BMW F650 CS Motorcycle FAQ's
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Welcome to the BMW F650 CS Motorcycle FAQ site. This is meant to be a supplement to the FAQs on F650.com Black Belt Gang FAQs

Please be patient while we are adding content to this FAQ! You can also contribute by emailing us at moc.liamg|GBB056F#moc.liamg|GBB056F or even JOINING the FAQ yourself to edit and or post new articles!

Until then feel free to enjoy the following youtube video which will explain the basics of the bike:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H2riFnWIcE
You can also search for F650cs on youtube and find an array of videos from all over the world!


A lot of the work requires the bike to be raised up into the air. Please view the jackup-points page prior to attempting any work!


Documentation

Official Maintenance and Service Requirements with intervals
Parts list with aftermarket alternatives
General F650CS eBrochure (PDF)
2003 F650CS Scarver Dealer Brochure (PDF)
Wiring Diagrams
A Service manual can be found here
Road Tests & Reviews
Recalls that were issued for the Scarver
Where to find VIN and other labels and numbers


Brakes

Brake Fluid Flush / Brake Bleeding
Front Brake Pad Change
Rear Brake Pad Change along with a quick Caliper rebuilt
Front Brake Disc Change


Clutch

Clutch Plate Replacement


Common Problems

Neutral Safety switch melts
Headlight bounces inside the housing
Highbeam Flasher quits working
Surging for Pre 2005
Oil in the airbox
Cracks in Stuff Bay guard rails

Stalling and Surging
Headlight issues (weak, bouncing, ground wire breaking off, wires melting)
Vibrations throughout
Clunky gearbox
odometer rollback upon turnoff
Clock running fast
Airfilter difficult to fit into airbox


Cooling System

Radiator Removal for Replacement
Changing Coolant


CS Belt Drive

The basics of the belt drive
How to check and adjust the belts tension
Instructions on the belt replacement
Official Belt replacement PDF with pictures of damaged belts


Dual Seat

Stock seat options and colors
Aftermarket Seats


Electrical
Alternator output 400w

Alarm install Scorpio SRi-500 SE with perimeter sensor
Battery Service and removal
Rebuilding the ignition switch
Integrated Garage Door Opener
Stebel Air Horn installation
GPS


Engine (Oil Leaks etc.)
Engine oil capacity with filter change 2.5 Liters

Correct starting procedure
Valve Check every 6.000 miles
Oil Sump Plug Replacement
Oil Change
How to check the oil on the scarver
How to replace the waterpump seal (50K service)
Cleaning out the airbox
Fuel injector cleaning and testing


Exhaust Assembly

The exhaust page
Aftermarket exhaust in depth


F650 CS Photo Gallery

F650cs Photogallery
Factory Color options
Special paint combinations


Frame/Fairing (Windshields, Buffeting, Fenders etc.)

Removing the fairing parts or "tupperware"
Windshield options


Front Forks Suspension

Fork Seal Change


Fuel (Tank/Pump/Preparation System/Air Filter)

Airfilter Change
Aftermarket Airfilter Pictures
Fuel pump flange leak service bulletin
Canisterectomy


Gearbox

Shifter level ball bearing linkage breakage - common problem


Handlebars
(rubber grip replacement writeup was removed) <-- write a new one up!

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Instruments-Measuring Systems

Instrument Cluster bulb replacement
LED Instrument Cluster Bulbs


Lighting

Bulb Listing
P3 LED Taillights
Illuminator Foglights from Wunderlich
Foglights the BSK way
NippoNormans LED Brake Light Cluster
LED Front and Back Turn Signals
Hyperlites LED Clusters
Brake! LED Taillight
How to remove your headlight
Clear LED Taillight (not recommended)
Tail Light Replacement
Light Bar
AdventureTech LED Tail Light Kit
Rattling Low Beam Headlight


Luggage (stuffbay, side cases)

Stuff Bay Options

Side

Tail Luggage


Miscellaneous (Tools, Winterizing, Strange Noises etc.)

DIY heated jacket
Adding SOLAS reflective tape for visibility


Parts Fiche (56K Stay Away!)

Parts Fiche - Page 1
Parts Fiche - Page 2
Parts Fiche - Page 3


Performance Modifications

Usual suspects - The top performance upgrades for the CS


Personalising Your F

The popular CS tail mod
The elusive exhaust options
Windshield mods
Home made handguard spoilers
Shortening the super long OEM mirrors
Engine spoiler options
Barend-Mirrors
Snorkel mod
Koubalinks / Lowering your Scarver
Engine guard
Center Stand
F650CS integrated garage door opener
LED tail light
Xenon HID conversion
Barsnake
Handguards
Handlebar raisers
Pedal Extensions
Reflective Chevrons


Purchasing (History, Comparisons, High Miles)

Speedometer rollback upon turnoff


Rear Axle-Suspension

Rear wheel bearing replacement


Riding

Videos


Steering

Steering Head Bearing should be checked annually
Repair/straighten a twisted front fork


Tires & Wheels
Front 110/70ZR17 Rear 160/60ZR17

Front Wheel Removal
Rear Wheel removal


Future additions to the FAQ:

Fuel Evap valve removal
Fuel pump repair
Clutch Basket
Rear Brake Disc change coming soon
Coolant Flush
Oil seal change to avoid engine/coolant mix
Oil filter drainage tool
Gas cap replacement

Headlight ground repair
Highway pegs
clutch stuff

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