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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7,094
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Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Doubtful- probably looking at a re-release in 2019, maybe with a new name (what's the Chinese word for rugged wilderness?), and the same old forks.

Judging by the absurd asking prices for old...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Gundy
That was my first rock enduro and third ever. ...

That was my first rock enduro and third ever. Needless to say I got my butt kicked. But the trails were awesome and the crew was top notch.

Special thanks to the support crew that got me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Gundy
KoP, Phoenixville, West Chester, Reading, Wilmington riders...

I'm up for something like that although my schedule can be worse than the weather. There is a chester county thread here which seems to be gathering some momentum...

I' been thinking a run out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Gundy
Check out Bald Eagle and Rothrock state forest. ...

Check out Bald Eagle and Rothrock state forest. There tons of gravel and dirt roads and a few trails too but they may be a bit much for the bigger bikes


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Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Typo- oil check process - meaning 3+ minutes of idle. Obviously draining oil has nothing to do with this.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Whether it's officially known or not, I am just...

Whether it's officially known or not, I am just going to make sure i follow the manual procedure oil change regularly. The bike hasn't been an oil burner at all, but if it may be helping with engine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
It's probably my imagination, but letting it idle...

It's probably my imagination, but letting it idle for several minutes (usually when checking the oil), seems to make the bike run a little smoother when outdoor temperatures have changed a lot.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Does the oil check procedure reset anything? I...

Does the oil check procedure reset anything? I know some EFI bikes reset when idling with no throttle input, which is recommended after adding a slipon for some makes.

I find it interesting that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 240,148
Posted By Gundy
How to get proof of ownership for a bike w/no title

I'm guilty for posting here too, but don't want to lose a good thing.

Just don't want it to get abused and get other states PO'ed.

There is plenty of info here to get it done legally without...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Gundy
In!

In!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:47 PM
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Views: 240,148
Posted By Gundy
Thanks - I think I can work with that ...

Thanks - I think I can work with that


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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Is that one any lighter than stock? Sent...

Is that one any lighter than stock?


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Gundy
Thanks everyone. Turns out the guy didn't...

Thanks everyone.

Turns out the guy didn't have a title but instead a certificate of origin with someone else's name on it....that's a no-go.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Gundy
Help with VA title transfer to out of state

I am looking at buying a bike that has a VA title - does anyone know if a notary is required by VA to transfer it out of state? I live in PA...in the past PA only requires it if the selling state...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
Posted By Gundy
Why german engineers should have lessons from Japan

The three yamahas I owned all impressed me with how logical and accessible everything was. Same size bolts, toolless when possible...the KtM dirtbike also was super easy.

Oddly the KLR was a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By Gundy
I've been researching F8s for a while...seems...

I've been researching F8s for a while...seems like you've got an especially bad case. It seems like some people either have no/minor issues, or they get a total lemon.

Probably a mix of a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Got a F650 twin as a loaner during some warranty...

Got a F650 twin as a loaner during some warranty work. Much preferable as a street bike though the ergos were bad for me at 6'3". It may have been a lowered version though.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
If you get the Ricors, just keep whatever preload...

If you get the Ricors, just keep whatever preload you had figured out the same.


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Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,554
Posted By Gundy
I owned an S10 for only 1200 miles,owned Tiger...

I owned an S10 for only 1200 miles,owned Tiger 955 prior to that, and test rode the 800 XC before buying the S10.

The S10 was a practical purchase. Great bike but I found the weight and power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
For $25 it was a pretty good improvement. ...

For $25 it was a pretty good improvement. Already riding faster with the Ricors, but they will run you $200 ish


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Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By Gundy
I found the Sertao to be a bit better offroad...

I found the Sertao to be a bit better offroad than my 2009 KLR. Lower COG with the underseat tank. Neither one is a dirt bike though!


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Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
That's kind of what I did (above). Not sure what...

That's kind of what I did (above). Not sure what the oil height is with an extra 10 ml, but same idea.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
My Ricors are great, and I would recommend them. ...

My Ricors are great, and I would recommend them. Prior to installing them I did my own mods, which were somewhat better than stock:

13mm addition to spacers
10w fork oil
Changed oil height...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 473,650
Posted By Gundy
My 2012 is only 40nm and red loc-tite.... ...

My 2012 is only 40nm and red loc-tite....


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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 473,650
Posted By Gundy
What length chain is needed? Stock is 112 I...

What length chain is needed?
Stock is 112 I believe. I have been running 15/47 from new and overall it's good, but maybe a touch low for lots of street riding. I will take the unused 16 and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Dooooo it!

There is a nice 2012 for sale in the flea market in eastern PA (TSD is selling).

If that isn't available, let me know.....I'm a 99% street rider now and I have never owned a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
How high is too high? RPMs that is....is there...

How high is too high? RPMs that is....is there an rpm that I should not cruise above with this engine? Given I need to spend at least 45 minutes blasting out of suburbia to get to the good stuff,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
How much do you weigh? I'm 200 and was able to...

How much do you weigh? I'm 200 and was able to get the front loaded sag to about were it needed to be (~20-25) by just adding spacers that were 1/2" longer. If more than that is needed, the next...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
It had 45mm forks :( Sent from my iPad...

It had 45mm forks :(


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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Thanks. Now I just need to find a set for a...

Thanks. Now I just need to find a set for a reasonable amount of money. For some reasons wheels are worth more than virtually any other individual part of the bike.


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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
I'm sure that will be released just as I finish...

I'm sure that will be released just as I finish completely farkling my Tao


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Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
BMW Sertao Ricor Initial Review

Finally took the plunge. Alskee sold me his unused set and I installed them this evening. Easy as pie. I was already running an extra half inch of preload, so I merely switched back to the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
We all just got a pass on that. Our fonts are...

We all just got a pass on that. Our fonts are safe.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Awesome! Thanks!

Awesome! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Question regarding wheels and compatibility: ...

Question regarding wheels and compatibility:

Can anyone confirm that husky strada 650 wheels will bolt onto the Sertao? They are cast wheels...


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Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gundy
I've been dreaming about one or the other for a...

I've been dreaming about one or the other for a while, and after some experiences with the "big dirt bike" school of thought, my vote is roadie and keep your DRZ.

I have ridden the XC and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Gundy
Any idea what the trail difficulty level is? ...

Any idea what the trail difficulty level is?


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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Amazing. Ask and ye shall receive. Thanks! ...

Amazing. Ask and ye shall receive. Thanks!


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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Can anyone confirm that all single cylinder GS wheels, hubs, spacers etc are interchangeable?

I am seriously considering getting a set of 19/17 wheels (either cast or spoked) so I can set the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,094
Views: 930,962
Posted By Gundy
Got it, so tire profile will throw it off a...

Got it, so tire profile will throw it off a bit...taller tires will actually reduce the gap a little.


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