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Old 03-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #151
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Quick question guys and gals.


Can anybody confirm the gearing on the GS vs the Sertao? Are they the same? Would be good to know if they went with the shorter gearing on the more dirt oriented bike.


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Can't imagine it's any different on the 2012 GS -

Couldn' t find the Sertao specs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:07 PM   #152
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This has been, in different variations, discussed in other forums. The conclusion seems to be the computer brain that controls the fuel delivery. It's been suggested that you only use the ignition key and the start button to start the bike. Don't use the cut off switch to turn off the bike and don't twist the throttle to start it. Ignition key and button only.

Try that and see if that makes any difference.
Thanks for the info. Started doing this and haven't had any issues since.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #153
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A couple of shots from my first break-in ride.

Met up with Gogogordy and headed out to Borrego Springs for lunch.

Loving the bike the bike so far! Good power, good brakes, and corners pretty good too in my opinion. I will add some Grip Puppies soon for make the grips a little more comfortable, and probably some lower or adjustable foot pegs for some extra leg room. Shifting was a little rough at first, but seems to be smoothing out as the miles build up. I had read about the shifting being rough at first in MCN when they did the Sertao review, so I am not worried about that right now. Yeah, the power socket is in an unusual spot as some of you have pointed out. Fine for my battery tender, but will probably add one on the bars to charge items while in a tank bag and maybe one at the rear when hard luggage is installed.


Overlooking Borrego Springs and the Salton Sea:


A stop at the Warner Springs Airport:


And for some reason that morning I thought I had bought a KLR and put a watch on the bike so I wouldn't get to Gordy's too early:
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #154
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18304197[/URL]]Hey MN.

Mate did.the sales guy talk to you about lowered and centre stand?
I Aus when you order the bike, you get option of centre stand OR lowered. They say once lowered, not enough ground clearance. Just got lowered for gf, and looking at clearance, not a lot, hence the.heavy duty Touratech sump. Nothing will get through that thing!

CHAOS OUT!
Hi, I called the dealer and he said they make one for a lowered bike, he said it's just a little shorter. If to low I'll take it off. The wife's bike is getting a lowering link of 1 inch, not the low suspension "my mistake"
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #155
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new 21 inch front wheel

noobe here ,
i was just wondering it is possible to put larger front wheel on my 2010 g 650 gs (great bike as is ) ,as iam going on a desert run in the future, or would i be better of looking for a dakar/serato ? maybe change front forks ?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:02 AM   #156
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noobe here ,
i was just wondering it is possible to put larger front wheel on my 2010 g 650 gs (great bike as is ) ,as iam going on a desert run in the future, or would i be better of looking for a dakar/serato ? maybe change front forks ?
thanks bugga
That would be a good idea.

However, then you would sit with one spoke wheel and one mag wheel.

Perhaps, look at the yz forks with the wheel and think of swapping the rear to an 18incher.

Alternatively, I cant see why f650 dakar wheels wont bolt right up as its essentially the same thing.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:52 AM   #157
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That would be a good idea.

However, then you would sit with one spoke wheel and one mag wheel.

Perhaps, look at the yz forks with the wheel and think of swapping the rear to an 18incher.

Alternatively, I cant see why f650 dakar wheels wont bolt right up as its essentially the same thing.

thanks 4 the help stevh0,
will definately look into the dakar wheels, and do you think the standard forks and seals are a bit of a week/soft point for the bike off road ?, only just bought the bike, havent had a chance to take offroad, untill elbow repairs ??cant wait though.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:04 AM   #158
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If you are an easy rider ( slow and steady) you will be fine. The problem comes in where you are going to fast over bad terrain.

Change the wheels, take it for a trip and see how you like it.

You can always decide to change it afterwards. I personally think you would be fine.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #159
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Buger got wet feet....

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Pick taken at Waipapa dam, central New Zealand.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #160
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #161
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Better save you pennies. Appearance farkels are fine however, young man/old man, what you will find out is that the stock seat will kill your ass. Most uncomfortable, forward sloping seat I have ever ridden on. Well, almost the worst.

You can try the cheap way out for circulation (Bead Rider, Airhawk) but the only way to fix the way BMW has the seat pushing you into the gas tank is to have it re sculptured or get a different seat.

You'll see....
250 miles on my new bike 2010 g650gs and i LOVE this bike but can't stand the SLOPE of the SEAT!! I am willing to do pretty much anything to get this fixed! Any help...still reading through the forums! Still trying to find replacement mirrors ordered the TUOMO's byt they didnt fit too big! Need 8mm...Cheeers
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #162
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Better save you pennies. Appearance farkels are fine however, young man/old man, what you will find out is that the stock seat will kill your ass. Most uncomfortable, forward sloping seat I have ever ridden on. Well, almost the worst.

You can try the cheap way out for circulation (Bead Rider, Airhawk) but the only way to fix the way BMW has the seat pushing you into the gas tank is to have it re sculptured or get a different seat.

You'll see....[/QUOTE
i agree 100% on the seat i changed my 1100rt and my klr to a sargent and it is really nice, want to do the same thing for the gs, i changed the mirrors to carbon fiber bar end mirrors and they work really well in town i dont know about a trip they may be a bit small. i also changed the bars to a klr handlebar which is wider much better feel and controll,
Where did you get mirrors from and will they fit 2010?? Looking at a new seat too! 200 miles just not happy with it!
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #163
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Do I have a GS or GSL?

The bike is a 2006 GS. We bought it for my wife new. We had a 1" Kouba Link installed and the fork tubes were dropped in the triple tree. We also had the low seat on it. I rode the bike to Tennessee in 2006. It sat under a cover for six years after my wife put 5 miles on it. I went down to retrieve it last week and, after $1800 in misc. fuel system work, it has been restored to as new condition. It only has 2000 miles on it!

Anyway, I'm going to replace the Kouba Link with a stock height link and raise the tubes in the triple tree, but I'm wondering if we started out with a stock bike or a GSL. Of course, there's no decal or anything to identify a GSL so the only way to tell is the length of the fork tubes or the center stand, I suppose.

Can anyone help me here to figure out which I have?
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #164
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I run out of room in the garage so I park Her bike in living room.
Thats the spirit!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #165
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Anyone know of a good footpeg lowering kit for the GS? I feel like an extra inch of leg stretch would make a difference. I know Wunderlich advertises some stuff (probably good but $$).

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