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Old 04-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #901
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Now, does anyone know the torque spec for the axle nut? When I tighten it down the wheel gets hard to spin, but when the wheel isn't hard to spin the nut doesn't seem tight enough. This may be one of those times where going by feel won't do.
Sure you have all your spacers in there ? shouldn't be hard to spin at all.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #902
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Sure you have all your spacers in there ? shouldn't be hard to spin at all.
I just took it apart and looked at the Microfiche, looks like I'm missing the spacer on the left side. I didn't hear it hit the floor when the wheel came off. I can't seem to find it on the floor.

So, I guess it is time to start looking everywhere. i hope I don't have to buy a new one. If i buy one I'm sure to find the old one the next day.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #903
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Info ??

I'm thinking about putting a Two Brothers Black Series V.A.L.E. M-2 Titanium on my 2011, I Emailed them and they said this will work on my bike
http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...F650GS_09.html

I also found a vid on youtube with one on a Sertao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye47M9vF8LY

Anyone running one of these or have any info as to weather or not it will bolt up right ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #904
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Sure you have all your spacers in there ? shouldn't be hard to spin at all.
Looking at the wheel, the spacer sleeve must have been held in by the shaft seal. I think it may have fallen out at the shop when they were mounting and balancing the tire.

I guess I have to drive my cage to work tomorrow.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #905
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Looking at the wheel, the spacer sleeve must have been held in by the shaft seal. I think it may have fallen out at the shop when they were mounting and balancing the tire.

I guess I have to drive my cage to work tomorrow.
Cage Rider , at least you got it figured out...
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #906
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I just put a K60 (140/80 17) on mine. $150 for the tire and a tube and another $30 for the install.

I almost went with the stock size, 130/80, but figure the sold center strip on the 140 will be better on the road where I spend most of my time.
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That's a good price, where'd you get them? I'm trying my first set of K60s. I didn't think about using the 140/80 17".
Wait...I consider 140/80-17 to be the stock rear tire size for the G650GS, at least that's what came on mine. What's this about the 130/80-17?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:56 AM   #907
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The 130/80 is the stock size on my 2009 g650 with spoke tubed wheels. They probably went wider on the cast wheels in later years.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #908
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The 130/80 is the stock size on my 2009 g650 with spoke tubed wheels. They probably went wider on the cast wheels in later years.
Same here, 130/80 was stock on my '09.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:41 AM   #909
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The 130/80 is the stock size on my 2009 g650 with spoke tubed wheels. They probably went wider on the cast wheels in later years.
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Same here, 130/80 was stock on my '09.
Gotcha -- thanks for the info.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #910
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Well if this fug'n snow ever leaves I plan on doing alot of 1 - 2 nighters and I have heard alot about when you're packing to "keep it low" and I can understand that thinking. I'll be using a Wolfman Beta Plus, a 24" compression bag, and my tail bag, when loaded they weigh 50# max. I strap them on the seat behind me and I don't think I'll have any issues. What do you guys use for packing and how do you strap/load it in ? lets see some pix.
(The top bag is only a sleeping bag, no weight to it)

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #911
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First off, i love this bike in white. I wish i picked white personally
Anyways, yeah, keep the weight low. If your stacking on the back seat then yeah, keep the light stuff on the top.

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Well if this fug'n snow ever leaves I plan on doing alot of 1 - 2 nighters and I have heard alot about when you're packing to "keep it low" and I can understand that thinking. I'll be using a Wolfman Beta Plus, a 24" compression bag, and my tail bag, when loaded they weigh 50# max. I strap them on the seat behind me and I don't think I'll have any issues. What do you guys use for packing and how do you strap/load it in ? lets see some pix.
(The top bag is only a sleeping bag, no weight to it)

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:36 AM   #912
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First off, i love this bike in white.
I'm a "white" guy, too...

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:51 AM   #913
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I'm a "white" guy, too...

Mine is white as well except it has the black and red seat. At first I was not absolutely certain I would really like the white but it kind of grows on you.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #914
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I just confirmed that my wife's bike has hesitation at around 4000+ rpm, when accelerating from that mid range; it also stutters slightly on decel at that range. It might also feel like it doesn't have the spunk it should. I've got some ideas to dig into, but wanted to check in here first to see others have any wisdom to impart. Bike only has about 2K miles.

- Will check vacuum hoses (don't recall what's on this bike in that respect).
- Will pull off and clean throttle body. Hmm ... no syncing needed with only a single barrel. (The symptoms feel like badly out of sync t-bodies, I think.)
- I guess would not hurt to check plugs ... oh, and air filter.

I wonder if the dealership wrote in a new FI map when she brought it in for rear-wheel and instrument cluster warranty replacement. Anyone heard regarding maps for this bike? Anyway to reset?

Anything else? Cheers.
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My bike had a surging at 4k rpm that went away when I replaced the chain. A bad stiff link can make it run like that but I was at 18k miles. Quick and easy to check though compared to everything else.
Update: I did a quick inspection, including air and T-body (in situ). All looked good. Then I looked at the chain closer. It appears the genius at the dealer who did the rear-wheel / chain / sprockets recall replacement most generously lubed the chain with bearing grease. So I pulled the front sprocket cover and the entire inside was packed full of grease. Cleaned the chain with kerosene; chain lubed it. Problem gone.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #915
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awesome! Even when you use regular chain lube, the CS cover gets gunked up and needs to be cleaned.
It took me awhile to realize it was the chain when I was dealing with surging as well. Sometimes it is the simple fix, but not very often!
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