Tip & How-To about 2003 BMW F 650 Dakar

Prevent an electrical short

There is a potential problem area in the wiring harness, just behind the rear shock absorber pre-load adjustment found on the right side of the engine. If you remove the adjuster and use an additional cable tie and some extra tape around the harness you can prevent a potential electrical short that typically happens as you are starting the motorcycle, burning the wires that go to the starter.

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should the rear wheels on a fenian fy250 motorcycle trike be exactly vertical

In theory both rear wheels on a production trike designed for use on public roads and highways should remain vertical when the vehicle is not loaded beyond its rated gross vehicle weight limit and the vehicle is resting static on a level surface. If the vehicle has indepenent rear suspension, examine the dampening control or shock absorbers for pre-load adjustments. If there are pre-load adjusters make certain both sides are adjusted to the same setting as the preload can control ride height and affect wheel camber. Also, if the vehicle had been subjected to big pot holes or one of the two rear wheels ran over road debris, inspect for a bent stub axle.
On unequal road surfaces or when cornering at speed, one wheel may monentarly lean in or out depending on the dynamics and G force but should return to vertical position when the vehicle is running streight and level.

If the vehicle has a solid differential both wheels should be aligned vertical as well. Unless as previously described and the vehicle is on an uneven road surface, it will appear one or both wheels are leaning but they actually remain perpendicular to the road surface.

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is there adjustment in the rear shock? and if so how do U adjust it

Adjusting the rear shock is a realitively simply process, once you expose the shock.

On the left side of the bike, use your key to remove the tool box cover. Remove the inner cover from the tool box and remove the tools that came with the bike. The tool box itself is held in with 2 - 10 mm hex head screws (which also have philips head slots). Remove the tool box.

Now the rear shock absorber should be visible. Use the spanner wrench and handle extension in your tool kit to make the desired adjustments to the shock absorber.

Reverse the process to put everything back together.

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The coolant reservoir needs to be replaced. Its located under the rear shock absorber. Does the shock absorber need to be detached at both ends. Should it lift right off without being compressed?

the solution behind that is to compress the shock absorber and tie it . once secured you can release the top nuts and disengage the shock absorber from the top . Once your tank is replaced , reinstall the shock and you are away .

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machine out of balance. tub pulled off the rubber seal between the tub and the front panel. looks like one of the "shocks" under the tub is all the way compressed. the one on the right looks to still be supporting some of the load. what do yo uthink the problem is?

you see the problem right there, id replace the shock absorbers,and change both for the other has been taken on extra stress levels, unable to look up part number for you with incomplete model number, but def a job you can do yourself

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if possible change all three ..probaby right rear but others may now be stretched

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