Something I worked out and thought may be useful for others.
When I fitted a centre stand, my side stand interfered with it. However I noticed that the frame has 5mm tapping in the perfect position for a side stand stop. It may be that mine was missing, and they have these anyway!
I then found...
After recently putting my bike back together post paint, i purchased the 2 new bmw tank decals but decided not to fork out £40 for the side set and made my own,thought id share them to see what peoples opinion of them is.
Today my bike was on some grass, on the centre stand, it sunk and my bike fell over. :doh:
I had my BMW Vario Panniers on, it fell on the right hand side one and from then on it has had alot of play off the racks.
I've tried moving and changing the height of the mushroom adaption to little...
the bike leans over hugely when on the stand
any other bwms that i can get one off thatll make it sit more upright?
dont fancy buying a sidestand foot when a stand would cost same....
my stand is 11 inches - will a dakar stand fit a funduro
can anyone tell me where I can get some red plastic strips that fit on the side pods of the F650GS ? A couple fell of mine the other day while out riding and I can't find them anywhere.
Where the stand is connected to the frame, is that the engine cut off switch above it?
Anyway on my bike it is litterally just sat there sandwiched between the frame and the stand and moves about a bit when you touch it.
It isnt going to fall off but is it supposed to be screwed down somehow...
I'm unhappy about putting my 98 ST on it's sidestand as it seems to be extremely upright and therefore vulnerable to being knocked over. Is it sensible to increase the lean angle, and is there an easy way to do it?
wanted: passenger footrest, left side
The back footrest has come off my old bike! Anybody with a spare?
Replacement F650GS footrest needed, although I think an old Funduro footrest will fit too, but it needs to be separated from the sidepanel. Just need the footrest itself.
I have had a look around the forum but cant find an answer.
Will the F650GS (2001 model) start on its side stand in neutral.
I only ask as I have been having some problems with mine and have been told that it wont start on the stand and mine will.
My mate runs an 1150GS. He has fitted a relay to his bike that allows the sidestand to be down with the engine running (unlike my 650ST). The stand has to be up to start the engine but once its running it can be put back down without cutting the engine, provided that the neutral light is on...
My sidestand appears to be wearing on either the stand or the frame lug. The bike is allmost at the topple point with the luggage on. Is this common and is there anything i can do? Carrying the peice of inch timber with me is becomming a bit of a chore. :help:
Hi, Does anyone know how to stop the side stand on my 1996 f 650 from self retracting, as i would rather be able to do it manually. Are there any modifications i can do? Fit a side stand from a different model? Thanks, Nic. :?
Just interested to know if anyone knows why BMW decided to change the design of the plastic side scoop on the GS. I'm not sure what year they changed, but I've seen other GS's that have different scoopy bits to mine. Why is this???
This is my scoopy bit:
The side panel on my Scarver has been looking a little loose for a while now, but last week whilst on the M1 at tum te tum mph it fell off.
I saw it move out of the corner of my eye, then felt it smack my knee. Damn, that will be under a truck I thought, then I looked down, and it was balanced...