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Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 514,488
Posted By cantrell
Skyline Drive

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By cantrell
The class was very good. I didn't use my own bike...

The class was very good. I didn't use my own bike because the performance center is 500 miles from my house, so I drove it. And because I was going to ride one of their GS Adventures, but changed my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By cantrell
About 1,000 miles at this point. I feel like the...

About 1,000 miles at this point. I feel like the problem has gone on for longer than one tank of gas, but maybe not. I'll try a different station and see if that makes a difference.

Thanks,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By cantrell
2013 R1200GS running rough -- fuel quality?

Hi all. Been awhile since I've posted, but it's good to be back.

My new 2013 R1200GS is running kind of rough and the engine is making some popping sounds, especially when shifting between first...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By cantrell
I want something I can use with the onboard...

I want something I can use with the onboard socket. From what I've read, it's safest and easiest to go with the BMW charger. Is that not correct?

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By cantrell
Where to buy a BMW battery charger

I need a charger for my F650GS pretty much yesterday, and I haven't been able to find one online. The part number, according to my manual, is 71 60 7 688 864. Can anyone suggest someplace to purchase...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,056
Posted By cantrell
Are the BMW's cylinders vulnerable?

I've been loving my F650GS (twin) so much that I'm thinking of getting another BMW -- this time something bigger like the R1200R. (I realize R1200R probably belongs in Road Warriors, but this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By cantrell
F650GS (twin) running rough in neutral

I've managed to make myself feel much better about selling my DL650 by buying a used F650GS twin. I'm incredible impressed with the bike and love almost everything about it. But I have noticed that...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,483
Posted By cantrell
Favorite water-proof backpack?

Anyone got a favorite water-proof backpack they can recommend? I'm almost certainly going to order some Caribou cases for my F650GS, but it would be nice to just throw on a pack sometimes, even in...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By cantrell
FYI, there are top-loading Caribou cases now: ...

FYI, there are top-loading Caribou cases now:

http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Catalog&mode=d&id=021

These are what I'm currently leaning toward.

Christian
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By cantrell
Which do you prefer: Caribou or BMW luggage?

I've used Caribou luggage on my last two bikes (KLR and Wee). I just brought home my F650GS today, and it's time to start thinking about cases. Which do you prefer? The Caribou luggage system...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By cantrell
I hate to see these bikes constantly get bigger...

I hate to see these bikes constantly get bigger and more expensive. 800 is such a good size. And I can't imagine what Honda is going to ask for the 1200. Sounds like a great bike, but out of my...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,278
Posted By cantrell
2009 V-Strom Changes

Anyone know how the 2009 V-Strom DL650 differs from the '07 or the '08, if at all? And while I'm at it, any rumors around the 2010? Just got back from the dealership, and they didn't have much...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By cantrell
Is 2009 the last year for the VFR800?

I know there's a VFR1200 coming out in 2010 which leads me to believe that '09 will the last year for the VFR800. Anyone have any info on this?

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By cantrell
Thanks for the feedback, all. I intend to put...

Thanks for the feedback, all. I intend to put some money down tomorrow to reserve a bike and pick it up Friday, weather permitting. As usual, I appreciate the collective insight.

Christian
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By cantrell
Well, technically I'm going from a 650 to 800...

Well, technically I'm going from a 650 to 800 (I'm looking at the twin), but honestly, I do regret selling the Wee. But I did, and I refuse to buy the same bike I just sold. So I'll try the F650GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By cantrell
That's why I'm asking. Just to be clear, I'm not...

That's why I'm asking. Just to be clear, I'm not trolling, nor am I accusing European bikes of being inferior to Japanese bikes. I'm on the cusp of buying of new BMW, so I'm just trying to verify...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,137
Posted By cantrell
Who's ridden the Honda NT700V?

Just sold my DL650 and I'm looking for a replacement. I'm leaning toward a BMW F650GS, but strange as it may sound, I'm also considering the NT700V. I basically want a comfortable commuter which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By cantrell
Is my BMW going to leak oil?

I'm very close to buying a new 2010 F650GS to replace the DL650 I sold last month, and I just have to ask: will my BWM leak oil?

I really don't know much about European bikes which is why I ask. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,990
Posted By cantrell
I used to ride my KLR between San Francisco and...

I used to ride my KLR between San Francisco and San Jose -- only about two hours of riding round trip. At the end of the day, the buzz of the single cylinder had me more tired than I thought I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By cantrell
I should have mentioned that I'm talking about...

I should have mentioned that I'm talking about the F650GS twin, or possibly the F800GS. And I should also mention that I'm looking for a bike with ABS which is why my options are limited, and I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By cantrell
F650GS vs. Tiger

I've gotten some great feedback on the F650GS, and I've been out to my nearest dealership to have a look. Very close to the perfect bike for me and probably on the top of my list.

But I would be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,113
Posted By cantrell
F650GS as a street bike

I just sold my DL650 (a questionable move) and I'm looking for a replacement. I want something slightly bigger with ABS and a comfortable riding position which has led me to the F650GS (twin).

My...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,361
Posted By cantrell
Any idea if these issues have been fixed in later...

Any idea if these issues have been fixed in later models? Sounds like a nightmare.

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,361
Posted By cantrell
How has your F800ST held up?

I recently sold my DL650 with the intention of purchasing a Versys, however I'm now determined to buy something with ABS again (which dramatically limits my options). I really like the features on...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,580
Posted By cantrell
Actually, I was considering the SV ABS, but it...

Actually, I was considering the SV ABS, but it looks like it's been discontinued. Aren't the SVs being replaced by the Gladius? My local dealership doesn't have any SVs, and I have not seen a...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,580
Posted By cantrell
I loved mine

I didn't know how much I liked my Wee until I sold it. Now I want it back. I was considering something smaller and slightly sportier. The problem is that I've talked myself back into getting...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,002
Posted By cantrell
2010 Versys

Anyone have any insight into the 2010 Versys? Speculation, perhaps? I'm very close to buying an '09 and just wondering if there's a compelling reason to wait.

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By cantrell
I'm happy with the Wee. Just looking for...

I'm happy with the Wee. Just looking for something a little different -- just a change of pace.

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By cantrell
Two Versys Questions

Hi, all. I'm considering either replacing or augmenting my DL650 with a Versys, and I have two questions for you:

1. Anyone who is 6' tall (or taller) with long legs have experience riding a...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By cantrell
Miles vs. Months

I have almost exactly 3,000 miles on my DL650, but it's been over a year since I had it serviced last (600 miles). It may take me a few more months to get the next 1,000 miles (I work from home). ...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By cantrell
Thanks for the advice. One more question: ...

Thanks for the advice. One more question:

Is it ok to mix, as long as both are dot 4? I have no idea what's already in there.

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By cantrell
Brake Fluid for DL650

My DL650 is low on front brake fluid. Can anyone recommend any specific brand? Will any dot 4 do the trick?

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By cantrell
Wait, so you have a one piece suit, or do you...

Wait, so you have a one piece suit, or do you have a large jacket and pants?

Thanks,
Christian
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By cantrell
Awesome! Thanks much! Christian

Awesome! Thanks much!

Christian
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By cantrell
Ok, how about the Triumph Chevron? Christian

Ok, how about the Triumph Chevron?

Christian
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By cantrell
FirstGear Rainman sizing question

I'd like to get a FirstGear Rainman rain suit, but the sizes are conspiring against me. I'm 6' tall with a 33" waist and a 34" inseam. There is basically no clothing in the world designed to fit...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By cantrell
Thanks, all. Good tips. I was actually...

Thanks, all. Good tips.

I was actually looking at the Oxtar Matrix boots, but I have narrow feet which is part of the reason I'm having trouble finding boots that fit right.

I've been wearing...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By cantrell
Any luck with hiking boots?

I'm having a hard time finding boots that fit me well, and meet all my needs. I'm considering getting a pair of high-end hiking boots, instead. Anyone have good or bad experiences with water-proof...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,878
Posted By cantrell
This is just about the only bike out there that...

This is just about the only bike out there that could convince me to sell my DL650. I really need to take on for a ride and see how bad that vibration really is.

Christian
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