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    Afternoon chaps, I'm wondering if anyone on her has any recommendations for Servicing for a Funduro within London. Nothing too serious just a general once over.. Its an old bike so not looking at main dealers but if anyone knows of a sepecialist or decent under the arches workshop I would...
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    Hi all and a happy new year. I live in the shropshire/wolverhampton area and my 03 GS is about to notch up 12000 miles. Does anyone know of any decent garages in this area to get a service, without having to goto the dealer and forking out £245? Many Thanks.:thanks2:
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    Hi, I have just got a 2003 F650CS, 20K miles. I have been looking in to running costs and my local BMW have quoted me £500 for the 24k service and £375 for a set of tyres. Apparently the service includes changing the fuel filter. Is this a reasonable cost? It seems a little steep to me, or have...
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    Hi, All, Just did a couple of weeks around Europe and have now almost hit 50k miles. Is there something in particular that I should do in addition to the usual servicing? Perhaps compression test, do I need to get any engine bits replaced or checked? The bike seems to be running fine... I have...
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    as I am in the process of ordering bits for servicing my Dak (12k service) i'm usually ok on the tools - i'm an engineer, but not a mechanical one! i'm quite happy doing individual jobs, but i've never serviced a bike - doing lots of jobs in a logical order i've done a search and thought it...
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    Hello, I am needing to get my 2005 Dakar serviced at it's 12,000 mile service interval in the next couple of weeks - have left it a bit late to be honest!!! I cant really afford to get it serviced at a dealer and was hoping someone might know an Independant BMW garage in Kent/Sussex/Surrey...
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    Hi all I was just wondering if anybody does anything special / has a routine for preparing their bikes for the coming winter? Extra fleece on.. here comes the cold.... Cheers rml
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    just getting ready for my first home service and was wondering where people get their parts from. i'm looking at front pads, oil, filters and possibly plugs. do people reckon its worth upgrading to a K+N air filter? wilbur, i can't remember how long Dave said the performance plugs he uses are...
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    Hi All, My ABS bike has done about 23K miles and I wanted to get the brakes serviced with my local mechanic (not BMW). I understood from the chain gang that the that the front and rear seals had to be replaced. When I went to buy the replacement kits, the BMW mechanic told me that they only...
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    Hi all My 04 twin spark Dakar, which I bought in October last year, is approaching 12000 miles. The bike came to me with a CD of the workshop manual for a single spark model. I've had a good look at the requirements for the service, which I hope to do myself. Can you folks let me know what the...
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    Hello I am new to this forum I live in East London/Essex and have a F650 1997. I bought it last year and it has given me a years good service . I went to the Isle of Man on it with no problems. However I now find one of the Fork Seals has gone and I need new Stanchions as well as the ones on it...
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    Sorry for butting in, but should anyone be remotely interested I have spent the best part of two days removing a large quantity of plastic from my 74k mile pan european. All this ladies and gentlemen to check the valve clearances, replace the coolant etc. I did however manage to bleed & change...
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    I have just removed (for the first time) the bolt which holds the rear brake pedel assembly to the frame and found that although the hole is 30mm deep there is only usable thread in the last 13mm. My question is are they all like that sir or should there be a thread all the way through? Funny...
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    An appeal to those that know... It's approaching bike service time. Is bleeding the ABS brakes on the GS a straight forward affair? I'm assuming it is provided the fluid levels are kept topped up. The manual warns about the BMW MODitec thingy needing to be used... really true? Likewise, I...
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    Theres quite a few posts about servicing on here and the costs involved plus the apprehension about doing it yourself... The 650 really is a simple engine and easy to service. Filters etc can be bought from Motobins, Motoworks etc and are delivered to your door in a matter of 2-3 days max I...
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    Hoping for some advice as I try to bring a sorry tale of main dealer incompetence to a close, highlights to date are: - 10 May - 12,000 service 17 May - Taken to dealer for work picked up in service. (SHB, fork leg corrosion & tires) SHB Ok but they dealer hadn't ordered other parts in time, but...
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    I'm looking to service my bike during the next week and as this is the first time with the GS I though i had best check on the collective wisdom on two points... Valve clearances - I cannot se any mention of replacing the head gasket once this is done, or is it just a case of wipe it off and...
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    Anyone know someone in the London/Surrey area's who will service a Dakar? BMW prices are a joke. ?370 for a 24k service. Then extra's like the throttle cable and chain and sprockets. ?500 (ish) to service a single cylinder thumper is taking the complete P!55 Any advice greatfully recieved
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    Does anyone know of a BMW bike specialist in the North who does servicing and other repairs. I can do most things myself but would like someone to call upon if its too much for me to handle.
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for a garage that will service a CS in the Marlow or Camberley areas? I'm just about due for my 18k service and Vines in Guildford have told me they can't fit this in on a Saturday as they close at 1pm. My next thought was to try and get the work done...
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