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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:18 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Via an SAE plug or accessory outlet?

Via an SAE plug or accessory outlet?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:47 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
With every airhead I owned and a K75,I always...

With every airhead I owned and a K75,I always charged via an SAE lead. I guess electronics have evolved to the point where they may be damaged by charging via that method or BMW is covering the ass.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:16 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Since I am having charging issues,I ran across...

Since I am having charging issues,I ran across this disturbing blurb on page 93 of my owners manual: :deal (I know,only read the manual as a last resort).
Charging Connected Battery:
Charging the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:58 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Is it possible to get 2 bad batteries? Damaged in...

Is it possible to get 2 bad batteries? Damaged in shipping? Box was damaged like 1st box was. Same issue-deal cell-only 8.6 volts again.
Charger was tested on a different battery over 4 day period...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
I may be having the same issue with the same...

I may be having the same issue with the same charger,which was new less than a month ago. On Monday, it showed "Charged".On Wednesday,it showed "Check Battery". And not even enough juice to turn...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Your best source of info about YOUR bike is...

Your best source of info about YOUR bike is f650.com or f650.co.uk.
Leave us alone!:rofl
Congrats on the purchase.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:48 PM
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Views: 397,352
Posted By karmatourer
You are w/o question doing the right thing. If...

You are w/o question doing the right thing. If you aren't comfortable and feel safe,how can you enjoy riding? I have the low suspension/low seat 2009. I put on a Corbin seat which is wider and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Different battery than what is recommended &...

Different battery than what is recommended & lower AH rating. They show the MB12U in the pic and in the description it is different. MBTX12U vs. MB12U. I will try to contact them and see which...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Amazon is amazing sometimes-not in a good way.

Amazon is amazing sometimes-not in a good way.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Nope,not on sale but hasn't been in stock since...

Nope,not on sale but hasn't been in stock since June. In June,OOS until July 10.Currently OOS until August 18. I MAY need another battery b/c either my new Sears charger is no good or I have an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
I know for a fact on the older models (2009),if...

I know for a fact on the older models (2009),if you don't wait the requisite time after turning the key to the start position and pushing the button,that is the exact outcome. There is a quick fix or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
For those searching for a seat "solution", an...

For those searching for a seat "solution", an alternative might be an AirHawk.I have no experience with it,but I continue to see the ads in magazines. AIRHAWK.net
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
That would seal the deal for sure-previous KLR...

That would seal the deal for sure-previous KLR owner for sure!
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:35 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
It's not a KLR-lose the stripes.:lol3

It's not a KLR-lose the stripes.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
I got my Scorpion at Batterystuff.com and was...

I got my Scorpion at Batterystuff.com and was attempting to use BatteryMart.com for the Motobatt-but they were out of stock until July 10 and I needed it in June. That was my 1st choice. You can also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Agreed. Cheap peace of mind. The previous owner...

Agreed. Cheap peace of mind. The previous owner put the cheapest battery she could find in mine and it lasted about a year. I wanted the Motobatt but chose a Scorpion b/c the Motobatt wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
If it's a flooded lead acid battery,every 2...

If it's a flooded lead acid battery,every 2 months if your summer is hot. Better safe than stranded.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
No,big GSs.

No,big GSs.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
I agree with SoCaliDave about the windscreen.Mine...

I agree with SoCaliDave about the windscreen.Mine had an AGV when I bought it. It was better than the stocker but I needed a taller one.Bought a CeeBailey 22" and it's perfect for me. Changing the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
I have a low mileage 2009 model. It was still an...

I have a low mileage 2009 model. It was still an F-650 GS then. It WAS NOT a "Chinese motor". There are mis-conceptions about the Chinese involvement to this day. Reliable yes and mileage in the ~75...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Uninitiated?

Uninitiated?
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Same situation for me. I came across a very low...

Same situation for me. I came across a very low mileage Corbin but if I had not, I was going with Seat concepts. Flattening the seat makes a big difference and like greying said, makes it wider also.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
I was going to suggest seatconcepts also. I have...

I was going to suggest seatconcepts also. I have talked to them and they will work with you.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:00 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Welcome and if I may offer some unsolicited...

Welcome and if I may offer some unsolicited advice,if you plan on long days,you may want to consider a seat. I see greying just put a near new Corbin up for sale.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:57 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
I love the Corbin on my low '09. It makes riding...

I love the Corbin on my low '09. It makes riding a pleasure again. I am sure someone here will like it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
You are crowned the current farkle king! Nicely...

You are crowned the current farkle king! Nicely done.


[QUOTE=I82l8;24533701]I did add some farkles over the last couple of months:
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
I have the 22" CeeBailey-works for me. ...

I have the 22" CeeBailey-works for me.

[QUOTE=Moosehead84;24528074]Is that the touratech screen adjuster? I've bought the larger BMW screen but it's not quite enough to keep that wind at bay!
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:40 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Compression lever fix should have been...

Compression lever fix should have been addressed-hopefully. I have a low 2009 and like it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
The seat height of the Sertao is 33.8583...

The seat height of the Sertao is 33.8583 inches-enough said.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
If your inseam is 35,yes.

If your inseam is 35,yes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
If you do any serious off-road,spokes....

If you do any serious off-road,spokes. Otherwise,save the 1k for farkles.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:24 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Judging by the dealer telling you to open the...

Judging by the dealer telling you to open the throttle when starting is admitting they did not fix the issue.That is your proof.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
That's a first- a '14 that had issues after the...

That's a first- a '14 that had issues after the warranty work. I thought that issue was solved in the '12 model year. Your dealer telling you to open the throttle when starting sounds like they are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
Ok,don't buy one. The are not safe offroad. ...

Ok,don't buy one.
The are not safe offroad.
Millions had that issue but no recall.
Bye Bye.
:norton
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Thanks for those numbers. I'm pretty sure a weak...

Thanks for those numbers. I'm pretty sure a weak flooded lead-acid battery was the culprit. The Scorpion is doing fine. My 1st choice was a Motobatt though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
You beat to me it. Asked and answered thousands...

You beat to me it. Asked and answered thousands of times.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Changing the sprockets is the 1st thing that...

Changing the sprockets is the 1st thing that comes to mind.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Thanks ibgary, I82l8, SoCaliDave, SnakeBreak,...

Thanks ibgary, I82l8, SoCaliDave, SnakeBreak, ctoldie & for the responses.Guess I can rest easy now. Hate having a bike I know might strand me on a trip,even with towing coverage. $100 towing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By karmatourer
Thanks g'dude. That's a relief. The previous...

Thanks g'dude. That's a relief. The previous female owner with Harley-riding husband replaced the original POS BMW flooded lead acid battery with the cheapest battery they could find. It went bad the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By karmatourer
So after 2 much appreciated replies, we have a...

So after 2 much appreciated replies, we have a tie. My '09 shows w/o the key. ibgary,is yours an '09 or '10 that doesn't show w/o the key?
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