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    Thanks for the tips. Definitely food for thought....

    Thanks for the tips. Definitely food for thought. I'm learning more toward the 650 and 700 (there'll be long, across the state and more trips, but the majority of the rides will be either around town...
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    Thanks for the comments. Yes, I have been...

    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes, I have been considering the 700, but is it really a detuned 800? And if so, why not get the 800?

    I am definitely interested in lots of dirt roads, but am also new...
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    F650/700/800gs??

    As if I didn't already have option paralysis...

    I've got a 2001 F650GS and I like it well enough, but I want one that's a little newer. I was thinking about upgrading to the F800GS, but now that...
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    After 12 hours of riding!

    After 12 hours of riding!
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    Motoring to Moab

    I took a ride out to Moab with some friends: The guys on bikes, and the ladies in a car. A friend let me guest blog on his site, so here is part one of our trip: heading to Moab!...
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    MOST riding course

    I took the ABATE intermediate rider course and had a blast! I felt I learned a lot from the course, from figure eights within a 26' box, to quick braking, to swerving. I also gained some confidence...
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    Sticky: Does it come in any color other than cardboard? :p

    Does it come in any color other than cardboard? :p
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    Nice idea! Call me Jay (not Ishmael). I put...

    Nice idea!

    Call me Jay (not Ishmael). I put the mapper in front of my name since that's my day job. Maps can suck me into their world in a second. I love staring at maps and thinking of all the...
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    Good to know about the RPM--quite different from...

    Good to know about the RPM--quite different from my other bike. But on that note, when is it best to shift (I mean aside from listening to the engine). 3K? 4K on the tach?

    But I digress. Yes,...
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    F650GS engine chugging?

    Hello,
    I just picked up a 2001 f650gs with 42k miles and it has this odd problem of the engine cutting out between 3k and 5k rpm. It seems to do fine below the 3k tach, but then I'm drawing a fine...
  11. It was destined for a friend of mine up here in...

    It was destined for a friend of mine up here in the Devner area, but it didn't work out so it is back in Ft. Worth.
    He blogged about it here:...
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    Sticky: My first ride out into the mountains! I can't...

    My first ride out into the mountains! I can't wait for better pictures (not just dorky ones), when summer hits!
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    Yep. As Homer Simpson said, "The sooner they...

    Yep. As Homer Simpson said, "The sooner they learn to talk, the sooner they learn to talk back."
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    Garage door opener

    My mother-in-law sent this to me, but it is too expensive a set up for me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C-Bxifv2Pk

    anyone have a better idea?
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    Anything by Bill Bryson because travel and humor...

    Anything by Bill Bryson because travel and humor are on the top of my list.

    Anything by Christopher Moore.

    Aaaaaannnnnd, Throttling the Bard by Jay Barry :evil
    A dark comedy of motorcycle road...
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    Sticky: Bearing in mind I am cheating a bit, I have a...

    Bearing in mind I am cheating a bit, I have a Ural. But since it was once a BMW design, I'm posting it here anyway. :p
    And to be fair, I did want two wheels and found a nice little F650 GS to play...
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    A great website for you (for all of you really)...

    A great website for you (for all of you really) is www.roadsideamerica.com

    This site will tell you of attractions and oddities around America that might be worth visiting. Find Carhenge in NW...
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    Photos are on my other computer, and to be fair...

    Photos are on my other computer, and to be fair we did this in our Ural:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/mapperjay#p/u/12/Zapb94BNajE
    :nyah
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    Nope, that wasn't me, but there are a few of us around. What color was the Ural?

    We got out for a ride today with a couple other BMW/Ural owners (Stay tuned for the ride report) with my wife on...
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    Sticky: back on two wheels

    I just recently bought a 2001 F650GS to include with my 2007 Ural Patrol--which is basically a distant cousin to the BMW.

    So now when it's not snowing I can ride on two wheels! Hmmm. And now I...
  21. Thread: Finally!

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    Finally!

    I bought my 2001 F 650 GS at the beginning of a snow storm so I had to take her home in the back of a truck. (My wife put nixed the idea of allowing her to sleep in our bed.) Now the roads are...
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    New in South Denver

    Hello,

    I've been riding around on an Ural Patrol (a distant cousin of the BMW) for a few years and have wanted two wheels on occasion instead of my normal three. I finally found a 2001 F 650 GS...
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