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Old 07-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #5581
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It's mine!

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Here's me on my new bike! I'm excited to join in here. Hopefully I'll have a pic of my bike in a great location next time I post. This was just my first ride across the city to visit a friend. If any of you know of any groups I can join to learn more and find new friends to ride with for a BMW f650gs owner - please share with this new girl rider!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #5582
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Early Milestone

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HIt mile 300 on this trip within the 1st few weeks after buying it! There are so many more roads to find...
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #5583
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #5584
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My old bike was an F650GS Dakar 2003 that I painted mate black:



Then I bought my (current) bike, BMW R1150GS 2002

With her new addons:
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #5585
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Here's mine.



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Old 07-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #5586
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #5587
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My first one was a 1978 DT400


now thats kool......
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #5588
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Please help

Hi, sorry, can anyone please tell me how to place an picture on this site?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:45 AM   #5589
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My mini converted adventure bike. :)

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #5590
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Ride_Safe,

I could live with those handlebars. Did you need to change cables? Looks like you just re-routed.

neat.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:57 AM   #5591
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Ya good ones, I need them on my bike as well.

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Ride_Safe,

I could live with those handlebars. Did you need to change cables? Looks like you just re-routed.

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #5592
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Hi, sorry, can anyone please tell me how to place an picture on this site?
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It needs to be downloaded to Photobucket, Smugmug, or something similar to that.
Then linked to here.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #5593
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I replaced the clutch/throttle cable with extensions, but I didn't measure properly and they were still a tad bit short... so I did have to re-route them a bit. And I replaced the front brake line with a stainless steel one. The wiring could have been easily extended, but I was able to re-route it instead, so I didn't bother. As for everything else, it pretty much fit like a glove. Aside from the drill-holes for the handlebar clamp mount, which were a little tricky.

I do have risers on the handlebars, so they are high enough that the hand-guards actually go in front of the wind screen, and the brake line goes behind... as seen here:



(This is with the stock windscreen. It works the same way with the tinted bubble windscreen.)

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #5594
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What do you mean "with extensions"? Longer factory cables from Honda?

I wouldn't know if that took any vibrations out of the bars but I suspect it did.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #5595
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What do you mean "with extensions"? Longer factory cables from Honda?

I wouldn't know if that took any vibrations out of the bars but I suspect it did.
Nope. I got custom extensions with my local shop. He has a cable kit with assorted fittings/ends and he just makes them himself to a specific length. I had him rip apart my existing cables to re-use the fittings that didn't come in the kit.

I also put rubber dome sealing washers in between the handlebar clamp and the triple clamp. The quality of the rubber is crappy, so you need to replace them quite often, but they only cost like $2 for 4 of them. Not a big deal, compared to how much they reduce vibrations. You can't see them in the pictures above, though, because they were taken before I did that.



And the silver things on the ends of the handlebars are vibration dampening bar ends. They have a rubber cylinder that goes inside the inner part of the handlebar, so they vibrate but the grips don't.


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