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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,659
Posted By NWBeerkat
I'm in

Bought a new Kilt.
"Bill" can't make it.
Have to swing by Searcy on the way to pick up some sod.
Truck space one way questionable.

Mike.
Forum: Upcoming 08-16-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,176
Posted By NWBeerkat
Thanks Ian. Sorry I missed it touring can get...

Thanks Ian. Sorry I missed it touring can get expensive. I got next year all planned out. I hope the GS Giants can bring it. Still up for a GS Giants/Adventure Summits Grand Champion?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 193,758
Posted By NWBeerkat
Loftus, great meeting you at the RA. Karen and I...

Loftus, great meeting you at the RA. Karen and I are stickering up the bikes. Mines going on the X-Challenge. I might need another for my 650 twin.
-Mike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 32,894
Posted By NWBeerkat
Sounds like fun. I was looking forward to this...

Sounds like fun. I was looking forward to this ride but I don't ride in the rain. Ok I don't like to ride in 39 degree rain :) I have too many events planned this month and the bike isn't prepped....
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,594
Posted By NWBeerkat
Thanks. Girlfriend won this for me as a doorprize...

Thanks. Girlfriend won this for me as a doorprize at the Falling Leaf Rally. Gonna mount a Zumo 665, 60cs (topo maps), valentine radar detector, spot tracker, & iPhone in an otterbox. I'll be making...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By NWBeerkat
My side stand and my centerstand cross paths. If...

My side stand and my centerstand cross paths. If I raise the bike onto the centerstand, then drop the centerstand before the sidestand is deployed, the centerstand hangs up on the side stand and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,495
Posted By NWBeerkat
In the 2300 mile round trip to Bloomsburg all I...

In the 2300 mile round trip to Bloomsburg all I saw was a coyote.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,747
Posted By NWBeerkat
SW MOTech Highway pegs

I got up close and personal with the Twisted throttle GS Giant bike at Bloomsburg. It had the highway pegs mounted on the crash bars just the way they like to sell them from factory. They looked a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,638
Posted By NWBeerkat
Yes. I'll go with the HP2. Can you offer me a...

Yes. I'll go with the HP2. Can you offer me a credit on my F650 farkles? And ya I'm kinda bad at math.

Sounds like a deal. Is there someone selling? Send me a note.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By NWBeerkat
Are you running US premium? Every dealer I have...

Are you running US premium? Every dealer I have talked to has told me to use premium in my 650 twin. Some serous track racers have told me they will only put BP fuel in their bikes. It's mostly about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,638
Posted By NWBeerkat
I would bet on the HP2. The question would be...

I would bet on the HP2. The question would be whether you prefer a lighter bike or a whole lot more horsepower. I have been to a competition where an 800 outperformed all the 1200GSA's. I think the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 32,189
Posted By NWBeerkat
Just wondering if anyone has tried remapping the...

Just wondering if anyone has tried remapping the entire F650GS twin. I did some asking around as to what the difference was between the twin and the f800gs. Some seem there is no difference, it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,673
Posted By NWBeerkat
Ok looked at my GPS data. It looks like I went...

Ok looked at my GPS data. It looks like I went from 37mph to 7mph in 86 feet. The deceleration occured in 4 seconds. Btw if you google "bmw motorcycle stopping distance" there is some good data...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,782
Posted By NWBeerkat
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By NWBeerkat
In the words of Roy McAvoy; "Grip it and rip it."...

In the words of Roy McAvoy; "Grip it and rip it."

Seriously, I have a BMW F twin with stock "Deathwings" on it. I'm gonna try to put as many street miles on it as possible. When off road and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,673
Posted By NWBeerkat
Ok ok. I was being conservative. I was probably...

Ok ok. I was being conservative. I was probably doing more like 55. And it might have been around 150'. I didn't want it to sound too outlandish. I promise GPS data in a couple days. I have been in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,673
Posted By NWBeerkat
I was playing on some gravel yesterday. Glad I...

I was playing on some gravel yesterday. Glad I had my ABS off. Did a 40 mph to zero stop in 600-800 feet. Great rear tire fishtail. Abs would have made that hard of breaking zero effect.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By NWBeerkat
BMW electronic Dampening suspension

Here is an interesting read from Gizmag. BMW is developing an automatic dampening for bikes. I would hope there is a switch for pure of road. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,782
Posted By NWBeerkat
Your right looks just like my 650twin.

Your right looks just like my 650twin.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,782
Posted By NWBeerkat
Glad they went back to the big lettering but I...

Glad they went back to the big lettering but I could buy handgaurds from touratech. Matter of fact I think I can find big lettering somewhere on the Internet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By NWBeerkat
This really is fascinating. I have never heard of...

This really is fascinating. I have never heard of "safe mode" (must read manual.) When it comes out of safe mode, are you getting the same torque as an F800? Rumor has it, detuned means the software...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,207
Posted By NWBeerkat
This is a totally different problem. Bought a new...

This is a totally different problem. Bought a new 2011 f650 twin with the lowered suspension. Had them unlower it by swapping with another bike. Don't think they swapped the sidestands as it is easy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By NWBeerkat
This great, I bought a bike that literally talks...

This great, I bought a bike that literally talks to me about it's problems. Now I don't have to get married. If I had the opportunity to take it to the shop I wouldn't try resetting the CPU, as the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,607
Posted By NWBeerkat
lmfao

lmfao
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By NWBeerkat
Man that's cool in a weird sort of way. Does your...

Man that's cool in a weird sort of way. Does your bike have a alarm? It could be talking funky to the computer. Joel, in such a case is there some way to reboot the CPU? What about taking both...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By NWBeerkat
The BMW Lifespan

It might be a little early in the evolution to ask this but...
What do you think the lifespan of the parallel twin Rotax motor is? It will be a push for me to run 10,000 miles a year. Anyone gonna...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,782
Posted By NWBeerkat
IMHO BMW could care less about these models...

IMHO
BMW could care less about these models this year. They were too busy getting the 1600 GTL to market this year. The 1000 GTL presales shut off production on the midsize GS's. I don't see...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By NWBeerkat
I couldnt get a good angle on it I thought it was...

I couldnt get a good angle on it I thought it was the highbeam going out though. If I can recreate the situation I will let you know.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,618
Posted By NWBeerkat
I had my dealer swap the low suspension off my...

I had my dealer swap the low suspension off my bike during the sale didn't know about the low sidestand, havn't had any problems so I guess they took care of that. Looks like they did do the seat...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By NWBeerkat
F650gs twin oem lights dimming

Was riding with less than a thousand miles on my new bike down a long dark road with the headlights on bright and they kept dimming out on me. Only electrical farkels I have is a sumo 665 hardwired...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,689
Posted By NWBeerkat
When I come around the front of trucks I leave...

When I come around the front of trucks I leave enough lane space to steer into the crosswind blasting off the front.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By NWBeerkat
Thanks Joel. I was gonna go to your shop for my...

Thanks Joel. I was gonna go to your shop for my "run in service" but you were booked out 10+ days. Quit firing all the techs! Hey guys Joel know his stuff and that was a very valid rant for a guy who...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,802
Posted By NWBeerkat
The BMW bags by touratech leak. Go with the Jesse...

The BMW bags by touratech leak. Go with the Jesse bags.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,495
Posted By NWBeerkat
We got to talking about this at a BMW rally....

We got to talking about this at a BMW rally. Apparently certain bikes are prone to certain wildlife. They say the K Bikes (flying brick) are prone to things that fly. There was a guy there that had...
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