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    Do all BMWs have a sidestand that looks like a bats ear,ie bent over at the bottom Is there a fix for this can i fit something on the bottom,because its wrecking my block paving and,er in doors is'nt appy Cheers Baza:thanks2:
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    Hello ! I ride a 2001 F-650 Strada, I bought it 4 months ago, and I been using this forum to learn about her. I have a question about the sidestand, the pivot point seems to have worn a bit and I think the bike leans too far to the left, is this a common problem? What's the easiest...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    My 'new' '94 Funduro has a sidestand which flips up as soon as you stand the bike upright. I understand the safety thinking behind it, but I don't like it. Looking at the springs this morning, it wasn't immediately apparent if it's possible to modify the springage to stop the stand flipping up...
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    The chain definitely needs adjusting. It's not something I've ever had to do before, so slightly nervous. My GS has no centrestand, however the BMW owners manual advises Dakar owners that they can do it on the sidestand (I own a simple GS). Also, I don't own a big torque wrench, although I do...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Ok how to explain this without a picture... I ordered and recieved a TT sidestand enlarger to fit my 05GS. Stupidly assuming that if it says it fits an F650 GS, that it will do so. I mean, 4 bolts, easy job, 5 mins. Out it comes frokm the packet, bolts and spanners at the ready... It doesnt...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    This may be a daft question, but how are you supposed to use a grease gun on these 2 bits of the bike (as per the manual) when there are no grease nipples - just holes in the metal?? Are there adaptors you can get to put onto standard 4-jaw grease guns? Guess if it comes to it I might just...
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    Hi I have just bought an F650 Funduro to commute on. I have only had it 3 days and already its fallen over because of the stupid sprung loaded sidestand ... Is there any way to modify the stand so it acts like any normal stand would and allow me to decide when its up or down ? Broken screen as...
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    hi whilst cleaning my bike I noticed a lot of loose play in the side stand, if you extend the stand and lean the bike on to the ground the bike continues to come towards you after the stand touches the ground. Is this worn or is it supposed to be like that ? thanks stuart.
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Please view my modified side-stand bracket which allows the TT stand/BMW side stand to work in all configurations without hitting each other. How many other GS's are manufactured with this fault? Also I got fed up taking off the ali sump-guard to access the sump plug so I modified it too...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    The bush seems worn on my sidestand, is it a common problem? Is it an easy fix.........just to pop in a new bush and bolt Tell me, please
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi,anyone know how much longer the F650 Dakar sidestand is compared to the standard F650GS? Or if a dakar sidestand on a standard F650 would be a problem or improvement? (I need to replace a damaged sidestand ) thanks, :-)
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    As a general newbie to biking - is it better to put the bike on the centre stand, or use the side stand? Sidestand is obviously easier and more convenient (especially with the kill switch bypassed ;) ) but centre stand seems more stable. Are there any generally accepted pros & cons, or is it...
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