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Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,032
Posted By BMWs2Dave
different strokes for different folks....

If I am going to be riding 60+ miles on the highway, I want a windscreen. To ride without one really gets tiring. That is why I said it is not a practical touring bike.
I have a BMW roadster with a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,032
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Hypermotard owner now

OK, I will take the bait and update those who are interested on my recent Hypermotard 796 experience.
Back in June 2013 I asked a few questions here in this thread about the Hypermotard, as I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Napa resident

Hi There,
I live in Napa, and know the best riding roads very well.
I am not so familiar with the good roads in Oregon, but can recommend some in Northern Calif.
In northern Calif, I would take...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,979
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I would walk away from it if I were you. You will...

I would walk away from it if I were you. You will put more $$ into fixing it than it is worth. Go find a low mileage R1100R for $2000 or so and ride it and enjoy it. Parts for BMW bikes are very...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,580
Posted By BMWs2Dave
You need to decide if you want to do some dirt...

You need to decide if you want to do some dirt (adventure) riding or have a kick-ass street bike.

I have a BMW R850R, so I am in the same situation as you. The BMW is used for longer rides or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,286
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I would talk to a good local machinist. They may...

I would talk to a good local machinist. They may be able to fix your rim. For industrial applications, there are bearing sleeves one can buy to fix damaged shafts for bearings.
Also look for a used...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 145,551
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Fast bikes

This thread is an interesting read.
One thing that seems very true to me is the old saying "It is more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."
The problem with these really fast...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,286
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Thanks for setting me straight. I mis-identified...

Thanks for setting me straight. I mis-identified your bike. I thought the red FxxxGS was a new 700GS, but apparently not. The red bike with a broken front rim I thought was your bike.

Thanks for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,286
Posted By BMWs2Dave
First the busted front rim earlier on your ride,...

First the busted front rim earlier on your ride, and now the rear wheel bearing?
I am getting the impression that the F700GS was not very reliable or up to the off road riding you were doing.
What...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 294,019
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Laugh [QUOTE=Fudge;21816253] ...

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Thats a beautiful looking motorcycle. Nice moto-porn picture also.:D
I especially like the small fairing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,032
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Thanks for the advice guys. This bike would not...

Thanks for the advice guys.
This bike would not be my only motorcycle.
I already have a BMW R850R that is a good practical bike that can accomodate luggage and is good for longer trips.
I do not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,032
Posted By BMWs2Dave
to Hypermotard or not

Hello Guys, Help me out here.
I have been lusting after a Hypermotard for a couple of years now, and have spotted one for sale locally that is in good condition with low miles.

One side of my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 145,551
Posted By BMWs2Dave
What you are not taking into consideration is...

What you are not taking into consideration is that this is BMW's best selling bike. There are a lot of them out there on the market. Almost every bike goes up for sale eventually when the owner is...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,816
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Nicw work on the project! I might recommend...

Nicw work on the project!
I might recommend re-routing the exhaust pipe to prevent leg burns. Ouch! That pipe is too close to the foot peg and your leg.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Yea, and they LOVE dirty, smelly, motorcycle...

Yea, and they LOVE dirty, smelly, motorcycle riders! :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BMWs2Dave
The weather will be very nice in June. Lots of...

The weather will be very nice in June.
Lots of dirt riding and fun to be had in the area.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Are we talking about Grass Valley CA or somewhere...

Are we talking about Grass Valley CA or somewhere in Arizona?
I live 4 miles from Grass Valley CA. There is a lot of dual sport riding to do in the area. Most of the best riding is up Hwy 49 towards...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,513
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I have a 2002 F650GS with 20k miles on it. ...

I have a 2002 F650GS with 20k miles on it.
Other than normal maintenance and new tires every couple of years, only one problem. At 18k miles, the throttle cable broke and needed to be replaced. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By BMWs2Dave
This sure comes as a surprise to me. I have been...

This sure comes as a surprise to me. I have been riding dirt bikes for 30 years in California, and have never heard about this. Why is this info not posted at OHV riding area's or given with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,914
Posted By BMWs2Dave
it made an impression on me

I rode a HM last year at the International motorcycle show. Ducati was there giving demo rides.
I thought it was a fantastic ride. It was sort of like having a one-night-stand fantastic sexual...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Oil temp

Another interesting comparision point would be the oil temperature during engine operation.
I think it is accepted that heat breaks down oil. What is the average oil temperature while riding your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By BMWs2Dave
one more thing to check

I have a 2002 F650Gs, and do not have any frequent stalling problems.
Once is a great while (once or twice a year) it will stall at an intersection on a warm day with a full fuel tank. It will do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 97,783
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I own a 2002 F650GS, and agree that the stock...

I own a 2002 F650GS, and agree that the stock headlight was poor.
I bought a 2005 headlight and was able to install it with a small amount of filing and work. Now the night riding is much better....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 97,783
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Engine vibes?

Blackie, I have a question for you about the engine vibration (or lack thereof) while on the highway.
Do you feel much vibration while riding the bike?
I hear the F800 engine is very smooth, but...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,476
Posted By BMWs2Dave
+1 for the U-haul motorcycle trailer. I have...

+1 for the U-haul motorcycle trailer. I have rented them many times to move larger bikes.

+1 for the recommendation to use Ancra tie-downs. Don't be a fool who uses $7 tie downs for a $15k...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I have had the experience of fixing a couple of...

I have had the experience of fixing a couple of crashed bikes. It always costs a LOT more than you first think. Parts are very expensive, and you always find more damage than you expect. Having to...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Having done my share of international travel...

Having done my share of international travel before, I would suggest buying a local phone with pre-paid minutes.
GSM is also common here in the US, but I cannot say if the European GSM phones will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,567
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I have had a Moto-tote brand hitch carrier for...

I have had a Moto-tote brand hitch carrier for years. I carry various dirt bikes and dual sport bikes on it. I think it is a great convenience for transporting bikes. As others have said, just make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,435
Posted By BMWs2Dave
I am not thrilled with the front beak styling,...

I am not thrilled with the front beak styling, but it may grow on me.
The bike's specs look great for adventure riding. The only complaint I have is the limited color choices available. Neither...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Yea, too bad about the motorcycle getting stolen...

Yea, too bad about the motorcycle getting stolen and totaled. :cry
I would guess from the size of the dent in the side of the pickup truck that the bike was not going 100 MPH though.
Forum: Face plant 10-19-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,502
Posted By BMWs2Dave
This is a tragedy that could have been prevented...

This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if we made beginner riders drive limited displacment bikes like in the UK.

No 18 year old kid should be learning to ride on a GSXR600.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,837
Posted By BMWs2Dave
You have a very good wife! If I called mine and...

You have a very good wife! If I called mine and told her to bring the checkbook, she would hang up on me. :lol3


They are, believe the owners who have many miles on them who swear that they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By BMWs2Dave
It is fine on dirt roads and easy trails if that...

It is fine on dirt roads and easy trails if that is what you plan on doing.
I would not take mine on challenging single track or intermediate to advanced off road trails. It is too heavy for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By BMWs2Dave
This is not true if you are moving to Calif. from...

This is not true if you are moving to Calif. from another state. :deal
It is only applicable to a California resident buying a bike out of state.

Go ahead and bring your bike if you want to....
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By BMWs2Dave
With after market pipes, you will save a few...

With after market pipes, you will save a few pounds of weight on the bike, and lighten your wallet a lot. The performance gains are minimal.
For all of the dyno tests I have seen of before and...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,231
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Laugh deer's revenge?

Maybe the moral to this story is that deer hide is not a good protector in crashes.
The deer got cut in half, so his hide failed him. The riders gloves made out of deer skin failed, and he needed 7...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 145,391
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Bluhduh I called Arrowhead Motorsports today to inquire...

I called Arrowhead Motorsports today to inquire if they had any Mefo tires. I was told they have been back ordered for about 4 months now. They hoped to be getting some in within a month. I could not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Something is not right with your tests. 35...

Something is not right with your tests.
35 watts @ 12 V is equals a 2.9 amp current draw. Your bike certainly should be able to power this and charge the battery at the same time.
I can see that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By BMWs2Dave
+1 I think you just found out that you...

+1

I think you just found out that you wasted your money. In all of the magazine tests that I have read about aftermarket exhaust systems, the HP gains have been so small, or you gain power in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By BMWs2Dave
Thanks for sharing a nice trip report. :clap I...

Thanks for sharing a nice trip report. :clap
I have never been to Vermont, but would like to get there someday in the fall and explore the area on 2 wheels.
That floating bride was interesting. I...
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