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Old 10-30-2013, 03:40 PM   #1831
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Apply it around your anus, of course. But you only needs to do that when about to bring the bike in for service.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #1832
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #1833
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:01 AM   #1834
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Without the FuzBlock I would have 5 extra wires piled onto my battery and none of that stuff would be switched . . . with my sad memory, I be sure to forget to turn something off and end up with a dead battery.
I have all of those connections, plus a little more, but only one extra wire on the battery (+). I pick up the +12v power from the battery terminal on the starter solenoid. Then I split off the switched power through a relay.

I need to have the power for my heated gear on the switched power. The heat controller sits on the tank bag and stays with the bike when I dismount. If it stayed on, it could drain the battery overnight,
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #1835
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #1836
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #1837
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Wouldn't bet on it. Have at least 3 friends/famely members who drained their battery because of heated gear. Stay on the safe side and and run it trough one of these switched power outlets.
Not sure how one can walk away from the parked bike with the heated gear cable plugged in.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #1838
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I recently busted the front brake reservoir on my 2013 F800gs. Dealer wants 365 bucks to have the whole brake assembly shipped in. Ebay wants 13 bucks for a Chinese replacement. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks. (Just the plastic cup is broke everything else is still in tact)
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #1839
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I recently busted the front brake reservoir on my 2013 F800gs. Dealer wants 365 bucks to have the whole brake assembly shipped in. Ebay wants 13 bucks for a Chinese replacement. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks. (Just the plastic cup is broke everything else is still in tact)

Sooooooo your TT front reservoir guard is still in the mail? If you spend another G for protection, it would save you the $13.


Did you notice if the res has changed for '13 as there's an older model used unit on Ebay also.

Sorry, don't know about your Chinese one specifically.

Edit: I know they did away with the bobble head design but I think the res is the same. There's a thread about converting it somewhere.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #1840
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I recently busted the front brake reservoir on my 2013 F800gs. Dealer wants 365 bucks to have the whole brake assembly shipped in. Ebay wants 13 bucks for a Chinese replacement. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks. (Just the plastic cup is broke everything else is still in tact)
With that much difference, I'd chance the China replacement. How bad can they mess up the plastic....???? I guess it still has to fit.... LOL.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #1841
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Sooooooo your TT front reservoir guard is still in the mail? If you spend another G for protection, it would save you the $13.


Did you notice if the res has changed for '13 as there's an older model used unit on Ebay also.

Sorry, don't know about your Chinese one specifically.

Edit: I know they did away with the bobble head design but I think the res is the same. There's a thread about converting it somewhere.
Its funny you mention the TT res guard. The cup would still be full of oil had the TT guard not peeled back like a tin can and puncture the reservoir...ill post a pic when im home from work
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #1842
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Its funny you mention the TT res guard. The cup would still be full of oil had the TT guard not peeled back like a tin can and puncture the reservoir...ill post a pic when im home from work
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww crap...........

Here's one option for new res. and bobble-ectomy:

http://f800depot.com/f650gs-08-items.html?cat=146
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:02 AM   #1843
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They're even fine on loose gravel. They won't work well enough for you in sand, mud, tall wet grass, or any other surface that requires the tires to "bite in" rather than use friction from the bike's weight to gain traction.
Exactly - if you want a 50/50 tire get the Conti TKC 80's or similar. I did climb some pretty good OR hills with my Scorpion Trails but the surface was dry hard packed dirt and slabs of sandstone. If it was loose, sandy or muddy I wouldn't have made it up. Also, don't forget to turn off the ABS and ASC! Ask me how I know...
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #1844
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what sort of fuel mileage are folks with the 700 getting?

the wife recently picked a f700gs up for commuting, about 15 miles each way of mostly interstate riding. the bike is getting 41mpg. the bike has a givi v46 top box, which may or may not be affecting drag. she does not ride the piss out of it, and basically gets up to about 75mph and stays there unless there is traffic.

while the fuel mileage is not terrible, we were sort of under the impression these bikes return fuel mileage north of 50mpg. is this normal, or could there be something amiss with the fuel injection? she reports no surging or strange engine behavior, and the few times i've ridden i've actually felt like the fueling was substantially smoother than my multi.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #1845
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This seems low to me. My wife's 2012 gets 58-64 mpg. My F800GS gets 43 mpg when I'm beating the snot out of it.
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