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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Gundy
Occasionally a bit challenging....ok fine, I'm...

Occasionally a bit challenging....ok fine, I'm in!


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Gundy
Thinking about this...what is the format? Easy...

Thinking about this...what is the format? Easy main loop with tougher options? I was looking through pics from prior years and it looks like mostly small bikes, but there were a few 650s, 800s,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:44 PM
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Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I would love to have an f800 also. I'd probably...

I would love to have an f800 also. I'd probably give the nod to the F8 as well for all around use in the USA. The big question that steered me to the Tao was "is the F800 5k better?".


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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Gundy
So you really think they are equal offroad? I've...

So you really think they are equal offroad? I've never ridden an 800 in the dirt, but from experience with other bikes, lighter and lower is almost always better....


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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,430
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Posted By Gundy
In retrospect the 800 would have been more...

In retrospect the 800 would have been more appropriate for me since like you, at least 90% of my time is on the road. The price gap is 4 to 5k whether new or used, and I just couldn't justify that....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Gundy
I saw this same bike today. Looks like a nice...

I saw this same bike today. Looks like a nice setup. If I were you I would check back....seemed like there was a liitle room if trading in. Just a couple data points for you: a friend bought...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,114
Posted By Gundy
I think if you have the stock exhaust with a...

I think if you have the stock exhaust with a catalytic converter you are good to go. Just need the arrester if there is nothing else filtering. I think?


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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I've seen spoked versions of the regular GS at...

I've seen spoked versions of the regular GS at dealers....I doubt it gives up much to the taller Sertao if equipped with knobbies. If you are in rougher stuff where it matters that much on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Don't you guys just use the powerlet socket for...

Don't you guys just use the powerlet socket for charging and power source?


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Gundy
There is a 2013 currently listed in the flea...

There is a 2013 currently listed in the flea market in Rhode Island...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,436
Posted By Gundy
I'll just echo what some others have said...

I'll just echo what some others have said already.....the S10 is really well engineered, and hides its 600lbs well, but some scenarios just won't let you get away from physics. It truly is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Gundy
Sounds like you want more of a hooligan bike,...

Sounds like you want more of a hooligan bike, none of which are fuel sippers. Check out the FZ-09 or the new FZ-07. All the power you could want in a short wheelbase, light bike.


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Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,047
Posted By Gundy
Maybe my wife is an outlier, but for sub-60 mph...

Maybe my wife is an outlier, but for sub-60 mph riding, she is nearly as comfy on my G650Gs Sertao as she was on the S10. The German bikes have the best legroom for passengers. We both loved the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I also had this issue and it was when I ran...

I also had this issue and it was when I ran higher octane. Same scenarios you mention. It began happening during my second tank of running 93, pulling away from stop lights when fully warm. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 23,303
Posted By Gundy
Has anyone mentioned the whole small cc...

Has anyone mentioned the whole small cc reciprocating mass thing? Even if a WR450r weighed the same as the 250, it still would turn slower. Harder to hide the weight. I think we should really...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
For what it's worth, 3300 miles on mine, running...

For what it's worth, 3300 miles on mine, running a 15t JT/ stock 47 from new. Always run at the looser end of the range, if not looser. Minimal signs of wear. Just switched to the 16 stock up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Thanks both of you. I sense an impulse purchase...

Thanks both of you. I sense an impulse purchase coming....
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By Gundy
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/motorcycle-abs-...

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/motorcycle-abs-why-you-want-to-ride-with-it

I would add good, balanced suspension, newer tires, and appropriate tire pressure are contributors too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I only see ricor products listed for the...

I only see ricor products listed for the Dakar...I'm assuming I can use those?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Finally was able to check the shop DVD....40 nm...

Finally was able to check the shop DVD....40 nm and 243. I used blue...hopefully that is ok


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Thanks - overshot a little and went with 50. ...

Thanks - overshot a little and went with 50. Should be fine.


I switched to the stock 16/47 gearing for the first time since owning this bike and have to say its way more tolerable than 15/47...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,430
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Posted By Gundy
While my slow ancient laptop starts up, anyone...

While my slow ancient laptop starts up, anyone know the proper torque for the countershaft sprocket?


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Thanks. I have thought about those as well. I...

Thanks. I have thought about those as well. I think my first order of business will be finding the correct straight rate springs, then add intimidators. I used progressive springs for 1000 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Race-tech gold valves...

Anyone installed them? I don't have the courage for a full YZ swap


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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

On the oil changes, I think the removal of the reservoir is unecessary. Just leaning it over on the side stand seems adequate and then you can lean a bit further with the stand up. Leaving it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 44,782
Posted By Gundy
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki & Kawasaki - Listen Up, Please...

I think a small ADV twin would sell better....to realistically get the smooth 70 mph cruise with staying power everyone desires I think you need to go multi-cylinder.

21/17- or 18 wheels
400ish...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Bottom of the seat spacer? Sent from my...

Bottom of the seat spacer?


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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,974
Posted By Gundy
In practical terms, the DRZ was all I needed. ...

In practical terms, the DRZ was all I needed. The WR was a little more modern and the 6-speed was nice, but not worth the switching cost looking back on it, and cost a whole lot more to uncork and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I have a 2012 and it looks different.

I have a 2012 and it looks different.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I too have noticed it smoothing as the miles...

I too have noticed it smoothing as the miles increase. The bottom end power seem to have gotten better, or I'm just learning to use the torque better.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
I had noticed there were no LV pipes for sale. ...

I had noticed there were no LV pipes for sale. You can still find an Arrow. I'm torn. I like sneaking around but would like more growl too


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Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Gundy
Rotella 15w40 if the bike can take non-synthetic....

Rotella 15w40 if the bike can take non-synthetic. Common wisdom says to use this for 6000 plus miles to break the engine in before moving to synthetic, if you ever decide to.

Rotella t6 5w40...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Anyone tried Race-tech gold valves and springs...

Anyone tried Race-tech gold valves and springs for a fork upgrade?


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Gundy
Maine riding question

Thanks!

Don't worry about me...I'm a slowpoke with a quiet bike. I know all too well what it's like to lose trails because of a few knuckleheads, and how to tip-toe around politically active...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Gundy
Thanks for the head up on that. How does...

Thanks for the head up on that.

How does one obtain an ATV sticker? I'll be up that way in early July. Where I will be staying is about an hour from Ellsworth. What is the speed limit on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,072
Posted By Gundy
What octane is she running? I tried running 93...

What octane is she running? I tried running 93 for two tanks and it gave the bike low rpm hiccups although nothing as serious as you are describing.

I have been running 87 &89 with no issues.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
Just guessing here, but maybe the warmer temps...

Just guessing here, but maybe the warmer temps thinned out the oil and maybe there is less stiction? I notice a difference in performance from cold to warm days. Or the air that is in there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,116
Posted By Gundy
Yeah scratching my head here....if this is true...

Yeah scratching my head here....if this is true you have put all iron butt riders to shame.

I'll stop whining about 2-up on my 650....
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 833,864
Posted By Gundy
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Yeah this is my 8th bike and it is by far the most absurd oil change process. Fortunately ( or unfortunately). I only need to change it 1-2 times a year. The air filter is not the most accessible...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Gundy
Yamaha XT225 highway cruising

I must live on a different planet than you guys . Same height and weight as the OP and I found the WR250r to be dubious at a true gps 65. Hills and head wind were issues. It was modded so it...
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