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Old 03-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #106
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We have an '11 G650GS and plugged in a heated jacket which uses 78 watts, coupled with a pair of gloves consuming 24 watts for the pair. The G650 wouldn't quite pull this load and discharged the battery.
Bummer. Well that settles it I suppose. Thanks for the info. Can I assume you were using the heated grips at the same time?
I just temp wired the lights into my bike and ran some load tests. Voltages seem fine as long as I don't run the lights and heated grips at the same time.
Sorry....didn't mean to hijack the thread. Maybe its just because I am jeleous of you guys with the new prettier version. :)
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #107
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So... the new beast was picked up on Saturday. The new owner stoked and grinning always. Getting used to new ride. Very different from Buell. Bit naked as parts delayed. But getting fitted this week. Will get some more pics when Decker out with mods.

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #108
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Bummer. Well that settles it I suppose. Thanks for the info. Can I assume you were using the heated grips at the same time?
I just temp wired the lights into my bike and ran some load tests. Voltages seem fine as long as I don't run the lights and heated grips at the same time.
Sorry....didn't mean to hijack the thread. Maybe its just because I am jeleous of you guys with the new prettier version. :)
No joy! The heated grips were turned off at the time.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #109
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Anyone have experience with the continental TKC's on their bikes. Thinking about putting a set on my newly purchased BMW 650.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #110
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Anyone have experience with the continental TKC's on their bikes. Thinking about putting a set on my newly purchased BMW 650.
I am running one on the front only, does help a lot in sand and thick gravel. Hard finding a compromise between road and dirt.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #111
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Anyone have experience with the continental TKC's on their bikes. Thinking about putting a set on my newly purchased BMW 650.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #112
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:07 AM   #113
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Sweeeet! Nice mods on the G. I'd say, ride safe but in your case, I guess i don't have to...
no you always have to.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:17 AM   #114
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So... the new beast was picked up on Saturday. Will get some more pics when Decker out with mods.
Nice Bike ! Nice Girlfriend/Wife! Life is good in CHAOS TOWN. Keep the pic's coming as you add the mods.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #115
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Still looking at different brands, any experience with Heidenau K60 scouts ?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #116
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Re: LIGHTS:

Just FYI - the output is not enough to run two extra 55W lights. When I was shopping for lights, I searched for something that takes H3 bulbs, as I can get H3 bulbs in 35W. I've had mine on for the last year and a half, always on (directly wired to the parking light, ignition switched) and have had no adverse effect on the battery or charging system. I use the heated grips occasionally, and have the GPS hardwired to ignition (via taillight wire under the seat). No battery issues at all. I did, however, replace the flimsy BMW battery with Extreme Magna AGM after the first time my bike took a nap on its side. The stock battery leaked acid.

Now, some other news you should all be aware of. My 2009 G650GS has just hit the 9k miles mark (I have other bikes, too). Despite having TT fork protectors, my fork seals started leaking. So, while I have warranty in place (until April), I had those done (no cost to me, thank you ). However, while at the shop, they also discovered that the oil seal at water pump is leaking, and the oil seal behind front sprocket is leaking. The bike has 9k miles Yes, they will still cover it under warranty, but if this is the frequency these have to be changed at, then I don't know. Yes, the bike sees some dust, sand, mud, et cetera, but nothing compared to my KLR250.

So, check you weep hole for leaks, check your fork seals, and check behind the front sprocket.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #117
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Re: lights.... I just found and ordered a set of LED lights from a vendor on ADV. Feel free to check them out, I have ordered mine but haven't received them yet. I am not affiliated with the vendor in any way shape or form, and can't even speak to the quality of this product. However it seems like the perfect solution for our bikes.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751838
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #118
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So... Due to floods, parts were delayed. But kit out was completed on Saturday!
Parts:
BMW hand guards
BMW head light guard
Touratech high engine guard
Touratech low engine guard
Touratech sump guard
Aux plug.
BMW tank bag.







All that is left is rear pack, and get off the tarmac.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #119
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Very nice! I like the high/low engine guards especially. Haven't seen that before...
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #120
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Still looking at different brands, any experience with Heidenau K60 scouts ?
No personal experience but I've read posts on some other forums and the guys that run them, love them. They wear especially well.
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