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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By MBronskill
Similar Experience

I had a similar experience with a 20" CB on my F568. Eventually solved (expensively) by replacement with a Britannia composite which is fully adjustable.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By MBronskill
My suggestion is to use some plastic washers to...

My suggestion is to use some plastic washers to lift the cradle slightly off the fairing surface. You could even use some bits of thick rubber and get some extra vibration absorption.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By MBronskill
Clutch switch issues

The clutch switch is faulty if you pull the clutch lever in, hear the click, but the bike still won't start in gear. I replaced mine recently because of these symptoms and the bike now starts in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,169
Posted By MBronskill
Looks can be deceiving

I just performed this repair and thank leadingedge for the excellent description. In my case, the two soldered leads were still attached, the joints looked firm and silvery, but the ohmeter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By MBronskill
The Touratech black plastic does restrain the...

The Touratech black plastic does restrain the bobbling, especially if you stuff some little foam bits in between. The black plastic also is a bit awkward to mount/remove and I am on my second one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,385
Posted By MBronskill
I had the 18 Ah version for my expensive...

I had the 18 Ah version for my expensive misadventure. I have since read in other posts that Shorai are recommending even higher capacity but I have not tested whether that solves the low...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 172,425
Posted By MBronskill
Yes, the 150/70 R17 tire fits on the F650GS. Mine...

Yes, the 150/70 R17 tire fits on the F650GS. Mine is a TKC80.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,385
Posted By MBronskill
I have done the Shorai experiment and it was not...

I have done the Shorai experiment and it was not a success. Anything below ~40F causes problems. The chattering starter solenoid and resetting instruments are disconcerting, even if the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By MBronskill
Did you check the headlight bulb? Coincidences...

Did you check the headlight bulb? Coincidences happen.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By MBronskill
My BBusters work with a Cee Bailey 20" domed...

My BBusters work with a Cee Bailey 20" domed shield on an F650GS twin. Some fiddling required with bar angle (rotation) and I am using 20mm risers.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 69,500
Posted By MBronskill
Model Year 2008

Still some misinformation in this thread ... There were 08 models in North America! I have a 2008 F650GS (twin), sold as a 2008 model, and licensed in Ontario on the 29th of April, 2008, as a 2008...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,575
Posted By MBronskill
Wunderlich levers

They are straightforward to fit and they retain the BMW lever adjustment as well as their own, more sophisticated mechanism. Very nice, in fact wunderbar!

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By MBronskill
Givi not really tall enough

I tried the Givi screen on my F650GS and found it not tall enough. I am just 6' but tend to hunch - it still did not work. Moved on to the 20" tall Cee Bailey and I really like it. I still look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By MBronskill
Be forewarned that the 140/80-17 size for the...

Be forewarned that the 140/80-17 size for the F650GS twin does not seem to be available in North America. There are lots of 150/70-17 tires around because it fits the R1200GS bikes and fitting that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By MBronskill
Cee Bailey 20" and Barkbusters

I've got the largest Cee Bailey screen (20") and Barkbusters on an F650GS. That combination just works. Careful adjustment of the Barkbusters leaves them just touching the screen on full lock. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By MBronskill
I will support the 16-tooth countershaft sprocket...

I will support the 16-tooth countershaft sprocket idea. It makes for much less clutch slipping around town which gives a smoother ride. The increased RPM at highway speed is barely noticeable at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By MBronskill
650 twin front sprocket torque

The correct torque for the 650 twin sprocket bolt (M10x1.5x35) is 50 Nm. The 16-tooth sprocket is a nice improvement for me. Much less clutch slipping around town and not any buzzier at higher rpm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,255
Posted By MBronskill
Easy Install

Mine are installed on my F650GS twin. They are a direct replacement, come with brief instructions, and are quite simple to install. The only issue for me was having the courage to lean hard enough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,709
Posted By MBronskill
16 tooth countershaft sprocket

I also have a 16 tooth sprocket waiting for installation. Ordered through my BMW dealer in Toronto. It took several weeks for delivery, but hard to tell exactly how long because they forgot to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,255
Posted By MBronskill
But worth it!

Yes, they are expensive but they are beautifully made and make a big difference in riding comfort for those of us with small hands.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,161
Posted By MBronskill
On the F650GS, I think the temperature sensor is...

On the F650GS, I think the temperature sensor is up front under the bottom right corner of the big headlight. There is a little black finger there, exposed to incoming air, with no other obvious...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,093
Posted By MBronskill
Caution Urged

When asked about the status of the F800GS I ordered... Dealer says:


"Your's is on the boat.

Fred "

:clap :clap :clap :super:smile6 :jump

Yes, enthusiasm noted. But remember that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,093
Posted By MBronskill
Late but arrived

Herewith photographic evidence of the late arrival of my F650GS in Toronto. This bike was one of many on the container ship grounded off Three Rivers for several weeks. I finally picked it up late...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,093
Posted By MBronskill
No need for the posse. They refloated the MSC...

No need for the posse. They refloated the MSC Sabrina today and the first batch of Canadian F650GS bikes should be in Montreal soon.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,093
Posted By MBronskill
MSC Sabrina still aground

As of Monday morning the MSC Sabrina is still stuck. See http://www.porttr.com/en/?webcam_vuesurleport.html for the Trois-Rivieres harbour webcam which is pointing at the ship. Fascinatingly slow...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,093
Posted By MBronskill
[quote=blackie]Listen to this, new rumour ...

[quote=blackie]Listen to this, new rumour
apparently the ship with the first allocation of F650GS for Canada has run aground....
sheesh.... getting tired of waiting already...


Like Blackie,...
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