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Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By OFA
I carry a can for fast repairs where you don't...

I carry a can for fast repairs where you don't want to do it at the time. Eg side if the highway. Knowing full well it'll be a tube replacement when I then get to it. Once repaired a front tire on my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
I'd install a switch. Actually, I wouldn't. I'd...

I'd install a switch. Actually, I wouldn't. I'd get rid of the bike. Isn't it still covered under warranty?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
A BMW mechanic showed me that you just have to...

A BMW mechanic showed me that you just have to rap on the switch repeatedly to get it to work when it's screwing up. Mine dint leave me stranded but it came close. I'd head to the dealer if I where...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
Thanks. My corn flakes taste much better now....

Thanks. My corn flakes taste much better now. Cheers. :)
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
Why so angry? Can't we just have a good ole...

Why so angry? Can't we just have a good ole discussion! Does everything have to get so pissy?
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
We are talking about mounting tires. I think...

We are talking about mounting tires. I think you're getting off topic. :)

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
Who said that anyone wasn't using the bike for...

Who said that anyone wasn't using the bike for the "intended purpose"?

Okay, let's do some math. 240 + 125 + 75 = 440. Maximum payload is 500. Is it apparent that you are approaching the max...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
Hey Snowy. You shouldnt believe something just...

Hey Snowy. You shouldnt believe something just because you saw an advertisment. I thiught everone new that today. :)

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
I agree with this and the other post about buying...

I agree with this and the other post about buying a bike designed for a particular use, then pushing it like a dirt bike and saying its mush. That's my point. I think sometimes too much is expected. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
My reasin for this post wasn't to ask if WD40 is...

My reasin for this post wasn't to ask if WD40 is slippery enough to help get a tire on. Thats obvious. It was just to see how peopke feel about it and the fact that its a lubricant.
I am impressed...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
I will. I sprayed am old tire yesterday but got...

I will. I sprayed am old tire yesterday but got sidetracked and forgot to go check it.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
The reason you find it does that is the reason I...

The reason you find it does that is the reason I follow up with oil. WD is basically oil that has been thinned. Being thinner it can soak into places the thicker oil and would not have penitrated. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
Maybe you got a lemon? No, seriously, im...

Maybe you got a lemon?
No, seriously, im curious as too what you are expecting it do that it doesnt already?
Don't just say - not to dive. I'm really curious. When does the front end fail you? Are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
Parts changed for 2013 F800GS front forks. ...

Parts changed for 2013 F800GS front forks.

Visit Max's and compare. Therefore it is plausible that the 13 F800GS handles different than the older ones. FYI
...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
Wow I guess I'm going to have to really look at...

Wow I guess I'm going to have to really look at this. I can't believe how many people have had great results. Strange that we haven't seen a single post from someone who had a bad experience using...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
Would you be confident enough to do that on the...

Would you be confident enough to do that on the tread? I'll try it on an old tire bead in the shop in the few days.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By OFA
Nice bike. Great find.

Nice bike. Great find.
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
WD is a spray lube that is not supposed to dry or...

WD is a spray lube that is not supposed to dry or it wouldn't work as per its use. I've always used it as a penetrating oil followed up with oil. I'm not convinced its a good tire lube. But it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
"... And my girlfriend thinks is pretty" Well...

"... And my girlfriend thinks is pretty"
Well is wish you had told us that to begin with.
Sorry, I gave you the wrong advise. Here's what to do. Take her to the dealership and let her pick the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
This thread will run forever and you'll likely be...

This thread will run forever and you'll likely be no closer to knowing if it'll work for you or not. You may learn some, endure some, and skip some comments (like when a writer is just too upset by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
I disassembled the switch enough to see the style...

I disassembled the switch enough to see the style of switch and I tried WD40 and it made the problem worse. There are tiny switches on a circuit board but there is a sort of plunger that is actually...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By OFA
I have the F800Gs and I've heard many people talk...

I have the F800Gs and I've heard many people talk about the front end diving. Personally I think some people look for anything to give negative marks for. If the bike is really good, then they look...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,202
Posted By OFA
Wd40 used for Tire Changing - Bead Locks to Stop Slipping Tires

I have never used WD40 to mount my tires - ever. To me it seems crazy to spray an oil based lube onto the bead and then assume the tire won't slip on the rim.
I'm curious as to what you think. Am I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,092,098
Posted By OFA
Don't understand why you stopped for the photo?...

Don't understand why you stopped for the photo? You should have gassed it to jump onto the bridge and wheelied to get get off. Pretty simple if you ask me.:)
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
The switches don't have anything to do with...

The switches don't have anything to do with canbus technology in this case. In fact they are just normal circuits that are open or closed.
In my mind it's in the desire to make things more compact...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,878
Posted By OFA
Don't hold back Joel. Just let it fly. I...

Don't hold back Joel. Just let it fly.

I was just trying to help with some information about this. I didn't want to get the guy raked over the coals.

He said he wasn't sure but he seems to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,878
Posted By OFA
I just talked to the tech at BMW along with the...

I just talked to the tech at BMW along with the manager of the motorcycle division at that dealership. Both said unequivocally that they DO HAVE KNOCK SENSORS. The manager said he remembers it being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
You might want o get it done if it's under...

You might want o get it done if it's under warranty. Otherwise it's a $250 part at Max's BMW. If it's under warranty I'd tell them that the starter one is acting up at the same time so you don't get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By OFA
Use JB Weld. Make sure you clean it first with...

Use JB Weld. Make sure you clean it first with something like lighter fluid.

Otherwise there are cheap ones on ebay all the time. I saw some low quality LED signals for 6 or 7 dollars the it her...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,670
Posted By OFA
Handlebar switches malfunction may be common for 2013 F800Gs

I have had problems with the switches on the left bar just a few months after buying the bike last fall. They finally seized. The high beam switch stuck on and the four way flashers needed to be hit...
Forum: Vendors 09-30-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,263
Posted By OFA
Ive ridden about 60, 000 kilometers with my...

Ive ridden about 60, 000 kilometers with my Wolfman expedition bags and they have had one problem. It's the rings rusting. They got rusty within a few month's and have gotten worse since. Can't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By OFA
Ground clearance. Really? You think a little...

Ground clearance. Really? You think a little lost clearance is worth it? Not me. If it had a tough frame it could skid hard on whatever and keep right on going.
Heavy pig Reaver? Seriously? Is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By OFA
You mean you just got the part from the dealer?...

You mean you just got the part from the dealer? They didn't insist on doing the work?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By OFA
This is one thing about my F800GS that shocks me....

This is one thing about my F800GS that shocks me. Fastening a SKID PLATE to the oil pan. The very thing it's meant to protect! Makes no sense. I wish all these bikes had full frames under the engine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By OFA
Seems to me that they don't drop the price for...

Seems to me that they don't drop the price for anything. When I bought my F800GS last year the dealer had a rather unamused attitude at my attempt to bargin. Then they gave me the lame story about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,620
Posted By OFA
Wow, where I travel freezing rain is bad to ride...

Wow, where I travel freezing rain is bad to ride motorcycles in - but them again you did get the Adventure version. :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-24-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 372,086
Posted By OFA
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,920
Posted By OFA
Enjoyed your photos but am curious. Are the...

Enjoyed your photos but am curious. Are the yellow warning stripes due to your riding technic? Or are they just a fashion statement? I must say, I've seen one like that before. :)
Forum: Australia 09-24-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,406
Posted By OFA
Your Aussie Drop Bear is a pussy compared to what...

Your Aussie Drop Bear is a pussy compared to what us Canadians have to deal with.
For instance, in British Columbia we have Sasquatch in the forest and ogopogo in the deep lakes, giant octopus in...
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