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Old 05-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #241
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Just got my new F800GS a couple weeks ago. I only have about 300 miles on the clock so far but something I have noticed since day 1 is when stopped in neutral with the clutch out the bike has a distinct "rattle" sound. If I pull the clutch lever in, whether in gear or N the noise goes away. Any reason to be concerned? Anything to adjust?
Mine does the same. Always has, for more than 30,000 miles now. I'd say, it's normal.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #242
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My '11 800GS is just over 600 miles now. I can't say I noticed any rattle while in neutral. But your engine (as well as mine) is still breaking in so to speak.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #243
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Mine does the same. Always has, for more than 30,000 miles now. I'd say, it's normal.

same thing for me, 3000 miles... Dealer said there is nothing wrong.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:15 PM   #244
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He said his sprockets for the F8 actually come from Belgium. They do not make these sprockets themselves here in the States. Said these are the only three sizes this factory offers to them.
It was just brought to my attention that the rear sprocket hardware changed on some 2010 bikes to 10mm. I believe my rear is of the 10mm variety.

It was also brought to my attention that sprocketcenter's are 8mm.

For those of you that have purchased the rear sprocket/front sprocket/chain what have you done?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:01 PM   #245
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Gear Ratios (or should I say sprocket ratios.....)

So my bike (used to me) came with a 16T front. Granted I like it starting out in first on anything other than the street but my fuel economy really suffers on the highway since I find I get best mpg at about 3k - 3.5k rpm and at 70 mph on the freeway with the current sprocket set-up I run at about 4k+.

Anyone have a recommendation for a commuting set-up?
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #246
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cooling fan

Does anyone know of a cooling fan upgrade? My fan seems to be inoperative, even though I've tried blowing / washing any dirt, dust, and debris out. I just don't think the fan has enough torque to handle a little bit of dirt, which is inevitable in desert conditions. Really annoying when I have to stop cause the bike is overheating...
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:19 PM   #247
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I had the same problem when going off road in tons of mud...I brought it to the dealer they used a compressor and cleaned it out and it works...maybe a rad cover would help if you are getting a lot of junk back there?
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #248
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I am running a 17 tooth and I am getting about the same mpg as the 16, though I have an accelerator module which richens the fuel when you twist the trottle.

Habitually get 56-57mpg at 65mph and lower as the speeds pick up. My lowest on a tank was 38mpg going into a very stiff wind at about 70.

Might be something to consider when thinking of using this bike for freeway touring.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:01 AM   #249
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It was just brought to my attention that the rear sprocket hardware changed on some 2010 bikes to 10mm. I believe my rear is of the 10mm variety.

It was also brought to my attention that sprocketcenter's are 8mm.

For those of you that have purchased the rear sprocket/front sprocket/chain what have you done?
Anyone?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:59 AM   #250
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I just purchased new sprockets and chain this week. Confirming my rear sprocket bolts are the larger 10mm on my 2010 model.

I now have 15/16/17 x 42 options. Still searching for a 44 or 45 rear sprocket. Can't seem to raise the dead at Supersprox...

It appears I'll have to do a custom manufacture run to get the sprocket size I want (44). Maybe I can work up a group buy with a sprocket manufacturer. Anybody else interested, if I do? The more the merrier. Post up if so...

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Old 05-18-2011, 07:02 AM   #251
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waiting for my new sprockets and chain from Sprocket City...I hope it is the right size to fit our bikes..Chad said it was....
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #252
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I just purchased new sprockets and chain this week. Confirming my rear sprocket bolts are the larger 10mm on my 2010 model.
Where did you purchase them from? And I assume the holes in the sprocket are large enough for the 10mm bolts to fit through?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:36 PM   #253
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #255
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About $25 front & $47 rear, I think. Had a few other items to buy, so it made sense to get it all in one shipping & handling fee. They gave me a great deal on a new DID 525VM2GoldX.....to complete the package.

But, I've also been a healthy repeat customer there. So, maybe it's earned me Brownie Points. They always treat me decent, and get the parts right. I can't complain.

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