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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Just done the clearances. All ok and within tollerance. The Haynes manual was excellent, and I got the spark plug tool and feeler guage from Motorworks. I ran in a spare throttle cable while I was in there too. It was only mildly terrifying dismantling the bike to get in to the cams. I was...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello fellow F650 riders :howdy: I feel that this request is a wimp excuse to get my valve clearances done for free. But really I am wanting to learn how to do this job with confidence and if needed the right tools. The other thing is in a drip free well lit shed or garage with someone that...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    :howdy: My GS 2001 has done 15k miles and although it had its 12k service at 13k by the Honda dealer that sold it to me, I know they didn't look at the valve clearances. The 6k service was done by a BMW dealer but its not clear from the book if they looked either. Is this check really needed at...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, can anyone tell me what the valve clearences are for an 04 model GS. I have the 03 manual on CD but would like to make double sure that I have the correct settings. Thanks Mike.
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Well, I rolled my shirt sleeves up and dived straight in - a bit of DIY valve clearance checking :-D . Pretty straight forward, but it took an hour just to expose the valve train :-( (takes only 3 bolts, about one minute on the old twins). No problems, but I did discover some bad 'chaffing' on...
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