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    899 - Handlebar position - tool kit - owners manual - service schedules

    Folks - I rode the 899 back from Bennets today;

    Edit - handle bar position adjusted to suit my riding position.

    No tool kit with these discounted bikes, so build up a basic tool kit.

    No owners manual.

    Service schedule a bit confusing - can any one clarify.

    Does the 899 have different riding settings? - no it doesn't.

    The owners manual issue is seriously pissing me off. It's basic really isn't it.

    Can you please confirm the service schedules as one was hand written in between print.


    Apart from that - happy days.



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    p.s. I have no idea what my mileage is as all I see is the chrono. How do I change this.

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    p.s. if I post up the frame and engine number (please tell me where it is as I have no manual) will anyone be able to offer me a rough idea of manufacture date - just so I am certain that I have have satisfied this is a new bike and not old stock - re: engine mounts.

    thanks

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    Owners manual is available http://www.benelli.com/downloadManualiMoto.asp

    889K is the one you want looks like they have new manual for the 2011 model.

    It come on cd when you buy the bike

    With regards to the handlebars I found them perfectly suitable each to there own I'm a 48" chest putting a renthal bar would be fine and make it easier for cheap universal bar ends etc.

    Character 10 of the vin number relates to year of build its found near the headstock behind faring I imagine it will be 9 for 2009 build
    Last edited by Lanyu; 09-03-2011 at 02:12 PM. Reason: added info

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    Service schedule is 1,000km/620miles, then every 10,000km/6,200miles.
    A spanner appears on the display when it's due.

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    Service record book you were lucky I got the bike and panniers with the TRE-K have downloaded manuals and put together my own toolkit in a Tankbag.

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    Handlebar position

    Hi

    There's a small pinhole on the handlebar to help you line them up ok - see picture. This is a Tre-K 1130, but I would guess they are all the same. I have seen levers on new bikes angled down a lot, which is wrong. Mine are close to horizontal.

    I've never heard of anyone fitting Renthals, or even complaining about the position - it's very comfortable. Check the lineup, maybe they are adjusted wrong. If you did install Renthals you would need fatbar ones, remember.

    By the way, the toolkit is tiny - the only useful thing is a device to allow the quick removal of the fuel pipe from the tank, and hopefully you won't be doing that any time soon. Did you find the VIN number? It's on a sticker on the top right frame tube where it joins the headstock, and etched into the headstock itself - you can see the sticker (Silver) at the bottom of my picture).

    Hopefully when you sort this and download the manual you will come to love the bike - they are great in spite of all the troubles we've had. Come to think of it, I should be out on it now!

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    Toolkit?

    There's a toolkit?

    I just got 4 keys, a couple of bits of plastic and a short cable with wire loops at the ends. I've got no idea what any of it is for. Well, except the keys.

    Anyone care to enlighten me?

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    Toolkit

    Wally

    Yep, that's it... The bits of plastic are the 'Rapid release kit' (see workshop manual page 4.119) for disconnecting the fuel line to the tank, and the bit of wire is a 'Preload tool', which I can't find a reference to. These are listed on page 69 of the owner's manual.

    The trend is for fewer and fewer tools. The thing you need if you break down on the road is a mobile phone and the number of the breakdown people...
    How many bikes is too many?

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    Thanks for that Robin. If there is an award for minimalist toolkits then I think Benelli are in with a good chance of winning it.

    You're right of course, the RAC are the only tools I use. Besides, unless you have luggage on the bike, any tools you carry have to fit in your pockets.

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