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    Remember to check your belt tension as this has...

    Remember to check your belt tension as this has an impact on this feeling. If the belt is too tight it does not help, especially with the sensitive throttle at low speeds too. Also ensure the oil...
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    better to be something simple and easily solved,...

    better to be something simple and easily solved, than a thorough check of multiple items!
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    a) does it idle ok - no issues, stalls or...

    a) does it idle ok - no issues, stalls or misfires?
    b) does it rev ok when not in gear, at a stand still? again, no misfires, or stalls?

    The idle circuit and throttle bodies are independent of...
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    How odd, you would think their oil would be good...

    How odd, you would think their oil would be good to use - although I guess it is more likely rebranded.

    I'll be interested to see what my oil looks like in 5 years time!
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    TBH unless you drop the bike next to a kerb or an...

    TBH unless you drop the bike next to a kerb or an object on the floor (rocks, railing etc), the fairings are ok. The handlebars stick out far enough to offer protection for them if the bike is laid...
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    when you changed them last year did you give the...

    when you changed them last year did you give the forks a good clean out? a lot of sludge sits in the lower section where the bolt goes through to hold the stanchion.

    TBH I buy the BMW oil when I...
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    I'll check mine this week and see what they're...

    I'll check mine this week and see what they're like!
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    I think as much as they can stop stop debris...

    I think as much as they can stop stop debris getting thrown up, they probably cause areas of low pressure and vortexes causing the same mud, water, crud to be thrown all over the place.

    The main...
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    How peculiar. What nut is it? A retained one with...

    How peculiar. What nut is it? A retained one with the built in washer? I might check mine just to make sure....
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    I've just replaced my front discs & pads (EBC...

    I've just replaced my front discs & pads (EBC ones, not Brembo). Which have the float washer set up (my previous Brembo's did not). What I have found running in the discs and pads is that at first...
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    It is a good thing they cover it, I was surprised...

    It is a good thing they cover it, I was surprised that they were covering it on all the old bikes (mine was covered a few years ago and that was a 2006 plate).
  12. the valve clearances are easy enough to do...

    the valve clearances are easy enough to do yourself. Should have done it before the gasket as that has to come off again......
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    sounds like an air leak to me; must be one of the...

    sounds like an air leak to me; must be one of the pipes to the airbox has not been reconnected properly. Take it back to the garage for them to strip down and re-assemble.
  14. IIRc it's spring loaded on the throttle bodies....

    IIRc it's spring loaded on the throttle bodies. Sounds like you have the cables the wrong way round if it is opening itself and not closing.

    Diagram of the throttle body assembly
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    In the beginning, it was better but occassionally...

    In the beginning, it was better but occassionally there'd still feel like there was some sort of movement. So I went back over and re-did everything and now she seems to be ok!

    It must have been...
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    I'd advise getting a Haynes manual to help - ...

    I'd advise getting a Haynes manual to help - especially for the torque figures. Whilst you're stripping it all down you may as well replace everything, to save taking it apart at a later date. There...
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    Welcome Rob. The bikes are a really good, and...

    Welcome Rob.
    The bikes are a really good, and actually relatively easy to work on yourself - no doubt you are finding this out involuntarily! What year ST is it you have? There was a recall on the...
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    Hi Christophe, The sump plug should be M24X2...

    Hi Christophe,

    The sump plug should be M24X2 as per the BMW sizes.

    Check here item 10
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    The Dainese vest is for street use only, for...

    The Dainese vest is for street use only, for track you are better off with a dedicated airbag suit with the racing airbag system installed.

    Dainese recharge is 300USD, but that's for a check of...
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    What Dainese advise is that you have 5Cm of gap...

    What Dainese advise is that you have 5Cm of gap between the vest and your jacket (if wearing it under the jacket). Most Textile jackets will have this room to allow for expansion, but you wouldn't...
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    Head stock bearings are 'tight' but over...

    Head stock bearings are 'tight' but over tightened - they still have room to flow and naturally lean from one side to another. Forks were serviced a few months ago with fresh oil. All is ok with them.
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    This morning I set out to find any play in the...

    This morning I set out to find any play in the bike.

    Headstock bearings seemed fine; none the less I tweaked them back and forth to ensure they were not the issue.
    Rear wheel bearing. I loosened...
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    Glad that you managed to solve it in the end....

    Glad that you managed to solve it in the end. Sometimes some perseverance and a bit of investigation is what's needed.
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    of what I have tried to find when researching the...

    of what I have tried to find when researching the jacket, there is no data on the internet (that I can find) about how it performed directly. Only the information relating to the safety levels to...
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    To add to this post; One feature I really...

    To add to this post;

    One feature I really like is the inbuilt alert system for telling you when the battery life of the jacket and when it is/is not active.

    The LED lights give a quick...
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