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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By greying
I have a 2012. On my Cruiser, I had a lot of...

I have a 2012. On my Cruiser, I had a lot of buffeting but once I installed home made liitle deflectors on the front fork legs. It all went away. I find very little buffeting with the set up I have....
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By greying
I agree the shield that comes with the bike is...

I agree the shield that comes with the bike is useless. I took the shield off my Vulcan and made it fit. There is about the right amount of air coming through because there is hardly any buffeting...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By greying
All of the above, oh so true. I was just making a...

All of the above, oh so true. I was just making a comment to my wife about "I wonder what's in the air" in reference to this forum. Yep we ride how we ride, we did what we did, we do what we do...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By greying
Well interesting little conversation about the...

Well interesting little conversation about the price of g650gs. Just to clear things up, my bike was purchased in early 2013, it has the powerlet connector, it has abs, it is a factory lowered bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I just posted on IBMWR. I am not sure about the...

I just posted on IBMWR. I am not sure about the price. I listed for $8500.00 cdn.
I will not replace it but I might consider a small enduro or scooter as a partial trade. Just something to play...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:26 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Selling G650GS

The time has come to put up my 2012 G650GS for adoption. The wife and I prefer to ride the atvs and we have a 17ft fish&ski boat that wants to go on the water. My fishing rod is seizing up, my grass...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:34 PM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I have the same problem, Scott next door wont oil...

I have the same problem, Scott next door wont oil my chain but then he has an ebike so is scared of a "real" bike:evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By greying
I am not sure what the laws are like where you...

I am not sure what the laws are like where you live but is it possible this bike was in some kind of mishap and it was not disclosed. I would certainly take pictures and call the dealer. If they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:46 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
There should always be a fuse when hooking up to...

There should always be a fuse when hooking up to the battery. It's kind of rule that goes without saying. But then again....:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:51 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Charge the battery when connected Charging the...

Charge the battery when connected
Charging the connected battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the vehicle electronics.
Always disconnect the battery from the on-board circuits...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:58 PM
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Posted By greying
It is likely the way I will go but I have to sell...

It is likely the way I will go but I have to sell the Corbin first. I was also thinking maybe an airhawk would but I have my doubts. If someone is a bit taller than me, and that's not hard to do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By greying
I have sw-motech and I like them

I have sw-motech and I like them
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By greying
The reason I am selling the seat is exactly what...

The reason I am selling the seat is exactly what I said. The support is great, quality excellent, fit really good. I just find that because of the width, it is hard for me to put my feet down. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:03 PM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Corbin seat for sale

I find it just a tad too high, a tad too wide and with far less riding than in the past, I decided to sell my seat. It has about 1500km on it and is like new condition. I ordered it last Sept, got it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By greying
I have a 2012 with 9000km, original owner. I had...

I have a 2012 with 9000km, original owner. I had the hot start, got the decompression lever fix, no problems since. I run piaa 1100x lights, heated grips. extra tail light all with oem original...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 05:58 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Did you buy at Toronto BMW. all I can say if you...

Did you buy at Toronto BMW. all I can say if you did, better have lots of patience. They are terrible at returning emails or voice mails for that matter both in sales and service. I have been waiting...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By greying
It's funny how things work. I found that general...

It's funny how things work. I found that general purpose construction gloves, the old style leather and canvas, roller blade hand protectors and shock absorbing mechanic gloves from Canadian Tire all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:02 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I have a 2012 G650GS pretty much stock except for...

I have a 2012 G650GS pretty much stock except for the rear tire and seat and with 8000KM. Mine is buzzy as well but I found this week that after I rode it hard and redlined it a number of times, it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 06:49 PM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Here is a little of info. Most new vehicles use...

Here is a little of info. Most new vehicles use CANBUS but I am not aware that the GS 650 does. For example, Canbus system are also used with certain standards like J1781 that determine for example...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By greying
I kinda figured it was one of those things that...

I kinda figured it was one of those things that really does not make a real useful difference. It is more of a personal preference thing from what I can gather. If anyone ever tried to fix or true a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By greying
A seat is like a spouse. Never know till you try...

A seat is like a spouse. Never know till you try it but research and testing (lol) can help your decision. Almost anything is better than the oem ( I had the lowered version). I had a Mustang seat on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By greying
Ok so what is the big deal between cast or spoke...

Ok so what is the big deal between cast or spoke to go off road? I have used both and if your are not a hard core off road I am not sure I notice any real difference. I know some of you will chime in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By greying
I tested my winglets up to 125-130khr. They don't...

I tested my winglets up to 125-130khr. They don't seem to make much difference but I will keep them anyways because they can serve other purposes.
They might actually make more of a difference than...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By greying
Well, I have been trying this and that and so far...

Well, I have been trying this and that and so far nothing works or looks good on the bike. I don't want to end up with an enduro turned cruiser. I am now thinking that as mentioned the best solution...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By greying
Not bad but I have to dress errrrr a bit better...

Not bad but I have to dress errrrr a bit better than jeans at my job. I don't wear a suit but jeans are not really allowed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By greying
Thanks for the warning but I have been riding...

Thanks for the warning but I have been riding since 1970. I think I know a thing or two about common sense and safety. It has a lot to do with where you are, when and how you ride. And I never said I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By greying
Yep I have all that stuff, chaps, riding pants,...

Yep I have all that stuff, chaps, riding pants, knee pads but they are all inconvenient for going to work. If I were setting out specifically on an off the beaten path ride I would use that kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 07:21 PM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I did a bunch of little plastic deflectors for My...

I did a bunch of little plastic deflectors for My Vulcan and they worked really well. Maybe you have a point and I will fart around with some plastic to see what I can come up with. I already have an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 08:05 AM
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Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
wind protection

I would be interested in knowing what folks are doing for wind protection on the highway. I just installed SW Motech engine guard/carsh bars and I will be adapting something for lower area weather...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Madstad windshield: Jim Puckett Midland...

Madstad windshield:

Jim Puckett
Midland MI[/QUOTE]

Just curious but how do you like your Madstad windshield. I am tinkering with the idea of making a two piece where the top could slide down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I have to agree, I am only 5-4 and shrinking so...

I have to agree, I am only 5-4 and shrinking so err close to 60 yrs young, I find all bikes needs a bit of tweaking to make up for individual human differences. I bought a Corbin seat for mine, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
I don't have a Sertao but I just ordered the sw...

I don't have a Sertao but I just ordered the sw motech for my 2012 G650GS. The reason is they seem to fit pretty well, reviews seems to indicate good protection and looks like they will be more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Thems the breaks living on the North side of the...

Thems the breaks living on the North side of the line. Only other choice would be to get someone in the states to buy it for me and ship it to me or take a trip but by the time I figure everything...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
engine guards//crash bars

Hello, I would be interested in knowing what everyone thinks is the best and most versatile crash bar or engine guard. I want to buy one guard and use it to mount some lights and maybe other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
From another old geezer, I agree. You don't need...

From another old geezer, I agree. You don't need to spend a lot of money to get functional stuff. You can if you want to be fancy and modern. It is really easy to get drawn in (sucked in lol). Good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
from experience, yes. Check it out and find...

from experience, yes. Check it out and find someone who will do it. One dealer flat out refused, one I had to send the bulletin to and talk to BMW about it. Road side was good though, picked up my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Greyin how do you like the corbin seat?[/QUOTE] ...

Greyin how do you like the corbin seat?[/QUOTE]

I wish I could tell you. I ordered it last fall, custom made to a certain extent and by the time I got it, it was too cold and the snow was already...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
Thank You, It was my first try. Not sure what...

Thank You, It was my first try. Not sure what exactly happened. I really only wanted to show three pictures. Guess I will have to experiment a bit more.

gilles
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
here are some pictures, I think, of my aux light brackets

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121881349@N03/13524798223/in/photostream/
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By greying
No My own pictures. I do not seem to be able to...

No My own pictures. I do not seem to be able to get them into my answers
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