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Old 04-29-2013, 04:46 AM   #2146
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Hey guys --

Just a quick note that I joined the club and bought a new Sertao two days ago. Still breaking it in (70 miles) and had no problems. Bought mine at Bob's BMW in Jessup/MD which is a fantastic dealer! The bike came with a $500 voucher for BMW apparel, so I paid a little extra and got a BMW GS Dry suit (jacket and pants).

There's only two things I have an issue with -- other than that the Sertao is GREAT!

- side stand is too short. Guess the only solution is a center stand or a hockey puck?
- Left footpeg and gear lever are too close together and I am having a hard time getting my boots in.

Hockey puck!
The bike comes set up too street bikey imop. The shifter is too low in relation to the footpeg. You can kinda see from the pic that my shifter is on level with the Touratech Long Distance, expanded rear (does not change peg to shifter distance).
Take a look at your shifter. I'm betting it is below the peg. Remove the peg mount and shifter and move it up at least one notch. I can't remember if it took one or two. Get it level with the footpeg and try it. I have a size 13! Moving the shifter up made everything work for me. Don't bother wasting $$$ on silly things. Once your'e happy with the settings, put some blue loc-tite on everything and snug it all up. Done.
Any other mod advice I can lend, I'd be happy to. Yes, I'm a new Sert owner, but I have been riding and racing woods bikes all my life and wrenching on everything from my first Rupp, to my complete rebuild of an 84' R65LS to my 10' Husaberg 450.
The Sertao is one awesome little bike. Just yesterday I gave her a real off-road shake down and she ripped. I am going to get the license plate beefer-upper from TT though. I have heard from other inmates that it'll break off if the bike is bounced around too much.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:14 AM   #2147
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What kind of tires are those ? Any good? Size?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:16 AM   #2148
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Studio...

That is the same reading I got when I took my battery off. Just for laughs, unplug your battery then put it back on. I figure its the computer resetting itself, try it out and see it that works. just a thought.

Thanks Alskee,
I tried that and disconnected the power and connector to the cluster... when I re-plugged everything the same message poped up. I had hopes...

I left a message at the dealership... we'll see what they say.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #2149
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Gundy - do the oil check like it says in the manual. It needs to idle for the oil to pool back in the tank. If you just ride, then switch it off, it looks empty.

I used to prop it against my hip to hold it up. Now I have a centre stand.

Thanks. When I got home from my ride yesterday, I left the bike idling for a couple minutes while I opened the garage etc. I then shut it off while standing over the bike (sitting on it just a little, but flat footing it to keep it vertical), and checked the level immediately. It was very foamy and seemed like things might be draining still, so it was not an accurate reading. Waited another couple minutes while I got my riding gear off, then tested in the same manner. This time, no foam and the reading came right back where I expected it, at the max line. The acceptable band seems to be pretty wide, so I think going forward I will just let the bike sit for a couple minutes when I get home and check it in the same manner.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #2150
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It holds about 3 quarts right ? Thats how much is in mine
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:45 AM   #2151
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It holds about 3 quarts right ? Thats how much is in mine
It should be 2.3 liter total. About 2.43 quarts.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #2152
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I swapped out the stock muffler for the Leo Vince carbon fiber pipe over the weekend. I cannot believe how much louder that thing is, especially on the highway. It sounds like a straight piped rally bike. Very nice.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #2153
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I swapped out the stock muffler for the Leo Vince carbon fiber pipe over the weekend. I cannot believe how much louder that thing is, especially on the highway. It sounds like a straight piped rally bike. Very nice.
Far out!
Any chance of a short video clip? I'm curious as to how they sound.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:21 AM   #2154
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I don't have my owners manual with me, I was wanting to pick up a couple quarts of oil and for the life of me i cant figure out which type... And google has failed me.
Any help?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #2155
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Oil thread!

10w-40 or 15w-40, JASO-MA

I am a user of Shell Rotella 15w-40 myself..
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #2156
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Oil thread!

10w-40 or 15w-40, JASO-MA

I am a user of Shell Rotella 15w-40 myself..
Great, thanks!
I'm at just over 2100 miles, so would that matter?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #2157
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Great, thanks!
I'm at just over 2100 miles, so would that matter?
Just a quick note: BMW does not recommend using synthetic oil for the first 6000 miles. After that it's OK.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #2158
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Just a quick note: BMW does not recommend using synthetic oil for the first 6000 miles. After that it's OK.
Correct, I remember them saying that, I've never looked into Rotella.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:40 PM   #2159
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Far out!
Any chance of a short video clip? I'm curious as to how they sound.
I have one here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW0hFCbj0ro
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #2160
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Very nice!
Does it have a cat. In there? It looked like a couple puffs of dark exhaust, maybe not warmed up yet or something.
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