Let's see your F650GS pics!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by flux_capacitor, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. brewer90

    brewer90 Been here awhile

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    White Power used to be what the shock company was called. After PC took over the world they abbreviated it to WP. I think KTM owns them now.
  2. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    That's pretty funny, in a sick advrider kind of way. :lol3
  3. Dirty Bling

    Dirty Bling Been here awhile

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    I know just a boring garage pic :1drinkbut I gota get up in the mornin :snore if it had a vagina it would be my new girl-friend or new wife... I love to ride her :evil

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  4. exRtguy

    exRtguy Adventurer

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    :rofl talk about funny in a kinda sick advrider way.
  5. NZGSer

    NZGSer Momentum is my friend

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    Hey Mr Kool, finally found something suitable here for the front. Thanks for the inspiration :clap

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  6. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    Is that different than Works Performance?:ear
  7. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I wish it was in China - then I'd have a real story - but this one isn't bad.

    I used to have a few Land Rovers... 3.5 if you were to ask my wife. :lol3 A couple of Series IIA, a Series III and a Discovery. One of the SIIA's was a Dormobile conversion - a very special LR indeed.

    As a result of LR ownership, I was on several LR lists: the Mendo Recce which is a west coast list, the LRO which later split into the LRO and RRO. There was also an AZ list.

    Every year, we'd do a Mojave Road trip that usually covered New Year's Eve. Man, there's nothing like the Mojave on a clear winter's day. I did the trip several times in the Discovery and in the Series III and finally, on the F650.

    Now, when I was on the F650, I managed to dump it in some sand and when I landed, I felt my shoulder pop out and then pop back in. The pain was unreal. Everyone else was in Land Rovers and a few miles back. I went back to where they were and got some pain pills and continued the ride. Oh- it was raining off and on also. We were about 40-miles into the ride at this point.

    The smart thing would have been to go back to Needles and head home. I ain't ever been real smart but I'm persistent. I kept on the Mojave Rd with the group heading west towards Baker.

    An accident like this makes simple matters like taking a helmet or jacket off very difficult. Try putting up a tent also. I was eating Tylenol and everything like it as if it was candy.

    Once we exited the Mojave near Baker, it was about 3 PM - this was two days later and I still had a 400-mile ride home. I guess I got in about 10 PM. At least the rain had stopped. The next day, I went for x-rays which were negative for perm. damage and the dr. thought I was crazy.

    Guess I am. :lol3

    So, what happened to the Land Rovers? They're all gone. I spend several weekends replacing the tranny in the SIII and sold it. The 88" SIIA is at the x-wife's house and I'll try to sell it for her soon. ($3500, needs brakes, hasn't been run in a few years but was a solid driver before- if anyone is interested). The Dormie is in CA and the Discovery is at a new home in Tucson. We had kind of a firesale when I was up for a transfer out of the US. The transfer fell through at the last minute but to be honest, while I miss the LR's, I don't miss the wrenching. Maintaining multiple LR's is a tough row to hoe.

    And now you know, the rest of the story. :deal
  8. iuekwee

    iuekwee Let's be friends.

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  9. seh750

    seh750 Been here awhile

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    Yes, completely different company. WP, from what I've heard, is of much higher quality. Caveat - I have tried several WP forks and shocks...I have not tried Works Performance. The local suspension tuner refers to them as "Doesn't Work No Performance".
  10. bthebert

    bthebert Been here awhile

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  11. R.J.

    R.J. split personality

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    As of yesterday. :clap:clap :clapMy 650GS (the saddlebags are sitting in the garage).
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  12. Wamsutta

    Wamsutta Since 12140 BP

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  13. liddell

    liddell Aussie Dakar rider

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    Firstly, wouldn't it be easier to just have a switch inline with the ABS fuse, that should turn it off easier then the stupid switch that BMW has done, my ABS always turn back on while in the bush, then its like shit its back on.

    Did you remove your instruments? can you give me more information on the cockpit setup ( I love it, something that I would like to do)

    What forks are you using? and how easy did it connect the triple tree???

    thanks for the inspiration
  14. mdogruc

    mdogruc Mesut DOGRUC-Adana/TURKEY

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    Wow nice shot :clap :clap
  15. 7ac

    7ac Adventurer

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    Ok here are a few of my f650..

    Almost 10,000 mi since end of July

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  16. iridefar

    iridefar Been here awhile

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    here's mine in the dirt

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  17. iridefar

    iridefar Been here awhile

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    and on the road. Over 11K miles in three months.

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  18. euromedic

    euromedic Peter...n00b

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    Dakar...without the checkers :clap

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  19. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    My wife's '97 Classic

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  20. gman_650GSD

    gman_650GSD Ride it like you stole it

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    New to list, but been lurkin' awhile...lotsa nice 650's! Here's a pic of my ride, South O' The Border in Bahia de Los Angeles (that place is really awful...don't ever ever ever go there! :wink: ) on a trip with fellow ADV rider Will Hansen and his 1150 GSA beast.

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