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Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Kayaker
XT 250 Question

I could not find an answer to this question on the thread so I'll post it here.

I have a chance to pick up am '08 XT250. The bike is very loud. The current owner claims the previous owner...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Update

Still on our trip and not needed the Gerbing's thus far. Probably use it today for return trip. Thanks for your input. I'll post the final result.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16,139
Views: 1,934,442
Posted By Kayaker
Gerbing"s on a G650GS

Hi,

Wife and I are taking a trip tomorrow -- she will be riding her 2009 G650GS. Can the charging system on her bike handle a Gerbing?s jacket and gloves? The only other accessory she has is a set...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Important question - Gerbing's

Hi,

Wife and I are taking a trip tomorrow -- she will be riding her 2009 G650GS. Can the charging system on her bike handle a Gerbing?s jacket and gloves? The only other accessory she has is a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Light brackets

Thanks twinrider
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Whoops!

I checked out these guys:
http://www.ezymount.com/kits/ezymount_f650gs.htm
Nothing for an 09 G650GS.

Other ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Light brackets

As recommended, I checked out <http://www.ezymount.com/kits/ezymount_f650gs.htm> for brackets to fit my wife's 2009 G650GS. The person I spoke with claims they do not carry a bracket for the 09...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Kayaker
Quest, Re. aux. lights for 09 G650GS

I am setting up my wife's 09 G650GS and will be adding aux. lights this week. My question relates to mounting options.

Where are the best places to mount these lights? Are there brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Question re. mounting aux. lights 09 G650GS

I am setting up my wife's 09 G650GS and will be adding aux. lights this week. My question relates to mounting options.

Where are the best places to mount these lights? Are there brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
650 quitting

Just a long shot (informed by experience). Might you have filled the tank to the brim? If you did, the charcoal filter can become temporarily plugged and stall the engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Kayaker
Rdl

JustKip nailed it perfectly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Kayaker
Cure?

Pray tell, what's the "Accelerator" cure?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Seat interchangeable?

I am looking for an aftermarket seat for my wife's 2009 G650GS. I would prefer a Corbin but have not been able to find a used one. In order to widen my possibilities, do you folks know what other...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,683
Posted By Kayaker
garage floor

A different idea all together. Go on-line to Sams Club and look at the garage floor options you can buy over the internet. They come in large rolls, are easy to install, pretty cost effective and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
aftermarket seat

Bought an '09 for my wife and she loves it. Stock seat is not going to work for her on any trip over 1 hour though.

Do you folks have recommendations fo a more comfortable (and less potato...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kayaker
Brake light

Installed on by 1200 GS and love it. Easy install and I am an electronics idiot. Will get one for my wife's 650.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 534,326
Posted By Kayaker
Hand grip

Have a 2009 G650GS with heated grips. The left grip cover is split in about 6 places (parallel with the handle bar) and the wires below are exposed. Can I just replace the cover? If so, any ideas...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11,419
Views: 1,734,639
Posted By Kayaker
Low Beam Needed

Just picked up a 2000 XT225 for my wife. All is good but I need a bulb (low beam). Would you direct me to sources for this part -- I found them at Yamaha parts for $40 but there must be something...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Kayaker
Beginner bike for wife

Decision made! We pick up a 2000 XT225 this afternoon -- just over 1,000 miles and the seller (who knows a lot about bikes as he owns a dealership) is putting it all in good order for her. She's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Kayaker
Bike for wife!

Thanks folks, for all the information ad suggestions. My wife is 5'6" with long legs. She took the course on the Virago and hated it -- too short and feet forward on the pegs really bothered her. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Kayaker
Thumper for my wife

My wife just successfully completed the MSF course - Kudo's to her! I want to get her a starter bike in the 250CC range until she gains some skill and confidence.

Interested in a Suzuki TU 250 or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,505,842
Posted By Kayaker
WTB for wife

My wife just successfully completed the MSF course - Kudo's to her! I want to get her a starter bike in the 250CC range until she gains some skill and confidence.

Interested in a Suzuki TU 250 or...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,977
Posted By Kayaker
BMW Soft Bag

I have the large version on my GS and I love it. GSDonavan did a good and accurate review. I would add that the straps to which the bag is mounted can be attached to your bike and left in place. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-18-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,223
Posted By Kayaker
Pisgah Forest Loop

Newby here. I have 660 Garmin and the software on my Mac but do not know how to import this map onto my device. Can someone help me here?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kayaker
Lights

Rigid Industries D2 Dually from Black Dog Cycle Works. Got 'em, love 'em. Easy install, very white, very bright, low power draw, rock solid and look great on the GS. They sell a less expensive...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,431
Posted By Kayaker
Sticker

Hey Cascade -- where did you get this one?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,488
Posted By Kayaker
Seats

Put Sargents on my 1200RT and my Wee Strom and loved the seats on both bikes. No complaints compared to stock but I never tried anything else but Sargent.

Got a new GS, stock seat had to go. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By Kayaker
Thanks -- I'll give it a try this morning.

Thanks -- I'll give it a try this morning.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By Kayaker
Rdl

Hi,

I had a stock low seat, and tried both a Sargent regular height, and R. Mayer regular before I got the RDL regular.

I am 5'9 1/2" tall with a 31 1/2" inseam (long legs) and all but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Kayaker
Quieting GS

Thanks folks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Kayaker
Quieter GS

Before pulling the trigger on these extensions, I am wondering if there are any other fixes out there?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Kayaker
Quieting the new GS?

I have an '11 GS which I love. The only gripe I have (and it's not a big one) is with the exhaust note which, I understand, was intentionally made a bit louder than the pre-'10's. I find it too...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Kayaker
just pop the clips!

Just did this yesterday on my 11 GS. Windshield came off well but the nuts imbedded in the pivot arm are a pain to keep tracked of. Tape them in place before removing the screws.

The instrument...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Kayaker
That Rukka stuff is the mutts nuts. I have...

That Rukka stuff is the mutts nuts.

I have had most brands an this says it all. RUKKA is great -- get it used if you can.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Kayaker
Help needed on GS xenon light install

I have a 2011GS and wanted to upgrade the lamps from the HID to xenons. I ordered the plug and play version from xenonrider on the recommendation of a friend who had installed a set on his 07...
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Kayaker
I've got a trip coming up

Are you offering this help as a gift or as a business venture? I have a trip from Asheville to New Brunswick, CA coming up with some stops on the way and coud use some help.

Let me know!

Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Kayaker
Gear indicator

Could be a number of things but when mine acted up it was the potentiometer -- look up its location on microfiche (Max BMW). Sometimes just cleaning it works -- otherwise it's new part purchase. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By Kayaker
Touratech Cockpit Cover -- advice needed

I have an '11 GS and would like to supplement the single plug in port (wired directly to the battery) with a second port for my Gerbing's and a third port for my phone (cigarette lighter). This...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kayaker
Kickstand

These guys will be at the BMW Rally in PA. Discount provided.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kayaker
This is it -- thanks folks.

This is it -- thanks folks.
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