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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: COOLANT LEAKING ON IDLE
« Last post by doebag on Today at 02:52:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by hultnerphoto [+]
My 2019 also had a leak behind the radiator. My dealer also fixed it under warranty.

My question is, is this just an issue with 2019, or has it happened with the '20s or '21s?
I have a late 2019 850, never had a problem with the radiator.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Skid plate
« Last post by DB850 on Today at 09:21:17 AM »
Has anyone out there who has Heed bunker bars on their F850gs, which skid plate did you fit and why.  Looking for ideas, photos would be appreciated.
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Kappa Screen
« Last post by krugerjq on Today at 07:51:40 AM »
I decided to buy a bigger screen. Went for the Kappa D5127S

The bike feels completely different. The ride is so much quieter than with the standard screen.....   




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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: COOLANT LEAKING ON IDLE
« Last post by krugerjq on Today at 06:51:42 AM »
My dealer told me they only picked it up in the very early models.......
Hopefully they rectified the problem
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: COOLANT LEAKING ON IDLE
« Last post by hultnerphoto on Yesterday at 11:11:01 PM »
My 2019 also had a leak behind the radiator. My dealer also fixed it under warranty.

My question is, is this just an issue with 2019, or has it happened with the '20s or '21s?
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Cause and effect? Have these problems only occurred since you fitted the bar risers?
Is the orientation of the bars different to the original, non problematic position? If so, how about slackening the bar clamps and rotating the bars to approximate the same position?
There is no link that I can bring to mind between the operation of the clutch and the headlight, other than your index finger possibly being in the same vicinity due to a change in bar orientation.
If that doesnít work, what else did you do other than add the bar risers - specifically to the left hand switch gear?
Itís very difficult to offer remote, unsighted advice based upon a vague description of what the fault is and what you may have done to bring it about. Also, a picture paints a thousand words. Post a picture of what the left hand switch gear now looks like so comparison can be made with an unaltered set up
Alan R
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I could be wrong but I believe the controls are set into a notch and then screwed together, therefore I donít think you can rotate the switchgear.
Regarding the headlight, are you inadvertently touching the high beam switch now the handlebar rotated? Or perhaps something to to with the cables?
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Windshield for tall riders
« Last post by Danmaz on October 15, 2021, 03:12:29 PM »
Hi

I'm not quite as tall as you (6'2) but I've had the same challenge trying to find a solution to the horrible helmet buffeting at motorway speeds. So far I've tried;

Stock screen - wind gets driven straight into my jaw and makes the helmet shake like crazy

Ermax Touring Screen - Created a huge amount of turbulence and was actually quite a lot worse than the stock screen

Givi D5127ST - This one was actually pretty good and would be ideal for riders below about 5'11. Great wind and weather protection for the body and shoulders, and a nice pocket of  clean air behind the screen. Unfortunately it just isn't tall enough and pushes the air into my helmet at about temple level, creating a similar situation to he stock screen. It looks like we've had a similar experience with this one.

Madstad bracket with 22" screen -  Eye wateringly expensive but I'm hoping it does the trick. I'm currently waiting for it to be shipped from the USA but reviews are good and It's still cheaper than buying another bike, which is what I'll end up doing if it doesn't work. You might want to go for the 24" option because of your extra height.

I'll let you know how I get on with it once it arrives in a few weeks....
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: 850GSA Risers
« Last post by doebag on October 15, 2021, 08:09:53 AM »
You'll need 8mm by 35mm bolts to replace those. I happened to have four socket headed bolts the right size in my workshop box of bits.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Cold start failure
« Last post by AFRK on October 15, 2021, 03:57:20 AM »
Did your bike got fixed? Mine is also having issues starting cold, they updated the bike, it improved but its still not starting on the first try.
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