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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Best tires for 5 days of Arkansas Ozark mountains twisties?

My son, Zach, will be riding my 2013 G650GS which has Conti TKC80's on it right now. We will be riding long, hard and fast.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3kKbO5V-w-0.kTOh737rcITE
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Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 04:09 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
It takes approx. 600 miles to "break-in" a new...

It takes approx. 600 miles to "break-in" a new RDL. If you know who the seat was built for, ask them if you can send it to Russell under their name. Hopefully, that person will have the RDL order...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:54 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
I have RDL on my K1600GT and on my G650GS and...

I have RDL on my K1600GT and on my G650GS and before that on my R1150RT.

The seat on the K75 is a Bill Mayer and it is not even close to as comfortable as any of my RDL's.

Jim Puckett
Midland...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
The MTF group is converging on Great Falls MT on...

The MTF group is converging on Great Falls MT on May 18.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
This is a Motorcycle Tourer's Forum (MTF) trip...

This is a Motorcycle Tourer's Forum (MTF) trip called Destination Hyder and there are 55 riders + 10 passengers. We do not ride as a group, but meet at each night's hotel and normally eat supper...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 02:37 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
I just ordered both Renthal handlebar and Rox...

I just ordered both Renthal handlebar and Rox handlebar risers.

With my purposely built Russell Day-Long saddle moving me back 3" and up 1", the above combo will make my upcoming 6000 mile trip...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Sight, Can you send me a clear, high...

Sight,

Can you send me a clear, high resolution, reasonably close-up photo showing the Rox risers and Renthal handle bar at the mounting points. If you can, please don't make the close-up view so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 01:02 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
What measurements? ...

What measurements?

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-FdV8BQK/0/L/Renthal%20Handlebar-L.png

In addition, I am putting my Bill McAvan 5.7 gallon aux. fuel cell on my G650GS in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 01:13 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS...

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-wpchwHN/0/X2/P1110353-X2.jpg

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-CrhDVtG/0/XL/Centech%20AP-2%20a-XL.jpg

Jim Puckett...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:46 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
No problem, my son did an IBA SS1K (Saddle Sore...

No problem, my son did an IBA SS1K (Saddle Sore 1000) in under 24 hours in the Big Sky Montana - Into The Unknown competitive long distance motorcycle rally in August 2013.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 04:26 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Too heavy for any serious off-road, but great for...

Too heavy for any serious off-road, but great for dirt/gravel roads suitable for a new Jeep 4x4 Rubicon. Husqvarna FE350 S would be a great choice.

Jim Puckett
Midland MI
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
No, if I'm really riding anything rough or in...

No, if I'm really riding anything rough or in sand, I strip my G650GS bare.

I sent the following note to the President of the Great Lakes Dual Sporters. His reply to me follows.

I took my BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:59 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Clearwater Darla's ...

Clearwater Darla's

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-93SZCjN/0/XL/P4140426-XL.jpg

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-jd4mrn2/0/XL/P4140422-XL.jpg

Jim...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 03:28 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
If I sell my 2013 "loaded" BMW G650 GS, I am...

If I sell my 2013 "loaded" BMW G650 GS, I am using the proceeds to make a nice down payment on a 2015 R1200RT for my 19 y/o son, Zach, who is attending Aviation Rescue Swimmer school at NAS...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 03:19 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Grass Roots BMW installed my Madstad. I agree...

Grass Roots BMW installed my Madstad. I agree that they may have installed it incorrectly, but I will need some detailed close-up photos as well as a couple of photos taken from a position back a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Pay no attention to "karmatourer". He is a much...

Pay no attention to "karmatourer". He is a much better keyboard jockey with almost 2300 posts than a motorcycle rider. Quote "... High MPG makes my grin that much wider."

I've heard lots of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-01-2014, 10:13 AM
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Views: 152,890
Posted By jc_puckett
zumo 590LM routing issue

Partial correspondence between me and product.support@garmin.com. And there is a whole lot of 2-way correspondence between me and Garmin.

My replacement zumo 590 S/N 3EU002118 also tried to send...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:15 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
The G650GS belongs to me, but was bought for my...

The G650GS belongs to me, but was bought for my son, Zach, to ride with me, mostly in competitive LD rallies. I ride my K1600GT in rallys. I keep the G650GS here in Michigan because Zach is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:29 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
As already mentioned twice before, my son weighs...

As already mentioned twice before, my son weighs 155 pounds and gets exactly the same mpg as I do in rally mode. I'm sure my aerodynamic pear shape compensates for the 100 pound delta.

You are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
PE in both Civil and Chemical Engineering in 11...

PE in both Civil and Chemical Engineering in 11 States + Ontario. 130 miles divided by 3.2 US gallons. And my 155 pound son gets the same. In the How The West Was Won 32-hour rally on my K1600GT,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 03:52 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
You might loose. 1968-1971 motocross on...

You might loose. 1968-1971 motocross on Southeast regional level. 1972-1974 Maico factory ride. Serious Iron Butt competitive LD rallyist.

Proposed competition from N37 19.624 W119 01.048 (1st...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
We got thru Mountain View pretty quick ... I was...

We got thru Mountain View pretty quick ... I was riding with a very fast group called the Raiders. Typical "Raider" fast tour group a few years ago doing all of Utah's famous motorcycling roads. My...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
My 2013 G650GS got less than 40 mpg on the...

My 2013 G650GS got less than 40 mpg on the Arkansas Ozark mountain roads loop I did a couple of months ago shown below:
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Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
I'm using Table 17, Setting 3 ...

I'm using Table 17, Setting 3

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-LKgPDkf/0/O/pro-oiler%20tables.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Conti TKC80

Conti TKC80
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 01:54 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
I weigh 265 pounds and ride like the wind. My...

I weigh 265 pounds and ride like the wind. My 2013 G650GS passes slower traffic in the Rocky Mountains very well. It will go 100 mph true GPS speed and accelerates pretty well from 65 to 90 mph...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 02:53 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
So, does anybody know what is different about the...

So, does anybody know what is different about the 2014 G650GS vs the 2013 model that would account for a significant vibration difference?

Jim Puckett
Midland MI
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 04:44 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Pro-Oiler install: ...

Pro-Oiler install:

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-TvBN3n7/0/XL/P4140416-XL.jpg

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-8hd89C3/0/XL/P4140417-XL.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Don't waste your money. The one on my Vespa GTS...

Don't waste your money. The one on my Vespa GTS 250ie in the photo below is my second AirHawk. I bought the first on for my Victory Vision Tour and used it occasionally on my G650GS on one long...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:27 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
You can always improve the suspension this way: ...

You can always improve the suspension this way:

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-7NkTN76/0/X3/Ohlins%20Order_Page_1-X3.jpg

Jim Puckett
Midland MI
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:50 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
My ignorance is showing, but what is wrong with...

My ignorance is showing, but what is wrong with the front forks?

Jim Puckett
Midland MI
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
my stable... ...

my stable...

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-Rsx2tXh/0/X2/DSC_0445-X2.jpg

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-qpxpXtW/0/X2/DSC_0446-X2.jpg

Jim Puckett...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 03:19 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Madstad - 18" (450mm) Clear Sport CR acrylic...

Madstad - 18" (450mm) Clear Sport CR acrylic windshield w/ RoboBrackets

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.10354/.f
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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:18 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Clearwater Darla LED's w/ Clearwater mounting...

Clearwater Darla LED's w/ Clearwater mounting brackets. 2,000 plus lumens each.

http://clearwaterlights.com/infopg_darla.html
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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By jc_puckett
Russell seat is 2" taller than stock standard...

Russell seat is 2" taller than stock standard height and seating position is moved 4" aft.

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-7LBK22g/0/XL/P4140420-XL.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
2013 G650 GS - Completely Dead Battery

Battery Tender red light is flashing constantly and it is hooked up correctly.

What is the best no maintenance replacement battery. AMG, gel, Odyssey, or lithium?

Jim Puckett
at our home in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
That's the Pro Oiler volume of each squirt...

That's the Pro Oiler volume of each squirt controller. Mine is GPS paced.

http://pro-oiler.nl/

http://puckett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G650-GS/i-BzpbQT7/0/XL/P4200441-XL.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 04:31 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
I wired the Zumo 660 thru a Centech AP-2 fuse...

I wired the Zumo 660 thru a Centech AP-2 fuse panel in the switched power position so that my GPS turns on and off with the ignition key.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 02:45 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Yes, it is a Russell. I had them make it 4" back...

Yes, it is a Russell. I had them make it 4" back and 2" higher than stock. Now the riding triangle is more comfortable than my K1600GT, also with a Russell. When I need to be close to the fake...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 03:05 AM
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Views: 610,499
Posted By jc_puckett
Alt-Rider rack ......

Alt-Rider rack ... http://www.altrider.com/altrider-luggage-rack-for-the-bmw-g-650-gs/pid/1207/cid/1

Jim Puckett
Midland MI
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