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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi.. I was riding back from work a week last Wednesday down the M3 just past Winchester services on my 1998 ST when all of a sudden nothing! No engine or lights! Bit worrying as I was overtaking a line of traffic at 80 at the time! Just made it to the HS alive though. I guessed it was the main...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Half way up the M1 in the rain on sunday, my 03 F650 Dakar died, the rev counter went completely mad and the engine spluttered to a stop. It would pop and bang a bit when turning over to start with, now it still turns over fine, but there's no sign of it fireing. I've checked the plug and it's...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Thanks to Wilbur for bike hire advice. Although mine is officially running, I am not really trusting it at the moment, and am not sure that my BikeSafe instructor will appreciate me revving the t1ts off it to keep the engine going. OK, BMW arranged for a mechanic to meet me in Chelsea at 3pm. I...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    My 04 F650GS cut out with no warning. It would crank but not fire. The dealer diagnosed the wiring harness was rubbing on the rear shock and had worn through causing a short. The harness was replaced under warranty and all is now fine. My biggest complaint was the 6 weeks it took to get the...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    This morning on the way to work the bike just died. Fuel was low but not on reserve. Pushed it to garage tanked up and then when finally started would only idle as soon as any throttle was applied just died. Stripped off carbs and only found 1 small particle of muck. Noticed inlet rubber was...
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