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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By jonmbakermd
Laugh Going down to Baja August 27th

going down for a nice 4 day loop, hope to stay at Mikes Wednesday, Cocco's for a visit Thursday, then back via Coyote Cals on Friday. Some excellent KTM sand riding, good mexican food and beer. Sure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By jonmbakermd
Wink parking at airport

Well I have to park there this weekend, so I will find out. Some people don't have the luxury of not parking at an airport from time to time. I will let you know how it goes. I have seen GS's parked...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By jonmbakermd
Power

Thanks you very much, I have been using this for about 3 years and have never used the motorcycle to power the device, carry a lot of batteries. Now I have a KTM 1190R and it has a plug right next to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Soda Springs Road Foresthill to Truckee CA

done this road many times on my Sertao, it is one of my three dirt roads to avoid I-80 on the way up to Truckee from Sacramento.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 04:53 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
red hot exhaust

My Sertao pipe looks just like that. 24,000 miles, wondering if I change the exhaust to less restrictive Leo Vance if will not get so hot. Catalactic coverter has to have more resistance than needed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
gas light goes on at 150 miles and I can ride...

gas light goes on at 150 miles and I can ride anther 50 miles on reserve. but I will admit when the light is on it caused me anxiety.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Two up on Sertao

My daugther and I ride two up on my Sertao, Even do some serious dual sport rides. I do adjust the rear shock I just tighten up, the front tire doesn't feel much of our weight. I have 24,000 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
gas

I went back and forth on buying the $2600 tourtech kit and decided no. I like your tank as it uses wasted space. I decided to go cheaper and can carry 3 gallons extra gas on the front and rear of my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
haynes manual

I bought the manual and it is very close, enough that for about $30 you can make up the rest on your own.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Eek Red Hot exhaust pipe

My Sertao runs pretty hot. Last summer too hot, was cheap fan, now have good Spal fan but seems to need to run most of the time. The header is red hot when you look at it in dark. This can not be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Laugh Soda Springs Road

I have road just about every road you can from Sacramento to Truckee, there are three good dirt roads that will get you there all very doable on the Sertao. Henesse pass road, Soda Springs, each as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Question Are you happy with the Shorai battery?

I have bought a Shorai to replace the stock battery, haven't put in in yet, waiting until I have to take the plastic off for the next oil change. Did you notice any improvement with a Shorai battery....
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 01:33 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Bluhduh dry battery

Just last week, went to start bike no juice. Battery was completely dry, added water started right up and working great. Funny thing is bike has been in the shop for service 5 times in past year and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
starting issues

Very common on new Sertao, I had to go the dealer three times, eventually they did somethings with the valves and replaced the computer and since then starts good. I was pissed off about 7 times, new...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 01:19 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Wicked more gas

Interested. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 01:14 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Cool2 20,000 miles now

my 2012 Sertao has 20,000 miles, I do go through some tires. but getting easier and easier for me to change them myself. Never had a flat in the field, probibly because I keep good rubber on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
trying to load a photo

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/11820872@N07/9779061773/http://www.flickr.com/photos/11820872@N07/9779061773/

obviously I still can not figure out how you guys put those big photos of you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Wicked 20,000 miles on mine

I have had my 2012 Sertao now for about 18 months, got nearly 20,000 miles on it, many of them dirt. What I like about the Sertao is can go anywhere and carry anything I need. Also my 13 year old...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,298
Posted By jonmbakermd
Thumb Sidi boots

The SIDI gortex adventure boot is $500 never on sale, great boot, Paired with the Klim Badlands pro jacket and pants you are pretty much set for scuba diving if you want. I have ridden in 20 to 110...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 01:54 AM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Laugh Tire balancing

Never Balance my dual sport tires. They wear out fast enough that seems to be a waste of time. That and if I get a flat in the dirt I really don't care about balance. On the BMW the TKC's do fine on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,056
Posted By jonmbakermd
Laugh ride it on the dirt back

I have a 2002 520 great bike, has more than 400 hours on the engine, no rebuild, no work on valves or piston or rings. Doesn't burn oil and gets 65 miles to the galloon. I ride with my neighbor who...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,662
Posted By jonmbakermd
Cry Love this tire

I love the 606 on the rear of my KTM EXC, especially when it is new. Never had a flat, run thick IRC Ultra heavy duty tubes. When new throws sand like a paddle tire, when it is worn out looks like a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,015
Posted By jonmbakermd
Talking Made in China

I have a 2012 Sertao with one of these Chinese engines and have had some trouble with it.
1. would not start, common problem with this bike, fixable by BMW dealer after 3 tries, new computer and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 645,086
Posted By jonmbakermd
Wicked Lost on the Utah Backcountry discovery route.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1O7_Hf1cGw
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 645,086
Posted By jonmbakermd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua3kuBCq63E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua3kuBCq63E
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
The front fender breaks off

Just got back from doing the Utah Backcountry discovery route and I can tell you the front fender will break off without ever crashing this bike. Good news is A&S BMW will replace it for free. Now...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Pissed 14,000 miles

I just turned 14,000 miles. Sometimes I love the bike and some times I hate it. Currently in the hate mode as it let me down on a vacation I planned for 6 months. Overheating in Nevada, 107 degrees...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 10:48 PM
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Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
14,000 miles later

The Bike as been a bit of a disappointment
1. did not start often until BMW fixed the not starting problem, required 6 times being stranded, three trips to BMW dealer.
2. bike is not good on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Sertao Overheating

Well I am back.
I planned about 6 months for a trip from Sacramento to ride to Utah to do the Utah Discovery route then do the Colorado discovery route going south. Sounds good right.
The 2012...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 538,942
Posted By jonmbakermd
Sertao set up

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCisslwhPmw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCisslwhPmw)
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
[/QUOTE] Very nice. The container for the...

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Very nice. The container for the fuel bottle, where did you get it and how did you mount it to the touratech pannier rack. Also the LED light where did you get it, how much did it cost....
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Bike keeps getting better

I now have 9000 miles on my new Sertao, bought it in May 2012. All kinds of riding. Lacks on Freeway which I don't like doing anyway and the reason I got rid of the Harley, to get off interstates and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
trying to down load photos obviously I don't' know what I am doing

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4060629876702.2173768.1310848754&type=1&l=e7dc35bc1a
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Hot start problem

The non starting problem is real. BMW needs to fix it. It is down right embracing to buy a new bike that doesn't start when you turn it off for a couple minutes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
brand new bike doesn't start

I just bought the G650GS Sertao last Friday, never even took it for a test ride. After we finished all the paper work I go out to ride it home. Doesn't start. The people at BMW say I flooded it,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,929
Views: 1,059,151
Posted By jonmbakermd
Cry Just bought one

I just traded in the 1000 pound Harley Davidson Road King for this Sertao, it is nice ride. I road up to Truckee California today in the Snow, really it was snowing. The bike so far has some very...
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