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    Hi everyone.... First,sorry for writing mistakes,my Englisn is not as it should be... I'm writing from Serbia.I own a 1996 F650 Strada.Few days ago I got it back from mechanic who changed sprag clutch.On the way home a valve cover gasket blew out... One guy on F650FAQ wrote about same...
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    Hi all, I've had my 1996 F650ST for about 4 months now - its covered 8800 miles and has a full service history. Just after I bought it I noticed a small amount of oil seeping from the from N/S of the engine. It was very minor to begin with so I figured I'd address it when I got time. Now its...
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    Hi there, I'm in the middle of stripping my funduro down to replace the carb manifold. (no mean feat in this weather). I have got the airbox out and am planning to remove the carbs tomorrow to replace the manifold. I can't see if there is a gasket between the engine and the manifold. It...
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    HI guys, this is for the advanced lads withing the ranks... I sent my second engine to the acid bath to remove the paint. The prick there must have sand blasted the poor thing after the acid so now my main gasket surface is not the smooth mirror finish anymore :wall: :wall: :wall: Any tips...
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    hi as I was approaching matlock last night my f650 strada started to sound as though my exhaust had fallen off. Further inspection revealed the exhaust was blowing at the 1st joint to the main pipe from the left hand port at the engine. I removed the clamp only to reveal no gasket. In the clymer...
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    Well, after my post about loosing water, I am leaning more towards it being the head gasket...I spotted some mayonaise on the radiator cap yesterday :-( So, if I do have to do it, is it a horrible job? Could someone please let me know approx. how long it will take me and possibly things to...
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    Well isn't it my day for problems? One of the things I couldn't fix today was my blowy exhaust - the gasket just underneath the temperature sensor is leaky. The nuts at the cylinder head are so corroded I couldn't even begin tp get them off, so until I can book it into my local garage, can I use...
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    Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone has had any trouble with the gasket on the right hand side of the bike beside your knee? Mine was started blowing, got a replacement from Motobins but no good. It sounds like a supermoto now and backfires when I let off the gas!! :whistle: Have the bike booked...
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    Has anyone else had a blown head gasket so early, or is it MY luck as usual? I had only just ridden it home from it's yearly service (just oil and filters) and it started to feel a bit wooly during the run up the A500 to Talke Pits, I thought it was just the new oil, but as I was refitting the...
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