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Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By Scooter1942
Got it fixed. For whatever reason, Garmin's site...

Got it fixed. For whatever reason, Garmin's site was having issues with Safari web browser. I switched to Firefox and was good to go.:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-27-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Scooter1942
DFW to Big Bend: Best Way There?

Next month and old buddy and I are going to take about 6 days and head down to Big Bend. He's going to be on a R1100LT so we will be limited to pavement or well maintained gravel roads.

I've...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-27-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,819
Posted By Scooter1942
Yep, that's a good way to get yourself shot.

Yep, that's a good way to get yourself shot.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help: Unlocking Garmin Maps 60Csx

I bought a Garmin 60Csx a few months back and made the mistake of buying it with the City Navigator North America on microSD card. Realizing after the fact that I wouldn't be able to create routes,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 544,308
Posted By Scooter1942
Southwest Oklahoma ...

Southwest Oklahoma

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0031.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 720,588
Posted By Scooter1942
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0031.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0045.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,392
Views: 2,362,612
Posted By Scooter1942
From my trip to the Wichita Mountains in...

From my trip to the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma last weekend.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0074.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scooter1942
There's some truly beautiful things to see up...

There's some truly beautiful things to see up there. Especially, if you're willing to get off the bike and even off the trail. Of course when it's warm, you gotta watch out for those rattlers!:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scooter1942
More bike shots and scenery... ...

More bike shots and scenery...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0068.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0071.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scooter1942
That night around 7 pm, a cold front blew threw....

That night around 7 pm, a cold front blew threw. The temperatures didn't seem to drop all that much but there were 25 mph sustained winds with gusts into the 40 mph range. From inside the tent, it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scooter1942
I bid grandpa farewell with about two hours of...

I bid grandpa farewell with about two hours of light left and headed northwest to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. This is without a doubt, the best kept secret in Oklahoma (info& links to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scooter1942
The Most Important Ride of my Life.

I'm fortunate enough to have this entire week off for Thanksgiving and for the past several weeks I've been thinking about a week long trip to the Big Bend area or the Hill Country in Central Texas....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By Scooter1942
I'm a total newb with my only other bike...

I'm a total newb with my only other bike experience being a Triumph Bonneville. I wanted something better for road trips, camping and the occasional dirt/gravel road. I found it in the 800GS.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Scooter1942
It might just be the tire. Here's a quote and...

It might just be the tire. Here's a quote and there were two others like it from the Shinko thread in "Beasts".

"got mine on Sat. Took em out for a few hundred miles. All street. All good. No...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Scooter1942
I'll try that. Yes, I did remove the sensor and...

I'll try that. Yes, I did remove the sensor and reinstalled after the wheel was in place. I didn't notice anything strange with the speedo.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help: Unusual braking after tire change

I noticed something new today that has me a little concerned. Yesterday I installed some new tires on my F800GS. I removed the Battlewings and replaced them with Shinko 705's. These are certainly a...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Scooter1942
Thanks for the info. I found a local supplier of...

Thanks for the info. I found a local supplier of Dyna Beads and installed them this afternoon. Got the bike up to about 60mph with no issues.

HOWEVER, I noticed something new today that has me a...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Scooter1942
Boy, that's no joke. Took forever to squeeze the...

Boy, that's no joke. Took forever to squeeze the rear wheel in. Kept getting hung up on the caliper/spacer. After 20+ minutes I finally got it in then realized I left the chain in the wrong spot and...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Scooter1942
Pissed Damn...wheel mounting saga.

Please see post further down about unusual braking sensation. Need Help.

So today after doing all of my honey-do's, I decided I was going to take the Battlewings off and install the Shinko's. I...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By Scooter1942
Alright, thanks for the feedback. Today I went to...

Alright, thanks for the feedback. Today I went to the motorcycle show here in Dallas and got to see the Wunderlich, SW-Motech and Givi engine guards mounted on F800's.

I think I'm going with the...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By Scooter1942
Yes, I did. No doubt, there's a lot of protection...

Yes, I did. No doubt, there's a lot of protection there, but I really don't like the way they look.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Scooter1942
Yes, I know. Would these make a difference...and...

Yes, I know. Would these make a difference...and if so, would there be other disadvantages or trade-offs?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Scooter1942
Front end nose dive...solutions?

The one thing I'm really not crazy about on my F800GS is the amount of "nose dive" that occurs when braking. Is there anything I can do to reduce or alleviate this?

I had the same issue on my...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By Scooter1942
Narrowed Crash Bar Choices to 3: Need Opinions

I've read every conceivable thread regarding F8GS & crash bars...three or four times. But, I still want more opinions and feedback. I have the BMW crash bars currently installed but I think they'll...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 392,434
Posted By Scooter1942
Ok, I just found out that the three shops "near"...

Ok, I just found out that the three shops "near" me will charge anywhere from $120-$135 to change both tires.:eek1 Hell, that's more than I paid for the tires.

Is it worth it? Also, I don't have...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 392,434
Posted By Scooter1942
I've never changed tires on a motorcycle...but...

I've never changed tires on a motorcycle...but I've seen the Globeriders video!

So, I was thinking about swapping out my Battlewings for the Shinko's that arrived yesterday. Should I try and do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Scooter1942
Nice...but Texas is still north of the equator!

Nice...but Texas is still north of the equator!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,347
Posted By Scooter1942
I'm 5'6" with a 29" inseam and went through the...

I'm 5'6" with a 29" inseam and went through the exact same dilemma.

I ended up with a F800GS and the low seat. Took me a bit to get used to it, but now I'm very happy I went this route.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Scooter1942
800GS Engine Heat Question

Just thought I'd throw this out there...

My F800GS gets hot on the right side and not so much on the left. Within a few minutes of riding, I can feel the engine heat on my right leg but it takes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Scooter1942
F800 Owners: What is in your onboard toolkit?

As a follow-up to my previous post, I'd be curious to know what tools, tapes, patches, etc. you carry on your bike for day or longer trips.

I'd love to see some lists, because I don't want to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Scooter1942
David, Can you give me the sizes of all the...

David,

Can you give me the sizes of all the tools contained within?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Scooter1942
F800 spark plug wrench & other tools? AdvDesigns tool sizes?

I'm putting together my own portable tool kit for my F8GS, but I'm not 100% sure on all the fastener sizes.

For starters what size spark plug wrench do I need for the F800?

Also, anyone have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,392
Views: 2,362,612
Posted By Scooter1942
Here's a crappy cell phone pic I took at work...

Here's a crappy cell phone pic I took at work last week. Show's the TT screen fairly well. Huge improvement over stock IMHO. I'm 5'6" w/ low seat and the air flow hits me square in the eyes (that's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,392
Views: 2,362,612
Posted By Scooter1942
Here's mine on a Sunday ride to Tyler State Park,...

Here's mine on a Sunday ride to Tyler State Park, Texas.

Traveling light...sans panniers.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/smallBikeTylerSP.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Scooter1942
Would you swap BMW crash bars for Givi's or Holan's?

So my new F800GS came with the BMW engine crash guards. I like the way they look, but I'm not convinced they'd provide that much protection. I'm particularly concerned that they'd be no help at all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,069
Posted By Scooter1942
Thanks for your service and watch your six. ...

Thanks for your service and watch your six.

C-1/19 TXSG (CA)
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Scooter1942
Home-made top case...How would you waterproof it?

So, I was sitting in my office and noticed an old aluminum Zero Halliburton camera case that I'd forgotten I even owned and thought it would make an excellent top case. I was about to drop $$$ on a...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Scooter1942
New Touratech Zega Pro Pannier leaks-How's customer service?

Today I got caught out in a rain shower for the first time. Not an absolute downpour, but a good solid 20 minutes of rain cruising at about 60-70 mph.

When I got home I opened my new (1 month old)...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 821,968
Posted By Scooter1942
Mangudai, Stay safe, brother.

Mangudai,
Stay safe, brother.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help Setting Preload & rebound on my F8GS

I really have no idea where to set my preload and rebound. I received the bike from the dealership with the preload backed all the way out to allow the bike suspension to compress adequately for me...
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