Stebel Air horn mounted inside SW Moto crash bars
C-shaped bracket for mounting Stebel Air Horn
Time for my 6000 mile maintenance.
Touratech BMW handguard extenders
Hyper-Lites in action
Possom Scraper chop
The NB Industries front ABS protector
2005 F650 oil drain plug
Valve location index picture
$3.99 Caterpillar O-ring cruise control - disengaged
$3.99 Caterpillar O-ring cruise control - engaged
Close enough to complete the 12K maintenace checklist
Valve Cover exposed for 12K valve clearance check
Oil reservoir and air box removed
Both cams at TDC
TDC bolt installed
camshafts at TDC for 12K valve clearance check. All four valves in spec. once again.
New sprockets & chain at 12K miles. Old chain shown in photo.
Stebel airhorn nested inside SW Motech crash bars
Mefo 99 Explorer rear tire. ~10mm of tread depth with 0 miles.
Tread depth after ~5500 miles
Cracking at base of Mefo 99 Explorer rear tire
Front Mefo Explorer tires - new and with 10,600 miles.
New vs. old
How low can you go? Factory rear brake pads at 22,813 miles.
Getting my money's worth out of these pads.
Old vs. new
New Galfer Black rear brake pads. Mmmmm... meaty.
24,000-mile scheduled maintenance time!
Valve clearance check - intakes .003 - .004" and exhausts .011 - .012". Good to go for another 6,000 miles.
Original steering head bearings lasted for 24,000 miles. Not bad in comparison to a lot of other F650GS bikes.
One butt-ugly unicycle.
Bolts which attach the plastic tail section to the subframe