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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By sarathmenon
I don't know about the logistics of shipping to...

I don't know about the logistics of shipping to Africa, but I got a pair of Braking (that's the company name, and it makes them incredibly hard to google for) front and rear rotors for a second set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By sarathmenon
Deduct the 19% VAT from the total, and you will...

Deduct the 19% VAT from the total, and you will get a much better number.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 70,804
Posted By sarathmenon
I looked at the weather one last time, and it...

I looked at the weather one last time, and it still says it will rain on Saturday. I don't have the skills to wrestle a big bike in the wet on trails, so I decided to stick to street rubber for the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 70,804
Posted By sarathmenon
I was planning to respond to you, and then missed...

I was planning to respond to you, and then missed your post in the pages that followed. I am starting from the peninsula on friday. I have packing to do, and mount the road tires today, if the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 70,804
Posted By sarathmenon
Wait, you allowed them to pass you? What are you...

Wait, you allowed them to pass you? What are you on, a scooter? :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By sarathmenon
The rubber inserts have 8mm threaded inserts, and...

The rubber inserts have 8mm threaded inserts, and takes a 13mm nut. The hex rubber size was 24mm iirc, but I wasn't able to apply any pressure directly on it. Any significant torque just tears off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By sarathmenon
The main advantage as you said is that the lights...

The main advantage as you said is that the lights will not turn on when the ignition is off. I could argue a safety angle to it as well. Every solder or crimp you do is another failure point. Cold...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By sarathmenon
That's pretty neat, and it follows the lines of...

That's pretty neat, and it follows the lines of the stock windscreen pretty well. I have a puig deflector that works well for me, but I am on the lookout for something more perfect.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By sarathmenon
I am slightly less cheaper than yann :lol3 My...

I am slightly less cheaper than yann :lol3 My last tire was the Shinko 805s, and I liked them so much that I got another pair of 805s as a replacement. Much better wear and handling than the TKCs,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By sarathmenon
At the least, I would suggest getting a relay,...

At the least, I would suggest getting a relay, and a inline fuse. Your total cost shouldn't run more than 10 bucks, and maybe an hour's effort. It's more convenient and safer. Everyone has a moment...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 33,920
Posted By sarathmenon
I can get close to 3k on a Kendra bb, and close...

I can get close to 3k on a Kendra bb, and close to 5k on a tkc80 rear. This is with the tires almost at the wear bar, most other riders replace their tires long before that. It's on a f800gs, but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By sarathmenon
Nice, did you gut a F700GS/F650GS windscreen for...

Nice, did you gut a F700GS/F650GS windscreen for the deflector? That looks neat, and would look right at home on the F800GS stock windscreen.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 33,920
Posted By sarathmenon
I just replaced my 805 rear with another 805. Got...

I just replaced my 805 rear with another 805. Got nearly 7000 miles out of it. I still had 2mm to the wear bar, but I took a good look at it, and figured I can do better than skimp on 20 dollars...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By sarathmenon
You are giving them too much credit. BMW reused...

You are giving them too much credit. BMW reused the bolts from the R1200GS, which reused the bolts from a F650GS single IIRC. Some bean counter must have seen the excess inventory of these bolts, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,896
Posted By sarathmenon
The wet weight is mostly marketing, from what I...

The wet weight is mostly marketing, from what I recall. ABS adds 2-3 lbs. If you have the handguards, they too add up. Between the crashbars, tail rack and skid plate, I am sure there is another 20...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By sarathmenon
So you bought a italian top case for an italian...

So you bought a italian top case for an italian motorcycle from europe and somehow american jobs were lost in this process? :D

To the OP, I recently picked up a Kappa Garda 46 (the cheap man's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 70,804
Posted By sarathmenon
Hmm, is that a euphemism for something involving...

Hmm, is that a euphemism for something involving stoke?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,285
Posted By sarathmenon
It would have been a nice concept, but I don't...

It would have been a nice concept, but I don't think the company ever got it into production. They had a proof of concept that had a decent review...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By sarathmenon
And I always put you as a Suzuki guy. Life is...

And I always put you as a Suzuki guy. Life is full of surprises...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By sarathmenon
Plus, a camel tank could fit in the right side...

Plus, a camel tank could fit in the right side gap perfectly.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By sarathmenon
Fairings are just fairings. They are just for...

Fairings are just fairings. They are just for looks, and don't improve anything on the bike. What you are looking at is going to cost. A lot. The F7 fairings aren't cheap, and are meant for a bigger...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By sarathmenon
Have you done any work on the forks? The pre...

Have you done any work on the forks? The pre 2013s are underdamped and undervalved. You will find better bang for the buck by redoing the forks with heavier springs and oil. If you are feeling rich,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By sarathmenon
Did you mirror that photo? if not, MAX played...

Did you mirror that photo? if not, MAX played april fool's on you by putting the exhaust and kickstand on the wrong side.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By sarathmenon
That was the indiegogo discount for backing the...

That was the indiegogo discount for backing the project early. They don't have it anymore at the discounted price.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By sarathmenon
As I said, it's an annoyance, and not a bug. I...

As I said, it's an annoyance, and not a bug. I can adjust the lowest and highest setting, but that needs taking off the sensor to recalibrate, or you know, just filling up air :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By sarathmenon
Can't answer about the tubeless. During the death...

Can't answer about the tubeless. During the death valley noob ride, I probably pissed off everyone on Friday with the constant beeping from my cell phone. I first thought this thing was wrong because...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By sarathmenon
Does this have hip and knee armor pockets? From...

Does this have hip and knee armor pockets? From their website, it looks like they cater more to the cruiser crowd, so I am assuming armor is completely optional.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-31-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 186,739
Posted By sarathmenon
450 miles of interstate on the way back reminded...

450 miles of interstate on the way back reminded me that my bike has some advantages. But, I was very close to making the trade over in the trail and not regretting it :D
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 186,739
Posted By sarathmenon
The name we are using for Saturday is out of the...

The name we are using for Saturday is out of the comfort zone ride :) But a terrific ride, big thanks to gsequoia and garfey for taking me out to a new place in death valley, and the views it had to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By sarathmenon
Did you read this thread...

Did you read this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364) about Lithium Batteries on the F800GS? if done correctly, a Lithium battery lasts at least as much as a lead acid....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 186,739
Posted By sarathmenon
I am starting in the evening in that direction....

I am starting in the evening in that direction. Can you post up on this thread how the roads are? The forcast looks good, and I'll take 88 over i5 any day.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,765
Posted By sarathmenon
Also, I digged up my notes from the conversion....

Also, I digged up my notes from the conversion. Older BMW cars used these plugs in other places. If you are really insistent on using them, and no inmate steps up to hand you one, these are the plugs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,765
Posted By sarathmenon
A couple of weeks before, I gutted the stock RR...

A couple of weeks before, I gutted the stock RR plugs to use with a series RR. With that fresh on my mind, I'll say that the plugs are overrated. I kept mine in case I run into warranty work, but you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 249,471
Posted By sarathmenon
Anyone? I suppose the strength of the attachment...

Anyone? I suppose the strength of the attachment is compromised. I can bend it fairly easily when the racks are attached. I want to see how much out of whack it is, before deciding on the direction...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,385
Posted By sarathmenon
Before you commit to that path, consider taller...

Before you commit to that path, consider taller boots. This (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514635) is a fairly well rated boot in these parts. That extra suspension can come in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 249,471
Posted By sarathmenon
I took some photos of my tank in day light today....

I took some photos of my tank in day light today. This is with the SW Motechs. This probably happened during my last fall. My guess is that the weight of the bike rested on the front attachment and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 262,026
Posted By sarathmenon
What is the temperature outside? Every once in a...

What is the temperature outside? Every once in a while, mine gets a bit finicky starting in cold.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 249,471
Posted By sarathmenon
Can someone please post a photo of the SW Motech...

Can someone please post a photo of the SW Motech pannier from the left side, near the passenger pegs? I think I see a problem with my setup, it may have bent a bit during my last off. Google image...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By sarathmenon
Well, the answer is yes.... :hide

Well, the answer is yes....


:hide
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 70,804
Posted By sarathmenon
Try again. The eventbrite page allowed me to add...

Try again. The eventbrite page allowed me to add 10 tickets for Thu-Sun. Since I didn't want any more, I did not proceed to checkout.
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