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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,591
Posted By robhar54
In my mind (and experience) the truth of this...

In my mind (and experience) the truth of this argument is not diminished by the fact that Mr. Bestrest is the North American importer of Metal Mules, but it's worth noting. :D

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,044
Posted By robhar54
I remained very happy with the Metal Mule...

I remained very happy with the Metal Mule panniers. Alas, my F800GS and the panniers along with it are now gone. :cry Victim of the Great Recession and changing priorities: I'm riding an adventure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,044
Posted By robhar54
Yah...that's right...watch yer step...

Yah...that's right...watch yer step buddy....:gun1

:rofl


Rob in Seattle
populating gag reels to the best of his ability....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
Those are Metal Mules, available in the US from...

Those are Metal Mules, available in the US from Dave at BestRestProducts.com.

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Vendors 04-05-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,042
Posted By robhar54
Me, me! It may be a while though until I can make...

Me, me! It may be a while though until I can make the purchase. (Second run should do it...)

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,042
Posted By robhar54
I'll be interested to see how that works...

I'll be interested to see how that works out--keep us posted, eh? You could also add a few stainless washers below the rear spacer to level it up. That's what I did on my TT rack. I think the MMs sit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,126
Posted By robhar54
Did they also slide the triple clamp down on the...

Did they also slide the triple clamp down on the fork tubes? How much of the fork is showing above the top triple clamp?

(I'm trying to remember what Doris Weidemann's bike looked like--it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,541
Posted By robhar54
I'm a big tall guy, and I have Metal Mule...

I'm a big tall guy, and I have Metal Mule panniers and the Skorpion exhaust that goes along with them. It's my one complaint about the Metal Mules--the aftermarket exhaust reduces mileage by about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,541
Posted By robhar54
Funny, I've been thinking the same thing. Granted...

Funny, I've been thinking the same thing. Granted I'm just piddling around town these days, going short distances in the city which ought to return just about the worst mileage possible, but I feel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,922
Posted By robhar54
Horses for Courses....

Ha! That's pretty funny. I switched from the Adv-Spec to the Touratech crash-bars 'cause I liked the look of the TT bars way better. (And I ran into the Adv-Spec bars with my knees.) So clearly it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 219,934
Posted By robhar54
This is the Index Thread....

Respectfully, guys, if you want to talk about pros and cons of ABS--which is a great subject, start a new thread. This is supposed to be the Index Thread, where people come to get links to other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,577
Posted By robhar54
Hey, if BMW would pay for one of your setups I'd...

Hey, if BMW would pay for one of your setups I'd be all over it like white on rice! :evil It's a thing o' beauty, and if I ever want to change wheel sizes, I'd do it for sure, no matter what the...
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,223
Posted By robhar54
Gorgeous! Sorry if I missed this: What range...

Gorgeous!

Sorry if I missed this: What range is possible on the rear sprocket? Stock is 42T.

Thanks.

Rob in Seattle

PS. This is the one BMW is going to be giving to all of us, right? ;)
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 128,334
Posted By robhar54
Some people swear by Rich's seats. I wouldn't go...

Some people swear by Rich's seats. I wouldn't go to him for a dual sport/adventure bike seat again. I did the test rides and all--spent most of a day there. He made a seat for my R80G/S PD that was...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By robhar54
That sounds promising, I'll bite. I weigh...

That sounds promising, I'll bite.

I weigh 200 without gear, and typically carry 50-60 lbs (I'd guess) of additional stuff when "adventure riding" but only 10 lbs the rest of the time, when riding...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,042
Posted By robhar54
You'd need the four rubber bumpers as well. They...

You'd need the four rubber bumpers as well. They snug up the top case as it locks down and in, and prevent rattling.

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,042
Posted By robhar54
Great idea. With both my Gran Canyon and...

Great idea. With both my Gran Canyon and Multistrada I found a Givi 46L topcase would handle all my on-road touring, local commuting and errand-running duties, and be slim besides, where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 110,273
Posted By robhar54
I assume the adapter kit is required, as bits...

I assume the adapter kit is required, as bits that allow the cartridges to fit the OEM forks top and bottom, so $1,538 total, once you get your bike to a Racetech provider. :eek1 Does the kit offer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
Oh come on John, don't hold out. :wink: :D ...

Oh come on John, don't hold out. :wink: :D

I've never done anything like that. I'd have to work up to it for sure!

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,042
Posted By robhar54
Hey Dave, This rack is an intriguing...

Hey Dave,

This rack is an intriguing solution. Stacking a couple one gallon tanks on top, maybe one for water and one for gas, would be sweet. I could also see using one of these bladders from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
What he said! :thumb Rob in Seattle

What he said! :thumb

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 30,042
Posted By robhar54
The outside of the Great Basin is made of...

The outside of the Great Basin is made of something that looks and feels tougher than any ballistic nylon I've ever seen--it's truck tarp material. And then inside THAT for much of the bag (the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 40,428
Posted By robhar54
Awesome. I love these step-by-steps. Thanks for...

Awesome. I love these step-by-steps. Thanks for taking the time to document it! :clap



:lurk

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 30,042
Posted By robhar54
I wondered about that too, and started a thread...

I wondered about that too, and started a thread on the subject with a poll: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420563 The poll now shows 10% of the responders have broken a leg or seen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,922
Posted By robhar54
Depends on the length of your upper legs, not...

Depends on the length of your upper legs, not just your inseam. I'm 6'-2", 34" inseam with lots of that length in my upper legs, and I found when I sat up forward on the seat (as you might off-road)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,044
Posted By robhar54
I totally did. I figure he's picked up a fair...

I totally did. I figure he's picked up a fair amount of good ideas in ~20 years of traveling around the world by motorcycle. :D My main reason for the switch though was that I kept knocking into the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,044
Posted By robhar54
Good idea Greg. I've switched out a few pieces of...

Good idea Greg. I've switched out a few pieces of my gear since the DVD was shot.

I'm the guy with the Metal Mule panniers. You can see my vast level of experience in the crash reel. Check out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,577
Posted By robhar54
Another good opportunity, if you've discovered...

Another good opportunity, if you've discovered the issue during a scheduled service: Describe the issue calmly and objectively and check the "I would like BMW Motorad USA to contact me" box on your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
Ah, Furka Pass....:clap Took a day exploring...

Ah, Furka Pass....:clap Took a day exploring around Andermat by myself on our honeymoon on the Ducati ST4S. Fantastic riding over there!

Here are a couple images from two weekends ago on Herb &...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,577
Posted By robhar54
Good questions.

Don't think so: http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182049

You're right though--the sample is undoubtedly skewed. Who knows what percentage of F800GS riders peruse ADVrider, see this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,577
Posted By robhar54
Another one.

YetiGS,

Add my name to the list. I just had my rear wheel bearings replaced under warranty at 6,356 miles, during the 6,000 mile service. According to the tech, they were "noisy and notchy." :huh...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
Wazzup Jake!

http://robharrison.smugmug.com/photos/613179067_ABmag-XL-1.jpg

:D On the way to The Nez....

Rob in Seattle
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,922
Posted By robhar54
I thought the Adv-Spec instructions were superb....

I thought the Adv-Spec instructions were superb. Best instructions I've gotten with any of the farkles I've put on the bike. The only thing missing was the torque spec for the bolts with the insert...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 547,129
Posted By robhar54
Again, kudos markymcd! :clap That's the...

Again, kudos markymcd! :clap

That's the nicest solution I've seen. Ideally I'd want it to come even lower for the dirt--like down to the level of the stock 650 screen. But of course you couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,048
Posted By robhar54
Unless you're on a R12GS or some other big boat...

Unless you're on a R12GS or some other big boat (ducking...;)) you won't want to carry a marine deep cycle battery....

I use an Aeiomed Everrest 2, which comes with its own battery.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,591
Posted By robhar54
Good questions. I've taken a few low-speed...

Good questions. I've taken a few low-speed off-road spills with the MMs, and dented them, but so far nothing that required hammering. I don't have any of my own experience to support this, but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,521,006
Posted By robhar54
On the way to the Nez Perce Rally, outside of...

On the way to the Nez Perce Rally, outside of Schrag, WA.

http://robharrison.smugmug.com/photos/613180044_MECcz-XL.jpg

Didn't actually do the rally this year. But that's another long crappy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,922
Posted By robhar54
Check here for the torque setting:...

Check here for the torque setting: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8537282&postcount=76 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8537282&postcount=76)

I used to have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,922
Posted By robhar54
Nicely done. I switched to these from the...

Nicely done. I switched to these from the Adv-Spec crashbars. I think they fit the look of the bike better, and that the mounting to frame rather than engine might be a better approach, and I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 189,101
Posted By robhar54
Thanks. Rain is an issue up here where I live. I...

Thanks. Rain is an issue up here where I live. I test stuff with a hose. :D

Then again, if you happen to have had a look at the "crash" section of the Globerider's F800GS Instructional DVD, you...
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