New 2018 750/850GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GS-A-Day, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Aussie Stephen $$

    Aussie Stephen $$ Adventurer

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    You know these bikes must be great when I just resolved the biggest issue I had.
    That tiny bit of movement in the left grip/controls.
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  2. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Enjoy it now before your rocker arms explode!
    (ps I did that fix too!)
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  3. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Question on the "multi wheel controller"... Do these need any kind of lube periodically? With dust and washing, I am sure some of both have gotten in there.
    Anyone have longer term experience with this controller on older/ other models, and if lube what kind?
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    These have been out since 2013 and I've never read of one failing. With TFT, people are using these a lot more now to change songs and do things with the NAV system. I have had the buttons (menu up down) get wonky on me on two bikes with the wonder wheel but the wheel itself has never failed.
  5. Pch123

    Pch123 Bar Crossings

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    4 years and 130000 kms on a 1200 no issue with wonder wheel
  6. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Thanks guys, good to hear. I was asking about lubrication / maintenance. I'll take that as a "no need".
  7. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Moved the Abba Sky Lift from the 1200 to the 750 so we can get that maintenance wrapped up. Very basic stuff (oil, filter, air, chain) but it's way easier on the lift:

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