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Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:42 AM
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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: Beasts 12-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 58,509
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: 348
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: 348
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
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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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 12,605
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: 3,386
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 859
Views: 293,948
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: 859
Views: 293,948
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: 12,605
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: Beasts 11-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 824,794
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: 697
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: 8,009
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 127
Views: 10,285
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: 265
Views: 32,155
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: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
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: 1,872
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
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,916
Views: 1,055,502
Posted By Gundy
Earlier Sertaos don't respond to that, or so I...

Earlier Sertaos don't respond to that, or so I have read here. The newer ones with an updated ECU are an unknown as yet.


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Forum: Face plant 10-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,036
Posted By Gundy
I think it's important to remember that it's not...

I think it's important to remember that it's not a light switch. You can take more risk or less risk, or none at all, depending on your feeling at the time.

I have pretty much sworn off bikes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,334
Posted By Gundy
Well, this was a one-off adoption, that turned...

Well, this was a one-off adoption, that turned out to be more of a rescue/rehab situation once the dog arrived. She is our current dog's mother, but couldn't be more different personality wise. ...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 229,114
Posted By Gundy
Interested in buying a late model trials bike to...

Interested in buying a late model trials bike to experiment with; it's the one type of dirt riding I can literally do in my backyard.

I am located in the Philly suburbs. Something in the 2-3k...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,334
Posted By Gundy
For the first loop I was behind some two-up...

For the first loop I was behind some two-up riders on a Tiger and a Vstrom. There was also someone on a blue DRZ. After that I was stopping at the viewing areas and doing my best grass track racer...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,334
Posted By Gundy
Yep - was a great day for riding and cool to be...

Yep - was a great day for riding and cool to be allowed to explore the farm a little bit.

I am glad the grass was not wet!


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,851
Posted By Gundy
+1 My current BMW got mixed (many negative...

+1

My current BMW got mixed (many negative actually) reviews by the self appointed online reviewers, mostly because they were upset that it was pretty much a re-release.

So far I'm loving...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,334
Posted By Gundy
Yessir. I will probably be getting there around...

Yessir. I will probably be getting there around 10:45 or 11. Sertao. Yellow and black jacket.


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,334
Posted By Gundy
Yep - I actually just reposted it in the flea...

Yep - I actually just reposted it in the flea market. Still like it a lot but just looking to try something different.

I may end up mounting knobbies just because of a couple of organized rides...
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