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Old 02-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #1081
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I meant windscreen.... sorry for my english
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #1082
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I meant windscreen.... sorry for my english
it fits the older 800GS for sure yeah :o)
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #1083
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #1084
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My F800GS makes a weird clacking sound from underneath the instrument cluster area each time the front shock compresses while I ride. This is when I ride over some bumps or ditches in the road. It feels like some part hits another and makes the plastic'y clacking sound.

Is that expected?

Does anybody else hear this as well?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #1085
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My F800GS makes a weird clacking sound from underneath the instrument cluster area each time the front shock compresses while I ride. This is when I ride over some bumps or ditches in the road. It feels like some part hits another and makes the plastic'y clacking sound.

Is that expected?

Does anybody else hear this as well?
Search yielded this result....

http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=22502106


it's normal.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #1086
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My F800GS makes a weird clacking sound from underneath the instrument cluster area each time the front shock compresses while I ride. This is when I ride over some bumps or ditches in the road. It feels like some part hits another and makes the plastic'y clacking sound.

Is that expected?

Does anybody else hear this as well?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456787

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645207
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #1087
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service light

I had to put my bike in storage a while back and disconnected the battery. When I went and reconnected it the service light was on. I have done a little research and it seems that this happens with BMW's and the rumor has it that you have to take the bike in to the dealer to get it reset. Does anyone know of a different way to reset it? Thanks!

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #1088
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Does anyone know of a different way to reset it?

Well, you can either ignore it or buy a GS911 Tool. Google that. Every time you disconnect the battery the bike forgets what day it is.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #1089
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How often do(should) headlights go out

Hi. My F650GS twin has about 18K miles and I am on my 3rd low beam bulb. If I remember correctly each one lasted about 5K miles. My high-beam just went out after 17K miles. Should I be worried that I have gone through that many bulbs? I don't remember going through so many in my previous bikes and definitely not in my cars. My bike is going to be out of warranty soon so am wondering if there is potentially an issue or if this is normal. Thanks
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #1090
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Bulbs

Buy'em by the dozen. Yours seems more than normal to me but they do go through them. Depends on the quality of the bulb also. Don't go on a trip without spares. Rough roads also shorten the life.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:23 AM   #1091
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They have them at Wal Mart... even the far reaches of the earth have Wal Marts. . Easy to buy and change even if you don't know how to change and where to buy at 6am on a ride across the US. Ask me how J know...

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #1092
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Bulbs

Thanks for the info. My main concern was that bulbs burning out every 5K miles could indicate a problem but it seem like this is normal. I'm pretty good at changing them and have learned to carry an extra. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #1093
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Go to the Auto Parts store and buy a replacement there.....purchase one of the top line options. Spend the extra money (they are still a good bit cheaper than BMW dealership) and pick a much brighter version too. I was amazed how much more light I got out of my stock headlight just from upgrading the bulbs. Think I spent $12 for it.


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Old 02-07-2013, 06:36 AM   #1094
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Thanks for the info. My main concern was that bulbs burning out every 5K miles could indicate a problem but it seem like this is normal. I'm pretty good at changing them and have learned to carry an extra. Thanks


dont think id call it normal..... but not necessaraly a problem...

ive gone thru 3 in 60,000kms.....



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