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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Guys. found these guards but can't seem to find them to fit a GS/CS any experience with them?:dunno: Dont want to put out a grand for guards that dont fit http://www.roadbikebitz.com/images/products/Hard_Parts/Handguards/acerbis_dual_road_Handguards_1.jpg
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi everybody, Thought I would let you all know I passed MOD 2 today, straight to Swinton insured the bike. By the time I got home tipping down with rain and getting dark so didn't get the bike out but watch this space the weekend is fast approaching. Steve.
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Has anyone got first hand experience of these two off road? I know about more ground clearance on Dakar and 21" front wheel. Is thereabyhing else I should be considering? Weight difference? Droppability? Overall ability? Anyone had them both?
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    So following the decision to see if my 1995 Funduro still worked (see this) I went about sorting out an MOT. I wasn't able to find an overhaul kit for the brake calipers, so flushed the front and rears with new fluid, and cleaned them as best I could. New chain and spockets came through the...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Here's my Funduro 650 1995 after a bit of modernisation and refurb Refurbed All bolt on frame parts removed sand blasted and powder coated Rear luggage rack sand blasted and painted New springs and sleeves Additional items Givi Maxia top box Puig 12" taller screen Oxford heated grips Arrow...
  6. Chatter
    So Ok it,s not a fourtune but now I and the rest of us will paying £70 a year so thats £35 more than many new small cars. Baragain:wall:
  7. Chatter
    hello there everyone, well im back on the road, took the bmw out on tuesday, the first time this year, it felt sooooooooooooooo good to be out on the road, ive been taking her to work aswell, anyone else been out? :wave::-D:-):sunny:
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    If anyone's interested I just set up a F650 League on the MCN Fantasy Road Race you need to go to http://mcn.fantasyleague.com to sign up then to add yourself to the F650.co.uk League you'll need pin 1450. it's a bit lonely in there at the moment so why not sign up and try and win a bike...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, need a new front tyre for my 659gs '06'. I only do road riding and must have something that copes well with all the rain we have. Avon? Dunlop? Any suggestions please. 100 90/19
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All. I have a set of BMW plastic panniers and the mountings that sit on the bar have broken away. I am going to get the hooks remade in metal but am wondering if this will be a waste of time/money. I am planning on doing some overlanding next spring and don't want them to fall apart or OFF...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Can anyone help. My friend and I are biking London to Istanbul rtn in July and Im struggling with insurance. My policy covers me for every country along the way except Turkey :-( I tried to add it and they wont let me. Does anyone know any companies that specialise in short (ie < month)...
  12. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    A great weekend away watchin bikes skim the hedgerows, stone walls, spectators at lunatic speeds.A tiny village converted to a home for the insane for the weekend. Brilliant. google the Faugheen 50 road race and see what I mean.All the top guys are there,hospitality is second to none.Has to be seen.
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all. It looks like I'm going to be spending a week very close to Bamburgh around the 10th to 17th July and would really like to take the GS with me, as well as the family! Does anyone know of any off road areas close by that I can ride and finally get the GS off the tarmac? Living in...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Guys, Spotted this issue on the transalp forum, and it seems genuine enough - it really is the PM's petition website. And they really do seem to want to increase road tax for bikes to be higher than cars. So I've signed it. Its worth a try. http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/motorcycle-tax/...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    I want to swap the current dual purpose tyres on my F650GS for some 'stickier' road only tyres. Suggestions please as to what will fit etc.... Thanks! Simon :-)
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    I HAVE LOOKED AT PAST POSTS AND IT SEEMS THAT THE BEST ROAD TYRES TO CHOOSE FROM ARE, 1. MICHELIN ANAKEE 2 2. BRIDGESTONE BATTLE WINGS 3. AVON DISTANZIAS I RIDE A `56` DAKAR, AND WANT A TYRE THAT IS BETTER...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    I'm considering riding in Africa late next year (from Cape Town to North Namibia) and would like to get some off-road experience before then - as gravel scares me at the moment!!! Can anyone recommend a good off road training school? Thanks in advance :-D
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi guys, Call me a wooss if you must but the only time my 04 GS goes off road is when it is parked in my garage, and although I have had manufacturer spec service out of the nobbly Tourance tyres I have read good reports about using road spec rubber on enduros' that are purely tarmac terriers...
  19. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    I saw this link on the web ... www.aberdarepark.co.uk/amcc_home_page.asp Road racing if thats your cup of tea?
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    I have seen a very nice example of a strada in Bristol parked on Clyde road. If the owner is a member contact me. I live round the corner.
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