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    You did well with that R100RS Harri. Used to...

    You did well with that R100RS Harri.

    Used to love the 82 twin shockone that I owned some time back. Ironically I found the standard narrow bars fitted hard on the wrists on long trips. Great bike...
  2. Thread: Gearing

    by BoxerBits
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    Excellent choice mate. Looking forward to...

    Excellent choice mate.

    Looking forward to being able to nip across the channel and pick a few bottles up from where that's produced. But until things improve over here, we'll have to be content...
  3. +1 Good choice, I use it when out cycling as...

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    Good choice, I use it when out cycling as well as riding. Really light and excellent wicking properties.





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  4. Thread: Gearing

    by BoxerBits
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    You've a fair point. Sounds like jellied eels...

    You've a fair point.

    Sounds like jellied eels are a pit more expensive over in Tasmania than in "Dick Van Dyke land".






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  5. Agree my question was rhetorical. Sent from...

    Agree my question was rhetorical.


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  6. From Ducati to political point scoring in one...

    From Ducati to political point scoring in one sermon!

    Here's what going on in the rest of the world Dabo:-

    https://www.ft.com/content/8e69d4da-00d2-4ada-96f0-b5dc5c7ca40a

    Business see the...
  7. As far as routine service and repair, are there...

    As far as routine service and repair, are there any significant differences between 2017 onwards and the 2016 model F800 covered by the Haynes?

    I've not found it lacking for my 2018 F8GT.

    Ride...
  8. Bad luck Tedfred By sheer coincidence, I lost...

    Bad luck Tedfred

    By sheer coincidence, I lost the same thing from my F800GT the other day along the back roads of Northamptonshire/ Oxfordshire while out on an errand.

    The bikes not been...
  9. Have a look on the Haynes site, the most recent...

    Have a look on the Haynes site, the most recent copy of the F800 manual should be fine for your bike.
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    3M's double sided automotive trim tape would be...

    3M's double sided automotive trim tape would be what I'd use.

    It held the R100RS emblems onto the side of my airhead engine for years so holding your little device in place under the faux tank...
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    Glad you stayed shinny side up. Moments like that...

    Glad you stayed shinny side up. Moments like that are a little un-nerving when they occur, even small slips at relatively low speeds can feel like full on "speedway slides" when you're not expecting...
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    Ajaay Original poster looks to have sorted...

    Ajaay

    Original poster looks to have sorted this issue back in December.

    Personally given that the bike is at least 10 years old, (F800S went out of production some time ago now), I'd be...
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    Totally agree and sound advice. Up until the last...

    Totally agree and sound advice. Up until the last 12 months if she didn't run then I didn't earn so good regular maintenance is essential, and if done competently, high mileage wouldn't necessarily...
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    There's a number of different BMW seats that the...

    There's a number of different BMW seats that the original owner could have fitted when the bike was ordered. Lowest being extra low to extra high comfort with seat height looking to range from 770mm...
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    Could potentially be getting better due to pad...

    Could potentially be getting better due to pad wear on the side that was binding.

    When you replaced the bearings, did you ensure that they were fully seated or ever so slightly cocked?

    You...
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    Your forks should not bend when you install and...

    Your forks should not bend when you install and secure the front axle.

    Not read the complete thread in detail but note an earlier thread of yours, relating to changing front wheel bearings.
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  17. Thread: Coolant?

    by BoxerBits
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    Nice example. Agree, the coolant is a...

    Nice example.

    Agree, the coolant is a consumable, it's condition and volume should be checked periodically and action taken as result of check dictate.

    No specified change interval and neglect...
  18. Thread: Newbie

    by BoxerBits
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    Welcome Andy Nice part of the world down in...

    Welcome Andy

    Nice part of the world down in the South West, let's hope that we all get a chance to get out about on our bikes before too long.

    Hope that you enjoy your new bike.

    Ride safely....
  19. Thread: Coolant?

    by BoxerBits
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    Based on your observations on maintaining...

    Based on your observations on maintaining machine's, you best get onto BMW to make this a standard maintenance item based on mileage.

    Ride safely.

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  20. Thread: Coolant?

    by BoxerBits
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    Not being specified by the manufacturer as a...

    Not being specified by the manufacturer as a standard maintenance item, isn't the same as neglecting to check and replace as and when required.

    E.g. no change interval is specified for brake pad...
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    Seems a little harsh Dalesman in calling that if...

    Seems a little harsh Dalesman in calling that if the job was done under warranty with no cost to yourself!

    [emoji3]

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  22. Thread: Belt tension

    by BoxerBits
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    Kind of, I've a mate who worked for Gate most of...

    Kind of, I've a mate who worked for Gate most of his working life who put me on to it. Started out as a heavy plant fitter ended pretty high up in UK sales setup of their hydraulic and belt products....
  23. Thread: Belt tension

    by BoxerBits
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    Can't say that I know either way but Gates look...

    Can't say that I know either way but Gates look to specify that their toothed timing belts should be fitted and tensioned at ambient temperature. See document at following URL :-
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    Good advice from both above but don't go mad with...

    Good advice from both above but don't go mad with whatever lubricant you choose to use. You don't want to get any over spray on the rear brake components or the tyre for that matter.

    Ride safely....
  25. Don't forget James Sherlock down in South Moulton...

    Don't forget James Sherlock down in South Moulton and MotoBins over in Spalding, both ship out of the UK and sell new and used parts.

    From his web site, the former looks to be breaking a F8GT but...
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