One of Darth Nater’s greatest qualities, in my humble opinion: he travels a lot, and always comes up with amazing souvenirs for his moto friends. It might be a Dakar t-shirt from Morocco. A small bottle of Mongolian vodka. This time, a simple photo from Mexico. Moto  always on the brain, reminding me there is a new adventure always up the road.

Day of the Dead Motorcycle Scene in Mexico

My, what large eyeballs you have.

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I’ve recently been reading a lot about air filter issues on BMW F800 GS models. A few of my readers have reported taking their bikes in for service recently (in the last 60 days), and having BMW swap out a new filter no questions asked. F800Riders.org has a thread going about this, here is the link to the air filter thread. I was pretty amazed to take my bike in for the 6,000 service and not have the dealer say anything about an air filter issue or recall. But after hearing horror stories of air filters delaminating (paper filter separates from the rubber gasket material, then gets sucked into the airbox, letting all sorts of nastiness into the motor), I decided to take mine apart and inspect it. The good news: after taking off the body panel, and inspecting the filter, mine was dirty, but still intact. The bad news: definitely no signs that my dealer got in there during the 6,000 mile service and even took a look at it. What about you? Have you checked your air filter on your BMW F800 GS? It takes about 20 minutes to do it, and you will have peace of mind if you see it with your own eyes.

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