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    Found a little pool of fuel underneath my dakar, coming out of the overflow pipe. Whats that all about then and no i didn't over fill the bike, as it was on the side stand when i refuelled it!:howdy:
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Still struggling with my '97 ST a bit. Leave it alone for a week and munchkins come along and fiddle. :-( Couldn't get the girl to start this afternoon until I had emptied out the carb float bowls and then still had to push the idle speed upto around 1800rpm. I say about 1800rpm as it was...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    The bottom of the bike (2004 Dakar twin spark) is lathered in engine oil. I recently did the oil service and changed the filter and used a new crush washer. It’s been leaking very slowly but consistently and I assumed it must be the sump plug because there is no oil forward of it but loads...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    anyone else had this problem? i actually managed to lose my right hand one completely...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    While cleaning my gs twin, I noticed some clay-like sludge in the left hand exhaust hole. On cleaning it out with a small screwdriver, the further in it was (about 8mm), the yellower it was. Wassat? I don't remember going backwards into an anthill! :uhoh: Enlightenment would be greatly...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the Very Best of Luck for 2008. In brief, I'm coming home in February to visit the oldies and will be trying to buy all the things that I canna buy over here. Oil seals, spark plugs, filters, bulbs, probably a chain and sprocket set and some...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    i seem to have oil coming out of the overflow pipe at the bottom of the frame on the right habn side after a short run, also some blue smoke when first started this bike has only done 5.000 miles ,runs sweet with no nasty noises,any ideas?the bike is a 1999 F650 funduro...
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    Hi, I'm a Chain Ganger from Houston, Texas. I'll be in Belfast on Feb 14/15. It just happens my birthday is on the 14th and am looking for a local guide to sample the local drinking establishments and talk 650's (or something like that). Maybe I could rent a bike for a ride also. Drop me...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    hi all has anyone had paint coming of the engine,if so do i just use touch up or is there a better cure [i.e. take it to bits & powder coat it?!! expensive] any ideas. steve p.s. can i buy the touch up. where?
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi my F650 is lobbing gallons (and i do mean gallons) of oil out of it's air fillter HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!! :wall:
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    On the way home from work last night my oil light kept coming on and going off and being a bit dim and annoying (sound like anyone you know? :whistle: ) so I had a good look round the bike. Oil level was fine, no leaks anywhere, wiggled the wire to the pressure switch, seemed OK. :? Today I...
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