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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By GPHusky250
Offroad....I use Wolfman luggage...but there are...

Offroad....I use Wolfman luggage...but there are many different flavors to choose from. Soft bags aren't near as heavy, pack just as much as stock BMW aluminum cases and cushion the bike when you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By GPHusky250
This may not be the answer you're looking...

This may not be the answer you're looking for...but the stock BMW Panniers for the F800GSA weigh 26lbs empty. I suspect the HT panniers will be somewhere in that range. More weight.

It's been my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By GPHusky250
Drive by McDonalds...buy a burger, fries and...

Drive by McDonalds...buy a burger, fries and drink. When done eating...grab a new straw on your way out the door and take your empty drink cup.

Take the paper off the straw, remove the dipstick...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By GPHusky250
Drive by McDonalds...buy a burger, fries and...

Drive by McDonalds...buy a burger, fries and drink. When done eating...grab a new straw on your way out the door and take your empty drink cup.

Take the paper off the straw, remove the dipstick...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,250
Posted By GPHusky250
Could have been less, my memory isn't as good as...

Could have been less, my memory isn't as good as it used to be. A Google check seems to show that it was built in 1974.

Here's what I wrote...

He said something like..."in the last 50 years...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,250
Posted By GPHusky250
I was reading a story about an old guy that had a...

I was reading a story about an old guy that had a shop near the start of the Dalton Highway up in Alaska and he was asked by some intrepid reporter what's the best bike to make the trip. He said...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By GPHusky250
I'd be interested in the Utah BDR in September. ...

I'd be interested in the Utah BDR in September.

Having ridden with a dozen different groups over the years, I've learned that for the sake of harmony, you have to ride with guys that echo your...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By GPHusky250
I was out there last week for a few days...stayed...

I was out there last week for a few days...stayed at the Panamint Springs Resort (fairly primitive but they do have hot showers). Great weather...minimal wind.

One of the rides we did was Saline...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By GPHusky250
I don't want to say "most", but many bent rim...

I don't want to say "most", but many bent rim stories get their start when the operator "airs down" too much. I've seen guys air down south of 20psi down in Mexico, only to hit a rock submerged under...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By GPHusky250
A steering stabilizer may help you next time you...

A steering stabilizer may help you next time you go that way.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By GPHusky250
Pulled the air filter last night...turned it...

Pulled the air filter last night...turned it upside down and fine dirt made a pile on the floor. Need to also look at that more often.

Looks like BMW OEM is around $37.00. Anyone have any luck...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By GPHusky250
F800 GSA Oil Change

Just did the 6K oil change, although it was about 500 miles late and the oil looked pretty beat up. Could be abusing it down in Mexico and on the BDRs was the reason, but I don't think I'm going to...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By GPHusky250
Panasonic

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083202-REG/panasonic_dmc_ft5a_lumix_dmc_ft5_digital_camera.html

I've been buying and purchasing cameras way back into the 60s and have a sickness when it...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,204
Posted By GPHusky250
Which tent to buy/use continues to evolve as...

Which tent to buy/use continues to evolve as experience dictates. There's a lot to be said for a small, lightweight, free standing, easy to set-up tent ( I use a Hubba Hubba NX )...that is unless you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By GPHusky250
I put an Altrider stainless steel mesh on my...

I put an Altrider stainless steel mesh on my F8GSA. At night the light throws a weird pattern on the road going through that mesh. I think if I was doing it all over again, I'd opt for plexiglass.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By GPHusky250
Sony Action Cam

Anyone using Sony's "Action Cam"? I think the latest incarnation is the
HDR-AS200V/W
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,669
Posted By GPHusky250
3rd endorsement of the Black Dog Skid Plate. ...

3rd endorsement of the Black Dog Skid Plate.

Beat the crap out of it going over Hagerman Pass and somewhere near Hurricane Pass in Colorado. Big ole dent in the front right where the oil filter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,969
Posted By GPHusky250
Doesn't really matter much now, since you've...

Doesn't really matter much now, since you've purchased a Triumph..right?

Me, I didn't purchase the F8 to use it as a street bike...I have an RT for that. It's mostly an offroad bike I use at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,297
Posted By GPHusky250
I rode from Palm Springs to Phoenix on my F8GSA...

I rode from Palm Springs to Phoenix on my F8GSA in temps between 103 and 109 last year and didn't notice any heat at all. SIDI boots, stock seat and KLIM BP.

I'm guessing it was the exposed skin.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By GPHusky250
A friend of mine bought a used rifle that would...

A friend of mine bought a used rifle that would not fire. He traced it to a broken firing pin. Being that he's both a gunsmith and a machinist he said..."no problem, I'll just make one". WAIT..I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By GPHusky250
I've always thought the crossover break line is...

I've always thought the crossover break line is poorly designed for something that touts itself as an offroad bike. Independent lines should come down from somewhere up high and attached to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,945
Posted By GPHusky250
On the Touratech UK site, the cost is 1,537.18...

On the Touratech UK site, the cost is 1,537.18 Euros or $1,739.13 Dollars. Pretty close to TT USA pricing.

On the Touratech Germany site that lists the +49 German calling code, they list for...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By GPHusky250
The actual center lies on private property. So...

The actual center lies on private property. So with respect to the property owner the monument lies about a half mile away.

Everytime part of the United States slides into the Pacific Ocean, or a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By GPHusky250
Nevermind.

Nevermind.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By GPHusky250
Agreed She's at 5'5" on a F8GS. Going...

Agreed



She's at 5'5" on a F8GS. Going taller may not work, unless she has really long legs and a short torso.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,393
Posted By GPHusky250
I don't think there are any right or wrong...

I don't think there are any right or wrong answers here. Bring whatever you want, see what works and what doesn't...and make adjustments from there.

If after you leave you feel you're simply...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By GPHusky250
Good...not only may that help you slide a little...

Good...not only may that help you slide a little farther forward...you will gain an inch as that seat is about an inch lower. Being able to touch the ground comfortably increases confidence.

I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By GPHusky250
For most, there's absolutely no way to tell in a...

For most, there's absolutely no way to tell in a brief test ride, on pavement, around the block or a short jaunt down the freeway...what you may not like 500, 1000 or 2000 miles in. Also, no way to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By GPHusky250
Its' been my experience with any bike I've ever...

Its' been my experience with any bike I've ever purchased that has a license plate that it take ME about 7000 miles before I get comfortable with it.

Each bike has a personality, feel and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 53,050
Posted By GPHusky250
Had to argue with hypotheticals. :) You put on...

Had to argue with hypotheticals. :) You put on bars to help protect expensive plastic, mount GoPros and lights and to look cool. :)

At what degree of accident to the bars become a liability is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By GPHusky250
ERBE...sorry for the rough first answer...LOUTRE...

ERBE...sorry for the rough first answer...LOUTRE is French I think...the French are rude...especially Parisians. If not French...then just rude to newcomers. If you don't want to fill out your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GPHusky250
Well if you're worried about that, we need to...

Well if you're worried about that, we need to start making handlebars out of rubber, speedo and tach's out of rubber, rubber triple clamps, rubber GPSs, rubber mirrors...everything directly in front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 217,619
Posted By GPHusky250
The conclusion ended up being...after installing...

The conclusion ended up being...after installing the cartridges and rear extreme shock...to then add the BMW low seat. Everything pretty much back to normal, although I'm going to have a friend of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GPHusky250
1. Aluminum 2. Probably, although I'm not...

1. Aluminum

2. Probably, although I'm not sure what flexibility would gain you.

3. The unit fits neatly over a Nav IV or V and exposes the buttons on the left side. Cutting anything off...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-30-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GPHusky250
Nav IV Farkle

One of my friends decided to make a sunshade for his Nav IV. Being that he's both retired and owns a CNC machine...he whipped up this cool little item for his BMW Nav IV. It also works fine for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By GPHusky250
Recently I did a suspension upgrade and a bike...

Recently I did a suspension upgrade and a bike that leaned over a bit too much stock leaned over way too much after the upgrade. So much so that it was a chore to get it vertical. I added about 1...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,435
Posted By GPHusky250
My father used to send me links to stories about...

My father used to send me links to stories about motorcycle crashing, riders killed or maimed whenever he could.

To combat this, I started sending links to every story I could find about private...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By GPHusky250
There's a "chain of custody" will all packages....

There's a "chain of custody" will all packages. This this go UPS, FedEx, USPS or a combination. I heard recently...and I think it was UPS...that they were using a combination of carriers...themselves...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,934
Posted By GPHusky250
I've camped with my Hubba Hubba NX (packs very...

I've camped with my Hubba Hubba NX (packs very small) when doing the COBDRs and with my Redverz when staying in place a few days. The thinking is that coming into camp at night on a BDR you throw...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,050
Posted By GPHusky250
http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/oilcooler.jpg ...

http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/oilcooler.jpg

Yours covers the oil filer and cooler very well. The guy in the photos with the creased oil filter ended up putting a Black Dog unit on his GS after...
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