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Old 11-28-2008, 09:50 AM   #16
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I have had my 16T for a month, still waiting wife's F650GS, probably 4 more weeks. MaxBMW was my source, think $38.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:50 PM   #17
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Would dropping the front one tooth and raising the rear one tooth be too much? Just wondering, so I wouldn't have to mess with chain length.

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I am 99% sure you would not have to worrry about chain length.
On my last bike i had a 14 / 15 / 16 front sprockets for different ride types and other than re adjusting the chain tension of course I did not have to do anything ... the change in the "effective diameter" was not enough to move the rear wheel adjusters beyond their operating range (or even close to the end of it ...)

I have not tried it on this bike, but it looks like it would be fine!

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:01 AM   #18
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Wow, Touratech has both the 15 and 16 and they are in stock. Thanks for the Info!

I just ordered them. I will report back on which one works better for me in which situation.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:12 PM   #19
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Just tried out the 16t today. Nice improvement on the bottom but a little buzzier on the highway. I'm turning 4600 rpm at 70 mph and 5000 rpm at 75 mph.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:28 PM   #20
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I'm turning 4600 rpm at 70 mph and 5000 rpm at 75 mph.
Indicated, or GPS? On my bike, true 75 shows up as 82 mph on the clock.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #21
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Indicated, or GPS? On my bike, true 75 shows up as 82 mph on the clock.

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That was GPS speed. Yep, speedo shows faster.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:56 PM   #22
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i put on the 15T on sunday and rode 30 miles of dirt as a shake down. I was pretty pleased. I did far less clutch slipping in slow tight maneuvers...which is good for a noob, one less thing to think about.

I will get it on the road after the rain stops in phoenix this weekend and post RPM at cruising speeds.

I bought the 16 as well. i will play with that a little later.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:08 PM   #23
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650 gearbox rattle

I have a rattle in my gearbox when I ride below 3000 RPM. My dealer said just go faster. I don't know anyone that has one so that I can ride their bike to see if this is normal. I really don't think BMW would build a bike that does this. I would like some input so I can have a little arguing power for my next meeting. I am also having problems finding neutral. Help
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:45 PM   #24
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It would be hard for you to ride mine given the distance...i can tell you Neutral is almost too easy to find on my bike. a lazy shift from 1st to second almost always leaves me in neutral.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #25
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I have a rattle in my gearbox when I ride below 3000 RPM. My dealer said just go faster.
Does it happen only when you are moving, or does it occur if you rev to a certain rpm in neutral?
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:30 AM   #26
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It happens when moving.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:01 PM   #27
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With the 15T and a TKC80 130/80 rear tire i see ~4750 RPM at 70 MPH (gps speed)
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:44 PM   #28
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I have a rattle in my gearbox when I ride below 3000 RPM. My dealer said just go faster. I don't know anyone that has one so that I can ride their bike to see if this is normal. I really don't think BMW would build a bike that does this. I would like some input so I can have a little arguing power for my next meeting. I am also having problems finding neutral. Help
Happens to mine and another F 650 GS that I know. I haven't looked into it much since I haven't ridden the bike lately (not hardcore enough for ice and snow ). But I haven't heard it mentioned in any bike reviews, so I wonder what is up with the noise. I will mention it to the dealer when i bring the bike in for the first 1000km service.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:22 PM   #29
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I have a rattle in my gearbox when I ride below 3000 RPM. My dealer said just go faster. I don't know anyone that has one so that I can ride their bike to see if this is normal. I really don't think BMW would build a bike that does this. I would like some input so I can have a little arguing power for my next meeting. I am also having problems finding neutral. Help
If my bike had a rattlein the gear box I would immediately check the oil level and then the chain tension. If both were according to to owner's manual then I would insist that the dealer fix it! If the dealer you purchased the bike will not assist then I would write a polite letter to BMW requesting their support.

Good luck. Please tell us how this situation is resolved.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:24 AM   #30
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Chairman - I don't have a rattle and N is very easy to get into. If you get to Nor Cal on business or pleasure, let me know and I'll let you ride my F650gs.

Gentleman - please keep me posted on the gearing options. I appreciate it.

Happy Holidays to all.

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