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    Lightbulb Alaska motocamper

    I have three beamers in two locations: Anchorage AK and Seal Rock OR. They are
    2005 F650 Geland Strasse, 2013 G650 GS and 2015 F800 GSA. I NEED HELP remedying
    A design flaw in F800 GSA. The kickstand is too upright. Little or no lean to the left
    When on the side stand and great difficulty refueling because of this. Requiring a
    Drastic lean of the bike over to the right which sometimes is not even possible. Any iseas

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    Lowered rear shock? This often is the problem.

    Rear shock on lightest preload? This will also cause the problem.

    Let's see if other owners of this model have the same problem or if it is unique to your bike and its suspension.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

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    Alaska Mitocamper

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Lowered rear shock? This often is the problem.

    Rear shock on lightest preload? This will also cause the problem.

    Let's see if other owners of this model have the same problem or if it is unique to your bike and its suspension.
    How do I change the rear shock preload

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrsaft View Post
    How do I change the rear shock preload
    Do you have an owner's manual?

    If not, they can be downloaded for free. http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...html&notrack=1

    Chris
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    IBA# 49894 True Rounder = 0-20's - Rounder -- to -- 100's+ Red Hot Rounder
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    Lightbulb Alaska Motocamper

    Quote Originally Posted by daboo View Post
    Do you have an owner's manual?

    If not, they can be downloaded for free. http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...html&notrack=1

    Chris
    Yes I have a manual and read about the preload
    Adjustment and found it anything but understandable
    I am afraid telling someone to read the manual is not helpful
    I put this question on the forum to get a response from
    Someone who has had this experience and knows how it was fixed. The dealer said it was a
    An engineering flaw in the design and that preload change would not help. S

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