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Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By PenultimateMan
G'day, eh!

Key, Kedgi!

Thanks for the links! We have family from Shediac going WAAAAAAAY back, so it was nice to see a shout out from up your way while we're all the way down here.

We stopped by the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By PenultimateMan
Manventure: Day 1 - "It's not Swampass if it's fresh water!"

We awoke on Friday to the steady patter of rain on the tent canopies. The wind had fairly howled at a few points the night before, and had only dissipated a little by the time we got up. We'd set up...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By PenultimateMan
Manventure: Day 0 - "I think it's back the way we came."

The worst time before a big ride are the few hours just before you take off. All of us had been keyed-up for the trip for weeks already by the time our departure date arrived, but because Josh and I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By PenultimateMan
From Kuwait to the Keys

Long time listener, first time caller. It's all I can think of as I'm typing the first few lines of this ride report, because for a year, this site literally served as a sanity-check for me. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By PenultimateMan
Flexible Stalks

I've noticed LED signals in quite a few pictures of the F8 in different threads here, and it seems that people are running a number of different models on the bike, both OEM and aftermarket. My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By PenultimateMan
HDB Side Protection and Wind Deflection?

I understand why everyone likes the strength and resilience of the HDB guards, but they don't look as if they offer nearly as much side or top protection from wind as the Barkbuster Storms. Any word...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
Did Konflict fully replace the internals of the...

Did Konflict fully replace the internals of the forks? How much was the work that they did? Details, man! DETAILS!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14,255
Views: 7,732,556
Posted By PenultimateMan
Case Closed!

I'm retarded. A quick search of Dutchman Photos revealed her to be Sara Eileen of Redwood City, CA.

She seemed to strike the perfect mix of girls in this thread for me: Pretty, but classy, and...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By PenultimateMan
Boot identification Help Needed...

From a post on the Old's Cool: Girl On An Old Motorcycle (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400341&highlight=Root+Beer&page=581) thread (where I wouldn't DREAM of asking this question; I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14,255
Views: 7,732,556
Posted By PenultimateMan
After being perhaps the most re-posted woman on...

After being perhaps the most re-posted woman on this thread (through all of her various pictures), how is it that we still have NO idea of this narrow beauty's name?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
Snowy, could you maybe find me a link of the sort...

Snowy, could you maybe find me a link of the sort of thing I should be looking for? Maybe an eBay listing or a parts distributor link?

And thanks again to everyone for all of the help!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
Thumb "Good grief, haven't even got the bike and...

"Good grief, haven't even got the bike and already trying to change what you "think" is a lousy component?"

I understand whatyou're saying, and as I said, this is more just me finding ways to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
So is it reasonable to think that a USD upgrade...

So is it reasonable to think that a USD upgrade that would fit a Suzuki would also fit the F8?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
For my own part, I don't plan to be using this...

For my own part, I don't plan to be using this thing like a dirt bike (it's not one; just too big and heavy), but as a true Adventure bike. I want it to be able to go over some very rough stuff...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
No one's ponied up the information on the new...

No one's ponied up the information on the new forks. I suspect that's because there are simply so few out there yet, and the dissatisfaction hasn't set in with the front suspension that the Zokes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
This is why I love this site. Thanks for the...

This is why I love this site. Thanks for the consult, Lukas!

I keep hoping that someone who's already taken delivery of a 2013 F8 will take off their fork caps and provide the measurement, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
So, Lukas, if the caps fit and the feet can be...

So, Lukas, if the caps fit and the feet can be machined, I'd just need the internals and the caps and the rest of the stock forks could be kept in place?

Also, and please pardon my ignorance, what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,808
Posted By PenultimateMan
F800GS "Drop-In" Fork Replacement?

After literal days (I have a lot of downtime right now) of searching for solutions to the problem posed by the supposedly poor front forks on the F8, I'm well and truly stumped about what to do when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,475
Posted By PenultimateMan
Fork Off.

So, cutting to the chase: If, just like always, all of the inmates here are so sure that the new BMW fork change is the worst thing EVER, and WP obviously make a 43mm fork already, wouldn't it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
New Solution

So if you just took the cartridges, I would imagine that the forks aren't adjustable. That hasn't been a problem for you, I take it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
Total damage.

Do you mind me asking how much it ended up costing in total? AltRider's got a kit on his website (http://www.altrider.com/ohlins-fork-cartridge-kit-for-bmw-f-800-gs/pcid/567-1) for Öhlins cartridge...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
What news?!

Has anyone else done this conversion aside from -W-, Gangplank, and EpicX? Does anyone know if EpicXRider is even still alive?! Will we find the answers to these questions and more in next week's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,649
Posted By PenultimateMan
A rose by any other name...

If BMW start doing that, they might as well just jump on-board with Harley's naming conventions and be done with it. It's bad enough that they already label "Adventure" bikes separately from the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
Factory Connection

Just out of interest, have you considered the guys at Factory Connection (http://www.factoryconnection.com/index2.htm) for doing the tuning? They're right there in Barrington, New Hampshire, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
Machining...

Epicx, do you already have the place picked out where you'll have the machining done on the stock feet when you decide to take the leap? I recall one of the posts on the original thread mentioning...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
Ah, yes.

Thanks for the replies! I'll keep looking into the forums and see what I can pick up. I'd rather not go through eBay if I don't have to.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,880
Posted By PenultimateMan
Maybe I missed this...

Whomever noted that it's pretty hard to find forks online wasn't wrong, and pardon me if this information was posted somewhere earlier in the thread and I didn't catch it, but do all RXV forks fit,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,461
Posted By PenultimateMan
The Cannonballers agree...

While it may be true that some departments scramble their freqs so that the public can't scrutinise them, a number of people who are semi-professional hellraisers had the same idea as you did and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,893
Posted By PenultimateMan
Sub-Zero Hero...

I'm going to go ahead and lump myself in with the latter "RIDERS" column: three times in the last month I've had the thumper out (whenever the ice has cleared off the roads enough to reasonably...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,421
Posted By PenultimateMan
Congratulations, Jenna! The trip looked amazing,...

Congratulations, Jenna! The trip looked amazing, and though I'm sure your RR doesn't fully capture all of the glory and emotion of the journey as you were on it (do they ever?), it was a hell of a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,421
Posted By PenultimateMan
Have Beer; Will Travel...

OK, so this photo, all on its own, should be a motorcycle safety poster. It should bear a caption along the lines of "In the event of a crash, is YOUR MOST PRECIOUS CARGO SAFE?!!". Thank GOD you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,421
Posted By PenultimateMan
We can leave your friends behind...

I assert that these are Canadian members of the Men Without Hats Fan Club, Labrador Chapter, assembling in your hotel parking lot to re-enact the Safety Dance video. Or not.

Great RR, Jenna! And...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,421
Posted By PenultimateMan
That reminds me a Newfie joke (though, assuredly,...

That reminds me a Newfie joke (though, assuredly, this is the wrong forum for this; sod it): Did you hear about the Newfie who heard that Quebec wanted to break apart from Canada? "Great!" he said...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 76,421
Posted By PenultimateMan
Drunk writing...

Dylan Thomas would be proud, and probably just as loquacious.

Great ride report so far! I've been trying to catch each installment, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the trip.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By PenultimateMan
Cool! Great suggestion and really nice pics!...

Cool!

Great suggestion and really nice pics! That looks like a blast!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By PenultimateMan
A HA! Good point. We're in Enterprise, near Ft....

A HA! Good point. We're in Enterprise, near Ft. Rucker, in the deep southeast.

Additionally, it should be mentioned, that a destination that offers camping as a possibility would be nice.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By PenultimateMan
Lower Alabama Trip Suggestions...

I'm a Mainer in involuntary exile in L.A. (Lower Alabama), and over the past year, I've become thoroughly overindulged on the quintessential look of the deep south. I'm hoping to take a bike trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 97,439
Posted By PenultimateMan
A 1977 Suzuki GS750 that someone had re-jetted to...

A 1977 Suzuki GS750 that someone had re-jetted to be a street fighter way back when petrol was running a lot less than $2.50/gal. Adding insult to injury was the fact that when the engine wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By PenultimateMan
My first stop...

Yeah, I tried Chain Gang. Normally they're really helpful for this sort of issue, but their native search engine appears to be messed up, and searching the site with Google for posts on that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By PenultimateMan
F650GS 18K Service

An open question to the cognoscenti:

I'm due to bring my 2001 F650GS into the dealership for its 18k service, but I'm not eager to drop the $500 that it's almost certain to cost if I let them do...
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