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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By Simonf8gs
Need better suspension for 2 up

2 up no problem, easy gravel road ok, the main problem on the bike is not the seat, it's the shitty suspension (too soft) when the road gets bad. Maybe you'll be ok if you stay on pavement most of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Simonf8gs
Recently I had to remove the swingarm and checked...

Recently I had to remove the swingarm and checked the bearings, at 50k km they were holding fine I've just added grease while I was there but they were in good condition, they've greased them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,672
Posted By Simonf8gs
tire

For comfortable dirt riding I think a knobby-ish FRONT tire is needed, like a Karoo or tkc80, for the rear not as much important. I had battlewing, k60, tkc80, enduro sahara, I prefer the tkc80 and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 161,649
Posted By Simonf8gs
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uRgVaOCKXBo/TN6zIV64TNI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uRgVaOCKXBo/TN6zIV64TNI/AAAAAAAAAjM/xx67X1MvL7s/s320/DSC01304a.JPG
In Mexico near Creel, bottomed the suspension and....
BMW never wanted to cover it because "the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,456
Posted By Simonf8gs
Be careful if you bottom your suspension that the...

Be careful if you bottom your suspension that the plastic won't brake. I mean your protector look "dangerously" high... Destroyed my factory suspension protector just after bottoming the suspension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By Simonf8gs
You're right this can be improved. Using a better...

You're right this can be improved. Using a better gas container, adding an inline fuel filter, etc. Connect another tank, in a pannier for instance.

So far it seems steady once you've found the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By Simonf8gs
Disclaimer

Please be careful when doing this as gas may spill out while driving. I dont want anybody to die trying this...

You do not want any excessive pressure builing up inside the main if venting is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By Simonf8gs
Wicked Cheap DIY Auxiliary fuel tank

The idea is to use a jerry can as an auxiliary fuel tank by rerouting the gas vent of the bike. The extra gallon gets empied first. As you drive the gas is sucked from the jerry can to the main tank....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 46,160
Posted By Simonf8gs
Good job Cory! :thumb

Good job Cory! :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,762
Posted By Simonf8gs
I own a motocross and I recently took my f800 at...

I own a motocross and I recently took my f800 at a BMW offroad training course that was at a motocross race track.

It was my first time offroad with the bike and my reaction was the opposite of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Simonf8gs
Bienvenue Eric! You'll have fun with the...

Bienvenue Eric!

You'll have fun with the bike!!
Forum: Americas 08-25-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Simonf8gs
Question From Canada to South America - October 2010 - March 2011 - seeking riding partner

Quick introduction: I am about to live a dream; a 6 months trip (or longer) to South America this fall http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/images/smilies/scooter.gif. My goal is to ride from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Simonf8gs
got the Maier one from ebay, very happy with it,...

got the Maier one from ebay, very happy with it, does the job and looks "invisible" on the bike. At that price why would you bother wasting time making a "Mickey Mouse" mudguard??
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,240
Posted By Simonf8gs
Headlight protection

I'd add that to the list, from bestrest:
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/images/Product/medium/213.jpg

Enjoy the farkling process!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By Simonf8gs
with abs

The one with farkles seems a better deal, but check out some videos on youtube; motorcycle abs vs non-abs, I remember that convinced me! Keep in mind having ABS will make it easier for resale, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,684
Posted By Simonf8gs
Came across this thread, caught my attention as I...

Came across this thread, caught my attention as I recently came from a 10 days trip in Europe with only a cary-on luggage, Total max weight allowed was 5kg

I used this funny looking bag:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,321
Posted By Simonf8gs
Interesting thread! What about an extra air...

Interesting thread! What about an extra air filter? I'm also considering the gs-911 tool so I know why I'm stranded on the side of the road :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Simonf8gs
You should ask your wife, not us :lol3 Just...

You should ask your wife, not us :lol3

Just kidding, but seriously, it'll be interesting to see how many can ride 2up comfortably with the stock seat, but regardless of the results, only your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,365
Posted By Simonf8gs
I'm no rim expect, but that doesnt look that bad...

I'm no rim expect, but that doesnt look that bad at all, I 'd just ride it as is. Just making sure you got good tire pressure and choose your line, and then if it keeps bending all over then you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Simonf8gs
I really love my f8, it puts a big smille on my...

I really love my f8, it puts a big smille on my face every time I ride it, but those racing dirtbikes are so much more fun you can't even describe. You get a huge adrenaline rush as you take jumps...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,585
Posted By Simonf8gs
Are we taking about engine guard and/or bash...

Are we taking about engine guard and/or bash plate?

If it's the engine guard; looks like there is something that aint gonna give much protection. Won't protect plastics, it may or may not protect...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By Simonf8gs
I'm not sure what the point of your post :scratch...

I'm not sure what the point of your post :scratch You want to share a mistake you've made about the wrong choice of a bike for a purpose?

You knew it has cast alloy rims, why have you chose that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By Simonf8gs
My idle is nice and smooth. I would go talk to...

My idle is nice and smooth. I would go talk to your dealer if I was you just to be sure. They wont need a comptuter to notice something is wrong if it run on only 1 cylinder or purge and they should...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By Simonf8gs
:eek1 No way!!! :eek1 Really? Here's my...

:eek1 No way!!! :eek1 Really?

Here's my "special tool":
http://www.wheelessonline.com/image8/ainp2.jpg

I did press the tabs with just my fingers, and twisted the cap, if they really sell a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By Simonf8gs
Very simple; that's how I do it, I'm sure someone...

Very simple; that's how I do it, I'm sure someone will correct me if I forget something :D

what you need:
- Brake fluid, small bottle is enough for rear brake ($5-10?)
- little wrench to open...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By Simonf8gs
http://www.filzer.com/img/products/102-md.jpg ...

http://www.filzer.com/img/products/102-md.jpg

Or you can add/modify a 12v plug fused with 10-20A?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Simonf8gs
2 more screws near ignition edit; no fast...

2 more screws near ignition

edit; no fast enough :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,011
Posted By Simonf8gs
+1 I've bought the same thing and I'm very...

+1

I've bought the same thing and I'm very please with it; does not look like aftermarket accessories or something added to the bike.

Someone could also make something decent from a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,965
Posted By Simonf8gs
Try your local mx/motorcycle store, you may not...

Try your local mx/motorcycle store, you may not find anything specific for the f8 but it's pretty much one size fits all. adventure-spec have some as well as others...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,222
Posted By Simonf8gs
Looks like an interesting setup with those...

Looks like an interesting setup with those rotopax! Your picture is too tiny, have something bigger? :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Simonf8gs
Hey! I've found this: $185 complete DID kit ...

Hey! I've found this: $185 complete DID kit
http://www.sprocketcenter.com/p/1071627/did-525vm2-chain-steel-sprocket-kit---bmw-f650-gs-09-10.html
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