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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,062
Posted By Dirsuper
Sorry to hear of another one. If you want to...

Sorry to hear of another one. If you want to read my thread, search for "BEWARE: F800GS Rims are Junk", or something like that. I had people try to blame me in every way possible until I posted...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By Dirsuper
Maybe I am clueless (nothing new), but won't...

Maybe I am clueless (nothing new), but won't suede fade over time? My bike sits in the sun all day (daily commuter), so that is a concern. It is in the garage.....at night, but every day it sits...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By Dirsuper
Ready to get XPC to do my seat. I actually went...

Ready to get XPC to do my seat. I actually went there Monday. Great peeps, impressive place, really took time to talk through everything and explain the process, etc. I like the peeps, I like the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dirsuper
Woody's used my original hubs, but changed the...

Woody's used my original hubs, but changed the spokes and bent rims. If I get a chance this weekend I will snap some shots and post them.

FWIW, I was very happy with the overall...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,342
Posted By Dirsuper
I was sweating it for the same reason....I don't...

I was sweating it for the same reason....I don't know a damn thing about upholstery, just ask the seats in my K5! But, when I put the bike seat on the workbench upside down and really looked at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,342
Posted By Dirsuper
Mod the original. Super easy, HUGE improvement. I...

Mod the original. Super easy, HUGE improvement. I tried the BMW "comfort" seat....did not work for me. When you mod your own seat, you get it exactly how you want it because you don't have to worry...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,342
Posted By Dirsuper
I would be hesitant to do that, no telling how...

I would be hesitant to do that, no telling how all those little 'pillars' would stand up over time. However, you are in luck. If you are not in a major hurry, give me a few days. In preparation for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,342
Posted By Dirsuper
If anyone is considering doing this, but is...

If anyone is considering doing this, but is afraid they will screw it up - worry not! I was so damn uncomfortable commuting this week that today, by the time I got home I decided that either the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 126,518
Posted By Dirsuper
I second what BRE said. Mine is going back...

I second what BRE said. Mine is going back today. I am 6', but still felt like that hump was too far forward. Maybe I tend to ride back a bit far, never really thought about it before, but I feel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Yeah, I'm thinking that "comfort" seat is not the...

Yeah, I'm thinking that "comfort" seat is not the answer......I still slide forward. Maybe I am accustomed to my other bike where I sit back and VERY comfortable, but I just hate the sliding forward...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Nah, trust me, nurse uniforms are nothing like (I...

Nah, trust me, nurse uniforms are nothing like (I hear) you see in pornos. Her uniforms are more like prison uniform meets a Hawaiian shirt. Colorful, but pretty plain. However, she works in a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Oh, and that $50 camera.....yeah, you get what...

Oh, and that $50 camera.....yeah, you get what you pay for. I took some pics, but they look like shit. When the wife gets back with the decent camera I will get some post-quality pics. Did get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Glad to hear he was not as upset as most of us...

Glad to hear he was not as upset as most of us would be, AND that he was not afraid to use his insurance. I am terrified of making an insurance claim......never made one in my life, I am worried...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Thanks bro. Someone else recommended same, but I...

Thanks bro. Someone else recommended same, but I think my 'back patch' will do the trick. I do appreciate the suggestion/guidance as to how to do it properly.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
That was based on my projected ratio of on/off...

That was based on my projected ratio of on/off road use. This is my ~100 mile-a-day commuter, so I was primarily interested in good on-road handling, yet a bit more protection when I do go off-road....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
These are the bars (taken from a website): ...

These are the bars (taken from a website):

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/ezimagecatalogue/catalogue/variations/9463-425x350.jpg

I will get pics of all as soon as I figure out the whole...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Thanks man, now I feel much less....uuhhhh, I...

Thanks man, now I feel much less....uuhhhh, I don't feel so bad. That would suck!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Wife and kid flew to New York this morning with...

Wife and kid flew to New York this morning with camera (that sounds odd, but you know what I mean). I did just receive my $50 water-proof/shock-proof/super cool/carabiner (no shit) Walmart camera I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
No worries Yeti, I will never claim to be a good...

No worries Yeti, I will never claim to be a good rider and I am not embarrassed about dropping it. It was a bit difficult to explain to the wife....she was mumbling something about me killing myself...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
I got the 1.85x21 front and 4.25x17 rear. ...

I got the 1.85x21 front and 4.25x17 rear.

So, the night after I received/installed the new rims I took it out and.....let's just say, hit it a bit hard. Really tried to bend them new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Got the rims back last night. Can't thank Woody's...

Got the rims back last night. Can't thank Woody's enough, definitely a class act! Did not charge me for removing, remounting, and balancing tires. Also, I asked them to ship back the old (well,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Hilarious! Dealership just called to tell me the...

Hilarious! Dealership just called to tell me the plates are in and if I want they will "install them." Again, I have ZERO gripes with my dealership (as of right now), I just thought it was funny...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Funny how many people you talk to when you travel...

Funny how many people you talk to when you travel on a bike. Every time we stopped for gas we got into a bs session with someone.....and every time my 800's rims came up (usually my buddy brought it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
OMG! I could see the wife's reaction to me...

OMG! I could see the wife's reaction to me trying to spend MORE money on this bike........appreciate the info, but I will not (I hope) be spending a lot of money on bikes for a while.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
All great points. Well taken. Thanks man.

All great points. Well taken. Thanks man.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Good points man. I have not really pursued this...

Good points man. I have not really pursued this with the dealer other than the one phone call. My dealership has been great to me in every interaction and I have nothing bad to say about them. When I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Yeah man, I technically was 'off-road' but I was...

Yeah man, I technically was 'off-road' but I was not doing anything hardcore. We hit some ruts and bumps, but nothing that should ever have bent the rims. I really doubt they were bent when I picked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Good idea man, I will ask them to send them back...

Good idea man, I will ask them to send them back to me - thanks. Hell, if nothing else they will be a CONSTANT reminder and 'conversation piece!' (que diabolical laugh.....)
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Love both your screen name (or whatever it is)...

Love both your screen name (or whatever it is) and your quote! Sorry man, can't really talk to the performance of those tires off-road, as I have not really been off-road with that bike yet. After I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Damn bro, that is interesting. If only I had the...

Damn bro, that is interesting. If only I had the mental energy to engage the lawyers in my family/friends group. I thought about it, but you know how it is......do I want to bug them with my trivial...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
It is just a knob that you turn in or out. It is...

It is just a knob that you turn in or out. It is about in the middle, same way it was when I left dealership. I have not really worried about it, because, again, I was not riding on anything...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
There she is, ready for wheels to get shipped off...

There she is, ready for wheels to get shipped off to Woody's......damn am I pissed!! Ruined a planned trip to San Francisco this weekend!!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
According to my trusty (I assume, I have three...

According to my trusty (I assume, I have three and they were all the same +/- 1.5 degrees) tire pressure gauge, the front is right between 35-36 and the rear is at 38. The manual recommends: Front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Cool! Thanks.

Cool! Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
None. I am checking it when I get home from...

None. I am checking it when I get home from work. I am really curious at this point. Hell, I am going to check all my bike/car tires tonight!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Thanks bro, that only adds more fuel to the...

Thanks bro, that only adds more fuel to the fire....clearly whoever they sourced my rims from produced a faulty product......and will continue to do so if this issue is denied.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Funny bro, as I was riding in today (on my...

Funny bro, as I was riding in today (on my Harley), I thought about that very question. When I get home from work that is the first thing I am going to check because I am curious.

I also know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Bigger pics! This picasa thing is cool! ...

Bigger pics! This picasa thing is cool!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_u01HFJalqoo/S6D5Fo0IqTI/AAAAAAAAABQ/CiPY3Ay3XAA/s288/BMW1.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Thanks again for all the great info. I had no...

Thanks again for all the great info. I had no idea about that picasa thing or any of that stuff....I am WAY behind the times! Tire pressure....good points to all. I, like MOST of us, know I should...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,787
Posted By Dirsuper
Pissed God#$%am friggin, POS, Dumb A#$, AHHHHHH, how the...

God#$%am friggin, POS, Dumb A#$, AHHHHHH, how the hell do you post pics!! I must be 'challenged.'
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