800GS Care Package

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Douf, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. JemezMtns

    JemezMtns Been here awhile

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    Are there any repair manuals out there for the 800 gs yet? Like most of us, I am gearing up with a new f800gs and don't want to find myself stuck.
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  2. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    It's a CD. Here's one place that carries it: http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/motorcycles-repair-manual-select-models-p-832.html

    Make sure you choose the correct model in the drop-down box. The price comes out to $106 and change.
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  3. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    and levers .... don't forget the levers

    Chain tool and links would not hurt either

    Plug kit and a good quality bicycle pump.

    Spare bulbs are nice to have ...

    Extra oil filter for extra insurance

    That is what a tail bag should be for ... right?
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  4. JemezMtns

    JemezMtns Been here awhile

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  5. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    Don't forget the Whiskey. No matter what breaks down, that's the tool you'll be wanting that evening............:lol3
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  6. foobar

    foobar I remain calm

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    I've had one on order for some time now - called them and was told it's on backorder "country-wide".

    Regarding tools, this may be a stupid question, but how do you deal with specific torque settings - are you (anyone) carrying a torque wrench or the "that feels about right" method?

    I'll be giving all my wheel/tire tools a workout this weekend as I install a pair of TKC80s. My goal is to only use the tools I plan to carry with me. I haven't changed a non-bicycle tire/tube since college - don't ask how long that's been. Should be entertaining!
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  7. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    :huh Dang!

    Torque wrench in the garage, "Gudentight" on the trail.

    You might want to invest in some of those rim protectors. And don't forget to keep the bead down in the spoke run to give yourself some slack. Better yet, read this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717:deal

    And good luck! :D
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  8. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    So, here's what we've got so far:

    Inner tubes (Dieselboy)
    Spokes (ericb67)
    Brake & gear change pedals (jessehere)
    Chain links (Bucko)
    Antenna ring (spoof)
    Brake & clutch levers (nessuno)
    Bulbs (nessuno)
    Oil filter (nessuno)
    Whiskey (One Eye Mike) :lol3

    Anything else to add?
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  9. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Salami, parmesan, and crackers for the wiskey.
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  10. ericb67

    ericb67 Been here awhile

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    uhhh... Bacon?
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  11. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    airpump and patch kit
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  12. Singletrack_mind

    Singletrack_mind Cave Man

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    quoth foobar: "I'll be giving all my wheel/tire tools a workout this weekend as I install a pair of TKC80s. My goal is to only use the tools I plan to carry with me. I haven't changed a non-bicycle tire/tube since college - don't ask how long that's been. Should be entertaining!"


    Let us know how this goes. I've been wondering just how hard these tires will be to change without a tire machine. Like you, I've hardly even looked at a tubed tire since my vintage bike days.
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  13. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    I've found TKC's to be pretty easy to mount on other bikes. They've got a nice sidewall and the wide rims should help too...
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  14. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    I felt that the TKC's were easier going on than the 'wings came off.
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  15. foobar

    foobar I remain calm

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    You got it. I started last night with the rear. The wing is putting up a fight getting the last edge over the rim. I'm drinking strong coffee this morning, preparing for battle. I'll let you know how it goes and to stay true to this thread, all the tools I used (right now looking like I need a BFH!).
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  16. bubwould

    bubwould Redneck Hippie

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    The thing that seems to help the most is a nice coat of WD-40 around the bead, slips right on then. :clap When changing tubes out on the trail/road, it is much easier because the tire is warm and pliable.
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  17. bubwould

    bubwould Redneck Hippie

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    21 inch tube, fits both ends

    Uhhh.... forgive my ignorance, what is an antenna ring?:huh
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  18. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    It must be that good clean living you do eh? :D

    I was NEVER been able to swap master links across my several brands of chain ... so ... have been "reducing chain diversity" in my garage :lol3

    Jim
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  19. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Yikes! :eek1

    I'll use a little soapy water on the sticky spots, and sometimes even the lightest coat of tire grease, but never full on WD-40.

    That's like begging for a ripped valve stem...:huh
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  20. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    I've used WD-40. It actually worked very well! I typically use windex, it's slippery and evaporates completely.
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