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Old 05-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Farkling an F700

I'm a man. I just have short legs. Never felt comfortable on the F800. So when the new 700 came out, looking a bit more robust then the outgoing 650, I decided to pull the trigger.

Most of you are likely familiar with most of these modifications/farkles, but if you have any questions, let me know.

I've spent the last few nights adding modifications.

Touratech headlight guard
Touratech bar risers
Touratech GPS mount
Touratech Garmin 660 locking mount
Touratech Garmin sun shield
Garmin 660 hardwired
Giant Loop Fandango waterproof tank bag - modified for power (SAE and cig lighter)
MOD rear rack
MOD bash guard/skid plate
RotoPax 2gal aux fuel, mounted to MOD rear rack
Bark Busters hand guards
Alaska Leather seat pad
Two Brother's carbon fiber exhaust
SW-Motech engine guard/crash guard
MRA X-creen windshield -- with BMW F700 adapter plates


Still to be added:
Pazzo adjustable clutch and brake levers
Wunderlich adjustable and folding brake lever
Wunderlich adjustable and folding gear lever
Wunderlich side stand enlarger
Pannier set up

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My only grievances:
I stall it. A lot. Should solve this with the adjustable Pazzo levers.

My boot barely fits under the shift lever. Should be able to solve with the Wunderlich adjustable shift lever.

Sometimes I feel like the rear brake isn't working. Then I realize that the lever sucks. Should be able to solve with an brake lever enlarger.

In hindsight, the things that annoy me are probably the most important. Clutch, brakes, shifter.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Congrats, looks great. The only thing I see wrong with it ...... is it's too clean.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Looks sweet, for a girls bike. Ahhh just kidding. I'm also inseam challenged and was looking at the f650's, but the single brake and other little things pushed me away. I ended up finding a f800 with 2" lowering kit already installed, and later added a lower seat (rich's) which works well with my inseam.

If the 700 was on the market when I was buying, it definitely would have been at the top of my the list!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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I dont see a radiator guard. I put one of these on mine.

http://www.radguard.com.au/products/...tor-guard.html

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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Looks awesome!

Im on the 650GS twin, had mine for 4 years. Now has 40,000 miles on her. Just preparing her for a ride down to Austria in july!
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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Hey! The better halfs bike was a bastard for stalling.
Do yourself a favour and ad the gadget that "Hitechcoonass" (from memory ) sells to your farkle list.

Worked great for us.

IMHO, I reckon them Barkbusters want turning down a fair bit.

Looks good.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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IMHO, I reckon them Barkbusters want turning down a fair bit.
Busted. Yeah, I had just put the handle bar risers on it. Then clamped it down again. Only to realize I'd screwed up the angle of the bars. It's since been fixed.

As soon as I put the adjustable levers on it, the stalling went away. Just rode 110mi today with no issues. It's amazing what adjustable levers, gear lever, brake lever and risers will do. It's like riding a completely different bike.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
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Nice bike you got.
I have the same in silver...
I also stalled it a lot, until a friend advised to adjust the levers and the steering. And it worked!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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So how does these levers/lever adjustment affect the stalling?

I'm suffering the same thing on my F650GS Twin...

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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So how does these levers/lever adjustment affect the stalling?

I'm suffering the same thing on my F650GS Twin...

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Switch to a 16 tooth countershaft sprocket and the stalling will disappear. For a mild increase in vibration, you be blessed with a much punchier bike!
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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I put adjustable levers on the bike. I haven't stalled it since. For me, I guess it was that my hands weren't long enough. By adjusting the levers one click in closer, I've been able to get a much better grasp on the clutch lever.


The back is all set up and complete now. I leave for a ~12k mi trip in two and a half weeks.

My favorite additions were the adjustable levers and the windscreen. Completely changed the dynamic of the bike.

I've got my wide ass panniers on now, as well.

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Old 06-16-2013, 02:57 AM   #12
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I put adjustable levers on the bike. I haven't stalled it since. For me, I guess it was that my hands weren't long enough. By adjusting the levers one click in closer, I've been able to get a much better grasp on the clutch lever.
Thanks for that. I understand the benefit now. As an aside, are they the shorter levers - I can't quite make that out from the pic?

Enjoy your trip, that's a pretty long one!

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:13 AM   #13
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So how does these levers/lever adjustment affect the stalling?

I'm suffering the same thing on my F650GS Twin...

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Adjusting both the distance from the steering and the "height" gives you a better grip plus you put less strenght when pressing/depressing. I have noticed that before adjusting them, after a 20 min ride, my left hand was killing me. When I altered the adjustment, everything became much better.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
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Suggestions for an adjustable clutch?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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Suggestions for an adjustable clutch?
http://www.pazzoracing.com/

You can get short or standard and a multitude of color options.

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Hey Fred

That wasn't the reason. It was the pick up point on the levers. My hands just weren't long enough. As soon as I was able to click them in just one click closer, the stalling went away.

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Thanks for that. I understand the benefit now. As an aside, are they the shorter levers - I can't quite make that out from the pic?


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Mine are the same size as OEM, I'm pretty sure. I'll grab some pictures later. They do have shortened levers as well.
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