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Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By RheinGold
Check out the FUJI xp60. Metal body. Good...

Check out the FUJI xp60.
Metal body.
Good seal on battery/card door.
Good zoom range.
Very good lens and battery life.
Small and compact.
Less than $150. MSRP
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By RheinGold
After 11,000 miles, it's time to replace my front...

After 11,000 miles, it's time to replace my front Tourance EXP. Any updates on the Anakee III? Or the new Tourance NEXT? Rode for days on trails with TKC80s and lots of pavement too. They were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By RheinGold
My 2012 runs 4 bars and the highest it's gotten...

My 2012 runs 4 bars and the highest it's gotten to is 5 bars in Sedlaia last summer- 110+ degrees. The fan comes on sometimes in traffic but doesn't usually stay on very long.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RheinGold
Oh, I need tools too? That's asking a lot!

Oh, I need tools too? That's asking a lot!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By RheinGold
It's a great commuter bike! I ride my 650GS...

It's a great commuter bike!

I ride my 650GS twin all over NYC (and take it on long x-country trips too). It's agile, comfortable, fast, and the brakes work too. Uses no oil and I get 55-60mpg on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RheinGold
Thanks for the info. Ralphy, your pictures are...

Thanks for the info. Ralphy, your pictures are great; I think I missed the bolts on the black bracket near the radiator.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,976
Posted By RheinGold
FWIW- the F800 and F650 GS' used at the BMW...

FWIW- the F800 and F650 GS' used at the BMW riders school in South Carolina are equipped with SW Motech crash bars. Those bikes are down a few times a day in all kinds of terrain, and damage is VERY...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RheinGold
How do you remove bodywork? 2012 F650GS

What's the trick to removing the side panels from the faux gas tank on these bikes?

It's easy enough to get the center section off but I can't get the side panels off - are there hidden bolts or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,976
Posted By RheinGold
Al Jesse makes crash bars and skid plates along...

Al Jesse makes crash bars and skid plates along with his famous panniers. I've got them on my 2012 and they fit perfectly, are made well and protectthe body more than some other designs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By RheinGold
I have the Jesse bags and the Vario top case (on...

I have the Jesse bags and the Vario top case (on the OEM rack). You are correct they don't work together...adding the Jesse case racks places the BMW top case rack at an angle so you can't get all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By RheinGold
I;ve got the Vario and my Scorpion modular barely...

I;ve got the Vario and my Scorpion modular barely fits; you'll need to lay it in on its side ...just right to get the lid to close. Haven't seen any other telescoping top case. The inside bottom of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By RheinGold
2012 F650GS 11,000 miles get between 47 and...

2012 F650GS
11,000 miles
get between 47 and 65mpg on the interstate, fully loaded with jesse bags, bars, skid plate, etc.


Use regular gas almost all the time.

I find that mpg depends a lot...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By RheinGold
Thanks to everyone for their comments. I...

Thanks to everyone for their comments.

I like the idea of adding an audio out jack to the Nuvi.

OttawaST, can you tell me how you did it?

But I'm not so sure about the Chinese GPS knock off.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By RheinGold
Nuvi directons via Bluetooth to helmet?

I like my current Nuvi 265wt. It's served me well on over 12,000 miles of touring, including many days of rain and gravel roads.

But it's sometimes very difficult to see the screen and I'd also...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By RheinGold
Suggest Conti TKC 80. Good off and on road,...

Suggest Conti TKC 80. Good off and on road, gravel, etc., decent mileage. Proven RTW.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,532
Posted By RheinGold
My 2012 with nearly 12,000 miles does it too. I's...

My 2012 with nearly 12,000 miles does it too. I's due to the lean fuel air mixture but also because the header and muffler pipe are a slip fit (held in place only by a small spring) and I think some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By RheinGold
I've a 2012 F650. Rode it cross-country (6,000...

I've a 2012 F650. Rode it cross-country (6,000 miles) fully loaded with Jesse bags, top case, passenger, etc. I've had NO shaking problems at 70mph+, on gravel, dirt, in rain, etc.

Suggest you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By RheinGold
Once the rear tire is flattened and becomes...

Once the rear tire is flattened and becomes squared off handling becomes funky,veven if there's plenty of rubber left on the thread.

Sounds like you need new tires. But also make sure the tire...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,318
Posted By RheinGold
Southern Manitoba. ...

Southern Manitoba.

http://rhein-gold.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVrider-Gallery/24778084_W9rsBd#!i=2027694112&k=j6qnpVR
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,888
Posted By RheinGold
I installed the Jesse skid plate, center stand...

I installed the Jesse skid plate, center stand plate and his engine/crash bars on my F650GS twin Special Edition. Great products, good price and the fit perfectly. Excellent coverage and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By RheinGold
What brand is the guard?

What brand is the guard?
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,193
Posted By RheinGold
Wow. A great adventure for Nikolai! It's...

Wow.
A great adventure for Nikolai!
It's a trip with his dad he'll always remember.
Where are you going next?

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By RheinGold
More suggestions: -Rain gear. -Traditional...

More suggestions:
-Rain gear.
-Traditional paper maps.
-Lots of quarters and small denomination US money for the frequent toll crossings in the Northeast.
-Flashlight
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,493
Posted By RheinGold
"...One of my best friends works at the BMW...

"...One of my best friends works at the BMW dealership here and suggested I wait until about 18k miles before switching to synthetic because even though the engines are past the initial break-in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,716
Posted By RheinGold
Having owned both, I can tell you there are many...

Having owned both, I can tell you there are many differences to consider in addition to the obvious engine size/power boost of the new F650GS twin. The name/model designation of the new twin is very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,768
Posted By RheinGold
Hudson, I've an F650GS twin with a top...

Hudson,

I've an F650GS twin with a top case. Have had many bikes with and without top cases. I usually don't ride with it when I'm planning on off-road journey's. Becomes top heavy. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,417
Posted By RheinGold
Great work! BMW Motorrad could use your...

Great work! BMW Motorrad could use your engineering skills.

BTW- what skid plate did you have, and did you need to change it?
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By RheinGold
Thanks for the info. The location of the pipes...

Thanks for the info. The location of the pipes makes it look like it's prone to heat one's leg, especially in traffic and for the passenger.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By RheinGold
Scrambler heat and servicing

Been interested n a Triumph Scrambler for a while and have a few questions for the Forum.

1. Any reliability issues on the newer (2008>) models?
2. How about engine heat, the pipes run under your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,118
Posted By RheinGold
Have a GREAT trip and keep us posted- your...

Have a GREAT trip and keep us posted- your adventure rider is what dreams and memories are made of!

Ted:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,287
Posted By RheinGold
Eek Lucky Explorer Rally - 2006

Great ride, outstanding photos!

What kind of camera do you use?

p.s. Did you get lucky?
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By RheinGold
DL650 Visibility Question: Using the turn signals as markers

Will the two low-watt amber lights will make a greater impact than your two large 55W headlamps on the Strom?

Switch one of the headlight bulbs to an amber-colored H-4 bulb.

Or, you ride with...
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