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    Worth a mention I thought. A stage win for the BMW G450 RR in the 'Dakar' yesterday! Always loved the style of the Dakar bikes... main reason I got my F650. Great to see the sun and stunning scenery this time of year too!! Buena Suerte Racers R/tax
  2. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Used but good Rear suspension unit with remote reservoir and hydraulic preload For sale at £148 inc parcel post to UK address Available also for pick up in Bromley, Kent Same is available from motorworks for £185 so save some £'s!
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Sorry that I have not posted for sometime but have been really busy lately.... I am selling my CS soon as I now have a new set of wheels!.... I have loved riding my CS it been a great bike... I have used my CS every day as my main transport traveled around the British isles and been to...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, anyone used using the touratech iphone holder? Does it need to attach to another Touratech bar clamp? or straight onto handlebars? What iphone models is it compatible with? 3G/3GS/4G? Is it 100% waterproof? Does it allow the phone to charge when clamped? How do you rate it out of 5...
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    Hi all I took my beloved Florence in for her 24k service (albeit late due to funds) and it was discovered that both sets of brake pads are nearly dead and the rear disc needs to be replaced. ALso the front tyre needs replacing but i knew that anyway. Now the guys at the local mottorad...
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    Hi Can anyone recommend a good workshop or bike mechanic in East London - Essex. (I live in Loughton.) I will need a shop to look at my F650 Dakars' electronics. Tachometer register revs too high and causing bike to cut out. Many Thanks Anton
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Guys… After a long hard cold winter my new F650GS twin needs a little T.L.C and would like to treat it to a really good valeting to rid it of any salt and crap off the roads from the last 4 months of riding it every day through snow and freezing weather down to -14º. Does any one know of a...
  8. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hi All Hope this is the right forum - I could not see an easy way to share all those great roadside stops for a cuppa and link them up, so I have started a google map that anyone can add to. Just go to this link...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, I have a 94 F650,which as a winter hack I never meant to fall in love with but I have. However, my head has been turned on a few occasions by the Dakar. Can anyone give me a basic overview of this beauty? Can they really be as good as the Funduro? Who makes the engine etc etc? Regards Steve
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Anyone know of a good BMW mechanic in the Milton Keynes area?
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    What have you done to yours......................can they be a 'modfest' 3000 miles and 2 years old and almost all has been offroad trail use and the bike has withstood it well Mine has ................. BMW Handguards - Tough but look crap Sprocket Guard - Good and keeps chain easy...
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    Hi guys I've just got a new job that is going to involve a 120 miles a day commute from manchester to york and back, I was planning on getting an ex police pan european for the job, but funds are tight and so am now thinking it will be do able on an F650... hand guards, bigger screen and...
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    Hi all, I had to replace rear drive belt as it lost too many teeth, Arrr not so good the belt is a bit on the expensive side. Anyway as I had to pull out the swing arm to do this interesting task I thought it would be a good idea to grease up some needle bearings on the swing arm. The bearings...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    a question for the collective wisdom here........... i have a two day course in Plymouth in June, i am hoping to some spare time for a bimble around. I have family in Redruth so will be looking to wind up there however, i've never been any further than Plymouth/Torpointn so i dont know the...
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    hello all i was wondering if anybody nows of a good mechanic in oxfordshire i would like my 2000 gs to have a good check over before i have a little tour around the highlands, it would be nice to go to an independant place where you can speak to the people one on one any recomendations would be...
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    Hi I am due a new chain and sprockets, Can anyone tell me which is the best chain an O ring or X ring and what make sprockets should i get and where from ??? Is it worth changing the front sprocket to a smaller one ?? Please help!!! Thanks Kris
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Im planning to trade in my Xcountry G650 for one of the F650 beast wich seems to be the best choice for adventure riders as im planning to ride round spain,portugal through france and back home to London. Might be getting 2006 with 12.6k miles on it could someone please tell me things to check...
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    After 4 years and 25,000 miles some Northampton scumbags stole Beaker from outside my mother's house last night/this morning. Lifted into a van I expect - local plod confident that it'll have been thrashed to destruction off-road somewhere. Insurance company alerted, but unless I'm unfeasibly...
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    Do you know one besides Jap n' German. Can anyone recommend someone who is very good and reasonably priced to work on F650 of course (and maybe even a little cheerful too!?) Thank you :-)
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Looking at coming back to the fold, most likely another Dakar. I'll be doing a 100 mile round trip most days. Brighton (Hove actually) to London (south). If anyone knows someone selling or thinking of selling a good Dakar - pm me. :-)
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