Originally Posted by tmotten
Have a look on F650.com for the maintenance DVD. A key thing to have for any DIY wrencher. There used to be a few on Google video's in the past.
They've also got a good FAQ
section. If you're on the road, or planning a trip, grab yourself something like this - HTTrack
- and download the whole thing to your hard drive. The last time we did the water pump, we had the laptop sitting there the whole time.
As for longevity, on the Dakar even at 10-15,000ks you could see it was on the way out. After changing it at 22,000 the bike has done an additional 30,000ks and, touch wood, seems fine. I put it down to the hammering we gave the bikes through Indonesia, but I'm just guessing.