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Old 04-08-2013, 03:20 PM   #1906
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Could you get a picture of those?
This is what I did for mine.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=1177

Basically I moved the throttle cable from in front of the ignition switch to behind it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #1907
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Yeah, it takes sometime fiddling. Just take your time and you should be fine.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #1908
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Have any of you installed a GPS unit on your Sertao? Just wondering difficult it is to get it all wired up. I have zero experience with electrical of any sort.

I have a Garmin 650T on the TT above gauge mount, super easy to set up. I have mine wired off the auxiliary battery terminals under the seat. I did not install a switch because its easy to just remove the gps unit from the cradle.
If you ride with some type of bluetooth/intercom/phone set up you can plug in a bluetooth transmitter and hear the voice prompts from inside your helmet. I have a Sena 5, which works nicely.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #1909
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Have any of you installed a GPS unit on your Sertao? Just wondering difficult it is to get it all wired up. I have zero experience with electrical of any sort.



i Have a Zumo 220 mounted on mine using the standard Garmin mount. I just wired it directly to the battery when I had the tank shelter off for an oil change. As the other poster noted its easy to just pull it from the mount to stop battery drain.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #1910
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Foot peg lowering

Has anyone lowered their foot pegs in any way? I am not talking about the lowering kit, just lower than original foot pegs. The original pegs are raised from their mounts. If yes, any problems with brake lever and or ground clearance?

Thank you

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #1911
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Cool video

Pretty cool video. And I recognized our own Ozi at 1:43 and 3:40:). Nice...

https://www.dragtimes.com/video-view...G3lRr8&feature
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #1912
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Pretty cool video. And I recognized our own Ozi at 1:43 and 3:40:). Nice...

https://www.dragtimes.com/video-view...G3lRr8&feature
Nice vid.
Are we ever going to get some audio of his modded exhaust? I've got dremel bits at the ready but I want to hear it first.

And thanks Vit, that looks like a cleaner solution. Zip ties are useful but they look kind of cheap.
I'm definitely getting myself some progressive springs soon too and maybe stronger handlebars. I think I managed to bend mine a little.
Depending on money flow I might just get all three & put them on at once.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #1913
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Why is it in the UK we only get a two year warranty?!? No fair!

And there are about 4 new bikes for sale at the moment for under 5K on UK Autotrader! Too cheap!!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #1914
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Yea, the zipties are definitely the quick and easy solution. I don't really mind them but the next time I'm tinkering up front in the garage I'll reroute the cable as well. A center stand and a set of 606's are arriving next week just in time for the Laurel Fork get together..

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839434

Can't wait to ride the first proper dirt since Thanksgiving.

PS: Thanks for the reply on about the GPS wiring. Now that I have the knowledge, all I need are the funds...
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #1915
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I'll try to get a pic up tonight, Poznos.

Here's a comparison between to two 650s..
Thanks very much ZBone.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #1916
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I did the Touratech adjustable lower pegs since I was a bit cramped on the bike and 300-400 mile rides were just killing my knees. Haven't really noticed any issues with the rear brake after having the lowered pegs for about a year. But I have rubbed the outside of my boot soles a few times in corners after putting them on.

No regrets installing them, they have made long rides much better.

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Has anyone lowered their foot pegs in any way? I am not talking about the lowering kit, just lower than original foot pegs. The original pegs are raised from their mounts. If yes, any problems with brake lever and or ground clearance?

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #1917
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I did the Touratech adjustable lower pegs since I was a bit cramped on the bike and 300-400 mile rides were just killing my knees. Haven't really noticed any issues with the rear brake after having the lowered pegs for about a year. But I have rubbed the outside of my boot soles a few times in corners after putting them on.

No regrets installing them, they have made long rides much better.
Thank you for that. Were the pegs at their lowest position? How fast were you going for you boots to touch the pavement?
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #1918
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Oops, posted this in the Sertao thread and not the regular G650 thread. The Sertao has those extra couple inches of clearance.

Most of the boot rubbing has been on long sweeping freeway on ramps, so maybe going 35-45mph is just a guess. And I do keep the pegs at the lowest position. No ill effects either on the soles of my boots from the teeth on the pegs.


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Thank you for that. Were the pegs at their lowest position? How fast were you going for you boots to touch the pavement?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #1919
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Talking You can use the Hepco Becker stand as well

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The BMW stand from the G650GS will NOT fit, its too short. I tried! SW Moto or Touratech make center stands.

Congrats on the decision, its an awesome bike, you wont regret it!
Guys

Know this is a old thread but the H&B centre stand for the F650GS Dakar (21" inch wheel) drops straight on, the G650GS Sertao. The standard G650GS is a 19" and a no go as stated. Chassis wise the Sertao is (as I see it) a 07 Dakar uplift. Cheers RTO
(PS I am a vendor - this is purely info FYI something I identified in sorting out a problem recently as this match up is unlisted)
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:02 AM   #1920
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Oops, posted this in the Sertao thread and not the regular G650 thread. The Sertao has those extra couple inches of clearance.

Most of the boot rubbing has been on long sweeping freeway on ramps, so maybe going 35-45mph is just a guess. And I do keep the pegs at the lowest position. No ill effects either on the soles of my boots from the teeth on the pegs.
OK, I feel better now. Is that solo, or two up? I saw some pictures of a regular GS in sweeping turns and was surprised how little clearance was left. I think the Sertao has 2.4 inches extra, so I am hoping that clearance will not be an issue.

Thanks again.

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