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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all I'm a recent (2500km of 54 350km) owner of a 1997 F650ST. All went well, until a few 100 km's back. I just got the bike bak from a service. Rode it for about 50 km's and then went to a store, parked the bike, everything normal. When I got out, the bike started perfectly and I left. I was...
  2. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    I collected my pre-loved F650ST Strada yesterday, a '98 carb model, which needs a bit of tlc and a full service. I am starting with the brakes, but already I am totally confused. Steps 1-4 in my Haynes manual is quite straight forward, remove the clip, withdraw the retaining pin and take the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    New F650 Strada owner 1998 machine . bought: March 2013 . only 15,000 miles, it seems in good condition. Had 2lb of grain seed in the airbox!. Live in Gloucestershire, , interested in talking to other F650 owners, Also have a BMW R1100Rs, fantasmo bike, getting heavy, great ride. have...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hey guys. Need to fit new ones to pass MOT. having trouble locating a 2nd hand set. Anybody know if any bars from other models will do? Ya. Dan
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi there all you ***8220;MC with the heart***8221; people. I really don***8217;t have any thing to contribute for now, but I though I should introduce myself before I spam the forum with all the questions, and thoughts that keeps popping up in my head. (Maybe the spam will be avoided, if I keep...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Folks anyone know where I can get me seat recovered? it is an horrendous colour of purple (despite what jimi and the little feller with the stupid name sang) and has got to go. I'm in Cannock and would like somwhere reasonably local.... OR, has anyone a black seat they'd like to swap for...
  7. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Help! I've a 1999 F650st in lovely nick, but the seat is the most disgusting shade of purple. Has anyone a black one gathering dust in the shed that they'd sell me please? Unless of course some mad feckless idiot would like to swap me a black one for this lovely trendy, cool purple one?:D
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, i am new at this forum, but i need your help I am interested on replacing my original 16 teeth sprocket with one 17 teeth But i cannot find anywere to buy it from. All i see is for 15t Thanks P.S. I am reading about reducing the rear sprocket from 47 teeth to 42. Can i do that insted...
  9. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Hi guys, I am looking for a used (cheap) rear shock for a 1996 F650ST - any info would be appreciated! Cheers Roger.
  10. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Hi F650'ers, I'm a newbie here and couldn't find any existing threads about top boxes. The grey plate that came with the 1999/2001 bike didn't have a top box that came with it. Can anyone recommend one that fits the original rack, or do I need to screw a new plate onto it? Did a search on...
  11. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Has anyone got an F650ST seat i can buy from them please!!!!!! Thanks Dave [email protected]
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, I am a little concerned about the alternator on my ST. When the engine is running the battery is charging at nearly 13v but when I put on the headlight this value drops to below 12v. Should the alternator not raise to 13v-14v when the light is on? I am not sure if the third phase on my...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    I am looking for a Front Plastic Trim for a '00 F650ST. Can anyone tell me where I could get this, or would a Funduro front trim fit on the ST? Any help would be very grateful. Rob.
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, I have '99 F650ST but no maintenance manual. Any ideas where I can get one, please :roll:
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, I am having starting troubles with my ST. After being on trickle charge for a while it does run but when I turn it off it won't start again. When riding, the indicators don't flash unless I am using some revs (ie, when sat at a junction). Does this indicate to the battery not holding a...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Help! I have recently bought my Y reg F650 but I cannot adjust the time on the clock. The switch on the back is missing, does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you, James[/list]
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Have yet to go out on my recently purchased f650st. Too cold still for someone of my age. It appears that a service is about due (total mileage to date is 26k) I asked a local bike dealer (not a BMW garage) who said the cost of a basic service will be about £130. If this is likely to be oil...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Having got my bus pass and not ridden a bike for 30 years, I recently bought a F650 ST. I read views on this site before buying it, as things like the seat height and ease of handling seemed to suit. It was purchased from a dealer some 70 miles away and delivered (probably a mistake in...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED MY FIRST BMW, AN F650ST, 1997. IT IS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND APART FORM BATTERY FAILING HAS BEEN GREAT. I WENT TO START IT YESTERDAY AND NOTHING HAPPENED WHEN I PRESSED THE START BUTTON. IGNITION LIGHTS ARE ON, BATTERY IS FINE BUT NOT EVEN A CLICK. ANY IDEAS IF...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    A quick and simple question: I'm about to change th oil in my 97 ST and was wondering what viscosity of oil should go in? Cheers
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