Category: Motorcycle

Information on my BMW 650 GS Dakar

Silverton Colorado Motorcycle Ride

In August, my BMW 800 GS Adventure and I got to know each other quite well. After 4 days of off-road riding through some rather grueling terrain in Silverton and Telluride Colorado, my body and my bike were banged up pretty good. But oh man, was it fun! About 40…

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Motorcycle Smartphone Mount – RAM Mount X-Grip

I needed a smartphone mount for my motorcycle for a couple reasons. Carrying a cell phone in my pocket while riding was quite inconvenient. There’s just no way to pull the phone out when navigating by GPS, and adjusting the volume while listening to music is difficult at best. I…

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Colorado Back-Country Motorcycle Ride

March is still a pretty cold month in Colorado back-country, except as is typically the case, Mother Nature generously dishes out a few days where the temperatures are warm enough for a motorcycle ride. Fortunately for us, a couple of those days happened to fall on the weekend, so we…

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Oil Change in BMW F800 GS Motorcycle

Performing an oil change in a BMW F800 GS motorcycle is super easy, so don’t bother paying someone else to do it for you. Especially the BMW dealership who will gladly charge you a couple hundred dollars at their convenience. It only takes about 30 minutes, a tad longer if…

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2015 BMW 800GS Adventurer Review

I am back in the saddle again! After a 5-year hiatus (mostly due to events out of my control), I purchased a new 2015 BMW 800 GS Adventurer to quench my desire to hit the open road and fire-trails of the great Rocky Mountains. My last motorcycle was a 2005…

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Battery Maintenance – BMW 650 GS and Dakar

Battery maintenance is important and fortunately it’s easy. The original battery that comes with the GS and Dakar is unsealed, meaning you periodically need to add water. How often varies but it’s best to check it every few thousand miles or so. If you do a lot of off road…

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Changing The Oil in a BMW 650 GS Motorcycle

Update: See the BMW 800GS oil change page for an updates version of this posting. Changing the oil in the BMW 650 GS and the Dakar is very simple. The BMW shop in my neck of the woods wants $150 to do the job, which is why I took it…

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