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  1. Thread: Soggy Bread

    by The-Mick48
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    I use one of these to do brake bleeding, it is...

    I use one of these to do brake bleeding, it is the easiest way I have found....
  2. Thread: Soggy Bread

    by The-Mick48
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    The gaskets seem OK, no visible condensation. For...

    The gaskets seem OK, no visible condensation. For some reason something may have gotten into the fluid and contaminated it. FWIW, the bike looked brand new when I got it and the brakes worked as they...
  3. Thread: Soggy Bread

    by The-Mick48
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    Soggy Bread

    Anoother thread got me to take a close look at my brake fluid. New to me last fall a 2105 F800GT with 2K miles on it. No doubt the brake fluid was origional, 5 years old. The fluid in the front brake...
  4. Thread: Stalling

    by The-Mick48
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    Definately something to keep in mind.The 2015...

    Definately something to keep in mind.The 2015 with 2K on it was stalling. So far , after my last fill-up it hasent stalled. Now if the weather would co-operate here in the Northeast I could start...
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    Late last fall I bought a 2015 F800GT with around...

    Late last fall I bought a 2015 F800GT with around 2K miles on it. now it has 3K. My garage is heated. Should I go by mileage or yearsin determining when to change the brake fluid, or only if it looks...
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    Wow! You must be a .........smart ass!!

    Wow! You must be a .........smart ass!!
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    Wow! Why do you need all those bikes! [:D]

    Wow! Why do you need all those bikes! [:D]
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    My 07 RT needed the fuel strip replaced 6 or 7...

    My 07 RT needed the fuel strip replaced 6 or 7 times, it was done at the dealer under warranty. Invariably the service manager would tell me the tech wanted to show me something. At around 40K miles...
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    I use MOBILE 1 V-Twin in my 1975 Norton, It is...

    I use MOBILE 1 V-Twin in my 1975 Norton, It is recommended for the viscosity and high zinc content. Do you know if any of the Rotella are 20-50 with zinc additive?
  10. Thread: Stalling

    by The-Mick48
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    Stalling

    Occasional engine stalling:
    I know there are other threads on this, this is what I am trying to do. I am keeping a log on what gas I use to see if any brand (s) are the cause. When I had my 07 RT,...
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    Thanks, Rotella seems to be popular. When I put a...

    Thanks, Rotella seems to be popular. When I put a Bill Blue 350 top end on my Kaw KLX 250 I was told to not use synthetic because of the clutch slipping problem. As it was, I had to put a beefier...
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    Social distancing

    What better way than to go for a motorcycle ride. The weather is warming up here in New England, so we are riding.Pack a lunch and hit the road.
    I want to ask if our fellow riders in California are...
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    stupid oil question

    In my 2015 GT owners manual ther is no mention of synthetic oil as some outhr models recommend. Some wet clutches do not like synthetic, I searched the forum and didn't find anyone recommending it....
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    Why?, and what are you going to get next? Nice...

    Why?, and what are you going to get next? Nice bike BTW
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    About 10 years ago I got these liners for my...

    About 10 years ago I got these liners for my 1200RT. Very high quality, strong zippers and material. I sold the RT but I still use these on my GT with the GIVI top case and panniers. They are sold...
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    Why do you say the side cases need to be BMW? I...

    Why do you say the side cases need to be BMW?
    I removed the BMW side rack and use the GIVI side panniers and top case on my 2015 F800GT. No loss of room for may passanger and they (side cases) are...
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    R Kippling: “A man can never have too much red...

    R Kippling: “A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.”
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    The first owner was a woman rider, I don't know...

    The first owner was a woman rider, I don't know how the break in was handled. The bike had lowered froont springs and a lower spring on the rear shock and a low comfort by Sargent.. For me, it was...
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    rear tire and brake in

    New to me last fall. 2015 F800 GT with 2200 miles on the clock. I am guessing the motor is broken in, does not take as long as a boxer motor ?
    Also, what can I tipically expect for mileage on the...
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    Thanks, all good to know. In May I am riding from...

    Thanks, all good to know. In May I am riding from the North Shore of MA to New Orleans by way of The Hawks Nest NewYork, Skyline Drive VA, Asheville NC on The Blue Ridge Parkway then on South.
    ...
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    drive belt

    How many miles on the origional belt now? How many miles is the factory belt designed to last?
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    BMW has a history of "deny, deny, deny" skip x-w

    BMW has a history of "deny, deny, deny" skip x-w
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    Difficult to Install and pricy? I have GIVI...

    Difficult to Install and pricy? I have GIVI monkey bags mounted and they may offer some protection, but not sure how much.
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    2015 F800 GT crash bars

    Opnions on the best crash bars for an 2015 F800GT. Photos and links would be much appreciated

    The Mick
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    For me, no bad motorcycle rides, just some better...

    For me, no bad motorcycle rides, just some better than others. 352435
    the photo was taken on Rt 1A, Rye NH along the Atlantic Ocean a few days before Christmas
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