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*Originally Posted by MJB [+]
Danic did you have any issues with cable lengths on your 850gs during the installation? I have the same bike.

Nope, no adjustments required in my case.

For those ones that are planing to buy the Aliexpress and Ebay raisers. The ones that I've got from them do not fit the F850GS.
Their quality is OK and  they fit perfectly the F750 but the F850GS handlebars are ticker. Make sure that the ones you are purchasing have the same diameter as your bike.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Protecting TFT from sun and heat
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:04:27 PM »
        My bike is always parked outside of the house in the sun, heat  and rain of Southeast Asia. So far no problems after two years of ownership.
But i keep the bike covered all the time. This also helps to preserve the red paint that in the colour spectrum tends to burn and fade faster than the other colours.
So just in case... cover it  :007: :305:


F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: New Helmet Choice - With or Without a Peak?
« on: September 10, 2020, 11:34:33 AM »
     Matt, if you live in sunny places like Singapore,  you gonna understand how usefull peak helmets are. But living in the UK, i can imagine that they are kind of useless  :745: :745: :745:!
     Just a reminder. Most of these adventure helmets are derived from standard full-face helmets... with a peak!
     Also, most of helmet manufacturers produce shells for different head shapes and markets. Arai, for example, has a specific shell for Asians and Europeans and the internal shape format is completely different.
       As they used to say in Brazil: "Every pan has its own lid"...  :007:

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: New Helmet Choice - With or Without a Peak?
« on: September 10, 2020, 02:19:01 AM »
I normally use different helmets for different trip profiles. Here my experience with all helmets that i own.
Schuberth: Almost no buffeting when riding at high speeds, very silent but almost no ventilation and heavy as hell. I normally use during winter, on short trips and when i have to cross borders, so i don't need to remove it. I will recommend you to try the new carbon fiber version.
Arai: Very little buffeting, and the most well-ventilated helmet so far... 7 air intakes and 4 exhausts. I normally use this one during summer and for commute.
Klim: Very little buffeting even at high speeds. Most comfortable and light of all. I normally use in very long trips but is super noisy... It's an eggshell, and you will feel as if the engine is inside of your head. Use of earplugs extremely recommended.
I hope this will help you to guide your selection

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Connectivity / Motorad App
« on: September 03, 2020, 12:12:13 PM »
     Yeap, but one of the limitations of the system is the fact that only works if you subscribe to Apple music.
     If you use other platforms such as Spotify you still gonna be able to listen.
     But if you want to be able to select the albums and music library, Apple Music is the only one that is going to work.
     One of the few issues that I've faced is that, sometimes, when you receive a phone call, the music mute and do not return. Nothing that a speaker's setting could not solve.

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Connectivity / Motorad App
« on: September 02, 2020, 12:51:40 PM »
    I've been connecting my Apple phones(8 and X) and my Sena 10C and now 10C Pro, for the past two years and i can count on my hand how many times i had problems to connect.
    Besides a few squawks, i haven't seen many problems.
    When i first started to ride the bike I've watched this video here and managed to perform the setup that lasted until now. It's about one hour video but it worth it.
   As they say in IT,  sometimes the problem is between the seat and the screen  :001: :001: :001:

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Connectivity / Motorad App
« on: September 02, 2020, 05:34:26 AM »
BMW just released a video that might be the answer for some of the questions posted here. Here is the link:

For the F850GS i used install Rox barback riser. It's very comfortable and eliminate the possibility that your handlebar will touch and damage the TFT.
This is the link:
Just a reminder: The F850GS and F750GS have different handlebar thickness.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Scottoiler eSystem - F850GS 2019
« on: August 14, 2020, 05:03:38 PM »
 :001: :001: :001:  I've never notice before you show me... Thanks Tioli, ill loose it as it seems to be pushing too hard against the sprocket!

Forest Rider, I've had the same problem as you when i first bought the bike.
My solution was to install a barkbuster and a foldable clutch and brake lever.
The ones in the picture I've bought from Amazon. A pair cost me $65.00,  less than half of the price of one original handle that cost me $150.00.
I also recommend you to replace the gear shift lever by a foldable one,  as they freaking expensive.

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