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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By speck
The KTM is a fine machine. It puts up great...

The KTM is a fine machine. It puts up great numbers, suspension, etc. What scares me away is how high strung they seem to be. When I hit the road on a ride-about I want a bike that's over-engineered,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By speck
A-hah.... Just saw your response regarding the...

A-hah.... Just saw your response regarding the gear display being wonky. I'm on my 3rd transmission in a 2002 Harley Sportster and am very familiar with how they "sense" neutral. It's nothing more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By speck
I agree with Myers. Sounds like you've got a chip...

I agree with Myers. Sounds like you've got a chip in your tranny. Maybe you could put your bike on its center-stand and roll the rear wheel in all the gears to see if you detect a missing gear tooth....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 122,008
Posted By speck
Here I am riding from the ridge dorm on Mt...

Here I am riding from the ridge dorm on Mt Hopkins (~7,700') up to the MMT at the summit (~8,300). Neat place to work.... And yes, I see aliens. When I do I call the Border Patrol and they bring them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,872
Posted By speck
Getting ready to do the clutch on a 2011 F800GS

I wanted to say thanks to everyone here for posting. Especially Chitown for the original breakdown in the out of town that got the ball rolling. Everyone's been very informative and helpful.

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By speck
Many thanks for this post. I'm at the limit of...

Many thanks for this post. I'm at the limit of adjustment on my 2011 @ 40k miles. Kind of hoped I'd gotten more out of it. Oh well. That's what she said.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 155,916
Posted By speck
You chose to ride the bike? Jay-zus, you need...

You chose to ride the bike? Jay-zus, you need help!

Happy trails to you and yours!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,443
Posted By speck
I have a 2011 with 30k (s)miles. I've crashed it...

I have a 2011 with 30k (s)miles. I've crashed it a couple of times and even took it over Engineer's Pass and Cinnamon Pass in the Rockies after which I rode back home to Tucson. Great bike. My only...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,037
Posted By speck
Bluetooth steps on XM radio reception.

I have a Zumo 665 with the GXM XM antenna mounted above it on the clutch side of the handlebar of my F800GS. When using plug in head phones I've enjoyed 3 solid bars almost all the time.... This...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 2,474,844
Posted By speck
Here's some photos from my 22 months as a proud...

Here's some photos from my 22 months as a proud owner of an '11 F800GS. Lot's of (s)miles...


This is somewhere above Big Bear, CA in July of 2011
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 297,666
Posted By speck
I've been running the Heidenau on the rear for...

I've been running the Heidenau on the rear for about 3k miles so far. No complaints. Part of my commute to work at an observatory includes dirt. It handles it well..... I haven't experienced mud out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,701
Posted By speck
Great question! I've got a Sporty and a...

Great question!

I've got a Sporty and a F800GS. I wasn't aware that Harley recommended synthetic (my Sporty is a 2002, maybe that's why) but BMW definitely advises to wait until 10k miles to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 297,666
Posted By speck
Just mounted a Hidenau on the rear with a...

Just mounted a Hidenau on the rear with a Tourance up front. No complaints.... Just had to get use to the harmonic between 20-35 mph from the Hidenau rear. No biggie.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By speck
God bless this topic....... I have a 2011 F800GS...

God bless this topic....... I have a 2011 F800GS (orange, if you're curious) and noticed an oil leak exactly as described by others on this thread on the right side of the cylinders directly below...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By speck
I have a similar back round..... Several CRs,...

I have a similar back round..... Several CRs, XRs, etc haunt my past. Not to mention the collateral broken bones and concussions...... The BEST thing I've gotten for my F800 is XM radio. (Zumo 665)
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By speck
I'm getting ready to change tires on mine.... I'm...

I'm getting ready to change tires on mine.... I'm curious, what was the nature of the destruction? Wheel alignment?

Hope you get the replacement soon.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 2,474,844
Posted By speck
Virgin trip from Tucson to Big Bear last July....

Here's a photo from a 3 day trip I made last July from home base in Tucson to Big Bear. Temp was 105 when I departed Tucson at 5 in the afternoon and 37 when I rode into Big Bear around 1 the next...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,764
Posted By speck
I bought my F800GS last January 15th. It was the...

I bought my F800GS last January 15th. It was the result of a moral, emotional, sometimes violent decision process which pitted the KTM 690 against the F800. The KTM is much better off-road, and it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
Posted By speck
I just picked up some Adveture panniers. Load...

I just picked up some Adveture panniers. Load them to about 21# a side. Use my 800 to commute to work which is 60 miles one way with about 15 miles dirt (observatory). I haven't noticed anything yet,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By speck
I've been cheating death for over 50,000 (s)miles...

I've been cheating death for over 50,000 (s)miles on a Harley-Davidson Sportster..... 4 transmissions, 5 sets of tires, but never layed it down or gotten into a situation that my swivel-head didn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,979
Posted By speck
1,000 (s)miles per month. 3,000 miles at the...

1,000 (s)miles per month. 3,000 miles at the moment.

I work at an observatory in Southern Arizona, 20% of the commute is up-hill on a dirt road. Then there's the down-hill return home. Everyone...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,493
Posted By speck
On second thought... My neighbor probably tastes...

On second thought... My neighbor probably tastes like chicken.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,493
Posted By speck
Great story! But never let your guard down....

Great story!

But never let your guard down. A neighbor was bitten by a baby rattlesnake last fall at night. He said it initially felt like he stepped in an ant pile (he was wearing flip flops)....
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 73,346
Posted By speck
Hey Jeff, great to meet you in the parking lot at...

Hey Jeff, great to meet you in the parking lot at Iron Horse today. Hard to believe that's the same bike you wrecked. Jay-zus! Heck of a wreck!

You're a wealth of info. I'm going to study your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 153,775
Posted By speck
Sheeesh.... Your video is calling my password an...

Sheeesh.... Your video is calling my password an invalid. Oh-well. Saw the video last night, incredible get-off. I think Evil Knievel is knocking on his casket to one-up you. Glad you survived....
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,269
Posted By speck
Thanks! Just what I was looking for...!

Thanks! Just what I was looking for...!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,269
Posted By speck
Thanks!... Yeah, I expect to be slowing down a...

Thanks!... Yeah, I expect to be slowing down a bit with a GS. I think I'd be more into throwing a tent and sleeping bag on the bike and getting lost for a week or two. I'm a big fan of "Long Way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,269
Posted By speck
Laugh F800gs....

I apologize if this question has been recently addressed... Does anyone know any details regarding the release of the F800GS? Will it be worth the wait? Will the chain drive be a limiting factor?
...
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