2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

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

  1. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    Any takers? $62 shipped is way better than $120 at Twisted Throttle. I'll post it up on Flea Market by tomorrow. Cheers.
  2. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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  3. ZBone

    ZBone Been here awhile

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    What parts and when? I've been thinking about knocking out some of it this summer as well.
  4. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    Like any vacation I dont have alot of time on my hands :cry So here's my plan, I will be leaving NYC sometime the first week of July. I will slab it probably doing the blue ridge pkwy for some fun then continuing on all the way to the end of OKC. I will pick it up there and continue on the TAT route to NM/CO/UT then ship the bike back to NYC. If I had the time I will do the whole thing, but everyone tells me that the East Coast of the ride is OK:(: Since I've ridden alot on the East Coast I decided to start at the West Coast side of it for fun. What are your plans..
  5. ZBone

    ZBone Been here awhile

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    Well, I have a bunch of family/friends in OK so I had considered riding the eastern half to OK, leaving my bike there and flying back to WV to work for a month, and then flying back out to OK and picking up where I left off. Still in the early planning stages. I've actually only ridden out west though so I might just end up seeing what trouble I can find around these parts. I would be a little concerned about hitting snow on the passes in CO, but if that's the time you have to go it's just something you'll have to work around. Even if you end up riding slab through CO it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
  6. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    Yes I'm aware of the snow up around CO, I've read that it's possible that the roads have not yet been cleared. Guess its the chance I have to take, but your right nothing wrong w/ riding around CO. I'm still in the planning stages, gear/bike setup/etc. Many things to look at but I'm a light traveler and expect to camp most of West Coast part of my trip. Hope to see you on the road possibly. Ride Safe.
  7. ausbaxter

    ausbaxter Been here awhile

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    well i took the plunge after my klr650 got stolen

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    now i just have to wait for delivery :S
  8. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    Excellent!
    Congrats, I love mine, Its Winter here and the temps have been in the low teens to single digits F. But as long as its not going to snow, I have taken mine out and around town, So much fun.
    Best of luck on the wait ;)
  9. ausbaxter

    ausbaxter Been here awhile

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    its +35 Celsius here atm so prepare for beach run videos to cool off
  10. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    Yes, Soon it will be switched, Living in the Desert has its perks for sure, No real Beach fun, But plenty to see and do, I'm planning my first real camping adventure in May, In the San Rafael Swell in Southern Utah, Near Moab, Planning for 3 days, But who knows.
    Be sure to let us know how your Sertao works out.

    EDIT...
    FWIW, Its a balmy -2.2 at the moment ;) This is right around the temps I have been riding in :)
  11. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    lemme repeat my olg, yet unanswered question once more, please:
    adjustable front brake lever?
    affordable?
    heard rumors about some Duc lever,
    but what I saw did not have the tab for brake light swith

    next:
    anybody put HIDs on their Sertao?
    any probems to fit the more material (ballast, plugs, extra cable ...)
    under the cowling?
    high beam is OK, but low beam?
    my cell phone puts out more light :huh
  12. ZBone

    ZBone Been here awhile

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    Likewise, alskee. I'll shoot you a PM if I find myself on the TAT around that time.
  13. homme de fer

    homme de fer Been here awhile

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    I thought about putting a HID on the bike after hitting a bear in the dark last year. I was told there isn't enough room in the housing to disipate the heat so there would be a chance of burning some plastic. Instead, I was told to look for LED lights and run them off the high beam switch. The newer LED lights are less than half the price of external HID lights, throw out as much focused light, and use very little power. Can't remember the make of the light but it was $179 CAD for two at Dual Sport Plus.
  14. scottomcgotto

    scottomcgotto Adventurer

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    Bloody hell, I thought roo's and wombats were enough to worry about, at least they don't try to claw you to bits and eat you if you bump into one!
  15. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    :lol3
  16. EMFC

    EMFC Adventurer

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    So one thing I absolutely hated about the bike is the skid plate, could it be any more of an eye sore to the overall look of the bike? So I don't have the cash for a new one so I decided to change mine up a bit. I bed lined the crap out of my Xterra a few years ago (wheels, bumpers, emblems) and it has held up great. I had a can for touch ups and decided I would give it the treatment.

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    Turned out better than I had imagined. I'll keep you posted how it holds up, I assume I'll be giving it a lot of touch ups, but I sure do think it looks so much better.
  17. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    that looks so much better.

    i took the heat gun to mine the other day and stripped all those ugly blue stickers off of it. also removed the orange reflectors off of the forks.
    starting to look like my bike now.

    took it out on a muddy pipeline the other day. did a few hill climbs.
    fun bike. front forks are vague in the dirt. it did better than i expected it to.

    i hate the ABS, im going to disable it.

    ordered leo vince exhaust. removed stock exhaust which weighs as much as the rear wheel assembly. threw it in the trash.. its still there if anyone wants it :lol3

    the bike looks better the dirtier it gets.

    anyone know where i can get a funky emblem to replace the bmw emblems?


    where in the hell is the charcoal canister ? i know it has one in there somewhere. i want to throw that in the trash too. :lol3
  18. Fly Molo

    Fly Molo Crazy Sniffable

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    I only recall reading about an adjustable Duc lever that fit the older F650 Classics and STs. Not sure about the F and G GSs.
  19. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    seriously? :ear
    if so
    1st dibs, please
  20. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    The black looks great!