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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Hydraulic fluid

Engineering supplied will have it. or use BMW/KTM mineral oil hydraulic clutch fluid. (Not brake fluid)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Recomend MT90 front 705 rear

I run the Pirelli MT90A/T up front. Love it. Stable in gravel, good in wet and dry. I run Shinko 705 Radial on rear. It is the closest thing I could find to the pirelli without going towards TKC80. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Tyres do not wear together

Front tyres typically outlast rear tyres at least 2:1. Run the recommended pressures and replace the back by itself and the front every second rear.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 36,251
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
mega moto

I use the K&N made for the 1200 HP2. It does not quite fit, I had to modify it slightly. Breaths pretty good. Sounds good. I have no scientific, or accurate, data to say whether it run any better, or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
rust

Just fitted hagon springs to my 2009 F800gs. I did the seals and steering head bearings while I had it apart.
On the front at the bottom of both forks was a very small amount of rusty pitting. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Hagon - bang for buck

Over Christmas I installed a set of Hagon progressive fork springs into my 2009 F800gs.
I used the standard weight oil.
This has transformed the handling of the bike. It is much easier to ride on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
maybe

Maybe it was something simple and he is too embarrassed to admit it.
I think there is a combination of side stand, kill switch and being in gear which allows it to turn over without firing. Maybe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Hard panniers

I have run with both hard and soft panniers over the years. If you are riding a 450 and want absolute minimum weight and carry less gear then go for the soft ones.

For touring on a 20kg bike I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
15/20psi

For a heavy bike you would be better leaving the pressure at 15psi minimum and maybe 20. You are not going to get much extra traction under that and the risk of damaging the rims is much greater. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
best tip

Undo top clamps. Then loosen the fork caps while bottom clamps are holding the forks for you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
so far so good

Finished my install last night. Took the bike for a short ride today. Over a windy hill road. So far so good. It is much more stable and dives less under brakes. So far I recommend the hagon springs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,743
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Miss

Sounds like a missfire. Pull the coils and check the plugs. Also have a look for any damage to the wiring to the coils. I recomend the GS-911, or find someone who has one. Or pay the local shop to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Hagon

I just installed a set of Hagon progressive springs in my F800gs.
http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/
Took 4 days to get to New Zealand from UK.

Installed them over the weekend. Added fork...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Rotax web site

http://www.brp-powertrain.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-226/363_read-333/
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Nuda engine

Oh, wait a minute, I might have a NUDA engine for you.
Now where is that can of red engine enamel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Husky

Find a wrecked Husky 900nuda and transfer the engine and computers into the GS frame. (Or keep the Husky frame, if it isn't bent, and transfer the best GS bits over) That would be awesome.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Atk 700?

Do they make an adventure bike? Their website looks like they sell re-badged Hyosungs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,715
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Tires

Here the dealers tend to have low prices on their tyres. (Tires)
In their own words, if the tyres are a good price it gets customers into the showroom.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,715
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
yep

yep
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,715
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
yep

Yep. That's how it all works now days. I guess we just make the best of what we get.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,715
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Ballocks

MikeMike. In my experience it comes down to the local dealer. We are lucky to have a couple of pretty good dealers here in Wellington. (New Zealand)
I understand what you are saying about BMW as a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Buy a road bike

If you prefer to run a smaller front wheel then you may be better off with a road bike. Maybe an F800R or similar. Aprilia Tuono perhaps.
Wide bars and fat road tyres?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,342
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Briliant

Had me going. Brilliant.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,236
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
96 meg

96,000km (60,000 miles) I think. I have only done the last 7,000

Ex rental. They replaced battery and alternator.
Usual maintenance. It runs sweet for me.

I always check wheel bearings when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,728
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
turn the key

Turn the key clockwise. (Oh no you didn't)
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
What update

The changes for 2013 bike are minimal so I would think the original CD will cover just about anything an owner would need for maintenance and repair.

I have used the BMW cd for my last 3 bikes....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Dino oil while the engine breaks in.

For the 650 singles "BMW Motorrad recommends not using synthetic oils for the first 10,000 km." (From the user manual)

I thought the same would apply in the F800/700/650. But, now that I look,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,912
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Ok

If you ride it: You will wear out the tyres, chain and sprockets. It will get covered in debris which you will have to wash off. You will constantly have to put petrol in it and periodically have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Here you go

http://www.seatconcepts.com/products#!/~/product/category=1671353&id=7268050
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Seat Concepts

I have used the airhawk before, on my R1200GS. They are pretty good.
My F800 had the low seat. Very uncomfortable for me. I purchased a seat from Seat Concepts. Molded foam and cover, fits on your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,446
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
vent lines

That is a good reminder to move my vent lines. My last bike was g650 x-challenge. I did a long river crossing, took me about 20 minutes. (I am not very fit)
Anyway, the bike died several times after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Input shaft oil nozzle

According to the parts fische and BMW service DVD that is the input shaft oil nozzle. As said above, it is likely that you will loose pressure, and lubrication, somewhere else.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
clean it

Give the chain a good clean and lube. Once you have loosened the links you might find that it is actually ok and has not stretched unevenly.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
You have a fault

It is likely that you have a circuit break or , less likely, a short.
The can bus has no fuses. When it detects a fault with the hot grips it will disable them. Then automatically reset next time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
More power

You could go the whole hog and put the husky 900 nuda engine in. Bolt strait in! 100hp.
Though you would need the NUDA ECU to run it.
And the motor has a lot more differences. 900cc, slightly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
good luck

That's an odd thing for the dealer to say. It is not restricted to 700cc.
Both bikes are 800cc.
The "700" is restricted to 75hp. (compared to 85hp for "800")

You would need cams, throttle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
No

When I read it I found that none of the part numbers were the same for F650gs(k72) and F700gs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Does not look like it

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Even the internals are different part numbers. Though that is no guarantee that they are not the same in some respects.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
hand tight

On the F800 the oil filter is easy to get at. hand tight works fine for me. And comes off easily too. The manual says 14NM. Which is not much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kiwi Tinkerer
Hand Job

On my F800gs I put the oil filter on and off using my hands. Hand tight is plenty enough, and easy to get off.
With my old 1200gs you had to use a filter wrench due to the access. But I see no need...
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