2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Owners

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

  1. ausbaxter

    ausbaxter Been here awhile

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    Just installed my gps mount and case along with a Auxiliary 12v socket in the gloved compartment

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  2. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    Simple stuff. Just swapped the springs
  3. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    I didn't see a response?

    Also, do the Huskys NOT have this issue?
  4. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    We should try and plan a Sertao ride
  5. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    now we are getting somewhere.
    I second that motion in the ocean.
  6. homme de fer

    homme de fer Been here awhile

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    Another picture, this time with the Barkbuster Storm's installed. I'm thinking that I need more volume from the muffler and proper tires next.

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  7. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    Let's make it happen! I'll be in it.
  8. windowto

    windowto Been here awhile

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    Dazz,

    This link contains the information about the hot start issue. This is a PDF document, but you might want to download and save it, since I was told the link will only be active for a few days. I got the link from another inmate on the f650.uk thread. BTW, BMW only covers this thing under warranty until the end of this year.

    Here is the link: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27587247/11...e_starting.pdf

    P. S. Just got another link to the same document. This one is supposedly permanent: http://www.gravesurrounds.com/bike/hotstart.pdf
  9. windowto

    windowto Been here awhile

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    Dazz,

    I think your bike already has the new decompression lever. According to BMW bulletin, they began installing the new levers at the factory beginning mid-June 2012 (from engine number 61712400 and on).

    The answer is here: http://www.gravesurrounds.com/bike/hotstart.pdf
  10. Poznos

    Poznos Idiot with a Wrench

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    nylon, keep us updated on those Rocky Mtn. bags. I've got the Wolfman racks on the way and ultimately I think I'm going to end up getting myself a set of those.

    I'd show up! :freaky
  11. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    I'm up in Vermont. I can travel a bit south for sure. Let's throw some ideas around and try to make it a back/dirty road adventure with some tent camping. :clap
  12. nylon2000

    nylon2000 Wanderer

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    Sign me up for a Sertao-fest!

    I'm doing a 7-10 day ride starting next thursday, following the TET south to Charlotte-ish, and back.

    I'll report on the gear, and bags, then.

    Swamp - I PM'd you the other day, send you a weather chart for your global trip, did you see it?
  13. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    I know lot's of good stuff up here. Riding the WHACO Return to Jamaica ride in May and will learn of allot more good roads and camping.
    And dammit I'm riding if it's not dumping snow next saturday to meet my buddy for breakfast at the Blue Benn in Bennington, VT
    Anyone close enough is welcome
  14. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    Maybe consider travelling a bit north, well north west really. Horizons Unlimited is having an adventure meeting in Parry Sound Ontario Canada in September and while not a Sertao specific event at least one other one will be there (mine) and there should be some good riding
  15. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Hey Nylon, Im running wolfman expeditions w/rotopax. The rotopax and expeditions are the same size roughly if fitted vertically. Do you know if the new bags are roughly the same size horizontally as the rotopax? Only asking in case I want to increase volume and keep the roto's. Thanks mate. nice ride.
  16. kdennan

    kdennan Been here awhile

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    I read a little about that ride. Sounds good. Any trip I do needs not interfere with family time. My wife doesn't ride and my boys are young still so I spend as much time as possible with them. September might be good as I'll ask thatI can go for my birthday present:wink:
    I'm dying to go north west, and east.
    And maybe this summer we can figure out a Sertao-fest closer to home as a middle ground for those north and south. Anyone with any knowledge about New England can get in touch with me and we can put our heads together to come up with some possible routes, etc.
  17. grizzlyj

    grizzlyj Adventurer

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    I wondered about that too.

    It may be to allow the bike to vibrate all over the place and the light will stay still ;)

    So does that actually mean the bike falls off the light?!? :)
  18. dazz

    dazz Been here awhile

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    Thank you! You are a hero.
  19. ZBone

    ZBone Been here awhile

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    I will definitely consider that. Looks like an awesome area and not too far of a ride. :thumbup
  20. nylon2000

    nylon2000 Wanderer

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