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Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Not a definitive answer, but the parts listed on...

Not a definitive answer, but the parts listed on the BMW fiche for the lowered option is a different rear shock, different front forks and a different side stand. All other parts appear the same. So...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Control length on the stock bar is 230mm. I did...

Control length on the stock bar is 230mm. I did all the measurements when I replaced my bent bar.



There is some extra control length on the stock bar, but I think it was only about 10mm. So...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek All depends on how you intend to use it: 50...

All depends on how you intend to use it:

50 HP vs 75 HP. The F700 will out haul the G on the freeway any day and is smoother than the thumper. Better for 2 up touring. Not sure how experienced you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Normally you need a voltage reference to compare...

Normally you need a voltage reference to compare the measured voltage to get some level of accuracy. You use a zener diode with a breakdown voltage near what you are measuring, say 12.0 volts. Now...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I have the Altrider crash bars ...

I have the Altrider crash bars
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Sertao%20finished/Front_zps6f8b8c1d.jpg
Nice looking and really stout bars that protect sides and the plastics....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
As good a place as any. You have spoked wheels...

As good a place as any. You have spoked wheels and a 19" front rim, correct? The G650GS has cast wheels. Many of the important bits are the same. I think the '03 may be the single-sparkplug engine....
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
If you raised the seat a bit you'd probably be...

If you raised the seat a bit you'd probably be okay. I'm 5'9" so a lowered seat works better for me but mean I can't slide back any.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Just search this thread and the Sertao thread for...

Just search this thread and the Sertao thread for handlebar. Most of us have gone to a Pro-Taper of one bend or another. Some Rentals also. Only problem is figuring out how to reattach the bar end...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
So anybody meeting at The Wall tomorrow at 5:45?...

So anybody meeting at The Wall tomorrow at 5:45? I'll try to be there.

- Marty
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Here is the only picture I have of it stock: ...

Here is the only picture I have of it stock:
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Sertao%20finished/IMG_5233_zpsuszkt2oj.jpg

It was the same foam as the stock dual seat, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
First, without being able to listen to the sound,...

First, without being able to listen to the sound, it is impossible to diagnose.



That said, I'd first check that the axle and pinch bolt are tight, then that the rotor bolts and ABS sensor...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Small. You need to order at least one size larger...

Small. You need to order at least one size larger than normal. If you wear a size 9 US (43), you need to order at least a size 10 (44). If you have extra wide feet, you may need to go one size larger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
The Forma Adventure boots run small. I wear a 9C...

The Forma Adventure boots run small. I wear a 9C on one foot and a 9 1/2C on the other. I got the size 45 but probably should have gotten the 44. They are roomy. My old BMW boots are 43s.



I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Calmoto used to be the best BMW shop around....

Calmoto used to be the best BMW shop around. Sorry, but I have no recent experience with their service department.

I did the 6K and the 12K myself, so don't have a handle on what they charge.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Actually, what I left out is about reattaching...

Actually, what I left out is about reattaching bar end weights, handguards, etc. That can be a challenge as most bars come with a large 14mm hole and no hardware.



If you search the Sertao...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek See this post:...

See this post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20883974&postcount=1521

One change I made was I filed/sanded down the knurling on the left side so it was easier to slide the grip on....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I mounted some Rigid lights. Paid about $180 for...

I mounted some Rigid lights. Paid about $180 for the pair. Used some 2"x3" aluminum bits I had around and $10 worth of stainless hardware to mount them.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Proper protection for rider first, then bike. ...

Proper protection for rider first, then bike.

A friend who bought a new bike after a 20+ year gap in riding once asked me about helmets. I told him there were $20 helmets and $500 helmets. But...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:05 AM
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Views: 644,188
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek JT sprockets seem to be the all around favorite...

JT sprockets seem to be the all around favorite and a good price as well. I went for the RK 520GXW chain. A very good chain at a very low price.

Should not impact your warranty unless you damage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Paddock stands are great for using in the shop...

Paddock stands are great for using in the shop but no help on the road. An option might be to use one of these on the road
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Gearing info

WayneC1 assembled a whole bunch of useful chain and gearing calculation tools on his website:

http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/Utilities.html

You can plug in the specifics and see what...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 144,780
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Any more and you'll glow in the dark... -...

Any more and you'll glow in the dark...

- Marty
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Sounds like you are doing pretty well already. ...

Sounds like you are doing pretty well already.

The 21" front K60 is a part of the problem. The gaps between tread blocks are too narrow off-road to dig in well. The TKC80 is better, but can be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
I think the K60 rear is great for dual-purpose...

I think the K60 rear is great for dual-purpose riding. The 130/80-17 has a real good bite. I thought that the front 21" K60 was a great street tire, but tended to wander on dirt and gravel more than...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Make sure nothing else is bent!, but the plastic...

Make sure nothing else is bent!, but the plastic chain guard isn't important.



Do you carry a passenger? It can get messy without a chain guard to deflect muck. It might also help keep flapping...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 10:35 PM
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Views: 644,188
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Touratech part number for the G650GS air filter...

Touratech part number for the G650GS air filter is 300-0230. List price is $63.30 which is a lot, but I think it is less than when I bought mine. Not too bad when BMW gets $18.00 for the disposable...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-04-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 190,398
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek 2016

Hey Joel,
Maybe next year's T-shirt could be a take-off of the old DV Hike or Die logo-wear
http://img0063.popscreencdn.com/133028550_hike-or-die-death-valley-ceramic-white-coffee-tea-cocoa-.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,906
Views: 644,188
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I've had the UNI foam filter (sold only by...

I've had the UNI foam filter (sold only by Touratech) for about about a year and a half. Works great and easy to clean (use paint thinner).
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,906
Views: 644,188
Posted By Motopsychoman
Just an FYI, I just checked and Elka has dropped...

Just an FYI, I just checked and Elka has dropped the price of their shock by $250.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 02:11 PM
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Views: 644,188
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek BMW specifies a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and...

BMW specifies a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water. They spec anti-freeze that is both nitrite and phosphate free. The anti-freeze needs to be compatible with the various metals in the cooling...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
1) The bolt is a M10 (1.50 pitch) x 40mm, grade...

1) The bolt is a M10 (1.50 pitch) x 40mm, grade 8.8



2) a) If the pistons haven't been pushed past the seals, just carefully push them both in at the same time using the brake pads.

2) b) If...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Charging 101

The G650GS has an alternator as does every modern motorcycle that I am aware of. The "stator" is just the STATionary half of the unit. The "rotor" is the other half. Alternators are used instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,720
Views: 1,224,932
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I got 8,000+ miles before I swapped the rear out,...

I got 8,000+ miles before I swapped the rear out, but it still had a couple of thousand road miles remaining. I changed it because I was leaving for Death Valley and the remaining tread wouldn't cut...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Right, 100 proof = 50%, 200 proof = 100%.

Right, 100 proof = 50%, 200 proof = 100%.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
I run on E45 (90 proof). I pretty...

I run on E45 (90 proof).



I pretty consistently go about 145 miles to the Reserve light at freeway speeds, 65 MPH to 70 MPH. If I keep it 55 MPH and under, the light comes one around 175 miles....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 190,398
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Locked and Loaded

Lots lighter and lower than last year. See you real soon.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Locked%20n%20Loaded_zpsqpv1f46u.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8,720
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek If you drill a small hole in the piece of metal...

If you drill a small hole in the piece of metal and thread in a sheet metal screw or lag bolt, maybe you can yank it out.

The fuzzy metal stuff must be the catalytic converter fill. I'd leave it...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 190,398
Posted By Motopsychoman
Thanks. I'm there (88) tomorrow. Safe rides...

Thanks. I'm there (88) tomorrow.
Safe rides all.

- Marty
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-23-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 190,398
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Okay, I'm heading out of Oakland (probably around...

Okay, I'm heading out of Oakland (probably around 9AM Wednesday). Originally intended to ride down to PSR in 1 day avoiding I5 and Hwy99. Had considered 88 to 395 as one option. I could be convinced...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 190,398
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Chris up at Wheel Works (MC Wheel Works, not the...

Chris up at Wheel Works (MC Wheel Works, not the car tire chain) in Hayward should be there this afternoon and tomorrow if you can find a replacement rim to take to him. He is fast and very...
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