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Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 503,479
Posted By 650GSguy
Hitch

Bought one of similar design from Harbor Freight. No problems with a 1000 mile haul on Interstates. It came in pieces so was a pain to assemble in the parking lot.
As usual if there is two ways...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,099
Posted By 650GSguy
Same system has worked for myself for the past 3...

Same system has worked for myself for the past 3 years. Two up on 650GS. This year I am going to try a space blanket underneath see if it makes a difference. Hopefully my bike will be back from the...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 118,347
Posted By 650GSguy
I'm home

Thanks guys,

Got through with no significant problems. Pulled into the wrong parking lot in the US side and when I left ended up in the Nexus lane. The officials on both sides of the border were...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 118,347
Posted By 650GSguy
Blaine Truck Crossing

I am a proud owner of an XT250 and filled in all the paper work. Thanks for all the tips. I will be bringing the bike on a hitch mount, so I don't have to worry about insurance or plates.

The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,879
Posted By 650GSguy
Opposing View

Ihave done2 up on the Suzuki 650 and done fine. I have over 60,000 km on my 650gs 2 up most of the time. No problem. Although I made one modification, Different sprocket to give more low end...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,053
Posted By 650GSguy
Merry Christmas

For 2 up I have narrowed it down to Western Mountaineering Alder and Feather Friends Sandpiper with a summer coupler . Both seem to be excellent choices. Any thoughts on deciding which?

Another...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By 650GSguy
Thanks All

It looks like the best combo is Warm n Safe plugged in with a battery back up. I 'll give it a try getting off the bike plugged in which I certainly will sooner rather than later The battery back...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By 650GSguy
Just the thought of being attached is a problem....

Just the thought of being attached is a problem. Plus if my better half is plugged in I doubt my alternator could keep up.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By 650GSguy
Heated Jacket not Plugged In

I hate being attached to the bike.

My wife has offered a heated jacket/vest for my Christmas present. I just have to pick it out. I am looking for one in which the battery is part of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,525
Posted By 650GSguy
Just thinking. How about the use of BMW...

Just thinking.

How about the use of BMW Airshell as normal wear. Adding heated jacket underneath and/or rain gear over top as needed.

Fro rain gear I am thinking something like Froggtoggs. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,525
Posted By 650GSguy
:ear I need a replacement for my BMW 3 phase...

:ear I need a replacement for my BMW 3 phase jacket which I love.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By 650GSguy
4 season concept

I have been looking at the concept of heated jacket (Warm N Safe)under mesh jacket ( BMW airshell) under a waterproof layer (frogs togs) as 4 season outfit. Any one tried this? I get almost 4...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,899
Posted By 650GSguy
What is the minimum separation of trees for a...

What is the minimum separation of trees for a hammock? Is there much difference between brands?

Is it practical to have a hammock for two or better to have separate hammocks?
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By 650GSguy
Givi Trekker Side Cases

Any one with experience? They look interesting. :ear
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By 650GSguy
YouTube Videos of Adventure Bikes

Any recommended videos of adventure bikes. I have been looking for one in particular of the new Triumph 800s?
Forum: Canada 03-14-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,221
Posted By 650GSguy
Vancouver business

Having a business in Vancouver is expensive. As a tenant in a 1600 sq ft back street ground floor office , the tax portion alone is $18,000. With everybody bidding up the prices of residential by...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 73,729
Posted By 650GSguy
Is this on iPhone 4? I can't seem to access this...

Is this on iPhone 4? I can't seem to access this lock button on my iPhone 3
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By 650GSguy
Sleeping Bag(s) for Two

I have searched the list and couldn't anything on sleeping for two. Currently we have one barrel bag opened up for the top. For the bottom a sheet over exped mats. Since we go two up any one have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 296,966
Posted By 650GSguy
REI has winter sale of Delorme pn-60w with spot...

REI has winter sale of Delorme pn-60w with spot for 369.99 thru to the 29th
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,281
Posted By 650GSguy
MSR Hubba Hubba

My wife and I have slept a total of 3 months in our Hubba Hubba. I'm 5'9" and my wife 5'8" and our gear in the vestibules. A little cramped but not bad. If we want luxury a motel is great.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-24-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,170
Posted By 650GSguy
TwoNav vs Navigon

Anyone have any experience with both of these softwares? TwoNav looks better off road while Navigon looks better on. But this is only reading specs.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By 650GSguy
Damn -

Thanks for the info. Next time I'll know.

The helmets are great.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By 650GSguy
VAT Refund after coming home

just back from Germany with a pair of Schuberth helmets. At the Frankfurt airport Air Canada messed up my boarding passes and my 2 hours of spare time disappeared. I had no time to apply for a GST...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By 650GSguy
Mefos. Went up last year and now replacing...

Mefos. Went up last year and now replacing with 16,000 km
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By 650GSguy
When do you replace tires?

The norm for replacing tires is when you get down to the tread bars. Also if your tires are old and weathered the suggestion was 10 years and replace them anyways. But what are the other...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,619
Posted By 650GSguy
Software for Mac in Canada?

Will the mapping software work on a Mac? or do you need parallels?

How about Canadian mapping? In the past you were limited to US only.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,083,624
Posted By 650GSguy
Ya know...I figured a 650 was the best for me...

Ya know...I figured a 650 was the best for me 'cause anything bigger I couldn't get upright by myself....uh...learning experience here...gotta get the packing weight and amount DOWN....love the sport...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,355
Posted By 650GSguy
Battery Heat

How about using Gerbings battery heated liners in bed. Plug in until warm then unplug when you're warm. An idea that I haven't tried, but sounds easy.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,017
Posted By 650GSguy
Look at Mefos

I have found Mefos Explorers a good alternative to TKCs. I got a set from http://www.aviciouscycle.ca/tire.html
in Ontario.

In Vancouver I found them through www.mtrsports.com

This summer...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By 650GSguy
Adding my two cents. Have had great luck...

Adding my two cents.

Have had great luck with Metzler Tourance with 18,000 km + before replacement. Currently using Mefos Explorers with 10,000 km and far from worn out. Most of my riding is two...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,801
Posted By 650GSguy
Back from the weekend. Your advice works great ....

Back from the weekend. Your advice works great . No problems now. Great book.
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,801
Posted By 650GSguy
Paid for and tried downloading the book to my Mac...

Paid for and tried downloading the book to my Mac several times since Sunday but only have the first page. The download has now expired. Any ideas/help?
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,505
Posted By 650GSguy
Just arrived today was the new Ultralight bag. ...

Just arrived today was the new Ultralight bag. Without even opening the bags themselves. They are tooooo big for two up on a 650GS. They would fill up both my Pelican cases. One is twice the size...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,505
Posted By 650GSguy
Sizing

The experts on Wiggy's. They list a regular and a wide body. Any experiences with the differences. I just got off the phone to the company and they recommended regular wide body.

I'm 5'9" and...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,611
Posted By 650GSguy
+4 :clap Did 6,500 km trip last summer two...

+4 :clap

Did 6,500 km trip last summer two up and just broken in. Already have 9,000 km and expect minimum 14,000. 90% road. Previously had Tourances which were very good. These are...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,259
Posted By 650GSguy
Enduro Helmet

Last month at the Vancouver motorcycle show. There was an enduro on display. i forgot exactly how much they were asking. Not cheap around $900. The feel was somewhat like a Shoei except lighter....
Forum: Canada 02-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,910
Posted By 650GSguy
MTR Sports

MTR is associated with dual sport BC. I'm using Mefos on F650GS and great prices from MTR - Coquitlam. Unfortunately they don't install. Price for front and rear with GST & PST $326. Shail's...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,121
Posted By 650GSguy
Hi, I have done in the cases many times ...

Hi,

I have done in the cases many times while ds over the past 3 years. I have broken off locks twice. Which have been a simple repair. The broken ribs were not simple repairs but did heal. ...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,689
Posted By 650GSguy
Tourist Card In Tecate

When crossing at Tecate where do you get a tourist card? Can you purchase one stateside? Since I'm going only to Loretto I won't need a vehicle permit?

Great thread.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-21-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 296,966
Posted By 650GSguy
Canadian Deal

Canadian Tire has the 60cx for $250. That is $199 US.

However the deal is you have to move here:rofl
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