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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Vettel
Madstad Engineering Tall Windscreen - F800GS/F650GS

$150 plus $40 shipping or local pickup. In Excellent condition and hardly used.
For sale in Montreal, Canada, but happy to ship.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Vettel
That bike is disgracefully clean...... It...

That bike is disgracefully clean......

It should look more like this:....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Vettel
Cheers reaver. Appreciate you looking.

Cheers reaver. Appreciate you looking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Vettel
Front springs - F798GS

I have a 2012 f650gs twin which I am using occasionally for off road use. Sand pits, atv trails, mud and rocks etc.. All good fun.

My front springs are stock, and as such too much prone to dive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,926
Posted By Vettel
I have the seat concepts. Thoughts so far.... ...

I have the seat concepts. Thoughts so far....

Stock seat, killed me in half an hour on a bad day, 45 mins on a good one.
Seat concepts has the same effect, but takes 1.5 hours for the adjusting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Vettel
http://burnsmoto.com/ They have a connector...

http://burnsmoto.com/

They have a connector from the plug (hella DIN) to USB. Have one myself ideal for the GPS.

Added link
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Vettel
Got that. Size of the potholes around...

Got that. Size of the potholes around here....Bloody marvellous.
A turtle sounds like a good plan too though.
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,861
Posted By Vettel
Just ordered mine for the gps. Thanks.

Just ordered mine for the gps. Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 138,212
Posted By Vettel
Just got mine, and like you, used the stock cover...

Just got mine, and like you, used the stock cover again. Easy job.

The two pointed parts of the seat that sit at the front, are not as pronounced on the seat concepts foam, so there is a little...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,372
Posted By Vettel
For Canada, Vicious Cycle is very good i have...

For Canada, Vicious Cycle is very good i have found.

http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/default.aspx
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Vettel
Which pelican box for top box?

Looking for a decent sized pelican top box that i can fit to my touratech rack. Looking to replace the wolfman bag i have with something a little more water resistant.
I use that to move shirts,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Vettel
We can take beaver back, we have thousands of...

We can take beaver back, we have thousands of square miles of uninhabited frozen tundra he can sing at. Who knows, he may even get hit by some guy or girl on an old F800. A beaver strike.

But if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Vettel
Yamaha DT 50, speed limited to 35mph... License...

Yamaha DT 50, speed limited to 35mph...
License
Honda CBR600 f3 - scared the crap out me that thing, but good experience none the less.
Couple of different bikes with the army
2012 BMW F650GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Vettel
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604

Theres a whole load of tire discussion in the link index above, but for whats its worth, Tourance gets scared just looking at gravel in my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,386
Posted By Vettel
As I use the bike in cold temps, and it has to...

As I use the bike in cold temps, and it has to sit outside, sometimes in negative ambients, I have just replaced the stock battery junk with a Yuasa GYZ16H AGM High Performance battery for the extra...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,402
Posted By Vettel
I am looking at a set of these also. Interested...

I am looking at a set of these also. Interested in the rain discussion as i ride rain or dry, but rain only when going to work and back. Seeing as i wont be swapping wheels out, i need something that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 138,212
Posted By Vettel
Cheers for that. There are some good youtube...

Cheers for that. There are some good youtube videos on various seats being done.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 138,212
Posted By Vettel
Found it. Thanks. Now, to find spray glue.... ...

Found it. Thanks. Now, to find spray glue....

EDIT ... 160 cans of it at Reno depot. Job done, so seat ordered. I would love to have the seageant seat, but $500 for a seat, not happening.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 138,212
Posted By Vettel
Was it easy to pull the cover and mount the foam...

Was it easy to pull the cover and mount the foam on the oem base, and then, get the oem cover back on to a nice fit? Did you have to use double sided tape / glue to get the form right?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,205
Posted By Vettel
I have this add on. I am 6'1" on standard (not...

I have this add on. I am 6'1" on standard (not lowered and standard seat), and its just fine for me. At high speed i used to get a lot of air on the chest, but at least it was not on the lid. With...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Vettel
Dealer has checked the battery, starting is very...

Dealer has checked the battery, starting is very good and it does sit on a junior charger on occassion. I have no thoughts of it being the battery at all. To me, its either a swithch (stand or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Vettel
Same ongoing issues with my 650gs twin, '12. ...

Same ongoing issues with my 650gs twin, '12.

From first start, its a 50/50 whether they will work or not. If they dont, nothing during the ride will get them going. I have to restart the bike, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Vettel
So are you saying that the longer i leave an...

So are you saying that the longer i leave an accelerator or booster plug installed, the "effect" goes away over time?

I am used to both open and closed loop controls (from work), but can not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Vettel
The throttle on the 650 is still pretty snatchy,...

The throttle on the 650 is still pretty snatchy, but you get used to it. No where near as smooth as my old cbr600, but i knew it before i bought the bike.
With some of the roads around here being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Vettel
Booster plug - thoughts?

I ride a 2012 F650GS, 9 months of the year, hot and cold, rain or sun, mud and tarmac, and have noticed the bike runs so much better in the cooler temps, 2-6 Deg C.

So.........
Anyone tried one?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,781
Posted By Vettel
They call her shaft...! :rofl Oh, to be...

They call her shaft...! :rofl

Oh, to be able to work on the bike in a carpeted heated office. Sweet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By Vettel
Replacement seats though are another $500. Its...

Replacement seats though are another $500. Its not like its cheap. I dont consider this idiot having done the owener a favor.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
Stalling it is not an issue normally and i have...

Stalling it is not an issue normally and i have only done it a few times in city traffic when someone wants to turn left from the lights with no indication and i am behind them, or some simple benign...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
Laughed my ass off....:rofl. :rofl. :rofl

Laughed my ass off....:rofl. :rofl. :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
It's both.

It's both.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
I have a battery tender, and that is direct to...

I have a battery tender, and that is direct to the battery.

To clarify, the heated grips are not on, stall it....by accident....restart without turning the key, ride to work and later one gets...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
Yeah yeah.... Laugh it up. The honda doesnt do...

Yeah yeah.... Laugh it up. The honda doesnt do it, i blame the bike.......

Alright. Blame me, but the problem exists...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
Yeah, thats my spelling on the ipad.... I...

Yeah, thats my spelling on the ipad....

I certainly hate them when they dont bloody work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Vettel
Heated grips trip

Interested to now if this is a problem, or a standard feature of the bike.

I've had this bike a couple of months now, and i ride it rain or shine, hot or cold. I have noticed that I stall it at at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,688
Posted By Vettel
Thanks all. Now I know.

Thanks all. Now I know.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,688
Posted By Vettel
So its just the 800? Odd, as the manual says it...

So its just the 800? Odd, as the manual says it should, read exactly as above. What do i know? Not a whole lot clearly.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,688
Posted By Vettel
Range

On my 650gs twin, i don't even get the option of range on the display...?

I have average speed, consumption, current consumption and then back to temp. Am i missing something?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Vettel
Outstanding stuff.:clap

Outstanding stuff.:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,389
Posted By Vettel
1off motorsports are no longer operating. Shame,...

1off motorsports are no longer operating. Shame, but you cant get those kits anymore from them.
I dont know of another, similar quality set up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Vettel
Sounds like a plan.

Sounds like a plan.
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