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Whenever I am negotiating price it is OTD or out the door which here in the us means all taxes, registration, transfer (DOC) and other fees.
When we picked up out new 750 & 850 GS's the dealer added DOC fees after the fact.
 DOC fees are what the dealer charges to transfer registration from the old bike to new, title work etc. Our dealer is in another state so it would take a week or two to do the transfer... I told them I could do it on my own in our state which they bullked at. I told them it was my way or they could stick both new bikes where the sun don't shine.
They relented and I save several hundred US dollars in BS fees that dealers try to add above and beyond that agreed upon price.
Having your trades sitting on the trailer in front of the dealers office does help in cases like this... Never hand over your keys or unload bikes from a trailer until you are happy with a deal! That fact that  you can jump in your tow vehicle or on your bike and motor down the highway is a great bargaining chip.

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If you have the Nav 6 the clock will reset itself with the clock on the Nav for reference.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: F850GSA engine cuts when full gas
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:09:36 AM »
Chain adjustment (if required) should have been done by the dealer when in for service... Be sure to check the slack correctly as these bikes due to their long suspension travel require quite a bit of slack when the suspension is unloaded. It gets checked on the side stand NOT the center stand... Be sure to check your owners manual for proper specs and procedure.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: F850GSA engine cuts when full gas
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:40:34 AM »
If you have quick shift and are touching the shifter this could happen. Try unplugging the shift sensor to see if the problem goes away.

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Does it work with the Wonder Wheel and TFT?

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Throttle Response Lag
« on: October 15, 2020, 01:53:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by asphaltandbeyond [+]
Thanks Yorks. This occurs on all terrain and in all modes. Most notable, and for my riding preference, in Enduro Pro.

But to directly address, yes I'm offroad with 40/60's.

Have you tried adjusting your ABS/Traction Control modes within the Enduro Pro menu? If you just select Enduro Pro without taking the time to set up the parameters you are just wasting your time.
You need to set all of the parameters to your preference. The throttle lag could be coming from your traction control settings. If you just switch to Epro the traction control is in the base or factory setting and will delay throttle response as not to spin the wheels excessively.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Wax or Lube for the chain
« on: October 14, 2020, 01:21:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by B0M0A0K [+]
While in no way attempting to hijack this thread, I have a related question?

When your new bike arrives (or if you watch the BMW factory tours) you see that the chains as they come out of the factory appear to have a light white grease applied (I'm guessing it's LM grease?). Is this indicative of what BMW tend to recommend for lubing the chain or is this a case of a manufacturer (not singling out BMW here) just using the most economical grease they can find (just to get you started) and it's not necessarily what they would recommend you use?

A quick scan of the user manual (for the F750GS) just points you to use the chain cleaner and lubricant as supplied by your local BMW dealer. It does not specify a specific brand or recommended specification for the lubricant.

The white ("Whatever it is") grease is a mess waiting to happen. At least take a rag and get as much off as possible because if not it will be all over the bike and rims.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Back up camera
« on: October 09, 2020, 01:31:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wyn [+]
I want to add a camera to enhance my rearview on my 2020 F750 GS. I would prefer wireless, WP with a monitor.
From my research, it seems as though the ones I'm looking at are just for backup. I want it on all the time.
Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
The backup on feature is likely controlled by the backup light circuit in a vehicle which could likely be jumped to stay on all the time.
The most important question would be is the monitor weather proof? Backup cameras are meant to be installed in an enclosed vehicle not on a bike where it would be exposed to the elements. 

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Wax or Lube for the chain
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:51:17 PM »
These "automatic" oilers are dinosaurs from a bygone era BEFORE "O" ring or "X" ring chains which pretty much seal the factory lube into a chain and seal dirt out. The only place you are lubing on a modern chain is the side plates and where the rollers contact the sprockets (which is not a bad thing to do)
Having a constant drip of lube on a modern chain is not required and only makes a mess.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Wax or Lube for the chain
« on: October 02, 2020, 12:11:01 PM »
BelRay Super Clean is the best I have found...

Key with any chain lube is to apply it after a ride while the chain is still warm and allow it to dry overnight.

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