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    Rob, Thank you for taking the time to clarify...

    Rob, Thank you for taking the time to clarify your earlier post. I am assuming that if there is an idling problem, performing this "reset" would cause no harm, although there does appear to be...
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    Looking through both the F 800 GT Rider's Manual...

    Looking through both the F 800 GT Rider's Manual and Haynes Manual, there is no instruction of this reset. Also, there have been many messages on this forum regarding disconnecting or changing the...
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    Rob, Where do you find this reset information?

    Rob,

    Where do you find this reset information?
  4. Depending on where you are riding. In riding on...

    Depending on where you are riding. In riding on city streets, left turns are always at a wider radius than right turns. Very likely, one rides the left turns faster and at a greater lean angle than...
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    Is there any possibility that this difficulty in...

    Is there any possibility that this difficulty in finding neutral is an oil problem? With the transmission and clutch sharing the same oil as the engine, the oil needs to be specifically formulated...
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    Lynda, Congratulations on your acquisition....

    Lynda, Congratulations on your acquisition. Having owned and ridden singles (BSA, Moto Guzzi, AJS, Kawasaki), twins (two-stroke, four-stroke, vees, verticals, boxers), and fours, I can attest to the...
  7. Just curious, why a hydraulic clutch? The stock...

    Just curious, why a hydraulic clutch? The stock clutch cable looks bullet-proof to me. Bullet-proof as compared to old-time clutch cables, which did break occasionally, this F800 cable is two or...
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    Modifying my brake lever, I used an M5 bolt....

    Modifying my brake lever, I used an M5 bolt. Drilling and tapping the brake lever tang would not seem to create any actual brake lever strength problems. The only load on the tang is the return...
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    My understanding of renewable varies from yours....

    My understanding of renewable varies from yours. Compared to petroleum, which is a finite resource, at least on a human time scale, biofuels can be produced on an ongoing basis. This is not to say...
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    Please tell us how this comes out. My'14 GT has...

    Please tell us how this comes out. My'14 GT has LED turn indicators and add-on LED brake lights (flashing), but curiously, one of the very few things the previous owner missed was converting the tail...
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    While biofuels are renewable, I believe burning...

    While biofuels are renewable, I believe burning them still results in the production of the various air polluting greenhouse gases. In terms of pollution, is this any different from burning...
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    The F800 engine has a 12:1 compression ratio. If...

    The F800 engine has a 12:1 compression ratio. If it was a carbureted engine of forty years ago, it would need 105 octane leaded aviation fuel to run without damaging preignition. With a modern...
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    Perhaps you are not looking in the best place for...

    Perhaps you are not looking in the best place for low mileage used GTs. I have a search on Cycle Trader set up specifically to find GTs, which is how I found mine. Cycle Trader is showing 14 GTs from...
  14. Anti-seize compound is what is commonly used by...

    Anti-seize compound is what is commonly used by the construction (earthmoving) industry for these sorts of connections on heavy equipment. The are different kinds; the most common is finely ground...
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    You could help out some of us slower folks by...

    You could help out some of us slower folks by listing which of the several different F8800 models you have. It might help us to better understand the issue. Along with that, it is always interesting...
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    It appears that Garmin is the popular GPS brand...

    It appears that Garmin is the popular GPS brand in this group. In December 2020 I bought a TomTom Rider 550, which is specifically designed for motorcycles. It comes with a RAM handlebar clamp...
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    Here's a photograph of me with my 1950 Moto Guzzi...

    Here's a photograph of me with my 1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone, 500 single. Outside flywheel, hairpin valve springs, swinging arm rear suspension with friction dampening. Yes, that's my Porsche '56 356A...
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    Go to the Cycle Trader website. You can set the...

    Go to the Cycle Trader website. You can set the search filters to find whatever you want, and have the option to search the entire U.S.
  19. It is not difficult to spend $3K on "farkles"....

    It is not difficult to spend $3K on "farkles". When I added up all the items the previous owner had put on my 2014 F800GT, the amount was near $3K. These were the things that I knew about from the...
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    Here are photographs of the fender mounted...

    Here are photographs of the fender mounted Clearwater Darla lights on my 2014 F800GT. The previous owner had them installed, so I cannot comment on installation issues. Certainly, they are bright at...
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    You may find help here,...

    You may find help here, https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/316283-2015-F800R-need-a-second-key?p=2873693&highlight=key#post2873693, and here,...
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    If one's motorcycle is not fitted with crash bars...

    If one's motorcycle is not fitted with crash bars (I opted for frame sliders), an alternative for driving lights are the fork mounted Clearwater Darla models. These are small LED lights that put out...
  23. Richard, I live in Carson City and was unaware of...

    Richard, I live in Carson City and was unaware of the L-ion recycling operation. Thanks for the post.

    We are all very much aware of the Panasonic/Tesla battery factory, apparently the largest...
  24. An obvious commercial post. One aimed at the...

    An obvious commercial post. One aimed at the wrong audience. Joined yesterday. first post and able to send a link and an image. What's up with that?

    Fall detection? Does it really know when the...
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    These panniers appear to be the same as came on...

    These panniers appear to be the same as came on my 2014 GT. I believe they were listed as an option.
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