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Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,365
Posted By BerndM
WHAT??? :huh Me or the bike? :rofl

WHAT??? :huh
Me or the bike? :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,365
Posted By BerndM
Hi 2012 650 Executive in northern Orange...

Hi

2012 650 Executive in northern Orange County

http://i.imgur.com/soeJa2r.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,210
Posted By BerndM
Do yourself a big favor and check out and compare...

Do yourself a big favor and check out and compare the BMW scooters to the Suzuki Burgman 650.
I test rode both and chose the Burgman 650. The BMW tranny offers you NO options. The Burgman can be...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,626
Posted By BerndM
Holy crap Dude!! :eek1 Your Burgman 650 is...

Holy crap Dude!! :eek1 Your Burgman 650 is turning 7500 RPM at 80mph>> :huh:eek1:huh:eek1
That's about 2K higher than my bone stock 2012 650 at the same GPS indicated speed.
Is your Dark Side tire...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,964
Posted By BerndM
Check this out ...

Check this out

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/automobiles/24KAWASAKI.html?_r=0
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,626
Posted By BerndM
I love riding the twisties on my Suzuki Burgman...

I love riding the twisties on my Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive. I can keep up with my buddies F700GS BMW and most other non-insane riders. Where the real motorcycles usually leave me behind a bit is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 263,778
Posted By BerndM
More please! It was just starting to get...

More please! It was just starting to get interesting.....:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,051
Posted By BerndM
Where the heck are you finding a BMW C600/C650...

Where the heck are you finding a BMW C600/C650 scooter for $7k :huh:huh
They're much closer to the $9-10K here in SoCal (new of course) and about $12k OTD :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,051
Posted By BerndM
I got the info from this website ...

I got the info from this website

http://www.webbikeworld.com/bmw-c-650-gt/bmw-scooter-maintenance-schedule/ (http://www.webbikeworld.com/bmw-c-650-gt/bmw-scooter-maintenance-schedule/)

...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,051
Posted By BerndM
I suppose if you don't mind having to replace the...

I suppose if you don't mind having to replace the drive belt and chain EVERY 12000 miles (according to BMW's own Service Schedule), to the tune of about $2000+ (UGH), go right ahead :evil

...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By BerndM
Thanks for the info on the backrest pnoman. I...

Thanks for the info on the backrest pnoman. I will go to the Burgman forum and check it out!
:clap:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By BerndM
Thanks pnoman, for all the great pics especially...

Thanks pnoman, for all the great pics especially with all the interesting historical signs.
A sort of pictorial history lesson.:evil

Your pics have raised a question for you though....

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,753
Posted By BerndM
BECAUSE I test rode the Beemer Scooters, I ended...

BECAUSE I test rode the Beemer Scooters, I ended up buying a 2012 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive.:D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By BerndM
Hey Ursa Major I was a long time BMW rider and...

Hey Ursa Major
I was a long time BMW rider and last April, I decided I'd had a gutfull of the never ending shifting in the traffic here in crappy SoCal, and decided to sell off my flawless 2005...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By BerndM
I'm not sure what sort of CVT you are talking...

I'm not sure what sort of CVT you are talking about. Certainly NOT the type I have on my 2012 Burgman 650 Executive.
There is a street here in Laguna Beach, California, namely 3rd St between Mermaid...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By BerndM
Have you checked out the Suzuki Burgman 650? It...

Have you checked out the Suzuki Burgman 650? It has arguably the best CVT tranny out there PLUS you can select MANUAL mode and use the paddle shifter to up or down shift to your heart's content. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By BerndM
Very true, but then again I used to ride a...

Very true, but then again I used to ride a $20,000 (OTD) 2006 BMW R1200GS which is (sort of) made for easy dirt riding. :D

Regards, Bernd

2005 BMW R1200RT
2012 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By BerndM
Dual sport Burgman Executive???

Anyone out here put dual sport tires on their 650 Executive and ACTUALLY taken it off pavement. I'm NOT talking singletrack, more like dirt fire roads.
I figure as long as the speeds are kept pretty...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,817
Posted By BerndM
I just brought home my 2012 Burgman 650 Executive...

I just brought home my 2012 Burgman 650 Executive and I really like the CVT tranny!:D
I looked at and actually test rode both the BMW C650's and after much careful consideration, I bought the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,311
Posted By BerndM
Thanks for all the comments guys! Tom & I are...

Thanks for all the comments guys!
Tom & I are going up to the crash site tomorrow (Monday) just to look it over. He was a bit busy at the time of the crash to pay too much attention to anything but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,311
Posted By BerndM
Hey Mike I am a good friend of the owner of...

Hey Mike

I am a good friend of the owner of that KTM 640 you and Jon recovered and I just got off the phone with him after he described your MOST APPRECIATED and completely unexpected efforts to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By BerndM
I cut myself an appropriately sized and shaped...

I cut myself an appropriately sized and shaped foot plate out od 1/4" aluminum. I then drilled and tapped 2 holes in the steel foot, and bolted my larger foot to the original foot with countersunk...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,179
Posted By BerndM
That is EXACTLY what I discovered on my 06 GS as...

That is EXACTLY what I discovered on my 06 GS as well.
What a monumental difference in the way the bike the bike handled and besides, I never ever needed the back seat at all, so off it went.
Who...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By BerndM
I don't think there has ever been anyone who was...

I don't think there has ever been anyone who was a better, more likeable and more entertaining promoter for the State of California.
I will be sorely dissappointed if his tireless work to showcase...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,817
Posted By BerndM
MCN magazine (Motorcycle Consumer News) will be...

MCN magazine (Motorcycle Consumer News) will be doing a full review of the Beemer Scoots in the upcoming February issue. :evil

Should be some very worthwhile info since they don't need to cater to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,701
Posted By BerndM
MCN magazine (Motorcycle Consumer News) will be...

MCN magazine (Motorcycle Consumer News) will be doing a full review of the Beemer Scoots in the upcoming February issue. :evil

Should be some very worthwhile info since they don't need to cater...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By BerndM
Hey Sibbo Check out this website. ...

Hey Sibbo

Check out this website.

http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/

I had their medium sized windshield and their mini fairing on my R1200GS and it was BY FAR the best Farkle I have ever...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,717
Posted By BerndM
I test rode the GT a couple of days ago. Coming...

I test rode the GT a couple of days ago.
Coming off my R1200RT, I had some preconceived thoughts about "Scooters" most of which were wrong. :lol3

PROS (IMHO)
Looks & styling
Great CVT Tranny...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By BerndM
Contact GoPro with the serial # and they will...

Contact GoPro with the serial # and they will contact the registered owner.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,834
Posted By BerndM
Here is a link to 61 High Res ghost images of the...

Here is a link to 61 High Res ghost images of the new water cooled boxer

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/10/61-high-res-photos-of-the-2013-bmw-r1200gs/?gal=1#/0
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,780
Posted By BerndM
Found this inmate on Google Earth Street view

I found this TOTALLY by accident while looking for something else in Brooklyn, New York
Corner of Elliot & Flushing

Map Coordinates are
40 41 53.35N 73 58 39.00W

Anyone know who this is??
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By BerndM
1157 is correct, dual filament, dual contacts...

1157 is correct, dual filament, dual contacts brass base.
Any auto parts store will have them.
Less than $5 for a 2 pack
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By BerndM
Warranty expiring...What to look for? Now...

Warranty expiring...What to look for?

Now there's a leading question, and since nobody has stepped up to the plate yet, I guess I'll take a swing :evil

The answer to your question is

dare I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,402
Posted By BerndM
I've never used the stuff myself but it looks...

I've never used the stuff myself but it looks really good.
Can it be cleanly peeled off at a later date or is it totally permanent?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By BerndM
It seems like there are as many "opinions" on how...

It seems like there are as many "opinions" on how to properly check your oil level as there are riders, so I just the picked the one that works for me.
I believe the most important thing is...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,717
Posted By BerndM
These are supposed to be in the US around the...

These are supposed to be in the US around the same time as the BMW scooter.
Bigger, more powerful AND less money....
We'll see about that :evil
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,051
Posted By BerndM
Had a 2006 R1200GS. Decided I wasn't brave enough...

Had a 2006 R1200GS. Decided I wasn't brave enough to ride it off pavement. :cry

Sold it and bought a 2005 R1200RT which I LOVE!!!

For my dirt riding, I found a great 1986 Kawasaki KLR-250....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By BerndM
The IOWA is now at Berth 87 which is on the west...

The IOWA is now at Berth 87 which is on the west side of the main San Pedro channel immediately south of the Vincent Thomas bridge, where the Norwegian and Carnival Cruise ships used to dock.
You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By BerndM
A Final Historic Journey

Today, Saturday June 9th, I rode to San Pedro Harbor (next to Los Angeles Harbor) to witness one of the greatest battleships ever built, the USS Iowa BB61,
as she was being towed to a temporary...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 214,288
Posted By BerndM
I ride an R1200RT and I have the factory color...

I ride an R1200RT and I have the factory color matched side cases as well as the smaller BMW top case. I alternate between them. The side cases are close to 40 pounds and they make my ass really big,...
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