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Old 07-21-2014, 04:06 PM   #1981
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I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so technically not a total newb, but am still struggling with this...


Often times when I fuel up, I get gasoline splatter around the seat as well as trim area. This happens as the pump is running and dispensing fuel. I try to stick the nozzle as far down as it'll go, so that the rubber boot covers the fill hole, but it still happens, and I have not been able to pinpoint this to any particular gas station, although I typically use Shell or BP. This has never been a problem on any of my previous bikes that had wider fuel tank openings.

Is there a trick to this that I'm not aware of or does this bike just have a very sucky fuel fill design?
I usually stick the nozzle to where I can see the gas flow and go slow. If I'm filling from the gas light being on, I'll put the nozzle all the way for the first 8-10 litres, stop and then pull the nozzle out so I can see the tip and go slow. I end up being able to fill it to within 3-4 cm from the top of the opening. 99% of time there is no splash.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:03 AM   #1982
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I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so technically not a total newb, but am still struggling with this...


Often times when I fuel up, I get gasoline splatter around the seat as well as trim area. This happens as the pump is running and dispensing fuel. I try to stick the nozzle as far down as it'll go, so that the rubber boot covers the fill hole, but it still happens, and I have not been able to pinpoint this to any particular gas station, although I typically use Shell or BP. This has never been a problem on any of my previous bikes that had wider fuel tank openings.

Is there a trick to this that I'm not aware of or does this bike just have a very sucky fuel fill design?
My wife got tired of spilling fuel every time she filled up hers. We figured out that the nozzle needs to go in parallel with the seat, with the hose running forward (towards the bars). No need to slow down the flow then. Move the nozzle a few degrees and watch the fuel spit back out.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:10 AM   #1983
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Modulate the flow with the valve. Pumps vary.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:26 AM   #1984
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:38 AM   #1985
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:48 AM   #1986
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM   #1987
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I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so technically not a total newb, but am still struggling with this...


Often times when I fuel up, I get gasoline splatter around the seat as well as trim area. This happens as the pump is running and dispensing fuel. I try to stick the nozzle as far down as it'll go, so that the rubber boot covers the fill hole, but it still happens, and I have not been able to pinpoint this to any particular gas station, although I typically use Shell or BP. This has never been a problem on any of my previous bikes that had wider fuel tank openings.

Is there a trick to this that I'm not aware of or does this bike just have a very sucky fuel fill design?
Those stupid rubber boots do make fueling more difficult and increase the likelihood of splattering gas . . . fortunately they aren't in every State.

With no-boot pumps, I insert as far as the nozzle will go and fill at medium speed until it auto-shuts off. Then top off at a very slow speed. Never any spilling . . . well, unless some pair of yoga pants walks by . . .

With the booted pumps, sometimes you can follow the above routine but if the boot is in the way, just slow and controlled for the whole fill and you will be fine.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:24 PM   #1988
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #1989
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On a new bike, is brake fluid supposed to be changed after the first year?

Seems like the maintenance schedule recommends changing it after the first year and then every other year. Does that sound about right?
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:12 PM   #1990
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That's what it says, that's what you do.

I was taught that the first flush was to remove the silicone used in the flex lines that leached into the fluid. Easy enough.
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Now that I'm here.....

I have no recollection of this.....do the twins have a rev limiter or just the silly red light? I used to bounce the single off the limiter all the time but the twins don't leave me wanting. 7500 is all I ever get to.


Does anyone else ever look at the temp gauge and think "I just filled it?"
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:25 PM   #1992
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Does anyone else ever look at the temp gauge and think "I just filled it?"
Do you also look at the fuel gauge and think "Damn, I might be overheating?"
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:02 PM   #1993
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I just began to notice a resonating whine coming from my f800gsa at 4200 rpm. I recently got a new helmet and have started wearing ear plugs, so I may have missed it before. Is this a thing or should I be worried
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:38 PM   #1994
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On a new bike, is brake fluid supposed to be changed after the first year?

Seems like the maintenance schedule recommends changing it after the first year and then every other year. Does that sound about right?
I waited over 2 years. I noticed a big improvement in brake performance after I changed it. The ABS stated working better also.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:35 AM   #1995
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Draining the tank?

Thought this might be the best place for this question...

How do I drain the fuel tank on the f800gs? I have to ship my bike.

My google foo skills seem to be lacking in this regard.
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