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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,647
Posted By R75/5
If I got you wrong my apologies.

If I got you wrong my apologies.

„I did not advise anybody to connect it my a certain way. I merely stated that my gps is being switched off as well after 30 seconds...... „

After reading...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,647
Posted By R75/5
Wicked No offense meant, but could it be ...

What wet-cell batteries really don't like are being rattled around and getting deep discharged.
And while I agree on the shaky quality of the OEM Exide, it's always worth having a look if the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,294
Posted By R75/5
Been there done that …

<style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> </style> Wired a nuevi 510 over this plug: True, installed in 10min, very clean.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
Hi Woody, Yep, that would indeed be...

Hi Woody,


Yep, that would indeed be fun. However, I already have a game plan: Should this contemporary masterpiece of an F800GS turn out one day to be too capricious, I'll simply ditch it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
All not so simple ...

Yes, I am aware of this measurement and (as I did in my previous posting) explicitely like to thank you for injecting some facts into this speculation fest.

Yes Woody, I catch your drift, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
Woody, just a remark or two

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Woody, just a remark or two: Yes, I in deed don't know who you are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
conflict of interest?

Hi Woody,
I personally applaud you for having actually measured the bore diameter of an affected hub and thus having ended lots of the speculation about the cause of these failures. I also agree...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By R75/5
Old sordid story ...

There have been on two or three occasions complaints from german customers about the substandard nuts and bolts which are packaged with the touratech accessories, for example here:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By R75/5
Yes, high quality kit, but some screws were missing...

The kit should come with three M5x25 screws for the tail part, which were indeed also missing in my kit. I supplied them out of my own stock. The tail piece appears to be made to go with a standard...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 109,803
Posted By R75/5
No, not quite, what I meant was: With the 15...

No, not quite, what I meant was: With the 15 tooth gear I sometimes like to have the ratio of the old 6th back and with the 16 tooth gear I wish to have a shorter 1st. Either way would do. Currently...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 109,803
Posted By R75/5
Nope, this one they actually got right.

Don't know about you, but since I swapped in the 15 tooth gear anything with less than 10mph got a lot easier.
That the gearing is street oriented is pretty obvious, isn't it?
But since this time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 140,360
Posted By R75/5
CAN-bus

@sospelotudo
Quickly three disclaimers before I'd like to reply: First, Contrary to the common trend, I don't blame BMW for anything. They didn't expose that plug in the first place...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 140,360
Posted By R75/5
:thumbWell Jim, modern times, I guess. With...

:thumbWell Jim, modern times, I guess.
With the old iron-sides you got with the wiring diagram, a bit of patience and a multimeter pretty far.
Not so with CAN-bus.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 140,360
Posted By R75/5
About that electrical stuff

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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 263,352
Posted By R75/5
What you do get right is that my posting was...

What you do get right is that my posting was actually about pointless postings. You and I do not have a bend rear-shock bolt. So what are we doing in this thread?
Yes, we can voice our opinion...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 263,352
Posted By R75/5
Well I'm breaking my house rule tonight and get...

Well I'm breaking my house rule tonight and get personal:

Griz, that you swallowed the advertisement campaign completely with line, hook and sinker without even a hint of critical thinking is...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,939
Posted By R75/5
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Forum: Beasts 03-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,939
Posted By R75/5
Salaam jtw000,

I guess this meanders more and more OT, but since the S10 is so far anyway not on the streets, so what ...



The 660Z does not come out of the blue. In a way Yamaha is just doing what BMW...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,939
Posted By R75/5
Some old story ...

Hi jtw000,
I share your grief and here some of conclusions that I collected over the years to explain this dilemma:


The main market for this type of bikes is central Europe, where they...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,939
Posted By R75/5
Howdi

Greetings to Groningen …
Well just for the record, from www.bmw-motorrad.nl: (http://www.bmw-motorrad.nl:)


R1200GS Adventure 16991,14
ABS 1256,00
Registration/Import ...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,668
Posted By R75/5
I have ridden the little V on a long tour in...

I have ridden the little V on a long tour in Ireland and it is a pleasantly undramatic bike. It's a state of the art budget tourer, nothing particularly bad to report, nothing particularly good. To...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,668
Posted By R75/5
Little disclaimer: I think the V-Strom is a good...

Little disclaimer: I think the V-Strom is a good bike and although I never owned one, I had plenty of Suzukis. That being said it's in a sordid way funny to observe how some zealots tick here....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,856
Posted By R75/5
The BMW Comfort seat is pretty good.

Never seen the Sargent, but I got my Comfort Seat about a month ago and despite the cold weather did meanwhile three longer trips of several hours (>5h in total with roughly two 2.5h segments each...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,662
Posted By R75/5
+1 I got myself the Held Shakal: ...

+1

I got myself the Held Shakal:
http://www.held.de/img/2842_01.jpg
Damn good fit, good sensation through the glove, comfortable
down to 40F (then the heated grips assist) and as long as you...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By R75/5
I had the same problem ...

Yep, same here:
I have a Nuvi 510 in exactly the same configuration. I had last year three deep discharges. Although I ride the bike mostly only on weekends, I do so for more than two/three hours. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,035
Posted By R75/5
I guess there is a little bit of truth in all that has been said ...

It is certainly true that the average wages are more expensive in Europe and consequently also European Motorcycles and parts. But I don't think this is currently the (your?) main problem, since this...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By R75/5
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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By R75/5
The SWmotech is pretty good.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
Thanks Joel

Yes, that might have been a bit daring. You'll be certainly in for one of those pep-talks ...

Again: Thanks for your honest reply, I get the picture. I guess I am going to wait a month or two to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
So what to do?

Joel, normally I like your posts, but I don't quite get you on this one. I don't see any substantial differences between the NTN website, the SKF website or the FAG website. Just the usual...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,452
Posted By R75/5
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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 263,352
Posted By R75/5
Don't worry John

John, thanks for the reply and rest assured: You told your story and I take your word for it. If BMW NA after having had the bike in their workshop decides this is a warranty case, case closed.

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 263,352
Posted By R75/5
Hi John, I followed this thread with great...

Hi John,
I followed this thread with great interest.
Although I do not take my F800GS to the same extremes than you - I simply don't have the experience, the physical condition and, last but...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,410
Posted By R75/5
So fwiw

here my conclusions after recently going through the same genesis with my wife (38 years, 170cm, not too daring). As others pointed out before: Whatever it's going to be, she should be able to put...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By R75/5
Well Django, since you are such a political...

Well Django,
since you are such a political correct person,




I applaud your heroic initiative to prevent verbal insult to a different ethic group such as the Japanese. I just like to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,678
Posted By R75/5
@Markas Your request is pending, I'll send you...

@Markas
Your request is pending, I'll send you a PM once I have feedback.


@David



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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,678
Posted By R75/5
Ok David, now I switch the irony off (sorry, one...

Ok David, now I switch the irony off (sorry, one of my bad habits) and give you a honest reply.



I'm a strict "form follows function" guy.
The function of a mudguard doesn't need to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,678
Posted By R75/5
Eh? Bit steep, isn't it ?

Well, here:

http://www.800gs.de/viewtopic.php?t=237&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

someone else went to his local Home Depot and bought a curved piece of plastic (wastewater PVC tubing). On...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 99,045
Posted By R75/5
Eh? To whom it may concern

Although the threat is meanwhile a bit stale, this bit of information might be somewhat relevant:
I stumbled over a post in a german F800 forum describing occasional stalling after riding in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,007
Posted By R75/5
Hey Griz, I guess folks here like to pull your...

Hey Griz,
I guess folks here like to pull your leg because you get easily started and you confuse the reality of modern industry production with “conspiracy theories”.
Your idea of a...
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