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Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Tire Wear

I've had my G650GS for five weeks (1,800 miles) and the rear tire appears to be wearing very fast. How many miles of street usage should be expected from the OEM Tourance tires?
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Sertao is Discontinued...:cry The G650GS...

Sertao is Discontinued...:cry

The G650GS will probably be replaced by the new models that BMW is joint venturing with and being built in India, scheduled for release in 2016
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,838
Posted By Dave92029
Recent purchases

I purchased a Vespa GTS 300ie S in dragon red, on July 25, 2013 it now has 5500 Smiles on her.

I also just purchased a 2014 BMW G650GS. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
Big thank you, I did not realize that.

Big thank you, I did not realize that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
Yup! I wear ear plugs all the time, which makes...

Yup! I wear ear plugs all the time, which makes most bikes exhausts sound better, but I'm having a hard time warming up to the sound of the G650GS.

I've only had this bike for about 3 weeks and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
Exhaust noise - Chatter

When I first start out, and accelerate hard, the exhaust makes a loud chatter. After the bike warms up, I don't notice the noise as much.

I don't want to replace the OEM exhaust, but remember...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,143
Posted By Dave92029
Very nice photos

Your photos are very nice. I also own a dragon red 300ie S GTS
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
New 2014 MPG

I've had my 2014 G650GS for about three weeks and 800 sMiles. I also have the 8" Jesse bags, and a Givi wind screen.

My average MPG on crappy California gas is 60.7 mpg with a high of 63.8 and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
SoCaliDave Thank you for the generous offer. ...

SoCaliDave Thank you for the generous offer.

I used to work in West LA, and lived on Montana Ave. There is some wonderful riding in the Santa Monica Mtns. etc. The WLA area just got too crowded...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
This is a forum with folks from all over the...

This is a forum with folks from all over the world. The speed limits vary greatly by geographic area.

There are sections of the California freeway where doing 80mph is too slow.

Generally, in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
The ADVenture Rider "Ride Reports" section has...

The ADVenture Rider "Ride Reports" section has many wonderful stories about folks who are actually traveling around the word by bike. Generally, the type of bike that they select are light weight and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
I also weigh 250 pounds, and I sometimes ride a...

I also weigh 250 pounds, and I sometimes ride a 278cc Vespa GTS, which has no problem propelling me down the freeway at the 75 mph speed limit, or delivering 70mpg, depending on the circumstances.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Jim Well said! Riding a motorcycle is all...

Jim

Well said! Riding a motorcycle is all about putting a big smile on both the inside and on your face. It certainly shouldn't be about who gets the best MPG.

Looks like the G650GS is becoming...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:03 PM
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Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
$8,218 otd

$8,218 otd
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Actually the Total Suggested Retail for my G650GS...

Actually the Total Suggested Retail for my G650GS was $8,645

Bike 7850
Heated Grips 250
Accessory Socket 50
Destination Chg. 495.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 12:18 PM
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Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
The price I mentioned is before Tax & Lic....

The price I mentioned is before Tax & Lic. because that varies greatly by where you live.

This is the 15th new BMW that I have purchased, and I used to ride many, many miles, so all the local...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Karmatourer you have provided misleading and bad...

Karmatourer you have provided misleading and bad information since I've visited this site. I have learned that you Used to own a G650GS that you would ride an average of approximately 110 miles a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
I just purchased a New 2014

I just purchased a New 2014 with 2 miles on her for us $7,381.

Good luck to you guys and the prices you are asking for the used G650GS.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
Approximately what was the difference between GPS...

Approximately what was the difference between GPS Speed and indicated speed?

My experience on most of my past BMW's has been 6-8% higher than GPS speed, but I took a ride on my 2014 G650GS...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,016
Posted By Dave92029
Wonderful Report

I was unaware of the beauty of Iceland. The short videos are excellent.

Thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
GIVI top case

The GIVI Monokey is more robust (stronger) than the Monolock system, but I primarily use my top case to secure my helmet when I park the bike, so I don't feel as if I will need the strength of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dave92029
I pledged

I went to Walmart and got some Pledge. The pledge also is very good for clean some wood picture frames, and table tops, etc.

The pledge helped to clean up the Jesse bags and mounts fairly easily....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
AHH Ha! I guess everyone was correct. ...

AHH Ha!

I guess everyone was correct.

Some were talking about a pre-2011 redesign and some were talking about a post 2011 redesign. The tank size mystery is solved ...finally! :norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Farkles - after one week

I've had my G650GS for one week and I added a Givi windscreen (16") and some Jesse bags. I really like the Jesse bags, and it seemed easier to dial in the rear shock after mounting the bags.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
All the current advertising clearly states Usable...

All the current advertising clearly states Usable Capacity as 3.7 gallons US. BMW no longer advertises the total tank capacity, even though some are able to access more than the advertised usable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Good question! Some of the answers I have...

Good question! Some of the answers I have received when I asked this same question are:

a. Some fuel pumps are inside the tank, or occupy a portion of the tank.
b. All gas contains "stuff" that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Good Morning Jim! Yes, you have some money...

Good Morning Jim!

Yes, you have some money invested in that G650.

If you part out your G650 let me know what you want for that Ohlins Shock. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Sorry mate but Both links I posted show US...

Sorry mate but Both links I posted show US specifications and Fuelly is also in US Units (see upper left side for index).

Perhaps these sites automaticly adjust to the units where the viewer is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Yes, that's true But 14L is still 3.69841 US...

Yes, that's true But 14L is still 3.69841 US Gallons rounded up to 3.7 gallons. I referred to a US BMW site.

My 2014 G650 also hits reserve when I consume 2.7 us Gallons thus I ASSsumed that there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Here is a link to the BMW web site and the...

Here is a link to the BMW web site and the specifications for the 2014 G650GS which is what I was referring to. Please glance at the useable tank capacity.
I'm glad that the earlier models had more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,611
Posted By Dave92029
Average Highway cruising range? A lot has to do...

Average Highway cruising range? A lot has to do with how fast you ride on the highway. In Southern California hwy cruising is generally 65-75mph and most BMW's indicate a faster speed than you are...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dave92029
do you have an approx. cost for this service?

do you have an approx. cost for this service?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,943
Posted By Dave92029
G650gs is fun

Last week I purchased a 2014 G650GS. My local dealer made me an awesome deal, which I could not refuse.

I had a F650(800cc).

I have taken the G on some dirt trails and been very pleased with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,863
Posted By Dave92029
Example

Last year I noticed a Cycletrader ad from a dealer 85 miles north of me for a Vespa scooter I was looking to buy. The discount plus the installed accessories amounted to about $1,200. I call the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,863
Posted By Dave92029
Maintain Credit Rating

I finance 100% on my car and M/C in order to maintain my Fico score (800+). I have no other debt.

If you don't make payments on something, then when you need credit you can't get it.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,863
Posted By Dave92029
I love my Credit Union.

The Credit Union gave me 110% financing (MSRP + Tax & Licensing) for 66 months (5.5 yrs) @ 3.99%:deal

Seemed like a good deal to me. If I change my mind I can pay it off, but I expect interest...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 267,589
Posted By Dave92029
Test rode a Street 500

The local HD dealer only had a Street 500 to test ride, I wanted to ride the 750.

First impression is how small and low the bike is. The seating position is actually Ok a little too low for my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,692
Posted By Dave92029
Just turned 67

Just "celebrated" my 67 birthday. One week latter purchased a new 2014 BMW G650GS. The Givi windscreen should arrive today and the Jesse bags arrive tomorrow.

I still enjoy adding accessories to...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dave92029
Buffing used Jesse Bags

My Jesse bags were acquired second hand, and are powder coated black. They would look better if they were buffed / cleaned up.

Any suggestions on what to use to buff the powder coated bags, and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,882
Views: 1,050,523
Posted By Dave92029
Gundy your "logic" is flawless, but it ain't...

Gundy your "logic" is flawless, but it ain't going to happen IMHO.

Look what BMW did on the car side. They added the "1" series at the same price point as the "3" series before the new model.
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