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  1. I have had more than one battery that showed a...

    I have had more than one battery that showed a good voltage but couldn't power much other than the screen. Not even the lights. The first thing I would do is to load test the battery. If it is...
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    Welcome to the forum, Bill. The first thing I...

    Welcome to the forum, Bill. The first thing I would look for is a loose connection at the battery.
  3. BMW says the oil drain plug on my F650GS should...

    BMW says the oil drain plug on my F650GS should be torqued to 40 NM. That feels like way too much to me when installing a steel plug into an aluminum crankcase. I have decided that 30 NM is plenty....
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    I am not sure what to conclude, other than it...

    I am not sure what to conclude, other than it might be a good idea to buy a gravity balance stand and perform the work yourself with stick-on weights bought off of Amazon or some other vendor. While...
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    Personally, I am concerned about what my farts...

    Personally, I am concerned about what my farts are doing to the environment after eating a super bean burrito. [:I]
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    Poll: My 1999 Saturn also had a very long owner's...

    My 1999 Saturn also had a very long owner's manual of several hundred pages, complete with few legal warnings and lot of nice photos to illustrate the information provided. And all in a nice paper...
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    The most out of balance (tireless) wheel that I...

    The most out of balance (tireless) wheel that I have ever seen was the steel wire rear wheel on my 2005 Triumph Bonneville T-100. That thing took about 6 ounces of weight to balance and the front...
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    I have found that wheels tend to be more out of...

    I have found that wheels tend to be more out of balance than most tires. [:(]
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    Poll: I have to reread my manual every time I need to...

    I have to reread my manual every time I need to change the time to conform to the daylight savings or standard time changes. :rolleyes:
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    Brake fluid is any DOT 4 product. My air filters...

    Brake fluid is any DOT 4 product. My air filters have always come from the BMW parts department, however there may be an after-market option which I am not familiar with.
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    Biofuels vs. electric power wars

    Here is news about the push to increase ethanol in U.S. gasoline to 15% as well as arguments regarding which is worse for the environment and the economy, biofuel power or electric power.
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    Poll: One of the things that you do have to get past in...

    One of the things that you do have to get past in many owner's manuals are all of the liability warnings that infuse many of these manuals. Fortunately, my observation is that BMW manuals have fewer...
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    Welcome, Daveywww. I am sure you will love your...

    Welcome, Daveywww. I am sure you will love your new GS. They are great bikes and fun to ride anywhere. [:)]
  14. I don't know if the GT and the GS have the same...

    I don't know if the GT and the GS have the same size fuel tank or not. However, I once put in 4.4 U.S. gallons into my F650GS's tank. On my bike the fuel warning kicks in around 60 miles and starts...
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    My thought is that all of the electronic bells...

    My thought is that all of the electronic bells and whistles are nice, but your best bet is to pretend that they are not there and ride accordingly. If you make a mistake and the electronic...
  16. Thread: F650 twin

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    Welcome, Saluki. I too have an F650GS and just...

    Welcome, Saluki. I too have an F650GS and just love it. The only problems that I have experienced after 48K miles are a couple of cases of front brake disc warping and poor greasing of the steering...
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    Electric airplane wars

    Will lawsuits never end? Reading the attached article is making electric airplane development sound like more of a fertile field for investor money opportunities and technology-grabbing lawsuits...
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    2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review

    Here is a review of the new Royal Enfield model that has replaced their long-running, massively selling (in India) and old-in-the-tooth, 500 and 350 Bullet models, whose roots extend back to 1952....
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    Although oil manufacturers recommend against...

    Although oil manufacturers recommend against mixing brands and oil types (as you might expect), I have been doing it for years without any problems. I have even mixed Group V synthetic oils with...
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    Really. How about posting more useful comments,...

    Really. How about posting more useful comments, such as your first name, your location, which model F800 you ride and where you ride it to. Posting random dumb comments just doesn't cut it around...
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    Just look for one that appears clean, uncrashed...

    Just look for one that appears clean, uncrashed and well maintained by the owner. Also ask to see maintenance records. Don't worry too much about mileage.
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    Welcome greenjeans. Good luck with your F-GS...

    Welcome greenjeans. Good luck with your F-GS search. I am sure you will enjoy the bike. I hope you find a good one. [:)]
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    Welcome, Snavetraunts. Does it rain on the...

    Welcome, Snavetraunts. Does it rain on the Plains of Spain? If not, the R might be the bike for you. [:D]
  24. You asked for it. Into the spam can for you. [:D]

    You asked for it. Into the spam can for you. [:D]
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    Zoefoster, have you tried posting your random...

    Zoefoster, have you tried posting your random adjectives in the "Word Association" thread? Straighten up or it will be in the spam dumpster for you. [;)]
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