2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Psychout, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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  2. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    lemme ask again:
    adjustable front brake lever?
    please
  3. joughton

    joughton jdog

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  4. scottomcgotto

    scottomcgotto Adventurer

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    Love to see pics mate, I've been looking at these lights for a little while now but mounting has seemed daunting enough for a rank amateur like me to avoid getting them.

    Cheers,
  5. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Here's the ADVmonster mounted on a Dakar if that helps.

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  6. Bronson1

    Bronson1 Adventurer

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    Has anyone been using a particular tank bag on their Sertao that they would recommend. I know there are lots of good ones out there that will fit but I was wanting someone with a happy experience to recommend one. I'm using a wolfman enduro one now but would like to go to something a little larger and with a better map pocket.
  7. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    I've been using Giant Loops Diablo tank bag. its awesome. big enough. easy to remove. stable. water proof. looks cool. what else could you ask for?

    there is a link to their site in my signature space
  8. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    I've been using a Roadpak that was given to me by another inmate, it has a great map pocket, it can also be used as a backpack.

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    The front straps are adjustable, I had to make the rear mount, but it is bolted under the seat, it has a magnetic and Velcro base.
    Good luck.
  9. Durden

    Durden Freak!

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    I wondered about that. PM me if you need a puck and I'll mail a couple out to you. I have a 4Gallon pale of em.
  10. Valimagdon

    Valimagdon Scooter Boy

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    I really enjoy my Wolfman Expedition Lite. You're already familiar with Wolfman, so that may be a plus for you. It is significantly larger than the Enduro. For me, it is not too big to use everyday, but it is also not too small to also use on long camping trips.
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  11. homme de fer

    homme de fer Been here awhile

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    I tried both the Wolfman and the Giant Loop bags on my bike and, while I've had big tank bags on my previous bikes, I just don't think it's necessary if you have a top case. So, I chose the smaller Giant Loop which is perfect to hold the little things. I find the smaller bags end up less cluttered and allow better airflow through my jacket in warmer weather.
  12. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the Dakar Ohlins shock fits the Sertao?
    And how about progressive fork springs from Touratech. I ordered some that were listed for the Dakar but they were a little too short. Do I just add a spacer? What about running 10wt fork oil?
  13. grizzlyj

    grizzlyj Adventurer

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    Apologies if this has been covered before, but

    Under the seat, on the inside edge of the top left frame rail, snugly hiding under the two fuel pipes (flow and return?) just as the fuel tank ends at the front is a connector plug. One lead is two stripes of orange and two of yellow, one is a greyish blue and red. A couple of inches is stored under a cable tie through the frame. Plug of the type that you would push the male in, then slide a sprung metal clip down to lock.

    What does that do then? Seems to be sitting there doing nothing, waiting for some accessory or other? Any ideas?:ear
  14. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    Interesting... I will need to take a look.
  15. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    does the retarded placement of the regulator rectifier and the exhaust header bother anyone other than myself ? :lol3

    also, what are you guys doing about that fake dual exhaust ?
    are you cutting off the dummy can and plugging the crossover hole?
  16. Adventure MotoX

    Adventure MotoX Been here awhile

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    Just changing out the exhaust altogether...
  17. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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  18. Adventure MotoX

    Adventure MotoX Been here awhile

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  19. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    they dont list a weight savings. any idea?
  20. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    I think it's some sort of emissions item, there are two hoses coming from the front and bottom of the circular part in front of the plug, one hose has a plastic braided line going forward, the hose off the bottom goes to the tank on the left side of the fuel lines.

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    one goes in and another goes outto the white cap and hose on the rear of the tank.

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