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Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 3,458,198
Posted By octagonpilot
Speedo weirdness

Hi All,

I picked up a used 09 TE610 recently. It had a bent front rotor when I got it, and it's winter here in Utah, so I only rode it around the neighborhood a few times at first.

I replaced...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By octagonpilot
home safe/vault

Hopefully this post is in the right place.

I'm just starting to research getting a safe for the house. It will primarily be for some valuables/cash that I keep onhand, may have a few documents in...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By octagonpilot
evidently not all that popular!!!

evidently not all that popular!!!
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By octagonpilot
Roll out garage floor covering

Anybody have any experience with any roll out garage floor coverings? like G Floor, or any others? I've had epoxy in the past, but I'm considering something like this...

Many thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By octagonpilot
TE310 range???

Im looking at a used 09 TE 310. my research is telling me that this thing will only do about 40 miles to a tank, is this correct? seems like it should be doing better that 20ish per gallon. I can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By octagonpilot
Thanks for the heads up...

Thanks for the construction advisory. I have bee planning on the generals highway, may reevaluate that section...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By octagonpilot
Hit me up

Im on an f800gs, usually free on weekdays, work most weekend...shoot me a pm
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks all

thanks guys for all the info here. I have decided to trim this ride down from a tour of california to a tour of the sierra nevadas. I'm not gonna have time to hit norCal or the coast. should be a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By octagonpilot
Good info

Thanks for all the info.

Heres another question,
Is traffic on the 1 north of San Francisco generally lighter than the stretch of the 1 south of Monterey?
I'm hoping that the rv traffic will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By octagonpilot
Sweet. Thanks for the tips. What about...

Sweet. Thanks for the tips.

What about sections of the coast that I should try to hit, or skip? Is the coast hwy good riding all the way from say LA area up to the bay area?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By octagonpilot
tour of california questions...steer me through

I'll be leaving out of vegas for a few days later in July, solo, on my trusty f800gs, planning to head to ca for 3-6 days of riding. I'm looking for recommendations for must see, must ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By octagonpilot
my .02

Welcome back...

I'd go GSA. A little heavier, a lot more fuel. Lower 1st gear. The spoke v cast debate is really not a debate. other than looks, unless you plan to be doing 70 mph on a road with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By octagonpilot
Bees Knees?

For you guys that wear more dirt oriented pants, what do you use for knee protection, while on the road in said pants?

Kinda looking at something like the fox titan, but not sure if thats...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By octagonpilot
my stuff...

condition of my stuff is, I'd say, a 9. not quite showroom new, but close...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By octagonpilot
Orange <---> Grey

I have an 09 F800gs, Grey, would rather it were orange. Anybody interested in trading body panels?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By octagonpilot
I've had both...

The 1200 is a better crawler. The 800 very much feels fuel injected (abrupt)in offroad lowspeed situations, and the accelerator module helps smooth the abrubtness quite a bit. Riding technique can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 2,361,213
Posted By octagonpilot
I stepped down from a 1200gs to the 800

here's one from my ride home on her from dallas to vegas. VLA in new mexico

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy151/anglinjr/IMG_0670.jpg

and another from a recent ride...looking forward to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By octagonpilot
Best NON Knobby tires

Just picked up a used 800, coming off an 07 r1200gs, and I'm about due for some tires.. What are the favorite tires that are not knobs for the 800? Tourances? Anakees? The bridgestones that are on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By octagonpilot
no bueno...

I had the same failure on my 1200 a couple months ago. Of course mine failed after my rear shinko tire had blistered up (see boxer forum), and I had ridden 20 miles on a rear flat back into a town...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks for the info...

Kinda what I figured, thanks for the info...

how about sealants like the Ride-on stuff as a preemptive measure? stuff looks intriguing...

or a can of fix-a-flat or slime stuff?

I'm probably...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By octagonpilot
containment of pressurized air?

So I just sold my R12GS and picked up an F8GS. Rode it home from Dallas area to Las Vegas over 3 days as an intro, and have enjoyed the bike so far. I like to explore the desert around vegas,...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By octagonpilot
australian forum?!?

australian forum?!? I've never really noticed that one, but sounds like good advice.

Many thanks

Edit: a search there proved to be much more fruitful, too! Duh
Forum: Australia 02-16-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By octagonpilot
sydney 2/2011

going to be in sydney next week, looking to rent a r1200gs or preferably an f800gs. anyone got contact info for places to rent such? Many thanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By octagonpilot
the easy/clean way to get 3oz of oil out of your r1200gs

maybe everybody knows this, but if you find yourself looking at an r1200gs and you want a small bit of oil out of it, for whatever reason:evil, do this.

1. obtain a piece of flexible tubing,...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By octagonpilot
colorado foliage-turning yet?

i'm now thinking of taking the GF to sw'ern colorado (ouray/silverton, etc.) in the cage this weekend. do we have any chance of seeing fall colors, at any elevations?

many thanks...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,617
Posted By octagonpilot
The venerable dugway...July 2010

The rain shower at the bottom was a little water and a lot of wind!

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy151/anglinjr/IMG_0319.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By octagonpilot
kaoko throttle lock

i ordered and installed a kaoko throttle lock. :thumb

then,
Left at 0530 from vegas for a loop i had planned into southern utah.

stats from the garmin:
time in saddle 11:05 with about 70/30...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By octagonpilot
maybe it was the viagra!?!

Rox risers look like they might help, I'll look into that option. thanks for the tip pavement pounder, and all the others...

One other thing I thought of was this: I basically had a big knot in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By octagonpilot
Ever had a stiff neck?

I recently did my first ride of any distance. I rode about 3 days in a row of about 9-10 hrs per day. The middle day was a lot of off road, and some twisty pavement. Days 1 and 3 were highway...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By octagonpilot
I live and ride a 1200gs in vegas...the best...

I live and ride a 1200gs in vegas...the best advice I can give you is hydration. I use a camelback, and have been surprised how much water I drink since I started using it. You pretty much cannot...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By octagonpilot
Is this impossible, or stupid???

Will the vario side and/or top cases mount on a GSA? I don't think I have ever seen them mounted, so I was curious if they even would fit.

I'm thinking of swapping my GS for a GSA for the range...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By octagonpilot
R12GS best range...

I have owned a GS for about the last 6 months, so I am still learning the finer points of the operating envelope.

The other day, alone, I rode a loop that I had never done before which I knew to...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By octagonpilot
BMW may sell one, but I only have $750,000.00 USD...

BMW may sell one, but I only have $750,000.00 USD budgeted for this...:eek1
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By octagonpilot
Question Leatt brace with rallye 3 jacket?

Anybody here done this? I'm looking at the leatt adventure model, trying to decide if the jacket collar and brace are gonna conflict with each other, or if they fit together ok...Thanks for the help.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By octagonpilot
check this..

you can rent thru bmw of las vegas...eagle rider is the actual renter.

ride to pahrump in about an hour from the shop...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By octagonpilot
Bluhduh thanks to all

thanks for the good info here, has given me a good starting point. Unfortunately, it looks like my work schedule may dictate a change in my plans to ride there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By octagonpilot
this look like a good plan. Thanks for the...

this look like a good plan. Thanks for the recommendation.

Next question: is coming back down the coast a good idea, or not a good idea. I'm nervous the traffic will make it a pain...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By octagonpilot
Vegas to Vancouver Route Suggestions

I will be heading to Vancouver from Las Vegas for the UFC event next saturday, and have a few days to burn getting up and back, so I'm taking the R1200GS. I've never explored around the PNW, so I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By octagonpilot
This is a test of the newly filled out profile.

This is a test of the newly filled out profile.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By octagonpilot
Fuel Overfill Drain--on the head pipe? Surely not!!!

So Im in furnace creek yesterday, topping off at the chevron there which is in California, and has the recapture type nozzle. In my efforts to get fully topped up I wind up with some fuel going out...
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