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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,977
Posted By tomman
I just added a pair of Alpinestars Toucan...

I just added a pair of Alpinestars Toucan (Adv-style boots) and they seem to add about an inch to my short legs. Obviously this makes things a little easier to deal with.

For me being comfortable...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By tomman
Smoke expected over Albuquerque, Santa Fe from controlled burn

http://www.koat.com/wildfires-extended-coverage/smoke-expected-over-albuquerque-santa-fe-from-controlled-burn/27833898
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By tomman
There have been controlled burns over the past...

There have been controlled burns over the past several weeks. Signs out on the roads ask that you don't call to report them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By tomman
You know you guys CAN lower the suspension on...

You know you guys CAN lower the suspension on your own by taking out some preload from the rear shock if you need to, right? It's the dial underneath the seat on the right side of the bike. I think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,623
Posted By tomman
Detail pics of the Adventure-Spec bars

These are the Adventure-Spec bars specific to the F800 GSA.

I had to wait a little bit for them to be shipped from UK because by the time I ordered them the North American stock was sold out. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By tomman
Color?

DustyDoug,

Which color did you get and do you care if it matches your bike?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By tomman
+1 When I first got my F800 GSA I had...

+1

When I first got my F800 GSA I had initially backed out preload almost all the way (because I'm short) & with the aluminum side cases a bit loaded I got a bit of weave at ~70-75mph. As I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 166,153
Posted By tomman
Those of us who are shorter can still handle the GSA ok

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24496306&postcount=118

As I gain confidence I'll probably try the stock GSA seat again as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,977
Posted By tomman
I was trying to hold out & see what Touratech...

I was trying to hold out & see what Touratech would offer, but couldn't wait any longer & ordered ADV-Spec for the GSA instead. I left Touratech a note in the order for my skid plate letting them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,977
Posted By tomman
F800GS with 30" inseam?

After considering many options & almost buying a low suspension standard F800GS and a regular-height used F800GS, I was inspired by Leslie (Soph9) to get what I really wanted - the F800 GSA. I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,977
Posted By tomman
Here are a couple of takes on riding a tall bike:...

Here are a couple of takes on riding a tall bike:

How To Ride A Tall Motorcycle If You Are Short
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8iH0ChlNro

How to handle and ride a tall motorcycle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,389
Posted By tomman
I'm a sportbike rider for ~17 years (my Yamaha R1...

I'm a sportbike rider for ~17 years (my Yamaha R1 engine blew up & I'm in the process of swapping it) who is getting ready to enter the DS world. When I'm ready I'll likely reach out to some of you...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,256,428
Posted By tomman
Glen - you poor, deprived man. You seem to have...

Glen - you poor, deprived man. You seem to have a tough time meeting people or finding things to do! :D

I just pre-ordered the new book and can't wait until it arrives. Take care and I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,648
Posted By tomman
+1 on this response. Besides, isn't there...

+1 on this response.

Besides, isn't there much more material wasted (especially at volume) during the CNC process than there is in casting? There's the base material that probably gets mixed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By tomman
I'd definitely vote for Bobby J's on this one...

I'd definitely vote for Bobby J's on this one (whether or not it's too late.)

The other shop gave me a bad experience and if you want more detail you can read it here......
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,367,904
Posted By tomman
Also keep in mind that the lowered version has a...

Also keep in mind that the lowered version has a much reduced load capacity.

My impression when sitting on the lowered bike was that it felt like it had either a flat rear tire or a heavy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,367,904
Posted By tomman
Well, they've all shown up at Sandia BMW

They're all there on the floor - A bumblebee F800GS, A red F650GS and a blue F650GS (lowered)...

I've got a 30" inseam and:
The F800GS seemed a little tall for me as is.
The F650GS seemed like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,367,904
Posted By tomman
Which restaurant did you see it at?

Which restaurant did you see it at?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,367,904
Posted By tomman
I agree with that statement! I wish we could all...

I agree with that statement! I wish we could all just stay basically on topic and leave the engine break-in procedure & engine oil opinions for the mechanical discussion sections.

As a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,578
Posted By tomman
Very cool - thanks for posting & sharing w/...

Very cool - thanks for posting & sharing w/ everyone!

I'm a big fan of Ed Abbey myself (just finished 'Hayduke Lives!') and Neil Peart's books, too. I've got a Yamaha R1 right now and I'm slowly...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,256,428
Posted By tomman
I caught the 'Locked Up Abroad' show last night...

I caught the 'Locked Up Abroad' show last night on TV. What an ordeal! I really respect your decision to continue the ride after your release. Thanks for sharing your continuing story with...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,881
Posted By tomman
Thanks especially to those of you posting your...

Thanks especially to those of you posting your riding impressions for everyone. I'm looking to get into the ADV game (from mostly sportbike road/track riding) and I'm trying to figure out a decent...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,096
Posted By tomman
Jemez Springs, New Mexico USA I live in...

Jemez Springs, New Mexico USA

I live in Albuquerque and often ride through Jemez & Valle Grande on my ride days.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2423315622_d78d96011f_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 385,774
Posted By tomman
I must say THANK YOU, Rogue1! It's a great...

I must say THANK YOU, Rogue1!

It's a great thing that you've made the effort to share this with so many people. We all appreciate it and enjoy the updates for sure.

I used to run a local...
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