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Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,371
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Coming to Merida?

Hey Gene,

My wife and I are from Vancouver and renting a 3 bedroom house in Merida until March 31. If you plan to head this way you and Neda are welcome to stay with us for a couple of days. We...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 104,977
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Bear spotting...

That was cool seeing the bear cub run across the road in front of you!
I hope to make it for next year's ride.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 175,992
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Engine Speed Seems to be Limiting Out at 5,000 RPM

This is my problem;
My bike seems to be limiting the engine speed as it approaches 5,000 RPM.
- I recently removed my carb and cleaned the Pilot Jet because the engine would not start. After...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 57,797
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Discount for Advrider Members Still Available??

Hi Droptarotter,

Are you saying that Paul is still giving the group buy discount to Advrider members?

Regards,
ROAM_650GS,
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,957
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Installation

Do you have to take off the rear wheel to install the splash guard?

Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 37,490
Posted By ROAM_650GS
+1 for correcting the snatchy throttle..........

+1 for correcting the snatchy throttle..........
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 243,723
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Hi, Has anybody from Canada purchased the...

Hi,

Has anybody from Canada purchased the leather & Gortex Sidi Adventures from Dirtbikebitz or another European vendor? I am trying to find out the tax and duty costs for shipping to Canada.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 42,437
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Great report guys,.... more inspiration for my...

Great report guys,.... more inspiration for my wife and me, we plan on going to Africa next year but still are deciding on the itinerary. This gives us soem more ideas.... Thanks
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By ROAM_650GS
PIA 510 Light Kit Install - 2005 F650GS

Here's mine, it was a kit with mounting brackets. Work quite well, they are tucked in enough to avoid damage if the bike is dropped.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,897
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Great report, you've given me some great ideas...

Great report, you've given me some great ideas for my own trip on B.C. backroads on my 2009 KLX250s. I've travelled many of the areas north of Pemberton with 4x4 but not by motorbike, those areas are...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 117,401
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Re-enforced AMC-400 Hitch Carrier

I didn't have much confidence in a standard hitch hauler, so I had one modified for more stability. This is what was done:
1) Class III trailer hitch installed and modified with 2 additional...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 314,868
Posted By ROAM_650GS
The Girls Are Ready for Their Own Bikes!!

Looks like the girls are more then ready for their own bikes. Baja would be a great trip to have as an objective for them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,297,298
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Dirtbike Trip in Cambodia - 2 Months after getting License

I somehow managed to talk my wife into doing a dirtbike trip in Cambodia even though we had never done any dirt riding and she had just got her motorcycle license,....

That's our guide Leng, from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Thanks for the suggestions Dump-a-Thump!

Thanks for the suggestions Dump-a-Thump!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By ROAM_650GS
2005 BMW F650GS Tie-Down Points

Hi Folks,

My wife and I will be heading down to the Baja in January and we will be transporting our bikes (both 2005 F650GS's) in a U-Haul van to San Diego. Since this is our first time...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROAM_650GS
2 Rail TIAB

Hi GB,

Thanks for the response. When you say time consuming, does that mean a few extra minutes (i.e. 5 mins) or more than that?
Couple more questions:
1) Did you have to get your trailer...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Thanks for the info Decodent!

Thanks for the info Decodent!
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Trailer In a Bag Questions

The Trailer in a Bag sounds verying interesting since I live in a condo with limited storage. A couple of questions:

1. How does it perform at freeway/highway speeds? i.e . is it OK up to 100...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By ROAM_650GS
U-Haul Solution

Looks like I found a couple of good alternatives:

1) Rent a trailer from U-Haul, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego, the cost is CAD $200 plus $63 insurance (optional) , which includes 7 days...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Question Ship Bike from Vancouver to San Diego - Suggestion?

Hi Folks,

My wife and I are planning a trip to the Baja and possibly the Mexico Pacific Coast in January. We are looking at shiping our bikes (both BMW F650GS's) from Vancouver to San Diego but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 49,296
Views: 10,342,698
Posted By ROAM_650GS
How much did the Yama-Link drop the seat height?

[quote=pugsley]Added a couple of bits to the new toy this week,seeing as how my arse is too close to the ground,I had to do something about the seat height,so I too installed a Yama-Link.I was a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By ROAM_650GS
2005 F650GS Bleeding ABS Brakes

Is it straight forward to bleed the brakes of my 2005 F650GS with ABS? I have done some research in f650.com , but didn't find any specific special procedure for ABS brakes. Are there any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By ROAM_650GS
2005 F650GS Oil Change - Need Advice!!

I just did my first oil change on my 2005 F650GS. I followed the advice in f650.com and everything seemed to go fine until I went to check the air filter after running the engine for a minute or two...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By ROAM_650GS
This looks like a pretty good alternative: ...

This looks like a pretty good alternative:
http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Thumb Thanks All for the info, much appreciated!

Thanks All for the info, much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By ROAM_650GS
2005 F650GS Fender Clearance with TKC80's?

I am thinking about putting a set of TKC80's or a comparable tire (any suggestions?) on my 2005 F650GS, do I have to remove the lower fender to gain enough clearance?

Thanks,
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 622,835
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Forum: Australia 01-10-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By ROAM_650GS
My wife and I went on a 5 day tour with Dancing...

My wife and I went on a 5 day tour with Dancing Roads in December 2007. Here is the link to my trip report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294405&highlight=cambodia

We had a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
On the morning of the 4th day we headed out on...

On the morning of the 4th day we headed out on the bikes to the Ko Ker temple complex about a 15 - 20 minute ride out of town. The air was still relatively cool and it was nice to ride without a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
We got a kick our of this, the Cambodian version...

We got a kick our of this, the Cambodian version of a catering truck. When they travel the bumpy red clay roads between villages they leave the beach umbrella up to give themselves shade. There is no...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Here is a shot of the lower living area of the...

Here is a shot of the lower living area of the guest house, the bedrooms are upstairs and you can see the small white building in the back that houses the toilet and wash area.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
For nights 3 and 4 we stayed at a guest house in...

For nights 3 and 4 we stayed at a guest house in Ko Ker. The plan was to take a day trip to the Ko Ker Temple area the next day and spend the better part of the day there. The guest house was very...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
This cute little puppy was at our guest house in...

This cute little puppy was at our guest house in Ko Ker. Seems like all the little Camnodian girls have little puppies instead of dolls.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
While we were having dinner in Tbeng Meanchey we...

While we were having dinner in Tbeng Meanchey we discussed the itinerary for the remainder of the trip. After the long first day and the 8 hour day we had just completed, Renee's body was feeling the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
I'm ready to post some more photos and cmmentary...

I'm ready to post some more photos and cmmentary now that the Christmas Holiday obligations have been met.

Here was our itinerary for the first 2 days:

Day 1 - Phnom Penh to the tarantuala...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Hi Indochine, I know exactly what you mean,...

Hi Indochine,

I know exactly what you mean, we spent 5 days in Ho Chi Minh and spent hours watching the traffic. One of our favorite things to do was find a pub at a busy intersection and just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
On the second day we had our first casualty....

On the second day we had our first casualty. Renee was following a truck a little close and did not have a good view of the road ahead. After crossing one of the rickety wooden bridges, there was a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Egg Photo

Hi Walter,
The egg is a duck egg with a partially developed fetus (beak, a few feathers, etc.) considered a great delicacy in many parts of Asia, but for us squeamish Westerners, it freaks us out....
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Hi Monkeycatcher, Yes, going with a guide...

Hi Monkeycatcher,

Yes, going with a guide was the way to go. He did a great job of facilitating our interaction with the local people and made meal-time a lot less challenging by translating our...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,037
Posted By ROAM_650GS
Here is an interesting vehicle they use for...

Here is an interesting vehicle they use for de-mining.
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