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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By Roy Barnes
I guess I will just live with it as the gps tell...

I guess I will just live with it as the gps tell the speed. I have over 100,000 miles on the bike. Started to stick when in the sun, but now it sticks all the time.:cry
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By Roy Barnes
I have a 09 F650gs and when I turn the key on and...

I have a 09 F650gs and when I turn the key on and the gauges does it sweep the speed indicator sticks at about 40 mph and returns to about minis 5 mph and will not go above about 55 mph even when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,159
Posted By Roy Barnes
[QUOTE=Lobby;8454290]How accurate are the...

[QUOTE=Lobby;8454290]How accurate are the speedometers / odometers? Traditionally, BMW meters have been waaay off.

If you base your MPG off a faulty odo, you're gonna get a bad number.
...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,873
Posted By Roy Barnes
Will this tool fit the spark plug coil on a...

Will this tool fit the spark plug coil on a F650gs?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,100
Posted By Roy Barnes
My understanding is that there are not any...

My understanding is that there are not any fusses. The system just shuts down in a current draw above what is expected.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,159
Posted By Roy Barnes
The F650gs is using a 140/80/17 tire which is...

The F650gs is using a 140/80/17 tire which is about one inch taller than:evil the 150/70/17 used on the F800gs. I think they are using the same coumpurter settings for the larger tire on the 650....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,100
Posted By Roy Barnes
I have the BMW handguards and a Kaoko throttle...

I have the BMW handguards and a Kaoko throttle holder. I works fine. They have a special one for the handguarde.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,159
Posted By Roy Barnes
My F658gs is 3% slow by comparson with the GPS....

My F658gs is 3% slow by comparson with the GPS. The speed is about 2% fast. The 140 Tire is larger in Diameter than the 150 used on the F800. Since the speed is taken off the rear tire, it makes the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,100
Posted By Roy Barnes
Battery

Is there a Oddssey battery for the F658gs. I could not find one so ended up with a battery made in china.
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 47,207
Posted By Roy Barnes
Now you need to try to get the reading with all...

Now you need to try to get the reading with all the digits showing like 123,456 and the trip reading 789.0
I did that on my bemmer.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,143
Posted By Roy Barnes
Mine falled after 171,000 miles. It took me a...

Mine falled after 171,000 miles. It took me a time to figuer it out. It always started after a couple hours cool off time. It now runs great. I got parts (new) from beemerboneyard. The wires look...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 32,465
Posted By Roy Barnes
Bee/Wasp Sting fix

If you get stung by one of those yellow and black or other color bee or wasp, and you are carrying jumper cables, you can fix it. Stop first and get out your cables and hook up to your 12 volt...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Roy Barnes
Knocking noise

I have a 2000 r1150gs with 95,500 miles on it, and for the last 15,000 miles I have a knocking noise when I pull the clutch lever in. It only does it when it is fully warmed up. It has one knock per...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,174
Posted By Roy Barnes
I finaly got my lift (biggmaxx.com) and lubed the...

I finaly got my lift (biggmaxx.com) and lubed the clutch and drive shaft (3) spines. They were in good condition, but the clutch was a little dry so it was ready. I have 70,000 miles on the 2000 gs....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Roy Barnes
If you change the angle of the drive shaft to...

If you change the angle of the drive shaft to rear drive, you need to make sure the angle at the transmition to drive shaft is the same. As the shaft goes throught a angle change the shaft changes...
Forum: Regional forums 01-07-2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,000
Posted By Roy Barnes
Come over to the dry side and see our 16 inches...

Come over to the dry side and see our 16 inches of snow. It is not a place for a shaft drive bike, because they don't have chains. We have only had a couple days snow free for the last week. Roy From...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2003, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Roy Barnes
Your clutch is not free on the input shaft so is...

Your clutch is not free on the input shaft so is trying to follow the engine. Blip the gas and it frees up. It looks like your work is cut out for you. It least it is winter time. Go and lube the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2003, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By Roy Barnes
It may be that there is not enough lube of the...

It may be that there is not enough lube of the clutch splines. It seems the factry is not consestent in there lubing the splines. If the clutch if not free to move on the splines it hangs up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,174
Posted By Roy Barnes
shifting problems

I am about ready to order a bike jacker called Biggmaxx. It will raise the bike about 20" above the floor. You can put it on the center stand and lock the front wheel in the chock. It is narrow so...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,174
Posted By Roy Barnes
shifting problems

What kind of grease do I get to lube the tranmission and drive shaft splines? I want to get a platform lift before I tear the bike down, so are there any recomdations as to what lift to buy?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2003, 07:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,174
Posted By Roy Barnes
Trans splines

Yes I plan on doing the work myself. I did this kind of stuff on my airhead GS. I have the 12mm allen for the rear end piviot bearings. Any advice is very much welcome. What parts do I need besides a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2003, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By Roy Barnes
V rated tires

I have used up two sets of v rated Tourances tires and I think I got more milage out of them. I got over 12,000 out of the rear and over 16,000 out of the front. They handel and stick as well as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2003, 10:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,174
Posted By Roy Barnes
Trans splines

From reading all these post and having about 70,000 miles on my 2000GS, I think this winter will be a spline lube time. So far it shift fine, but I here a little knocking going on when the clutch is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2003, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,917
Posted By Roy Barnes
Yes check out www.happy-trail.com Enjoy they...

Yes check out www.happy-trail.com Enjoy they have stuff for Kawa and Suzk and F650 and other adventure bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,917
Posted By Roy Barnes
top Box

Check out Happy-trails.com
They have top boxes and side boxes and other stuff for the GS
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