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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,129
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
4 years, 10,000 miles mostly on unpaved surfaces

Original chain and sprockets on 2010 F800GS holding up well, as they should given the relatively few miles I've put on compared to others in this thread. But well over half of the miles have been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
In northern Virgnina, bring in wheel and new...

In northern Virgnina, bring in wheel and new tire/tube, will be installed & balanced for $39, typically within 30 minutes. This is NOT a BMW shop.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
It sounds like you're taking the chain apart to...

It sounds like you're taking the chain apart to swap wheels. Are you using rear sprockets of greatly different size, such that you have to fit chains of different lengths?

I swap back and forth...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Handguards are a must-have for me. Very...

Handguards are a must-have for me. Very important in protecting the bike in any sort of 'sudden nap' scenario, whether on dirt or on pavement. They are relatively inexpensive, so not a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I have two stock rear wheels, each with its own...

I have two stock rear wheels, each with its own stock brake rotor. Have a knobby on one, Heidenau K60 on the other. I've swapped back and forth several times, and have not noticed any appreciable...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,400
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Great ride report! I admire your willingness to...

Great ride report! I admire your willingness to tear into the bike for troubleshooting, and your ability to find the problems. Several of the most recent pictures of scenery look familiar from my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Find someone with one of these,...

Find someone with one of these, http://t.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html, or its 20-ton cousin.

As others have pointed out, trying to re-form the bars by pulling on them while...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Pirelli offers several versions of motorcycle...

Pirelli offers several versions of motorcycle 'Scorpion' tires. I have a Scorpion Rally on the front of my F800GS, and a 2-minute Google search incident to this post revealed 'Scorpion Trail' and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I rode CDR last year S to N, from northern New...

I rode CDR last year S to N, from northern New Mexico to Rawlins Wyoming, on a F800GS. Fuel economy 50 to 60 mpg, range on stock tank always over 200 miles.

The only conditions I've found where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
+1 on Zeke's advice. A small-diameter pin punch...

+1 on Zeke's advice. A small-diameter pin punch works well to push on the small posts from the back of the panel. Put some pressure on, keep it on at a constant level to allow time for the adhesive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 101,021
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The following is a plug for the BMW OEM...

The following is a plug for the BMW OEM handguards. I've had them installed on my 2010 F800GS since new. Just the metal bars, with no plastic windguards. I've dropped the bike dozens of times in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Powdery red dust is the classic, definitive...

Powdery red dust is the classic, definitive symptom of 'fretting corrosion'. See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fretting Note that this red dust is harder than steel, and VERY abrasive. Per the...
Forum: Racing 06-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,011
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
+1 on Devon's comments. In addition: Stages 3...

+1 on Devon's comments. In addition: Stages 3 and 4 were a repeat of stages 1 and 2. You can see some 'learning curve' in some of the times. Stages 7, 8, 10, and 11 were on the same section of a...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,011
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
You may notice I've made the switch from BMW...

You may notice I've made the switch from BMW F800GS to DRZ400E for this event.

I think of the DRZ as half a F800GS. Half the engine displacement, half the weight, but unfortunately twice the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Put some Techron fuel injector cleaner in the gas...

Put some Techron fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank. This solved the hard-start issue I had with my 2010 F800GS. Have been doing follow-on treatments every six months or so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
+1 on the relative strength of the brake pedal,...

+1 on the relative strength of the brake pedal, due mostly to its triangular shape. I don't think a set of crash bars exist that would protect the shifter. And if one did exist, you wouldn't want it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Great work! We're in your debt for some good...

Great work! We're in your debt for some good ideas on getting the greatest use possible from these parts before having to buy new.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,578
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Spray some WD40 or equivalent on the joint, then...

Spray some WD40 or equivalent on the joint, then start wiggling the sprocket, perpendicular to the plane of rotation. Also, the new sprocket may seem to have too small an opening to fit on the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,406
Sticky: Tet
Views: 132,131
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Received the .pdf file, looking forward to the...

Received the .pdf file, looking forward to the .gpx. Many thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,356
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I had the dealer install Vario sidecases (but not...

I had the dealer install Vario sidecases (but not the top case) before taking delivery of my 2010 F800, and have been happy with them. Dropped the bike a few times with them on, mostly a zero speed,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,949
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
+2, on aftermarket guards in general.

+2, on aftermarket guards in general.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
In my experience, handguards do more to protect...

In my experience, handguards do more to protect the sidepanels (and the underlying parts such as the radiator) than do crashbars. Check it out the next time your bike takes a nap. Most likely,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The utility of crash bars

Check the linked video from 4:00 to 4:03 for an approximation of the sequence of events leading to the damage which prompted me to undertake repairs to the mighty F800GS. My initial speed ~50 mph,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,341
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Thump, agree totally on enjoying the ride. I...

Thump, agree totally on enjoying the ride. I accomplish this by using tracks, but editing or creating a track with an average of about 2 trackpoints per mile. This I do by displaying or creating...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
WATR Spring Trail Ride is on!

Bumped.

It's not an adventure ride, but it's a great event for the family, and supports a good cause. Hope to see you there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30,237
Views: 1,645,612
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Washington Area Trail Rider's Spring Trail Ride, 6 April

Not, strictly speaking, an adventure ride. But a good place to bring the family for the first warm Saturday this year, do some dirt bike riding. And it's for a good cause. Hope to see you there.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
F800GS radiator upper bracket replacement

My 2010 F800GS has endured various drops and slams on paved and unpaved, and rock-strewn surfaces over the past 4 years, and at some point one or more of these caused the right-hand side of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
In my case, indication of trouble with the...

In my case, indication of trouble with the canister on my 2010 F800Gs was the onset of 'vacuum-breaking' sound when opening the fuel tank cap. Unlike other reports scattered through the forum, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,815
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
A bit of hard-earned knowledge for the OP - I've...

A bit of hard-earned knowledge for the OP - I've had mud accumulate around the radiator fan and completely prevent it from rotating. I don't think any radiator guard, OEM or aftermarket, will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Reaver, thanks for the tip! I just noticed my...

Reaver, thanks for the tip! I just noticed my 2010 valve cover was weeping on the left side (never been disassembled), and was wondering what was going on with it. Now I have a clue.

Found...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
My gut feeling is that over-tensioning kills more...

My gut feeling is that over-tensioning kills more chains and sprockets than running them too loose. Also, for O-ring chain, so-called chainlubes attract more chain-and-sprocket-destroying grit than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,580
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
All my experience on my F800GS is with OEM BMW...

All my experience on my F800GS is with OEM BMW handguards. They've been great. I've crashed in challenging offroad and parking lot scenarios at least a dozen times, and the handguards have saved...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I think side panels are more expensive than indicated

B C, I busted my right side front panel up bad. I'm seeing something like $418 in the microfiche for replacement. As best I can figure, $105 might be for the small air intake 'snorkel' covers that...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I think the NCO is best left to the event...

I think the NCO is best left to the event organizers instead of BC trying to incorporate it into RallyMoto riding training. There is value to soaking up some of the experienced car driver's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,815
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Short answer on radiator guard - No.

Longer answer, on guards in general:

Having ridden and crashed my F800 in many in challenging offroad situations over the past 20 months, here's the summary of my experience.

1. The stock BMW...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,011
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Juggling the calendar . . .

Juggling the calendar . . .
Forum: Racing 03-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 35,375
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
SandBlast excitement, rest of the story

Dan, #130 F800GS here. Many thanks to all the well-wishers concerned about my get-off on SS4. Damage to the F800, although not necessarily cheap, seems cosmetic. The mild concussion resolved itself...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,345
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
This thread has further discussion on techron,...

This thread has further discussion on techron, plus tip on freeing stuck injectors.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952075 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952075)
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
As I recall, Techron directions say 1 bottle for...

As I recall, Techron directions say 1 bottle for 12 gallons. I use half bottle to 4 gallons. Old proverb (not always a good idea, of course, but I think applicable in this case,) 'if some will do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I had starting problems with my 2010 F800GS at...

I had starting problems with my 2010 F800GS at about this same 'time in service'. In my case, the cause was sticking fuel injectors. Techron fuel injector cleaner is the solution.

I was able to...
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