2013 F800GS and F700GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Jinx, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Hi,
    Was wondering if any F700GS or F800GS owners could help me out with info on the BMW and Touratech Bash Plates.

    Could you please measure from under side of sump to the under side of the bashplate.
    For F700 owners could you also measure from under side of bash plate to ground.
    I'm also interested in the mounting differences of both, does one give give a little more flexibility in the mounts.

    Would appreciate anything you can tell or show me to help me make a choice.
  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Can anyone tell me how to remove the fork caps on the 2015 F700GS. I thought I would find the usual screw in with a nut headed cap under the rubber cap but it's just a flat head cap with some sort of retaining mechanism. I'm trying to get to the spacer

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  3. dpm

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    push down on the cap then carefully flick out the wire circlip. Be warned, it'll try to fly away...
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Thanks, is it the circlip or the fork cap that try's to fly away ?

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    both, but the circlip in particular. There isn't too much preload on the cap, and it has a sealing O-ring so the friction from that slows it down a bit.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Ok what's the trick for getting the circlip out ?, special tool ? Buggered if I can get it

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    a small pick/screwdriver and push one end of the circlip *down* works well.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Thanks for that tip on just pushing down on the circlcip, yesterday I spent half an hr with an extra set of hands holding the cap down while I traded pliers, hooks, screw drivers anything I could to try and grab the circlip or prise it out with no success.

    Just pushing down on the circlip while holding the plug all the way down turned my 10mm spacer install into a 5 minute per leg one man job. :clap

    I imagined there was a lot more of that circlip hidden in the groove, hard imagine such a tiny little ring holding it together.

    Just for info I installed the same 10mm compression spacer I had in my G650GS Serato. Which is just a cheap easy readily available spacer that comes in 5mm, 10mm, 20mm ready made pieces, they are the 1 1/8" Alloy push bike head stem spacers. I'm 105kg so until I decide if I'll do suspension up this should get me through, it is working good enough for now.

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