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Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
At the BMW off road training in Wales they have...

At the BMW off road training in Wales they have permanently disabled the ABS on all the 650GS & 800GS but left it switched on on the 1200GS and 1200GSA, apparently the abs on them is so cleaver it is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Hang on when did this become a jacket thread? ...

Hang on when did this become a jacket thread?


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Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,841
Posted By Kim_uk
Just to be clear I am talking about the G650 so...

Just to be clear I am talking about the G650 so the single not the twin.

While they both have under seat tanks they are not the same, I don't have the bike at home so can't take a photo but have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,874
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Posted By Kim_uk
A few of us have had the header crack at that...

A few of us have had the header crack at that point. When BMW replaced it they speculated that the header impacting with the foot peg bracket may be the cause. They checked another 650 they had in...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,841
Posted By Kim_uk
Very interested, great work. Any plan on doing...

Very interested, great work. Any plan on doing one for the G650 GS?


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Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Kim_uk
The table on this site...

The table on this site http://www.ilexa.co.uk/diagnostic-tools/gs-911/121-gs-911-choosing-the-right-version.html says that reading and resetting fault codes is unlimited and the 10 VIN slots is for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,642
Posted By Kim_uk
WOW this is a longer thread than I was...

WOW this is a longer thread than I was anticipating...

Currently toying with the idea of doing the YZ swap on a 2012 Sertao

Its going to take me a while to read through it all, in the mean time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
I have the pre August 2012 user manual so I am...

I have the pre August 2012 user manual so I am going off the downloadable manual here. http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=124322 both pre and post Aug 2012 are available.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,874
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Posted By Kim_uk
Sorry to bring this up again but I have noticed...

Sorry to bring this up again but I have noticed that BMW updated the user manual in 2012 to say something different.

As you say on your website the pre August 2012 manual says; -
SAE 10W-40,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
I notices a crack back in September and they...

I notices a crack back in September and they fixed it under warranty. My crack was just an inch and a half and fully under the metal work which supports the foot peg so it couldn't have happened in a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
I wish I had a garage...

I wish I had a garage...
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,750
Posted By Kim_uk
Well done they look great. From the photos...

Well done they look great.

From the photos they look too deep to fit with the hepco becker pannier rack :(

Can you supply some dimensions so I can check?

Link to rack...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
When I purchased my Sertao the dealer said that I...

When I purchased my Sertao the dealer said that I shouldn't constantly use the high setting as this could cause the heated grips to break, he suggested that I could use the high setting to warm them...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Unless I am missing something that was not my...

Unless I am missing something that was not my question, I will try and be more clear.

Africa twin said that you needed to get the decompression lever changed and have the valves adjusted in order...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Do you know what the adjustment is? If the Sertao...

Do you know what the adjustment is? If the Sertao is meant to have the same valve clearance as the F650 is that before or after the adjustment?
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Item 9 on the diagram here...

Item 9 on the diagram here (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0136&mospid=54601&btnr=18_0407&hg=18&fg=51)

The crack is on the bend heading towards the exhaust, its pretty well protected...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Was checking battery and oil levels on mine...

Was checking battery and oil levels on mine yesterday and I started her up.

I was is shorts and could feel the exhaust on my leg while standing to the side, looked down and there is a 1-2 inch...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7,874
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Posted By Kim_uk
Are you designing it with any pannier frame in...

Are you designing it with any pannier frame in mind?

I have the Hepco Becker side racks and looking at them today I think they might get in the way :(
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
I'm interested

I'm interested
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Yes it will fit.

Yes it will fit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Where in London are you Adventure boy? I...

Where in London are you Adventure boy?

I still consider my self a bit of a novice only ridden 7k miles to date and done the BMW off road course in Wales. But I would love to find some dirt to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
The bike is on it's center stand. I did the...

The bike is on it's center stand.

I did the hockey puck trick on the side stand, it leans over too much otherwise.

My flat mate has broken her arm in two places falling off her push bike so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Some girls on my bike... My French house...

Some girls on my bike...

My French house mate

<a href="http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Kim_Swaden-Ward/media/IMG_2163_2_zpsa028b429.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Vinyl Wrap

I am planing on vinyl wrapping the white panels, has any one done this?

And what colour?
Matt Black
Gloss Black
Something else
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
I am pretty happy with my Givi, wasn't too...

I am pretty happy with my Givi, wasn't too expensive and it's big.

The adapter plate has a cut out so you can still access the seat release.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,874
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Posted By Kim_uk
I'm in London. Just read you latest blog...

I'm in London.

Just read you latest blog entry about your crash. I will be in that part of the world in 2015, with hind site would have made the same decision to get the surgery locally or get on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Where in the UK are you NYlon? You can ride my...

Where in the UK are you NYlon? You can ride my tao for a day if you are missing yours (yet)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Mine is hard wired at the moment but I am about...

Mine is hard wired at the moment but I am about to fit one of these so that it is activated by the ignition. The build in rechargeable battery will keep it running while the bike is off....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
France

Some photos from my recent trip to France, it rained a lot...

On the euro tunnel
http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r741/Kim_Swaden-Ward/photo1_zps5d5c2f72.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Spare Bulbs

Off to France next week which means I have to carry a spare set of bulbs...

I am getting a little confused regarding the tail/brake lamp. The riders manual says P25-2 and the internet generally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,049,441
Posted By Kim_uk
Do they make any that fit? I emailed them and was...

Do they make any that fit? I emailed them and was told no...

Dose any one make a serviceable shock for the Sertao?
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,049,441
Posted By Kim_uk
I wouldn't call it a deal breaker. Pick the...

I wouldn't call it a deal breaker.

Pick the bike based on what is best for you not based on which one may involve the inconvenience of taking it in to BMW to have the decompression lever replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Kim_uk
Sertao Hot Start Issue

I have just joined the hot start issue club.

I bought the Sertao for a trip I have planed for 2014 (London to Nepal)

I was getting rather concerned reading all posts on here about the hot...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,049,441
Posted By Kim_uk
I am planing on getting the Caribou cases but...

I am planing on getting the Caribou cases but thought they were only available for the Hepco Becker, GIVI or SW-Motech racks. How did you get them for your Touratech rack and which size case did you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,049,441
Posted By Kim_uk
can-bus canbus

Hi,

Dose anyone know if the Sertao is CAN-BUS?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 203,449
Posted By Kim_uk
Can- bus?

Can anyone tell me if the G650gs 2011 is canbus?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,049,441
Posted By Kim_uk
First ever new bike :)

Picked up mine from BMW Park Lane last week. So excited, I can't wait to get it out of London.

July 2014 London to Nepal here I come.
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