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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,595
Posted By sarathmenon
Which is why you go LED or go home. Much better...

Which is why you go LED or go home. Much better beam pattern too
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By sarathmenon
I have had my share of talking to sleazy...

I have had my share of talking to sleazy insurance claim agents. My opinion is that if they smell a way to wriggle out of paying you, they will go the extra mile to do that. You might get the claim...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By sarathmenon
America is the land of the free. What that means...

America is the land of the free. What that means is that in half the states, a beanie cap is considered ample head protection. :D I don't think any cops will give you shit. If it's a full face...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By sarathmenon
The new gen stock forks are heaps better than the...

The new gen stock forks are heaps better than the first gen. If I had got the 2013 bike, the fork upgrade would not have been in my list of priorities. It's pretty decent as it comes from the dealer,...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 298,205
Posted By sarathmenon
3000 is plenty for the road from a single bulb....

3000 is plenty for the road from a single bulb. Adding more lumens without having a broader beam pattern or a longer throw is a bad idea IMHO. You will end up with a giant spot of light right in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By sarathmenon
The upper and lower triple trees are different...

The upper and lower triple trees are different between both the models. Most of the other parts look to be the same. It should be easy to swap out the front end. Although I'd question why the change....
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,666
Posted By sarathmenon
Not sure how I missed that. 24 liters sounds low...

Not sure how I missed that. 24 liters sounds low for the stated capacity. I heard 60L from the outside dimensions, I would have assumed north of 30-35L liters on the inside. Are these more than one...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By sarathmenon
Hmm, this is good news. A new rallye means the...

Hmm, this is good news. A new rallye means the current model's prices will drop, making it affordable for people like me :rayof
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By sarathmenon
Another +1 for the macbook air. Incredibly light,...

Another +1 for the macbook air. Incredibly light, super thin, 12 hours battery life, and no moving parts. All of these are important for motorcycle travel, but the last bit is really important....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,127
Posted By sarathmenon
I thought I posted it the last time, but the...

I thought I posted it the last time, but the F800R dashboard plate is very identical to the 3d printed version you have. Here is the part diagram from max bmw. I don't see a part # for it, but it's...
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By sarathmenon
I might be interested in this. Do you have any...

I might be interested in this. Do you have any quick detach or locking mechanism that goes along with the top case?
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,666
Posted By sarathmenon
Can someone measure the storage space in the main...

Can someone measure the storage space in the main compartment? I am tired of how fragile the metal panniers are, and I'd like to go to soft luggage completely. If these hold like 30L per side, I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By sarathmenon
if you overfill, it should drain into the...

if you overfill, it should drain into the charcoal canister and exit through the host at the bottom. It shouldn't be leaking like his is. The area around the filler cap is also wet - did you perhaps...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,726
Posted By sarathmenon
I saw them as well a few weeks back. If they...

I saw them as well a few weeks back. If they could have integrated the home button into the damn remote, it would have been perfect. I am going to wait for the Sena 10U for now, that looks to be the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,709
Posted By sarathmenon
I mentioned this before, and I think that message...

I mentioned this before, and I think that message got lost in the conversation - I use WD40 as a degreaser, not as a lubricant. When the chain looks too dirty, put the bike on the center stand, spray...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,340
Posted By sarathmenon
That link is for the old model F800GS. The shock...

That link is for the old model F800GS. The shock springs should fit the 2013+, the fork springs are highly doubtful, since the 2013+ has 43mm WP.

This topic has been beaten to death, the best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,416
Posted By sarathmenon
In! I've never been to Mendocino, and what better...

In! I've never been to Mendocino, and what better way to do it than with you FFs :lol3 I am in for the whole deal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By sarathmenon
Isn't it annoying when one part of the bike is...

Isn't it annoying when one part of the bike is more shiny than the others? Or, in your case, when only one part of the bike is shiny :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 62,979
Posted By sarathmenon
Having moved to CA recently, I've looked at most...

Having moved to CA recently, I've looked at most of the photos and haven't had the slightest clue where it was. This is probably the first time I've been able to google image search and found it in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,650
Posted By sarathmenon
Woody, did you mean that the other way around?...

Woody, did you mean that the other way around? This is the biggest and baddest series SCR rectifier, rated for 35A without cooling, and 50A with. I could maybe fit it into fairing and attach a fan as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,650
Posted By sarathmenon
I finally got down to measuring and figuring out...

I finally got down to measuring and figuring out where to attach the SH847. This thing is huge, easily more than twice the size of the stock RR. I can get this to fit in only at an angle. It can be...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By sarathmenon
And Sena has the answer to your problem. It's...

And Sena has the answer to your problem. It's called the 20S :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,905
Posted By sarathmenon
I've been trying the Shinko 805 rear for a while...

I've been trying the Shinko 805 rear for a while now, and I love it. If you like the TKCs, the Shinko is a no brainer. Half the price, twice the life, and better traction on road and off road. I have...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By sarathmenon
Also, I think that model is helmet specific only....

Also, I think that model is helmet specific only. Apparently, they have one that fits Shoeis and another model for the Schuberts. Which is great if you own one of these, but doesn't help me...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,395
Posted By sarathmenon
And Loutre has daddy issues. What a combination :D

And Loutre has daddy issues. What a combination :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By sarathmenon
It looks from your photos especially this one...

It looks from your photos especially this one that you installed the ballast outside of the housing for the high beam:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h398/steinline/image7_1.jpeg

If that's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,905
Posted By sarathmenon
It's the first time I've heard of the brand Vee...

It's the first time I've heard of the brand Vee Rubber. I don't have anything against Made in China, but there is very few reivews of them out there. If I were you, I wouldn't want to be be one of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,709
Posted By sarathmenon
I babied the stock chain with Dupont teflon lube,...

I babied the stock chain with Dupont teflon lube, and it was on it's way out at 12k miles. At 15k, I finally gave in and swapped it out for a DID chain. I just checked the odo, I am actually at 31.5k...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By sarathmenon
The Radmo was made by another company, who...

The Radmo was made by another company, who incidentally used indiegogo as their platform. Why are you basing your opinion based on the track record of another entity not affiliated with the fobo...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 24,613
Posted By sarathmenon
I asked this question a month back, and at that...

I asked this question a month back, and at that time, there wasn't any confirmed. So you're probably the first failure with the new design alternator. Take pictures if you remove the alternator...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By sarathmenon
Aluminum skid plates are old news. Carbon Fiber...

Aluminum skid plates are old news. Carbon Fiber skid plates (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605282) are also old news in these parts, but they look more pretty :D

Also, it takes a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By sarathmenon
Not to mention, there is a sprocket carrier used...

Not to mention, there is a sprocket carrier used on fleabay right now, for less than 100 shipped. Much more cheaper and bolt on rather than trying to change the entire wheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,079
Posted By sarathmenon
Wow, what size is that? Based on the profile,...

Wow, what size is that? Based on the profile, I'll bet you it won't last more than 1k miles. At the same time, it's a pretty tire...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,395
Posted By sarathmenon
The otter gets a break. Nice!:thumb Lovely report...

The otter gets a break. Nice!:thumb Lovely report so far, I've been lurking, but I can't help admire your dedication to do this ride.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,709
Posted By sarathmenon
OEM or aftermarket chain? The DID chains work...

OEM or aftermarket chain? The DID chains work really work well. I've had mine since the last 10k miles. I've only adjusted once in the first 500 miles, and I am still with no stretch or kinks. I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By sarathmenon
I doubt it. BMW has been very consistent about...

I doubt it. BMW has been very consistent about not fiddling with things that don't work :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By sarathmenon
The red frame does look pretty. What amazes me is...

The red frame does look pretty. What amazes me is that in the 8 years since the launch of the bike, BMW has been able to get away with small iterative changes and still retail sales. Maybe 2016 is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By sarathmenon
What is the voltage on the system when it's...

What is the voltage on the system when it's idling? I had similar problems when the alternator was on it's way out. It wasn't fully dead, but at idle, the charging voltage would hover around 13V. And...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By sarathmenon
Does it come in pink?

Does it come in pink?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By sarathmenon
There will be too much overlap between the...

There will be too much overlap between the R1200GS and F800GS. Neither are suited for hard offroad. If you are bike shopping, and don't want to get rid of the boxer, probably might make sense to look...
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