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    Same here. Pit-Bull front and rear (single side...

    Same here. Pit-Bull front and rear (single side type)... have the rear fittings for F800S/ST and K1200/1300, easy to lift bikes for wheel/tire changes, or park upright using rear stand only with fast...
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    SW Motech engine guard kit on my F800S, very high...

    SW Motech engine guard kit on my F800S, very high quality. Recommended.
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    That's a strange tire wear pattern, suggests...

    That's a strange tire wear pattern, suggests imbalance or tire mfr problem.

    My avatar is worn rear tire with similar lucky replacement on a Memorial Day weekend, when tread wear accelerated beyond...
  4. If it was me, I would disconnect existing battery...

    If it was me, I would disconnect existing battery and try a 2nd battery, or run jumper cables from car.

    My F800S has shown the same symptoms (instruments briefly active, same sound) with battery...
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    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/d-i-y-cam-ch...

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/d-i-y-cam-chain-replacement.727687/

    It's a good topic thread. Seems the master link technique is working.
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    Yeah Mark, excellent info! I still have my F800...

    Yeah Mark, excellent info!
    I still have my F800 because - in part - this message board is one of the best.
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    Wow, some of you are moto connoisseurs. Honda...

    Wow, some of you are moto connoisseurs.

    Honda 2 (one being a scooter, the other a tariff-beater Interceptor 700 purchased new... learned to shift a motorcycle on the ride home)
    Suzuki 2
    Buell 1...
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    Again, fuel pressure/fuel pump would be my first...

    Again, fuel pressure/fuel pump would be my first diagnostic step.
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    How do like the Kriega build quality? I was...

    How do like the Kriega build quality?

    I was just looking at the US-5 this weekend as possible replacement for my beatup old SW Motech. Would attach the mount straps to an aluminum base plate to...
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    Mark - just checking, you mean "pump controller"...

    Mark - just checking, you mean "pump controller" rather than "regulator", right?
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    Fuel pump is load controlled, based on fuel...

    Fuel pump is load controlled, based on fuel pressure sensor feedback loop. There is no fuel return past a pressure regulator like other injection systems. The fuel pump controller (on top of pump...
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    Lot's of opinions available about tank bag, and...

    Lot's of opinions available about tank bag, and here's mine: I'm a fan of SW Motech's Quick-Lock tank bag system. Tank bag mounts and dismounts in seconds, and connection system is secure. The F800R...
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    All the cool mid-50s guys rock red F800S Beemers!...

    All the cool mid-50s guys rock red F800S Beemers! Yes, that's right, mine is red also. Keep riding!
  14. Watched the pro series on tv last year,...

    Watched the pro series on tv last year, spitefully gleeful that H-D's butt was kicked. Hoping the series is broadcast again with equally good coverage. The combination of short track, classic half...
  15. How does the flat track bike class system work?...

    How does the flat track bike class system work? Which class for your F800-based tracker?
    Why the solid rear race wheel? (... besides looking cool)
  16. Thanks for updates. Did you attach frame to...

    Thanks for updates.

    Did you attach frame to motor at swingarm pivot, similar to the original frame?

    Footpegs attached to frame or to motor case using original fastener locations? I'm guessing...
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    The root beer and orange versions are cool, but...

    The root beer and orange versions are cool, but I'm looking forward to your impression of yellow with black tail. That would be so easy - and perhaps so effective.
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    Well there you go! That's a better parts trade....

    Well there you go! That's a better parts trade. Google confirms that the distance from St Albans, UK to Quebec City is shorter than western Oregon to Quebec City (3164 miles by Interstate).
    ...
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    No, still happily red. But I would entertain an...

    No, still happily red. But I would entertain an adventurous "meet halfway" plastics swap. Like the movie "Face Off"? Actually, more like Freaky Friday.
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    So - is the rule of thumb that you can match only...

    So - is the rule of thumb that you can match only odd or even versions of a tire? I need a new rear tire to match a Pilot Road 3 front that has another 3-5k miles' lifespan.

    Or does the sum of the...
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    I posted something similar long ago:...

    I posted something similar long ago: https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/269169-Trade-my-F800S-red-plastics-for-yellow-or-gray
  22. Yes, looked it up in the fiche but interested to...

    Yes, looked it up in the fiche but interested to hear confirmation fromo someone with motor out of frame. I've posed same question to breakers selling F800 engines on eBay, no definitive answer yet.
  23. Watching your progress with interest. "It's...

    Watching your progress with interest.

    "It's not you, it's me": if in the same predicament, I'd be inclined to replace battery and check stator, in order to eliminate two electrical system...
  24. I assume you know about the Ron Wood F800 flat...

    I assume you know about the Ron Wood F800 flat tracker: https://www.cycleworld.com/2007/11/20/xtrapix-american-beemer-first-look

    My guess is that you're either "all in" with the race bike (convert...
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    Top box - no idea; never used one, never will....

    Top box - no idea; never used one, never will.
    Fork seals - known weakness, straightforward replacement via conventional (right side up) forks.
    Footpegs - I'm using SW Motech adjustable pegs,...
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