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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    I bought a 2004 Dakar. Our bikes here are in kilometres (speed, odo & trip). I discovered that my ODO and TRIP have a consistent factor 1,6 error. This happens to be the same factor to change between miles and kilometres. So, my question: Can a 2004 Dakar ODO & TRIP be changed between MILES &...
  2. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    Newbe ish, first ever post! Hi there, owner of a new ish F650 twin (use to own a F650 GS Single). Quick question for fellow twin owners. On trip computor the miles left reading never goes above 114miles, even when tank full. Suspect there may be a sensor/calibration error as even when tank run...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    I'm looking to buy a '97 BMW f650. All the ones in my price range (less than 2000 pounds) have about that much. i know these bikes can go for a long time, i'm just unsure of how wise it is to buy with that many miles on it. any comments or advice would be most welcome!! What are the sort of...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Gang, Just noticed my front brake pads have completely worn out. They started squealing this morning. I changed them at 23,600 and now I am on 32,000 miles. So I would say 8,000 in a pretty good return considering I use the bike mainly for commuting in the Smoke. Here is my front pad...
  5. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Blue with lowered seat. Plus:- - heated grips - abs - switchable - hand grips/covers - crash bars & sump cover - vario pannier rack frame - but not panniers Fully serviced - just had rear brake pads replaced. Head set, rear suspension replaced recently. Some ageing - normal places, forks, engine...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Just done the clearances. All ok and within tollerance. The Haynes manual was excellent, and I got the spark plug tool and feeler guage from Motorworks. I ran in a spare throttle cable while I was in there too. It was only mildly terrifying dismantling the bike to get in to the cams. I was...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    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...
  8. 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. :-)
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    I'm looking around at the moment for another F650, after my old one got killed by a blind BMW driver. There's one on ebay at the moment with 42k miles on the clock. Is that a lot for this sort of bike, should I be expecting to have lots of problems with it? My old F650 had done about 25k miles...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    The tale of the lost miles Before I set off all was fine, the mileage was being displayed, during the journey I checked the speedo and noticed the odometer now read "-----". The speed, rpm, clock etc all function fine. the roads were wet and salty at the time, I had hoped when the bike dried...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Do you need new pulleys to go with a replacement belt? BMW Berlin say you do, without checking. But then, the front costs €470 and the rear €140... Close to €1,000 simply for a belt change... Of course, they would say that if they were more concerned with how much they could earn off of you...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Has anyone out there done over 100,000 miles on a Funduro or Strada, with or without an engine rebuild ? mine has done 70,000 and I am plannig a couple of years travelling the Americas so it will have about 130,000 miles on it when I get back to the UK. Cheers Cliff Batley
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Just had my 12K service done by Bahnstormer (ex-SPC) and my head bearings need £175 worth of attention. Is this normal? If not why me, what am I likley to have done to them? The bike's not ridden off road and I've never hit anything. Mike
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Help, my 1996 F650 starts to misfire and gets progressively worse after a longish run. I have replaced the plugs, changed the airfilter, checked the fuel filter in the fuel tap. Noticed that the battery does boil a bit however checking the voltage while still hot the battery is being charged...
  15. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hi ALL, Not normally a contributor to this forum, more of an on looker in admiration of the many that actively participate. However, change is as good as a ride out and this event is being organised by my colleague at work. It would be good to see a few F650 bikes at the event. Information...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Wondered if you could help me with a bit of advice. Just bought a 2006 F650GS second hand. Fully stamped BMW service history. Mint 3500 miles. Still under warranty. I got it at a Suzuki dealer who said he would do an oil change before I took it. After about 700 miles I checked my oil level...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi guys, I have had my f650gs for two years now and she just successfully took me form belfast to the swiss alps and back with some of your help. Now though I am being seriously tempted by the local dealers to trade up for the new f800s. Got to admit I love the look of this bike but will wait to...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    hi all does any body have any problems with the plastic oil/fairing panel rubbing on the seat and the upper silver indicator panel thingy. i've noticed that on right hand panel it has quarter inch clearance and the oil panel has none hence its rubbing, tried to claim on bmw warranty and they...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Just picked up my first ever F650GS. Picked it up from Aberystwyth (thanks Tim) It was so good at mile munching that I chose to ride across country rather than use any motorways.. I got back home before I needed any fuel! Took me 3 hours and it did 70mpg!! :not worthy: Somehow I think I will be...
  20. 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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