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    DIY pinion guard...... + tool tube Lots of off roading leads to mud and debris wedging itself in the front sprocket cover (for me anyway). Also, the standard part is plastic and if the chain were to let go there is a chance it could do some damage to the engine cases. A slim chance i know, but...
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    In response to a request on another thread, here's how I extended the BMW handguards on my 05 F650GS: First, you need some plastic. Anything big enough, thick enough, and impact resistent enough will do. I used a 5 litre cereal box which I had lying around, unused. Second, identify a section...
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    Serously, i did this today, it took about 2 hours... I saved myself at least a50 quid on labour charges, and its actually quite fun, but then again, i like pain... Just made me realise what a flecked up load of designers they have at BMW, why do they not make anything straight forward, special...
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    Passed my test a week ago. Bought the bike (a 2001 GS ABS, 21,000miles) the next day. Gave it a good going over during the week between getting out and about riding it. Last stamped service was 2 years and 6000 miles ago so have been doing a bit of DIY... So far: Oil and filter change -...
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    Just done a budget GPS install on the F650. The box holding the PDA is and OtterBox which is water tight with a clear soft window that allows you to use the screen on your PDA ( Or Buttons on your phone ). I still need to run a charging feed to the box from under the seat and I will be...
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    Sorry for butting in, but should anyone be remotely interested I have spent the best part of two days removing a large quantity of plastic from my 74k mile pan european. All this ladies and gentlemen to check the valve clearances, replace the coolant etc. I did however manage to bleed & change...
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    Hi I think this worth try it , cheap a least http://www.mototour.us/technical/electricclothes.htm#Materials
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    can anyone suggest a useful book/guide for doing all the basic servicing type things myself. I have a '05 gs and so far I have spend over ?350 on a first service and another ?100 for BMW to replace the back pads. I need to start doing some of this stuff myself. I noticed a book on amazon but it...
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    Info and pictures here (seen on the Chain Gang) http://f650.com/forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=112001 and http://www.pbase.com/furmy/cg
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    Hey all, Anybody installed and autocom system themselves into a f650gs??? Is this a good idea or should we let the professionals do this? :roll: I figured it would fit into the small compartment in the tail or some where under the seat. I'm mostly interested in the wiring options? where is...
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    I read in another forum on this site: "Breaking the bead on the rear tyre could test the patience of a saint (I'm dreading my first puncture)." A Heavy Goods Transport Fleet Operations Executive (he owned a large van) told me how to change car and bike tyres yourself: Take the wheel off...
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