the starter. There is also a disconected wiring loom under the seat which is partialy aftermarket from when it was a Police bike but some of the loom / plugs are original...
  18. Chatter
    Not Sure if it belongs here, but Bike Mag are doing a supplement celebrating BMW GS they have a interesting article on Helge Pedersen & 1 or 2 other well or lesser well known people. good 'Tiffin' reading.
  19. Chatter
    Hi guys, i know this isn't about an f650, but i need your expertise! Ive got a varadero 125, started fine this morning. Got to work parked up. come back at the end of my shift and it wont start up. The battery isn't flat. All my lights and electrics are working fine. The starter won't turn...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    I load my Dakar with 30 Kg of panniers and me and my wife we spend a week in the island of Sifnos. Its a really nice island and its better when you have a bike insted of a car.
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