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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,405
Posted By syaufu
Klr f 650 bmw

rode KLR 650 for 18 days in Columbia and rode a F 650 BMW (twin) all through South America...no comparison ..BMW is much better in all aspects..obvious difference is price and that is for a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 278,459
Posted By syaufu
end of trip

You haven't reached the end yet ..have to ride out to the National Park to get to the most Southern point..bj
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 278,459
Posted By syaufu
Ruta 40

It has bean a few years since I did the trip so don't remember exactly where the gravel started..The wind was much worse than the gravel..50-60 mph..blew the motorcycles over if parked sideways to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 278,459
Posted By syaufu
Ruta 40

I have been following along..I have ridden Ruta 40..I don't think you are good candidates for that wind and gravel..head East..bj
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By syaufu
transitions

3 yrs on 2 separate Bells ..work fine ..1 strip of black electric tape along the top border takes care of most of the glare on any shield including the transitions..bj :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By syaufu
F 700

F 700 BMW is a great bike for what she wants to do..My significant other at 5ft 2in rides a lowered one ..From London to China.. 12000 miles...Just returned from Alaska..11,000 miles and it keeps up...
Forum: EMEA 07-23-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By syaufu
ship yours if over 1 month..easy and cheap if by...

ship yours if over 1 month..easy and cheap if by boat.it is cheaper to ship if you have to rent for over 1 month..by boat takes about 2-3 weeks and costa about $6-800 ..by plane about $3-4000 round...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,702
Posted By syaufu
Bell with Transitions

Bell helmet with Transitions visor..that's all you need ,,bj
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By syaufu
clutch

Who uses the clutch except to get going ..after that ..rarely use it ..up or down ..have 1200 GS... 650 GS..K 1200 GT..couple different Harleys..bj
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,064,163
Posted By syaufu
modern shocks

Disagree on the durability of BMW shocks..12 BMW 1200 GS"s or GSA"s ..all with relatively low miles... on our trip from London to China 2 yrs ago..we had to replace 5 shocks on our 12000 mile...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,214
Posted By syaufu
bags

look at some of the soft bags..Giant Loop etc much lighter..easy to use..also won't break your ankle..lower leg as easily when you tip over..much cheaper also..have used the GL on many trips around...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,267
Posted By syaufu
boots

Vendramini..Italian ..water proof..Goretex..Leather..very comfortable..various degrees of protection..check them out ..bj
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By syaufu
Warm & safe

I have used Velcro on my tank..worked nicely..bj
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,191
Posted By syaufu
xt 250

the new xt 250 is injected ..a plus bj
Forum: Americas 01-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By syaufu
Agree ..skip the wedding and go further west...

Agree ..skip the wedding and go further west ..Utah.Colorado.most any place is better than riding in Nebraska..bj
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,774
Posted By syaufu
ship your bike ..About $1200 to the states and...

ship your bike ..About $1200 to the states and about $700 back to NZ..can't buy one for that..bj
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,992
Posted By syaufu
Rode London to Bejing..Injected bike..bad fuel...

Rode London to Bejing..Injected bike..bad fuel ..17,000 ft ..no problems...Lady with Carbed bike..in van above 14000 ft and worked on carb and jets almost every nite when in the high altitude of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By syaufu
Saw an airbag vest at the Long Beach Moto show...

Saw an airbag vest at the Long Beach Moto show that looked very interesting ..don't have the name at the moment but it was very comfortable and was well thought out and designed....in the $300...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By syaufu
What type of bags.. ..metal boxes perhaps..?? ...

What type of bags.. ..metal boxes perhaps..?? soft bags help alot ..bj
Forum: EMEA 12-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By syaufu
Renting versus shipping depends alot on how long...

Renting versus shipping depends alot on how long you will be gone..can ship round trip for about $2000 round trip ..rent is any where from $100/day for small cheaper bike to $200 /day or more for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,174
Posted By syaufu
actually ,shipping isn't too bad..shipped from...

actually ,shipping isn't too bad..shipped from Houston to London on a ship..about $800..shipped LA to New Zealand..$600..flying a bike gets to be in the $1000's ..did Calgary to Munich via air..$3700...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,918
Posted By syaufu
Just returned last nite from 18 days in Columbia...

Just returned last nite from 18 days in Columbia SA. Rode a 2012 KLR 650 ..did about 3000 miles of paved,dirt..difficult passing long lines of trucks up steep mountain passes etc..I had never ridden...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,561
Posted By syaufu
Can't drive for 6 wks !! that is a bunch of BS..I...

Can't drive for 6 wks !! that is a bunch of BS..I had same injury and was Heli Skiing in 4 wks..went to work the next day... drove myself to work...it heals by itself with no sling etc..jsut a bit...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,233
Posted By syaufu
Ride early in the am ..will be in Cali before it...

Ride early in the am ..will be in Cali before it gets too hot...it is very pleasant until about 11 am..bj in Scottsdale:norton
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By syaufu
Just wait until you get to Ruta 40 with gravel...

Just wait until you get to Ruta 40 with gravel and 60-70 MPH winds,if you are really lucky, a little rain and snow thrown in just to keep your attention and tire balance won't be much of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,967
Posted By syaufu
I have a fused neck..C 7-8 ..4 lower back...

I have a fused neck..C 7-8 ..4 lower back procedures..happen to be a physician ..did London to Beijing 1 yr ago..just got off my dirt bike..It is easy for Drs to tell you not to do something..much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,116
Posted By syaufu
Take a class with Jimmy Lewis..one of the most...

Take a class with Jimmy Lewis..one of the most accomplished riders around..and you will be taught to break the way it was described...butt off the seat ...I think I will follow his advise before most...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,989
Posted By syaufu
I have a motorport suit and just returned from a...

I have a motorport suit and just returned from a London to Beijing trip and the suit worked well..would certainly buy another kevlar or kevlar mesh suit as it is very functional for a trip with many...
Forum: New Zealand 10-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By syaufu
skiing in NZ

Have you skied there ?? The resort skiing there is not very good..not very big ski areas and the skiing is all above tree line so visibility is poor ..also lots of wind..now the heli skiing is great...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,098
Posted By syaufu
take a look at the new Bell:clap..got the new all...

take a look at the new Bell:clap..got the new all carbon..bj
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By syaufu
just installed and the Black Dog plate on my...

just installed and the Black Dog plate on my 2009 1200 GS..works great.. 6 bolts to remove for oil change..most importantly ..it is attached to the frame and not the engine ..it is well made .. I ...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By syaufu
Do you know if you can sync a Scala 4 with a...

Do you know if you can sync a Scala 4 with a Scala 2 ? I have a Scala 2 which has worked great but I am looking at a Schubert C 3 helmet and it has a Scala 4 built into it and I need to sync it up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 72,152
Posted By syaufu
battery

how does that battery compare to the Odyssey line of batteries..someone has put a PC 310 in their 650 also..I have read and been told that the Odyssey is the best line of batteries..bj
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 72,152
Posted By syaufu
battery

Jim Is there a big difference between the PC 680 and the PC 535..It seems as if the later is easier to install..Also have you installed either in a 2010 F 650 GS ( twin ) ?? I need to replace the...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,106
Posted By syaufu
exo 1000

I have had one for a yr or so..It is relatively quiet..interesting ..in that it seems more quiet with the visor open..also, if I have wear something around my neck to block the air ..ie" neckgator"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By syaufu
upgrade

that's what I thought..bj
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 31,919
Posted By syaufu
trip

Just noticed your trip post..we did the same trip last yr..I think we rode the same bikes ..say hi to Leo and Brendon..Compass was great and the trip was wonderful... bruce and Syau-Fu
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By syaufu
alternator upgrade

I want to upgrade the alternator on my 2010 F 650 GS..twin..from its 400 watt output to something in the 1200 GS range 700 watts..Anyone done it and how did you do it ?? bj
Forum: Americas 11-26-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By syaufu
lien holder

.you need the title in some instances of foreign travel and in most cases the lien holder has the title..You typically have to get permission from the lien holder and they will not allow it.it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By syaufu
idle

I have a K 1300 GT that does the same thing every once in awhile when coming up to a stop sign..of course the dealer has never heard of that happening to any other bike..just like they had never...
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