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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Rogdog
The Solution

So... been meaning to close this thread for some time, but never got around to it.

The issue (despite my conclusion that it was electrical) wasn't... exactly - it was both electrical and fuel. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Rogdog
Eh? Update & related question

So - the plot thickens. I searched the wiring and couldn't find anything. So gave up, took it to the local mechanic, and described the conditions. He then took the bike, went over the electrical,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Rogdog
Awesome - I like the consistency that it is a...

Awesome - I like the consistency that it is a wiring issue, so I can confidently go searching. Now if you had all only said - yeah that is an easy one to find. :D

Thanks !!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Rogdog
Thanks OldPete - I saw reports on that fault too....

Thanks OldPete - I saw reports on that fault too. Also one about a recall on the charcoal cartridge. The reason I am pretty confident it isn't a fueling issue is first when I say it quits abruptly, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Rogdog
Question Help - G650GS Intermittent Stall - Where is that electrical fault?

HELP!! Been working on a very intermittent issue with my BMW G650GS (2009). On a random basis (twice on a long trip, 2 days apart - and then again the other day), the bike will just quit at speed. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,081
Posted By Rogdog
It is a 2009 G650GS with the 650 single. I...

It is a 2009 G650GS with the 650 single. I imported it from California so it has every emission farkle known to man.

Yeah, I know there is a dealer in Bangkok - but that is a bit of a way to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,081
Posted By Rogdog
Question Charcoal cartridge question

Hi all
Maybe this belongs in Wrenching, but I thought as it is pretty specific to the G650GS, I'd try here earlier.

Took a ride from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) to Dalat a while ago. On the way (in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,224
Posted By Rogdog
Preah Vihear

:huh Preah Vihear - hopefully the Thai mlitary weren't shooting at you while you were there! Weren't the Cambodian's and Thai's fighting over that temple recently?

... can't wait to see if...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 35,711
Posted By Rogdog
Brilliant, great, fantastic.... really enjoying...

Brilliant, great, fantastic.... really enjoying this report. Your sense of humor is great and your descriptions spot on. Indonesian traffic is attrocious agreed, but I've got to say, the only place...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 47,811
Posted By Rogdog
Thanks for sharing your ride... can't wait until...

Thanks for sharing your ride... can't wait until you get to the north shore... one of the few places in the world that makes me home sick. Some of the most beautiful camping in my life was waking up...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,862
Posted By Rogdog
Thanks for the report... a lot of fun to read. I...

Thanks for the report... a lot of fun to read. I admire the amount of energy you all put into your fun!

Living in the land of the scooter (Vietnam) I own one, that never makes it out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,081
Posted By Rogdog
Finally a Photo

So, after first posting on this thread going back months ago now... I have finally got around to posting a pic of the bike (2009 version which has just past 2,000 mi on clock). Here it is in its...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,568
Posted By Rogdog
Thanks for your story so far, I am enjoying it. ...

Thanks for your story so far, I am enjoying it. You capture the spirit of the people well and I enjoy reading about your interactions with them. Very impressive that you are so willing to dive into...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,237
Posted By Rogdog
Enjoying your report

Thanks for the report. Enjoying reading along. Can't wait to see your take on the highlands part of the HCMT, it is among my favorite parts of the country to ride.

I did make it to Khe Sanh last...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rogdog
Cool site... looking forward to following along. ...

Cool site... looking forward to following along. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,081
Posted By Rogdog
Addendum

As Larry rightly pointed out in a PM to me. The problems with idling are 100% rider created and avoidable (in my experience) and my comments were intended just to point out that if you have that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,178
Posted By Rogdog
Wohoo a Vietnam report!

Just wanted to pass on my thanks on your report - and to encourage you to continue it. I am enjoying it as I live in Vietnam and also learned to ride here. So, your descriptions are illiciting a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,081
Posted By Rogdog
Laugh Thanks for starting the Thread

Thanks for starting the thread... I've had mine (2009 - 1,300 mi on the clock) for only a few months and sadly haven't yet been able to take it for an adventure. I'll post up some pics later.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,873
Posted By Rogdog
Glad to see you survived to write the tale......

Glad to see you survived to write the tale... those chinese bikes look scary. I'm enjoying your story, keep going!
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,824
Posted By Rogdog
"I had a brother, at Khe Sahn. He was fightin' off the Viet Cong. They still there.."

So we shipped the bikes to Hue this time. We used the same company as last time, as they showed up on time (which is a rare thing in this part of the world) and didn't break anything. They showed up...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,824
Posted By Rogdog
Continued... kinda

So I am accepting that I am always going to be a great ride report reader, but never a great ride report writer. Once on the trip, any thoughts of recording it in anyway just leave my head and I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,338
Posted By Rogdog
Fantastic

Enjoyed your report a lot, beautiful photos... I stole one of your dam photos for the desktop background (hope you don't mind). My 8 year old was standing behind me, and said 'it doesn't look real,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Rogdog
You could have convinced me that you were the...

You could have convinced me that you were the first riders on Mars! That is some hostile looking wilderness. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rogdog
Wow... the photos are beautiful, really, the best...

Wow... the photos are beautiful, really, the best I've seen on this site. More please!:D
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,863
Posted By Rogdog
Looking forward to the rest.

Enjoying your report. I like to follow two up rides, probably because I have so little luck enticing my wife to join me on one. I'll also add my two cents on the border comment. Traveled a lot in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,829
Posted By Rogdog
Enjoyed your bike repair stories... seems the...

Enjoyed your bike repair stories... seems the Vietnamese and Cambodian's share more in common than warfare.
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,310
Posted By Rogdog
Beautiful photos, fun video and an interesting...

Beautiful photos, fun video and an interesting narrative. Enjoyed it a lot. My company has a large organization in Tanzania and I've never had the desire to go... I think you have changed all that....
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 63,331
Posted By Rogdog
Laugh Fantastic - some of the best riding photos ever!

Really enjoying your trip report. Your photos are spectacular, and your sense of adventure impressive. Keep it up, and thanks for sharing.
:clap:ear
Forum: Australia 04-11-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rogdog
Hmmm... how to answer?

All depends on how you like your travel. If you want to blast along on dirt tracks on a bigger bike, it limits your options.
- bigger bikes aren't common. I don't know of any for rent, you would...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 140,311
Posted By Rogdog
Keep it coming

I'm enjoying your ride and the fact you are doing it right, with what you got and when you have the time. Two wheels, a motor that runs and room on the seat for two!

Keep the stories coming.:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,197
Posted By Rogdog
ahh the memories!

Thanks for the RR

This sentence brought back some (vague) memories....

"I stayed at the Motel Nordic, very nice, clean, good restaurant with an adult entertainment establishment just across the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,343
Posted By Rogdog
Talking You must have been carrying a horseshoe

Hue in November?! You were so lucky not to get completely soaked. I rode the same area around the same time, and almost drowned!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634469

Anyway,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 107,653
Posted By Rogdog
You Rock

I am loving your report. You are a true adventurer - doing it your own way... ride on! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,764
Posted By Rogdog
You Summed it up!

The temple you visited was for the Cao Dai religion, which follows the teachings of the Buddhas, Sages (Laozi) and the Saints (Jesus and Confucius). I've never been in one of their temples but after...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 673,622
Posted By Rogdog
Heard that story before!

Saw the comment....

The problem is we are having trouble getting a Sudan Visa. The lady at the Sudan Embassy simply does not like us. Everything we bring her is wrong from one little reason or...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 147,687
Posted By Rogdog
Feeling a bit homesick

Thanks for your ride report, simple and beautiful. I've traveled a lot of Canada and your report captures a lot of the best of it. But I'll go a bit against the grain and say my favorite part was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By Rogdog
Cool Mom award - and a small thread hijack

+1 on the coolest mom ever!! :clap

A small bit of advice for others who may be looking at following in these footsteps. If you are riding here, and having insurance, licensing etc is not...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,264
Posted By Rogdog
Following your trip with interest. I love those...

Following your trip with interest. I love those chinese bikes, although they look awfully narrow and hard on the butt. I'm in Vietnam (HCMC) and happy to share expertise, advice and what have...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 291,671
Posted By Rogdog
Keep it up

Your writing style is awesome, catches the free flow of the trip perfectly! Keep going, I'm a fan. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,803
Posted By Rogdog
Love SEA reports!

You are providing me with yet more incentive to extend my rides past the borders of my host country (Vietnam). Great photos. Looking forward to future updates.

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