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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By GJGSRider
R1200GS then F800GS now

I had a 2005 R1200GS and rode it for 30000 miles. It was a great bike on the highway and handled gravel roads fine. I have had a F800GS for 39000 miles and over four years now, and it is a better...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By GJGSRider
Thunder Mountain Rendezvous

September 21-23, 2012 CO 10th Annual Thunder Mountain Rendezvous BMW Riders of Western Colorado Hotchkiss Colorado, color weekend, Help us raise money for motorcycle safety and the Booster Club, our...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By GJGSRider
Measure the voltage between any two of the three...

Measure the voltage between any two of the three yellow wires from the alternator with the engine running. This is AC voltage. The voltage should be close to the same between any two leads. If it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,756
Posted By GJGSRider
124 and I had more

I weigh 150 lbs. and had loaded 30 lb# Hepco Becker bags on my 2009 F800GS. I took it up to 124 mph as indicated on my Garmin Oregon GPS on Highway 141 in Disappointment Valley between Naturita and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,254
Posted By GJGSRider
Monitor Alternator

I want to monitor my alternator and be able to know when it starts to fail. I have lost one stator, under warranty. I drove the bike over 100 miles with no lights or gauges and if I let the rpm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,575
Posted By GJGSRider
Joined: Nov 2005 Location:...

Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Wcolorado
Oddometer: 61
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 24,445
Posted By GJGSRider
Stator

My stator failed at 27000 miles. Three days before my warranty expired. I have heated grips and run an Oregon gps. I have no other electrical options. My original Excide BMW stock battery lasted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By GJGSRider
Thanks Shorai

I wrote Shorai customer service and described how I destroyed their battery by running it down twice. I asked for their consideration in replacing the battery. They stepped up and gave me a new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By GJGSRider
13 volts

JR-

My Shorai literature specifically rejects warranty coverage if the battery is discharged below 13 volts measured at rest with no load. I was able to recharge it once but after the second time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By GJGSRider
Stator failure

The Shorai battery should never be discharged below 13 volts. Mine dropped to 11 volts and I was able to recharge it using the Shorai charger, but it took 16 hours. The second time I ran it down to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By GJGSRider
The rest of the story

After riding 100+ miles without a fully functioning alternator, the new Shorai battery was toast. Running it down to 11 volts is terminal. It would not recharge. Not the batteries fault but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By GJGSRider
Wicked Batteries?

I have a three year old F800GS with 27000 miles. I have owned it since new. I rode 150 miles Friday and as I approached my destination the ABS light started to flash. I pulled into a gas station and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By GJGSRider
More information about undersized bores

Check this thread out!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499504&page=86
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By GJGSRider
Wheel bores are too tight!

Check this out, some wheel bores are too tight and cause the rear wheel bearings to fail! This will continue to happen until you fix the bores and replace the bearings....
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 52,641
Posted By GJGSRider
Tyre shiel didn't work

I was approaching Vernal Utah on my F800GS on Tuesday when I noticed my bike getting squirrely. Pulled over and found a staple in my rear tire. I had Tyre Guardian in the tube, and the single shank...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By GJGSRider
Thumb Thanks for help in Vernal

I was approaching Vernal Utah on my F800GS on Tuesday when I noticed my bike getting squirrely. Pulled over and found a staple in my rear tire. I had Tyre Guardian in the tube, and the single shank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,575
Posted By GJGSRider
Bearings still smooth after honing

I had failed rear wheel bearings at 8800 miles and bores that were too tight. Had press fits of 0.003" on the disc side and 0.002" on the drive side. I honed both bores to achieve a press fit of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By GJGSRider
Tyre guardian

Check this out : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596213&highlight=tire+guardian (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596213&highlight=tire+guardian)
I have used tyre...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By GJGSRider
Tourance

I have used Metzler Tourance front and rear on my F800 since I wore out the Bridgstones that it came with. I'm almost ready for my third set. I get around 7500-8000 miles per set. This is a great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,190
Posted By GJGSRider
a lttile rich when you need it

The booster plug richens the mixture when you change the throttle position. When the throttle is steady state, the O2 sensor corrects the mixture back to optimum, (per the BMW program). It works...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By GJGSRider
Dipstick

I use the dipstick when I change the oil and filter. After 19000 miles I haven't noticed any change in oil level between changes. I change oil and filter every 4000 miles or so. Now I don't even...
Forum: Regional forums 09-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By GJGSRider
Weather in Hotchkiss

It is sunny and 70 today at the Delta County Fairgrounds, and the forecast is for sunny skies, highs in the mid 70's and lows around 40 through Monday. There was some snow last night on the high...
Forum: Regional forums 09-21-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By GJGSRider
Hotchkiss Colorado Thunder Mountain Rendezvous

This Weekend September 24-26, Friday - Sunday
The BMW Riders of Western Colorado host the
8<sup>th</sup> Annual Thunder Mountain Rendezvous

Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss Colorado,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,857
Posted By GJGSRider
Aim for the deer's butt. Chances are they will...

Aim for the deer's butt. Chances are they will keep going forward.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,570
Posted By GJGSRider
I can't comfortably stand with a tankbag. And...

I can't comfortably stand with a tankbag. And even without one it is hard to stay far enough forward on steep uphills. The BMW Tankbag is way too high and a Kreiga 10l bag still gets in the way. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By GJGSRider
Techron Fuel system cleaner

It sounds like your injector is dirty/plugged. If the bike still starts, try a fuel system cleaner like Chevron Techron. If not replace the fuel injector.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By GJGSRider
Thats a good read and a good comparison of two...

Thats a good read and a good comparison of two bikes that I have ridden with. I like the F800GS on the highway and it does ok in the dirt. It's all about bias, the KTM is biased towards the dirt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By GJGSRider
R1200GS then F800GS now

I had a 2005 R1200GS and rode it for 30000 miles. It was a great bike on the highway and handled gravel roads fine. I have had a F800GS for 11000 miles and one year, eight months now, and it is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,091
Posted By GJGSRider
tool space

I keep sockets, ratchets, a torx set, allens, a 8" crescent, and combination wrenches there as well as some spare bolts, nuts and washers. I use a nylon travel organizer for most of the tools but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,270
Posted By GJGSRider
R1200GS then F800GS now

I had a 2005 R1200GS and rode it for 30000 miles. It was a great bike on the highway and handled gravel roads fine. I have had a F800GS for 9000 miles and one and a half years, and it is a better...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By GJGSRider
We host a rally in Hotchkiss Colorado over Color...

We host a rally in Hotchkiss Colorado over Color Weekend. Everyone is welcome, and we are centered in some of the best aspen tree areas in Colorado. It's a fun small rally.
<link...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,575
Posted By GJGSRider
wheel bore hone

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 193,575
Posted By GJGSRider
Add me to the list

Rear Wheel Bearing Repair and Replacement BMW F800GS
Build date 07/08, 8800 miles
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After following various forum posts and reading Woody’s description of the wheel he repaired. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,520,956
Posted By GJGSRider
F800GS in the West

Pictures of my 800gs in and around the rocky mountains and high deserts of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Montana this summer.

...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By GJGSRider
Gateway canyons resort

Go for the motorhead package $57 room based on double occupancy and includes admissions to the auto museum. Great museum and not a bad price for luxury accommodations.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,584
Posted By GJGSRider
Looks like a bunch of fun interesting people.

Looks like a bunch of fun interesting people.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By GJGSRider
Blm

I went Thursday in Grand Junction and looked at maps and located a couple of walking loops I take the dog on that were missing. I added those and filled out a comment sheet. It would appear that...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By GJGSRider
Downtown Denver Hotels

I have been using Priceline and going for downtown 4 star hotels. I have stayed three times at the Hyatt, (very nice) for a bid of $85 a night. You don't get to pick your hotel but you get to pick...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,832
Posted By GJGSRider
clunk might be front brake discs

I have a F800GS. The front brake discs use a floating mounting. With the bike stopped try and rotate the discs. They float and will clunk when you apply brakes over a bump. I thought it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 2,520,956
Posted By GJGSRider
Colorado F800GS

I have been riding a 2005 R1200GS for 26000 miles and a R100GS for 45000 miles before that. I put money down on a F800GS on November 14, 2007. Now after 1250 miles on the 800 I am convinced I am on...
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