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Old 04-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #1336
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Perhaps this goes somewhere else, I don't know. So my bike was backed into, I have their insurance information etc... I am waiting for what they want me to do. Has anyone dealt with Statefarm for motorcycle damages? I have spoken to two dealers and they have said that they will most likely get a quote then send it to them and battle back and forth. Do they tend to give you a figure for everything that was damaged, even if it is solely cosmetic? I am trying to get a rough estimate of what to expect, both in terms of what may be repaired, and the duration of down time and bologna I will be dealing with.

I was told that they will replace fork lowers for scratches, and plastics etc... The biggest issue is that my pannier and pannier rack have been damaged.
It sounds suspicious to me alrready. You should just have to get a quote or 2. If the quotes are close they won't question it. Most dealers will replace rather than repair because that takes less time. The biggest problem a lot of people have is getting the adjuster out to look at the damage and sign off on the estimate.

A kid I know had a guy broadside his pickup and total it. The guy had State Farm and they jacked him around to the point he had to get an attorney to get the insurance company to do anything. The insurance company blamed delay on the adjuster and the adjuster blamed it on the insurance company. After a month he was still without a vehicle. I don't know if it was because he was a kid or that is the way they do buisness.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #1337
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Adapter for F800Gs power socket?

Ok, being new to the F800GS world, I don't know yet what I need to get to be able to plug GPS and other devices into the power outlet/socket next to the ignition on my 2010 F800GS? Eg, the standard size cigarette lighter plug on my GPS does not fit into the smaller receptor on the BMW. Is there an adaptor or a different cord I need to get?

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #1338
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Ok, being new to the F800GS world, I don't know yet what I need to get to be able to plug GPS and other devices into the power outlet/socket next to the ignition on my 2010 F800GS? Eg, the standard size cigarette lighter plug on my GPS does not fit into the smaller receptor on the BMW. Is there an adaptor or a different cord I need to get?

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This is what I use...


http://www.powerlet.com/product/10-p...ocket-cable/10

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Pow...ighter+adapter
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #1339
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Ok, being new to the F800GS world, I don't know yet what I need to get to be able to plug GPS and other devices into the power outlet/socket next to the ignition on my 2010 F800GS? Eg, the standard size cigarette lighter plug on my GPS does not fit into the smaller receptor on the BMW. Is there an adaptor or a different cord I need to get?

Thanks!
You can use an adaptor, but I find that the multiple connections usually results in one of them coming loose on a rough road. You can wire it directly to the battery, which is the best, or you can wire a regular cigarette plug to the battery and use that.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #1340
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I would stay away from the battery because it will continue to draw if you leave the device plugged in. If you are hard wiring the plug in there are many locations. Some people run off the head light wires, but I ran mine off the powerlet socket by the key. I actually stripped wires, sealed everything back up for a solid connection but you can get those wire tappers that will make it easier, just seal/secure with electrical tape.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #1341
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I like a hard wire to the battery for a GPS because it won't shut off and then have to reboot and locate itself everytime you turn the bike off. It won't run your battery down. You can run it on its own 2 aa batteries for a day or two so that draw wouldn't have much effect on your battery.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:04 AM   #1342
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Since we are talking wiring: I don't have a Haynes manual handy so what the best wire to splice into with the fuse block for switched power
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:24 AM   #1343
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Since we are talking wiring: I don't have a Haynes manual handy so what the best wire to splice into with the fuse block for switched power
I use the white connector right behind the battery as a switched power trigger wire for a relay, you can get a pigtail from BMW that plugs in for about $20. It's timed to shut down about 30 seconds after the engine.

Alternatively you can get an adapter that plugs into the socket of the little pilot light at the bottom of the headlight housing.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:50 AM   #1344
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+1 on pigtail though I used it to switch an Eastern Beaver power bar (I've seen better (smaller) solutions since but don't recall where.)

This post is mostly about some aux lights I added but if you go down to bottom of (2nd to last of pics) you can see the bmw oem gps power jack.

From 'Show us your lights"
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #1345
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+1 on pigtail though I used it to switch an Eastern Beaver power bar (I've seen better (smaller) solutions since but don't recall where.)

This post is mostly about some aux lights I added but if you go down to bottom of (2nd to last of pics) you can see the bmw oem gps power jack.

From 'Show us your lights"
The relay I was talking about is integrated into my "Fuzeblock", very clever device that I have on a couple of bikes.





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Old 04-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #1346
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BMW F650GS 2007 Tail light assembly issue

Anyone every have this problem and if so how do you prevent it? While riding home from the dealership after buying a used 07 F650GS my tail light and plate holder fell off and got jammed between my tire and frame. I'm told this has happened to others but I can't find any evidence on line. How do you prevent this from happening (it's not screwed on per se) and having a part jam in your wheel seems a little unsafe.

I guess the next stupid question is: how do you post a pic?

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #1347
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I would take it back to the dealer and make them replace it. Parts should not fall off on your way home from purchasing.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #1348
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I would take it back to the dealer and make them replace it. Parts should not fall off on your way home from purchasing.
Oh they're replacing with out complaint...the flatbed truck comes tomorrow. The dealer so far has been amazing. Thing is the salesman has seen this before...seems the unit is not actually bolted on...it's like a clip. I accused them of not tightening up the plate holder after they put my plate on...but all the bolts are there. It just vibrated loose in the 60Km ride from the dealer to where it fell off. Luckily it was a 5 kph turn after a stop sign...I'd hate to think what would have happened if I'd done it at speed. I'm just wondering if it's an issue--a design flaw--can BMW be held responsible for more than the light, holder, chain guard, and tire that were wrecked?
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #1349
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Glad they taking care of it. Thats a new one for me, never heard of that piece dropping off.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:07 AM   #1350
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can BMW be held responsible for more than the light, holder, chain guard, and tire that were wrecked?

It's a used bike that's 7 years old, How can BMW be held responsible?

You said the dealer is stepping up and covering the repairs, be happy and just ride it, when you get it back.
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