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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By octagonpilot
octagonpilot's 2014 Year in Review-2009 TE610 in UT, NV etc

Part 1-

So with 2014 behind us, and me having plenty of time on my hands being in recovery from recent surgery, I decided to put together a review of my riding of the past year. Couldn't really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
dudsamoto, or anyone else really, ...

dudsamoto,

or anyone else really,

another question, have you or are you going to get one of the TPS adjustment harnesses?

if so, what you gonna set it to?

I've been reading all over...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
Hey Dudsamoto, thanks for posting the update,...

Hey Dudsamoto,
thanks for posting the update, you're definitely on your way to a trail ready mosheen! good to see somebody has some weather that allows some riding!

Where'd you get the hose kit? ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
cool. thanks for the update. If you did...

cool. thanks for the update.

If you did the switch, what are you switching between? from one map on the ecu, to another? like one more mild than the other?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 1,700,882
Posted By octagonpilot
whoa! cancel my guess I guess!

whoa! cancel my guess I guess!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 1,700,882
Posted By octagonpilot
guessing here, but it looks like the filter still...

guessing here, but it looks like the filter still had a little solvent in it when you oiled it. which thinned your filter oil or lip grease and it sucked a some of the thinned stuff down into the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
Hey decooney! congrats on the new bike! ...

Hey decooney!

congrats on the new bike!

don't know about the switch or which ecu you'd need for multiple maps, but the "S" ecu is not locked. I had the euro map loaded on my "S" before I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By octagonpilot
I can't tell you every thing you need to know,...

I can't tell you every thing you need to know, but I'd take a TE610 over a DR every day of the week. TE is a better performer in every way there is except maybe the "can you drop it and not really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
great minds.... and thanks for the scoop on the...

great minds....
and thanks for the scoop on the end cap
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
end cap

forgot to mention, I had the euro map loaded before I brought her home.

the end cap off a straight FE sounds like a good idea, keep the stocker with all the smog stuff.

keep posting any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,620
Posted By octagonpilot
FE501s from a TE610

Sold my TE610 recently and picked up a new 501s. so far I've dismogged it, regeared to 13/50 and set the sag. Winter here, so haven't even started it yet.

planning on a zipty fuel filter and...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,432
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 322,848
Posted By octagonpilot
Just so you know

Not exactly garage specific, but one should know:

Pyrex cookware has been independently verified to NOT be safe for the stovetop.

Additionally, it seems to efficiently store and then rapidly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks J

thanks J
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By octagonpilot
TE610--->FE501 tell me what I need to know

So I made the mistake of going into a dealer and checking out a 500EXC in person, and generally liking my Husky, I'm now considering a FE501s. I was looking over the maintenance schedule and noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26,739
Views: 3,817,269
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,035
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,682
Posted By octagonpilot
evidently not all that popular!!!

evidently not all that popular!!!
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,682
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
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, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7,921
Views: 2,689,707
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
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, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,862
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
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