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Forum: EMEA Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Gundy
Thanks everyone. It may be a good opportunity...

Thanks everyone. It may be a good opportunity to try a different bike for a couple years :)


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Forum: Face plant 02-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 71,443
Posted By Gundy
When do you call it quits?

I lost count of how many FJRs you have owned. Isn't life too short to buy the same bike?! This could be a thread about when do you call it quits with an FJR :)

Amazing stories; thanks for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
My Touratech hose is plenty long with my 2"...

My Touratech hose is plenty long with my 2" risers....in fact almost too long.


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Forum: EMEA 02-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Gundy
Might be moving from US to UK: take bike with me or buy there?

There is a chance that I will be transferred to the UK at the end of this year for a period of ~2 years. I currently own a well equipped BMW Sertao that would be ideal for commuting and weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
15:49 ? What is your highway cruise speed? ...

15:49 ? What is your highway cruise speed? Seems to be short gearing....




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Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Gundy
I would throw my stocker on when I wanted a quiet...

I would throw my stocker on when I wanted a quiet bike....didn't bother with exup or any of that. I had a power commander IV so it was just a matter of switching the mapping back the map...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 128,642
Posted By Gundy
Spesh Fatboy base model. The one they made...

Spesh Fatboy base model. The one they made before the current lineup of SE,expert, Pro. It definitely opens up riding opps that otherwise wouldn't be possible. Great on the beach too. Not as...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 128,642
Posted By Gundy
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http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/c7b518258737d94c7456557b3edfb73a.jpg

One of these keeps me out in the woods at this time of year....low impact on soft trails too


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Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Oil - always a favorite topic :) I have an...

Oil - always a favorite topic :)

I have an early 2012 model, which on the bike and in the manual has more ended requirements.....JASO MA and either 10w40 or 15w40. No synthetic for at least 6k...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
A friendly reminder on cold weather...

A friendly reminder on cold weather riding....cold tires have a lot less traction. I learned this from low siding through a left turn across an intersection at 35 mph.


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 64,845
Posted By Gundy
I've been looking at these overstock deals on S10...

I've been looking at these overstock deals on S10 and have been slightly tempted to get another one. Then I remembered something I told myself last time: no more buying bikes by the pound, I.e....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Gundy
Nice- there go my hopes of catching up to you. ...

Nice- there go my hopes of catching up to you.


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Gundy
You bought another one?! Sent from my...

You bought another one?!


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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Dropping a tooth in the front is great for...

Dropping a tooth in the front is great for sub-60mph riding. If you are riding longer stretches at 70+ mph (~75 indicated) the stock gearing is pretty nice. Personally I would recommend riding with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Don't forget to search stores for '07 Dakar...

Don't forget to search stores for '07 Dakar parts....Moose Onyx Hybrids are really nice and there is a 1/2" rear offset. Had them on my KLR. The Tao has less leg room though so I may look for one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Interesting observation from my wife...

Interesting observation from my wife yesterday.....we were at a local shop looking at a used 1200gs, and she claims the Sertao has better leg room and a better passenger seat. Maybe she was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
My thoughts exactly. 1. Take care of...

My thoughts exactly.

1. Take care of ergonomics (depends on your height)
2. Protection appropriate for intended riding (stock plate and handguards are pretty good for most action this bike will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,744
Posted By Gundy
Not scientific, but I have also noticed the...

Not scientific, but I have also noticed the phenomenon of brake jamming when people see me in my hi viz jacket versus before when they would just continue rolling out of their driveway. Do I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By Gundy
If the bike is doing what you want it to do, and...

If the bike is doing what you want it to do, and not doing it what you don't want it to do, then it doesn't really matter what it's capable of.

My first dirtbike was a older KTM 250...after a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
You can overcome that by avoiding the interstate....

You can overcome that by avoiding the interstate. [emoji23]

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That's how I ended up with the Tao.....most bikes that are comfy over 60 mph are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
If you get desperate, I have been make making...

If you get desperate, I have been make making pathetic attempts to sell mine. Only problem is its in Pennsylvania, so it would be a shipping situation which I have no experience with, although...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

5300 miles but it shares time with a trail bike, 2 mountain bikes,a cyclocross bike, and commuter bike. Ever since they built a bike path that pretty much connects my part of town to my employers...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

I forget exactly how much I paid, but it was in the mid 8k range for a 2012 in the spring if 13 with a Touratech skid plate and 15t sprocket thrown in. It does help to have gone to high school with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
A dealer I was inquiring with about a trade-in...

A dealer I was inquiring with about a trade-in claims they sold one for $8300....


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Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Thanks- I think I will give it a shot. There...

Thanks- I think I will give it a shot. There are some decent YouTube vids as well.

How is the bike holding up at that mileage?


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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Yep it was discontinued. Trade-in values have...

Yep it was discontinued. Trade-in values have plummeted :(


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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
$4000!???? Make sure the title is in his name! ...

$4000!???? Make sure the title is in his name!


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Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Anyone know what a reasonable cost for a valve check at a dealer should cost?

Weighing whether or not I should just do it myself.


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,597
Posted By Gundy
Yeah I was also wondering if they care about MC...

Yeah I was also wondering if they care about MC vs not for highway use on the title. Sounds like it may be an issue.



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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,597
Posted By Gundy
Anyone know what the out of state VIN...

Anyone know what the out of state VIN requirements are for a brand new bike? I would have a brand new MSO in my name from the dealer. Seems like a VIN verification is excessive...


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,744
Posted By Gundy
I sometimes feel like a Buffoon wearing hi-viz,...

I sometimes feel like a Buffoon wearing hi-viz, but I have no doubt it is easier to see. Just drive by any construction site, the people wearing it jump out from their surroundings. It only has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
I can verify from running mine dry that useable...

I can verify from running mine dry that useable capacity is 3.7 gallons. This happened when my fuel light was not working; fortunately I was only 100 yards from a gas station :)


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Gundy
So who wants to start a line on the price of this...

So who wants to start a line on the price of this thing? $14k?! $15k?!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Gundy
My home town. Are people still riding those...

My home town. Are people still riding those powerlines? We used to be able to connect the railroad tracks, the power lines, and the town forest all in one ride....now only the power lines are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By Gundy
Awesome event. The trails got even better after...

Awesome event. The trails got even better after lunch (or maybe I just woke up and remembered how to ride by then). Just mad I haven't done this event before; I've been missing out!


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Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Let the farkling begin! Sent from my iPad...

Let the farkling begin!


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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,364
Posted By Gundy
If this is quiet that is the only true appeal for...

If this is quiet that is the only true appeal for me. Not totally sure what the average rider couldn't do with a modern XCW with a rekluse that necessitates this bike. fWIW my KDX 220 with a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,843
Posted By Gundy
I paid $1500 for a 2000 220 in solid condition. ...

I paid $1500 for a 2000 220 in solid condition. Was it too much? Not sure, don't care. It was 1500 less than the next closest bike that gets me on the trails....


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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,139,486
Posted By Gundy
Ask them to verify that the hot start has been...

Ask them to verify that the hot start has been handled. Also try to get a long enough test ride to let the bike get to full operating temp. Some bikes occasionally have hiccups at lower RPMs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Gundy
Summary, if memory serves me right: Take a...

Summary, if memory serves me right:

Take a riding course
Where visible safety gear
Don't drink and ride
Don't speed
Don't ride like an asshat
Don't ride at night
Maintain your bike
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