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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,354
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Posted By Gundy
I've seen spoked versions of the regular GS at...

I've seen spoked versions of the regular GS at dealers....I doubt it gives up much to the taller Sertao if equipped with knobbies. If you are in rougher stuff where it matters that much on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Don't you guys just use the powerlet socket for...

Don't you guys just use the powerlet socket for charging and power source?


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Gundy
There is a 2013 currently listed in the flea...

There is a 2013 currently listed in the flea market in Rhode Island...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By Gundy
I'll just echo what some others have said...

I'll just echo what some others have said already.....the S10 is really well engineered, and hides its 600lbs well, but some scenarios just won't let you get away from physics. It truly is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gundy
Sounds like you want more of a hooligan bike,...

Sounds like you want more of a hooligan bike, none of which are fuel sippers. Check out the FZ-09 or the new FZ-07. All the power you could want in a short wheelbase, light bike.


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Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,924
Posted By Gundy
Maybe my wife is an outlier, but for sub-60 mph...

Maybe my wife is an outlier, but for sub-60 mph riding, she is nearly as comfy on my G650Gs Sertao as she was on the S10. The German bikes have the best legroom for passengers. We both loved the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I also had this issue and it was when I ran...

I also had this issue and it was when I ran higher octane. Same scenarios you mention. It began happening during my second tank of running 93, pulling away from stop lights when fully warm. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,642
Posted By Gundy
Has anyone mentioned the whole small cc...

Has anyone mentioned the whole small cc reciprocating mass thing? Even if a WR450r weighed the same as the 250, it still would turn slower. Harder to hide the weight. I think we should really...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
For what it's worth, 3300 miles on mine, running...

For what it's worth, 3300 miles on mine, running a 15t JT/ stock 47 from new. Always run at the looser end of the range, if not looser. Minimal signs of wear. Just switched to the 16 stock up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Thanks both of you. I sense an impulse purchase...

Thanks both of you. I sense an impulse purchase coming....
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By Gundy
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/motorcycle-abs-...

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/motorcycle-abs-why-you-want-to-ride-with-it

I would add good, balanced suspension, newer tires, and appropriate tire pressure are contributors too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I only see ricor products listed for the...

I only see ricor products listed for the Dakar...I'm assuming I can use those?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Finally was able to check the shop DVD....40 nm...

Finally was able to check the shop DVD....40 nm and 243. I used blue...hopefully that is ok


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Thanks - overshot a little and went with 50. ...

Thanks - overshot a little and went with 50. Should be fine.


I switched to the stock 16/47 gearing for the first time since owning this bike and have to say its way more tolerable than 15/47...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
While my slow ancient laptop starts up, anyone...

While my slow ancient laptop starts up, anyone know the proper torque for the countershaft sprocket?


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Thanks. I have thought about those as well. I...

Thanks. I have thought about those as well. I think my first order of business will be finding the correct straight rate springs, then add intimidators. I used progressive springs for 1000 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Race-tech gold valves...

Anyone installed them? I don't have the courage for a full YZ swap


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

On the oil changes, I think the removal of the reservoir is unecessary. Just leaning it over on the side stand seems adequate and then you can lean a bit further with the stand up. Leaving it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 44,553
Posted By Gundy
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki & Kawasaki - Listen Up, Please...

I think a small ADV twin would sell better....to realistically get the smooth 70 mph cruise with staying power everyone desires I think you need to go multi-cylinder.

21/17- or 18 wheels
400ish...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Bottom of the seat spacer? Sent from my...

Bottom of the seat spacer?


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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,427
Posted By Gundy
In practical terms, the DRZ was all I needed. ...

In practical terms, the DRZ was all I needed. The WR was a little more modern and the 6-speed was nice, but not worth the switching cost looking back on it, and cost a whole lot more to uncork and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I have a 2012 and it looks different.

I have a 2012 and it looks different.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 09:34 AM
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Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I too have noticed it smoothing as the miles...

I too have noticed it smoothing as the miles increase. The bottom end power seem to have gotten better, or I'm just learning to use the torque better.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I had noticed there were no LV pipes for sale. ...

I had noticed there were no LV pipes for sale. You can still find an Arrow. I'm torn. I like sneaking around but would like more growl too


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Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Gundy
Rotella 15w40 if the bike can take non-synthetic....

Rotella 15w40 if the bike can take non-synthetic. Common wisdom says to use this for 6000 plus miles to break the engine in before moving to synthetic, if you ever decide to.

Rotella t6 5w40...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Anyone tried Race-tech gold valves and springs...

Anyone tried Race-tech gold valves and springs for a fork upgrade?


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Gundy
Maine riding question

Thanks!

Don't worry about me...I'm a slowpoke with a quiet bike. I know all too well what it's like to lose trails because of a few knuckleheads, and how to tip-toe around politically active...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Gundy
Thanks for the head up on that. How does...

Thanks for the head up on that.

How does one obtain an ATV sticker? I'll be up that way in early July. Where I will be staying is about an hour from Ellsworth. What is the speed limit on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By Gundy
What octane is she running? I tried running 93...

What octane is she running? I tried running 93 for two tanks and it gave the bike low rpm hiccups although nothing as serious as you are describing.

I have been running 87 &89 with no issues.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Just guessing here, but maybe the warmer temps...

Just guessing here, but maybe the warmer temps thinned out the oil and maybe there is less stiction? I notice a difference in performance from cold to warm days. Or the air that is in there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,075
Posted By Gundy
Yeah scratching my head here....if this is true...

Yeah scratching my head here....if this is true you have put all iron butt riders to shame.

I'll stop whining about 2-up on my 650....
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Yeah this is my 8th bike and it is by far the most absurd oil change process. Fortunately ( or unfortunately). I only need to change it 1-2 times a year. The air filter is not the most accessible...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Gundy
Yamaha XT225 highway cruising

I must live on a different planet than you guys . Same height and weight as the OP and I found the WR250r to be dubious at a true gps 65. Hills and head wind were issues. It was modded so it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,435
Posted By Gundy
I try to stay in the left tire track as much as...

I try to stay in the left tire track as much as possible because of debris nails etc. I figure other peoples tires will have picked up most of the nasty stuff. As far as turns, I try to use...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I flushed my coolant earlier this season with the...

I flushed my coolant earlier this season with the Prestone 50/50 after researching it. I have had no cooling issues. And, it's cheap and can be used to top off my cars. Some people prefer getting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
Prestone 50/50 pre mixed. Has (or lacks) all...

Prestone 50/50 pre mixed. Has (or lacks) all the things that BMW specs.


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Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,786
Posted By Gundy
As others have said, yes, it reduces the chances,...

As others have said, yes, it reduces the chances, BUT 15 mph may sound slow but in terms of what your body can handle its fast. Falling at 15 on a bicycle with no gear is plenty fast to cause all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
I run the Denalis, I bit deeper, but I think they...

I run the Denalis, I bit deeper, but I think they are 7.5". Very low profile...I don't notice any extra aero drag with them.


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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 825,642
Posted By Gundy
If I am far from home, I carry: Front tube ...

If I am far from home, I carry:

Front tube
Rear tube
Patch kit
Stem snake
Valve stem remover
3 tire irons
Several large zip ties
Bead buddy
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Gundy
I am on my 2nd 650 thumper after having...

I am on my 2nd 650 thumper after having everything above and below. Pretty hard to beat as a simpler, one bike solution. Below 60mph they all work well, even the 250s. A Beamer or KLR gets you...
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