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Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,222
Posted By Durden
Great trip, looking forwarding to following. Its...

Great trip, looking forwarding to following. Its a doable schedule, but you will be putting in a LOT of long days. Just getting to Alaska from Minnesota will be a HARD week.

If I had that much...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
What a beaut! Haha, love the orange KTM, its...

What a beaut! Haha, love the orange KTM, its just antagonistic! Looking forward to dusting off the pig this summer.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
I'm a huge softy - love the weight savings and it...

I'm a huge softy - love the weight savings and it really forces you to pack conservatively. They are not secure and take a bit longer to load up, but after 25,000km on my setup including multiple...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
$20 says you only make it this far ;) ...

$20 says you only make it this far ;)

http://vivaenduro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Day-5-015_1024x768.jpg

I miss the days I could just take off for a month:
...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
I love Hondas, I have a 81 XL that I've been...

I love Hondas, I have a 81 XL that I've been riding for the last 25 years, still runs like a champ. Cant go wrong with a Honda except the horrible reorganization of the dealerships. I use to be...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 145,137
Posted By Durden
Absolutely awesome ride report Dave, really...

Absolutely awesome ride report Dave, really enjoyed the details and great pictures. Most importantly was that you returned home safe with a ton of great memories. Thanks for taking us along -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
Kawasaki has done quite well producing an...

Kawasaki has done quite well producing an antiquated bike that does nothing well, but just works. Keeping it simple/basic keeps the cost down, ensures parts are easily available, repairs easy, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
Doh! thats what happens when you produce...

Doh! thats what happens when you produce offspring and disappear for a year. Apparently I have a lot of catching up to do.

Its true BMW wants to focus on their big money making 1200s, but I...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Awesome Trip! My wife is expecting another...

Awesome Trip! My wife is expecting another Mini-Durden this fall so it may be tough again this year to get out much more than a day or two. Give me another season of hibernation and I'll be all...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
They already tried that thinking 650 buyers would...

They already tried that thinking 650 buyers would move up to the 800gs. Not all did and BMW ended up losing a segment of buyers. Thats when then reintroduced the F650 as the G650 using the original...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
I've gone larger (1200) and smaller (250) and...

I've gone larger (1200) and smaller (250) and keep coming back to the fact that 650 thumpers are a perfect all round bike (for me at least). I do weekend trips on slab, work commuting and afternoon...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By Durden
http://vivaenduro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/D...

http://vivaenduro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Day-789-023_1024x768.jpg

http://vivaenduro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Day-789-030_1024x768.jpg
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,663
Posted By Durden
This is great news, I found it a bit...

This is great news, I found it a bit anti-climactic to travel all that distance and not quite make it to the Ocean. I ended up taking a flight up to Tuk.

I'd love to go back up north, especially...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
I rode the Conti Escapes 10,000km down through...

I rode the Conti Escapes 10,000km down through Mexico and loved their on road wear, with an acceptable level of light offroad grip:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
It doesnt quite have the range of the Dakar, a...

It doesnt quite have the range of the Dakar, a 17L tank would have been nice. I'm getting around 380km including reserve on a full tank. I ride hard, if you knew you had to make 400+ you could go...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 444,380
Posted By Durden
I got mine from Sierra BMW (<!--[if gte mso...

I got mine from Sierra BMW (<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->https://www.sierrabmwonline.com)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 444,380
Posted By Durden
I had the same issue and I purchased the high...

I had the same issue and I purchased the high 'Dakar' seat and love it. These are the ones they use to put on the 01-07 F650 Dakar. It will fit your G perfectly. Its softer and flatter than the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
This weekends 631km dirt ride with local ADV...

This weekends 631km dirt ride with local ADV group. I'm loving this bike, does it all:
...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Guys, awesome ride Saturday, I'm jealous I missed...

Guys, awesome ride Saturday, I'm jealous I missed out on the trek back Sunday. Great to meet and reconnect with many of you - perfect weather and a great route marked out by Lycan. Few of the pics...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 09-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,806
Posted By Durden
I dont want to plug up this thread with chatter,...

I dont want to plug up this thread with chatter, but wanted to thank Lycan for posting these, they look great! Gives me motivation to finally upgrade my GPS to easily track some good routes I know...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Looks like I can only get out for the day Sat,...

Looks like I can only get out for the day Sat, but that give me pretty much all day to ride and I can just slab it back a few hours before sunset. I would have loved to camp, but unfortunately have...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
After a gong-show of a summer with little time to...

After a gong-show of a summer with little time to ride, I really want to get out this weekend.

Lycan/group - if you're still planning on heading down to Waterton Sat/Sun I'd love to join. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
Dan, depending on your height the Taller 'Dakar'...

Dan, depending on your height the Taller 'Dakar' seat was the best mod I ever did. I'm 5'11'' and the extra height saved my knees, not to mention the dished stock seat was rocking me forward and...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Lycan, saw you ripping down Crowchild yesterday...

Lycan, saw you ripping down Crowchild yesterday around 5, looks like you guys made it back in a decent time, wished I had made it, but I'm sure it was a bit gusty.
Forum: Canada 04-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
That's a great ride, should be decent conditions,...

That's a great ride, should be decent conditions, unfortunately I cant make a full day commitment, so I'm unfortunately out, but should be a good day. I assume you're slabbing it back on 22?

If...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Ahh sleeping in my tent because there was a sock...

Ahh sleeping in my tent because there was a sock on the doorknob, memories :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 444,380
Posted By Durden
Sorry to hear that, Ive got 12,000km with no...

Sorry to hear that, Ive got 12,000km with no issue, but mine is a latter number. Rest assured after the warranty is completed you'll have to issues.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 444,380
Posted By Durden
Yup, this is the "hot start issue" which effects...

Yup, this is the "hot start issue" which effects some of the early G650 engines, its fixed under warranty

Here is the bulletin: http://www.gravesurrounds.com/bike/hotstart.pdf

To quote another...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 377,688
Posted By Durden
Guess who's back!

Hey hey boys, sorry I've been MIA, you're absolutely right Shibby, work and the new family member has kept me busy the fast few months. However, today I fired the bike up and got out for a quick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
Thanks, found it stamped just under shifter! ...

Thanks, found it stamped just under shifter! Mine is 6431**** which is later than the ones with issues which may explain 13,000 problem free kms on my 2012
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
Dumb question, but where can I see the engine...

Dumb question, but where can I see the engine number on the sertao, didn't see it in the obvious places.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
I wondered about that. PM me if you need a puck...

I wondered about that. PM me if you need a puck and I'll mail a couple out to you. I have a 4Gallon pale of em.
Forum: Canada 01-31-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By Durden
+1 on the Arctic Chalet, super nice people, great...

+1 on the Arctic Chalet, super nice people, great accommodations:

Staying at the Arctic Chalet (http://vivaenduro.com/?p=332)

Plus they have BBQs for midnight grilling!
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
^^^ Ahh the hockey puck what cant it do!? The...

^^^ Ahh the hockey puck what cant it do!? The best Canadian made mod for the Sertao (unless you use those inferior Slovak pucks) :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 241,116
Posted By Durden
This was taken off my phone a few weeks ago...

This was taken off my phone a few weeks ago (Celsius):

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd38/tdurden5573/Motorbike/63E9B129-C90F-4FEA-BBB4-A34292BA0FB3-1481-000000E84EAF3875.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
When I rode my KLR to Mexico I had thousands of...

When I rode my KLR to Mexico I had thousands of dollars worth of mods, for my first trip with the Sertao it was pretty much stock and was an amazing bike. A few things I had and/or would recommend...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
+1 on the Heidenau K60s, I got over 10,000km on...

+1 on the Heidenau K60s, I got over 10,000km on my last rear, probably will get double that on the front. They are a great compromise for street/dirt riding.

The beak should be warrantied, mine...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
^^^ Awesome pics robram, I noticed your Sertao is...

^^^ Awesome pics robram, I noticed your Sertao is missing the "Sertao" sticker on the "tank", did you peel it off? I actually like the look without it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 444,380
Posted By Durden
When you change the oil, ask for a "Filter Kit",...

When you change the oil, ask for a "Filter Kit", BMW sells the filter with all the new seals and washers you need. Its a couple bucks extra than just a filter, but its a good idea to replace the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,864
Views: 889,298
Posted By Durden
As we roll into the second year of the Sertao, I...

As we roll into the second year of the Sertao, I love how all the fear mongering and rumblings about the Rotax engines being assembled in China turned out to be a non issue. I looked at a number of...
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