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    I use Westway Oil in my 2013 GT. I just accept...

    I use Westway Oil in my 2013 GT. I just accept that the spec of the oil is genuine as such is as good as anything else but a lot cheaper no issues but 10,000 miles is no real test, I drop the oil...
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    Thanks for the heads up. My USB charge point...

    Thanks for the heads up. My USB charge point mounted near the ignition key. I use it very infrequently, going to test mine today see it it's failed.
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    Went almost the same route but use the relay to...

    Went almost the same route but use the relay to power a conventional 4 way fuse box so I could have fog lights, Daytime Running Lamps and USB power on separate fuses. Primarily on cost, it's a...
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    I live in a COVID-19 hotspot in a country that...

    I live in a COVID-19 hotspot in a country that has the second highest fatality numbers in the world. Oddly there seems to be a debate about balancing the economy against lives lost, about damage done...
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    Welcome. Worth knowing but F800GT seats are...

    Welcome.

    Worth knowing but F800GT seats are interchangeable with F800S,ST and R models. Link below to the OEM part numbers. Just set a search up on eBay they come up pretty regular.
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  7. Thread: Bmw 2007 f800s

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    That's very interesting. Mine has failed it will...

    That's very interesting. Mine has failed it will always shows correct gear for 3rd,4th,5th and 6th but on occasion it will show incorrect for 1st 2nd and Neutral or display blank. I removed it (left...
  8. Thread: Bmw 2007 f800s

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    Is the gear position potentiometer not required?

    Is the gear position potentiometer not required?
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    In case you are unaware the seats, either high,...

    In case you are unaware the seats, either high, low or standard, are all interchangeable between the F800 S, ST, R and GT models. Useful to know if doing secondhand searches. F800GS is not compatable.
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    Dependent on how tall you are but as well as...

    Dependent on how tall you are but as well as lowered pegs I also added a comfort high seat, primarily to reduce knee bend. The problem with lowering the pegs (as I'm sure you are finding out) is that...
  11. Thread: Hello to all

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    Spent a couple of years working just down the...

    Spent a couple of years working just down the road in Livingston. Very happy memories.
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    I've started my bike in neutral with side stand...

    I've started my bike in neutral with side stand down, forgotten to raise side stand (a frank admission I know), pulled in the clutch and then selected 1st and of course the engine cut, which is...
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    Generally I'd agree but due to the relatively high current supplied to the headlamp the crimping really needs to be done with a proper "ratchet" type crimping tool with the correct dies not the far...
  15. My solution would be to cut the wires and solder...

    My solution would be to cut the wires and solder a fresh connector (they are cheap and easy to get hold of), use heat shrink to insulate the joints. I've had an ST headlamp apart and I don't believe...
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    Enjoy.

    Enjoy.
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    Welcome

    Welcome
  18. Thread: rear brakes

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    I did the rear on my GT a couple of months ago. I...

    I did the rear on my GT a couple of months ago. I followed the manual and removed the rear wheel. If nothing is stuck and comes apart easy then I suspect doing it with out removing the wheel would be...
  19. Very many thanks for the explanation. I'm one of...

    Very many thanks for the explanation. I'm one of those who uses the term CANbus incorrectly, although I'm am aware I use it incorrectly and at the low level of my understanding, (which is basically...
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    Absolutely Bloody Marvelous! Many thanks.

    Absolutely Bloody Marvelous! Many thanks.
  21. Thread: Test Ride?

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    Sounds more like a night on the pull rather than...

    Sounds more like a night on the pull rather than buying a motorbike.
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    I think this is still valid but due to the...

    I think this is still valid but due to the current problems there has been an extension to vehicles that need an MOT post 30th of March, although vehicle should still be roadworthy.
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    Welcome Can only speak for the UK but test...

    Welcome

    Can only speak for the UK but test rides are never a problem from dealers, they sometimes have stipulations about the length of time you must have held a full licence for (normally longer...
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    According to the parts catalougue the same...

    According to the parts catalougue the same steering damper is used on the R,S,ST as well as the GT, given the amount of low mileage bikes that get broken for spares I'd search for a second hand one...
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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