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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tom Morrison
Yup, it's about an inch difference in seat...

Yup, it's about an inch difference in seat height. At 5'8", unless you are all torso, the standard shock is doable in my view. The Ohlins works ok for me, your mileage might vary. I think Touratec...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tom Morrison
By far, the biggest issue with the low suspension...

By far, the biggest issue with the low suspension F650 GS is the handling. The increased rake causes slow steering, and any sort of a bump hit at speed is a jarring experience.

Adding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,177
Posted By Tom Morrison
They're on sale at the moment as well: ...

They're on sale at the moment as well:

http://www.gs911usa.com/
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Tom Morrison
I put these on when I installed my Ricor...

I put these on when I installed my Ricor Intiminators

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/F650GSTWIN/8160198.html

No issues with them, and I like the look as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,748
Posted By Tom Morrison
Never had any issues with Moto International. The...

Never had any issues with Moto International. The only thing painfull about dealing with Touratech, are the retarded prices they charge all over.

I wonder if anyone has ever bought one of their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Tom Morrison
I'm in Calgary, I'll sell you a stock one for $150

I'm in Calgary, I'll sell you a stock one for $150
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,266
Posted By Tom Morrison
I was very disappointed with the ride of my...

I was very disappointed with the ride of my lowered 650 gs, hitting a pot hole at highway speeds was a very unsettling experience. As a result, I raised the back with an Ohlins and installed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tom Morrison
Actually, when I bought my Ohlins, the Tractive...

Actually, when I bought my Ohlins, the Tractive shocks were not available. That said, the price Touratech wanted for an Ohlins shock was about twice what I paid elsewhere.

Fact is Touratech over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tom Morrison
When I decided to return my lowered F650 to...

When I decided to return my lowered F650 to standard height, I went with Ohlins, and am quite happy with the ride improvement. The one thing that would keep me away from the Touratech units, is the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Tom Morrison
I've got one I'd sell you cheap, but shipping to...

I've got one I'd sell you cheap, but shipping to Singapore might be a bit of coin in itself. The lowered shock has a shorter overall length, and less travel. No easy way to modify it that I know of....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By Tom Morrison
Installed it on mine, it did seem to improve idle...

Installed it on mine, it did seem to improve idle level operation. Beyond that, no noticeable change in performance. Maybe a little more fuel consumption.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tom Morrison
Thai gals are great, just don't get them angry,...

Thai gals are great, just don't get them angry, or your riding days might be CUT short.:D

Also be on the lookout for Adams apples.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Tom Morrison
I like mine.

I like mine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Tom Morrison
+1 on the above. One of the best mods I've done...

+1 on the above. One of the best mods I've done to mine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tom Morrison
I bought the better Ohlins shock for about $800...

I bought the better Ohlins shock for about $800 about $150 cheaper than the standard BMW shock. On most TT sites, that shock is listed at close to twice the price. From what I've seen, most third...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tom Morrison
Fair enough if Tractive only sells through TT....

Fair enough if Tractive only sells through TT. Just think they really soak people, for shocks. Good luck with your purchase.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tom Morrison
I bought an Ohlnins shock for my GS, but I did...

I bought an Ohlnins shock for my GS, but I did not buy it through TT. Their mark-up is nuts. They wanted over twice what I paid.

I'd shop around for a much better deal, is what I'm saying.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tom Morrison
You don't need a multi fuse block, but you should...

You don't need a multi fuse block, but you should have a fuse for any circuit you add. Cheap insurance against a possible electrical fire.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Hey, what do you construe as emotional? I did not...

Hey, what do you construe as emotional? I did not swear, I did not use ALL CAPS, I just matter of factly stated my view. Dispute it logically, if you can.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Given the events of the last few weeks in...

Given the events of the last few weeks in Montreal, it is more than a liitle laughable that anyone would brag about how polite a nation we are. LOL!

From what I've seen of the world, Canadians...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Some claim we are a nation of peace-keepers....

Some claim we are a nation of peace-keepers. Plenty of Left-wing pop-culture myths out there about us Canucks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Blah blah blah... LOL... Who says the English...

Blah blah blah... LOL... Who says the English aren't emotional. Seriously, when it comes to argument, less is more. Less specious reasoning, less hyperbole leads to greater credibility.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Tom Morrison
I'm in Calgary, I'll sell you the lowered version...

I'm in Calgary, I'll sell you the lowered version shock and side stand off my 2010 f 650 gs. $ 400.00
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Further to my comments above: ...

Further to my comments above:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711728

I'd say any skid plate that uses the same mounting kit as the BMW version could punch through the oil pan...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,809
Posted By Tom Morrison
Just wondering which bracket went through the oil...

Just wondering which bracket went through the oil pan? Front one, or one of the bottom ones? Thx.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
A bit of flexibility is good, but at the point...

A bit of flexibility is good, but at the point where the plate makes contact with the engine case, the plate can do nothing more to protect it. Better to spread the force of impact over all of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
Hey, what ever works for you. I'll stand by my...

Hey, what ever works for you. I'll stand by my statement that the lack of a perimiter frame, and the abundance of weight on the //twin GS bikes is THE limiting factor when it comes to the utility of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
In the end, the biggest limitation of all the...

In the end, the biggest limitation of all the //twin GS skid plates is that they are bolted to the engine case. As such, larger surface area does not mean more protection. Hit something hard enough,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
To the pipes it does, and there is a oil filter...

To the pipes it does, and there is a oil filter guard available. The main plate is the same thickness as the MOD (4mm), and as stated before, the sub plate provides both an added layer of protection...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Tom Morrison
I've got one on my 658. I think the underplate is...

I've got one on my 658. I think the underplate is a good design, as it offers a second layer of perforation protection along with that, it should distribute impact loading over the four bolts used to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,950
Posted By Tom Morrison
At 5'3", and the owner of a 2010 F650 GS low...

At 5'3", and the owner of a 2010 F650 GS low seat/suspension, I can tell you that the two best farkles I've put on my bike, are Ricor Intiminators, and an Ohlins rear shock (returning the bike to...
Forum: Face plant 11-05-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,419
Posted By Tom Morrison
Thai road deaths are very high(long weekend =...

Thai road deaths are very high(long weekend = tripple digit fatalities alcohal a big reason), but riding a bike in Singapore is not that safe in my view(fatalities almost daily).
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By Tom Morrison
I've got the Wunderlich, and it does in opinion...

I've got the Wunderlich, and it does in opinion have some good aspects to it. The sub-plate should provide an extra layer of metal to help against penetration, as well as distribute shock load to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By Tom Morrison
Corbin seats = CRAP-shoot

I just tried to install a Corbin seat on my F 650 GS. The front latch goes in and you hear the click, but the latch does not secure the seat to the bike.

Looking at the latch on the Corbin...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Tom Morrison
Damn, not looking like I'll get rid of that...

Damn, not looking like I'll get rid of that shock. In truth, I replaced it with an Ohlins as well as adding Ricor Intiminators up front, the difference in ride is stark and for the better.

Before...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Tom Morrison
I'll sell you my lowered version rear shock and...

I'll sell you my lowered version rear shock and side stand from my 2010.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tom Morrison
I did the same thing, as well as adding Ricor...

I did the same thing, as well as adding Ricor Intiminators to the forks. It's now a bit taller than I would like, but the difference in ride is worth it I think. Way more responsive to turn input,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tom Morrison
Looking at the damage to the fork brace, I would...

Looking at the damage to the fork brace, I would say there is more to this incident than just loose axle bolts. Is there not a lip in the left fork axle mount that should keep the axle from sliding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tom Morrison
Maybe it's just the pictures, but I don't see how...

Maybe it's just the pictures, but I don't see how the axle bolt could come through the flange on the fork without leaving any noticeable deformation.

I had my front wheel off recently and IIRC...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,824
Posted By Tom Morrison
Hi, It seems to me, that the strength of...

Hi,

It seems to me, that the strength of the skid plate and its ability to protect the underside of the engine is limited to the strengths of it's mounting points. If you make the skid plate too...
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