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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,515
Posted By ccooper
I don't see how any skid plate could be any...

I don't see how any skid plate could be any better than the Altrider. It's really, really nice and beefy and lines up perfectly. Their engine bars are nice too, but I had to work real hard to get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,187
Posted By ccooper
Every time I fill up I figure my MPG. Trip...

Every time I fill up I figure my MPG. Trip mileage from last fill up divided by gallons held. I've been averaging 49-53 depending on how much 2up with the wife or my son. I'm very pleased with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By ccooper
I bought my 2013 F800GS from Justin @ Eurosport...

I bought my 2013 F800GS from Justin @ Eurosport also. I picked it up in April. He is a good guy to deal with. I just wish he was a little closer to me. I had to drive 6 hours round trip.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By ccooper
I wish I'd got the onboard computer, just to have...

I wish I'd got the onboard computer, just to have the gear indicator. I don't regret not getting traction control or ESA. ABS is standard on new bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By ccooper
yea, their skid plate is awesome and the install...

yea, their skid plate is awesome and the install on it was perfect.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By ccooper
Yea, I started to call them, but after I got the...

Yea, I started to call them, but after I got the bolts started everything was ok I guess. I probably had to push up on the right side and pull back on the left side with maybe 50-75lbs pressure to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By ccooper
were your altrider crash bars a little out of alignment when you installed them?

I just got done installing my altrider crash bars on my 2013 F800GS. The bottom bolts were fairly difficult to align with the engine holes. Right side (sitting on the bike) was off a little over .25...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By ccooper
I always do...just a habit.

I always do...just a habit.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,196
Posted By ccooper
Ear buds and ipod here, but putting the helmet on...

Ear buds and ipod here, but putting the helmet on with the ear buds in is aggravating. Bluetooth helmet I guess would be nice, but I know nothing about it and have other more important things I'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By ccooper
dang, you weren't lying when you said you chopped...

dang, you weren't lying when you said you chopped it off. I would love to clean up the rear of my f800gs, but don't think I can do that.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ccooper
Thanks, this is the info I was looking for. I...

Thanks, this is the info I was looking for. I don't plan on scraping any pegs on this bike, but it's nice to know that these tires grip well enough that I can get a little aggressive when riding with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ccooper
Metzeler Karoo MCE (T) tires...how far can I lean them?

Trying to get a good feel for my new F800GS with the Metzeler's and wondering seriously how far you can lean these tires. So far, I have about .25 inch chicken strip on the front and .75 inch on the...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By ccooper
How does the trailer attach to the bike. I've...

How does the trailer attach to the bike. I've seen a few pics of bike trailers on the net, but never in person. Any modification to the bike? Your setup looks awesome. If I left out with my bike and...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By ccooper
Sweet, I'll carry my kayak with me and run the...

Sweet, I'll carry my kayak with me and run the Tellico while up there. Now if I can figure out how to drag my kayak behind my bike, I'll be set.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,299
Views: 1,885,506
Posted By ccooper
Did you buy from the Marietta or Conyers location...

Did you buy from the Marietta or Conyers location and how long ago? I'll buy one next week if they will do that same deal for me. I don't see any deal for this bike on their website now. Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By ccooper
Seems like 4 bars is pretty average...good. I...

Seems like 4 bars is pretty average...good. I don't think mine has reached 5 bars yet. It seems so far like a cool running engine, which I like. I had a Ducati once that would cook me during the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,299
Views: 1,885,506
Posted By ccooper
Where at...that's a super deal! I'm in GA and...

Where at...that's a super deal! I'm in GA and thinking seriously about one of these bikes for my wife.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By ccooper
Does Klim gear (specifically Traverse jacket and pants) ever go on sale?

I really liked the Klim Traverse jacket and pants at the BMW dealership yesterday when I picked up my new bike. My problem was they didn't have my size and I'm hoping I can find them on sale online...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By ccooper
New F800GS...where does your coolant temp gauge run?

I now have about 100 miles on my new 2013 F800GS. The coolant temp gauge is almost always showing a really steady 4 bars. When I first start it, it's lower, but normal running temp is 4 bars for me....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By ccooper
I sent all BMW dealers within 150 miles an email...

I sent all BMW dealers within 150 miles an email to see if any were interested in negotiating. Most ignored me, but a few didn't. I hate to not support my closest dealer, but I work very hard for my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,479
Posted By ccooper
I ordered my 2013 Kalamata F800GS on 2/7/13. The...

I ordered my 2013 Kalamata F800GS on 2/7/13. The dealer told me 60-70 days. My bike was built on 2/28/13 and was supposed to arrive at NY port on 3/28. I have not heard anything yet. Per BMW of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10,299
Views: 1,885,506
Posted By ccooper
Good looking bike...I'm thinking seriously about...

Good looking bike...I'm thinking seriously about buying one of these bikes for my wife and 17 year old son to share and ride with me. Of course I'll also use it for stuff too "off-road" for my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ccooper
I only got 1500 out of the metzeler's that came...

I only got 1500 out of the metzeler's that came on my (now sold) KTM, so if I can get 3000 out of these, I won't be too disappointed. They were crazy aggressive knobbies though...suitable for soft mx...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ccooper
thanks, that's about what I'm hoping for...about...

thanks, that's about what I'm hoping for...about 3000+ miles. The Karoo 3's look interesting when I wear these out.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By ccooper
I say get something that's road legal so you can...

I say get something that's road legal so you can dual sport it. It's cool to ride around on the asphalt and be able to hit the trails and forest service roads when you want. The KTM EXC's are road...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By ccooper
best bang for the buck jacket, pants and boots

I know...search is my friend, but I'm tired of reading thru all the results. My F800GS should be here soon, and I need some new gear. I spent too much on the bike, so expensive gear is out for now....
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By ccooper
thanks, I'm glad the shield is now clear.

thanks, I'm glad the shield is now clear.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ccooper
How many miles did you get on the rear? What...

How many miles did you get on the rear? What about the front?
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By ccooper
Is AFX FX-39DS helmet's face shield now optically correct?

I have an AFX FX-37DS helmet that I now use that from day one, the face shield has been optically distorted (I guess thats the right word). I called AFX when I first got it and they sent out 2 new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By ccooper
Good looking bike and good taste on color....mine...

Good looking bike and good taste on color....mine will be identical. It should also have the Karoo's. It was built 2/28 and should arrive at port in NY on 3/28 and just in time for spring:clap

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 272,731
Posted By ccooper
Thanks for the heads up...I was thinking about...

Thanks for the heads up...I was thinking about ordering the BestRest brace to drill out and use with the Indy kit for my f800gs I have on order. Guess I will just do the Indy kit alone now. I've been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,165
Posted By ccooper
Did your bike come from the BMW factory with the...

Did your bike come from the BMW factory with the TKC's on it. My dealer said if I chose the "off road tires" option on the build sheet, it would be the Metzeler Karoo's. Do I have an option between...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,165
Posted By ccooper
I ordered my 2013 kalamata f800gs about a month...

I ordered my 2013 kalamata f800gs about a month ago. I'm hoping it's here by april. I also ride a lot off road...so I ordered it with the factory metzeler knobbies. No extras for me except the center...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ccooper
I don't think there is but 2 dealers in GA. BMW...

I don't think there is but 2 dealers in GA. BMW of Atlanta in Marietta and Blue Moon Cycle in Norcross. There are several in FL though. Congrats on the bike...how you liking it? I ordered my 1st BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By ccooper
Thanks man. That's a lot of updated specific...

Thanks man. That's a lot of updated specific information on some of the problems I was worried about.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By ccooper
How long ago did you order yours. I ordered 2/7,...

How long ago did you order yours. I ordered 2/7, and salesman said 60-75 days...so I'm hoping early/mid april. Good choice on color...mine shouldn't be too many #'s behind yours.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By ccooper
haha, good point.

haha, good point.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,543
Posted By ccooper
Look at the new Honda CRF250L. Nothing special,...

Look at the new Honda CRF250L. Nothing special, but for $4500 msrp new, I think it's a great value for someone smaller wanting to get started. If my wife would ride it much, I'd think about one for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By ccooper
That link gave me a bunch of older info...I was...

That link gave me a bunch of older info...I was hoping to find some updated rumors. I just sold a 11 KTM 530EXC...I want something less maintenance/more reliable. I know the RFS engine was more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By ccooper
I skipped out on both ASC and ESA on the new...

I skipped out on both ASC and ESA on the new f800gs I have ordered. I am a simple, old-school dirt bike guy that loves simplicity but wanted my 1st BMW, so I ordered just the base model with only the...
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