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Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Love

Shwaamp......

Man I &$@#ing love my Sertao.
Enough said, this is why we buy beemers. My last one was a boxer money pit. Still loved it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 05:27 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Top box

Another option for the top box is from Hepco and Becker. It's a 5min job to attach to the carrier.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:13 PM
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Posted By veefer8
I think it's a great excuse to extract money out...

I think it's a great excuse to extract money out of you. Check your fluids change your oil and check all your nuts and bolts. There! Now your on your way for the cost of the oil and a filter. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 04:31 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Dempster

Looks like a great trip, did you put a slide show together?



http://youtu.be/QvS9e0IajbU

Here's one from last years Dead horse trip .
With my old Klr 650.
I came back and decided I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:39 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Will do. Unfortunately I can't get to it until...

Will do. Unfortunately I can't get to it until next week. But before my next ride I will set the wheel straight and see how she handles. I've gotten used to the way it handles but I'm curious to see...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By veefer8
I just checked mine and it looks like its out of...

I just checked mine and it looks like its out of line by about half an inch. I had my tires changed at a local shop., never thought to check. I'm going to set it straight and see if it helps. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Do you have any issues with stability? Also the...

Do you have any issues with stability? Also the sertao may have a different swing arm than the g650.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 07:55 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Wobble

I did watch a YouTube vid with Navy Thomas changing his rear tire a while ago; he noted that the ruler on his swing arm was badly out of sync, and that he had to align the wheel using a ruler against...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 11:56 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Look at the tires on that guys bike. 300,000kms...

Look at the tires on that guys bike. 300,000kms and it looks like he likes to play in the dirt. Is it a fluke that he happens to be running with a set of stock metzlers?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 11:34 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Haha! Looking good. Is it broken in yet?

Haha! Looking good. Is it broken in yet?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 11:26 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Wobble/speed

Once again, the tires are sorce of this issue! The stock tires ( which suck off road) give you excellent stability right up to and over 160kph. With bags or passengers, on a sunny day or when it's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Fuel range

Lol, so it looks like we can all agree that the sertao will go nearly 400klm's before sputtering to a stand still.
I do have to laugh at how everybody seems to disagree only to come up with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 09:24 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Fuel tank

I haven't had issues with dumping fuel since the second time I filled the tank. The one thing I'm a little curious about is where does the fuel go when it spills over the collar and into the red...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 11:59 PM
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Posted By veefer8
I just finished watching American psycho and then...

I just finished watching American psycho and then this? What a line up. I hope I can sleep.
Great vid though.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 10:14 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Catskills

Alskee, there must be some great spots out there worthy of a coffee break or photo opp. B&bs and brew pubs? Maybe a multi day tour?
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 08:47 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Touring pics and vids

This is a day of scouting for the bcbdr. Checking out the silver mines of the slocan area.


http://youtu.be/LPb6s0f-RQo



And this is more scouting done on a 10 day trip going from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Big balls

This seems to be a common complaint among sertao owners.
The side effect of riding this bike seems to be growing bigger balls!
Someone may leak this info to the r1200 forum one day. ( smaller bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 07:28 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Knocking sound

Here's a little something of interest. When I bought my sertao (new) and took it for its first break in miles, I noticed a slight knocking sound at low rpm's. it didn't sound like anything serious...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 08:49 PM
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Posted By veefer8
F800 vs sertao

Ah yes. When your fully loaded 800 is lying upside down and you can't pick it up all you need to do is think about how great it looks and feels riding down the hwy. lol.
No really that is a point...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 07:16 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Sertao

Funny reading this thread, if you want to blend the attributes of the f800 and the dr650 you should be thinking about the sertao. At 390 lbs and 50hp it's right there in the middle.

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 05:38 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Wrench size

I believe the bleeder takes a small one and the spocket should require a bigger one. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Yes I did. And had them installed by a competent...

Yes I did. And had them installed by a competent mechanic. They roll nice and smooth up to about 130. After that the bike feels like it weighs 20lbs and is ready to blow away. The stock tires keep...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 11:16 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Clean x challenge.

This is something I see too often. Dude get some dirt on that thing! Lol

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 10:45 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Death wobble

I've haven't been watching the forum for a few weeks, just too busy riding!
Reading through what I missed I noticed the tire issue I came across a month ago when I went from the stock tires to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 11:34 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Ya I'm sure the sertao is much better. I had a...

Ya I'm sure the sertao is much better. I had a r1100gs a few years back. The sertao is a better bike in almost every way. I hope cost per km is one of those improvements. The R11gs was just silly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By veefer8
[QUOTE=Motopsychoman;22104659]We'll see how this...

[QUOTE=Motopsychoman;22104659]We'll see how this works.

My old ride

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/IMG_4676_zps43cf4c4d.jpg


My new ride
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 07:48 AM
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Posted By veefer8
I sure like those old R80's. I was thinking maybe...

I sure like those old R80's. I was thinking maybe Ural will put out a replica R80 one day. If they kept it under 10k they'd have a big seller.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 04:37 AM
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Posted By veefer8
More bike porn!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r733/veefer8/E9F991F5-EB62-4936-AAAF-D48B2ED2D103-2426-000001D8F4F5E1F6_zpsf60949e3.jpg

I stole this from my buddy's drop box and then cropped out the Dr650. It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 10:54 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Ok, here's a gripe I developed after 10 days of...

Ok, here's a gripe I developed after 10 days of riding. Am I alone or does anyone else want to kick the guy who decided to put oversized plastic hand grips on this otherwise brilliant motorcycle. To...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 06:19 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Ya , everyplace has something unique. This is one...

Ya , everyplace has something unique. This is one of the things BC has to offer and it's good to get out and enjoy it. Next year we plan to be guiding this route for about $100 a day.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:44 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Bc bdr

Haha, yup that's a great ass.


http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r733/veefer8/C5420453-52BF-4C36-A4DA-C05386705C98-815-000000701CEEBB18_zps355093e8.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 05:26 AM
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Posted By veefer8
More Sertao porn

Day 8 on the BC BDR


http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r733/veefer8/E105459C-14EC-45E5-9ADF-76D8F4D1B26C-815-00000067A03583D3_zpsd8bf2300.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 06:48 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Oil leaking from the bottom of the left engine...

Oil leaking from the bottom of the left engine cover? From a head gasket? After a valve check? Sounds like you should tighten a few screws and be on your way.

She's all packed up and ready for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2013, 02:48 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Ready for adventure!! Mapping the B.C....

Ready for adventure!! Mapping the B.C. Backcountry discovery route next week.


http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r733/veefer8/1375015408_zps45190595.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By veefer8
I'd guess at the ground or terminals. I've been...

I'd guess at the ground or terminals. I've been watching silently because I hate too many cooks in the kitchen.
Wow how good is it to have this support in Mongolia?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Buy it!

I'd say go ahead and buy the bike. It's been one of the best bikes I've owned.
Here's a pic of mine. With some goodies.
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r733/veefer8/1375015402_zps8ac4042f.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 07:41 PM
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Posted By veefer8
Ya, I actually found myself moving into the...

Ya, I actually found myself moving into the centre of the lane on the way home because the bike was drifting around so much at highway speed. There's a YouTube vid called " missed opportunity" which...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By veefer8
Kenda big blocks

Heads up on the Kenda big block tires on the Sertao.
On the street my bike now handles like crap! I bought them for a 10 day off road trip so I'm ok with that but if I was buying them for regular...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By veefer8
New member of the Sertao family!

Hey guys, I'm pretty stoked on this bike. I was looking for a refined KLR and I'm sure I've got what I was looking for. I had a r1100gs (great bike but sorry not capable of my kind of adventure)....
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