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  1. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    Hi folks i have a iosotta adjustable screen on my bike which is giving me no end of problems i have modified it with a wunderlich spoiler but i am getting a lot of wind and vibration on my helmet and my body. i think what is happening is the wind is coming round the screen does anyone have a...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, i have a very rare problem, when I put on the warnigs (four blinkers),then quit the key from the starter the bike does not stop, and can go without key¡¡¡ until power off the warnigs. Like I do not a good english, now put a tanslation from a program: Long comment that I had a problem with...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi there every time I put my bike into reserve it feels like it's run out of fuel and stops and I can't get it going again when I pull the fuel hose off plenty of petrol comes out of it I also emptied the tank twice by pulling out the hose and draining it when it's idle it seems to go ok in...
  4. Useful website references
    Has anyone any information about how to make the bike run smoother at low speeds, i.e. the bike gets to 3,000 revs and I change gear from 1st to 2nd and then again at 3,000 it wants to go from 2nd to 3rd and if I don't change gear at 3,000 revs the bike runs lumpy and I end up going faster in...
  5. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    Hi I just found you guys, I was looking around because I have a 2001 f650gs Dakar with 88k on it. It has been great but then one day last fall it blew hot oil all over my left leg...ouch! I stuck the hose back on the oil tank added possibly too much oil because it was still leaking and limped it...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi again after the silence... Just discovered that my right handlebar heating is not working, I know I live in the south of France but the nights still can be chilly in spring. What can be the cause of that and do I need to go straight to a garage or can it be done at home? Also my engine seems...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, had a bit of a commute from hell tonight where my front break seemed to get harder and the engine seemed to labour more then when I pulled the front brake again I had to pull the lever all the way in to get it too work than after all seemed well? This was all a bit scarey as I was on the...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi I have a 96 Funduro and i have running problems which became very dangerous the other morning as the bike cut out on a blind bend and i had to push it out of the way pretty quick before and cars arrived:uhoh::uhoh::uhoh:. Anyhow the bike dont start to well and it wont idle at all when cold...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all I'm new to this forum and have recently bought a '90 650 GS which doesn't seem to want to run properly now. It refused to start intermittently and was over revving so a friend with more technical knowledge than me had a look and diagnosed an electricl issue due to the fuel injector not...
  10. Comments / Help / Suggestions
    Neither my home or work computer will log on to the chain gang site recently. anyone else having this problem, or know how to resolve it?:not worthy:
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    ...are starting to annoy me about my F650GS! With 10,400 miles on the clock my ex-offroad school GS is starting to wind me up with some little things going on all the time. Yesterday, I had to buy a new headlamp bulb after the old one failed on the M4, in the dark, at the end of a ten hour...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    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...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    A problem has cropped up with the rear brake on my 98 F650. I noticed last week that the rear brake was binding, and as the speedo cable needed replacing I decided to replace the rear pads, cable and do an oil change. Oil change went well, as did the cable replacement and at the same time I...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    just changed instrument cluster with one supplied by one of our members previous one had went mad with the speedo and tacho freezing. replacement seems ok does anyone know who could repair my original one
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi I have a 96 funduro and im having problems. First off the bike is not starting its making a horrible noise it sometimes engages and starts but most of the time its not. So today i bought a new battery and its still the same. I read somewhere earlier that this problem is the sprag clutch. So...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    hi fellow f650 owners i have a 2001 f650gs which i have enjoyed for 7 years but recently the instruments have gone crazy the speedo and tacho stick after a few miles and the clock and odometer flash. has this happened to any one else. has anyone got a spare instrument cluster?
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello everyone, this is my first post on here :-) I have read similar posts and the FAQ on this issue, but am still at a loss as to why my bike won't start. I had the dreaded 'puking petrol' syndrome, so I pulled the carbs and replaced the o-rings on the float frames and float valve seats...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello All. My girlfriend is the proud owner of a 2007 F650GS with the ABS and comfort pack. I was wondering if someone out there could answer a couple of questions for me. Can the hand protectors be fitted to this bike, the same type fitted to the Dakars? Some people at the BMW garage tell me...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, My 650 strada decided to stop recharging the battery, a bike mechanic checked it and said the regulator / rectifier was faulty. I changed said unit with a universal one but still have the problem. Any suggestions ? :wall:
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Rosie has been becoming more and more difficult over the past year to get into neutral. We all know it goes in easier when the bikes moving, or the revs are a little higher, but it has got to the point, when I actually have to strain, and get pain in my foot to get it into neutral a lot of the...
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