Nah, you're cool, I can't see anyone other than an @$$hole thinking you're an @$$hole! LOLYeah, but I'm sure at some point I've been thought as a-hole so I will keep it zipped lol. Mostly I find a ton of great info online, with a good clean hot air filter 🤣.
I found the front end on the 850GS was its greatest weakness, and had a hard time believing BMW didn't at least offer an upgraded version with a quality adjustable front end. It was easy to take that bike up to the limit, but with the 790advR, I tend to run out of talent way before I can blame the bike for any shortcomings or lack of performance. So it'll probably be a while before I look for any upgrades.
I like the tire changer setup in the link, very nice and one stop shop! Do it right and once. Looking back now I'd have paid extra attentions to brake rotors, and probably removed them completely to avoid the expensive bent rotor issues. Having the setup is indispensable especially when time becomes a factor. They almost pay for themselves in short order if you factor in dealing with shops and such. Some made me feel like they were doing me a favour. Dude, get over your bad self, we are all hos' working for money.
I use the Napa Auto parts tire bead lube, you can make your own or use other brands, but in cooler season they really make a difference, and you'll probably run into that one bead that refuses to take a seat. I've actually gone up to 65psi a couple of times with those bastages - valve removed to get a good rush of air in. Good luck with the new toy, you'll be impressed me thinks, and maybe I'll see you at the trails.
While I've ridden any number of pure dirtbikes and streetbikes, this ADV thing will be totally new to me, so, I'll be a total noob, and am relying on outside info for how the bike will feel, tips&tricks, and riding gear. I have all the riding gear except the a-stars Toucan boots I want. I got a duo pack of Cardo Packtalks, one for my street helmet and one for the ADV helmet, and just got a Garmin Zumo XT. I already have aluminum panniers and just need the rack for it, and I'm planning on a SW-Motech ring-mounted tankbag since I've had great luck with them on another bike. I like having bikes where their limit is higher than mine, as this will be. I don't get bored, and I can learn more.
Yeah, my buddy had a No-Mar, but he bought one of the lower-level ones, and sometimes he had issues breaking beads and suck. Of course, it didn't help that he was 100lbs soaking wet, but I like the really beefy look of the professional model, and, if I can do tires on it for a side-by-side, or even the Bronco I'll be getting, it'll be worth spending the extra money. I have a 27gal 200psi compressor so that helps. For me, getting to a place to change tires is a haul, so, if I can just have tires shipped to my door, and me doing them, it's worth it to me in time savings alone. Plus I can do friends tires for bourbon!
Definitely hope to see ya at the trails!