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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Went to unlock the bike this morning, and couldn't turn the key in the barrel. Riggled the steering left and right whilst trying to turn the key to no avail. In the end I took the misses car. Could it be frozen?
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    Hi guys, I'm from Ralle Moto Adventure Australia, in recent times we have been getting quite allot of enquiries for steering dampers on the F650 DAKAR. We are pleased to say we now have a full bolt on kit available for this bike. It bolts to the standard top triple clamp under the handlebars...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    :doh:Some advice required please with regard to steering head bearing replacement on my Funduro The job is going okay apart from the matter of replacing the lower bearing race on the bottom yolk The bearing needs to be pressed or driven on,i have looked at the Chain Gang site,one means...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    My Dakar has an unusal problem in wet conditions. When turning a corner in the wet there is a very noticeable resistance in turning the handlebars to make the turn, which at times is quite dangerous as I try to negotiate the corner. There is no problem with the head bearings or no obstructing...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    OK, I'm a duffer approaching 70 (years not mph) albeit one with a reasonable degree of mechanical nouse. I have a low mileage 04 650CS bought a mere 3-4 weeks ago. I am back on a bike after a 40 year gap! Things have changed. Steering lock - no way can I get it to engage (or the 'parking...
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    Hi, I have been thinking about BMWs some what strange idea of building the steering head in such a way that heat is readily transferd from the oil causing the grease to melt. I was wondering what people thought about increasing cooling and airflow in that area? What I was thinking was some...
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    When I came back to my bike yesterday evening I found it at 45 degrees to the position it had been parked and the right mirror pushed forward. I checked the bike over and could find no scratches, damage, problem with the steering lock or anything to explain the mysterious change so I straighten...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    BMW shop wanted £164 but local shop did them for £99. Bike feels great - I want to ride it again now! Both old bearings bent so no wonder.
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi After adjusting the steering head bearings as I replaced them a while ago I noticed that they do tighten up while the engine goes warm. And when I felt the steering head that didn't surprise me at all. It was probably about 70 to 80 degrees C. So one good reason when you adjust them to...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Just replaced the steering head bearings on an 01 f650 st. I've ridden the bike once (felt like the wheels were going to fall of at 20 mph), loosened them (felt like the wheels weren't really there going into corners, and tightened them a little more... Is there a good way to decide...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Got a notch in the straight ahead pos'n on my '05 GS. Thought I'd try to loosen the adjustment to minimise it. Removed the bars, loosened the 30mm locknut but how to adjust the bearings? There's a big knurled plastic wheel that I can't move. Is there something I'm missing? Thanks guys - I know...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm looking to replace my SHB as they badly need it but I'm unsure about the special tool that they say you need. Is it really required? ;Um: If so, where is the best place to purchase one? And if they're expensive (And being BMW we all know it will be!), does anyone have one they...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Looking for a bit of advice please. I took the bike (2004 Dakar Twin) to be serviced three weeks ago and they seemed to have done a decent job but they mentioned that the head bearing would need changing sooner rather than later. I hadn't noticed anything riding it before then, but since then I...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    hi 4 thows how can yous this infermashen th head bearing id no is 320/28X louis
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    hi all. has ene 1 got the steering head bearing id nombers so i can go 2 a bearing shop and get them . thanks loulouis
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    Hi folks Guess what; head bearings gone. I'm arranging to have them sorted at a local bike shop but need confirmation of the spec numbers of the bearings. Is it 30205? I've seen this number on lots of threads but all seem to relate to single spark bikes. Mine's an 04, twin spark Dakar. Can...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Just had my 12K service done by Bahnstormer (ex-SPC) and my head bearings need £175 worth of attention. Is this normal? If not why me, what am I likley to have done to them? The bike's not ridden off road and I've never hit anything. Mike
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    :think: hello folks I had a small fall of the bike some weeks ago, a truck pulled out in front of me result hand bars twisted got new one from motorbins great service, now the new handle bar is twisted slighly left on the steering clamps when steering is straight??. I drove the bike now it feels...
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    Afternoon all - just checking/asking for advice; my handlebars don't point in exactly the same direction as the front wheel. With the bike moving straight ahead, the bars are definitely off to the left by a few degrees. I've looked at the Chan Gang FAQs, but just want to double check my...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    My hubby test drove my bike this morning after we had finished the head stock bearings, but came home with unhappy face. I test drove it and the bike felt as it always had from buying it. He recons it goes round corners with a mind of its own, he recons he has to fight the steering when going...
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