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Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 602,017
Posted By beemerbum
Sena SMH10B with Universal Pairing

In missing this long ongoing SMH10 thread here, I had started a new thread last night http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956421 in getting some of the initial discovery done on the firmware...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By beemerbum
Sena SMH10B now has interoperability with other BT systems

Just wanted to let users know that by downloading and installing firmware version 5.0, released yesterday, and with the device reset, etc., as per normal updating, I briefly worked through the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,685
Posted By beemerbum
From the GWN

Got mine 1 June 2013, Launch Edition in Sandrover
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 25,762
Posted By beemerbum
In, just need to dig the trailer out of the snow!

Glad I joined the BMWNEF - energy, organization and activities are great, really enjoyed the laid back Winter Rally as well - it was still warmer, and drier, than its been up here in Ottawa.

...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 602,017
Posted By beemerbum
SMH10B with beta firmware 4.3

Running two units with the latest firmware...now with Audio Sharing between two paired sets, like the SM10 did. And lots of subtle enhancements with improved audio and switching, etc.

Anyway,...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By beemerbum
SM10 Device or SMH10 Headset Issues?

Hi y'all, I do a fair bit of Bluetooth work and evaluations, but was confused over whether the topic here was the Sena SM10 Bluetooth Adapter or the SMH10B Headset, that with beta firmware 4.3 does...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,151,218
Posted By beemerbum
...and mine is outside in the garage

Hi all, after getting the 2014 F800GS Adventure early this summer, another new machine wasn't (really) in the cards...but then again, I don't play cards. So a fully loaded GSW was brought home...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
FAMSA Tankbag and Tank Panniers

I've been using the FAMSA stuff for years (and years) - all obtained from www.BikerWorldUSA.com (http://www.BikerWorldUSA.com). I actually 'customized' a surplus set of FAMSA tank panniers designed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
A smaller Adventure, but big fun

Just an update...back from the on and off-road trip to BMW RA Rally this last weekend in Asheville NC, so coming up on 4000kms - had first (overdue) service done at Eurosport Asheville - great shop,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
Current view of my Adventure...

Accessorizing continues, getting ready for trek south to RA Rally at Biltmore, and first service check along the way. Loaded up to see how it all works for 'touring' of sorts, on and off the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,333
Posted By beemerbum
Comms and Compatibilities

All good discussion and a great summary of things. I do a lot of Bluetooth evaluations and am fortunate enough to have tried most of them over the years. As identified, the Sena SR10 and UClear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
Accessories for GSA

kapenagary, still working on getting some other accessories installed, mainly the electronics stuff, including the Dispatch 1. Noted that Touratech has some stuff listed, but as you have said, not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
Comfort Seat Commenrts

Rodooo, with some time spent in the comfort seat, it is easily as comfortable the original BMW Comfort Seat (we still have it from my wife's departed F800GS) and just as short in the rider section,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,776
Posted By beemerbum
2014 F800GS Adventure, Launch Edition, mine...

:1drinkI'm the guilty party that toowheels was speaking of in the picture posting, having traded my slightly used 2009 GS in Graphitan (still the best colour) for the Adventure - put it on the road a...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 602,017
Posted By beemerbum
SMH10 systems be good

I do a lot of Bluetooth system evaluations and the Sena SMH10B (with USB interface and firmware versioned up with Bluetooth v3.0) is probably still the best choice overall. As noted by others, Sena...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,526
Posted By beemerbum
Both our 09 F800GS machines have the full readout...

Both our 09 F800GS machines have the full readout functionality, thankfully, and both of them are extremely accurate, particularly for the last one-third/one-quarter tank. We see the functions...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,039
Posted By beemerbum
Batteries, continued

First off, Joel, I hear you loud and clear regarding work, performance, personalities and suffering for it all - hope you find something, don't give up yet.

And as a bit of a follow-up to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,039
Posted By beemerbum
Battery woes and out of warranty, drats

Just wanted to add my own two cents to the 'battery' issue, one that never seems to go away, especially for the Beemers and most certainly for the F650/800GS models.

My original production run 09...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 56,891
Posted By beemerbum
PDM 60, V1 and V2

Hello all, been following the thread for awhile, agree totally with comments on supply and demand, but not with all the functionality comments.

I got an early (pre-release) Version 1 kit in the...
Forum: Regional forums 05-25-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 24,424
Posted By beemerbum
Wicked GS Giant R&R Points

For the 'Starbucks' fanatics...if you want five points per stop, then based on value I would suggest at least ten points for each Tim Hortons stop and 15 for a Panera stop, I'm gonna clean up - north...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By beemerbum
Riding in the rain with zumo 660 and 665

After almost a full year of use with the 660 and six months with the 665, they are both working just fine, even after some extended rain exposure and they have sat out in the cold and rain the odd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,563
Posted By beemerbum
NTC Sensor placement

Just had to join this one...mine got placed on the left side above the intake snorkel, although I did try one or two other locations, as others have done. I'm not concerned about asthetics much, so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,452
Posted By beemerbum
Comfort Seat for F650 and F800GS

Man, its been awhile...but had to chime in here. We just got back from a two week break in Virginia and had borrowed a new Comfort Seat from our local dealer. Neither my wife or I like the stock...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By beemerbum
Ah man, they offed my potential ride...

Tough one...and there was anticipation over this. Sorry to hear...will keep my eyes and ears open, but I fear the worst.

Bruce
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,707
Posted By beemerbum
BMW Touring Windscreen kit for F800GS

Hope the waters are holding levels or perhaps easing up somewhat...

Re the windscreen, I put the BMW touring windscreen on about a month ago and used it during our trip to Florida...it works...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,474
Posted By beemerbum
The rubber stuff

Have used both TKCs and Karoos, among others. Currently have a set of the TKC rubber on the 8GS, with compromise pressure settings to facilitate on and off-road riding. Have a set of the Karoo Ts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,636
Posted By beemerbum
F800GS vs the other GSs...my view

Well, having spent a few hours on the earlier 1100 and 1150GS machines, and then owning an 05 GS, then an 06, 07 and now 08 GS Adventure (the 07 got traded for another Beemer), so now my spouse and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By beemerbum
Camera use on F800GS - GoPro 5MP 170 wide angle

Put a RAM handlebar mount (U-clamp or control item from RAM), on a medium or short arm...have used both a small Sony DSC 5MP camera without any issue (it has image stabilization) and two GoPro camera...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,330
Posted By beemerbum
08 R1200GS Adv handguards do fit on the F800GS...

Per an entry done last week...the 08 R1200GS/GSA handguards will mount up on the F800GS, actually quite well, you just need to revers the left hand clamp, and for absolute clearance, just put a 10mm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,330
Posted By beemerbum
Used the 08 GSA guards...

The day after picking up my 8GS, I took the OEM guards off my 08GSA and had them installed on the 800 after ten minutes...just had to reverse the left bar bracket (so it points in and screws in from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By beemerbum
OEM Socket on F650 and F800GS

As confirmed by many, the CANBUS socket outlets are limited to 5A, any more and the system will shut that circuit down, etc...using the optional second plug, intended for the GPS, if not mistaken,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,038
Posted By beemerbum
Updates on stuff

SQD8R - my short dirt trips have been averaging about 100 to 150kms up in our favourite area...the TKCs are working just fine, on and off road. Settings of about 32 rear and 28 front are working fine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,038
Posted By beemerbum
Update on handling, ie - 21 in wheel

Still accumulating time and distance on the machine...TKC80s are doing their job and work (very) well on road, even with our Ottawa cooler temps in morning...have only managed to get them breaking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,038
Posted By beemerbum
F800GS, so far, so great...q

Proton, et al, we do most of our off-road riding up in the Highlands area, including Calabogie and all points around the compass - lots of good mild stuff and even more challenging ground (and water)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,038
Posted By beemerbum
Got mine this Tuesday...

Hi all, after what seems almost a year...oh, it was...OGC got two Magnesium Metrallic units, fully loaded, albeit with low seats, on Monday, 6 Oct. So one of them, mine, got prepped and I took...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,655
Posted By beemerbum
Versys reveiws and forums

My articles are posted on www.webbikeworld.com (http://www.webbikeworld.com) re the Versys, and as noted by many others, this outstanding motorcycle is receiving wide-spread attention, lots has and...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,853
Posted By beemerbum
I stand humbly corrected...

Point 1 - had been wondering re this...now clarified.

Point 2 - I think both my front and back will go at least the distance you got, which is a 1-2K more than I had originally figured. I find...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,853
Posted By beemerbum
Sorry to have missed you at Paonia...

...good to hear that your Versys experience is going well...re the website costing you money - and your point is? LOL.

Let the farkling continue...

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,853
Posted By beemerbum
From one more PROUD Versys owner...eh?

Pilot, it was great to meet you in Paonia last month...hopefully your follow-on travels have been good, our trip home on the 07 and 08 GS Advs was unventful and restful (we took our time obviously)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By beemerbum
Using the BMW Repair Set, 3-Pole, Harness

I read a couple of threads some time ago about using this kit to power other devices, ie - GPS, etc, other than the BMW Navigator. I now have two of these harnesses for use on our two GSAs, and was...
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