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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,331
Posted By terraunbound
Second recommendation for the BMW F650gs. Lots of...

Second recommendation for the BMW F650gs. Lots of older ones out there that are thumpers (single cylinder). Fairly tame but fit folks your size well. Just remember that these 650s you see recommended...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
Picture of this? Have you noticed any change in...

Picture of this? Have you noticed any change in handling on pavement or dirt?

I've been having a great time riding and much less anxiety about stopping.




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
The lowering kit is simply wonderful. It...

The lowering kit is simply wonderful.

It didn't look any shorter but as I got on, the bike settled down... And hey wow! I'm flat footing this bike!

The kit is from Touratech...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
Richard - thanks for your explanation - I will...

Richard - thanks for your explanation - I will stop obsessing. Its only another day. time for work anyway... *sip*
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By terraunbound
the fiche is not exactly helpful.. gives the...

the fiche is not exactly helpful.. gives the parts numbers but no dimensions... unless its embedded in the part number itself. (its not the last three digits in mm, as that would be almost 15")
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
Bike is at the shop. And while I will experience...

Bike is at the shop. And while I will experience it in a few days, an easy step is to measure both sidestands and voila, there's the answer. And, I find that F700 owners are nice people, willing to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By terraunbound
length of sidestand on F800 / F 700

Apparently the regular height F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adve. 2013/ and F700 GS 2013 are all the same length. Could a kind soul measure their sidestand for me please?

(Its like a loose tooth... just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
Could you describe what the washer as a spacer...

Could you describe what the washer as a spacer will do?

I'm visualizing that the stand will be too long once the bike is lower to the ground, which will make the bike stand up too straight and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
Useful pic! And I am very impressed how...

Useful pic! And I am very impressed how absolutely clean your bike is!

and in case anyone wonders, just the sidestand itself, without the mounting bits, can be purchased (I'm still going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
sigh... could someone also measure their regular...

sigh... could someone also measure their regular F700gs sidestand?

As I rushed outside to compare Pete's numbers with my bike, I remembered that mine is peacefully sitting at the shop. Not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
true-that... I'm not cutting anything until I...

true-that... I'm not cutting anything until I give the stock one a chance.

Thanks Pete7874! <running outside to go measure my sidestand>
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By terraunbound
length of sidestand on lowered F700GS?

Taking the plunge and installing the Touratech lowering kit on my F700gs. It'll be ready Tuesday!

(yes, yes, I should have bought the bike lowered to begin with ... that I allowed myself to be...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,049
Views: 2,237,573
Posted By terraunbound
With those cool new-to-you bikes in your stable,...

With those cool new-to-you bikes in your stable, some safety gear might be good too. just sayin'
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,049
Views: 2,237,573
Posted By terraunbound
FS- Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite - Size Medium

This is a high quality back protector and chest protector and feels quite solid. Fits easily under a riding jacket. I’ve used it a few times but my torso is a bit short for the medium - I should...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,485
Posted By terraunbound
Yeah for a sale that was in 2012. I was...

Yeah for a sale that was in 2012.

I was excited when this was posted elsewhere alas not this year.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By terraunbound
Nice thinking - an under seat option as an...

Nice thinking - an under seat option as an additional backup. My choice spot is to carry registration and insurance inside a ziplock inside the jacket's key pocket. License also inside the jacket in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By terraunbound
First, buy her gear... then buy a Ural with a...

First, buy her gear... then buy a Ural with a side car.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By terraunbound
Pete, you could be right. Reaver - dude,...

Pete, you could be right.

Reaver - dude, you had a great thread from this summer with a similar situation. thanks for your posts ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894997 ) on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By terraunbound
Which levers did you get? (for the F700?) I'm not...

Which levers did you get? (for the F700?) I'm not stalling, but sure would like to improve the reach a little. (the little adjuster screw on the stock levers just made the lever looser although...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By terraunbound
Good advise Yogi and Reaver - there were a bunch...

Good advise Yogi and Reaver - there were a bunch of lower springs/stands available earlier this summer but nooooo I have to wait until the fall to reach my tipping point (ha). I'll take a look at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By terraunbound
F700GS low suspension options

After riding with a standard set up with a low seat and after too many close calls with the bike trying to do spontaneous dirt naps while trying to get the side stand down, I'm looking at my options....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,477
Posted By terraunbound
Ended up getting the Cee Bailey 16-inch...

Ended up getting the Cee Bailey 16-inch windshield and am soooo happy. Riding along at 75 mph is no longer a contest of wills - will I be blown off the bike - will my arms tire out from the wind....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By terraunbound
Little Boot in Longmont +1

Took my boots to Little Boot in Longmont, on Main St. Small shop - with lots of room for working on shoes/boots. The owner came up with a simple and elegant solution to add velcro at the calf area....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By terraunbound
NOOOOooooooo! no thread jacking to this...

NOOOOooooooo! no thread jacking to this subject!!!!! but thanks anyway.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By terraunbound
Better windscreen. A gas gauge that...

Better windscreen.

A gas gauge that actually reads from empty to full. ( better than no gauge but really is useless)

What will they really do? Change the color. Tweak the abs, just 'cuzz
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By terraunbound
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fhv3SNYy140/UbZu...

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fhv3SNYy140/UbZuq_zCiSI/AAAAAAAAACo/1PovnlqhzPI/s2048/IMAGE_C41F5314-3E1A-4524-A3DB-5223F9810D07.JPG
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,282
Posted By terraunbound
Here's one of the Wolfman tank bags, I believe...

Here's one of the Wolfman tank bags, I believe the Explorer Lite:
http://www.terraunbound.com/Scooters-scootering-scooter/New-adventures/i-bR5gcqf/0/S/2013-03-31%2017.06.05-r-S.jpg
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15,049
Views: 2,237,573
Posted By terraunbound
Cool! PM'ing back

Cool! PM'ing back
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15,049
Views: 2,237,573
Posted By terraunbound
AGV AX-8 Helmet Small

Asking $95 locally, $110 shipped, OBO.

This SMALL AGV AX-8 Helmet is a very nice dual-sport helmet with a slightly narrow head shape, unfortunately doesn't fit my head shape.

Originally a $300...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By terraunbound
That's looking very nice! Got some wide weather...

That's looking very nice! Got some wide weather stripping to add along the top edge to get rid of the glare?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By terraunbound
I see your area has temps in the 70's! Oh wait....

I see your area has temps in the 70's! Oh wait. Its May. I've been in the mountains too long.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By terraunbound
Being hit in the chest with 40F air at speed,...

Being hit in the chest with 40F air at speed, factoring in the wind chill, is really cold (26F @ 50 mph). That's my issue with the short windscreen. Now, if I lived in a balmy region, then perhaps...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,710
Posted By terraunbound
Hey, that thread looks familiar :getiton And...

Hey, that thread looks familiar :getiton

And I'm still very happy with how the bike feels with the risers - very comfy.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 252,421
Posted By terraunbound
Sincere appreciation to both Dorito and Gryphon....

Sincere appreciation to both Dorito and Gryphon. You are right about the confidence thing - changing two variables at once, from a lowered to a normal height and from flexible boots to stiff boots, ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 252,421
Posted By terraunbound
Thank you. Some specifics would be even more...

Thank you. Some specifics would be even more helpful. This is an awesome thread and I've learned much by reading it ... however I mustn't be using good search terms to find this particular...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 252,421
Posted By terraunbound
tripoding vs tip toeing vs

A few weekends ago we sold my DH's Dakar to taller-than-me rider. She wasn't exactly tall, but is used to handling a much heavier bike. What impressed me though is that even on tip toes, she seemed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 25,594
Posted By terraunbound
Thanks for posting these signs! I'm one of those...

Thanks for posting these signs! I'm one of those geeks that actually likes to read these things
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 558,652
Posted By terraunbound
You are happy that the windscreen increased the...

You are happy that the windscreen increased the noise and buffeting?

Welcome to the club!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,412
Posted By terraunbound
Way to go! Shows what can be done on the...

Way to go! Shows what can be done on the venerable F800 - very awesome.
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 79,695
Posted By terraunbound
Since I live in the land of snow and late...

Since I live in the land of snow and late springs, I was really happy when the weather finally cooperated and I was finally able to go riding yesterday with the Super Sharkskins on the grips! They...
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