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Old 08-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #16
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headlight bulbs.

They are an H4. available at most any autoparts store in the civilized world. About $10, ymmv.

Change out needs no tools.

Ya might get your hand dirty if there is other dirt on the vehicle.

Get a new mc, if there is an unacceptable amount of dirt, obviously the oem didn't allow for dirt.

ride more, bitch less. bobo
If your sticking H-4 bulbs in a F800 then I imagine you would be replacing them often. Give a H-7 bulb a try, they might last longer since that is the correct bulb.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #17
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Just yours?

I am 12,000 km into an NWT - Yukon trip. I fueled my near- stock f800 with all kinds of gas, from pumps to drums w ith no issues. I've slammed it up the Canol Road and down Caribou trails and no cracked tank.

I think you just have an early lemon. My 2010 is solid.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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Actually the dealer, BMW of Northern Colorado has been pretty good so far. I guess my overall amazement is how many issues of this type people are having with this fuel system and how a company with such a long history in the motorcycle business mess up this badly. It has to be costing BMW a ton to do all this warranty work - they compensate the dealers for doing the work, all the diagnostic time, a team of service reps to approve all the work. My Subaru sits for months at a time when I work out of the country and I come back, hit the key and she runs perfectly well, no problem. I just think the engineering team on the fuel system missed the mark, at least on the early models. Hopefully the replacement parts and newer models take this into account. Rant over, I'll let you know how the story turns out after a few more tanks of gas. I really do love the bike and the way it handles when running well. And, yes, I do think it can be sorted out, if not, it's headed for Craig's list.
I know its all under warranty at Northern Colorado Euro (I bought my 658 from them too) but have you talked to the folks at Beemers and More Motorcyle Works up in Fort Collins? They are very good and may be able to help as well....
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #19
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FYI: Lemon Laws don't cover motorcycles or scooters.
I tried when my brand new Vespa GT200 blew out it's entire electrical system and EFI on day 2/ 32 miles.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:08 AM   #20
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I know its all under warranty at Northern Colorado Euro (I bought my 658 from them too) but have you talked to the folks at Beemers and More Motorcyle Works up in Fort Collins? They are very good and may be able to help as well....
I know Steve and the crew at Beemers and More and use them whenever possible but they can't do warranty work. They are a great shop and store and I highly recommend them.

As an update, the bike is running slightly better, so far only 2 stalls when downshifting on this tank. However it's still a bit freaky when it happens.
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