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Old 03-18-2009, 08:10 PM   #106
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So he did the same as Kovrob by cutting the end cap off?
No, it was oldhuskyrider. I think he gave you the run down in another thread. Two holes on the tire side with patches TIG welded back on. You can't see them. it's a cool bike.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #107
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Has anybody run without the fork brace ? Is it there because of the usual German engineering, you don't see many other makes using them.


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Old 03-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #108
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The bike is still at it basic form.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:44 AM   #109
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Has anybody run without the fork brace ? Is it there because of the usual German engineering, you don't see many other makes using them.


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I do not think I would run with out the brace. If the clearance is what you are worried about just raise it. I know a lot of bikes that add the brace for stability. They work.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:16 AM   #110
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+1 on the fork brace.

I swear by them, that said it might be an interesting exercise; pull the brace and then hit some gravel roads and tarmac @ speed i.e. 55 to 65 plus, then let us know what you think.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #111
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I swear by them, that said it might be an interesting exercise; pull the brace and then hit some gravel roads and tarmac @ speed i.e. 55 to 65 plus, then let us know what you think.
I'm sure if this was advisable or safe, everyone would be doing it .

The brace is there to keep the forks from twisting around themselves in rough terrain. The wimpy F650 fork system is designed for road use and very limited offroad use.

IF you want to get rid of the brace just get rid of the whole system and install a real offroad suspension. USD systems don't need a brace because they are designed using a much thicker stock, almost 50% thicker than the stock F650 tube, and the thickest section is on top, not swinging all of the extra weight down low.

But if you do it, as always, film it for our amusement
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #112
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My bad

What could I possibly know.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:17 PM   #113
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My wife's 650 is just comming up on her 600 mile checkup. Dealer say's 4 hours labor.

Can I do it myself? what is involved?

I did my DR650 service without a hitch... the BMW can't be much harder can it?

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #114
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My wife's 650 is just comming up on her 600 mile checkup. Dealer say's 4 hours labor.

Can I do it myself? what is involved?

I did my DR650 service without a hitch... the BMW can't be much harder can it?

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Oil change and valve check mostly. Yes, you can do it yourself. Pretty much everything you need to know is available at www.f650.com
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #115
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My wife's 650 is just comming up on her 600 mile checkup. Dealer say's 4 hours labor.

Can I do it myself? what is involved?

I did my DR650 service without a hitch... the BMW can't be much harder can it?

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easy as pie do you have the service manual?
also look here for a 12k svc
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom...20Service.html
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #116
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Maybe not even a valve check,
"No longer included in 1,000 km (approx. 600 miles) inspection as of frame no. ZE46710, ZF65870, ZH76000"
That's from the schedule here,
http://www.bmwgsclub.nl/schematics/F...20Schedule.pdf

You don't need to read the fault codes IMO otherwise like pie as JD points out.


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My wife's 650 is just comming up on her 600 mile checkup. Dealer say's 4 hours labor.

Can I do it myself? what is involved?

I did my DR650 service without a hitch... the BMW can't be much harder can it?

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:34 PM   #117
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What could I possibly know.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:50 PM   #118
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Definately go with the unifilter. Their oil is the thickest I've seen as well.


What's the deal with the UNI filter? I can't one on UNI's site or online. Do you (or anyone) have a part number for the uni filter? I've seen one TT sells but it seems expensive. Is this just taking Uni foam and attaching it to a stock gasket? If so which filter?
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:43 AM   #119
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on http://www.uniflow.com.au/
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:29 AM   #120
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Oil change and valve check mostly. Yes, you can do it yourself. Pretty much everything you need to know is available at www.f650.com
thanks guys, appreciate the response...

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