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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Guys / Girls, Question:- What should I be looking for when buying a used motorcycle? In this case a F650 GS? I remember seeing an article with excelent pictures when I was searching for bikes, but never made a note of the website - I thought it was via autotrader or MCN but I can't seem to...
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    Ok first post after sitting on the fence on the board for a few weeks now I have been seeking either a dakar or std gs650 circa 3k Found a 05 plate with 10k on the clock and the dealer claims he is waiting for the service book and the bike was bought from a BMW dealer as it was too old for...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    OK guys when did you last give all the bolts a good going over? I had the back wheel out and noticed a little verticle play in the rear swing arm. Close look shows the lower bush on the dog bone moving. Closer look and the bolt looked loose, head not flush but threads protruding. Take the...
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    After reading several post stating you should check the head and swing arm bearings as they are a weak point on the F650, I though I should check mine. I have had the bike for just over a year and have had no problems with either. But how would I know? what are the signs and symptons of failing...
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3653876150/ The above link will take you to some photos of what happened when my JAWA 350 combo snapped it's chain on the M18 on sunday. The full list of damage: Bent swing arm Smashed rear mudguard and undertray Smashed tail light Mashed and U/S metal...
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    just brough the bike yesterday. when for a 3 hour run, arrived home to check the oil its rigt to the top of the glass and above what is the rigt level.shold i turn the engine of to check the level which i did. needs some help
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    I have my 2004 dakar apart for a water pump change. The bike has 40,000k on it and I have owned it since 20,000k I do not known if the valves have ever been checked. The chain gang web site explains it pretty well on how to do it . Where does one get a tdc bolt and a crank stop bolt? I am some...
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    The original battery in the bike went flat after 6 years. I use the bike every day winter or summer doing a round trip of 20 miles. I bought a Odyssey battery PC310 and put that it. First few days it sounded like we were taking off when it started due to the power. Now 4 weeks later that battery...
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    Everything I've read suggests that after they've been set once, the clearances stay good for 10's of 1,000's of miles. So shall I even bothermeasuring them at 18K having had the 6K and 12K services done by Mr BMW? Mikey
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    hello to everyone. this is my first post. just been looking thru bikes for sale section [mcn], and found two 650gs. look same to me. just bang in bmw 650gs then 650gs abs. one in lincoln other midlands [big mileage differance] both silver. same top box and same background. see what you think!!
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Greetings one and all - I don't get here very often but I thought I might add some stuff that people might find of interest . Or, perhaps not. Tyres - Followed the recommendation from this site and fitted Avon Distanzias to the 99 Funduro. The man ( was it The wilbur? can't remember) is not...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Just bought a 1998 F650 Funduro. Its done 16000 miles, serviced by previous owner. He bought a bag of shims to change himself, but reckons as it sounded fine he never bothered. As far as i am aware, the valve clearance should be checked at 12000 miles. The bike runs well, good fuel economy, does...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi I'm looking at a tatty old F650 tomorrow. A 95 model so single spark and carbs. It's miley but the motor has been replaced recently with a low miler. The price is right and I only want it as a commuter hack so I don't have to wreck my RSV1000 Factory with my daily commute. So, what should...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Message sent but not seen a reply Simon. Also Im not sure if your mobile number I have is still correct. 8-)
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    Hi Whilst I realise this is a pretty basic question I can't find anything on the FAQ's or anywhere else .... I have a 1997 Fundure which has the oil tank in the frame. What is the procedure for checking the oil ? Hot or Cold ? Should I screw the dipstick in or just use it to the end of the...
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    After wondering for some time why the underside of my bike was so oily I decided to investigate... was it the scottoilre.....no......was it the airbox drain.....no.....was it a loose sump plug.....no... it was loose nuts! It seems that the right hand side engine cover bolts have been loose and...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    What is the correct way to check the oil level ? Also, is the oil level supposed to be in the middle of the spyglass when the bike is cold?
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    I have just found some mousse like (no I'm not joking) foam stuff inside the oil cap! it had nearly filled the inside of the cap! smelt a bit like a weak solution of petrol/ oil. has anyone else had anything like this? could it be linked to my crappy fuel consumption i have been getting? cant...
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    your weekend could also be spoiled like my wife's. First good day in weeks up in Scotland so we decided to go thru to St Andrews yesterday. About 5 miles to Cupar and I don't see her in the mirror anymore, tun around and find her stranded next to the road. First thing I see is the chain came...
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    Hi All I'm looking to travel up to Cumbria on the May bank holiday weekend and was just wondering if there is anything that I should do to the bike before heading on a long journey apart from the usual oil,coolant,chain,bearings ect. Most probally going to be going over to the bike meet at...
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