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About advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

BMW EYE CANDY!

BMW eye candy! Both of both worlds yet again…ADV and street!

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Type Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity 999 ccm
Rated output 118 kW (160 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Max. torque 112 Nm at 9,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic injection
Emission control closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, with interference pipe
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5.4 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.8 l
Fuel type Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95 – 98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator 486 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed
Drive Chain 17/45
Chassis / brakes
Frame Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, compression and rebound stage adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminium 2-sided swing arm, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 150 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1548 mm
Castor 117 mm
Steering head angle 64,5°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake calipers, radial 4-piston fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 2- piston floating caliper, diameter 265 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Race ABS (part-integral), disengageable
Dimensions / weights
Length 2183 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 940 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1408 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 840 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.894 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 228 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 434 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve ca. 4 l

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My 40,000 KM Service at 48,000 KM

Want to see what your bike looks like when valves are inspected? The was a few years ago, 2011 when I owned a 2010 BMW F650GS

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Look at the pic below and guess what Leslie did wrong on her own DIY project.

***UPDATE:  The mistake was found in the comments below and also I just replaced my low beam with a Philips Moto Vision bulb DOT approved.  Want to see how long this one lasts and if it is even brighter than the PIAA as promised. 

I guess you can say I run a little late when getting some of the servicing done to my bike.  According to the servicing schedule for my BMW F650GS the valves need to be inspected every 20,000 KM.  Well I did this in and around 20K but did not get around to my next inspection until yesterday, Dec. 6th.  Good news everything was within spec.  No adjustments needed.  I had the guys do some  preventative stuff to my bike, all that can done by yourself but I figure since the…

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Day 25 – Making New Memories

I posted this Day out of order because of when it happened. Reblogging it to stay in order. Day 24 was yesterday and here is 25 again

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Badlands, SD and Blackhills

I am not a writer by far, I am a person who uses my blog as away to document my passion for riding and my other passions, my life, home, dogs, work and wildlife.  It’s my journal into my life even though I share it with well, the “world” to read. Making new memories?  Yep…this will sound funny but I like to stream pics through my Apple TV.  I am getting tired of seeing all my trips with my ex other half.  I am looking forward to actually streaming while listening to my music new pics…pics of trips I take alone versus the past.  So, yes…Making new memories as Leslie only.

I want to try something new.  I want to start focusing on my future especially since yesterday June 10th will now be the anniversary of my dog Cruizers death. I spent last night texting my…

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