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  1. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    Hi I have just bought my 1995 Funduro and it needs front pads. Has anyone used Goldfren ceramic carbon pads? What make to folk normally use, EBC, Brembo, Ferodo or anything else? The choice of ebay seems a little limited. I have looked at a few sites with bike specs and the size of the rear...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Can anyone tell me what size bit is needed to remove the bolts which fix the front brake calipers to the forks? I can fit a 8mm allen key in quite snug but it doesn't give me enough leverage to loosen the bolt so I'll have to get a bit for my wrench instead, and I'm not even sure if maybe I...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Well Brunhilda failed the MOT today. Not just a fail but "Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects)" You are probably visualising brake pads worn out, fluid pouring onto the discs, bald tyres etc. Not so. It was an intermitent stop light. Light stayed on then stayed off. Despite a...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi I own a F650 1994. It has both front and rear Brembo brake calipers. This is the first winter I've taken the bike through andIim keen to take the Calipers off, brake pads out and give the whole things a good clean. Get all those road salts off and do some maintenance to prevent any potential...
  5. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    I collected my pre-loved F650ST Strada yesterday, a '98 carb model, which needs a bit of tlc and a full service. I am starting with the brakes, but already I am totally confused. Steps 1-4 in my Haynes manual is quite straight forward, remove the clip, withdraw the retaining pin and take the...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, compared to my old inboard disc Honda, I find that if my F650GS has been rained on the brakes just don't work unless I ride down the road dragging the brake lever until the brake suddenly grips. It's caused a few 'moments'... Just wondered if this is normal with "conventional" bike brakes or...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Came to use my f650 GS after a month in the garage & within 10 mins. the rear brakes were binding, very hot & the brake pedal solid. After allowing to cool they released and seemed fine, but after another 10 min ride - the same again.:wall: I have since replaced the pads as the old ones were...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi there Guy's, Perhaps someone has had similar problem, and spread some light on this issue I am having? The front, an perhaps the rear brake seems to be engaging itself periodically. Very annoying to say the least. I first notice it when I tried to pull away from a stop street, and the...
  9. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Hi Changed the bike and having a clear out of related goodies for 2002 F650 GSD and F650. Most will fit other models. sold STC - set of as new moto-sport soft panniers (yukon II http://www.mspanniers.com/soft.htm), inner bags and rack (http://www.mspanniers.com/brackets.htm). Panniers used...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    I'm trying to find out how to bleed the brakes on my brike, does anyone know how to do this?
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Just a bit of an annoyance rather than a problem but the rear brakes are squeaking when applied. The guy I got the bike off mentioned that it was happening and thought it was either because the pads were new or more likely that the pads and the disc just don't get on. He put Ferodo pads in...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello folks, took delivery of an ailing Funduro yesterday, few problems to sort out, back end appears seized so maybe bearings or shock is crook. Anyway, started on the back brake, it was binding badly. Having read the other threads here on this, it looks like a new master cylinder is required...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    I changed the rear pads on my funduro then bled the brakes, but they are still a bit spongy. But more worryingly, every 10th or so time I press the pedal, there is little or no braking effort. I'm aware you can "pump" brakes, but this is like the opposite of that. Brake, brake, nothing, brake…...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi If it's not broken don't fix it. But I tried anyway and now I wish I hadn't. Rear brake was sticking a bit, only noticed it when pushing it into parking position. So tonight I took wheel off, pads out. Squirted in some WD40 down side of main cylinder, pushed it back in, did it again...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    :-( Hi Guys,recently felt rear brakes starting to bind on the funduro.Told this is a common problem on some bikes and all thats needed is to strip and clean the calliper.Incase this needs a seal kit I phoned Motorworks and was told to my surprise there isnt one available.Anyone else had this...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, My ABS bike has done about 23K miles and I wanted to get the brakes serviced with my local mechanic (not BMW). I understood from the chain gang that the that the front and rear seals had to be replaced. When I went to buy the replacement kits, the BMW mechanic told me that they only...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Does anyone else have a squeaky front brake? When pushing the bike forward there's a squeak from the front. I've taken the pads out and spun the wheel - the squeak goes. Smeared very little copperslip on the back of the pads and reassembled, the squeak returned... :wall: Can't remember if...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    I have this nagging feeling lateley that the bke is in need of major work. The clutch keeps slipping when the oil gets warm, the brake discs are approaching 4.3mm which is way lower than the 4.5mm limit and the electrics are just a mess (mostly my fault :uhoh: ). Anyway, the idea is to get a...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Today my rear brake stuck on. It's not the first time it's happened, but today was the worst. The pedal went really solid and the caliper was smoking. Sometimes there seems to be more play in the pedal than others. A few weeks ago I adjusted it to take some of the play out and it was good. But...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    The front brakes have started the squeal my my 650FL. Any ideas what causes it and how to rectify it??????????????? Cheers as always SHOTROCK
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