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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By shuston
Death Valley. Much more to see. Great riding for...

Death Valley. Much more to see. Great riding for all levels. Plenty of places to camp, RV or stay. I just got back from 2 days there, wasn't long enough. We stayed in Beatty, NV at the Stagecoach.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,214
Posted By shuston
I have the Giant Loop Fandango and love it. I...

I have the Giant Loop Fandango and love it. I also have a Wolfman tail bag. The wolfman is a nice bag, however I prefer the Giant Loop product more as it I like the fact that it is basically water...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By shuston
I just threw down my credit card at Twisted...

I just threw down my credit card at Twisted Throttle and got the Kaoko.
Done deal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By shuston
I figured as much. For $125 I would hope that it...

I figured as much. For $125 I would hope that it would work for the lifetime of the bike. Hmmmmmm, decisions, decisions.......
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By shuston
Throttle Locks: Which one to get

Am finally looking at investing a whopping $20-$25 for a throttle lock for my next trip. I currently have a crampbuster and it doesn't work very well on the skinny 800GS grip. I have been looking at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,301
Posted By shuston
I'm in Santa Barbara and can help, however only...

I'm in Santa Barbara and can help, however only on Sunday. If the bikes aren't out by Saturday afternoon/evening, PM me and let me know. I know the area and can be there anytime Sunday a.m.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,122
Posted By shuston
One word: Renazco. Period. Worth the wait and...

One word: Renazco. Period.
Worth the wait and the money. And, Sonia is totally cool and easy to work with.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,397
Posted By shuston
My cousin (LKN4DRT), myself and one other are...

My cousin (LKN4DRT), myself and one other are leaving from Santa Barbara on Friday morning. Anyone want to meet up and continue heading north from SB let me know. We are planning on heading out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31,175
Views: 2,887,989
Posted By shuston
The El Rancho market is at the bottom of Refugio,...

The El Rancho market is at the bottom of Refugio, where it meets the 246. Get to the stoplight and turn left and the parking lot is on the left. Good deli, and tables outside to eat on, I recommend...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,657
Posted By shuston
Talking To each his own on this one I guess. Some will...

To each his own on this one I guess. Some will leave ABS on, some won't, and everyone will have an opinion. And we all know what opinions are like.............................
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,657
Posted By shuston
CORRECTION: But, how many really ride the...

CORRECTION:


But, how many really ride the bike off road more than offroad,

Meant to say: But, how many really ride the bike off road more than on road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,657
Posted By shuston
I have experimented, since reading this thread a...

I have experimented, since reading this thread a few weeks ago, with leaving my ABS on during 4 separate off road sessions. I have grabbed both front and rear as hard as possible in a straight line...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
I fueled it up on the side stand. When I put it...

I fueled it up on the side stand. When I put it back into the garage, I put it on the center stand. That's when I noticed I over filled it. My lesson learned is regardless of filling on the side or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
Well, it does to me. The tank needs to...

Well, it does to me. The tank needs to pressurize, and the fuel volume was such that it wasn't able to be pressurized. Once I siphoned fuel out, it started, and runs just fine. So, if that wasn't the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
Thumb Okay. Bike fixed and running. Simple fix...

Okay. Bike fixed and running. Simple fix really.........when fueling, put the bike on the center stand AND only fuel up to the red tab! I had the bike on the center stand and over filled it a bit. So...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
Joel, Thank you for all the advise. ...

Joel,

Thank you for all the advise.

Question: Can I really have stuck injectors or a stuck fuel at such low mileage? I guess anything is possible, but I do only run 91 octane, but it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
Thanks for the tips Yeti. I'll pull the sensor...

Thanks for the tips Yeti. I'll pull the sensor wires and check it out. Looks like that sensor runs about $150, so not the end of the world. Will check it say for sure later tonight.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By shuston
Pissed F800GS Wont start - Help

I have gone through a few posts to make sure I am not asking a question on a known issue here. It appears I may have a bad fuel pump or something with the tank.

So here's what happened.

I rode...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By shuston
I have the Motooverlands. Awesome.

I have the Motooverlands.
Awesome.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By shuston
Will be chilly and all the passes will be closed....

Will be chilly and all the passes will be closed. 395 and 203 into Mammoth will be your only roads open I believe.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,146
Posted By shuston
Did anybody have the gps routing for this ride? ...

Did anybody have the gps routing for this ride?
I wasnt able to go, but would like to head out there sometime soon.

Thanks,
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,146
Posted By shuston
Will anybody be stopping by the Cold Springs...

Will anybody be stopping by the Cold Springs Tavern today on their way back to LA? If so, what time would love to meet up with a few of you and introduce myself. I'm bummed I wasn't able to make it...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-09-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By shuston
Thanks bud, looks like a good site. Aloha

Thanks bud, looks like a good site.
Aloha
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-07-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By shuston
Ocotillo Wells

Headed to Ocotillo Wells in February and was looking for some tracks. I found a thread here that had some info, but the download was disabled. It was a pretty old post. Anyway, does anyone have some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,061
Posted By shuston
I agree with raider, to each their own, and I...

I agree with raider, to each their own, and I have a lexan cover and love it. The wild@heart cover fits great, looks good and offers full protection. No diffusion of the headlight at all. It is just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By shuston
Bummer. Okay, thanks for that. Will place the...

Bummer. Okay, thanks for that. Will place the order for the extenders.

May I ask how tall are you, and how did the 18" work given your height?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By shuston
Windscreen Question

Does anyone have a V Stream? I just ordered a medium. I think that should be a decent height to get rid of the buffeting on my chest and head. The medium stands 18" and stock windscreen is 12" I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,815
Posted By shuston
I have the Holan Pro's and a Motooverland plate....

I have the Holan Pro's and a Motooverland plate. Havent' had the bike down on the crashbars yet though. The Motooverland skid plate is rock solid. IMHO, the only skid plate to get.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 170,647
Posted By shuston
Okay, perhaps a silly question here, but I am new...

Okay, perhaps a silly question here, but I am new to the 800GS. I just put set of TKC's on, and I used the stock tubes as the bike has only 2300 miles on it. I am headed to Mexico in November and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By shuston
Happy to report I got the other spring on. Tried...

Happy to report I got the other spring on. Tried the penny trick, but was too difficult to get'em in. I just kinda warmed up the spring by bending it back and forth for about 10 minutes and could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By shuston
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't have too...

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't have too hard of a time getting the right side on for some reason, but the left side is the killer. I will give the penny trick a try first and see what happens....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By shuston
H&P Centerstand Instal

Okay, after about 45 minutes of tinkering, sweating, thinking (staring really), for the life of me, I cannot get the left side centerstand spring into place. It is connected to the frame, but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,456
Posted By shuston
Maybe get a F650GS if you do not plan to travel...

Maybe get a F650GS if you do not plan to travel off road much. Much lower overall due to lower suspension travel and less off road ability.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By shuston
Yowzah! Well, it's good to know that I can cook...

Yowzah!
Well, it's good to know that I can cook a hot dog on the pipes in case of emergency. Thanks for testing it out for the rest of us!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By shuston
I just bought a 2009 with 2089 miles on it....

I just bought a 2009 with 2089 miles on it. Stock, not farkled, with the standard package, ABS, Computer, etc. At the end of the day, after CA taxes and registration and shipping costs, I saved about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By shuston
Excellent. Please PM me. Since you know the area....

Excellent. Please PM me. Since you know the area. I think my first ride will be a short one to get used the bike both on and off road, so West Camino Cielo, down to the El Ranchero Market in Santa...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By shuston
I meant to say 160lbs...............

I meant to say 160lbs...............
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By shuston
I'm only 60lbs. I think I can run with the stock...

I'm only 60lbs. I think I can run with the stock setting on the suspension. For now at least. Until I get used to the bike that is.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By shuston
Wow, thanks for all the advise and for welcoming...

Wow, thanks for all the advise and for welcoming me to the club! I am coming from riding mainly off-road, I have a WR250F that I love. I used to have a CBR but have not been on the pavement, other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By shuston
F800GS - What to buy first?

I just picked up a 2009 F800GS. It is totally stock. I am thinking of putting on the following components first:
Barkbusters
Skidplate
Crashbars
Centerstand

Does anyone have any...
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