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    I have 2 "age" related tire stories to relate. ...

    I have 2 "age" related tire stories to relate.

    I have a friend that bought a set of Eagle GT tires to put on his sports car project. The project went much slower that he anticipated......and 20...
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    I still believe you should investigate the...

    I still believe you should investigate the exhaust system. My car got a buzz when a connecting bolt for a heat shield rusted away. Harley Dyna mufflers when mounted on a Suzuki Savage sound great -...
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    Chris: Like you I was wondering about the tires...

    Chris: Like you I was wondering about the tires supplies - so I ordered a set of Continental Road Attack 3's a couple weeks ago (my current favorite tire).

    The front tire was built a year...
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    Amen brother! In pursuit of the perfect screen...

    Amen brother!

    In pursuit of the perfect screen I have purchased and tried.

    1) Used V-Stream mid size (bought used and re-sold). Thicker/heavier than stock and it made my bodywork bounce...
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    Sticky: I fear we are just days away from the "last" ride...

    I fear we are just days away from the "last" ride of 2021 here in northern Kentucky, USA.

    Yesterday the daytime temperature was around 36F, and we had the first snow flakes wafting around in the...
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    Glad it worked for you....my repair has been...

    Glad it worked for you....my repair has been holding up fine for the last 16,000 miles and a few bulb changes as I worked out my LED installation.
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    I have used a repair system similar to the Stop...

    I have used a repair system similar to the Stop and Go with the mushroom shaped plugs and a pistol looking gun for patching our surveying crew truck tires.....they get a lot of holes in the tires...
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    My F800GT has 23,000 miles on it and the...

    My F800GT has 23,000 miles on it and the transmission is the smoothest shifting bike I have ever owned....finding neutral is easy.

    I do take the shift lever off every winter and clean and grease...
  9. I have looked and watched Puregas.org for years,...

    I have looked and watched Puregas.org for years, and even posted some stations and comments on the site - and there are not any gas stations listed within an hour of where I live (except the...
  10. NH4E: For whatever reason you may choose to...

    NH4E:

    For whatever reason you may choose to apply.......the gasoline stations in northern Kentucky do not offer any ethanol free fuel. It could be the distributors, it could be the fuel stations...
  11. AL: No I did not do the BMW lap around the...

    AL:

    No I did not do the BMW lap around the racetrack - the fellow I was with raced a Yamaha TZ250 for years at Barber and I am sure he would not have enjoyed a "parade" lap when he is used to...
  12. Al: For several years the 3 counties in...

    Al:

    For several years the 3 counties in Northern Kentucky were required to use Reformulated Fuel (our politicians volunteered us). This was done as we are right across the river from Cincinnati...
  13. Member Lag is in British Columbia......and the 94...

    Member Lag is in British Columbia......and the 94 Octane he quotes is likely a RON rating and not the AKI rating (RON+MON/2) listed in the US).

    Even in the US states differ what they sell - this...
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    Wow......6ft-2inches puts your head far higher on...

    Wow......6ft-2inches puts your head far higher on the F800GT than my noggin is. The stock screen put the wind right at my chin, and I can understand the wind issue you are having......it is really...
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    How tall are you? I am 5'-8" with a 30"...

    How tall are you?

    I am 5'-8" with a 30" inseam. I have tried several different windscreens of all shapes and sizes. For my height the Puig Screen with their deflector has resolved the wind noise...
  16. Modern fuel systems is the "important" word here....

    Modern fuel systems is the "important" word here. Fuel injected engines are likely very tolerant of E10.....provided the fuel tank isn't made of fiberglass or nylon.

    Fuel systems with carbs are...
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    The TPMS sensor in the front wheel was erratic. ...

    The TPMS sensor in the front wheel was erratic. If I didn't ride for a week the sensor would work fine....and I could go on many 100 mile rides without a problem. A couple weeks ago we took the...
  18. Thread: Parts anyone?

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    I would suggest you contact one of the sellers on...

    I would suggest you contact one of the sellers on eBay that is dismantling an F800, and see if they can provide the parts you need.
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  19. Thread: Parts anyone?

    by Thumpin
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    MGD109 likely has the best solution - however if...

    MGD109 likely has the best solution - however if there is room I prefer the use of "Timeserts" which have a threaded bushing with inner/outer thread pitches that match. Rather than being a "spring...
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    Here is a link to the thread I started:...

    Here is a link to the thread I started:
    https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/318633-Beat-the-Heat!

    The foam I used was the closed cell foam weather stripping that you can buy at hardware...
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    There was one forum member who stated he was...

    There was one forum member who stated he was going to heat wrap his exhaust - he never followed up to let us know if it worked. I have been reluctant to wrap the exhaust - as it appears to be a...
  22. Thread: Beat the Heat!

    by Thumpin
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    When I initially started to notice the heat was...

    When I initially started to notice the heat was after installing a larger windscreen. I believe the larger area of low pressure behind the screen pulls more hot air up from the engine. I tried...
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    One trick I use when taking brake systems apart...

    One trick I use when taking brake systems apart -is to seal the top of the master cylinder reservoir before I take anything apart. This prevents the flow of brake fluid while the system is apart, as...
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    My bike has a centerstand and removing and...

    My bike has a centerstand and removing and servicing the rear wheel is easy - but if you don't have one that won't help.

    For other work I am fortunate enough to have a lift table and a good wheel...
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    Forgive me if this is dragging the thread off...

    Forgive me if this is dragging the thread off topic - it is related to the balancing beads in a small way.

    When I was a kid back n the 60's, my dad was an Allstate Insurance agent and his office...
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