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Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By vtbob
Tough Choice....buy both!! I have had a...

Tough Choice....buy both!!

I have had a Bonniville and now have a Scrambler (270 degree crank...sounds better IMHO) which I a have modified quite a bit toward a cafe racer style.

These triumphs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By vtbob
FYIW My 2010 F650GS lower suspension came with...

FYIW My 2010 F650GS lower suspension came with the front forks in the full down position...(top of fork flush with top of steering yoke i.e. the same position as a std suspension bike). If I want...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By vtbob
Yes the side stand is shorter.

Yes the side stand is shorter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By vtbob
I got the high rent Wilber's about $1100. Same...

I got the high rent Wilber's about $1100. Same price for the shorter low suspension version or the longer std suspension.
This price includes a new spring...appropriate to weight and riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By vtbob
Go on the BMW site and look up the seat...

Go on the BMW site and look up the seat heights....the true seat height data is all there. They also explain the impact of wider vs narrower seats on effective inseam length. Go to the dealer an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,219
Posted By vtbob
I have a 2010 F650GS with low suspension. I...

I have a 2010 F650GS with low suspension.

I recommend the center stand. Yes a shorten BMW stand works fine. A couple of note above recommend sources. PS it seems the shortened factory stand...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,460
Posted By vtbob
ooop Sunday after is a good time for a ride...

ooop

Sunday after is a good time for a ride to the Prohibition Pig or some similar spot.

let me know about what time.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,460
Posted By vtbob
That sounds like a great trip....a bit cool in...

That sounds like a great trip....a bit cool in October but no bugs.

If your going north to the Route du Nord turn off....I'd think about first continuing north to Radisson and off to the west to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,460
Posted By vtbob
Eldor, Thanks for sharing an absolutely...

Eldor,

Thanks for sharing an absolutely great trip report! Wonderful pictures.

What is your next big trip?

vtbob
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By vtbob
don't worry!

don't worry!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By vtbob
The tourance next is primarily a road tire. ...

The tourance next is primarily a road tire. good sticky in the twisties. Ok on dry dirt roads too. on wet dirt or off road not much special there.


The Karoo 3 is much more dirt oriented. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,778
Posted By vtbob
another +1 on this. If you want to really...

another +1 on this.

If you want to really enjoy the dirt...a light bike is the only way to go.

Then something else for the pavement.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,460
Posted By vtbob
I finally caught up with your trip report. ...

I finally caught up with your trip report. Sounds like a great adventure and a great ride.
I really enjoy the pictures

bob z
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By vtbob
I have an F650GS twin that I have never put...

I have an F650GS twin that I have never put engine bars on.

I ride 95% on pavement some dirt roads....rarely on single track if I can avoid it.

The bike has taken me to Alaska, New Foundland,...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
FWIW I've bought an 08 Bonnie (injected) and...

FWIW

I've bought an 08 Bonnie (injected) and rode it for a couple of years. Foolishly I sold it so I could buy a new BMW GS bike.
I really missed the Triumph...and after attending the Barber...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By vtbob
Ride it for a while...see what you like and don't...

Ride it for a while...see what you like and don't like about the bike.

Everybody's butt is different....some like firm wide flat seat you can move around on ...others like plush bucket that hold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By vtbob
Great report, evan if the quality of a couple of...

Great report, evan if the quality of a couple of pictures are diminished by photos of a dubious character.

Thanks for the beer.

WOW never expected to learn the diameter of the VFR bar on this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By vtbob
I have a F650GS and have gone thru several sets...

I have a F650GS and have gone thru several sets of tires. For mostly paved roads and twisties the Tourance EXP was the best. Better than the basic Tourance. I will be putting on Tourance NEXT in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,938
Posted By vtbob
Doing long distances is more a dependent on the...

Doing long distances is more a dependent on the rider than the bike.

A few years ago I met 3 guys who had ridded across the country on their 50 year old Allstate/jJawa 250 cc two strokes...and...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Yep They are were the Scouts

Yep They are were the Scouts
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
The choice of K60's is not a black and white...

The choice of K60's is not a black and white thing. I put a set on my GS for an 10K mile Alaska trip. The good part is they wore like iron,(the rear was done at the end of the trip) and did OK on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By vtbob
+1 on the Sargent seat. Over 40k miles on mine...

+1 on the Sargent seat. Over 40k miles on mine 2010 F650GS. No slide forward wedgie....long a flat so on long days you can move around a bit. Evan after lots of use and boot...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
I my scrambler is was a failed ignition coil. ...

I my scrambler is was a failed ignition coil. the scrabblers have two (because of the 270 degree firing order.). It was a soft failure so some time it would run on both cylinder and then drop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By vtbob
I agree with GH41. The main advantage of the...

I agree with GH41. The main advantage of the F800GS over the F650/700GS is the long travel suspension and greater ground clearance if you want to true off road.

If you need to lower it, you lose...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 127,503
Posted By vtbob
Has anyone on this list had their aftermarket...

Has anyone on this list had their aftermarket replacement stator fail over time?

I have the electrosport...a couple of years 20K+ miles and planning a long trip...should i open it up and inspect,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 98,177
Posted By vtbob
is there any one on this list who is happy with...

is there any one on this list who is happy with their F800GT?
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
+1 !!

+1 !!
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Extremely Nice! Would be a great world 6 day...

Extremely Nice! Would be a great world 6 day trials bike too
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By vtbob
I have a 2010 F650GS which I love...but I also...

I have a 2010 F650GS which I love...but I also love the looks and fun of a "naked-Scramber" too!!

So last winter I bought an abused, running on one cylinder Triumph 900 Scrambler, fixed it and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By vtbob
+1 yes better than K60s not sure they will...

+1 yes better than K60s not sure they will last as long though
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
A wind screen makes a bit difference on long days...

A wind screen makes a bit difference on long days at speed. It is not certain that buffeting will be less...different but not necessarily less. W/O wind screen your helmet is is "clean" air...ie...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
What great trip you have made. Congratulations!!...

What great trip you have made. Congratulations!!

The shifter problems, in time, will make the memories of the trip richer. You'll tell better stories.

Thinking about different bikes...after...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
I completely agree with you! However, at...

I completely agree with you!

However, at least in my case, it is a function of age and physical changes as well as the changes of perspective.

I'm a long time rider, now old enough to collect...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Bluing occurs when the temperature goes high...

Bluing occurs when the temperature goes high enough to "tint" the chrome plating. Miss tuning of the carb/ECU/injectors, too lean, wrong ignition timing, air injection may contribute, etc etc.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Yep. Doing that is much cheaper. I...

Yep. Doing that is much cheaper.

I looked at that too.

but in the end decided I wanted a LED head light that had a lens and reflector that was design for LED. That would better beam...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Yes those are the bits I used. The biggest...

Yes those are the bits I used.

The biggest issues is the Truck-light's rear heat sink section is large and mostly fills up the head light bucket...not leaving enough room to put all triumph...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
FWIW I decide my scrambler head light was just...

FWIW I decide my scrambler head light was just not good enough.

My solution, after looking at a lot of LEDs, was to go with the Truck-lite 7" LED " sealed beam".

It is DOT approved, and is...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Sodbuster Great looking bike!! Two...

Sodbuster Great looking bike!!

Two questions.

1 How do you like the YSS shocks? are the features of the reservoir version worth the extra money. any thoughts?

2 I like the looks of...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Chains years ago were pretty simple...but DID...

Chains years ago were pretty simple...but DID came out with the 0 ring (X ring) chain which really changed the chain game.
With the O ring chain, the O ring is an oil seal that seals in factory oil...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By vtbob
Chains are cheaper, lighter and tougher than...

Chains are cheaper, lighter and tougher than shaft drive...but the compromise is they require maintenance.

The chain on my Scrambler is the same as the chain on my F800 BMW. I replaced the...
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