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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Doe's anybody know the service life specified by BMW for the cam chain... been looking in the manuals and can't seem to find anything...Have been getting a ratting noise on start-up from cold sometimes this will clear as the bike warms up... I checked the tensioner piston, this seems fine...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Just doing some service Items on my CS before the MOT is due. New front disk/ pads that sort of thing, I also changed the fork oil as it seemed a good time to change this also in the process I thought it would be a good idea to see the condition of the headstock bearings, “Arrr not too...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    My F650ST I mean, :howdy: after four years and almost 20k miles, my 98 ST went last week on Ebay, to be be replaced by a 53 plate R1150R Rockster which I pick up next week. The F650 was the perfect all rounder for a newly DAS'd rider such as myself, but there just came a point where I wanted...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    I have read posts on here that describe chains lasting many thousands of miles, particularly where a Scottoiler is fitted. My 07 650GS, with 8,500 miles and which I fitted a Scottoiler after purchasing it s/h with 700 miles on the clock, has a chain that is like an old piece of knicker elastic...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi What is a reasonable functioning life of (say) a '05 or '06 twinspark machine in terms of mileage? I know there will always be one that blows up the day after the warranty expires and another with a million miles on the clock and still not using any oil - but what is a fair/average...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi y'all Here I am - brand new to the Forum and also to the world of 'biking' !. After many years of promising myself I have finally gone and done it - Direct Access and a brand new F650GS - all in the space of a month !. 'And before someone says it - I know that I fall into the category of...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
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    Anybody read Hershon in this months MSL? He's talking about a guy with a 650 Kwak single who has used only 2 chains in 100K miles, and reckons they are both still serviceable. The secret is to change the countersprocket (front) every 5K. Haven't applied my calculator to the economics of this...
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    What seems to be the general life of a battery on an F650, used regularly, combination of short hop town commutes and longer runs? Mine (GS brand), seems to be on its' way out after 18 months. I was checking voltages for running on-bike video recording and found only 11.5 volts across the...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All Has anyone here run an F650 till high mileage, I was wondering how strong the engine is and how long one can expect it to last? I know that most motorbike engines do not last as long as a car engine (in general) but wondered if the F650 engine was any better than other bikes... by this...
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