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Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By stegzzz
chain pin flare

Hi, I've just fitted DID 525VX chain on my F800GS. Unfortunately the 'DID style' riveter didn't seem to be very strong so when I flared the end of the chain pin the tool came apart so I'm not sure if...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By stegzzz
success!

OK, I got it sorted. I tried to drill and was going a bit off-centre. So I cut a nice slot in the bit sticking out (seen in picture). That didn't work, it was so tight the slot just opened-up when I...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By stegzzz
Thanks for all your tips. I'll try two options in...

Thanks for all your tips. I'll try two options in order of difficulty.
1) From the other side of the picture try to drill
If that fails:
2) Try to cut a slot in the end shown in the picture and...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By stegzzz
The break on other side is clean. It's a bit...

The break on other side is clean. It's a bit awkward to get the swingerarm into a vice. The chamfer on the end makes it tricky to grip too. I can get about 3/4 turn of nut onto it though. I like the...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By stegzzz
another broken bolt

Hi, removing chain guard on F800GS I broke the bolt but noticed on the back there is a small cutting, maybe this is something to help remove after a break?

I tried to use it to tap/lever the bolt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By stegzzz
Hi, so if you change the wheel sizes what happens...

Hi, so if you change the wheel sizes what happens with the ABS?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,085
Posted By stegzzz
I do the same; ABS is a very good aid to...

I do the same; ABS is a very good aid to learning. Braking technique (e.g. progressive versus sudden) makes a tremendous difference to the point where ABS cuts in, and consequently to stopping...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By stegzzz
update

Regarding the first posting on this thread. Just to let you guys know I'm very happy they (at BMW dealer where I bought the bike from new) have agreed to replace the wheels and the engine casing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By stegzzz
It could be due to salt but just standard UK road...

It could be due to salt but just standard UK road riding. It should be fit for that purpose.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By stegzzz
corroding wheel BMW guarantee?

Hi, is it likely that BMW will replace my wheel under guarantee? It's an F800GS bought new by me 13 months ago. The back wheel paint is coming off where the spokes enter the hub. Some evidence also...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By stegzzz
I bought an F800GS just under a year ago and use...

I bought an F800GS just under a year ago and use for regular commute. I had some doubts at first but in the end no regrets, it really is a very handy bit of kit. See my posts at:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By stegzzz
At 70mph my 2012 F800GS does about 60mpg, at...

At 70mph my 2012 F800GS does about 60mpg, at 90mph drops to about 47mpg , quite a big difference. Would probably translate to range between 164 and 210 miles
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By stegzzz
Following up the suggestion, the first thing I...

Following up the suggestion, the first thing I found was this:

http://blog.burningfiles.com/motorcycling-links/the-shoei-rf-1100-helmet-a-real-world-test/

"the helmet has built-in plastic...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By stegzzz
No, but I've read some good reports on the ...

No, but I've read some good reports on the rf1100, will take a closer look at this one, thanks!

stegzzz
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By stegzzz
I've tried shoei raid and arai rx7. The...

I've tried shoei raid and arai rx7.

The shoei is better but still gets pretty uncomfortable after a while.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By stegzzz
helmet for intercom speaker?

Hi, the speakers on my sena intercom don't fit well in my lid causing rubbing/pressure on the ears. I'm trying to find good helmet for intercom speaker, eg with cutout in lining. Does something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By stegzzz
and

a smaller one to prove it is not a fluke!

http://www.spgxyz.com/Pics/IMAG0165.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By stegzzz
Test image

Here is the image I can now post thanks to your tips! Chrs folks
http://www.spgxyz.com/Pics/IMAG0165.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By stegzzz
Thanks

for those helpful responses...

Chrs, Steve:norton
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By stegzzz
motooverland top rack

Hi, my top rack is asymetrical underneath, are they all like this?

I would like to include a picture so that my question makes sense but can't figure out how. I tried to cut and past; it looks OK...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,676
Posted By stegzzz
Talking Thanks, redid my wiring and lo, it works!:norton

Thanks, redid my wiring and lo, it works!:norton
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,676
Posted By stegzzz
Question Did you have any luck?

I've just connected my 350LM up and note sure if it working properly. There is no measurable voltage at the two pins in the cradle
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