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Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:47 AM
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Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Have fun with the bearings and possibly the...

Have fun with the bearings and possibly the bushings :D




There's a reason many owners got used to taking the swingarm out at least once a year to put some new grease in there :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Just checked the fitting instructions (I only...

Just checked the fitting instructions (I only have them in german, as well).
First of all, it actually says that you'll have to use the snorkel from the single spark models :lol3

As for fitting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By TobyG
The transmission is. The shifter forks are not. ...

The transmission is. The shifter forks are not.
Not exactly a common problem, but not unheard of, either.
On my own bike, I have the problem that it does jump into neutral from 1st and 2nd gear if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By TobyG
It's the TT/KTM chain guide. The mounting bracket...

It's the TT/KTM chain guide. The mounting bracket has appearently been painted black :P
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By TobyG
If I were to guess, probably right where the...

If I were to guess, probably right where the bracket is welded to the tube.
Pretty common issue, often discussed on f650.de

IMHO most likely caused by the awkward angle of the sidestand,
maybe...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By TobyG
Get some fine wet sandpaper and give it a few...

Get some fine wet sandpaper and give it a few passes, unless it is more than surface discoloration this will do.

No need to apply clear coat, either.
IF you do apply clear coat, do NOT use...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Sure looked familiar :deal ...

Sure looked familiar :deal

http://i.imgur.com/KffBDGI.jpg?2
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By TobyG
That's the correct measurements for the 4860...

That's the correct measurements for the 4860 forks. (48mm stanchion tubes, 60mm bottom clamp).
Upper clamp diameter is the same as the 4357 forks (43 mm stanchion tubes, 57mm bottom clamp), 54mm.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6,043
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Posted By TobyG
Not that new of a requirement for the Dakar, it...

Not that new of a requirement for the Dakar, it has definitely already been in the regulations in the early 2000's to carry a certain amount of water on the bike.

Either way, while aluminium...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By TobyG
Yeah, they are interchangable, no idea when or...

Yeah, they are interchangable, no idea when or why the initial design has been changed.


No worries, I am not in a hurry :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,890
Posted By TobyG
That will not work, unfortunately. Timesert...

That will not work, unfortunately. Timesert inserts need a larger pilot hole and of course a different tap.

However, if you install a Helicoil and it fails over time, you can still install an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By TobyG
This and the bike runs pretty good now, with the...

This and the bike runs pretty good now, with the Fuel Nanny. Thanks for your offer, though, Gedrog.

Just needs a tad more fine tuning and it's good to go. Kinda worried about the mileage I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Follow up; 2nd edition: I have been to the...

Follow up; 2nd edition:

I have been to the dealer earlier today,
result: The error log did not show a single fault!

However, the chief mechanic told me about the possible reasons for my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By TobyG
RE: clearance issues TT39 frame and sensor

...once again the quote function failed on me.


If you take a look at the image dreadybear posted and at the picture taken from the installation instructions,
the snorkels themselves are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15,349
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Posted By TobyG
Follow up: Since the problems first started...

Follow up:

Since the problems first started I have done the following:

-installed a new spark plug
-installed a new spark plug wire
-checked the sensor in fornt of the air filter
-checked...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15,349
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Posted By TobyG
Nah, there's not really any flex in it, the...

Nah, there's not really any flex in it, the material is thick enough to prevent that from happening (~5mm),
but hard riding on gravel and sand leaves quite some marks on the bottom of the bashplate...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By TobyG
As I explained earlier, they later used one mould...

As I explained earlier, they later used one mould for all the different guards they sold,
so it will fit the metal plate you have, but I do not have the storage box that could be attached to it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By TobyG
The first version had the storage box laminated...

The first version had the storage box laminated to the engine guard and actually used an engine guard that did follow the lines of the engine and engine mount closer to allow for more storage, while...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Yeah, that is the later version Touratech Rally...

Yeah, that is the later version Touratech Rally guard.
The earlier version did load from the top (I have one of those), the later version did load from the front with an aluminium hatch.

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By TobyG
The 5k one is already ordered, seems that this...

The 5k one is already ordered, seems that this worked for a lot of people,
<strike>I will give it a try, after all I could still swap the resistor for a different one :dunno</strike>
EDIT:Turns out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By TobyG
...and I hoped I had solved my problem. ...

...and I hoped I had solved my problem.


Thing is, I overhauled&modified a few things on the bike and because I had some more important things to take care of it took a mere two months.

I had...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Whatever floats your boat. It is meant to be...

Whatever floats your boat.

It is meant to be a travel bike, while I would advise getting a set of decent forks, especially because of the extra fuel (weight) at the front, it is not a race bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By TobyG
Any questions left? :1drink

Any questions left? :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By TobyG
If anything, I can confirm that statement :evil ...

If anything, I can confirm that statement :evil



http://i.imgur.com/EOC4pyJ.jpg
(Met 2 romanian riders on the Transfagarasan and they took me over the Transalpina the next day)

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Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By TobyG
The difference between ABS and non-ABS shocks is...

The difference between ABS and non-ABS shocks is minor.
Actually, on later models years there is no difference at all.



On the early Dakars' (and probably normal non-ABS F650Gs, too?) the...
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 388,739
Posted By TobyG
Thanks guys :) That should solve both...

Thanks guys :)

That should solve both problems I have with my current handguards by fixing them in place and giving the brake line that little bit of extra space :thumb
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,072
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Posted By TobyG
What handguards and mounts are those? Thanks...

What handguards and mounts are those?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By TobyG
Here you go, just stumbled upon it by accident :D...

Here you go, just stumbled upon it by accident :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113&page=161


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673593&page=2
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By TobyG
The radiator cap may be defective :dunno

The radiator cap may be defective :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By TobyG
The BMW/Schalber works Rallye bikes had custom...

The BMW/Schalber works Rallye bikes had custom frames,
a different rear suspension setup (no linkage) and many, many other neat custom parts.

The Schalber concept has been reworked to work with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By TobyG
The O-Ring from the filter cover can be re-used...

The O-Ring from the filter cover can be re-used almost everytime, just keep one spare around and you're good to go [59,52x2,62 mm]
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Forum: Racing 06-05-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By TobyG
IIRC Touratech sold them in the ERTF version and...

IIRC Touratech sold them in the ERTF version and the normal GPS version and they could be sent in to be reprogrammed?

I do not know why they had to reprogram them (both the normal GPS' and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 738
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Posted By TobyG
Sorry to disappoint you, but fork swaps are legal...

Sorry to disappoint you, but fork swaps are legal over here, too ;)
But you'll have to get the conversion approved by an certified engineer.

And usually G650X forks are hard to get by over here,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15,349
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Posted By TobyG
Wayne has a small note on his website that...

Wayne has a small note on his website that mentions that it is possible to fit an F650GS tank to the G650GS.

http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/OtherMods.html
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,072
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Posted By TobyG
Now that looks nice! ...and I should be able to...

Now that looks nice!
...and I should be able to get it all legal...

Another one I found in the meantime is the Magura AX2, which I would technically prefer to the one you linked to,
because it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,089
Posted By TobyG
Did you buy the bike used? You did, right? ...

Did you buy the bike used? You did, right?

That would be the reason you have a Excel front rim, a previous owner fitted it.
There has never been ANY Bmw motorcycle that had Excel rims out the box.
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 06:19 PM
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Views: 388,739
Posted By TobyG
I wish. Welcome to germany. Lots of rules and...

I wish. Welcome to germany.
Lots of rules and paperwork involved if you want to change any parts,very few exceptions.

Basically there's 3 possibilities if you want to change a part, either
[1]...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 388,739
Posted By TobyG
I would love to install them....but sadly it is...

I would love to install them....but sadly it is pretty much impossible to get them street legal here :cry


Thank you for the suggestion, though :thumb
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