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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By mbonadio
Yeah Headed out for thanksgiving and then my...

Yeah Headed out for thanksgiving and then my son's travel hockey Friday - Monday. Dealer is closed till Tuesday so that's the earliest. Dang!

Gives me time to plot the farkles and gear. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:51 PM
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Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
Yeah. They had another GS and agreed to swap the...

Yeah. They had another GS and agreed to swap the wheels because I said it must have spoked wheels so I think that adds to the appeal.

Financing paperwork submitted. As soon as I settle on how and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:43 PM
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Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
I don't... in fact to be honest - just to start...

I don't... in fact to be honest - just to start out on the dirt, I'm probably just going to get a package deal from my local cycle gear. Not the best stuff, but does the job for now.. That leaves me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:36 PM
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Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
Sat and rode both again this afternoon. No way...

Sat and rode both again this afternoon. No way the Sertao works for me - it's just too tall for me and stopping is no fun. Funny because both weigh about the same.

I do like the standard model's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
I've ridden both before, and it really just comes...

I've ridden both before, and it really just comes down to stopping with me between the two. But I do wanna ride them again today just to see how I feel about things.

Great point about the 6k...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:16 PM
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Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
The Sertao I looked at is also a 2012 with 5k...

The Sertao I looked at is also a 2012 with 5k miles on it and they want $6100 - I bet I can land it at $6k if I showed up. It's also still under warranty and minty new and never seen dirt.
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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
Nice thing is that the standard is low enough...

Nice thing is that the standard is low enough that I can definitely upgrade the seat and still be OK...


It's bright red BTW. I can live with that. It will be dull brown once I get my hands on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 634,188
Posted By mbonadio
Standard G650GS vs. Sertao

Looking for a dual sport for a while. Been comparing a 2012 Sertao and a standard GS. Sertao is about $600 more. Both bikes <5k miles and warrenties for another 5-6 months left. Both are simply...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:26 AM
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Views: 1,209,719
Posted By mbonadio
Actually been talking with them about it.....

Actually been talking with them about it.. seriously thinking about taking it. I live up in Phoenix though, so I haven't had time to drive down and see it in person. Might give them a deposit today...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,016
Posted By mbonadio
I bought a badlands setup last year. On my...

I bought a badlands setup last year. On my commute over 100 degrees I was pretty miserable on my RT because there was just no airflow behind it. In the winter (if you want to call it that here in...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
Thought I'd provide an update since getting my...

Thought I'd provide an update since getting my short length element's 3 months ago.

I've had them in pouring rain and they did a great job keeping my hands comfortable. I've had them down to 30...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
The badlands has a nylon inner-cuff that you put...

The badlands has a nylon inner-cuff that you put your hand and thumb through which covers part of your wrist.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
Nope that won't work - she is pretty conservative...

Nope that won't work - she is pretty conservative - I'm pretty sure I have more shoes than she does!! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
After checking out the Held I almost pulled the...

After checking out the Held I almost pulled the trigger, but then realized that I may have a really hard time with that gauntlet and my Badlands cuff.

Really starting to lean toward the Klim...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
Very interesting!! I love Held gloves...

Very interesting!! I love Held gloves...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
Agree - I do have a summer glvoe for the 80-115...

Agree - I do have a summer glvoe for the 80-115 range. It rarely gets below 40 in the winter on my commute. So practically speaking I'm really dealing with 40 in the am and 80 in the afternoon ride...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,493
Posted By mbonadio
Klim glove

I am looking for a new fall/winter glove for to match up nicely with the new Klim Badlands Pro gear I bought. Will be used for commuting and on-road adventures only.

Caveat is that I live in AZ....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,294
Posted By mbonadio
Had the warranty repair on my 2 month old bike...

Had the warranty repair on my 2 month old bike done yesterday.. Same part number tank installed. Dealer said 'it will probably crack again". Seriously? This issue is 2-3 years old and BMW hasn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,164
Posted By mbonadio
I have the top box on my F700. Should have gotten...

I have the top box on my F700. Should have gotten the panniers too.... It's worked great for toting all kinds of stuff around so far. Haven't gone offroad with it yet though...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By mbonadio
Will do! I know for sure Twisted Throttle...

Will do!

I know for sure Twisted Throttle will have the kits update for the Barkbusters in the coming weeks as I spoke to them Friday.

I'll make some calls tomorrow to BMW and the dealership...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By mbonadio
I'm in Phoenix AZ.

I'm in Phoenix AZ.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By mbonadio
Hand guard brace for '13 F700/800

Does anyone know if BMW has changed the design on their hand guards from the '12 model to the '13 models?

I want to get some guards for my new F700GS and am trying to figure out if part # 71 60 7...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,294
Posted By mbonadio
My brand new '13 F700GS tank cracked on both...

My brand new '13 F700GS tank cracked on both sides within 2 weeks of purchase and after just 2 tanks of gas.... I'm pretty disappointed. More disappointed that I spent all this money on something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By mbonadio
I also just spoke to Twisted Throttle today and...

I also just spoke to Twisted Throttle today and they are working on getting the kits for the F700GS on their site in the coming weeks...

MB
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