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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Yep, I had this happen in the weekend after a...

Yep, I had this happen in the weekend after a fall on gravel hill. Unknown to me one of the bottom clips broke and this meant the box could touch the exhaust. There is a suggestion on another site...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
I replaced my bent bars with zeta bars. They have...

I replaced my bent bars with zeta bars. They have a smaller bar on top to add some strength. I had to drill a few holes and a couple of them required tapping (I just drilled smaller and used the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Took my G650GS on a quad trail this weekend.

Here's the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uWfFjOmjpc&list=PLgPXtjHaMoOqHyItYH8W_u-yDrv0A2RIW). It was a lot more slippery than we thought it would be and there was a river crossing up passed...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By fetchfire
I have had one for 2 years now. It's great but...

I have had one for 2 years now. It's great but the only mount I really like is the goggle mount. Need to find more options.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By fetchfire
I did this through the South Island of New...

I did this through the South Island of New Zealand. I used sea to summit dry bags because they have strap loops on the sides. Don't put your wallet in there or anything, they are annoying to open and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
That's good to know. It's a 2013. Thanks for your...

That's good to know. It's a 2013. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
My bike failed inspection due to bent handlebars....

My bike failed inspection due to bent handlebars. Has anyone replaced their bars? Can you keep your heated grips?
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Above link didn't work but cutting it back to...

Above link didn't work but cutting it back to https://www.flickr.com/photos/121881349@N03 seems to fix it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,002
Views: 913,535
Posted By fetchfire
What is that silver tube on your frame by the...

What is that silver tube on your frame by the engine? My G650gs doesnt have that?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Do the after market pipes get in the way of the...

Do the after market pipes get in the way of the stock panniers?
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Nice! I have the same one, best colour.

Nice! I have the same one, best colour.
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By fetchfire
I've created a free site to keep track of your maintenance schedual

First off, I'm really sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place, I read the rules and this seemed the best place for the thread.

I've created a site to keep track of vehicle maintenance. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Be careful where these sit. BMW have advised...

Be careful where these sit. BMW have advised against rubber fork protectors because of radiator flow and these are a bit bigger.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Touratech Fairing protection

I dropped my bike the other day and I thought I'd share some the results of the touratech bars.

They certainly did the job, my front fairing is intact. But I am not too happy with the strength of...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By fetchfire
I've done this, I made a slight frame out of...

I've done this, I made a slight frame out of cheap aluminum just to keep it off the exhaust. Worked really well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
How did your factory panniers handle that fall?...

How did your factory panniers handle that fall? Would you say they add protection to the bike?

I have the factory panniers and touratech bars. Falls like this have been common for me on previous...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,002
Views: 913,535
Posted By fetchfire
I like that idea, but I have the bmw skid plate,...

I like that idea, but I have the bmw skid plate, do you think it would work?
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
I wish there was some guard you could get for...

I wish there was some guard you could get for them.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6,324
Views: 2,492,995
Posted By fetchfire
This was my drz for 2 weeks of south island New...

This was my drz for 2 weeks of south island New Zealand. Stopped using the packsafe after the first day. The frustration of putting it on far outweighed the risk.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By fetchfire
It's probably not this but here's something...

It's probably not this but here's something simple to check that I felt really dum finding after hours of trying get my drz started. If the reserve hose is not in properly then the main hose doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 461,910
Posted By fetchfire
Cheap handguards that aren't just plastic

Has anyone used these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-Universal-Metal-Hand-Guards-Handguards-Suitable-for-BMW-F650GS-Dakar-/190796043477?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2c6c5494d5) cheapo handguards...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By fetchfire
It happened to me but instead of going vertical...

It happened to me but instead of going vertical and horizontal it was going upside down on hills and such.

You can lock the screen in vertical position and it wont move but unfortunately not in...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By fetchfire
This one had no brand, but seems to be an exact...

This one had no brand, but seems to be an exact copy of the Husqvarna petrol can. (http://www.husqvarna.com/nz/landscape-and-groundcare/accessories/other-accessories/cans/petrol-can-6-l/)

It was...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By fetchfire
DIY waterproof saddlebags

Here's a pic (http://i.imgur.com/qOiG7.jpg) of the saddlebags I'm using on my trip around New Zealand's South Island.

I just brought some sea to summit big river dry bags with strap holders. Then...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By fetchfire
I have this camera. The quality is awesome. Look...

I have this camera. The quality is awesome. Look up youtube for the side by side comparison with the gopro hero 2. The sony is far better in low light and it has the image stabilization. Other than...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By fetchfire
Has anyone used wolfman side racks with a B&B offroad top rack?

I have a DRZ400sm. I currently have a B&B offroad top rack. I want to get wolfman side racks but they use the same mount point. Has anyone tried this before?

This is what I'm working with....
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 280,365
Posted By fetchfire
Are your rolie bags just hanging by one side...

Are your rolie bags just hanging by one side there? I can't get them in my country unless I pay a huge shipping cost so I got some sea to summit dry bags with tie down loops, I have quite a strong...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By fetchfire
What would be awesome is an app that tracks your...

What would be awesome is an app that tracks your km/miles and tells you how far you can go on your fuel and if you need to detour to a place with a gas station. But getting gas station locations will...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,062
Posted By fetchfire
I'm using the Tatonka Barrel bag. Looks to be...

I'm using the Tatonka Barrel bag. Looks to be made out of the same stuff as the wolfman bags but the seams aren't sealed. It has straps that fold into a pockets so you can make it a back pack.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,849
Posted By fetchfire
I thought the same thing, but I'm not sure I...

I thought the same thing, but I'm not sure I would ever go in the wet. I'm don't go offroad enough to invest in all the kit.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By fetchfire
Help with VOX radios

Hi all,
I got some 2 way walkie talkies the other day thinking that VOX magic will surely be better than the expensive bike to bike coms systems out there. They come with a set of headphones with a...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,583
Posted By fetchfire
Mix two tents?

I have two tents, one is better quality but a bit heavier than the other. Do you think it would work to use the good fly with the cheaper single walled tent?

They are similar shape.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By fetchfire
If yours is not going off the lowest setting and...

If yours is not going off the lowest setting and flashing that means it not getting over 12v, its a built in battery saver. You might want to get a relay and wire it straight to the battery so it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,849
Posted By fetchfire
DIY dizzer rack

I'm making up a rack to hold some old yamaha police side panniers. Is it important that they are symmetrical? The left side sticks out a lot from the bike to compensate for the exhaust on the right...
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