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Old 03-21-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Question F650GS In The Shop Twice In Two Months

First time was for a noisy fuel pump and this time its leaking oil from a water pump seal. The bike is covered under warranty and all that jazz but she only has 2200 miles on the clock. This is kind of disheartening and I understand machines malfunction but what a pisser.

Anybody else experience either of these issues?

Aside from this the bike has been great and a blast to ride, looking at an empty garage on what should be a perfect Sunday to ride is a real bummer. Now I have to work on the honey-do list!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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That sucks! I've had mine for 6 months, 9,500K and not a problem (yet) Sorry to hear that........
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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Meh, what are you gonna do. Stuff happens and the service department at the dealer has been very accommodating. I was just curious if others had these same issues.

Is it just me or is the urge to ride the strongest when you cant?
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:33 PM   #4
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So get this, of course you cant get just the seal, it only comes with the water pump! Leave it to the Germans. And of course its coming from the motherland
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:41 PM   #5
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So get this, of course you cant get just the seal, it only comes with the water pump! Leave it to the Germans. And of course its coming from the motherland
WTF kind of stupid shit is that...
Hope mines due for a water pump before a seal otherwise im making one, another thing im not looking forward to is the grips are half worn out, you have to buy the whole assembly for the left hand side at 200 and something bucks... so ill probably ditch the heated grips.
Sorry to hear about yours, my 800 has been great, the dealer has been less than accomodating about the bike falling apart after 1000k's but once i pre delivery checked it myself it has been no trouble to own and nothing else has fallen off. No i havn't had the problems you've had though.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:58 PM   #6
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another thing im not looking forward to is the grips are half worn out, you have to buy the whole assembly for the left hand side at 200 and something bucks... so ill probably ditch the heated grips.
Sorry to hear about yours, my 800 has been great, the dealer has been less than accomodating about the bike falling apart after 1000k's but once i pre delivery checked it myself it has been no trouble to own and nothing else has fallen off. No i havn't had the problems you've had though.
I didn't like the skinny little grips so I just went into Struddy's Sports and bought a $5.00 cricket bat grip (choice of colours!). You only have to cut two 10cm lengths, warm them with hot water, lube them up (I am so trying to ignore all the potential jokes here!) with something like Windex and in less than 10 minutes you have thicker grips (or a new outer surface). Heated grips still work and I suspect that it reduces vibration.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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WTF kind of stupid shit is that...
Hope mines due for a water pump before a seal otherwise im making one, another thing im not looking forward to is the grips are half worn out, you have to buy the whole assembly for the left hand side at 200 and something bucks... so ill probably ditch the heated grips.
Sorry to hear about yours, my 800 has been great, the dealer has been less than accomodating about the bike falling apart after 1000k's but once i pre delivery checked it myself it has been no trouble to own and nothing else has fallen off. No i havn't had the problems you've had though.

German over-engineering at its finest!
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