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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Yesterday I had success in replacing the tumblers for the bike keys onto the rear seat compartment (which has very flimsy fitting, a little twist and bend an off it comes :scratch: ned 1 me 0), and the fuel cap. The process IS easy, as easy as much enjoyable Thanks to you f650 members. Yet I...
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    I've just noticed that my odometer and horn aren't functioning on my GS. I don't know if it's 2 separate issues, or due to the same problem. Strange thing is that apart from the odometer, the instrument cluster works fine - including the trip meter! I've checked the fuses - there are only...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    :scratch:06 650 gs, 25k km After a long ride city ride my rear brake felt spongy and very little stopping force. I could push the brake leaver right down to little effect. On checking, the brake disk and calipers were very hot. On a normal commute, about 25 km, this is not a problem. Checked:-...
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    My Dakar has an unusal problem in wet conditions. When turning a corner in the wet there is a very noticeable resistance in turning the handlebars to make the turn, which at times is quite dangerous as I try to negotiate the corner. There is no problem with the head bearings or no obstructing...
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    Hiya... Well following the few problems round Morocco.. well documented here.... then couple of minor things... like a few coolant drips from the weep hole... and last week, I replaced the RH engine cover gasket... Today.. went to do a few jobs on the bike (first ride since the gasket and...
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    Hello!!!! My name is Janus, and yes I am new here!!! I hope to be as helpful as I am hoping you will all be... If I can help in anyway I will... I am based just outside of Luton, so if you ever encounter any problems down this way, I've got some tools and I am sure a beer could be arranged. I...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, been a lurker here for a while, great site with nice members. After some research bought a 2008 K72 F650GS with only 2,000 Km's up for my wife, with a lowered seat. VERY impressed with the quality of the ride, what a fun bike! It gives you loads of confidence from the off. (I have a...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Just bought my first bike 2005 F650GS Dakar. Great to ride, but I seem to be having some issue with my rear brake I'm hoping someone can help me with. When I press down on the pedal the brakes work, but after some seconds it drops more and more until it bottoms out and there isn't much brake...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Well, got the bike running, got it insured and im out at the moment but its not running right, like its misfiring? Does it matter what way round the HT leads go round? Was thinking of chucking in a bottle of fuel system/carb cleaner in? good idea or not? Many thanks as ever :)
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Ok so i am just home from picking up my 2005 dakar. bike is in good nick and cost me 4k euro with 13.4k milage on it. ran fine but only noticed on way home that when changing down gear that if changing from 2nd to 1st gear it would grind like hell until at very low speed then drop in as normal...
  11. 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...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All At last I am getting the Dakar out of mothballs and back into regular use. Love the handling but suffer from the height of the bike - hence going to get Koubalinks - using planks to stand on as a trial, a 2 inches lower would be great, 1 inch acceptable. My question is about wheels as...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    How silly I felt. First oil change, read the faqs thoroughly, searched for right oil for days. Couldn't easily find the right stuff, so filled it with Castrol Magnatec. Next day, re-read various sources, including Castrol's own site that warned against using it it bikes with wet clutches etc...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all! I have a very bad chain problem and need some help. The chain is stiff and doesn't bend in places. I have recently had to adjust the chain because it had become slack and this required the wheel to be pulled back for the first time ever alongside the adjusters at the back of the wheel...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Just had my '55 f650 through it's 6000 mile service. When i picked it up they told me the steering was notchy and the head races needed replacing, happily under warranty. Only had the bike since October and commute 105 miles per day on the M62 so I was a bit surprised there was a problem...
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    Thinking of getting said piece of kit. Just wondering if there are any issues on the fork bridge fitting for the year of bike. (The post '04 models, I think, have different bridge holes to accomodate the factory mudguard.) Thanks/G.
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