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Old 06-18-2012, 05:44 AM   #856
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Silly owner ... you are supposed to go to the dealer and buy a special wrench ...
thus contributing to the Euro-zone bailout

Here's some pictures of the wrench and a home-made option:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...p-Removal-Tool
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #857
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Thanks for the help everyone. Nice simple solutions. Now, I wonder, would BMW design it that way just so they could sell each of us a special made tool? I'm just cynical I guess
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #858
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Here's a stupid question for you: why did my 800GS start right up, first crank, after sitting unattended for 2 months, while my KLR was dead after sitting for just over a month? Both have the same battery. Hmm...

And I'm riding my 800GS plenty: now 21,000 miles in a year and 4 days.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #859
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Here's a stupid question for you: why did my 800GS start right up, first crank, after sitting unattended for 2 months, while my KLR was dead after sitting for just over a month? Both have the same battery. Hmm...

And I'm riding my 800GS plenty: now 21,000 miles in a year and 4 days.
Unless both batteries have been treated exactly the same since they left the same production line, they will have differences in discharge rate, particularly in different bikes. How batteries are treated, i.e. loads, cycling, etc., radically affects their service life. At least that's my understanding.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #860
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I have trickle charger pigtails installed on all my bike's batteries so that if the battery dies you can easily charge it or ideally leave it plugged in over periods of non-use.

It's especially useful for the F800GS which has a not-easy to access battery.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #861
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I have trickle charger pigtails installed on all my bike's batteries so that if the battery dies you can easily charge it or ideally leave it plugged in over periods of non-use.

It's especially useful for the F800GS which has a not-easy to access battery.
Or you could get a "smart" charger like my CTEK, then you can just use the stock DIN (Powerlet) 12V outlet.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #862
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Or you could get a "smart" charger like my CTEK, then you can just use the stock DIN (Powerlet) 12V outlet.
True. My option is cost effective, it's like $5 vs. the expensive of the smart charger.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:08 AM   #863
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As I recall, the only charger you can run through the OEM plug near the ignition switch is the spendy BMW one. CanBus won't tolerate others. That's why you need to run a pigtail with fuse, off the battery for other chargers. Powerlet makes a kit, BatteryTender includes a pigtail (maybe others do, also) or you can just make one up.

I agree with Shelion about trying to compare batteries. It's apples and oranges once installed.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:22 AM   #864
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As I recall, the only charger you can run through the OEM plug near the ignition switch is the spendy BMW one. CanBus won't tolerate others. That's why you need to run a pigtail with fuse, off the battery for other chargers. Powerlet makes a kit, BatteryTender includes a pigtail (maybe others do, also) or you can just make one up.

I agree with Shelion about trying to compare batteries. It's apples and oranges once installed.

Nope, incorrect. As I said my CTEK charger works fine with the CANbus. They also have much better charging and reviving algorithms than the overpriced BMW one. Even battery master Joel likes'em so they must be good!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #865
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Where on the Maintenance DVD would I happen to find the wiring diagram??

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #866
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Where on the Maintenance DVD would I happen to find the wiring diagram??

Ryan
You won't find it as near as I can tell the hosers left it out....
It is in the Haynes manual.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #867
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Bleed front brakes

Quick question the front reservoir on top of the handlebar Bobbie, is the top screwed on?
Is some sort of a wrench necessary?
If it is screwed on it is tight! Thanks

Originally Posted by HighFive
Bleeding the brakes is not hard, just takes time....be patient and approach it methodically. It is always wise to bleed the "whole system" when you change a hose. Air could get trapped anywhere (above or below your junction. So, I'd recommend you gravity bleed downward to fill the new line. Then, bleed upward (pumping oil in from the bottom bleeder at the caliper....all the way to the top.

I flush mine both directions several times, until I see no more air bubbles at all anywhere. Then, go ride it a while. Bleed it again. Ride....bleed it again. Sometimes this is what it takes, unless you have one of those fancy high-dollar vacuum bleeding machines....what I've never had the chance to try out.

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p.s. DOT 4 on the F800.

p.s.s. Special Note: there is a tiny bleeder valve up on the brake lever perch which allows you to bleed the air form the piston pump chamber. This is wonderful addition. I didn't notice it at first, and had a hard time regaining my brake pressure after changing a line. After discovering this little outlet, and bleeding up thru it as well, VOILA, brake pressure returned.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #868
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Yeah... there is a stupid tool .... but there are options:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...p-Removal-Tool
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #869
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Yeah... there is a stupid tool .... but there are options:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...p-Removal-Tool
Thanx I totally missed someone had just asked same question.
I got it off just did not sound nice.
The nipple near the front brake reservoir I assume is used to purge air from system once system is flushed
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #870
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What mileage interval do you guys typically lube your chain at?
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