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Old 07-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #1546
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I try to fill it slow, but if I forget the gas squirts back up through the vent holes soaking me and my bike. gonna take a lil more practice to get it right I guess. I never have a problem with my other bikes so it'll take some getting used to.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #1547
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Experienced this yesterday. Got gas all over my seat and fuel tank. It was if the only air escape to the tank was the little holes around where one sticks the fuel in causing a wicked beautiful display of water works.

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I try to fill it slow, but if I forget the gas squirts back up through the vent holes soaking me and my bike. gonna take a lil more practice to get it right I guess. I never have a problem with my other bikes so it'll take some getting used to.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #1548
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I fill by sound, if you listen you can hear when the tank is full. Sounds silly but works every time with no mess.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #1549
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Nice, that's what Was looking for, except for me I just wanted to do it directly on the luggage mounting hardware...
Hmmm - it seems to me that the only place to be concerned about is addressed by the GL heat shield?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #1550
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2 washers in beak area - where do they go?

I took off my tank and beak to put on some Denali's and there are 2 washers that I have no clue where they go when reassembling. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #1551
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I took off my tank and beak to put on some Denali's and there are 2 washers that I have no clue where they go when reassembling. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Stick them in your took box for a time when you loose a washer or two.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #1552
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I took off my tank...
I presume you mean the cover over the airbox. On my 2009 F800GS, none of the six machine screws use washers there. The beak is held in place by a long and a short machine screw underneath on both sides, none of which use washers.

Are the washers black plastic or stainless?

If it makes you feel any better, I just finished reassembling the plastic bodywork on my bike only minutes ago, and there is one leftover Torx machine screw, the type used for virtually all the panels on the bike.

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #1553
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So, I got a new 13 F800Gs and I was out in the mountains of western Montana, way over my head I should mention and the bike bucked me like a horse. Crash bars saved the upper front from total demo but still some scratches. Any way to touch them up? Or should I keep them as a reminder of my skill level?
Same here, 3 months ago, going down a steep service road, popping over a water bar, except didn't "pop over" as expected... Right side, above crash bars, even put some nice "texture" on the lower right corner of the fairing. Picked up the bike and thought, "good , got that over with, now I dont have to worry about it". My ankle, however, is still complaining.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #1554
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I presume you mean the cover over the airbox. On my 2009 F800GS, none of the six machine screws use washers there. The beak is held in place by a long and a short machine screw underneath on both sides, none of which use washers.

Are the washers black plastic or stainless?

If it makes you feel any better, I just finished reassembling the plastic bodywork on my bike only minutes ago, and there is one leftover Torx machine screw, the type used for virtually all the panels on the bike.

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Yes I mean airbox (sorry multi-tasking when posted) and the washers are black plastic. No clue where they came from. BTW, this is on a 2011 F800GS.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:55 PM   #1555
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There are some washers in the rubber grommet/nut assembly that the windscreen mounts to. You could check that if you had it off.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:27 PM   #1556
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There are some washers in the rubber grommet/nut assembly that the windscreen mounts to. You could check that if you had it off.
That's my suggestion as well. The machine screws that attach the windscreen to the two brackets mounted on the fairing (at the bottom left and right of the windscreen) use black plastic washers. I wonder why BMW saw the need for washers only on those two, and not the other four?

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #1557
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Has anyone figured out a good way to fill the tank without giving your seat and fairing a gas bath? Son of a.....

I use a flashlight (i'm old and blind) and keep a watch on the progress as i fill. Just a habit from the DRZ that goes from half tank to full in seconds cause of the tanks shape.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #1558
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That's my suggestion as well. The machine screws that attach the windscreen to the two brackets mounted on the fairing (at the bottom left and right of the windscreen) use black plastic washers. I wonder why BMW saw the need for washers only on those two, and not the other four?

Fred
I bet that is the location. Are the washers used as spacers between the fairing and the bracket?

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #1559
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Are the washers used as spacers between the fairing and the bracket?
Mine are between the plastic screen and the heads of the screws.

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #1560
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what is the best chain lube for the Alaska type roads like the Dempster, Dalton and Robert Campbell highways?
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......Motor oil, SAE 50
Sounds kinda old fashioned, but that is what I use, and it works well.
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