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    On this bike the tail light and brake light are...

    On this bike the tail light and brake light are one and the same. It is an LED. The ZFE uses PWM to vary the brightness.
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    Before answering your question a correction is in order. Although popularly cited as such CANbus really has nothing to do with this. The CANbus is a Controller Area Network over which the various...
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    I too would not recommend opening the ZFE. But if...

    I too would not recommend opening the ZFE. But if you have eliminated all other possibilities you could check continuity of the switch at its connector.

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    The one with two plugs under the seat is the...

    The one with two plugs under the seat is the engine management ECU. The one near the tail light is the alarm system combined with the TPMS if so fitted.

    The ZFE resides beside the battery lying on...
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    Sorry I may have misled you. The early bikes all...

    Sorry I may have misled you. The early bikes all had a mechanical switch at the lever. Then there was a period of time when some ABS equipped bikes had the mechanical switch at the lever and some had...
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    When faced with a questions such as this you...

    When faced with a questions such as this you should consult one of several online parts fiches.

    For example this one:...
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    And to add to that there is the possibility that...

    And to add to that there is the possibility that under heavy braking the fluid temperature at the piston goes to the boiling point of water and the resulting vapour being compressible results in a...
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    That was exactly my experience when I had to do...

    That was exactly my experience when I had to do my wife's F650GS. Congrats!
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    The switch upon it is based can be had from China...

    The switch upon it is based can be had from China at US$0.30 per piece in a quantity of 10. Imagine what BMW gets them for.

    And another tip. If you just disengage the connector at the switch and...
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    Just a word on switch replacement - the switch is...

    Just a word on switch replacement - the switch is a special version made for BMW of a common switch. I did an exhaustive search a while back for an alternative to the overpriced BMW part to no avail....
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    If you have a GS-911 you can see if it actuates...

    If you have a GS-911 you can see if it actuates when the lever moves. If it does not, or if you can't do this test, take it off and blast the switch with contact cleaner. The screw that holds it is...
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    And you should have tool to remove the stick...

    And you should have tool to remove the stick coil. While some have done without it could be difficult and you don't want to break one.
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    On the 2013+ bikes there is a hose to take the...

    On the 2013+ bikes there is a hose to take the effluent down under the bike where you won't see it. I just stick a folded in half pipe cleaner in the weep hole and don't worry about it.

    Sent...
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    How much oil are you seeing? Some is common and...

    How much oil are you seeing? Some is common and of no consequence.

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    There was no need to cut the OEM connector off....

    There was no need to cut the OEM connector off. This connector mates up with it: 1J0 973 833
    You can Google the number and find various sources.
    Some examples:...
  16. My wife's bike had this problem and indeed it was...

    My wife's bike had this problem and indeed it was the clutch switch. I removed it and blasted it with contact cleaner and all was good. The screw that holds it is really tiny and could be lost very...
  17. See this thread:...

    See this thread:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/well-this-sucks-missing-valve-cover-thingy.1240025/
  18. I recall looking at this very carefully a few...

    I recall looking at this very carefully a few years back when I checked the valves/replaced the leaky cover gasket on my wife's 2010 F650GS and my conclusion was that while odd in appearance there...
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    Check the rider's manual for instructions. ...

    Check the rider's manual for instructions.

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    Advice still applies.

    Advice still applies.
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    Which begs the question why didn't the ZFE...

    Which begs the question why didn't the ZFE intervene when the outlet was shorted? Why did a short at the outlet blow a main fuse?
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    I always give the same advice for stalling at...

    I always give the same advice for stalling at idle. Before adjusting or replacing anything reset adaptations (use GS-911 or Motoscan app) to see if that fixes the issue.
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    You are misinformed. Sent from my SM-T813...

    You are misinformed.


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    Thanks for that. I see in the manual that it...

    Thanks for that. I see in the manual that it makes reference to the voltage regulator. Any chance that you can elaborate on the connection? Older bikes have the wiring shown here (i.e. no fuse). Can...
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    Wow this is the first that I have heard of an old...

    Wow this is the first that I have heard of an old style fuse. I've never seen it despite almost 10 years of working on these bikes. I can't see a fuse in the schematics either. Can you elaborate...
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