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Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
Check out their website http://www.smsracing.net,...

Check out their website http://www.smsracing.net, they have some videos that were really helpful. They also do rebuilds via mail where people send in their shocks in gun cases. I think even with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I had a suspension shop put new shock springs for...

I had a suspension shop put new shock springs for my weight and Racetech Gold Emulators in when they did my suspension rebuild. It transformed the bike and made it handle and feel amazing on or off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By guavadude
Now that's funny.

Now that's funny.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By guavadude
Good to hear you liked it. I felt it really...

Good to hear you liked it. I felt it really transformed the bike handling on all surfaces!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,251
Posted By guavadude
I had the over heating issue. Decided I was...

I had the over heating issue. Decided I was better off keeping my phone as a phone and bought a Montana. I still use my phone to plan routes though and Navigon's Scenic Route option is great for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I think those are all the main differences. More...

I think those are all the main differences. More info might be on the website.

I ride a G650 and can do 400 miles days but I don't have aggressive knobbies on either. An 80/20 rear and a 50/50...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,404
Posted By guavadude
I use Navigon app on my iPhone when working on...

I use Navigon app on my iPhone when working on route ideas. It has Shortest, Fastest, and Scenic route options. I don't understand why it's so hard to have a Scenic option in Google maps and Garmin's.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,404
Posted By guavadude
I only use Basecamp to import .kml files,...

I only use Basecamp to import .kml files, organize tracks in folders and transfer to my Montana.
Google maps is hard to beat for creating routes and it's free and constantly updated. Create a route,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,592
Posted By guavadude
In Preferences/Control you can set it so...

In Preferences/Control you can set it so option-scroll zooms in and out. This really helped me navigate better since that's the way it is in Google maps.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,592
Posted By guavadude
You can't import directly to a folder. You can...

You can't import directly to a folder.
You can drag and drop a .kml or .gpx on the map and it will import, or you can use the Import command under File.
When I do that, I get a new data list with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
On my '09 the clock is always on. Not sure if...

On my '09 the clock is always on. Not sure if this is the issue but some parasitic drain has been killing batteries.
I pulled the 10amp fuse that powers the clock for now as a test but will...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I wear Dianese knee pads that give protection and...

I wear Dianese knee pads that give protection and eliminate this problem.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I just put Racetech springs (for my weight) and...

I just put Racetech springs (for my weight) and gold emulators in the front end of my '09.
It greatly improved the handling but it didn't raise the height at all. I was actually pretty blown away by...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,592
Posted By guavadude
In Basecamp, under File, select "Import" and...

In Basecamp, under File, select "Import" and import your .kml.
The track should now be on the Basecamp map and in the lower left list you'll see the start and end points and the track icon. Drag...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,592
Posted By guavadude
I used my iPhone for over a year and my Montana...

I used my iPhone for over a year and my Montana is light years better. There are a few steps but honestly it takes longer to read that post above then it does for me to do it now.
@david, in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,592
Posted By guavadude
frustration

Hey David
I feel your gps pain. Go back and read my very first post in this thread.

Use Google maps for your routing and only use Basecamp to organize and transfer routes to the gps and you'll be...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,987
Posted By guavadude
I'm still really happy with the Shure SE115s....

I'm still really happy with the Shure SE115s. Check out the 215s or similar since the 115s have been discontinued. Use the smallest rubber tips and they completely block out wind noise. You might...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11,175
Views: 1,214,404
Posted By guavadude
yes, that's what I do. Here's the long detailed...

yes, that's what I do.
Here's the long detailed version, although you need to read the first post and the last page or two since the apps have changed....
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
fyi, I painted the BMW bashplate black and after...

fyi, I painted the BMW bashplate black and after a few gravel rides it looks like crap now. I'd either leave it as is or powder coat or something other than rustoleum.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
You can lock hard luggage and you can easily get...

You can lock hard luggage and you can easily get to stuff. They can break your ankle in a crash and they get damaged easily and can leak so you need dry bags inside them. They are heavier than bags. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
The G650 GS Thread

You can ride this bike anywhere as long as you can pick it up when you fall over. There's a threshold that you will cross where you start to trade "fun" for "buying expensive parts". It does fine on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I found my '09 on Clist with 90 miles on it! Some...

I found my '09 on Clist with 90 miles on it! Some guy bought it, let it sit for 6 months and decided to sell. Me and my gf drove 5 hours to buy it with the plan of me riding it home. I actually...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
SMS Racing is a great shop in North, TX

http://www.smsracing.net/m_default.asp

i posted this in the Regional forums but since it's about a G650 I figured it fits here too.

I ride an '09 BMW G650gs and was looking for a suspension...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By guavadude
SMS Racing is a great shop in North Tx

http://www.smsracing.net/m_default.asp

I ride an '09 BMW G650gs and was looking for a suspension shop to replace my blown fork seals and upgrade my suspension.

So glad I found Brian and his...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
If you're talking about the 600 mile service, all...

If you're talking about the 600 mile service, all they do is change the oil. Just keep riding. These bikes don't really break in until around 10k.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
That's not very helpful. He's just wondering...

That's not very helpful. He's just wondering about tire life. The last thing the world needs is more KLRs.


From what I've read you can expect 3k-5k miles from those type tires. I ran a K60 in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,094
Posted By guavadude
I'm bringing some arm floaties just in case.

I'm bringing some arm floaties just in case.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,094
Posted By guavadude
I recommend grabbing the AR500 routes from last...

I recommend grabbing the AR500 routes from last year and this year.
Those are always great, full day dual sport rides and even if you just chose sections of each to ride, you won't be disappointed....
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,740,292
Posted By guavadude
Wow, do a whole line of parts in colors! How much...

Wow, do a whole line of parts in colors! How much are these again?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,820
Posted By guavadude
AR 500 pics

My pics are the exact opposite, lots of bikes, only a few landscapes and one broken rider.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/sets/72157644152343059/
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html this...

http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html

this is a pic of it after it's taped up but you get the idea.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/64933530@N07/8905475541/in/set-72157633841561968
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,740,292
Posted By guavadude
have you checked to make sure it's not longer...

have you checked to make sure it's not longer than the original drain plug?
I heard a horror story from my dealer's mechanic about a guy who used a replacement plug that was just a little longer and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I've posted this before, but check out this...

I've posted this before, but check out this calculator. It will give you an idea of what to expect. Remember if you change sprockets you might have to add or remove a chain link. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
I wear Dianese knee/shin guards under my riding...

I wear Dianese knee/shin guards under my riding pants. Cold never bothers me and they have let me hop right back up after dirt nap
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
winglets

These bikes need winglets, just like the 1200gs.
You don't need anything fancy....just buy some lexan and make a little bracket.

http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?27921-Winglets
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
It's not the power curve as much as it is the...

It's not the power curve as much as it is the gearing.
Put a 47 tooth on the rear and you will notice a big difference.
No more lugging in 2nd when climbing and an overall slightly higher rpm in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
Made the winglets. I tried to get Madstad to make...

Made the winglets. I tried to get Madstad to make some and they sent a few but the design was off so I found some brackets and modified them. You could get the materials and make some easily. Do a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
The G650 GS Thread

wow, I think you were way overcharged.

I'd complain. I'm not sure but I think my 600 mile service was around $250, which is still ridiculous considering it was an oil change and brake fluid...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,251
Posted By guavadude
It looks like your Madstad is set really high. ...

It looks like your Madstad is set really high.
I have mine set where the top is about nose height so I'm looking over it and not through it but the air is still channeled over my head.

It really...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 31,738
Posted By guavadude
Team Napalm (formerly team Vapor) is getting the...

Team Napalm (formerly team Vapor) is getting the band back together!
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