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    I just bought an 09 F650GS twin cylinder. I've watched a few videos on YouTube for oil changes. On this bike are you supposed to remove the left side panel and drain a small reservoir? I couple of videos don't show doing that but some do. Thanks

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    I think you are seeing videos for two different bikes that share the same name. The original F650GS was a single cylinder bike. When BMW decided to name all their single cylinder bikes with a “G” the single cylinder F650GS became the G650GS in 2008. The “F” designation was then used for parallel twin bikes and it sounds like that is what you have. On the single cylinder there is an oil tank under the left panel of the faux fuel tank. On the twin there is no oil tank so you need only drain the sump and replace the oil filter. Get yourself a Haynes Manual for your bike; it will save you some headaches.

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    Bugger pulling the side panels. I drain the single 650 at the bottom and pull the cover off the filter, it's in the middle of the engine on the right side and I use a suction pump to pull the oil at of the reservoir at the top.
    Some of the earlier single 650's had the oil in the frame. When all thing are considered the single Rotax engine powered BMW's have a lot of oddities that are not all that becoming.
    If you really have the single cylinder 650 you need to find more at this site. http://f650.com/forum/forum.php

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    Thank you, AKbemmer you are correct, it is the twin cylinder. I won't worry about removing the side panel now

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    Just found and purchased Haynes manual on eBay half price

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    YouTube is another good source. If you look around, you'll find the videos by Rob, the original owner of the forum. He covers a lot of things the F800 needs for service.

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    There is also a lot of information regarding specific service procedures, parts and accessories in the "Hall of Wisdom". Click on the button in the bar at the top of the page.
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    Daboo, any more info on how to find Rob in YouTube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnfiddler View Post
    Daboo, any more info on how to find Rob in YouTube?

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    Think this is what you're asking for :-

    https://youtu.be/3HvsnRKougo

    It's a great resource which has helped a lot of people.

    Ride safely.

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