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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LarryGee, Jan 29, 2012.
Sure you have all your spacers in there ? shouldn't be hard to spin at all.
I just took it apart and looked at the Microfiche, looks like I'm missing the spacer on the left side. I didn't hear it hit the floor when the wheel came off. I can't seem to find it on the floor.
So, I guess it is time to start looking everywhere. i hope I don't have to buy a new one. If i buy one I'm sure to find the old one the next day.
I'm thinking about putting a Two Brothers Black Series V.A.L.E. M-2 Titanium on my 2011, I Emailed them and they said this will work on my bike
I also found a vid on youtube with one on a Sertao
Anyone running one of these or have any info as to weather or not it will bolt up right ?
Looking at the wheel, the spacer sleeve must have been held in by the shaft seal. I think it may have fallen out at the shop when they were mounting and balancing the tire.
I guess I have to drive my cage to work tomorrow.
Cage Rider :eek1, at least you got it figured out...
Wait...I consider 140/80-17 to be the stock rear tire size for the G650GS, at least that's what came on mine. What's this about the 130/80-17?
The 130/80 is the stock size on my 2009 g650 with spoke tubed wheels. They probably went wider on the cast wheels in later years.
Same here, 130/80 was stock on my '09.
Gotcha -- thanks for the info.
Well if this fug'n snow ever leaves I plan on doing alot of 1 - 2 nighters and I have heard alot about when you're packing to "keep it low" and I can understand that thinking. I'll be using a Wolfman Beta Plus, a 24" compression bag, and my tail bag, when loaded they weigh 50# max. I strap them on the seat behind me and I don't think I'll have any issues. What do you guys use for packing and how do you strap/load it in ? lets see some pix.
(The top bag is only a sleeping bag, no weight to it)
First off, i love this bike in white. I wish i picked white personally
Anyways, yeah, keep the weight low. If your stacking on the back seat then yeah, keep the light stuff on the top.
I'm a "white" guy, too...
Mine is white as well except it has the black and red seat. At first I was not absolutely certain I would really like the white but it kind of grows on you.
Update: I did a quick inspection, including air and T-body (in situ). All looked good. Then I looked at the chain closer. It appears the genius at the dealer who did the rear-wheel / chain / sprockets recall replacement most generously lubed the chain with bearing grease. :huh So I pulled the front sprocket cover and the entire inside was packed full of grease. Cleaned the chain with kerosene; chain lubed it. Problem gone.
awesome! Even when you use regular chain lube, the CS cover gets gunked up and needs to be cleaned.
It took me awhile to realize it was the chain when I was dealing with surging as well. Sometimes it is the simple fix, but not very often!
I notice that if I happen to stall or turn off the engine after a 1/2 hour or so ride, it is not real happy to start right away. It sounds like there is barely enough juice to turn it over. I wait 10 minutes and away it goes. Is this normal for 2012 G650GS?
So the front fender is useless right? Like, I could ditch mine and, aside from a little more dirt under the body, nothing negative would happen? I ask because I also don't really like the look.
Put a volt meter on the powerlet jack and take a reading before you start it and then again after it stalls. If you haven't already, upgrade the battery or take it to the dealer and get another one if it's under warranty. I'm trying a Shorai lithium now, it's my fourth battery.
There is a known and well-documented hot start issue as well as a TSB and warranty fix for it, which is a modification to the decompression lever mechanism. Your dealer should know about it already, and, if not, should call BMW.
Finally got my first ride of the 2013 summer season in yesterday. Just installed new tires; trying out the mitas e07's, so I was a little eager to get out.... well I was shooting for 6 weeks ago - stupid long non-compliant winter.