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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, After a week of floods in Oxford, I've been riding my F650GS through all sorts of puddles, some of them quite big (~100 yards). I believe the deepest one put water above the foot pegs and I was wondering if it's safe to go any deeper. So far, apart from some steam coming off the hot engine...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    i returned home from work today and inside the plastic sump cover on the left hand side i noticed a small damp patch. with the engine running i noticed under the area with 2 pipes at the front left hand side there is a little hole with coolant? slowly dripping out? anyone able to provide advice...
  3. Chatter
    if you wait long enough youll see my funduro getting wet, oh yeah and me:riding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi9ea_YGO0U Then me checking the depth a couple of feet from the angled crossing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noFRh1KexeA Just shows it pays to check how deep it is before you...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    i have noticed that when i open my filler cap there is rain water around the tank opening and some of it runs into the tank. is there any way to avoid this thanks adam
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi everyone, i've just diagnosed a prob with the water pump on my 03 gs using the chain gang (frothy oil, white gunge under oil cap) just wondering if anyone else has fixed one and could give any tips and full parts list. The bike has also had a few fits of stalling at low revs and sounding ruff...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello again. I have just pulled of the water pump cover and noticed that I can spin my impeller by hand.... I've heard that the gear that turns this shaft is made out of plastic and they are renowned to go... :think: My problem is this. I cant find a new one. I looked on motorworks and on...
  7. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    Hi all, i have a weep of water from the water pump housing, is this the gasket or water pump? I'm thinking maybe renewing both items. Any advice please?
  8. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    I went for a play at the weekend on a legal byway with a lovely cool clear stream/river running across it. It was the first time i had really ridden my GS off the tarmac, and the first time across water too :) It was ace fun, and although i got wet it was a welcome relief from the high...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hiya Well after BMW poortugal delivered all my bits - I got round to fitting them yesterday.. or so I thought... I had ordered replacement seals for all the thermostat housing area and water pump area along with the replacement collet for the pump... But.. the darn little collet won´t go...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Water Pump in Dakar 03 Dose anyone knows how often the water pump is failing in these bikes? I got 48500 Km on my reader right now and the person I got the bike from told me that he changed it a wile ago. :scratch:
  11. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Stanbloke from the xrv forum and myself are planning to meet up at Grafham water tomorrow at around 10:30am, the plan is to meet, have a bite to eat and then off for a bimble.......If this tickles your fancy then you are all welcome to join us The visitor centre is situated here: Perry...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, I just emptied the fuel tank on my Strada to ready her for shipment to my new home. I was surprised to find quite a bit of water in the tank. Apparently, most of it was in the bottom right of the tank, and did not afected the normal operation of the bike. I include a pic of the water as...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all As I want to replace the clutch kit on my 50K mile service would it be a good idea to replace the water pump and seals also, have not had issues with the water pump...? I want to buy all the parts from Motorworks in one order to save on postage... :-)
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hell friends, TOday i decided to change the water pump kit and along with this the oil and the coolant. First i'm upset because i forgot to put back a washer that stands between the Water Pump Drive Gear http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Photos/WaterPumpPhotos/WaterPumpDriveGearinPlace.jpg and the...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, I've got an 04 Dakar which had an overheating problem the other night. The symptoms were: Overheating light came on The fan was kicking in After allowing to cool and then carrying on, light came on again. Some coolant had been spat out of the expansion tank no signs of coolant loss from...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Still struggling with my '97 ST a bit. Leave it alone for a week and munchkins come along and fiddle. :-( Couldn't get the girl to start this afternoon until I had emptied out the carb float bowls and then still had to push the idle speed upto around 1800rpm. I say about 1800rpm as it was...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Is it true you can boil your brake pads in boiling water to get some of the crap out of them . Brand new ,carn't afford another new set yet renagade
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, On my daily commute i very often come across flooding on back roads, i have gone through water approx 18"-24" deep with no problems however this evening i came to one "puddle" 3ft deep by the marker. :uhoh: As i was in the car today i had to take another route. Had i been on my bike i...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    I have an 2004 dakar and have to change the water pump sounds like I have to drop the exhaust to remove the clutch cover.Is this true and how hard is it to put the clutch back on after I have re placed the Water pump?
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    After much work and care, I cleaned the water related crap out of the F650 fuel system (as described in earlier posts), only to find a lake in the fuel cap well when I filled up a few days ago. I'm pretty sure a blob of water dropped in as I lifted the cap out :wall: and the bike was showing...
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