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Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 404,560
Posted By Wannabex2
Great attitude sunnysideup! Have they checked...

Great attitude sunnysideup!
Have they checked the side stand switch?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,227
Posted By Wannabex2
+1 I don't think you ever want to feel...

+1

I don't think you ever want to feel like nothing can happen to you when you're riding. I'm always on alert.

About the wind...
I live in a windy area. The thing I have learned is that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Wannabex2
The license plate holder is a known issue. The...

The license plate holder is a known issue. The bike is a good bike for logging roads. Except for luggage and au. lights, my F650GS is stock and I ride fireroads without feeling I need to add more.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,218
Posted By Wannabex2
Do a search, you should find some. I've...

Do a search, you should find some.

I've read several here and the jackets held up very well.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,218
Posted By Wannabex2
I've had my Rallye II jacket for 2 years and I'm...

I've had my Rallye II jacket for 2 years and I'm very happy with it. I would get another if this one expired.

I don't understand the complaint about the zipper. I have not had any problems with...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,912
Posted By Wannabex2
My opinion - you were not ripped off. You went...

My opinion - you were not ripped off.
You went in not knowing the price. If they told you x price and then charged you different then you would have an issue.

Lesson learned - either do it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Wannabex2
+1 Sounds like your temporary fix didn't last...

+1
Sounds like your temporary fix didn't last very long.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Wannabex2
Awesome adventure Ekke! Good luck.

Awesome adventure Ekke! Good luck.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By Wannabex2
The answer maybe somewhere here.... ...

The answer maybe somewhere here....
http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/ExhaustModificationsGS.htm
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Wannabex2
Go to http://www.f650.com and look at the...

Go to http://www.f650.com and look at the technical FAQ's there is a lot of info about what to look for.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,899
Posted By Wannabex2
Congrats on the bike. It's an awesome bike. I...

Congrats on the bike. It's an awesome bike. I rode to my F650GS for 600 miles in one day to AZ last year going 75-85mph most of the way and the engine didn't wince once. I don't use knobbies - just...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,859
Posted By Wannabex2
Rip.

Rip.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Wannabex2
On my 2006 F650GS, to get switched power for my...

On my 2006 F650GS, to get switched power for my aux lights I spliced into the parking light. It has a grey wire and a brown wire. I tapped into the grey one.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Wannabex2
Right above your first post on this thread you...

Right above your first post on this thread you 'll see the words Thread Tools. click on that and you'll see Subscribe to this Thread.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Wannabex2
Here's a link to a site that has all kinds of...

Here's a link to a site that has all kinds of info on the F650.
www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,858
Posted By Wannabex2
Nice video. It's a nice introduction to those...

Nice video. It's a nice introduction to those bikes.
Anyone serious about buying either one will be doing a lot of research anyway and not count on one video for all their info.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,172
Posted By Wannabex2
The best oil is listed in the maintenance book....

The best oil is listed in the maintenance book. Synthetic oil is not an improvement over regular oil for the Rotax 650. Determine the temperature you'll be riding in and buy the appropriately labled...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,772
Posted By Wannabex2
My F650GS sucks because it just wants to be...

My F650GS sucks because it just wants to be ridden day and night and doesn't want to sit in the garage. For example it had me out in the rain for 4 hours yesterday and on the way home it almost made...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Wannabex2
Check out www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com)...

Check out www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com) there's info there.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,383
Posted By Wannabex2
Great post!

Great post!
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 254,374
Posted By Wannabex2
Awesome report, riding and pics. It's...

Awesome report, riding and pics.
It's inspiring.:clap
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,011
Posted By Wannabex2
These two cons above are false because you can...

These two cons above are false because you can wear the liners while it's raining or not. At least that's the case with the Goretex liners that came with BMW gear.

Example - Usually when its...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By Wannabex2
Good to hear you got up and rode home.

Good to hear you got up and rode home.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By Wannabex2
Can't trust anything they say, not even that they...

Can't trust anything they say, not even that they are a news station.
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,937
Posted By Wannabex2
Glad to hear you are ok and many cudos for not...

Glad to hear you are ok and many cudos for not trying to pass the buck. Heal up quickly.




Your original suggestion for contacting a lawyer in regards to the design of the entrance sounded...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,847
Posted By Wannabex2
Great review of the bikes.

Great review of the bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,079
Posted By Wannabex2
If your looking for a dual sport, you can't go...

If your looking for a dual sport, you can't go wrong with the F650GS. It will take you many places. If possible, find a good used one. Check out www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com) for everything...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,026
Posted By Wannabex2
+1 I'm sure his last thought wasn't "Wow,...

+1

I'm sure his last thought wasn't "Wow, this is going to end great."
His actions are way beyond the assumed risk we accept as motorcyclists and it's a high price to pay for carelessness.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,402
Posted By Wannabex2
Saw the new 1200GS at the Motorcycle show...

Saw the new 1200GS at the Motorcycle show recently and they made it ugly. They chopped up the tank into too many shapes and colors in my opinion. The 800GS looked like one machine ready to destroy....
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,253
Posted By Wannabex2
According to some dude at f650.com AS Cycles in...

According to some dude at f650.com AS Cycles in Roseville has one. It looks sweet.


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/nineof6/_MG_9020.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,440
Posted By Wannabex2
I have a pair that I rode in the rain for about 2...

I have a pair that I rode in the rain for about 2 hours - they kept my hands very dry and warm. I have yet to try them in very cold temps. I got them because they were an outstanding fit and didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Wannabex2
One tire should be off the ground when the center...

One tire should be off the ground when the center stand is engaged.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,891
Posted By Wannabex2
If they were traveling in a Humvee limo on the...

If they were traveling in a Humvee limo on the freeway, than you would have a great point.

It may not meet your criteria of a "true" adventure or adventurers. But in reality, it's just a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,700
Posted By Wannabex2
Here's a blog of a rider on a Dakar ...

Here's a blog of a rider on a Dakar
http://www.worldrider.com/blog/
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,548
Posted By Wannabex2
You really have to decide what type of riding you...

You really have to decide what type of riding you will do most.
Dual Sport just means its not really either a great road or great dirt bike. Some people think it means that it excels at both equally...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,988
Posted By Wannabex2
Just do mail order and service it yourself or if...

Just do mail order and service it yourself or if possible find another dealer.
My dealer so far has been very good to me. I do most of my own maintenance but the few things they have done have been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,066
Posted By Wannabex2
:eek1 My F650gs gets 60+ mpg with side cases...

:eek1
My F650gs gets 60+ mpg with side cases and top case!
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,066
Posted By Wannabex2
The F650GS is worth the extra $$. The few times...

The F650GS is worth the extra $$. The few times I've seen a Vstrom 650 on the road, I say 'I'm glad I found the BMW'.

It's easy to justify the extra cost. I like it better, therefore, I will be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By Wannabex2
Just in case.... Take a couple of adjustable...

Just in case....
Take a couple of adjustable wrenches and some Torx wrenches with you. Sometimes people don't tighten the nuts on the cables properly and that will cause some problems. It's a human...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,454,544
Posted By Wannabex2
Graet post and pics.

Graet post and pics.
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