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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 548,221
Posted By Schai
Cal Sci improvement

I have a Cal Sci. I put a plate behind the vent hole deflecting the air up closer along the rear windshield and it made a BIG difference in lifting the flow line, cutting wind noise and buffeting.
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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By Schai
Depends on what kind of riding. Floods during...

Depends on what kind of riding. Floods during the day will be more visible to cars approaching from off to the side or from around a curve. Floods at night better illuminate the sides of the road...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Schai
You should figure a bike weight of at least 500...

You should figure a bike weight of at least 500 lbs, but it will act like a much heavier load. A regular trailer hitch shank will place the ball and the load several inches behind the receiver. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,170
Posted By Schai
Less oil height actually means less air space and...

Less oil height actually means less air space and MORE fork oil. IF it was set to 110mm, add about 48cc per fork leg and your bottoming should be gone.

Steve
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,845
Posted By Schai
Fatigue only happens when there is significant...

Fatigue only happens when there is significant repeated reversal of flexing, especially beyond the yield point. If you install something that gets pulled one way and stays there, there is no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Schai
The seepage is from a shaft seal inside that...

The seepage is from a shaft seal inside that round thing with the o-rings. The gear end of the shaft is in the oil and the impeller end of the shaft is in the water. There are two seals around the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,170
Posted By Schai
It's the Fork Oil Height

The sharp bang is definitely bottoming out the fork travel, not restricted valving. The stock forks have no bottoming cushions. They get away with it by specifying enough fork oil that you "bottom"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,170
Posted By Schai
I've got the 50mm Hyperpro on a 2010 F800GS

I'm a bit under 5'6" with an inseam a bit under 29 inches. I put the 50mm HyperPro progressive springs on the bike. It helps a whole bunch, especially on uneven ground, BUT if I did it again, I'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Schai
Bar end mounts, what are bar end mounts? ...

Bar end mounts, what are bar end mounts?

Here is my throttle lock and HDB handguards. Push on with thumb. Push off with first finger, all while keeping your grip on the throttle. Parts cost less...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,331
Posted By Schai
Heat Sealed and taped under the License Plate

The BMW F800GS has a nice pocket under the seat where I put that stuff. I think that the pocket is due to a European requirement for a First Aid kit. Sargent seats also have the same pocket.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 548,221
Posted By Schai
You could rig different support struts that clear...

You could rig different support struts that clear the handguards. I have a pair of windshield supports that connect to existing frame bolts and sneak up through gap between the fairing and the fork...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By Schai
What am I missing here? The shift lever has...

What am I missing here? The shift lever has multiple splines. You can remove it and re-install it higher or lower.

Steve
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,386
Posted By Schai
After shopping for musical instrumments in Paris,...

After shopping for musical instrumments in Paris, France, and heading to drop off my fiancee at the airport in Amsterdam ---
1 Oboe
2 Saxophones, alto and soprano
1 Flamenco guitar

Plus the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 206,096
Posted By Schai
I have all of those connections, plus a little...

I have all of those connections, plus a little more, but only one extra wire on the battery (+). I pick up the +12v power from the battery terminal on the starter solenoid. Then I split off the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By Schai
That really is not a good comparison for my...

That really is not a good comparison for my setup. The hypothetical analysis just isn't real. I've stood in the road and near the road while someone else rode my bike past, so I do know what it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By Schai
Off Topic There is no comparison in the...

Off Topic
There is no comparison in the annoyance of headlight modulators vs loud pipes. Headlight modulators don't stop conversations, drown out TV programs, or destroy the natural sounds of wind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By Schai
Sorry boys, but I'm a confirmed wimp. I don't...

Sorry boys, but I'm a confirmed wimp. I don't like vacations in hospitals and my family actually likes having me around, if for nothing more than my credit card and checkbook.

I have a pair of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Schai
Personally, I think that the best option is to...

Personally, I think that the best option is to start with an F700GS. But for the F800, Hyperpro is the cheapest route to being able to better use your legs for support. With the soft springs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,339
Posted By Schai
Not buzzy at all. There is some rubber isolation...

Not buzzy at all. There is some rubber isolation in the handlebar mounts. I've felt a slight bit of buzz in the footpegs, but nothing to notice if I wasn't looking for it.



Front and rear must...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,457
Posted By Schai
I just turned 70. I got an Adventure Bike last...

I just turned 70. I got an Adventure Bike last year. I've had woods bikes for decades, but I guess that I'm starting to take it easier. The previous time that I went adventuring was about age 28. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Schai
Geoffster, The regulator could be designed...

Geoffster,

The regulator could be designed with the quiescent current similar to an LCD watch, but that is way overkill. Here is a USB regulator that uses maybe only 100 times the current of an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Schai
I didn't look at the current drain of my Garmin...

I didn't look at the current drain of my Garmin +5v regulator. It is possible that it is designed with super low power components, but why would Garmin spend the extra money?

My greater...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Schai
I have the Indy Kit, and it really is several...

I have the Indy Kit, and it really is several times more rigid than the stock setup. I wouldn't let the weak upper shock support be a deal breaker when there is a good aftermarket solution.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Schai
Adding Power Outlets (SAE)

I have an F800GS, but the F700 is probably the same. I added a set of 4 2-pin SAE plugs under the seat.

Two are always connected to the battery and two are switched on with the motor running.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,132
Posted By Schai
I cut the OEM sidestand. I played with...

I cut the OEM sidestand.

I played with different thickness boards under the tires to raise the bike until it looked okay. Then I marked and cut the sidestand at the level of the top of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,132
Posted By Schai
My 2 cents with a short inseam

I'm 5'5-1/2" with an inseam of 28 - 29 inches (depending on how I measure). I have an F800GS, but if I could redo it, I'd go for the lower F650.

Most of the time, being able to touch the ground...
Forum: Trials 07-25-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By Schai
Got the Longacre 0-15psi

Thanks guys, particularly Gordo83 and lamotovita. I ordered the Longacre 0-15psi gauge, #50450, that you referenced.

I also broke down and bought their economy Digital 0-100psi model, #50347. ...
Forum: Trials 07-23-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By Schai
Low Pressure Tire Gauge

I'm looking for a tire gauge that I can believe, and repeats, around a 4.5 to 14psi. I have a couple of old pencil gauges that read from 0-20, but I don't trust them to reliably read in the 4psi...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Schai
Sargent is lower than BMW Comfort

I'm inseam challenged. I have a Sargent seat and it seems no harder to put toes on the ground than the stock seat. I'm sure that both are lower than the BMW Comfort seat.

The stock seat would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 206,096
Posted By Schai
On my F800GS, I use the small storage pocket...

On my F800GS, I use the small storage pocket under the seat, originally intended for a European required first aid kit. I have a plastic laminator and laminate the papers to protect from water.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By Schai
If you are worried about short legs, you WANT the...

If you are worried about short legs, you WANT the plate about touching the side stand tubing where it would scrape the ground at the lowest point of it's swing. This minimizes how far you have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By Schai
'cause they want relatively decent off-road...

'cause they want relatively decent off-road performance and a bike that's less than 25 years old. :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By Schai
If it really is handlebar shake on a paved road,...

If it really is handlebar shake on a paved road, it really is wrong. You could do a couple of test rides with different preload settings on the rear shock. That will address any "rake"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,361
Posted By Schai
Simple Solution for an Extra 5 Liters

This is what I did for an extra 5 liters. I can add one on the other side if I ever want 10 liters. I am biased for a sensible rack for standard gas cans. The only other experience I've had was a...
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Schai
Finding Tires in Costa Rica

I can't help you, but I suggest that you Google "BMW motorcycle rental Costa Rica". You will get several links to motorcycle tour outfits that use the big bikes. I'm sure that they know where to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,404
Posted By Schai
Needs more Oil,

Ride2Little,

With oil height set at 120mm (below the top of the tube, fully compressed fork legs, and no springs), you might experience very harsh bottoming. At 75mm it will never bottom.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,788
Posted By Schai
Immediate Power Off Signal

Mtl_Biker

In my opinion, the best wire to control power that wants to go off immediately with the engine is the power to the headlight low beam. It comes on as soon as the bike starts and goes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Schai
Load it up and ride

I agree that nothing will bend except maybe the bolt at the top of the rear shock. I suspect that most of these instances are from bottoming HARD while riding at a pretty good clip off road. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Schai
I'd first go for an Impact Wrench. If...

I'd first go for an Impact Wrench.

If there is too much Loctite on the threads, that might not work. Then I'd make something out of wood or PVC plastic pipe to go down inside the fork leg as a...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,906
Posted By Schai
I have the Caribou side loading cases. They have...

I have the Caribou side loading cases. They have elastic straps that help quite a bit to keep stuff from spilling out.

They disconnect from the bike extremely easily and then I can lay them flat...
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