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Old 01-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #661
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Just did a quick measure of the right side, 14" x 5". By no means is this a precise measurement, just held up the tape as I walked through the garage.
Thanks for checking. Looks like the 3 gallon tour tank won't fit.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #662
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Flat tire

I walked out to my bike on my lunch break only to discover a flat rear tire with a nice fat cotter pin dug in to it.
Has anyone ever ran an inner tube in there stock size tubeless tires?? Just thinking of an alternitive from patching or buying new tires everytime I get a flat..
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #663
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Brave to go solo...I won't do that anymore offroad after this:

In don't know Denser.
. Ate you sure that isn't Photoshopped?? That red is still looking pretty clean!
Actually from an artistic, photographic perspective. The shitty brown cloying clinging mud REALLY highlights the vibrant red panels!

Did you get amy "after" pictures?

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #664
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Depending on the puncture, you can just get a plug like you would on a car. Assuming you have the OE Tubeless and Cast rims.


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I walked out to my bike on my lunch break only to discover a flat rear tire with a nice fat cotter pin dug in to it.
Has anyone ever ran an inner tube in there stock size tubeless tires?? Just thinking of an alternitive from patching or buying new tires everytime I get a flat..
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #665
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The removal of my factory pipe and install of the leo vince pipe went smoother than expected. The pipe looks and sounds great ( IMO ). The throttle is smoother and more responsive with the new pipe, other than that no HP gains have been noticed.


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Right side were muffler use to be,,
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Thanks again to Pyoungbl and Seth, your input really helped with removal of the factory pipe..
Looks great congrats
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #666
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I walked out to my bike on my lunch break only to discover a flat rear tire with a nice fat cotter pin dug in to it.
Has anyone ever ran an inner tube in there stock size tubeless tires?? Just thinking of an alternitive from patching or buying new tires everytime I get a flat..
i've had a plug in my tire for about 6000 miles with zero problems, a patch is preferable though
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:02 AM   #667
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Depending on the puncture, you can just get a plug like you would on a car. Assuming you have the OE Tubeless and Cast rims.

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i've had a plug in my tire for about 6000 miles with zero problems, a patch is preferable though

Since it was already 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon when I noticed the flat and I work 46 miles from home, I just had the bike towed back to the dealership by my house. ( under warranty ) I broke down and bought a new tire since BMW does not patch or plug tires, I figure I will have a spare patched tire for my next run in.


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Looks great congrats
Thank you sir, I might have to take the ugly pac-man looking decal off the pipe though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #668
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Nice looking rig! Just saw the yellow at the dealer last week, very nice.

Someone here in this thread or theSertao thread used the TT adjuster on the windscreen and got good results. I put the factory BMW tall screen on mine which was a big improvement, but may add the TT adjuster for a little more help, or may looks for another tall screen. I think I need about 2 more inches to get the results I'm looking for. About about 5'10" and need to duck down about just a little for the air to go over me.
Wanted to know what kind of luggage is on this bike?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #669
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #670
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When we purchased a 2011 model, we had the dealer perform the lowering option. They gave us a removed part, wrapped in bubble wrap, they had removed from the original and told us to keep it so that we could easily restore the height later. So, I would assume that at the worst, you could get the needed part(s) from the dealer.
They indicated it was no big deal to change out.
I believe mine was ordered from the factory with the lowered suspension. It will require more work than just just a part.
Thanks anyway
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:42 AM   #671
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Wadi, the change is more than just the suspension dogbone. I believe you have to change the shock, side stand, and center stand too. This is something you can do at home but the shock is going to be interesting. You will find that the upper shock bolt is a bitch until you raise the rear subframe. There is always someone wanting to go from one direction to the other (stock to lowered or the other way around) so you will find a buyer for your lowered stuff. Patience will win out. I'm 5' 11" and years ago I got a lowered Funduro for my height challenged daughter. When I tried to ride that bike it was painful. My big feet were dragging the ground on every corner. No such problem with my G650GS since it is the standard height.
Thank you for all the details. Do you know how much more ground clearance I will get from restoring the bike to the original suspension height. I just feel that the bike is too low for some reason. Could it have a lowered seat as well?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:04 AM   #672
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Thank you for all the details. Do you know how much more ground clearance I will get from restoring the bike to the original suspension height. I just feel that the bike is too low for some reason. Could it have a lowered seat as well?
Yep, you might have a low seat in addition to a low suspension. I'm not sure if that is a BMW option but there are aftermarket seats that are lower than OEM. FWIW, I replaced my seat with one from Corbin and I still have the OEM seat sitting in the garage. If you want to try it out I'll offer it for $50 plus shipping. It was used for about 100 miles from new so basically it's brand new.

Although I'm just guessing, I'd say that you will get another 1" of clearance by raising the bike. Check out the specs at BMW to verify that.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #673
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In don't know Denser.
. Ate you sure that isn't Photoshopped?? That red is still looking pretty clean!
Actually from an artistic, photographic perspective. The shitty brown cloying clinging mud REALLY highlights the vibrant red panels!

Did you get amy "after" pictures?

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Very sure......will post some pics of the bike on the tarmac and on the towingtruck later this week.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #674
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Very sure......will post some pics of the bike on the tarmac and on the towingtruck later this week.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #675
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Just got the FedEx confirmation that my Barkbusters are waiting for me when I get home! I'll post pics of the install.
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