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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
Thanks. This site was very helpful in guiding my...

Thanks. This site was very helpful in guiding my purchase. It's the least I could do to "give back"
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
Thanks for the reply Jim. Ride safe.

Thanks for the reply Jim. Ride safe.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By 73datsun
Ha. I think we follow each other on instagram. I...

Ha. I think we follow each other on instagram. I just saw that photo today. Do your run Trail Out?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
I did all but four days solo. It was fantastic....

I did all but four days solo. It was fantastic. Plenty of time for self reflection. You were on your own time. If you wanted to sleep in, you sleep in, if you want to leave early, you break camp...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,814
Posted By 73datsun
If those numbers are right 2.2% @60mo for...

If those numbers are right 2.2% @60mo for borrowing 10,700 (assuming you put $1000 down), your payments should be at $188.

Double check your numbers to make sure you're getting the right deal.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,814
Posted By 73datsun
Fine. I'll say it. If school is kicking your ass,...

Fine. I'll say it. If school is kicking your ass, financially, then I probably wouldn't recommend taking out a sizeable loan on a motorcycle. $250/mo either means 1) you're getting a high %APR 2)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By 73datsun
I'm quite pleased with my SWMotechs. ...

I'm quite pleased with my SWMotechs.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
As an update. I'm keeping the F700GS. ...

As an update.

I'm keeping the F700GS.

I'm taking dirt bike riding courses. On a Honda XR200. After I "graduate" from that, I'll attend some more advanced trail riding courses. If I really like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By 73datsun
Not vinyl related (but good job), what lights and...

Not vinyl related (but good job), what lights and mounts are you running?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
After reading your guys feedback. I think it...

After reading your guys feedback. I think it would be wiser to keep my so far bulletproof GS.

Maybe lose the HUGE panniers and slim it down a bit with soft sides. And invest in off road riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
For the most recent trip I was running brand new...

For the most recent trip I was running brand new Karoo 3. For AK and the Yukon/Dempester I ran a TKC80 front/HK60 rear



Nothing rude about it. I've been trying to find local classes but keep...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
oh, that's cool

oh, that's cool
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
Thanks for your thoughts! The Huskie is a...

Thanks for your thoughts!

The Huskie is a really interesting thought. The dilemma with that and the LC4 is the tall ass seat height. With a 30" inseam, I just don't feel comfortable on a bike that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By 73datsun
Trading "down" to a thumper?

So I have my F700GS tentatively sold. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000815&highlight=f700)

And the thought of being bikeless is frightening. Realistically, the 700 just wasn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By 73datsun
2gal rotopax on a MOD rear rack/plate. Love...

2gal rotopax on a MOD rear rack/plate.

Love it.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31.0-8/p417x417/1053421_10101273403351478_1358560596_o.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
I dropped mine a few psi and didn't have any...

I dropped mine a few psi and didn't have any issues during any of my rougher mileage.

Obviously, YMMV.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By 73datsun
Different asses for different folks. I used...

Different asses for different folks. I used little to no air, tried with more air, etc. It was more comfortable than the stock seat. But after a few hours it would feel like all of the air had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,690
Posted By 73datsun
Relevant, has anyone tried these? ...

Relevant, has anyone tried these?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/auxiliary-headlight-mount-for-denali-led-or-piaa-2-inch-30watt-cross-country-hid-bmw-f650gs-f800gs-08-by-techmount
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By 73datsun
I have this. I like it. It's fine in rain. I just...

I have this. I like it. It's fine in rain. I just pull it off after and allow it to air dry.

After two weeks, my ass started to hurt, regardless. I did not like the Airhawk.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By 73datsun
It's a fun ride. Much of it was almost as...

It's a fun ride. Much of it was almost as enjoyable as my AK trip.

That's a slight exaggeration, but it's certainly one of the best in the Midwest.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By 73datsun
Nice picture!

Nice picture!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By 73datsun
Not sure. Sorry. They were linked from a facebook...

Not sure. Sorry. They were linked from a facebook album.

I'm actually heading off to do this ride again, with some buddies, in August, too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By 73datsun
Thanks. Did some reading. Here's what Loutre...

Thanks. Did some reading.

Here's what Loutre said:

Onroad: Very grippy when dry, not loud at all (actually surprised me), cornering is just a bit worse than with 80/20 tyres.
On wet surface...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By 73datsun
Oh I'm going to do it: next set of tires?

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1002540_10101323029400478_1922900473_n.jpg

This is my bike, as it currently sits. I ran the OEM Trailhawks or whatever. They were perfectly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By 73datsun
I've never cross threaded so many damn bolts,...

I've never cross threaded so many damn bolts, then I did working on my F700. Horrible. Same issues with the pannier set up in the rear.

I eventually just caved and paid my dealer to "fix" it. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By 73datsun
What about folks with ESA?

What about folks with ESA?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By 73datsun
I ran mine to the switched power. Connected it to...

I ran mine to the switched power. Connected it to that little white dongle thingy that sits on top of the battery. Works well. I'm sure you could save a few bucks and split and splice, but this was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By 73datsun
Mine was a 1973. Took a block from a 280z, put my...

Mine was a 1973. Took a block from a 280z, put my E88 head on it, SU carbs, electronic ignition and a whole slew of other stuff. It ran so damn well.

But I sold it when I bought my first house....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,628
Posted By 73datsun
Given that 1off is no longer operating. Is there...

Given that 1off is no longer operating. Is there another reliable brand that people have had success with?

I'm wrestling with aux vs upgrading the OEM to HID. But also don't want to upgrade at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By 73datsun
I have Pazzo levers on mine. Not cheap. But sure...

I have Pazzo levers on mine. Not cheap. But sure look pretty. :D

It's a pretty straight forward procedure, doesn't require much know how.

It basically allows you to adjust the levers in or out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By 73datsun
Mmmm. I spot a Z car under cover. Whatcha...

Mmmm. I spot a Z car under cover.

Whatcha got?

Also, I have the same 700GS. Huge list of farkles and reviews if you go through my post history.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By 73datsun
Yup. I would stall my bike 2-3x a day. Then I put...

Yup. I would stall my bike 2-3x a day. Then I put on adjustable levers. Haven't stalled it since. Worth the $.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
I updated the original post, yeah, I'd absolutely...

I updated the original post, yeah, I'd absolutely use the same bike again. It's fine 95% of the time. It was just the windy fast highways, loaded, on knobbies that weren't that awesome.

It would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
About right. Probably has every option on it.

About right. Probably has every option on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,463
Posted By 73datsun
I had no issues with the cast wheels. And I hit...

I had no issues with the cast wheels. And I hit some rough areas harder and faster than I should have.

I also didn't have the back of mind concern about tubed tires.

Six months after this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73datsun
Pazzo levers. There are cheaper options. But for...

Pazzo levers. There are cheaper options. But for something you constantly have your hands on it kinda seemed worth it. If you dig through my post history, you can catch a glimpse. They are gold and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73datsun
I solved my "stalling" issues with adjustable...

I solved my "stalling" issues with adjustable levers. Can't remember the last time stalling it vs when new and I stalled it 3x a day. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,315
Posted By 73datsun
My "story" was published across the AOL networks....

My "story" was published across the AOL networks. It's a long read.

http://autos.aol.com/gallery/national-park-arctic-circle-drive/
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By 73datsun
I hit the starter three times yesterday. And...

I hit the starter three times yesterday. And nothing. Turned the key off. Turned it back on. Then hit the starter and it fired right up.

To be clear, I pressed the starter button, but nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,315
Posted By 73datsun
:D I should have listened to all the advice....

:D

I should have listened to all the advice. I still have a hell of a story. But I bit off a ton of mileage.

Glad you had fun!
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