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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:45 AM
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Posted By guavadude
I'd be careful relying on that fuel range. It can...

I'd be careful relying on that fuel range. It can change quite a bit depending on your throttle hand. I gas up at 180 and have pushed it to 220 but I'm not a fan of walking.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
There are some flimsy plastic tabs that hold the...

There are some flimsy plastic tabs that hold the center section to the side panels. Don't break these. I always use a little blue loctitie on every bolt I put back on the bike.
If you want switched...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 06:14 AM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I agree, don't be trying to plug shit in and ride...

I agree, don't be trying to plug shit in and ride at the same time. Just using other devices is dangerous enough.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The G650 GS Thread

I'm really liking the DuPont Teflon chain lubes. You can get them at most hardware stores for $5 a can. Great performance too. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I lube the chain every other tank full. More when...

I lube the chain every other tank full. More when it needs it, less when it doesn't.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Less than $10. Get a waterproof 12v outlet from a...

Less than $10. Get a waterproof 12v outlet from a Marine parts or boat store, one with a cap, and wire it to the courtesy light for switched power.
At some point it's easier to get a Fuze Block so...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-10-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12,096
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Posted By guavadude
I've been really happy with my Screen Patronus...

I've been really happy with my Screen Patronus protector. It's very thin, and cuts the glare down. I used my first Montana without a protector and it got really scratched up in the corners from dust.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 05:12 AM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I have two dash bulbs out so now only one for...

I have two dash bulbs out so now only one for each speedometer and tach.
I've changed bulbs before and it's a pain in the ass but when one more dies I'm going to convert to LEDs.

I'll have to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Seat Concepts is also a good option for a taller...

Seat Concepts is also a good option for a taller seat cover with a flatter profile for not too much money.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The G650 GS Thread

You're the only person I've seen mention this so I don't think you're going to find much info. If your bike isn't too long out of warranty you could try asking them to cover it or waive the labor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By guavadude
Leaking from where? I'd inspect it and would...

Leaking from where? I'd inspect it and would replace the drain plug and crush washer of the oil tank and keep my fingers crossed.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:04 AM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Epic journey! Great pics Jim. Thx again for the...

Epic journey! Great pics Jim. Thx again for the shock, it worked perfectly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 04:59 PM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The wires that go to that bulb are a great place...

The wires that go to that bulb are a great place to tie in a volt meter since that bulb receives key switched power.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17,394
Views: 2,227,247
Posted By guavadude
Thx gravel seeker for the filter info. What fork...

Thx gravel seeker for the filter info. What fork gators are those on your bike? Nice bike and yes, nice dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:36 PM
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Posted By guavadude
Do you mount this under the seat like the...

Do you mount this under the seat like the previous pics? Any install tips...do you wait until the tank is empty or do anything to clamp off the fuel lines when installing? Thx
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I picked up a waterproof 12volt outlet at the...

I picked up a waterproof 12volt outlet at the boat store. I use it with a cig to usb adapter to power my iPod which is mounted and my iphone in my tank bag.

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 03:51 PM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The battery stores are able to put a load on it...

The battery stores are able to put a load on it and can tell if the battery has lost the ability to be fully charged.
Often the bike will start up but will gradually lose power when the battery...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 03:41 PM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
As I mentioned earlier, you should take the...

As I mentioned earlier, you should take the battery out and have it tested at a battery store. While you have it out, put in the new battery and see if the issue goes away. Or take it to the dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I originally had the neoprene seal savers that...

I originally had the neoprene seal savers that used the wire ties. I could never get them to stay in place. I wrestled with them for 30k miles, and they must have helped because that's how long my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Honestly, for as little as you ride, adding a...

Honestly, for as little as you ride, adding a meter in the dash is overkill. Wiring is easy, but drilling a big hole in your dash takes commitment!
Have you bought a volt meter yet? Do that and keep...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
You can't tighten those clips. At the factory,...

You can't tighten those clips. At the factory, they must install the light into the housing before they put it on the bike. I could barely get the clips off with a dremel tool. They won't come off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:57 PM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Tail light mod

For the license plate bracket, I used some small flat brackets that I could move in or out to fit the LPB holes.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/17840728646" title="IMG_7017 by...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:39 PM
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Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
I wanted to keep the TL housing since the rubber...

I wanted to keep the TL housing since the rubber helps cushion the TL and because it finishes out the look of the rear of the bike.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/17680322338"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Tail light mod

The tail light / license plate assembly is poorly designed and will break off if you ride off road. Here's where mine broke:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/17865208232"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Volt meter installed

Here's a pic of the voltmeter installed in the dash.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/17867342335" title="Volt meter by KAMusic1, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The numbered adjustment at the clutch lever only...

The numbered adjustment at the clutch lever only changes the clutch lever position to be easier to reach. On the cable, at the lever, you can unscrew the adjustment lockdown and adjust the cable...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Plugging it in on the weekends should be fine but...

Plugging it in on the weekends should be fine but use your new meter to keep tabs on it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Take it back to where you bought it and they...

Take it back to where you bought it and they might warranty it. On the next one, just use the tender all the time. It was that two months of not using the tender that killed it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
You're overthinking the volt meter. Go to any...

You're overthinking the volt meter. Go to any hardware store and just buy the smallest digital one. Set it for DC volts and start touching it to stuff and take readings.

Parking on a hill won't...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-18-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,998
Posted By guavadude
cool, thanks!

cool, thanks!
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,998
Posted By guavadude
well I guess I was thinking it was an either/or...

well I guess I was thinking it was an either/or option. Either only place waypoints at intersection or just add 10 generic ones.

I haven't really thought it through! I just noticed that a route I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
http://www.walmart.com/ip/14644666?wmlspartner=wlp...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/14644666?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227009754237&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40839106232&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=55136637289&veh=sem

This one is auto ranging and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 48,449
Posted By guavadude
The Garmin CNNA map has all of the AR dirt roads...

The Garmin CNNA map has all of the AR dirt roads on it. The 24k topo does as well and is routable but is sometimes harder to see because it has too much detail.
Buy the DVD so you can easily...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-18-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 35,599
Posted By guavadude
Big thanks to everyone that worked so hard to...

Big thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make this a great weekend!
I didn't hit any rain during the whole trip other than the few storms while at the campsite. And finally my slow packing...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,998
Posted By guavadude
Not sure if this is possible but when exporting a...

Not sure if this is possible but when exporting a route, I wish I had the option to export the routes waypoints at each different road and not just a generic division.
So now if I export to a route...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
Just go to any hardware store and get a...

Just go to any hardware store and get a voltmeter. I just picked up a nice one at Wal Mart for $20. You can test at the BMW outlet by just touching the hot lead to the center of the outlet and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
On my 2009 G650's spoked wheels you have to use...

On my 2009 G650's spoked wheels you have to use tubes. You can use tires that will work with or without tubes but unless you have special rims you must use a tube. The 1200gs uses tubeless spoked...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17,394
Views: 2,227,247
Posted By guavadude
www.gearingcommander.com is a great way to see...

www.gearingcommander.com is a great way to see how different sprocket sizes change the bike. Stock is 16/47, I run 16/49 and it takes a fuel hit but the climbing is much better. I usually get to 180...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By guavadude
Good to know since I'm looking to replace my...

Good to know since I'm looking to replace my Fall, Winter, Spring Jacket pretty soon. I also noticed that First Gear has upped their game and has D3o pads in their Kilimanjaro jacket now.

If...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 700,755
Posted By guavadude
The G650 GS Thread

Any time it stalls, key off then on, wait for gas light to go off, press start button, NO throttle. You should always put your bike on the tender if all you ride is 6 or 7 miles. A better idea would...
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