Farkling an F700

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 73datsun, May 30, 2013.

  1. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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    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

    UPDATED PHOTOS:

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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. :D
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  2. bimota fan

    bimota fan Adventurer

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    Congrats, looks great. The only thing I see wrong with it ...... is it's too clean.

    Steve
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  3. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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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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  4. Morro

    Morro like a ship in the night

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  5. servdave

    servdave Adventurer

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    Looks awesome! :D

    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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  6. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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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 :1drink) 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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  7. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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    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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  8. Goldfish_GR

    Goldfish_GR Adventurer

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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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  9. ralphy

    ralphy Adventurer

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    So how does these levers/lever adjustment affect the stalling?

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

    R
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  10. Geoffster

    Geoffster Fool - Born This Way

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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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  11. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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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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  12. ralphy

    ralphy Adventurer

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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?

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

    R
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  13. Goldfish_GR

    Goldfish_GR Adventurer

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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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  14. Wilburgordon

    Wilburgordon n00b

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    Suggestions for an adjustable clutch?
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  15. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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    http://www.pazzoracing.com/

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

    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.

    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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  16. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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    Ok. Packed and ready to go.

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    Since these photos, I've centered the duffle and added two more tie downs.

    Running OEM tires until Anchorage where I'll be swapping on to knobbies.

    I leave Tuesday night to start my 11k+ journey.
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  17. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Retired + Riding

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    73Datsun- good luck on your Adventure....keep us posted along the way. Great looking dog!
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  18. Turk34

    Turk34 Adventurer

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    Following your adventure..Good luck and waiting pictures....

    Question about bar risers.....Which ones do you have? Is it require to get new brake hose, cables, etc?

    I have the same bike with apple red...planning from Atlanta to Canada trip for late August...
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  19. 73datsun

    73datsun Been here awhile

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    20mm Touratech. No need for rerouting or longer cables. They worked out pretty well for me, thus far.

    The "good" photos will be about a month out as I didn't bring a laptop.
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  20. Pete7874

    Pete7874 Been here awhile

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    Nice work! Do you have any sound clips of your Two Brothers exhaust?
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