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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.  (Read 9248 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #60 on: Oct 24, 2018, 12:36:02 »
Nice work man.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #61 on: Oct 29, 2018, 10:08:17 »
Friday we closed the office early. I ran home, threw the tank and seat back on the bike, put the bike in the back of the truck and brought it down to the inspection place. Ran over to the tax office to get my title transfer and registration done. The bikes finally road legal. Put about 150 miles on it this weekend without any issues.

Bike is super comfortable. I love the riding position. Seems like it might be running a little rich as I only managed about 100 miles before I hit the reserve on my first tank. Definitely needs an overhaul on the brakes and fork seals so I’m going to order the parts this week.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #62 on: Oct 29, 2018, 10:35:09 »
About time! So glad you didn't give up on this man. That'll be a noble steed for you!
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #64 on: Oct 29, 2018, 11:16:36 »
My man! Nice work, now ride the wheels off of it.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #65 on: Oct 29, 2018, 11:17:50 »
Yep. Nice
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #66 on: Oct 30, 2018, 09:45:25 »
Rode in to work yesterday, and then over to my buddy's place to go and pick up a Porsche 914. On the way home last night, I noticed the headlight was getting dimmer and brighter randomly. Not proportionate to RPMs at all. Happened with both high and low beam. I've already verified that the VR is in good shape and charging well. Not sure what could be causing it to randomly change brightness.

I definitely want to replace the headlight with something brighter, its OK but there's no streetlights on a lot of the country roads around here so its pretty damn dark at night.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #67 on: Oct 30, 2018, 09:49:45 »
Most likely a loose or corroded ground to the headlight.  I would first check the 3 pin connector that's attached to the back of the light itself, maybe even replace it.  My old truck used to do this, as well.  I replaced the connectors and good as new.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #68 on: Oct 30, 2018, 09:53:42 »
+1 to what Irk said. Get an Led from Matt and maybe his aux lights they light up half the county lol.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #69 on: Oct 30, 2018, 10:01:53 »
Sounds about right. I'll check into it. I definitely want to add some aux lights once I put some crash bars on there.  Thanks for the input. I'm used to headlights dimming out at idle on the Honda twins due to crappy charging systems, so this confused me a bit.