BMW F650GS & F800GS “Twins” Thread Index & Links

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  1. Wildman

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    Welcome to the index that aims to keep a tab on the best information relating to the BMW F650 & 800GS Twins. Here’s how it works:

    If you want to nominate a thread or a link, PM me and if I agree that it should be included, I’ll link it. If you don’t like my decision, well, try harder to convince me next time.

    Posts, threads or sites linked in the last month or so are marked as New!

    Once linked, please try to keep off-topic questions and general banter out of these threads. Thanks.


    Screens
    F800GS ... Touring Screens. You got one? Let's see 'um!
    Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one? inc. Install
    Low cost, high quality alternative to Desierto III...

    Seats
    F800GS seat project ... dishin it out! & :thumbup Another crack at modding the stock seat
    The F800GS Seat
    BMW Comfort Corbin Renazco Russell Sargent Sargent Enduro Touratech

    Other Ergonomics: Pegs, Handlebars, Risers & Grips
    BMW F800GS Ergos and Adjustments-- Fastway Footpegs & Touratech bar risers, etc
    F800GS Rox Riser Install & :evil New Rox Risers for F800GS / F650GS with ABS
    Cure for BMW 800GS skinny grips
    F800GS with 30" inseam?
    Aftermarket foot pegs

    Suspension
    F650GS (Twin) suspension question
    F800GS Lowered Suspension
    F800GS Bitubo Fork Kit inc. Bitubo cartridge install video
    F800GS Ralle-Moto shock brace and Hyperpro spring installed & F800gs and Hyperpro review
    F800GS Fork conversion??? & F800GS - RXV Shiver'ed Fork Conversion
    Fork seal replacement
    F800 head-set bearing how to New!

    Hard Luggage: Panniers & Top Boxes
    F800GS Pannier Design Considerations inc. Pictures of all options
    F800GS Metal Mule Panniers
    F800GS/F650GS Micatech cases coming soon!
    F800GS top cases
    :evil Carbon/Kevlar rear luggage boxes.....It has begun....

    Soft Luggage: Tank Bags & Tail Packs
    F800GS Tank Bags ... Got one you like? Tell us about it!
    BMW F800GS & F650GS (twin) Moto-Sport Panniers Luggage
    Giant Loop Moto "Great Basin" Bag for Beasts (on a F800GS)
    800GS Tail bags - What're you using?
    :evil Bags on crashbars?
    Which luggage rack should I buy

    Hard Part Protection: Bash Plates, Crash Bars & Hand Guards
    Crash bars on your F650 / F800 inc. ADV member crash "tests" of Adventure-Spec and Givi bars
    What hand guards work on BMW GS800?
    F800GS Handguards? You got them? Let's see them! Pics please!
    Compendium of Skidplate Options

    Powertrain: Engines, Throttles, Clutches, Gears, Sprockets & Chains
    F650GS Gearing
    F800GS 15 Tooth CS Impressions & Questions
    :evil 800GS Blown Clutch Replacement Surgery - DIY
    Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS
    F800GS Valve Adjusting step by step.
    Throttle fix options: Throttle Tamer, Accelerator Module & Power Controller
    D.I.Y. Cam Chain Replacement
    F800GS - Chain thread
    :evil Dynojet PC-5, with Autotune, and full exh. system Tune...

    Brakes
    F800GS front brake rotors
    F 800 GS Brake Pads
    F800GS with ABS or not?

    Cooling & Exhaust System: Radiators, Cats & Mufflers
    F800GS Air Filters
    F800GS Exhaust Pipes
    How to break an F800GS radiator
    800GS Charcoal Canister

    Wheels: Rims, Spokes, Tubes, Tires & Tyres
    The 800GS Tire Thread (Oh, no you didn't!) inc. BMW recommendations
    F800GS Tubeless
    Tires for the F800gs .. who sells them and what do they look like!!!
    New Wheels
    TKC80 Heidenau Karoo 3 Kenda Mitas

    Lights
    F800GS - show us your lights
    F800GS Driving Lights inc. Xenon lights installation - F800GS
    :D Hid install .....With pictures......

    Batteries & Horns
    F800GS CANBUS Stebel Quandry & F650/800 New Horn
    Replacement batteries for F800GS & F658GS
    What kind of battery for adventuring, is Lithium up to the challenge?
    Battery recommendation

    Other Electrical
    F800GS/F650GS Electrical System Capabilities
    New 800GS owner with (electrical) questions
    BMW F650GS/F800GS What's On-Board Computer Add?
    How to replace ews antenna
    F800GS/650GS: Source for switched power for power farkles?
    F800GS / F650GS Twin Ignition Panel Powerlet Socket Installation
    zumo 550 hard wire....

    Fuel, Economy & Additional Fuel Options
    F800GS Gas Mileage: What Ya Gettin'?
    F800GS/F650GS Tank Conversion
    ADV tank installation on F650GS / F800GS for extended range
    Remapping the 800GS to run on regular pump gas
    F800GS Filler Neck - removal?
    Camel Tank- F650/700/800GS
    Carrying extra fuel

    Miscellaneous Adaptations, Add-ons, Farkles and Bling
    Got a GPS on your F800GS? Let's see it!
    F800GS Steering Dampener
    Ralle-Moto Steering Damper F800 GS
    F800GS Urine sample replaced w/ Rizoma
    F800GS High Fender "How-to"
    :evil How to wrap your F800GS in Carbon Fiber......
    Custom snub nose F800GS
    Inexpensive Folding Shift lever
    Dash back plate the way BMW would have wanted it to look...

    Trip Preparation
    BMW F800GS Q&A
    Adventurizing my F800GS
    Recommendation for spare parts to carry on long distance, remote-location trip
    RTW Prepping the F800GS Build Report
    Prepping the F800GS for Around The World trip

    Maintenance: Servicing & Tools
    F800GS 600 Mile Service Questions
    F800GS - Can I maintain it myself? inc. Torque Values
    F800GS Toolkit Needs inc. most recent recommendation
    F800GS Service Schedule
    BMW F800GS & F650GS Recalls
    F800GS synthetic oil?
    Shim under bucket
    Lubin' Yer Balls (DIY 800GS Wheel Bearing Service)

    Trouble-shooting You may have to "swim some sea to find the pearls" in this section but if you do find a single post that you find useful, let me know and I'll link it
    Suspension
    Gas Computer
    Stalling
    Oil Leak
    Chain
    Fork Clack & perhaps more accurately
    Clutch
    Rear Shock Bolt
    Wheel Bearing
    Kick Stand
    ABS
    Rims
    Power failure
    Cracked Fuel Tank
    Fuel Injection
    Alternator & again
    General & again!

    The "658" & the "700" Threads specifically relating to the F650GS or F700GS Twin
    My new 2008 F650GS (twin) is here!
    F650GS twin aftermarket windshield
    F650GS (twin) spoke wheels
    Suz VStrom 650 vs BMW F650GS
    Worth the price to beef up a 650 twin?
    :wink: Summer '09 - Venezuela to Minnestoa
    Will Ride for Beer
    Blonde Dutch Chick goes Long Way East: Mongolia!!!
    The Great Gallivant - Video blogging as I ride solo round the world...
    Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

    The Big Adventure!
    :D New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!
    2014 f800GSA problem solver thread
    BMW 800GSA vs KTM 1190 Adventure S

    Comparisons Thinking of changing to an F650/800GS from another bike? Got a shortlist that includes an F650GS or F800GS and can't decide? Here are other people's experiences and opinion. Your mileage may vary, of course
    F650GS Dakar & again!
    R1150GS
    R1200GS

    R1200GSA
    Ulyses
    KLR and again!
    Versys
    950/990 Adventure & again & again!
    Strom
    Tiger
    800XC
    Scrambler
    660 Tenere

    Books, dvd, online features and other media
    MVRTV BMW F800GS Video Test
    Globeriders BMW F800GS Instructional dvd
    Haynes manual has been released!
    BMW workshop dvd on a mac

    The Hot Sauce
    BMW GS Trophy in Tunisia
    :evil A Roadie in Motion - Chitown's Adventure's
    Lewis & Clark, Again - 2009
    The Ultimate 2300 Mile 12 Day Big Duelie Ride Thru VT, NH, ME & NB Canada In The Fall
    Breakin in the F8 in Baja
    Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010
    Terranova Expedition (round the world...)
    Video Ride Report: Arctic Challenge 990 Adv, R1200GSA & F800GS vs. The Dempster
    Zambian Joyride
    Pair of F8GSes: To Inuvik, Chicken - AK, Salmon Glacier, Vancouver Island
    The Adirondacks and Beyond
    :wink: Weigh from the Conch Republic
    Gone, Again... ( Random Adventures in Oz )
    Bosnia and Montenegro Re-Revisited – Gravel Edition
    Tour d'Afrique - and then some
    :thumbup Canada to Argentina 2010 on F800GSs
    Winter in Finland
    25,000 miles with Luke and Nick
    :thumbup “2010 Forever West” Featuring The Best Of The West On Big Trailies
    A Solo Flatlander Rides to Colorado With An F800GS to Find Some Snow!
    Transcontinental Railroad & Pony Express (NV & UT)
    Rideforsmiles, Solo Australian to Africa Europe and Beyond, starting June 26th 2011
    BigDog/HighFive--Fall Colors In Missouri
    Mt. Washington Auto Road...
    Take The Wrong Way Home
    Riding through North East Europe(with a side trip to Venice) in September
    It's What Men Do
    3.5 months to Machu Picchu - Or where ever the ride takes me
    Route des Grandes Alpes en Moto
    Following the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
    Edelweiss South Africa Tour - 2012
    Alps 2013
    Exploring the Fjords of Norway
    Radioman Rides the World.......
    Siberia 2013 - From Irkutsk to Altai via Tuva and back via Mongolia
    Mongolian entree with a Russian side dish. (2 x F800GS, 15000km, 25 days)
    A Polish girl's view of the world from the back of a motorcycle
    Trouble in Bosnia i Hercegovina (Fixed)
    4D's BIG RIDE
    Exploring Australia - Where the hell am I?
    Brisbane to Brisbane - Outback Down & Around......
    Trans-Lab: Alone? At your age?
    The LAST Trans-Labrador ride report EVER!!!
    Central Asia - Pamir, via Bartang valley, 2014
    Going Living. Picking up where I left off. South America ride

    The "Rest-of-the-Best" and the "Best-of-the-Rest"
    Parallel twins - F800/650GS (merged) threadfest
    Only F800/650GS pics
    F800GS in Australia
    F800GS or F650GS Vids
    New Owners - Stupid Questions Thread
    An 800's Rebirth/The build of MechanicO

    Useful non-F650/800GS-specific information
    Neduro's Tire Changing Class
    The Toolkit Thread
    Neduro's Spring Bike Maintenance and Setup Guide

    Got an idea? Want to nominate a post, a thread or a link? Found a link that doesn't work? Click here and let me know!
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  2. Wildman

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  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Excllent well done that man :thumb looks good to me and thanks for taking the time.
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  4. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    You the man!
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  5. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    is there anything you can do with the administrator to keep this thread at the top of the list without people having to post to it????
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  6. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    thought i'd give this a bump and see if we could keep it goin
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  7. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Somehow I think the Admins can make it "sticky" so it will always be at the top....
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  8. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

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    It's a necessity...:patch
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  9. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Thanks :thumb and YES make it sticky.

    BTW, where are the mods? Shouldn't they be doing this?
    Nevermind, they're too busy merging.
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  10. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Guys guys, guys.... They need a little time. Hang cool. :thumb
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  11. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    I also vote sticky!!!
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  12. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    Still no Sticky so: Bump
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  13. Denali_va

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    Ease up on the sticky, I bet they're testing out the new pages for the 800/650 twin section of their own. Better to have our own section under Bikes as opposed to a sticky in Beasts. :freaky
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  14. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    bump
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  15. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Could we add a link to the pictures thread? It seems to be a good ongoing thread and its good for seeing what others are doing with their beauties, whadya think :ear
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  16. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    What we need is for one of the Mods to Sticky a thread like what was done in Thumpers, which has LINKS to any "Index" threads :nod

    Currently there is this F650/800gs index thread & a Wee Strom index is in the works :hide

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  17. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Since there hasn't been a deluge of (complementary) copy-cat thread indexes, this will be re-stickied for a while.


    If bike indexes become all the rage, we'll go back to a Hall of Wisdom/master index format.


    :lurk
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  18. Eightbll101

    Eightbll101 Adventurer

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    Im pretty stoked about the twin thread. Also tinkled pink about my first farkle for my first three day adventure. TomTom rider.
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  19. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    OMG! We've been promoted, :stfu

    This is one of the best bikes I have owned and I'm proud to be part of the group. Don't let the badge be something that people stereotype you by. I'm proud but not stupid!
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  20. Bodes

    Bodes Bodes

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    Has anyone done a mod to get rid of the 'beak' in front of the headlight.

    I would think that given the mudguard for the front wheel, the beak is just cosmetic and the F800GS would look a lot better without it but I don't know if it serves some purpose.

    Any thought?
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