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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-20-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By ctoldie
I understand how much work goes into these...

I understand how much work goes into these events, but what is the third event that is being run on the 9/20 Berkshire Triple along with the dualsport and the turkey run?
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
My seals were replaced under warranty at around...

My seals were replaced under warranty at around 700 miles.
I installed foam gaiters that are attached with velcro the length
of the gaitor. Also put a tie wrap where it attaches to the lower
fork...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Appreciate the input to all that have given their...

Appreciate the input to all that have given their experiences and advice.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Deteriorated brake line makes the most sense to...

Deteriorated brake line makes the most sense to me. I will replace it and also rebuild the master cylinder as a precaution.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
brake problem

"I know you guys had a low pedal, but I can explain that away by the fact that a pedal on our bikes can be pushed quite far to begin with. We just never do it because we get the desired response from...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
brake problem

Out riding yesterday, and all of a sudden, no rear brakes. The brake pedal went all the way down with absolutely no braking. The brake fluid was still completely full. Headed home, and within ten...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
I have an '09 and consistently get upper 60's and...

I have an '09 and consistently get upper 60's and sometimes into the low 70's,
but most of my riding is on back paved and dirt roads where I am going anywhere from 30 to 60 mph. I have had the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Wayne: I have a 2009 G650GS. My owners...

Wayne:

I have a 2009 G650GS. My owners manual states my tank is 4.2 gallons.
According to your chart, it is 14 ltrs or 3.7 gallons.
Also, Max BMW shows identical part number for gas tank for my...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 97,825
Posted By ctoldie
Parish Rd does have a bridge out. Mongue Rd not...

Parish Rd does have a bridge out. Mongue Rd not really for adventure bikes, at least not for me on one.

Thanks 86 for the location.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 97,825
Posted By ctoldie
Is that Curtin Rd? If so, I rode Curtin Rd today,...

Is that Curtin Rd? If so, I rode Curtin Rd today, and it is not closed. Either the bridge was fixed or I was not on the road you discussed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
I must be one of the lucky ones. My Scorpion is...

I must be one of the lucky ones. My Scorpion is four years old. I do keep it on a battery tender when not in use, as I have of other batteries.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12,504
Views: 780,693
Posted By ctoldie
https://rideapart.com/articles/worlds-lightest-dir...

https://rideapart.com/articles/worlds-lightest-dirt-bike-mountain-moto-fx5

Looks like a blast.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Piston hanging up is my problem also. What did...

Piston hanging up is my problem also. What did you do to correct this?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Appreciate your help.

Appreciate your help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Anyone have any idea on why only one brake pad...

Anyone have any idea on why only one brake pad would show significant wear?
Facing disc from rear of bike, right pad wore almost to metal. Left pad very little wear. Would appreciate any help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Use a Top Tier gasoline such as Shell, Chevron,...

Use a Top Tier gasoline such as Shell, Chevron, etc. It will keep fuel injectors, valves, and pistons clean.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Anyone with these tires? Recall: NHTSA...

Anyone with these tires? Recall:


NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14T009
Synopsis : Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain ContiAttack SM, ContiSportAttack,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Anyone with these tires? Recall: NHTSA...

Anyone with these tires? Recall:


NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14T009
Synopsis : Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain ContiAttack SM, ContiSportAttack,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Bolts on and it just plain works.

Bolts on and it just plain works.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Madstadt is the only one that has worked for me....

Madstadt is the only one that has worked for me. No buffeting.
Have you tried different angles and heights? Should be able to
find a windshield position that eliminates buffeting with Madstadt....
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
I hit starter after fuel (amber) light goes out. ...

I hit starter after fuel (amber) light goes out.
My ABS light doesn't go out until I get rolling. Maybe between 5-10 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Exactly. That has been my experience also.

Exactly. That has been my experience also.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 22,466
Posted By ctoldie
Excellent ride Rich, even though I cut out early....

Excellent ride Rich, even though I cut out early.
Really good job of hooking the dirt roads together without too much pavement.
Thanks for the effort.

And, of course, good to meet the genuinely...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
Wayne: I know that you are the expert here,...

Wayne:

I know that you are the expert here, but in the four years that I have owned my 2009, I let the starter button go as soon as the bike starts. I have never had a problem doing this. In four...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,157
Posted By ctoldie
It's not a myth, as it has worked for me twice...

It's not a myth, as it has worked for me twice when I inadvertently opened the throttle while starting the bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 22,466
Posted By ctoldie
I'll take one.

I'll take one.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 22,466
Posted By ctoldie
I'm in. McDonalds.

I'm in. McDonalds.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 179,618
Posted By ctoldie
Because the state has spent the money on the New...

Because the state has spent the money on the New Britian/Hartford busway.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12,504
Views: 780,693
Posted By ctoldie
What Stonington is proposing is SICK. Dirt bikes...

What Stonington is proposing is SICK. Dirt bikes have saved many kids
from trouble. And, speaking from experience, riding off road saved my marriage. (A story for another time).
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Tank was reduced in size when the GS was restyled...

Tank was reduced in size when the GS was restyled in 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Please read my post #3758.

Please read my post #3758.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
I have a 2009. The 2014 has a smaller tank. Here...

I have a 2009. The 2014 has a smaller tank. Here is a quote from another rider
who ran his tank even lower than I did:

"wehdawg2 fueled-up their G650GS (4.1 gal) (2009, BMW G650 GS)"
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 285,592
Posted By ctoldie
Map My Ride website shows River Rd going through...

Map My Ride website shows River Rd going through to Packer Corner Rd.

How difficult is the woods rd? Big bike friendly?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
"The G650GS has a 4.2 gal tank of which only 3.7...

"The G650GS has a 4.2 gal tank of which only 3.7 gals is usable according to BMW and my experience".

Above statement not so. I have a 2009, and I have filled up with 3.9, and 4.0
on two...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
Only 6700 miles and all those farkles for $4000? ...

Only 6700 miles and all those farkles for $4000?
Someone is going to get a bargain.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
On the last two sentences above: Just get a...

On the last two sentences above:

Just get a Madstadt. It is on brackets and easily adjustable via two knobs.
You can even put it in a very low position if riding off road. This windshield
will...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,501
Posted By ctoldie
Actually, it came from para504, not me.

Actually, it came from para504, not me.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,084
Posted By ctoldie
I have an '09, which has only minor vibration...

I have an '09, which has only minor vibration that I do not even notice unless I think about it.
In 1998 I test rode a BMW 850R Boxer, and a 650 Funduro back to back. I bought the Funduro because...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,501
Posted By ctoldie
Click on the link below. Click on "print", and it...

Click on the link below. Click on "print", and it will open up the route sheet.

http://www.rallynavigator.com/routes/6153#.U-KRwfldX9k
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,501
Posted By ctoldie
Would really appreciate that.

Would really appreciate that.
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