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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Flashdog
Dammit Reaver! I like snarky answers. It's a very...

Dammit Reaver! I like snarky answers. It's a very important ingredient to the ADV experience. It looks like I'm buying a GS-911, unless that is, someone in the Tallahassee area has one... Anyone,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Flashdog
It does fell a bit snarky, although...

It does fell a bit snarky, although understandably deserved.
So, to put it bluntly...I got a choice. Go to the dealer 200 miles away (either closest ones), buy a GS-911 at minimum $300, or void my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Flashdog
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Flashdog
F series serice in Tallahassee area?

My F700 is due for it's annual service. (11K miles) Is it anything more than an oil/filter change, chain adjust/lube, and reset the service reminder? If so, I'd rather do the service myself and get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By Flashdog
Go for the Airhawk 2. It's about $79 for the...

Go for the Airhawk 2. It's about $79 for the "medium cruiser" much better than my previous Corbins and Sargents
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Flashdog
Good point. I just hate to cut into a bunch of...

Good point. I just hate to cut into a bunch of wires and the accessories outlet is easy to get to and something staying on for a minute of so is not a problem. My LED driving lights only draw about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Flashdog
Thanks Island, I think I'm going to mount the...

Thanks Island,
I think I'm going to mount the unit inside the right fairing. I'll attach the yellow wire to the tank top accessory outlet wire.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Flashdog
Laugh CAN-bus relay switch question.

I bought the Touratech TPS 15 relay switch for my F700GS. Although the packaging says "for 1200GS" according to Ride West BMW, they sais its for all CAN-bus BMW's.
So it's all installed except for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Flashdog
F700 fork upgrades?

Is there anyone out there that currently makes new/upgraded internals for the F700 fork? Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Flashdog
Magnetic oil plug

Does my 2013 F700GS come with a magnetic oil drain plug? I'm about to do my first oil change on this bike and I'd order one if not. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 93,375
Posted By Flashdog
Wicked Well, if someone wants to over complicate...

Well, if someone wants to over complicate something who am I to stop them. All I KNOW is that blue IS positive and mine work great.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 93,375
Posted By Flashdog
Blue is positive. If you reverse polarity they...

Blue is positive. If you reverse polarity they won't light up. They are diodes. (LED=Light emitting Diode) In other words, check valves for electricity.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 93,375
Posted By Flashdog
Just mounted the same ones!

I just purchased and mounted the same ones on my bike last night. I bought them for $17 a piece on Amazon. I then made mounts and bought a waterproof switch. Outstanding! After years of seeing PIAA...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,413
Posted By Flashdog
Rotax is an engine maker for vehicle...

Rotax is an engine maker for vehicle manufacturers the world over. They are known to be some of the most advanced and reliable engines in their various classes. I'm glad my F700 says Rotax on it.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Flashdog
Same with mine, now they're "broke in". I...

Same with mine, now they're "broke in". I don't/can't do offroad so I've not had any problems with mine. I would put a little dry Teflon lube on the sliding surfaces though and be gentle when you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By Flashdog
Go with Alex. A seriously good dude who knows his...

Go with Alex. A seriously good dude who knows his stuff. When the new parts for the F700 are available I'm going to him.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Flashdog
Does the 800GSA tank fit on a 700GS?

I'd like a little more range and that beautiful CamelTank won't fit with my Varios.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-29-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Flashdog
Thanks for the invite. Knowing that there are...

Thanks for the invite. Knowing that there are great areas right our my back door is great. Give me a call/text next time you're going.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,088
Posted By Flashdog
+1 I waterproofed mine as required by GL....

+1 I waterproofed mine as required by GL. Believing the "waterproof" hype cost me a very expensive phone. I reproofed every external seam, again, but will never trust it. GL should tape every seam...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,296
Posted By Flashdog
I was able to buy a three day/ACE café + camping...

I was able to buy a three day/ACE café + camping pass this morning in Lot B. I'll be tenting it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,063
Posted By Flashdog
My left hand switch got completely replaced at...

My left hand switch got completely replaced at around 7K under warranty. It's odd, VW went to the same can-bus technology in 2010 and I ended up having the dealer buy my car back due to constant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30,986
Views: 7,496,443
Posted By Flashdog
This kid is a true motorcyclist. The real deal....

This kid is a true motorcyclist. The real deal. The only fail is someone giving him shit!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By Flashdog
I've got Varios. Although I've been through some...

I've got Varios. Although I've been through some pretty bad downpours they have not leaked at highway speeds. I still put my stuff in garbage or shopping bags.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Flashdog
Are F700 forks the same as the F650?

Yes, I know there's an added disc but I need to know about the internals. I'm looking into upgrading them with Racetech parts but they don't have anything listed for the F700 yet and the part numbers...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By Flashdog
After looking all over the internet, including...

After looking all over the internet, including here, about chain care I do this. Since I'm a road only rider lube my chain with Dupont Chain Saver Teflon dry wax in a little squirt bottle. about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By Flashdog
My sidestand recall was taken care of last week...

My sidestand recall was taken care of last week by BMW of Jacksonville. There's some nut and bolt that they had to replace. They also replaced my complete left handlebar switch housing and my water...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By Flashdog
Medium cruiser Airhawk 2. $79 on Amazon. Better...

Medium cruiser Airhawk 2. $79 on Amazon. Better than any custom seat I've had.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Flashdog
I've taken my bike to Jacksonville BMW for it's...

I've taken my bike to Jacksonville BMW for it's service and warranty issues. They are going to replace or rebuild the water pump and replace the complete left control pod. The "info" "horn" and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Flashdog
Thanks, I have no problem supporting my dealer. I...

Thanks, I have no problem supporting my dealer. I just like changing my own oil. I was going to have my bike serviced last week while on my ride but I got a bad feeling from a dealer up north. (No, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Flashdog
warranty issues

I just got back from a trip today and my F700GS now has a total of 7100 miles on it.

1) Sometimes the "info" button sticks and then releases on it's own later.
2) A few times while trying to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-20-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 377,444
Posted By Flashdog
Thanks for the heads up!

To the guy in the day glow green mesh jacket riding a V-strom with the Trax bags, Thanks! I was westbound going through Carrabelle and you let me know about the cop running radar at the base of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Flashdog
I bought mine from them in Seattle and the guy...

I bought mine from them in Seattle and the guy told me that this and that will be difficult and told me to follow the direction about leaving things loose at first. No problem whatsoever! They when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,735
Posted By Flashdog
Thumb +1

+1
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,735
Posted By Flashdog
BMW ON magazine did a great write up a few months...

BMW ON magazine did a great write up a few months ago on oil that was very favorable to M1. It's nice to know since you seem to be able to buy the stuff everywhere and it's cheap compared to other...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-02-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,681
Posted By Flashdog
I remember buying my original Phoenix at Moroso...

I remember buying my original Phoenix at Moroso in 2002 at a race after riding down in a white Tshirt. I bought the jacket and actually felt cooler being "in the shade" of the mesh while having the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-01-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,681
Posted By Flashdog
Joe Rocket Trench coat. It's a Phoenix 5 that...

Joe Rocket Trench coat. It's a Phoenix 5 that comes with a removable insulated vest, a waterproof trench coat, and waterproof overpants. I found it online about two months ago for $129 discounted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Flashdog
Buy a set of $15 KOSS earphones that are made of...

Buy a set of $15 KOSS earphones that are made of the same stuff that rolled disposable earplugs are made of. There is another company that makes some called "marshmallows" at Fred Meyers. The sound...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By Flashdog
The 700 is the perfect bike for me. As a person...

The 700 is the perfect bike for me. As a person with serious spine/leg issues I needed a bike that was light weight, long travel suspension, ABS, reasonably priced, the right ergonomics, hard luggage...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,760
Posted By Flashdog
I have the Altrider Crash bars and radiator guard...

I have the Altrider Crash bars and radiator guard on my F700. Nice quality and coverage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,216
Posted By Flashdog
I bought the Giant Loop Diablo last Friday and...

I bought the Giant Loop Diablo last Friday and spent about two hours carefully sealing EVERY outside seam with the included SeamGrip. I would recommend using a small syringe for the rolled seams and...
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