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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
GIVI top case

The GIVI Monokey is more robust (stronger) than the Monolock system, but I primarily use my top case to secure my helmet when I park the bike, so I don't feel as if I will need the strength of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Dave92029
I pledged

I went to Walmart and got some Pledge. The pledge also is very good for clean some wood picture frames, and table tops, etc.

The pledge helped to clean up the Jesse bags and mounts fairly easily....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
AHH Ha! I guess everyone was correct. ...

AHH Ha!

I guess everyone was correct.

Some were talking about a pre-2011 redesign and some were talking about a post 2011 redesign. The tank size mystery is solved ...finally! :norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Farkles - after one week

I've had my G650GS for one week and I added a Givi windscreen (16") and some Jesse bags. I really like the Jesse bags, and it seemed easier to dial in the rear shock after mounting the bags.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
All the current advertising clearly states Usable...

All the current advertising clearly states Usable Capacity as 3.7 gallons US. BMW no longer advertises the total tank capacity, even though some are able to access more than the advertised usable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Good question! Some of the answers I have...

Good question! Some of the answers I have received when I asked this same question are:

a. Some fuel pumps are inside the tank, or occupy a portion of the tank.
b. All gas contains "stuff" that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Good Morning Jim! Yes, you have some money...

Good Morning Jim!

Yes, you have some money invested in that G650.

If you part out your G650 let me know what you want for that Ohlins Shock. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Sorry mate but Both links I posted show US...

Sorry mate but Both links I posted show US specifications and Fuelly is also in US Units (see upper left side for index).

Perhaps these sites automaticly adjust to the units where the viewer is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Yes, that's true But 14L is still 3.69841 US...

Yes, that's true But 14L is still 3.69841 US Gallons rounded up to 3.7 gallons. I referred to a US BMW site.

My 2014 G650 also hits reserve when I consume 2.7 us Gallons thus I ASSsumed that there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Here is a link to the BMW web site and the...

Here is a link to the BMW web site and the specifications for the 2014 G650GS which is what I was referring to. Please glance at the useable tank capacity.
I'm glad that the earlier models had more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Average Highway cruising range? A lot has to do...

Average Highway cruising range? A lot has to do with how fast you ride on the highway. In Southern California hwy cruising is generally 65-75mph and most BMW's indicate a faster speed than you are...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Dave92029
do you have an approx. cost for this service?

do you have an approx. cost for this service?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By Dave92029
G650gs is fun

Last week I purchased a 2014 G650GS. My local dealer made me an awesome deal, which I could not refuse.

I had a F650(800cc).

I have taken the G on some dirt trails and been very pleased with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,958
Posted By Dave92029
Example

Last year I noticed a Cycletrader ad from a dealer 85 miles north of me for a Vespa scooter I was looking to buy. The discount plus the installed accessories amounted to about $1,200. I call the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,958
Posted By Dave92029
Maintain Credit Rating

I finance 100% on my car and M/C in order to maintain my Fico score (800+). I have no other debt.

If you don't make payments on something, then when you need credit you can't get it.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,958
Posted By Dave92029
I love my Credit Union.

The Credit Union gave me 110% financing (MSRP + Tax & Licensing) for 66 months (5.5 yrs) @ 3.99%:deal

Seemed like a good deal to me. If I change my mind I can pay it off, but I expect interest...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 218,478
Posted By Dave92029
Test rode a Street 500

The local HD dealer only had a Street 500 to test ride, I wanted to ride the 750.

First impression is how small and low the bike is. The seating position is actually Ok a little too low for my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 29,387
Posted By Dave92029
Just turned 67

Just "celebrated" my 67 birthday. One week latter purchased a new 2014 BMW G650GS. The Givi windscreen should arrive today and the Jesse bags arrive tomorrow.

I still enjoy adding accessories to...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Dave92029
Buffing used Jesse Bags

My Jesse bags were acquired second hand, and are powder coated black. They would look better if they were buffed / cleaned up.

Any suggestions on what to use to buff the powder coated bags, and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
Gundy your "logic" is flawless, but it ain't...

Gundy your "logic" is flawless, but it ain't going to happen IMHO.

Look what BMW did on the car side. They added the "1" series at the same price point as the "3" series before the new model.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
Really?

BMW reduce price...really?

BMW originally were known for using very high quality parts, made to exacting standards that created reliable, light, and therefore good handling machines. Airheads were...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
Seat Concepts

I have a 2014 G650GS, and the saddle has no padding. Is there a way to tell if the dealer put a low seat on my bike?

I expect that changing seats, one with some foam, will add height to the bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Happy Trails users w/ G650GS?

Doesn't anyone have a Happy trails Aluminum saddle bags on their G650GS. Comments and opinions?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Yes, I have been to CB web site. You do Not fit...

Yes, I have been to CB web site. You do Not fit CB suggested profile, and I was trying to understand why?
CB suggests:
12" sport deflector for all riders
16" for most riders 5'6" to 5'9"
18" for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
That's good to know. I measured the 12" on the...

That's good to know. I measured the 12" on the bike and it looks like it might be just fine.

Is your 12" clear, Lt Grey or Dk Grey?

Thank you
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Cee Bailey

Thank you for your suggestion. What is the difference between your inseam (pants leg) vs total height? I'm 5'11" with a 30" inseam so I'm 41" roughly from my bottom when seated to the top of my head....
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
My new G650GS

I brought this new 2014 G650GS home this afternoon. I test rode a 2013 with less than 4K miles that vibrated a lot. Then the dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse on this 2014 which is a very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
Indian made BMW in late 2015

BMW is partnering with an Indian company to manufacture their new "small" engine bikes, and they expect to release these new models in late 2015.

I doubt that the G650GS will be continues after...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
HT 7.5" Denali Paniers

I am looking for luggage and HT has their annual summer sale.

Does anyone have personal experience using the 7.5" Denali Paniers? Do you scrape/ touch the bags when riding aggressively on curvy...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 428,815
Posted By Dave92029
Vibration

I test rode a G650GS yesterday. I have fond memories of my 2001 F650 which I put over 70K miles on. BMW has been selling the 650 engine for a long time.

Many other single cylinder bikes use a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 867,217
Posted By Dave92029
Cry Last Edition

I understand that BMW does Not intend to continue the Sertao model in 2015, therefore, the 2014 Sertao is the "Last Edition" :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By Dave92029
BMW / TVS partner on small displacement M/C

I was scanning the internet to see what changes are expected in BMW's m/c lineup in 2015 when I noticed that both the Sertao and G650gs are absent in any previews.

There is some talk about BMW...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Dave92029
Footbridge tour of San Diego w/ Scooter Squadron

I participate in several "Meetup" group activities.

The San Diego Scooter Squadron organized Ride & Walk to several footbridges that cross the canyons of downtown San Diego.

Before there was...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Dave92029
BS is a little too hot now

Your ride sounds like fun once the temps in the desert fall about 20 degrees.

I would be interested to join you on this ride in the Fall :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,067
Posted By Dave92029
Thanks

Just discovered this thread. Well done and interesting. I went for 100 mile ride after reading this ! Thank you :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Dave92029
July 4th ride

It was a morning meant for a ride. I went to McD's for breakfast and after my morning cup of senior coffee I turned east on hwy 78 into the mountains. Light traffic so I was able to maintain a brisk...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,310,645
Posted By Dave92029
2013 300ie Super - Carlsbad, Ca

http://dave-mishalof.smugmug.com/Vespa/Olympus-OMD-E-M5/San-Diego-Scooter-Squadron/i-q9R3XPW/1/XL/DCM37600-XL.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,930
Posted By Dave92029
Is this an other thread about Jerry?

Please, I have had enough of Jerry's Opinions, and stories about himself. Stop already, we have all heard it all already and it's not an interesting story.:eek1

Back to the original topic...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Dave92029
Welcome to the Club!

Hope you join the Iron Butt Association and have your ride "certified"! :freaky

Welcome to the Dark Side! :clap

Dave
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 261,419
Posted By Dave92029
Maria

Westside Story: The most beautiful sound I have ever heard...Maria, Maria, Maria!

Met this lady on a ride yesterday....
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