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Old 12-14-2009, 03:35 AM   #16
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Just went to order it and they want 30 bucks to ship it to Alaska. WTF!
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:25 AM   #17
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I dumped in death valley and the bobble head mount bent over but did not break. At that point a stopped hating it as much as I saw the function of it. I bent it back when I got home.

This one looks much better. I wonder how it would stack up in a fall?
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #18
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The F800 depot sells a direct bolt-on OEM replacement for the fluid reservoir for $50. The reservoir becomes attached directly to the master cylinder in the lever, just like on the 1200GS.. but as mentioned in the above post, there is a reason it's mounted as a bubble head and not attached solidly.

I let Touratech rip me off on their brake reservoir cover, it's pretty solid, no bubble head and the fluid level is visible from the rider's side.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:31 PM   #19
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I have never even noticed mine bobbling around .... maybe I spend too much time looking where I am going?
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:11 AM   #20
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Rizoma looks cool... but I had the dealer install the 1200GS fluid cup and it works just fine and a lot less expensive.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #21
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Rizoma looks cool... but I had the dealer install the 1200GS fluid cup and it works just fine and a lot less expensive.
Got a picture of that?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #22
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Urine sample - gauge

I find I'm developing a strange affinity for the bobble headed urine sample cup. I'm thinking of making a gauge background to measure the roughness of the road for it...................wonder if Touratech would be interested?!
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:49 AM   #23
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I spoke to a BMW tech at a bike show and asked why they went with the booble head design. He told me it was because the parallel twin creates a vibration at "x"rpm that caused the brake fluid in the front res to aerate and it was causing issue with the ABS system. It was only at a very specific RPM but they decided better safe than sorry and rubber mounted the res to resolve the issue.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:20 AM   #24
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I find I'm developing a strange affinity for the bobble headed urine sample cup. I'm thinking of making a gauge background to measure the roughness of the road for it...................wonder if Touratech would be interested?!
Careful, you'll give BMW ideas! They'll fit a graduated face to it and call it an inclinometer, and charge extra for it as an "option".
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:22 AM   #25
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OK guys I am getting rid of the stock holder. It's only a matter of time till I get hypnotized if I don't. Are there any other choices than these mentioned here. Dave
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #26
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Schnitzer

I installed the Schnitzer front brake cylinder small and black, works fine.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #27
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Any new ideas

Has anyone recently replace the front brake reservoir on their 800gs? If so where did you get the part and any problems?

Thanks
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #28
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Has anyone recently replace the front brake reservoir on their 800gs? If so where did you get the part and any problems?

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #29
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Has anyone used or ordered one of these from eBay? It looks like a decent replacement for the stock one



Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:02 PM   #30
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Here is my solution, just covered it it up. 2 for $5 bucks, perfect fit, adds some protection, and I dont need to look at the urine any longer. They also come in like 10 different colors. If you are a Nike man, they got 'em too.


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