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Old 04-08-2013, 03:58 AM   #736
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Bought a used 2012 F800R this Wednesday. Registered it on Thursday and put a whooping 1000km on it the last two days. Awesome ride, just way too cold at about 0 degree centigrade.
Reds' really nice! Congrats.. Now... farkling
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #737
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Reds' really nice! Congrats.. Now... farkling
hey nice color combo - great choice!
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ps it's at home out in the west:
http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/fl...d4426.jpg.html

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #738
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what's missing in this photo?

the one casualty of my recent road trip:

http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/fl...ed418.jpg.html

so, what is the missing piece (note that the tie wrap held for 2k miles home ...

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:31 AM   #739
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the one casualty of my recent road trip:

http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/fl...ed418.jpg.html

so, what is the missing piece (note that the tie wrap held for 2k miles home ...

ferenc

There' no bolt in that panel, it's like a rubber locater where you've got the cable tie.. The bolt hole in front of it's bare on mine as well, think it's for something else, maybe carried across from the ST, or the original R's design.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #740
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Spring has finally arrived! A little trip through the two mile tunnel to Whittier for the annual opening of the Sweetwater Café for fresh striped shrimp, halibut and cod. An avalanche cut loose in front of us shortly after this pic.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #741
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Spring has finally arrived! A little trip through the two mile tunnel to Whittier for the annual opening of the Sweetwater Café for fresh striped shrimp, halibut and cod. An avalanche cut loose in front of us shortly after this pic.
does it seem that much sweeter, having a relatively short riding season?
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #742
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does it seem that much sweeter, having a relatively short riding season?
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No, it totally sucks. We rode north last weekend and had a good time riding into Denali National Park before the season starts and the park opens, but this weekend it's a no-go. Snow predicted Saturday which means even if it's not sticking in town, the passes are fooked. This is a really late spring, not unlike the upper Midwest and the West, but our summers yield only a day or two of 70 degree weather.

But I did put a PR3 on the front to make things better and it is a good improvement. I'd like to know more about the Dunlop DT616 which came out this year and fits this bike. Looks like a Metzler Tourance sort of. Anybody try this tire?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #743
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No, it totally sucks. We rode north last weekend and had a good time riding into Denali National Park before the season starts and the park opens, but this weekend it's a no-go. Snow predicted Saturday which means even if it's not sticking in town, the passes are fooked. This is a really late spring, not unlike the upper Midwest and the West, but our summers yield only a day or two of 70 degree weather.
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Sorry to hear that. We are spoiled in California, except for the lack of ideal road conditions and some traffic.

Perhaps you should come down to the lower 48 ... for a change of scenery and centigrades.

Conversely, friends from here keep dreaming about riding up through Alaska - a friend of mine is even trying to talk me into riding pole to pole - or at least from the Artic Circle down to Tierra del Fuego.

Enjoy it while you can,
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #744
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6k mile service?

ii am about due for the 6k mile service and a local dealer says that they also check the valve clearances, since they open up the engine, but, do they need to?

here is what i understand is on the to-do list at 6K:

Performing vehicle test with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
11 00 611 Oil change, engine, with filter
Checking coolant level

Checking/adjusting clutch play
Checking freedom of movement of throttle cable and checking for kinks and chafing
Checking front brake pads and brake discs for wear

Checking rear brake pads and brake disc for wear
Visual inspection of the brake pipes, brake hoses and connections
Check tyre pressures and tread depth

Checking and lubricating chain drive

34 00 504 Change brake fluid in entire system

Checking steering-head bearing

Checking ease of movement of side stand Checking lights and signalling equipment Function test,
engine start suppression
Final inspection and check of roadworthiness
Performing vehicle test with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system

Setting service-due date and service countdown distance
Next service due on 5/7/2014

or in 6.220 Miles

Odometer reading 12.230 Miles

Checking battery charge state
Confirming BMW Service in on-board documentation
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #745
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Does anyone know which direction the left outside wheel spacer (#9 in the picture) fits?

There is a small lip on one side of the spacer which I'm assuming is the outside...but it will fit either way.

Thanks!

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #746
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Does anyone know which direction the left outside wheel spacer (#9 in the picture) fits?

There is a small lip on one side of the spacer which I'm assuming is the outside...but it will fit either way.

Thanks!

L.J.

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hey, to answer your question, i really don't know, but having just replaced the rear tyre, followed my intuition and put it so that the smaller diameter fit better on the inside, as perhaps a guide. perhaps someone out there really knows, though ...

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #747
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hey, to answer your question, i really don't know, but having just replaced the rear tyre, followed my intuition and put it so that the smaller diameter fit better on the inside, as perhaps a guide. perhaps someone out there really knows, though ...enjoy, and ride safe,
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Thanks for the reply. When I took my wheel off, the spacer had the shoulder on the inside. My intuition, like yours, told me that the shoulder belongs on the outside...hence my post. I was thinking perhaps I had inadvertently reversed it previously.

I decided to call my local BMW service departments and so far I have received contrary info. The first dealership referenced their repair manual and told me the shoulder belongs on the inside...the other dealer referencing a parts fiche told me the opposite...I guess i'll make a couple more calls

FFR I found a better picture. Looks like the shoulder belongs on the inside.

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Old 05-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #748
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great - photo looks correct. hard to find a reliable source for information these days - local dealer i trusted had another turnover ...
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ps service manual on my other (put together and running :-) bike also has a similar spacer in the final drive assy. backwards ...
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #749
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Hello from Toronto, hopefully, should have my new to me F8R in a few days, 2011 Alpine White. Have been riding an FZ1 for 60 000 kms and looking forwrad to it.

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:21 AM   #750
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Hello from Toronto, hopefully, should have my new to me F8R in a few days, 2011 Alpine White. Have been riding an FZ1 for 60 000 kms and looking forwrad to it.
Welcome to the fray... <- see, emoticon looks like headlights!

What made you switch from a 4 to the 800R?
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