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Thread: My Ownership and Mods Thread - 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Well... got distracted redoing the mount for the toolbox with the material I had. It now sits more towards the rear and higher. Not sure why it looks in the photos like it is touching the suspension... it is not. All installed, tighten, and tools in the box.

    Could not get to changing the oil and resetting the service message since it started to rain... will do that first thing tomorrow morning.

    How the support ended up... notice the shaved bottom clamps...

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    And here is the reason for shaving the rubber on the outside of the bottom clamps.

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    A few more photos...

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    All set and ready to go... oil change to be done tomorrow...

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    Ride safe!
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    Oil change done...

    T50 for the outside plug

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    Stock filter was a pita to remove without the proper tool... glad the new one is 14 flutes and I have the wrench for it.

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    For the inside plug (item 11 in the diagram)

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    In a thread I read they mentioned using a 5mm Hex(Allen) wrench/bit... that is what I used, but the correct tool seems to be a T35 bit... the Torx kit I had went from T30 to T40 so I need to get a T35 to add to the motorcycle toolbox.

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    A lot of oil came out when I removed that inside plug, so a must to remove during an oil change... and this was with the bike sitting overnight before the oil change today... does not look like it drains on its own over time...

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    Local dealer gave me 4 instead of 3L of oil... bike only took 3L as documented in the user manual.

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    Also took the opportunity to install the side stand base enlarger... had to file/grind some of the weld for it to fit correctly...

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    Painted all semi-gloss again...

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    Installed

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    Ride safe!
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    This outside and inside plug is new to me. I haven't seen an 850 yet but was thinking it was a variation of my F800GS engine. Guess not

    Next oil change I will get the oil filter cup. It will make it easier.

    Great documentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    This outside and inside plug is new to me. I haven't seen an 850 yet but was thinking it was a variation of my F800GS engine. Guess not

    Next oil change I will get the oil filter cup. It will make it easier.

    Great documentation

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    Yeah, had it not be mentioned elsewhere I would have had a hard time figuring out why only two liters came out and not three... that plug does not have a crush washer. And install by hand to avoid cross threading...then use the wrench to tighten down.

    On the oil filter:

    The one that came with the bike from the factory is different from anything I had seen... I tried several different oil wrenches that I had and nothing worked. I ended up using some large pliers to slowly turn it until in came out...

    The new filter I got at the dealer is 74mm with 14 flat flutes. The wrench for that I was able to find at the local autozone.

    I will make sure to order online additional factory filters like the one I got at the dealer... I do not want to mess with the one that came from the factory...

    They both have the same Mahle part number (517504-10) but different BMW part numbers:

    The new one I got: 1142 7 721 779-02
    The one that came with the bike: 1142 7 673 541-02

    Anyway... I will not be ordering any of those and will stick with the ones that have 14 flat sides...

    Also did the service message reset, checked for any error codes... all fine... And checked the chain tension... all good there as well.

    Went over every nut and bolt that I could reach. All good there. The only thing that I hate about this bike is how easy the rear wheel gets dirty and what a PITA is to clean... I am giving up on trying to keep it clean... forget about it!!

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    I finally got a chance to try to install the mount from eBay. Sorry to say that it does not work with the GSA adjustable windscreen mount...

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    Here you can see how it interferes with the adjustable mechanism:

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    Without the adjustable mount... yeah, it can work, but not with it...

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    I need to go back to building a mount myself...
    Ride safe!
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    Great thread Wachuco. I purchased a new Lupin Blue F850GSA and took delivery 8 August. I only had the 8th and 9th on it and won't see it again until 6 October when I'll try and put 240 or so more miles on it and then it goes in for first Service on the 7th. From there, I'll be running it from Ft. Lauderdale up to my summer storage in Asheville. From there, towards the end of the month, I'll be running it down to Tallahassee, where I'll be able to get 2-3 trips on it over the winter months. I purchased the low suspension/low seat model and I'm 5' 6 1/2". I just could not do the standard suspension. I also purchased the larger touring windscreen. The bike came with the BMW led lights but they're pretty weak compared to the Clearwater's so I purchased those and they're installed to the crash bars. I've got the BMW headlight protector, the Touratech 35mm risers (short arms as well as short legs!), and the Givi 15l tank bag waiting at the dealer to install when I get the service done. I also had the sidestand larger foot installed. The low suspension doesn't come with a center stand so I ordered one and had my dealer cut it down 2" to fit and it works well. Can't imagine having a bike without center stand. All in all my dealer is great, a small family run operation in Ft. Lauderdale. Here is a pic of "Blue":

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    I also had extra hand guard protectors installed for greater protection, as well as the BMW heavy duty skid plate. I really am anxious for Touratech, or anyone to come out with upper protection bars to compliment the stock lower bars, as I'm planning a lot of running in the dirt, and will be dropping the bike. The more protection the better. As you've found out, the F850GSA has basically just come out so it's hard to find functional farkles but as Touratech and Wunderlich ramp up hopefully they'll come out with those upper bars.

    I see you haven't posted since 30 August but I hope you'll continue posting as you improve your F850GSA. I for one, will be interested in reading your updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snotty54 View Post
    Great thread Wachuko... I purchased the low suspension/low seat model and I'm 5' 6 1/2". I just could not do the standard suspension. I also purchased the larger touring windscreen...

    ...I see you haven't posted since 30 August but I hope you'll continue posting as you improve your F850GSA. I for one, will be interested in reading your updates.

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    Scotty,

    All good. Just work related travel that has me out for a few weeks... then on October 4 I get on the bike and we head out from FL to CA and back...

    I am as tall as you . No wonder I am having a challenging time taming this wild beast...mine has the normal suspension and standard seat
    Ride safe!
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    Your work and where I live conspire to keep us off the bikes! Bike is in Ft. Lauderdale now, and as said previously, will be moving it up to Asheville then Tallahassee for winter. Used to keep it in Ft. Lauderdale, easy flight to Miami then tri-rail up to Ft. Lauderdale but it's just too hot and I've been running in the heat for years and tired of it. North Florida is nice in the winter, and I usually attend the BMWNEF rally in January, and last year was the 1st MOA Getaway at Orange Beach and that was fun.

    Frankly, after riding around the country for 20+ years, it is hard to beat Appalachia for curves, dirt and friendly people. It's the best riding in the world in my humble....just my .02

    I'll post after my next service and my run up to AVL to comment on the risers, headlight shield and Givi. I have the tank ring mounted Givi on my '18 RT though, and it is a great piece of gear. If you try one you'll find they're indispensable for the items you need close to hand while you're kickin' up the dirt or otherwise going from A to B, which ever way you prefer it.

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    Horn

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    Horn arrived today as well.

    Also, I forgot I had given my tire plug kit to a friend (my previous bike had tube tires so I could not use it)... so I had ordered a new kit.



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    Horn installed in the same location as the stock unit.

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    New one in place. The additional harness made it an easy install to the stock connector.

    Hey Wachuco:

    I'm looking at the Denali horn for the 850. You were able to fit it in place of the stock horn with the hardware that comes with the horn and the extra connector that connects to the BMW connector and has the female spades to hook on to the Denali?

    I'm thinking seriously of getting that.,

    Let me know,

    Scotty

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    Quote Originally Posted by snotty54 View Post
    Hey Wachuko:

    I'm looking at the Denali horn for the 850. You were able to fit it in place of the stock horn with the hardware that comes with the horn and the extra connector that connects to the BMW connector and has the female spades to hook on to the Denali?

    I'm thinking seriously of getting that.,

    Let me know,

    Scotty
    Scotty,

    Correct... Here is the link from where I got both items:

    https://www.twistedthrottle.com/dena...otorcycle-horn

    Ride safe!
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    Is the sound of the horn a big improvement over the stock horn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snotty54 View Post
    Is the sound of the horn a big improvement over the stock horn?
    It is. I do have to say, the stock unit is not as bad as other motorcycles I have had... but this Denali made an improvement over the stock.
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    OK, thanks. Guess I'll find out I ordered one, along with the patch cord for oem connector
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    Orlando, FL to San Diego, CA trip underway!!!

    At Monument Valley State Park... stayed here last night and now on my way to the Grand Canyon...


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    Quote Originally Posted by snotty54 View Post
    OK, thanks. Guess I'll find out I ordered one, along with the patch cord for oem connector
    Installed this horn yesterday....what a difference....especially for the price.
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