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  1. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    Just did the first oil and filter change on my bike. Recorded a video while I was at it.
  2. F800R Discussion
    So I used to be a mechanic in my younger days. Way too often, I would see issues come into our shop that were dealership inflicted. Most of these repairs were simple maintenance incorrectly or hastily performed resulting in dire consequences. Basic service is usually entrusted to the least...
  3. F800GT Modification Nation
    Hello fellow F800GT riders, I emailed HAYNES and they say this manual is to be published next year now. I plan to change oil tomorrow, I assume its just filter and drain, replace filter, plug and fill up ? Any links to manuals of how-to's would help. regards martin
  4. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    Getting ready to do my first oil change by myself. One major question: Can it be done accurately with the bike on the side stand only? I have a 2007S with just the side stand, no center stand. All instructions I have read assume the bike is level on the center stand or level in some other way.
  5. Off Topic Lounge Interesting read. Of course, lawnmower engines are lower state of tune, stress, etc. But interesting nonetheless. I am fastidious on oil changes - so probably would do every few years...
  6. F800GT Discussion
    Hi Folks, I just bought a new 800 GT and am planning to do a 4 trip to the Netherlands, this will be about 1500 KM. This will be on top of about 100-200 KM I will have done before the trip in the city. The first service is stated to be held at 1000 KM. Do you think I should do this trip on the...
  7. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    I know these questions can get passionate, but here we go anyway with a question on oil changes and time. With the extended mileage range now before oil changes, do we still need to change the oil every 12 months? If I am parking the vehicle for the winter, I always change the oil in the Fall...
  8. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    I purchased my '08 F800ST with 1500 miles on it. The previous owner never had the oil change after his 600 mile service. I haven't ridden the bike much and it's now at about 1900 miles. Considering that the bike is now about 4 years old, should I change the oil anyway? Is this something that...
  9. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    I had my oil changed about a year ago - but have about another 1500 miles before I hit the 12K service. My service lamp has lit, I believe, because of the 12 month threshold and nothing else. With the oil life going up in modern engines due to cleaner burning and improvements - is the 12 month...
  10. F800S & F800ST Discussion
    Is it common practice to put a little fresh oil on the new oil filter o-ring before installing? So far, I have been doing this and hand-tightening. I know that the toque spec is something like 14Nm. Is this spec for a dry seal? Should I avoid lubricating the o-ring in the future?
  11. F800S & F800ST Modification Nation
    Just curious. I did an oil change today for the first time and noticed there is a magnet on the drain bolt. I was thinking about ordering one of these if it didn't have one (single cylinder F650 had one, too). There was a "dusting" of dark stuff but no slivers. I did see some flecks when I...
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