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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    The Chain Gang section contains advice about problems starting in various weather conditions but I don't see anything that reflects the issue I've been having. My GS starts no problem in any weather/temperature conditions if I'm jumping on after it has been standing long enough to be at ambient...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all Not sure if I'm worrying about nothing here, but hopefully someone can give me some advice :bowdown: I've noticed, now that we've got back to the normal British weather, that my 2006 GS is very sluggish on turn-over if I had been using the heated grips on the previous journey. I only...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Sad to say, but I have just not managed to get out and about on the bike so far this year. A combination of poor health and even worse weather, the bike has remained in the garage. However, today the sun shone a bit so I put the key in the ignition and pressed the button! It started, but had...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all you expert guys I took the bike off the Optimate this morning to go for a ride as the rain has actually stopped and the sun is shining. This is the first time for about a month. The engine turned over about three times, coughed and spat, (the bike not me!) before calling it a day. I...
  5. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    For the second time in her 15k / 10 month life I had an odd starting experience yesterday. The starter turned over briefly (1 second or so) but stopped before she fired up. A second dab on the starter did nothing. Not even the dreaded solenoid click. Third go and everything is back to normal...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    My ST has recently had problems starting in the mornings. Its fine when i ride it in the afternoon. First thing in the morning it will start briefly for a few seconds and then die. I repeat this for a few minutes and it will eventially fire and run properly. I have to put the choke on full when...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, Another question from the newbie! My 2001 F650GS refused to start today after standing for a couple of weeks unused. It sounded like the battery was low. The lights came on OK but it just didn't have enough juice to turn over the engine enough to get it going. I do not have a battery...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    This weekend I bought a new battery and this is cranking really well. I stripped and cleaned the carbs - They weren't too bad just a little gunk around the venturi jet. Checked the float heights as best I could - never easy to do - and they seemed spot on. Idle jets set at 3.5 turns out Checked...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    I have a 1996 Funduro, when turned over the engine will fire up and then immediately cut out, any help will be appreciated. :dunno:
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi thought this looks like the forum to start with, i currently have a Honda CBR 125 which i done my test on but next week i will be picking up my BMW f650GS Dakar 2003 which i am excited about unfortunately it has to be restricted for 2 years as I'm only 17 and this also means a longer wait for...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi, new here and starting from scratch as a new rider. My first taster lesson is a couple of weeks away and then theory test etc etc. I have ridden a few times off road near Aberfoyle. I have also been pillion a lot, but now it is time to get my license and get my bike. The one thing I know for...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi! I recently got into a problem with my F650 GS (y. 2000). I was driving on the highway (about 140km/h) and suddenly the bike starts over revving. This happened about two times in 5 minutes then it worked ok. After about 100km it started to do the same and the oil lamp got lit. I pulled...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi My bike wont start, it does not turn over with all the lights on the panel when starting there is just a clicking noise. Changed the battery and the same thing happens, tried the battery in mates bike and all works? Could it be the spark plug? I have push started and it runs fine. Any ideas?
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, Earlyer today I parked my bike on a steep hill. When I pressed the starter it turnd over fine but would not catch. I rolled backwards to a flatter bit and it started fine. I don't think its a problem, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has found this? I think its just that the petrol was...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    When starting my 2002 650 scarver it really struggles, turning over then normally a couple of very loud bangs (not backfires) before eventually starting, it runs well so is not an engine problem, any ideas?
  16. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Paignton Bike Nights Mean Prizes! BMAD Bike Nights are back starting June 2nd, 2010! Bike Nights are also sponsored by local dealers and businesses who attend the event. One lucky rider, whose bike is chosen by the sponsor, will be given a prize each month! Gates open at 6pm for our...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, not been on here for a good while and I'm attempting to get my F650 gs back on the road. Right now onto the problem! When attempting to start the bike, it is making no attempt to fire up, although it turns over well on the starter. The battery is new and freshly charged, (i had an...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    :scratch:Hi Guys Again i come to you.:help: My beaut went in for her MOT failed. She has now passed (Hooray) but wont start. Clicking noise when you push the start button, now though all the correct lights are on but no clicking noise. Was running and starting ok. Cheers Roysty
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    If I turn on my ignition while my bike is in gear, then put it in neutral, the bike won't start - just turns over and over. If I then turn it off, turn it back on again, it's all fine. I can understand why it might not want to start in gear, but I haven't actually tried to start it - just...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Fellas, After someone stole my bike i got it back, and am now ready to start her up. However i have put in new fuel checked and cleaned the plugs but have not touched the carbs yet. I seem to remember someone else having similar problems. Any advice please. She has been stood for about 9 months.
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