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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4,024
Views: 552,596
Posted By klarue
Bridge near Lake Cuyamaca, east San Diego County

Here's a shot of my F800GS, the first unit delivered in San Diego. I'm out about 50 miles east of town at dawn near Lake Cuyamaca (bridge in background). Adorned in go-fast gray. :evil
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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,311
Posted By klarue
No worries - take the plunge

I'm clocking in at about 24k miles with nary a problem. Love this bike - does whatever I ask of it (which is waaay less than it's capable of).

No performance mods; just cosmetic, electrical, etc....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,754
Posted By klarue
Show-off. :evil

Show-off. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 45,920
Posted By klarue
Thanks!

Hiya,

Just wanted to say thanks for the route - though I've done a lot of it separately, I've never put it all together in one string. Also, thanks for using one of my pics in the original thread...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,731
Posted By klarue
@builderscott - Can you give us a link to the kit...

@builderscott - Can you give us a link to the kit that makes your brake light flash when the engine is running? Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Great weather here in SoCal this weekend, eh? Was...

Great weather here in SoCal this weekend, eh? Was that a trail you were on or just bushwhacking? :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Hey David - that is a mighty fine pic! I envy you...

Hey David - that is a mighty fine pic! I envy you the greenery! Love the borders and the detail in the trees... :evil Kev
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Wicked shot! Love the otherworldliness of that...

Wicked shot! Love the otherworldliness of that one! :evil KLR
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,519
Posted By klarue
Has anyone fitted a Rotapax to a stock F8GS tail?...

Has anyone fitted a Rotapax to a stock F8GS tail? You know, the one that the Vario Topcase slides/locks into. w/o the Topcase, can you fit their locking mech somehow underneath, lay one of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,954
Posted By klarue
I am also a ham-fisted tool-time kinda mechanic. ...

I am also a ham-fisted tool-time kinda mechanic. The Scott's installed easily enough. In my on-road testing I don't even know it's there until I hit a wicked pothole (definitely minimizes danger). ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Sweet video, David! Now that's MY kinda ridin' -...

Sweet video, David! Now that's MY kinda ridin' - clouds in the sky, back roads to explore. Good stuff. I just picked up the Wunderlich solid bar mount to "watch over" my Scotts damper and I was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 535,167
Posted By klarue
Wowsa - as another inmate said (and I'm...

Wowsa - as another inmate said (and I'm paraphrasing) - that's one helluva way to start a new year! Glad Simon's on the mend - he's got the best nurse in the whole wide world in you Lisa! :D
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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
I was wondering what that "R" meant! :huh ...

I was wondering what that "R" meant! :huh Thanks for clearing that up!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
Ohhh... man. Well, forewarned is forearmed! ...

Ohhh... man. Well, forewarned is forearmed! :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
Same situation - those damnable clips kept me at...

Same situation - those damnable clips kept me at it an extra 30 minutes for sure!! :hmmmmm
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
Thanks - got the tracking number today, so should...

Thanks - got the tracking number today, so should see the plate tomorrow. Yahoo! KLR
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
I couldn't agree more. While I've only tested on...

I couldn't agree more. While I've only tested on road this morning for a few minutes at the same minimal settings as listed in the manual, I went out of my way to hit some bumps and potholes that I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
Hiya HF - I liked the look of that set-up so...

Hiya HF - I liked the look of that set-up so nicely I ordered one o' dem Wunderlich plates too. Won't get here until the first week in Jan., but I had a question: Did you end up using the bolts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 54,944
Posted By klarue
Well... just plunked down some Christmas ca$h for...

Well... just plunked down some Christmas ca$h for the Scott's. Should be at my house on the 28th and in the field on the 29th! (provided the install for the mechanically-challenged goes smoothly). ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Awesome pic. What kind of tent is that? Cheers.

Awesome pic. What kind of tent is that? Cheers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By klarue
Your Wits Rule

What has saved me on several occasions is keeping my wits handy when faced with dire predicaments:
Emergency lane split on two lane road when car slammed on brakes in front of me.
Emergency...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,019
Posted By klarue
Whoa! :huh Seriously? To the original...

Whoa! :huh Seriously?

To the original question, I rarely leave the bike in high-crime areas, but the last time I parked it outside in a campground for a couple of days to go back-packing I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By klarue
Long-ish, but as others have said well-organized....

Long-ish, but as others have said well-organized. I refer to it frequently since the Search function makes everything waaayyyy more confusing. :huh

Will PM you with one tiny suggestion.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 94,648
Posted By klarue
In fact, let's make it a party! I'd join you...

In fact, let's make it a party! I'd join you guys for a leisurely jaunt or to hang out and soak up the Baja adventure stories! :evil Keep us San Diegans posted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By klarue
Yes, Welcome!

Hi Karbono -

Thanks for checking in. I have an '09 that is slowly getting sorted out and "farkled" the way I want it, but those 30th anniv. editions sure look cool!

Ride it. Have fun. Cheers!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,005
Posted By klarue
Yahoo!

Wowsa - Shafer Trail looks (and sounds) pretty darned fun. Nice run up that rocky road. The mud would be interesting too - can't say as I find much of that down here in SoCal. Anyway, well done,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By klarue
Terrific summary! While I haven't had ALL the...

Terrific summary! While I haven't had ALL the reliability issues you've listed, I've had all the warranty work done and replaced the battery as well under warranty. I'm at about 13k miles. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
+3 great tonality! :D

+3 great tonality! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Ahhh... good to know. Got some clutch-feathering...

Ahhh... good to know. Got some clutch-feathering experience recently on a ride up in Big Bear, Cali (will PM you my personal blog post). Sadly I don't think I'll be able to cruise out for 4-7 days...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Holy cow! What a spectacular road - incredible...

Holy cow! What a spectacular road - incredible colors. Looks pretty freshly graded - how was it in reality? Can't wait to read the trip report! :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,934
Posted By klarue
Great combo - just added the Pegz this afternoon...

Great combo - just added the Pegz this afternoon and took 'er for a ride to get used to it. Methinks I'll have to add some length to the Wunderlich lever. I don't have the safety wire attached, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,113
Posted By klarue
Sweet. Thanks guys.

Sweet. Thanks guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,113
Posted By klarue
GPR damper for F8GS?

I still haven't pulled the trigger on the Scott's ("it's only money!"), but was in the local shop today (SDBMWMC) and mentioned that a damper was prolly my next farkle.

The guy I was speaking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Say... that's a good ride, dude. How much off-...

Say... that's a good ride, dude. How much off- vs. on-road? Did you wing it, or have a planned route in mind?

I'm originally from the Old Pueblo (live in San Diego now) and was also thinking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Wowsa. That's some dandy riding there ChiTown. ...

Wowsa. That's some dandy riding there ChiTown. Love the videos and pics. Yer the rock star! :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Really great video - you guys are rock stars -...

Really great video - you guys are rock stars - can't believe how much "fjording" ya'll do up there in Canada! Never seen so much water that you actually RIDE thru - total studs! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 316,705
Posted By klarue
Wow - great picture! Did you use any software to...

Wow - great picture! Did you use any software to post-process (like Nik Silver Efex Pro and onOne Photoframes?).
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Cool shot! :evil Cheers, Kevin

Cool shot! :evil

Cheers, Kevin
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,451
Posted By klarue
Howdy - thanks for asking. Actually, it is a...

Howdy - thanks for asking. Actually, it is a Nikon D90 that I check out from work periodically. I was using an 18-200mm Nikkor lens. I did a little post-processing on the images using software from...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By klarue
Photo editing/enhancement software

Hi folks,

I'm posting this on behalf of Simon & Lisa Thomas of 2 Ride the World (http://www.2ridetheworld.com/), a couple of my favorite motorcycle adventurers (and all-around great people).
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