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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7,804
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Posted By Pete7874
http://i.imgur.com/D1BywLC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/D1BywLC.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Getting a bit chilly now, but still fun to ride. ...

Getting a bit chilly now, but still fun to ride. Going out of town soon. By the time I get back, I think it'll be too cold to ride, so this weekend's ride may have been the last of the season for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 217,766
Posted By Pete7874
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pete7874
Agreed. It definitely didn't just "fall on the...

Agreed. It definitely didn't just "fall on the floor" as he was removing it.

They have also misaligned my exhaust can, but that was an easy fix once I got home.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Wow... I had no idea either. I often stand up to...

Wow... I had no idea either. I often stand up to relax my legs and butt after I've been riding for a while.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pete7874
Normal dealer behavior?

Had my F700GS serviced yesterday. They did the 6K service plus some warranty work, plus this nice little scrape on my skid plate. I'm not going to call them out on it since it's just a skid plate...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete7874
So am I supposed to refuel every time I drop...

So am I supposed to refuel every time I drop below half a tank? Not sure that's practical.

BTW, I just got back from the daealer - they replaced my cracked tank. When I dropped the bike off,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete7874
AFAIK, the pump is cooled by the fuel running...

AFAIK, the pump is cooled by the fuel running THROUGH it, so as long as the fuel is still flowing, there is no harm.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By Pete7874
Yeah, it's all about riding style. I can...

Yeah, it's all about riding style. I can consistently get 60+ MPG with gentle throttle operation. I did 250 miles on my last tank, and was only able to fill 3.87 gallons at that point.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks. Actually, the higher the number the...

Thanks. Actually, the higher the number the lighter the tint. So 50% is lighter than 35%. The number refers to the amount of light that gets past the tint film.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 12:15 PM
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Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks. I can see how this can be a gray area...

Thanks. I can see how this can be a gray area (no pun intended). What might one consider "light tint"? 50%?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Well, the legal amount of tint in MI is zero (no...

Well, the legal amount of tint in MI is zero (no tint at all) on front side windows, apart from those top 4 inches.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Sorry about a non-bike question, but I figured...

Sorry about a non-bike question, but I figured this group would know something about cars, too... is it really true that you cannot have tint on the front side windows in Michigan, apart from the top...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
Just got an update from the dealer on this. It...

Just got an update from the dealer on this. It looks like they're actually going to replace the pump, too...

11517724452 WATER PUMP
11518524996 PROFILE-GASKET
11142343240 RING
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 217,766
Posted By Pete7874
Yeah, but that's for the non-lowered suspension. ...

Yeah, but that's for the non-lowered suspension.

The way I read it, the manual does not show what it should be for lowered-suspension. The only value they give for a lowered suspension is for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
I showed the pics to the local BMW service...

I showed the pics to the local BMW service advisor... he says they will replace the seal between the cylinder head and coolant pump. Doesn't sound like they want to replace the pump itself. Does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
I wiped it clean and went on a 30-min ride just...

I wiped it clean and went on a 30-min ride just now. Nothing else has leaked. Hopefully it'll survive the next couple of weeks before I get it to the dealer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
'Bad' as in do not start the engine again? Or...

'Bad' as in do not start the engine again? Or can I still ride it a bit so that I can make my way to the dealer?

Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Pete7874
I've got the Ricochet skid plate, too. No...

I've got the Ricochet skid plate, too. No issues.

Sorry, these are the only pics I've got where you can kind of see it...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/DSC_6013.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
What's leaking?

Went on a 150-mile ride yesterday. Then today noticed this while in the garage. Does not smell or feel like oil. Is it coolant? What is going on here?

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By Pete7874
That's some bright spring right there. Congrats!

That's some bright spring right there. Congrats!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks. Hopefully a Michigan driver's license is...

Thanks. Hopefully a Michigan driver's license is not required to obtain Michigan car insurance...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Somewhat of an oddball question, but do you have...

Somewhat of an oddball question, but do you have to have a Michigan driver's license in order to be able to title/register a vehicle in Michigan?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Pete7874
My bike doesn't have one, so hopefully I'm safe....

My bike doesn't have one, so hopefully I'm safe. :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 217,766
Posted By Pete7874
Hot oil flows a lot easier than cold oil.

Hot oil flows a lot easier than cold oil.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 217,766
Posted By Pete7874
Not in my experience, but maybe it depends on...

Not in my experience, but maybe it depends on one's point of reference. Definitely mention it to the service dept when you go in for your next service.


4.8l/100km is 49 mpg (US). Depending on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 217,766
Posted By Pete7874
What's the source of this info? What brand/grade...

What's the source of this info? What brand/grade is the break-in oil?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks. None of the advanced courses are offered...

Thanks. None of the advanced courses are offered in Michigan. :(
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By Pete7874
First time I've heard of this. Not saying it's...

First time I've heard of this. Not saying it's not true, but do you have a link to the source of this information?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,828
Views: 397,163
Posted By Pete7874
Does anyone know of a place in GRR area that...

Does anyone know of a place in GRR area that offers advanced MSF courses where you can bring in your own bike?

All the ones I'm seeing are just the beginner ones where they supply the bikes. I'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Pete7874
I use DuPont Chain Saver spray. It does not...

I use DuPont Chain Saver spray. It does not fling, but it does drip as you spray it on. It never caused me any burning smell though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By Pete7874
OK, but it all started with you posting this: ...

OK, but it all started with you posting this:

And that's just not correct. Pumps in the US don't show RON. They show (RON+MON)/2 which is the exact same value as AKI.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By Pete7874
Agreed. Love the black wheels and the color...

Agreed. Love the black wheels and the color combos on the 2015 MY.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By Pete7874
Ummm... (RON+MON)/2 = AKI. ...

Ummm... (RON+MON)/2 = AKI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating#Anti-Knock_Index_.28AKI.29
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,688
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks. Planning on doing lots of non-paved...

Thanks. Planning on doing lots of non-paved trails?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,688
Posted By Pete7874
Which tires did you end up buying?

Which tires did you end up buying?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Pete7874
Yeah, it looks like that would have to be done on...

Yeah, it looks like that would have to be done on the F800/F700. Not willing to do that. Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Pete7874
Is it a direct fitment/plugin or did you have to...

Is it a direct fitment/plugin or did you have to modify anything to make it work in your bike?

The added benefit I see here is that it only draws 20W of power, which means that the headlight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By Pete7874
No, they don't.

No, they don't.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Pete7874
Don't hold that button. Instead, press it...

Don't hold that button. Instead, press it quickly a couple of times until the odometer reading shows.
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