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  1. Thread: Bamboozled!

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    Could it have been low charge in your existing...

    Could it have been low charge in your existing Zumo when you tried originally?

    Personally I'd have taken the new Zumo and transferred your details across but understand your decision.

    Ride...
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    I read the OP as that he/she currently owned the...

    I read the OP as that he/she currently owned the machine and not that it was a potential purchase.

    Might be as well to get clarification.


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    If you're happy with the cost then buy the...

    If you're happy with the cost then buy the insurance, i.e. extended warranty, but if I've read this right, the bike is 3-4 years old with 2600 miles on the class clock?

    If that's the case, you'd...
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    If your that concerned with the potential for...

    If your that concerned with the potential for belt failure while travelling, I'd suggest that the prudent thing to do is to change the belt at the recommended change interval.

    How you manage to...
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    Thanks DJ123, Firefox look to be a good option...

    Thanks DJ123, Firefox look to be a good option especially if you've ESA on the bike.

    My last F8GT was at around 42,000 when I traded her in for my current one. The suspension was still...
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    Pompous Sent from my moto g(6) play using...

    Pompous

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    If it's the rubber bush that forms part of the...

    If it's the rubber bush that forms part of the shock mount in the mounting eyes i.e. Motoworks part number SUA12147 I'd replace them as part of the refurb. Best leave whoever will be doing the work...
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    Nice project and well worth the effort. There's a...

    Nice project and well worth the effort. There's a local group of mostly retired engineers doing something similar in one of our neighboring villages. Age range from 7 to 70. (One of the grandson's...
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    Agree, Copper Slip is a good stuff. A friend of...

    Agree, Copper Slip is a good stuff. A friend of mine who did his apprenticeship back in the late 60's early 70's when just about everything the British motor industry produced rusted put me on to...
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    I've had reasonable results with a grabit with...

    I've had reasonable results with a grabit with cross heads when woodworking but I've never tried it with a fubar torx. May work.

    I'm assuming that the screw that you're having difficulty with is...
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    Hi Tedfred If the stuck fastener is SS,...

    Hi Tedfred

    If the stuck fastener is SS, personal I'd not try and drill and use a EZOut. If the fastener was steel, I'd might try drilling if the other traditional methods had failed.

    You...
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    Main driver looks to be reduction in plastic...

    Main driver looks to be reduction in plastic waste :-

    https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/california-bans-mini-hotel-toiletries-single-use-plastic-shampoo-shower-gel-a8870516.html...
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    Only ever noticed a difference in temperature...

    Only ever noticed a difference in temperature between left and right hands, when doing a reasonable amount of town riding in colder months.

    Depending on riding style, i.e. Clutch happy left hand,...
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    Been using AltBerg boots over the last 10 or so...

    Been using AltBerg boots over the last 10 or so winters or so :-

    https://www.altberg.co.uk/

    They don't claim to be water proof but I've never had any issues with them as long as they're...
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    Sticky: Wet, windy and 9c in East Anglia but based on...

    Wet, windy and 9c in East Anglia but based on earlier post from Australia, I count myself very fortunate and hope that all earlier posters are safe and come to no harm.

    Link below is from the BBC...
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    Welcome. Nice looking bike and a fine...

    Welcome.

    Nice looking bike and a fine introduction.

    Have only had a couple of short stop overs in Singapore but thoroughly enjoyed myself there.

    Ride safely.
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    Be aware then that by chaning the filter...

    Be aware then that by chaning the filter yourself, with a non branded filter, you may find it problematic should you need to make potential future claims under the warranty that you paid for when you...
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    Already saw the word but there's no concrete...

    Already saw the word but there's no concrete evidence to support the assumption, just that the bike was dirty.

    Did the bike come with the BMW UK 2 year warranty as part of the purchase?


    Sent...
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    If you've a torque wrench and know how to use it,...

    If you've a torque wrench and know how to use it, filter is 14Nm which is a tad more than hand tight. (Wouldn't want it to come lose while riding, make a bit of a mess. )

    Strap wrench has its uses...
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    Agree, if you don't know what you're doing or...

    Agree, if you don't know what you're doing or have little faith in your dealership then leave the thing alone. Be aware however that it has a life span like everything else.

    Different matter if...
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    Local engineering friend of mine who used to work...

    Local engineering friend of mine who used to work for Gates, tells me that these belts don't get longer with use. It's just that the cumulative wear in each tooth results in the need for belt...
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    I might be missing something here. Get it cleaned...

    I might be missing something here. Get it cleaned and get some miles under its wheels is the way to go to.

    Ride safely.

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    Should do but I suspect that you'd need to use...

    Should do but I suspect that you'd need to use BMW branded consumables to preserve the manufacturers warranty.

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    Heaven [emoji1] Sent from my moto g(6) play...

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