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Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 331,400
Posted By RivahRider
<hr style="color:#575757;...

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> Have started looking through threads that my late husband enjoyed. (cancer strikes again) I miss riding., this may...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 431,447
Posted By RivahRider
Question Have started looking through threads that my late...

Have started looking through threads that my late husband enjoyed. (cancer strikes again) I miss riding., this may be next best thing right now. So glad I kept this account alive for so many...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By RivahRider
I Love Mine. We Switch From Solo To Two Up A Lot....

I Love Mine. We Switch From Solo To Two Up A Lot. I Love Being Able To Dial In The Suspension On The Go.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By RivahRider
Cardo Scala Q2 :clap

Cardo Scala Q2 :clap
Forum: Americas 03-31-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By RivahRider
I'm planning the same trip in the other...

I'm planning the same trip in the other direction. Here is my trip in reverse. Cut across Utah, Colorado. Follow RT.64 through Taos NM. into Texas and across the panhandle. Follow the back roads...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 171,714
Posted By RivahRider
Nice find Tony. Good job with the bags...

Nice find Tony. Good job with the bags too........Jay :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By RivahRider
I would clean it off and keep an eye on it. If...

I would clean it off and keep an eye on it. If it shows up again in a short time try retourking the head bolts.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14,644
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By RivahRider
+1 on that. I also use a 17 counter shaft...

+1 on that. I also use a 17 counter shaft sprocket for long trips.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By RivahRider
I like the wunderlich short. I'm 5'11" tall. ...

I like the wunderlich short. I'm 5'11" tall.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WA&Product_Code=8110063-077&Category_Code=F650GS-X

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,748
Posted By RivahRider
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing your adventure. Your wife is a real trooper. Best to you both and safe riding. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By RivahRider
read these

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480532
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497143

Enjoy your trip
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By RivahRider
Thanks for the heads up. That is what makes this...

Thanks for the heads up. That is what makes this site so great. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,359
Posted By RivahRider
Don't forget to lube the steering head berrings...

Don't forget to lube the steering head berrings and all of the suspension at the rear. Make or buy a crapper flapper to protect the rear shock from dirt. Also get fork skins to save the frunt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By RivahRider
It attaches to the right hand subframe bolt and...

It attaches to the right hand subframe bolt and the charcoal canister rests on it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By RivahRider
Welcome to the club. I did the same thing two and...

Welcome to the club. I did the same thing two and a half years and 26,000 miles ago. Wish it had been a lot sooner. Absolutly love the bike. Mine is a 2007. Best of luck with the bike. RR
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By RivahRider
I recently purchased a wunderlich and love it. I...

I recently purchased a wunderlich and love it. I have 4000 miles with it now and it has been great. Have not dropped the bike yet so no experience with that.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 341,077
Posted By RivahRider
In the Land of Pleasent Living

http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/506634875_ZyzUo-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,162
Posted By RivahRider
A Jet Boil press pot and some good beans :dg

A Jet Boil press pot and some good beans :dg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 80,304
Posted By RivahRider
I have to throw in a few pix from the Eastern end...

I have to throw in a few pix from the Eastern end of this awful state. It's realy not worth the visit. No history, the state parks suck, there is nothing to do, and no place to cool off.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 80,304
Posted By RivahRider
Burkes Garden

glad I didn't get stuck with that 18 wheeler!

Going into Burkes Garden on the North enterence.

http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/606430682_K5PFM-L.jpg

Old Post Office

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14,644
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By RivahRider
Check that the sprockets are stock size. Lots of...

Check that the sprockets are stock size. Lots of riders change to lower geering and that would make things buzzier. Also mine will some times be a little buzzier than others for no apparent reason,...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,395
Posted By RivahRider
Camping set up. Two up on F650GS

Heading to the BMWMOA.Rally in Johnson City TN 12 day 1400 mile round trip. Sleeping bags and pads and small stuff in dry bag. Tent, shoes, rain gear. stove and pot, toiletries. snacks and food in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By RivahRider
There is an issue with the wireing harness on...

There is an issue with the wireing harness on some model years. It chaffed where it runs around the rear suspension adjustment knob. This could cause the problem. Sounds like a chaffed wire some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,317
Posted By RivahRider
If you havent already, check out www.f650.com...

If you havent already, check out www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com)
Get out and ride some before you start spending $ on farkles. Great bike!
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By RivahRider
First, welcome to the group. You want boots thet...

First, welcome to the group. You want boots thet will not fly off in an accident and that will keep your feet dry in rain. Can you change a tire and tube? Have the tools necessary to do it? Does...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14,644
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By RivahRider
I have the GS. No problem doing "advenur turung"...

I have the GS. No problem doing "advenur turung" type rides, even two up. If you're looking at "enduro" type riding, you might like the Dakar a bit more. They are both very capable bikes. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,497
Posted By RivahRider
My commute during rush hour ...

My commute during rush hour
http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/547851176_fM36m-M.jpg

Where I work

http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/547851007_FYGWR-M.jpg

What I do
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By RivahRider
here is a manual on line...

here is a manual on line http://www.scribd.com/doc/3824768/BMW-F650GS-Workshop-Manual-English-Version

There are also dvd manuals for sale on eBay
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 501,759
Posted By RivahRider
spring maintainance

http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/537873719_RevSa-M.jpg


http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/537873713_5iUTk-M.jpg



http://rivahrider.smugmug.com/photos/537873790_95VEV-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14,644
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By RivahRider
Check mine every oil change. Havent changed in...

Check mine every oil change. Havent changed in 23K miles. Oil in air box is from tank breather. You either over filled the tank or had the bike on it's side. Most likely the first.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By RivahRider
First go here; http://faq.f650.com/main.html ...

First go here; http://faq.f650.com/main.html

Then try these;

http://www.jesseluggage.com/f650.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14,644
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By RivahRider
Dynabeads will help on the pavemant but not in...

Dynabeads will help on the pavemant but not in the dirt. I wouldn't balance or use dynabeads unless you plan to do a lot of pavement. My $.02
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 501,759
Posted By RivahRider
testing the new windscreen

I took a ride this morning to check out my new Wunderlich wind screen. I love it. Nice ride on a rainy morning too. The specks just above the tank bag are some deer.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,346
Posted By RivahRider
John. Great ride report. Loved every minute. ...

John. Great ride report. Loved every minute. I'd appreciate your thoughts on the Wunderlich windshield you used ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By RivahRider
The soft mushy thing is something you need to...

The soft mushy thing is something you need to fix. You still have some air in there! Could be related. Everything else sounds good. You might check the gap at the wheel sensors. Could have been...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By RivahRider
First place is www.F650.com (http://www.F650.com)

First place is www.F650.com (http://www.F650.com)
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By RivahRider
I have a '07 F650 and have ridden it 22K miles. ...

I have a '07 F650 and have ridden it 22K miles. I love the BMW and would not trade it even for a new Weestrom. That said, I like to tour the back roads and gravel fire roads. I do very little...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RivahRider
Go to WWW.F650.com/ (http://www.F650.com/) ...

Go to WWW.F650.com/ (http://www.F650.com/) Every thing you want to know is there. Wunderlich, Cee baileys, BMW Dakar, Givi are popular screens. you need the 4 hole ones.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,496
Posted By RivahRider
My '07 had never stalled in 22,000 miles untill...

My '07 had never stalled in 22,000 miles untill this week. It then stalled several times on a 50 mile ride. I needed to check the valve adjustment so I took it apart including disconecting the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By RivahRider
22,000 mi. on my OEM chain lubed every fill up...

22,000 mi. on my OEM chain lubed every fill up with Dupont teflon multipurpose lube. No wheelies or drag strip take offs. Lots of two-up. My $.02
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