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Old 08-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #1621
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Hi, does anyone know if the seats from a 2010 will fit a 2013 and vice versa on an F800GS? thanks
Yes, all seats will fit all years for the GS.

As for the GSA I believe the seats is also interchangeable but can't confirm.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #1622
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Hi, does anyone know if the seats from a 2010 will fit a 2013 and vice versa on an F800GS? thanks
For questions like this, you can access the BMW(USA) parts fiche and compare part numbers for various model and year BMW motorcycles:

http://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorcycle-Parts-Fiche.aspx

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #1623
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Question Spacer Bushing Rear Wheel

2013 F800GS has 2700 mostly off road miles. I changed my rear tire recently (TKC80) and noticed that one of the rear spacers had a bit of a groove worn into it almost like a grain of hard sand had been lodged in there and caused a groove to be worn into the spacer.

Is this an issue? If so, how critical?

At some point do these spacers need replacement? How do you determine when?

Thanks
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:16 AM   #1624
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My spacers has the grooves too. I think they are caused by the seals. 30,000 miles and no harm. They are aluminum and I recall some one making replacements made of steel.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #1625
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*snip* I recall some one making replacements made of steel.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #1626
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What's an effective yet safe wheel cleaner? My rear wheel is covered with greasy goop that must have flung from whatever the factory (or dealer) put on the chain...

I'm thinking some kind of a grease-fighting solution would work better than a traditional wheel cleaner that typically focuses on brake dust removal.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #1627
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What's an effective yet safe wheel cleaner? My rear wheel is covered with greasy goop that must have flung from whatever the factory (or dealer) put on the chain...

I'm thinking some kind of a grease-fighting solution would work better than a traditional wheel cleaner that typically focuses on brake dust removal.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #1628
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I have been using "simple green" cleaner diluted 1:1
It's cheap and seems to work well in removing my flung chain lube ...
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #1629
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What's an effective yet safe wheel cleaner? My rear wheel is covered with greasy goop that must have flung from whatever the factory (or dealer) put on the chain...

I'm thinking some kind of a grease-fighting solution would work better than a traditional wheel cleaner that typically focuses on brake dust removal.
WD40 on a rag, works great.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #1630
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What's an effective yet safe wheel cleaner? My rear wheel is covered with greasy goop that must have flung from whatever the factory (or dealer) put on the chain...

I'm thinking some kind of a grease-fighting solution would work better than a traditional wheel cleaner that typically focuses on brake dust removal.
I've had good luck with Autoglym Clean Wheels - it's not specifically advertised to cut grease but seems to do the job well nevertheless.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:42 PM   #1631
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What's an effective yet safe wheel cleaner? My rear wheel is covered with greasy goop that must have flung from whatever the factory (or dealer) put on the chain...

I'm thinking some kind of a grease-fighting solution would work better than a traditional wheel cleaner that typically focuses on brake dust removal.
Soap and water.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #1632
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New Owners - Stupid Questions Thread

I'll go.

My F800 came with the Pirelli Scorpions (tubeless). The dealer is sending me some TKC 80's.

Are the new shoes likely to be tubeless as well? If not, will the same rims work?

Edit... I should have done the search before posting. Sorry.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #1633
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What do dealers charge for first service in the US these days? Should I expect to get ripped off? Is it customary for a dealer to provide a loaner bike?
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #1634
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Depends on the dealer on all 3 questions. Think mine was around $180.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #1635
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What do dealers charge for first service in the US these days? Should I expect to get ripped off? Is it customary for a dealer to provide a loaner bike?
Mine was close to three hundred. Sort of expensive but what ever — it was it's first service. I did get a loaner bike, though. Apparently it was free but, I can see how they'd squeeze the loaner in the bill somewhere...
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