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    I wonder if that's a US thing? Here in the UK...

    I wonder if that's a US thing? Here in the UK push bikes have the front brake on the right same as motorbikes.
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    I have something similar:...

    I have something similar:
    https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/stop-and-go-pocket-plugger-tubeless-tyre-repair-kit-with-co2-inflation-554658

    Used it a good few times (even heled other rides out)
    ...
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    I'm on an older F800S but the same brakes as the...

    I'm on an older F800S but the same brakes as the GT.
    The front is very good and does provide the best braking but both front and back play a part.
    The back helps lower the bike but you ease of as...
  4. Thread: Engine knocking

    by Pat H
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    The later F800 engines gained from a lot of...

    The later F800 engines gained from a lot of improvements over the earlier engines.
    My F800S (2006) had the new pistons and barrels at 25,000 miles (and has done 100K miles since) since the new...
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    The massive issue with the BMW setup is the fact...

    The massive issue with the BMW setup is the fact that the link rod doesn't have a counter thread on one end. This is how it should have been designed.
    Loosen the 2 lock nuts and turn the rod one way...
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    A nice bit of pulsed brake while at speed (with...

    A nice bit of pulsed brake while at speed (with care!) may help them bed in quicker.
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    Flashing additional RED LED rear brake light for...

    Flashing additional RED LED rear brake light for me. Plus the HID low beam.
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    I find removing one end of the steering damper...

    I find removing one end of the steering damper helps feel for notches as you turn the bars. The damper tends to dampen out any roughness.
    If you find they need regular nipping up its possible the...
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    If you get it on the centre stand or someow get...

    If you get it on the centre stand or someow get the rear wheel off the ground You can grab the top and bottom from one side and pull the top while pushing the bottom and then reverse so sort of...
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    Scooter riders do it all the time at sub 30MPH....

    Scooter riders do it all the time at sub 30MPH. But I suspect that's just a fall off prevention technique.
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    Yes done this myself a few times. It's doable...

    Yes done this myself a few times.
    It's doable without special kit.
  12. Thread: Speedo Accuracy

    by Pat H
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    Don't forget as your tyres wear the speedo will...

    Don't forget as your tyres wear the speedo will read a higher speed compared to GPS and by design they tend to read under so the owner is always within the legal limit if riding at indicated legal...
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    Don't bother. My S is 14 years old now with over...

    Don't bother. My S is 14 years old now with over 120K miles on it and the linkage is fine.
    I'm my 3rd rear shock (the replacements have been used ones) and the bolt has always come out fine.
    It...
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    That looks like the Aux 12v cable. The flashing...

    That looks like the Aux 12v cable.
    The flashing red light tells you the alarm is active.
  15. I changed my oil when I installed the Progressive...

    I changed my oil when I installed the Progressive springs (around 30K miles I think) And replaced that oil at around 80K miles I'm now on 127K miles and it seems fine.
    With a stiffer front end the...
  16. I found the change (on my S ) to progressive...

    I found the change (on my S ) to progressive springs was the biggest change but that did involve slightly heavier oil as well.
  17. Thread: Booster ug

    by Pat H
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    That's not a very smart way forward. We probably...

    That's not a very smart way forward. We probably have to work even harder to counter the decades of emissions damage. Fires won't help but its no reason to give up. Granted not likely to be my...
  18. Thread: Booster ug

    by Pat H
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    Well in a world trying to manage emissions...

    Well in a world trying to manage emissions allowing users to alter the fueling that that the makers have ensured complies with regulations makes a mockery of trying to regulate.
    Rock on all electric...
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    Well after 14 years and 127K miles my old F800s...

    Well after 14 years and 127K miles my old F800s fits me like an old pair of trainers. I don't have to think about riding it, it just responds.
    I often ride with more powerful bikes with all the...
  20. Thread: Front End Issues

    by Pat H
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    May be worth removing the steering damper...

    May be worth removing the steering damper assembly before you check the bearings as that can "hide" an issue. Also the steering damper should be checked off the bike for smooth operation from one end...
  21. Thread: Booster ug

    by Pat H
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    Normally its a device that you install between...

    Normally its a device that you install between the airbox temp sensor and the ECU. It tricks the ECU into thinking the air temp is different to what it is and that will change the fuel injection...
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    Its unlikely you can cut a thread on the inner....

    Its unlikely you can cut a thread on the inner. Its hardened steel and it will turn.
    Don't fret on heating to exactly 100 degrees. That's not very hot. As long as your don't melt the ali you should...
  23. Thread: Rear Hub Failure

    by Pat H
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    I always check tension while sitting on the bike....

    I always check tension while sitting on the bike. That way its at its "normal" tension.
  24. Thread: Clutch Issue

    by Pat H
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    These are agricultural quality gearboxes. Nothing...

    These are agricultural quality gearboxes. Nothing like the snickerty smooth Japanese bikes I used to ride. In 14 years mine still clunk's and crashes into 1st and you need positive firm engagement....
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    That's pretty naff. Some of the earlier bikes (S...

    That's pretty naff. Some of the earlier bikes (S ST) had waterpump leaks that used to dribble out a hole on the bottom (My 127K bike never has)
    So rather than sort it BMW have just piped it away so...
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