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Old 04-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #10351
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That engine is like my mother-in-law, it never dies :P
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #10352
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That engine is like my mother-in-law, it never dies :P
My 2003 Dakar is at 85K miles and still going strong, never used any oil.

I can cruise all day at 75+ mph with no problem (a good seat helps too).
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:41 AM   #10353
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Great...I feel better about just twisting the grip and letting it vibrate. BTW even the stock seat is much better than my sport bike. I love baam's mother-in-law comment.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #10354
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It smooths out the higher you go, if it does not check the fuel type you are using
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:54 AM   #10355
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Does anyone know what size and pitch the sump plug on a FI F650.

I think that it is 18 x 1.5?
Go here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do , and enter the needed info and then look at the part you need. It will give you the proper size needed. Remember that the carbed F650 is a different size, and I'm not sure about the newer motors. This is why you need to save in your bookmarks this web site.

Good luck.

Damn I just posted and now I see I'm late for the party.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #10356
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I usually use premium fuel, but you are right. Where I live the quality varies from station to station.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:05 AM   #10357
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Yeah, sorry, I sorta hijacked the topic.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #10358
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This thread is in permanent hijack, check your firmware, it could be set for either STD or premium
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #10359
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Not certain the pitch is correct, sounds too high but would be happy to be corrected
Can confirm - M24 x 2
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #10360
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I stand corrected, head bowed
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #10361
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I usually use premium fuel, but you are right. Where I live the quality varies from station to station.
Point of interest. Most find that the bike runs better and more efficiently on regular. If you read your manual and see the "high" octane number you MUST also real the measurement method (MON vs RON). BMW gives the number in the European standard, which is not the North American standard.

Personally I run on the lowest grade and flog the hell out of it. Never any problems, and mine is a 2002 single spark that was supposed to be prone to stutter. The only time that I have stutter is when I hit the rev limiter.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #10362
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Point of interest. Most find that the bike runs better and more efficiently on regular. If you read your manual and see the "high" octane number you MUST also real the measurement method (MON vs RON). BMW gives the number in the European standard, which is not the North American standard.

Personally I run on the lowest grade and flog the hell out of it. Never any problems, and mine is a 2002 single spark that was supposed to be prone to stutter. The only time that I have stutter is when I hit the rev limiter.
My 2003 has "87 Octane" on the decal surrounding the filler cap. Cheaper and has run fine for 85K miles.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #10363
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I got a question for everyone. I have an 01 that I want to ride to Deal's Gap in NC. That is about a 6.5 hr ride. Will the Rotax take 70mph for that distance or should I just trailer the bike? Bike feels fine at 65 but I've always been kinda cautious with it. Thanks
I rode mine to Florida and back last May. I-95 most of the way due to time constraints.

Worst thing that happened was it burning a little bit of oil. Ride to Deals Gap, you'll be fine.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #10364
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Hard part with fuel octane right now is finding 87 with no ethanol. I know of one company in the US midwest that had 91 no ethanol and one that sometimes has 87.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #10365
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With my tax return coming within the next few weeks, Im giving strong consideration to some suspension upgrade. For the rear Im thinking probably and Ohlins. I have a question about the front though.

I use my bike as more of a traveling/adventure/commuter bike than a dirt bike. I weigh about 220 geared up and (once the skid is finished) will have about 15-20lbs extra weight up front. I am also considering crash bars, and although I doubt I will, Ive given thought to getting the TT39 tanks.

Considering its a lightweight dirt bike, are there fork springs available for the YZ426 that will hold that much weight up front? Or would I be better off hunting around for a front end off one of the big ktms??
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