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Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
You might try to make a shallow wedge to put...

You might try to make a shallow wedge to put behind the rear wheel so as the bike moves back it lifts the bike and assists your efforts. Or just push the bike backwards up the ramp until you can...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,391
Posted By tarheel rider
Sorry if I missed it but other than expense, do...

Sorry if I missed it but other than expense, do the Lithium batteries not work in this application. The weight savings would be a major plus. Ability to charge off the bike, solar panel or special...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By tarheel rider
I appreciate all your efforts to communicate the...

I appreciate all your efforts to communicate the details to the inmates. I have thought about this trip but it seemed like a reach. Now it seems much more approachable and I can do it. Thank you for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By tarheel rider
I have been wanting to tour some of Ecuador and I...

I have been wanting to tour some of Ecuador and I have loved this RR! How do I get more information? Best season to minimize rain and best temperature?
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,391
Posted By tarheel rider
I was up around 17 and trying to exhale into a...

I was up around 17 and trying to exhale into a hurricane. I have adapted over the past year and now on auto but still on a BPAP. VERY COMFORTABLE NOW. I have lost 35 lbs so that may have improved...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I did some other things but I remember 2 screws...

I did some other things but I remember 2 screws in the front of the faux tank that were blocked by the fender. The block is under the seat but I was wiring extra lights and taking the Tupperware off...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
Just pulled the battery on my 2009 G650gs and...

Just pulled the battery on my 2009 G650gs and agree with the other comments. I had to take the front fender off, just 4 screws with a T-handle but sounds like I may not have had to. Going to put a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
The girls waiting for a break in the...

The girls waiting for a break in the weather![emoji33]
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/501b053...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/501b05378287c1131e3a43d3f600c2ca.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
The light on my G650gs comes on at 200 doing road...

The light on my G650gs comes on at 200 doing road miles
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
The important thing is to enjoy it, and I would...

The important thing is to enjoy it, and I would bet you will. Safe exploring!
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I'll let you know after Apr. doing TAT to CO...

I'll let you know after Apr. doing TAT to CO from NC then back on the slab. Never crossed my mind that this is much of a trip. These bikes travel everywhere. The prior owner took it from NC to CO...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
BigWally, just measured the SL and confirm...

BigWally, just measured the SL and confirm 5/8"!
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By tarheel rider
I agree and ask the same question "Why not the...

I agree and ask the same question "Why not the TransAlp?" Unless you are trying to justify another bike, not that I haven't done that!
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
The G650 GS Thread

Got the Happy Trails and put Ortlieb Panniers on. They easily clip on and are waterproof. Very happy with the setup and would do it again. Mine is a 2009 G650gs.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
Sweet ride, you will enjoy that!

Sweet ride, you will enjoy that!
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I have an '09 and I did it myself and didn't need...

I have an '09 and I did it myself and didn't need the longer brake line. So it was a piece of cake. I also got the risers that had longer screws pre-tapped so the ABS could go back over the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
Ready for the New Year! Safe travels inmates!

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag355/jfmoore430/PC300004_zps671d6d07.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/jfmoore430/media/PC300004_zps671d6d07.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,819
Posted By tarheel rider
Jim, beautiful build! You are the guy I want to...

Jim, beautiful build! You are the guy I want to buy a used bike from! Are you ready to sell this one yet? Safe travels in the New Year!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
And the farkling begins! Even got heaters and...

And the farkling begins! Even got heaters and fans so you can sit in the garage and feel like you are on the road! Call it testing the farkles. Very nice bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,253
Posted By tarheel rider
What a fine Christmas present! Merry Christmas...

What a fine Christmas present! Merry Christmas inmates!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,253
Posted By tarheel rider
That is the prettiest of the BMW bikes IMO! Love...

That is the prettiest of the BMW bikes IMO! Love the tank design, thought about having 2 of them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 3,689,001
Posted By tarheel rider
Nice!!!!

Nice!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I am 6'4" and asked for the additional height. A...

I am 6'4" and asked for the additional height. A local welder added 1" to my center stand and I just mounted it...perfect!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
Yes, I plan on using the hockey puck solutio, ...

Yes, I plan on using the hockey puck solutio, thank you. Also much cheaper than buying a new stand.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
Need to lengthen the side stand on a 2009 G650...

Need to lengthen the side stand on a 2009 G650 GS. Does anyone know if the Sertao is a taller bike and is the side stand longer and compatible? I put Hyperpro shocks on and raised the bike 1" so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,550
Posted By tarheel rider
Same here, just waiting to blast up for a hotdog...

Same here, just waiting to blast up for a hotdog from Raleigh!
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I think Race Tech also rebuilds shocks.

I think Race Tech also rebuilds shocks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 611,676
Posted By tarheel rider
I have heard of places that rebuild but I am not...

I have heard of places that rebuild but I am not sure you would want to. I just had Hyperpro's installed and the bike is night and day different! I am really glad that I did this!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,901
Posted By tarheel rider
This would have been better written if it was...

This would have been better written if it was said that the bikes that most of us ride have more capabilities than we have a need for or use. It is more a compliment to the machinery than a negative...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,550
Posted By tarheel rider
Hope you will be there in a couple of weeks! I...

Hope you will be there in a couple of weeks! I would hate to do the back of the Dragon for a PB&J at lunchtime from Raleigh, NC
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 352,462
Posted By tarheel rider
What? You don't cook?

What? You don't cook?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By tarheel rider
If there is a bank lien on the bike usually the...

If there is a bank lien on the bike usually the title will be in the hands of the lender until paid off. I wouldn't do it! How big is the transaction? If <$2000 most anyone can arrange to borrow...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By tarheel rider
Is there an automatic compression release at the...

Is there an automatic compression release at the time of starting for these beasts? If there is some mechanism to release pressure and it is sticking at the start it could be the problem. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 192,684
Posted By tarheel rider
I haven't gotten up there yet, just got...

I haven't gotten up there yet, just got everything done to change the bike over to more dirt than slab! Certainly willing to change my list from Rail-to-trails to BRC. Create a foundation and use...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By tarheel rider
Starter lag? Anyone else?

[emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]. The Duracell has a cca of 220, lower than the Yuasa but cranks like never before. Something about these batteries I am missing but all good now. So I am going fore a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By tarheel rider
My 2011 1200 GSA with 27k miles has gone through...

My 2011 1200 GSA with 27k miles has gone through 2 batteries and always seemed to groan when I hit the starter. Always started but seemed to have trouble turning the motor over. The last battery...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 352,462
Posted By tarheel rider
Hat's off to you!

I have thoroughly enjoyed your great adventure! Wrap it up safely with a lifetime of memories! Next year I plan on NC to NFLD, Labrador, Quebec.......across the great expanse to Vancouver then up...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,642
Posted By tarheel rider
Sweet!!!

Sweet!!!
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