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  1. Thread: Off road tires

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    Well folks, it raining and maybe snowing this...

    Well folks, it raining and maybe snowing this weekend, so not much riding!

    I've been keeping an eye out on this thread, and would like to thank all of you for your feedback. I've got the Anakee...
  2. Thread: Off road tires

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    Thanks folks. I'll let you know what I decide....

    Thanks folks. I'll let you know what I decide. I've got the Anakee's on now, almost new. I'll see what I can do with them, and if I want better traction/steering for roads I try, I'll report back....
  3. Thread: Off road tires

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    Off road tires

    I'm thinking of putting some knobbies on the F650GS. Any recommendations? Or what about dual sport tires that work well in dirt/gravel?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bill
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    Finally got my BMW ON's !

    I got my 5 magazines yesterday (8/14/10) !!!!!!!!!!! April, May, June, July, and August. Hopefully they have fixed the glitch that kept me from getting them in the first place. I'm a little concerned...
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    My wife's folks live in Nanaimo. I'm looking...

    My wife's folks live in Nanaimo.

    I'm looking at maps and ferry schedules trying to find a good choice between Seattle WA traffic, ferry departure times, and the border crossing...

    I do want to...
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    I live in the "other" Vancouver. Vancouver...

    I live in the "other" Vancouver. Vancouver Washington, just across the river from Portland Oregon. We're about 6 hours ride south of Vancouver BC Canada. We've got pretty much the same scenery...
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    I too joined in April and haven't received a...

    I too joined in April and haven't received a single issue of BMW ON. I talked to them in Redmond and they said they will fix it right away. Well, I'm glad I picked up the July issue at the Rally,...
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    "THANKS" to Robert from Cary NC

    I'd like to thank Robert, the graphic artist, from Cary NC that helped me at the rally last week. He was kind enough to run to Lowe's for some hardware for an emergency repair to my chain tensioner...
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    I picked up the factory spark plug wrench from...

    I picked up the factory spark plug wrench from Portland Motorcycles (local BMW dealer). Glad to have it, since it is also used as an extension handle for the wheel bolt wrench. Still can't figure out...
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    Original F650GS tool kit

    Could someone that has an original 2001 (ish) tool kit please let me know what was included? I don't see any spark plug wrench in the kit that came with my bike that I bought used. It does appear to...
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    Cee Bailey to the rescue!!!

    Well, my Cee Bailey windshield showed up today (Sat. 5th June). I rushed to install it and go for a ride.

    CEE BAILEY ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ...
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    Sticky: Do you have to listen to the Rolling Stones as...

    Do you have to listen to the Rolling Stones as you paint it??? :groovy

    BC
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    Welcome aboard. I too am new to the BMW family...

    Welcome aboard. I too am new to the BMW family when I purchased a pre ridden 2001 F650GS this April (2010). I'm in Vancouver Washington. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you around the Pacific...
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    I was told by the previous owner that it's the...

    I was told by the previous owner that it's the taller seat. My seat is show p/n 52537651959 which doesn't match any of your numbers called out... Oh the plot thickens.

    The eBay seat is claimed as...
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    What was the difference you felt going from the...

    What was the difference you felt going from the original shield to the Ermax shield? Which shield did you start with, and what were the problems you found with it, and how well did the Ermax fix...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. My Shoei RF1000 is...

    Thanks for the suggestions. My Shoei RF1000 is supposed to be a good, and fairly quiet helmet. I've actually been doing some experimenting this week (when it was dry enough out for a ride). I've...
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    Well, I just got off the phone with Cee Bailey. I...

    Well, I just got off the phone with Cee Bailey. I ordered the 19" screen and it should be here in about 10 days. I'll keep you all posted. I am really hoping this does the trick. I love the bike, but...
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    I forgot to mention that the Givi screen,...

    I forgot to mention that the Givi screen, although very well made and looks great on the bike, didn't do much to help the wind noise, buffeting situation. I'm tempted to try the Cee Baily and/or a...
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    Yes, some noise is acceptable. The problem is...

    Yes, some noise is acceptable. The problem is that it's starting to cause serious long lasting tinnitus. I'd still like to hear valves going bad when I'm old...

    Bill
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    Sticky: Where did you get the braces from? I'd be...

    Where did you get the braces from? I'd be interested in seeing a better picture, and knowing where to get them.

    Cheers,

    Bill
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    Well, the Laminar Lip showed up. Finally, it was...

    Well, the Laminar Lip showed up. Finally, it was to be delivered on Friday, got here on Monday (5/24/10). So much for 3 day mail...

    I've been trying to adjust the height of the lip on the...
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    Sticky: Here's mine

    Here's the 2001 I bought a few weeks ago. It came with Happy Vally panniers, they're not on in this picture. I'm playing around with windshields trying to get a quieter ride. Looking forward to it...
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    Well, I picked up a Quiet Rider (by Noz Inc)...

    Well, I picked up a Quiet Rider (by Noz Inc) helmet closure today at the local Cycle Gear. It goes up under your helmet and installs like the stock chin guard piece from Shoei. I only did a very...
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    Thanks for all the input. The windshield mounts...

    Thanks for all the input. The windshield mounts are 3 hole, so I can't get your stock one : (

    I did order a Laminar Lip for the Dakar screen. I'm willing to spend $90 to see if I can protect my...
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    Well, I do install the ear plugs correctly ( too...

    Well, I do install the ear plugs correctly ( too many OSHA meetings to forget ) but I don't use spit. I might give it a go.

    I don't have the original windshield, I'm the 3rd owner.

    Would a...
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