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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,715
Posted By BMWHillbilly
To my tired eyes that appears to be a major...

To my tired eyes that appears to be a major component change due to an engineering flaw. I can only wish that there had been a "recall" on the rotor. Obviously BMW sees it as an issue for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,906
Posted By BMWHillbilly
It sucks. I know. I'm a state employee but i...

It sucks. I know. I'm a state employee but i haven't seen a jump as of yet. I believe the teachers have a separate plan that "regular" state employees. Regardless, the size of the state insurance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,211
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Two.

Two.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 106,617
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Are the only bikes that are having the stator...

Are the only bikes that are having the stator failures have the bash plate installed?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By BMWHillbilly
it's the starter gears syncing or something like...

it's the starter gears syncing or something like that. All my bikes have done that when shut off. Normal behavior. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,076
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Nice looking bike!! i have a 2009 ( iceburg...

Nice looking bike!! i have a 2009 ( iceburg silver ) and wish they had the yellow option when i bought mine. i love yellow bikes!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By BMWHillbilly
easy enough. thanks again joel!!

easy enough. thanks again joel!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By BMWHillbilly
thanks joel. i assume this is a direct fit or...

thanks joel. i assume this is a direct fit or do modifications need to be done to it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By BMWHillbilly
thanks guys for your help. i will just opt for a...

thanks guys for your help. i will just opt for a new battery since winter is on its way. boo. i ride most every day so charging isnt an issue. When the weather is bad and i cant ride, i put it on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By BMWHillbilly
starting cycle

2009 F650GS, little over 19,000 miles. Not sure the issue but when i start the bike this is the sequence: turn key on, wait for check sequence to complete with speedo/tach needles doing there thing,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By BMWHillbilly
13mm socket fits. The bolt head actually has 8.8...

13mm socket fits. The bolt head actually has 8.8 imprinted on them if that says anything. Couldn't see on the nut what size. So I guess I have the 8mm bolts. Was really hoping for the beefier 10mm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Thanks JR. Gonna go look now.

Thanks JR. Gonna go look now.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By BMWHillbilly
thanks JR. I have another dumb question. :shog...

thanks JR. I have another dumb question. :shog how can i measure the bolt size i currently have? Take a socket and "fit" it over the bolt head or what? My dealership is 250 miles away so i need to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By BMWHillbilly
having my sprockets and chain replaced next week...

having my sprockets and chain replaced next week by a local shop. I have an 09 F650gs twin so what size sprocket bolts do i need (8 or 10 mm?) and do i need to get them a BMW dealership?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Tell him you just want the service reminder reset...

Tell him you just want the service reminder reset (my dealer charged $20.00) and do the rest yourself. Basically it's an oil change. Valves come in at 24k along with oil change, fluid change, etc. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,925
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I seem to have some sort of "rhythmic drone"...

I seem to have some sort of "rhythmic drone" sound happening when I'm going about 30 mph or so. This is just after i get off the interstate. I know it is from the top/front end but cant pinpoint...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,822
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Same here with the Pazzo's. Love them. The...

Same here with the Pazzo's. Love them. The quality is superb.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,011
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I had the same issue at around 15,000. Put a new...

I had the same issue at around 15,000. Put a new H7 in and nada. Cycled key once or twice then it worked.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMWHillbilly
thx L8APX, i'll look at my sprocket after a bit....

thx L8APX, i'll look at my sprocket after a bit. I was careful to make sure the alignment was as spot on as it could be with the adjustment markings. I did eyeball the back to front line of the chain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Got 'er done. Simple! Didnt realize 74 ft/lbs...

Got 'er done. Simple! Didnt realize 74 ft/lbs was as much as it was. Got pretty snug before the torque wrench clicked.
Thanks everyone for all your help. I appreciate y'all helping a lady...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMWHillbilly
nope. wont do that! surely to God it...

nope. wont do that!

surely to God it aint on that tight to have to use a breaker bar!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Great! the 24mm socket and torque wrench i got...

Great! the 24mm socket and torque wrench i got :wink: I figured i needed some sort of external hex adapter or something to hold the axle while i tightened it back up. Still befuddles me how it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMWHillbilly
tools for loosening rear axle

Excuse the ignorance :D but what size/type tools do I need to loosen the rear axle bolt so I can adjust the chain? I want to learn to do this myself but have no clue what tool is needed for the non...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,440
Posted By BMWHillbilly
This would be my dream bike. Since test riding a...

This would be my dream bike. Since test riding a 1200RT last year, which is a very, very nice bike i might add, i'd think the 800cc parallel twin RT would be perfect for me and my needs as long as it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Mine flickers once at startup too. im not...

Mine flickers once at startup too. im not worried since it only does it when its a cold. figure the oil is a little thick at startup and the sensor doesn't "see" it yet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I have them on my 658. Love 'em! Worth every...

I have them on my 658. Love 'em! Worth every penny and then some. :D No pics as im at work but can post one or two later.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,280
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Nope, cant add the OBC. I know, i asked cuz i...

Nope, cant add the OBC. I know, i asked cuz i dont have the OBC. :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By BMWHillbilly
mine was replaced around 6000 miles for oil...

mine was replaced around 6000 miles for oil seepage from the weep hole. At 14,000 it looks like im getting an occassional bit of antifreeze seepage but am not worrying about it. only happens after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Had the touring screen installed when i bought...

Had the touring screen installed when i bought the bike. loudest damn screen ever!! Way too much wind noise. More of a wind "roar" IMO. Took it back. bought a 16" CB euro. MUCHO better!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I've heard of getting some Lexan or Plexiglass...

I've heard of getting some Lexan or Plexiglass cut and put in. No need to get the whole assembly. I'm too lazy to search and will leave that up to you. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,072
Posted By BMWHillbilly
So far so good on mine. New gasket and light...

So far so good on mine. New gasket and light coating of RTV ( black stuff) doing the trick so far.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By BMWHillbilly
i have that chime sound too. It is differnt from...

i have that chime sound too. It is differnt from the fuel pump activation "gong" sound that i can hear when the seat is off. Not sure what it is but has to be something activating itself im...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Sounds plausible. Ill check that tonight and...

Sounds plausible. Ill check that tonight and move it up and back a bit to see if the slack gets taken up some. if the slack does get taken up seems to me there is still a problem. IMO should be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Tried that and i cannot pull the chain from the...

Tried that and i cannot pull the chain from the sprocket. Just floppy loose up top. Ill take it to the shop and get them to check it. thanks for the help
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Chain question

09 F650GS. 12,000+ miles. Was washing bike and saw the chain has an obvious droop at the top between rear sprocket and chain guide. It actually has to go "uphill" to get on the chain guide. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 71,687
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I'd get that in writing. I'm sure if any...

I'd get that in writing. I'm sure if any warranty issue would arise in the future that has anything to do with emissions, fuel system, electronics, 'puter, etc BMW will not warranty it and blame it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Stock plastic bash plate.

Stock plastic bash plate.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 71,687
Posted By BMWHillbilly
I called too. No joy for me either. *sigh* ...

I called too. No joy for me either. *sigh*

2009 F650GS
Build date 08/08
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By BMWHillbilly
Never feel guilty!! Enjoy! what color...

Never feel guilty!! Enjoy!

what color did ya get?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 18,386
Posted By BMWHillbilly
that's exactly what my plan is. I took mine in...

that's exactly what my plan is. I took mine in for the valve cover leak and they tightened up the bolts as a starter fix. No go. Still seeped. Went back to the dealer (which is over 200 miles...
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