Search:

Type: Posts; User: f650624; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    48
    Views
    4,220

    And in the next chapter!

    Some folks just don't want to deal with maintenance: you know, fork seals, steering head bearings, water/oil pump seals, computer remaps, wheel bearings, rectifiers, etc, etc, etc, and then do it...
  2. Replies
    129
    Views
    18,035

    The summer shop, aka Alaska ATV Adventures.

    The summer shop, aka Alaska ATV Adventures.
  3. Replies
    129
    Views
    18,035

    Being retired and having multiple hobbies,...

    Being retired and having multiple hobbies, priceless.
  4. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,073

    BMW Seat Form

    I'm not sure who BMW made the F/G650GS (single) seats for, but they weren't human. I first had a '99 F650 and now have an "03 F650GS. I couldn't go 50 miles on the stock seat without having to...
  5. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,961

    AND AGAIN, +1 for the Marc Parnes balancer. Also...

    AND AGAIN, +1 for the Marc Parnes balancer. Also a +1 for the Harbor Freight bead breaker #98875. Both work great on my tubeless R1150R and by tubed F650GS (single) tires. Yes, the balancer will...
  6. Thread: Geared too low

    by f650624
    Replies
    8
    Views
    1,137

    I went from the stock 45 tooth rear to a 47 years...

    I went from the stock 45 tooth rear to a 47 years ago with no noticeable change in gas mileage (Thank you to Prof Steve Johnson!). I have a sweet spot between 72-74 mph (indicated) that will deliver...
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,089

    Theoretically we are like snow flakes, no two...

    Theoretically we are like snow flakes, no two alike. But my posterior has no similarity with whomever BMW used to make the F650 seats. Without a Corbin I wouldn't have 88,000 miles on an F650, I...
  8. Thread: 2003 Dakar

    by f650624
    Replies
    4
    Views
    690

    Adding a Kouba Link to your virtually new KLR...

    Adding a Kouba Link to your virtually new KLR would solve your height challenge. If the Dakar has not been lowered, it will also need a Kouba Link.

    Check for a build up of crud under the drive...
  9. Replies
    2,370
    Views
    637,913

    Sticky: jimscanlon has obviously good taste in motorcycles

    jimscanlon has obviously good taste in motorcycles
  10. With the advent of the internet we sometimes tend...

    With the advent of the internet we sometimes tend to study a simple problem too much. Just join "The Chain Gang" at www.f650.com, order their chain and sprocket set with the 16 tooth primary and 49...
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,605

    The F650GS (single) is too small to do any...

    The F650GS (single) is too small to do any serious travelling. Just ask anyone? Someone should have told me it was too small about 85000 miles ago, and before I took 9 consecutive trips to D2D in...
  12. Replies
    358
    Views
    134,580

    Sticky: Another Father-Son First Ride Together

    On our way to Alaska via the Cassiar June 2011
  13. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,006

    Touring R1150R

    The Scout looks great and does a good job of creating an envelope. Not as good as an RT, but good.
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,409

    Recall

    My 03 had an actual BMW recall for that specific problem.
  15. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,434

    Mine is not for sale!

    I have only 56,000 miles on my 2003 F650GS and it isn't for sale. In my opinion, points to look for in a used F650GS would be: skip an '01 through mid-year '03-they have a weaker axel mounting point...
  16. Replies
    358
    Views
    134,580

    Sticky: At Sheep Mountain Lodge, AK on the way to Dawson...

    At Sheep Mountain Lodge, AK on the way to Dawson City, YK and D2D 2011!
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    868

    The only seat worse than the stock BMW 650 seat...

    The only seat worse than the stock BMW 650 seat would be a dull machete. I don't know where BMW found the butt to pattern the seat from, but it wasn't human. Bite the bullet and buy a good seat. ...
  18. Replies
    8
    Views
    817

    Cat

    I don't have a caliper, but 5/16" is close. There were instructions some years ago at The Chain Gang (www.f650.com) on how to pull the "plug" out of the cat for more noise. I never did get in to...
  19. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,266

    I had a radical prostectomy in October 2007 and...

    I had a radical prostectomy in October 2007 and had seven weeks of radiation in April-May 2009. My last three check ups have been "clear." Is control perfect since surgery and radiation? No, but...
  20. Replies
    358
    Views
    134,580

    Sticky: On the way home from Alaska I found the source of...

    On the way home from Alaska I found the source of happiness for the world's beer lovers.:brad
  21. Replies
    10
    Views
    3,913

    For me, the stock BMW F650GS seat was like...

    For me, the stock BMW F650GS seat was like sitting on a knife edge. I have 70k miles on my Corbin and it made all the difference in the world. Corbin's are on the hard side, so for long rides,...
  22. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,337

    Panniers

    I mounted Pelican 1520 bags using motosport pannier racks and attaching hardware using the instructions from the Chain Gang (www.f650.com) forums on my '03 F650GS. I spent $370 in 2004 for the...
  23. Replies
    224
    Views
    14,389

    New Name?

    How about "slickhead."
  24. Replies
    79
    Views
    5,069

    Here's a Wave

    Don't spend any time worrying about why some riders don't wave. It is not you, and it is not your ride. Maybe the other rider just doesn't know any better, or perhaps they are brand or type...
  25. Replies
    36
    Views
    12,335

    Great Pictures

    :waveGreat pictures and narative. I was one of the F650GS riders next to you at the Golden Bear in Tok, not the one in the picture. Heading north to Alaska and the Yukon is a ride that everyone...
Results 1 to 25 of 34
Page 1 of 2 1 2