how many miles has your f800gs rolled

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by edd-nor, May 17, 2011.

  1. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    I'm at about 60,000km now, 2 sets of steering head bearings and one chain/ sprocket set so far. No major issues, just keeps rolling along... I'm pretty easy on equipment though.
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  2. leftshark

    leftshark Been here awhile

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    Saskatoon Sk and too many other places
    2010 Lava lamp with 53000km including 12000 in the 3 months of not in medical penalty box over the last year. Loving every last second of it.
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  3. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    Location:
    South-East, South Oz.
    2012 f800gs, 45,000kms,

    2 sets head stem bearings,
    1 set rear wheel bearings,
    1 water pump,
    1 fuel pump,
    1 chain,
    1 set sprockets
    a billion headlight globes..
    a billion tyres
    1 led indicatior
    2 sets spark plugs
    1 chain guard
    1 left side heel heat guard

    currently need new rear brake pads and rotor.. and another set of tyres...


    .
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  4. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    Oddometer:
    972
    Location:
    Duke City NM
    51,000 miles
    head bearings
    rear wheel bearings
    cam chain tensioner, twice
    stator and r/r
    brake pads,
    drive chains, tires

    I love my bike :clap
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  5. CC Ryder

    CC Ryder Adventurer

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    42
    Location:
    Salty City, Utah
    2012.. Bought in January with 300 miles on it.. I've been ringing its neck since.. now has 6200ish miles.. No commuter miles. lots of them in dirt. Bent wheels, blown fork seals, 2 rear tires, 1 set rear brake pads, fuel sending unit.. Always runs perfect.. just wish it had better suspension and wheels!

    Jason
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  6. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    how does one know when head bearings are shot? How about wheel bearings..

    Sorry.. just want to know what to look for..
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  7. DLCGSER

    DLCGSER New Adventurer

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    Draper, Utah
    I just bought mine with 35,731 on it. it is a 2011 , previous owner maintained the bike well and the dealer threw in the 12K service. What is causing all of the bearing issues? Loutre and Reaver can I ask this question on THIS THREAD?
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  8. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    :rofl
    short answer? NO :lol3
    Try this one: Wheel bearing disintegrates - F800

    Just kidding of course :wink: I feel like the next time I've a problem people will ignore me or give me a :fyyff.

    I feel like Woody the wizard will be here soon :lol3.

    Here are some quotes from that thread:

    :bow


    Hope this helped you out :freaky
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  9. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    One of the advantages of doing your own maintenance, is that it gives you an opportunity to check the wheel bearings. I just discovered mine need replacement. With the wheel off the bike and spinning the bearing with your fingers, it is pretty obvious. Smooth to feeling like it is full of grit.

    On some bikes with 2 bearing hubs you can sometimes detect bad wheel bearing by elevating the tire and checking by grabbing the tire at 6&12 o'clock or/and 9&3 and checking for movement. The rear BMW hub has 3 bearing and I think by the time you discover a bad bearing they are shot.

    You will notice steering stem bearing problems when you find a steering position that seems to inhibit movement past it. Some times accompanied by a knocking noise.

    Just a comment on crap bearings. I bought some SKF bearings. 2 made in Bulgaria and 1 in Argentina. So much for made in America.
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  10. Kiwi Tinkerer

    Kiwi Tinkerer Ross

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    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    96,000km (60,000 miles) I think. I have only done the last 7,000

    Ex rental. They replaced battery and alternator.
    Usual maintenance. It runs sweet for me.

    I always check wheel bearings when I change my tyres. So no issues with those for me. Stearing head is good.
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  11. J&K

    J&K Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Wasilla Ak
    8200 since I bought it new in march.
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  12. Bobo1167

    Bobo1167 On a different frequency

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    Oddometer:
    270
    Location:
    Auburn, WA
    81,000 miles now. with a new.....

    Stator and rotor
    head bearings
    rear disc and a couple sets of pads
    a couple of wheel bearings and several spacers
    the same clutch i put in at 35000

    no valve adjustments ever, but maybe soon or the timing chain
    a new headlight assembly soon, I can't drive in the dark

    The license plate is working perfectly though.

    bobo
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  13. DidYouSeeThat

    DidYouSeeThat Uhhhh... Where?

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    So Cali
    So, I have a 2009 too. How many miles did you go maintenance free. I had a recall and scored a new chain and sproket so that doesn't count for me. Just curious. I have 7000 miles and wonder what to except over the next few thousand more. Thanks
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  14. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Rear brake pads, tires (depending on how you ride). nothing really until you reach 12k. Changed my first rear brake pad at 12k service. After that your chain, since you've changed it you'll be able to go to the 18k service with it at least. front brake pads.

    That bike is really economical.
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  15. ibgary

    ibgary Been here awhile

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    Just doing some research reading. Sounds like you'll like your bikes.
    I have 38,000 miles on my sportster. Original battery, second set of brake pads, several sets of tires. No problems.
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  16. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    134,000 km = 83,263 mi
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  17. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    96,000 km = 59,651 mi
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  18. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    Location:
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    2009
    34000 miles
    2 sets of rear bearings
    1 set front bearings
    Valve cover
    Front axle (recall)
    Fork seals
    Rebuilding front brake calipers (due to slide pin sticking issue)
    Replaced than removed charcoal canister
    Replace cracked fuel tank
    Replaced heated grips after failure
    Bent rim (probably my fault)
    A few other things I probably forgot

    Stranded twice

    Love the bike but has pissed me off a few times
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  19. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested

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    Las Vegas, NV
    Neat to see my post from 2011 on page 3. As of today I have 63974 miles.
    I have replaced the cam chain, stator and the clutch. 3 chain and sprocket sets (not including the crappy stock set). Rear disk, maybe 4 sets of pads. A bunch of tires. After my local shop replaced my fuel pump under warranty I have not had any stalling issues.

    This bike is my daily rider and I have taken it over Black Bear pass in Colorado (RMAR 2012) and rode this summer to the MOA rally in Salem and it ran perfectly the entire time.

    Great machine!
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  20. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    I'm at 73,000 miles. Rear Wheel Bearings and Stator are my only failures to date. I'm loving it.

    TheCowboy
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