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    An alternative would be 3/4" balls attached to...

    An alternative would be 3/4" balls attached to the brake lever mounts with RAM arms with 3/4" ball mount mirrors attached to those. As seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B59d9r7n_iU
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    I don't get this. Just put your thumb where you'd...

    I don't get this. Just put your thumb where you'd put it to push the indicator, then instead of pushing forward, push up. You can use the outermost edge of the lever, because this is not a push...
  3. Thread: Engine swap

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    Possibly.

    Possibly.
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    Maybe you've got bent shifter forks. Try shifting...

    Maybe you've got bent shifter forks. Try shifting faster, think clutchless without actually shifting clutchless, which helps with the 5th-6th transition. If that works, check clutch lever settings....
  5. There is no final drive pulley system for the R....

    There is no final drive pulley system for the R. This is a german thread where exactly this is discussed: https://www.f800-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6183
    The problems are quite a few:
    1. It...
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    If all goes well:...

    If all goes well: https://advrider.com/f/threads/600-000-kms-f800gs.1318256/ Not a whole lot to go wrong.
  7. Thread: Engine swap

    by tengu
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    An interesting project. If you do end up trying...

    An interesting project. If you do end up trying to do this, please post your progress.

    Having taken the engine out of a bike before for unrelated reasons, be aware that you'll need some circlip...
  8. Thread: Non fancy H7 led

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    This is exactly the issue. You can test this...

    This is exactly the issue. You can test this yourself with any chinesium LED system for H7 reflectors: fit one and park the bike on the center stand at night about 10m away from an even wall. Mark...
  9. Thread: E10

    by tengu
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    This is not a BMW engine. The engines were...

    This is not a BMW engine. The engines were developed with Bombardier/Rotax and were manufactured, assembled and delivered to BMW as a finished unit by Rotax. Rotax still sells these, if you're...
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    A dude here in southern germany (HH-Racetech)...

    A dude here in southern germany (HH-Racetech) builds his own cartridge systems in to forks down to 30mm diameter. Last I checked, he charged ~850€ without shipping for the installation. Anyone near...
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    Speed on a motorcycle is not just a question of...

    Speed on a motorcycle is not just a question of point and shoot, but a question of how much speed do you dare to carry in and through the corner. And in that area, all motorcycles ( except cruisers)...
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    Standard ST and S shocks are 345mm long with...

    Standard ST and S shocks are 345mm long with 140mm travel. No idea baout the GT, but the R is shorter. That said - why don't you buy a better shock? Shocks are considered perishables by some and the...
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    The GT has a much more expensive belt than the ST...

    The GT has a much more expensive belt than the ST and S, because the swingarm is longer. That said, GT and R share a newer ABS system.
    Later is better, although a black engined bike from, say 2014...
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    That is so against instinct it might as well be...

    That is so against instinct it might as well be quantum physics.
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    None of the F800 bikes seem to consume oil. That...

    None of the F800 bikes seem to consume oil. That seems to be a hallmark of the engine, high reliability while being very economical with operating fluids. Little coolant, no oil burning, little fuel...
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    Your exhaust is definitely meant to be run with a...

    Your exhaust is definitely meant to be run with a db-killer in it if it is street legal in the EU. Taking it out means less backpressure for your engine to work with, resulting in less torque. Expect...
  17. Thread: Engine cuts out

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    Just to reconfirm: This is about an F800GS?...

    Just to reconfirm: This is about an F800GS? Because this seems to be the F850GS forum. These are completely different engines.
    In case it is an F800:
    The charcoal filter saturation is easy to...
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    have you checked where your drive belt rides and...

    have you checked where your drive belt rides and how the rear axle is holding up? because that's a 1000€ worth of parts and labor if the "recall" has been done.
    Another rare fault is the cam chain...
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    If you can, let the bike warm up and walk around...

    If you can, let the bike warm up and walk around it, try to identify the exact source of the sound. Use a screwdriver as a stethoscope if you can.
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    Yes. Mine isn't just a clack, its a fairly loud...

    Yes. Mine isn't just a clack, its a fairly loud CLUNK. That's the way these are. It can be adjusted by getting a heavier motor oil. New oil tends to shift better and quieter imo. Old oil leads to a...
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    what make and model? the 2007 models have a metal...

    what make and model? the 2007 models have a metal drivetrain for the waterpump, which sits up next to the camshafts. These start rythmically ticking once the bike is warm on some bikes because there...
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    The important certification for your oil is JASO...

    The important certification for your oil is JASO MA2, as this indicates that it's tested for bike clutches. Other oil might work too, in fact, there is a gentleman on the german F800 forums who uses...
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    Be aware that the F800 has a rather interesting...

    Be aware that the F800 has a rather interesting take on how a fuel gauge should work. It won't change until its halfway empty. That's by design.
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    jpeg posting not possible

    Hey, jpeg posting seems to be broken. png works fine though. All I get is an error when I try to post a jpeg. a png of the exact same size is accepted.
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    I had the same experience on my F800S. Belt not...

    I had the same experience on my F800S. Belt not riding where it should, often found the belt even after only going forwards somewhere off the limit on the inner side of the pulley. So I took the rear...
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