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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,689
Posted By Wise Guy
Pronunciation

According to MX1Canada.com, it's neither. They say it's: mee-tas

See first sentence, in first paragraph on this page: http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-adventure-and-safari-tires/ :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 216,421
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm in for a 20S dual

Please add me to your group buy list for the upcoming 20S. Was leaning toward the SMH10, but this really looks like a nice step forward in technology.

Besides, I've been looking for an excuse to...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Wise Guy
Possibly add a Skene Design controller?

I bought the MondoMotos MM10 as well, but like you, I wanted some dimmability (is that a word?). So I added the Skene Design Intelligent Controller IQ-175A for another $80. So after the ADVRider...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm hearing I need more tools...

"Drift Punch"..."Spud Wrench"...

Apparently I just needed more tools. :thumb

We'll see how that plays with the wife :wink:

I was hoping to get the crash bars on prior to shipping - in case...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wise Guy
Mission aborted...

Maggott12: Tried that. Then the bottom was off by 1/4". :baldy

Concours: Good advice. Same as my wife's. It was a bit rushed as the shipping company showed up a day earlier than expected (on a...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wise Guy
URGENT - Crash Bar Issue

Selling 2012 BMW F800GS today, and shipper is coming in a couple hours to pick it up. Promised buyer I would install GIVI TN690 Engine Guards and I can't get the bolt holes to line up correctly.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Wise Guy
Reflective?

On the Humvee site, you can choose between standard vinyl or reflective for a 1.00 charge. But I don't have them, so I can't comment on reflectivity or on which type 67siia has in the photo above.
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 142,588
Posted By Wise Guy
MondoMotos MM10 Bullets on F650GS

Here are some pics of a set of new MondoMotos MM10 Bullets mounted on the horizontal cross member of my Adventure Spec crash bars on my F650GS.

Not sure if I'll like that location (kinda low),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Wise Guy
Before and after pics (affixed to rear plastic)...

Rather than putting them on the front fairing as recommended, I just pulled off my factory decals on the rear plastics, and used the ones from Adventure Decals in that same spot. Here are before and...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 142,588
Posted By Wise Guy
Just ordered a set...

Just ordered a set of the MM10 lights. I was thinking of mounting them to my Adventure Spec crash bars. I'll try to post some pics after I get 'em, and install 'em.

Can't wait cuz it's downright...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 142,588
Posted By Wise Guy
Question re: F650GS Wiring

Brian,

I'm considering the MM10's for my 2012 F650GS. I saw a prior post about how BMW owners could use ring terminals right at the battery to avoid messing up BMW's CAN-BUS system. Would the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By Wise Guy
Another similar thread that might help...

Here's a similar thread discussing how installing TT risers has led to excess play or misalignment in the handlebars:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871907&highlight=Riser

I...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Thanks for all the great input...

I decided to just leave them in there, and sacrifice my better AS mounting bolts to whomever buys my GIVI crash bars.

I learned a lot though, and maybe this will help someone else someday -...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Ahhh, I see.

Got it. Doesn't fit with my grand plan to have new crash bars though.

And Sailah, thx for the great input! I'll check first with Givi re: buying the Givi parts.

I guess another option would...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Torque the bolts??

Not sure what you meant by torqueing the bolts.

Another option, would be to contact Givi, and see if they will sell me 2 new inserts, 2 new cones, and 2 new bolts. Then convert the AS bars to...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
thanks,

Cone is already set back plenty from the bolt hole on the insert (i.e., disengaged from the insert). Not sure that any quality/size pliers would get this beast out (see my installation note above...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Great input guys...

Long story...found a killer deal from a fellow inmate on some bigger/better Adventure Spec crash bars that come up higher and actually protect the ridiculously expensive BMW plastic fairings. I was...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Good suggestion...

Thanks. Great suggestion. I'll hit Harbor Freight on my way to work today and pick one up. Will let you know how it goes.

Got a chuckle when I read the warning in the pic of the instructions...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
What I've tried so far...

I've tried:

1. Attempting to pound in a "wedge" in the form of a flat blade screwdriver in between the tube insert and the frame. Just puts nasty marks on frame, but doesn't budge the insert

2....
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wise Guy
Question How would you remove these Givi crash bar sleeves from frame?

Removed my Givi T690 crash bars from my 2012 F650GS, and now I can't get the "Expanding Tube Insert" (Givi's part description) out of the frame. :baldy

Same problem on both right and left sides. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Wise Guy
Anyone using HDB handguards on F650GS?

Considering the Highway Dirtbikes handguards for my 2012 F650GS...

Anyone using these on the stock 7/8" bars?

Any special considerations, or modifications needed to make them work?

Were you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Wise Guy
+1 on the credit union loan. A local CU is...

+1 on the credit union loan. A local CU is offering 2.49% for 60 months. That's cheap money for a used bike. And with the long, transferrable warranty from BMW, it's as close to new as you can get -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Wise Guy
I think you'll be pleased with any of the bikes...

I think you'll be pleased with any of the bikes on your list. Heck, you might even grow to love that crazy Lava Orange one! And if not, I think I saw an inmate on this forum hoping to swap out his...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Wise Guy
And to further narrow your list...

Upon further examination...Why pay the extra money for a NEW 2013, when you've found two low-mileage specimens within striking distance? I'd let the other guys absorb that depreciation!

So if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Wise Guy
Keep us posted on what you end up with...

Sounds like you're a logical thinking, left brainer, who makes well-researched, methodical decisions - :norton. It's actually possible that we were twins separated at birth :beer

I'm just back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 36,324
Posted By Wise Guy
Results are in...

Yesterday I tested the cricket bat grip solution pictured above.

Pros:

1. Slightly less hand cramping
2. Slightly smoother throttle control. I hadn't considered this benefit, but it makes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 36,324
Posted By Wise Guy
Those pics are huuuuuge

Wow, those are big pics :eek1 Sorry. I clearly have no clue what I'm doing. First pic post.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 36,324
Posted By Wise Guy
+1 For Cricket Bat Grips

Just used Yeehaa's method (and same cricket bat grip) on my F650GS. Found it on ebay from a UK company. Didn't have his fancy-shmancy bat grip applicator conemeister 2000, but a little hairspray...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,569
Posted By Wise Guy
@dbye: Thanks for the info, and ride review! Do...

@dbye: Thanks for the info, and ride review! Do you have wide, normal or narrow feet? Just trying to see if these would fit my wide dogs :D

@Gitana: How do you find the comfort in terms of width?...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 485,084
Posted By Wise Guy
I hear ya!

5'8" with a 29" inseam here. My height is the number one reason I'm seriously considering this bike.

I actually think the V-Strom 650 is better bang for your buck, but I straddled it, and it felt...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,999
Posted By Wise Guy
+1 on reading that review...

Looking forward to your thoughts, as I'm looking at this boot too. Although I have a wide foot - always tough to find a good fit.
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 485,084
Posted By Wise Guy
Down payment...

Dunno. What do you want for a monthly payment, and how much could you afford up-front? And how much of a monthly payment would your credit score/current debt to income ratio support?

My local...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 485,084
Posted By Wise Guy
Official pricing for CB500X hits Honda website...

Confirmed here: http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb500x/options.aspx

$5,999 for non-ABS
$6,499 for ABS

Anyone hear rumors of the color(s) for ABS model in US? Honda's site still leaves us...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 485,084
Posted By Wise Guy
Possible MSRP?

I skimmed this forum, so forgive me if someone covered this already, but I see a dealer is listing MSRP at $5,799 base for the CB500X and another $500 for ABS model. Of course, in the blog replies...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By Wise Guy
Thanks for all the great suggestions

Incredibly helpful, guys. Great forum.

I think the Wee would probably be a good overall pick for me. Plenty of options for lowering.

But I decided to pass on the new 2012 wee strom deal...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By Wise Guy
Great input...

Thanks guys.

Good suggestions all...

Seat: I'd definitely start with altering and/or replacing seat. Maybe that would give me enough confidence without messing with lowering links and forks. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By Wise Guy
...forgot to add...

I could almost get the balls of both feet down. My other balls had ascended into my abdomen briefly, but seem to be home now:eek1

For those of you who've lowered your v-stroms, how much did you...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By Wise Guy
Should I buy the Wee Strom??

Just got back into riding last year after a 25 year hiatus. Picked up a used cruiser last year while I honed my skills. Now I'm itching for a new ride.

I'm 165 lbs, 5' 7", with a whopping 29"...
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