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Forum: Equipment Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Pete7874
Any more feedback on this Defiant helmet? ...

Any more feedback on this Defiant helmet? Reviews seem very possitive, but it's hard to find it locally to test fit.

I am drawn to the fact that it was supposedly designed for use in a more...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so...

I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so technically not a total newb, but am still struggling with this...


Often times when I fuel up, I get gasoline splatter around the seat as well as trim...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 343,268
Posted By Pete7874
Fallasburg covered bridge... for once there was...

Fallasburg covered bridge... for once there was no wedding photoshoot going on... :)

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010089.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Download the PDF version onto your phone - it...

Download the PDF version onto your phone - it weighs less and no fit problems. :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Pete7874
Yup, this is time/distance sensitive, and from...

Yup, this is time/distance sensitive, and from what I've read on here before, dealer can reprogram it for a longer time/distance or disable it altogether.
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 198,471
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks, Brian! PM sent.

Thanks, Brian! PM sent.
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 198,471
Posted By Pete7874
Not really sure if I'm posting in the right...

Not really sure if I'm posting in the right place, but since I bought the item from Revzilla, I guess I'll start here...

I bought TCX X-Cube Air boots last month. I literally rode in them 3...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 343,268
Posted By Pete7874
Damn, I missed it. Was there a post about this...

Damn, I missed it. Was there a post about this ride earlier in the thread?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Pete7874
Mine was around $230. That included an upcharge...

Mine was around $230. That included an upcharge for synthetic oil.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Pete7874
I'd really like to have an oil temp gauge on the...

I'd really like to have an oil temp gauge on the bike, but i'm too cheap to spend $100 on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Yes, R1200GS has linked brakes. You could just...

Yes, R1200GS has linked brakes. You could just use the front brake lever in typical driving.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Below the "- with lowering OE" is the beginning...

Below the "- with lowering OE" is the beginning of page 53, which has two more table rows right at the beginning of it. That is the continuation of the table from page 52. Combined, it would look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
It's the same manual, regardless if you have the...

It's the same manual, regardless if you have the lowered version or not. That table is just confusing, especially that it breaks across two pages. The way I read it, only the things mentioned below...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
I've got a factory lowered F700GS. I'm trying to...

I've got a factory lowered F700GS. I'm trying to make sense out of the spring preload adjustments described in the owner's manual.

For the lowered version, they only mention spring preload for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By Pete7874
No such problems with my RazrM either. I have it...

No such problems with my RazrM either. I have it set to auto brightness so it cranks it all the way up in bright ambient light.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pete7874
Here is a pic to give you a better idea: ...

Here is a pic to give you a better idea:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010031.jpg

And it is true, the factory lowered F700GS leans quite a bit on this factory...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pete7874
9 inches from the top to the base of the foot.

9 inches from the top to the base of the foot.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By Pete7874
Which Rev'It gloves do you use? Striker?

Which Rev'It gloves do you use? Striker?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By Pete7874
I'm using this USB power adapter, too, since I...

I'm using this USB power adapter, too, since I have a SAE pigtail mounted near the handlebar.

I don't have an iPhone, but I have a similarly sized Moto RazrM for which I bought a car cradle. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 75,955
Posted By Pete7874
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2musi...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010004.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By Pete7874
Actually it's not always a quick swap, because...

Actually it's not always a quick swap, because the dealer has to order the part first. Call them ASAP and ask them to order the part. Maybe by the time you go in for the 600 mile service, the part...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pete7874
Has the bike had the side stand switch recall...

Has the bike had the side stand switch recall action performed?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 75,955
Posted By Pete7874
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2musi...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1000977.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Sure. You can do all the regular maintenance...

Sure. You can do all the regular maintenance yourself. Just keep a log of it and save all the receipts, in case BMW asks for proof.

At least in the US, it is not mandatory to have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
That's what I thought. Motorrad aside, it may be...

That's what I thought. Motorrad aside, it may be considered "tampering with odometer."
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Isn't the speed/distance picked up from the front...

Isn't the speed/distance picked up from the front wheel sensor anyway?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Pete7874
You can download a PDF version of the owner's...

You can download a PDF version of the owner's manual from here:
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html


Gah... Reaver beat me to it. I tried to post the link...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pete7874
Concur. I don't run my Yoshimura without a...

Concur. I don't run my Yoshimura without a silincer for that reason. Way too loud for my liking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Pete7874
Wow... my skidplate mounting grommets look very...

Wow... my skidplate mounting grommets look very twisted, but I wanted to make sure the skidplate is mounted tight. Hearing your experience, I'm wondering if I'll have a similar problem when it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Pete7874
What you describe is perfectly normal. That's...

What you describe is perfectly normal. That's how these bikes work nowadays. Once the low fuel light comes on, it's basically just a miles counter, letting you know how far you've traveled on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 343,268
Posted By Pete7874
Finally made it to Michigan yesterday. Went on a...

Finally made it to Michigan yesterday. Went on a quick ride this morning. The lack of traffic on back roads is refreshing, to say the least... :)
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Pete7874
In addition, there are EU and UNECE directives...

In addition, there are EU and UNECE directives that state that your speedo can never read low, but is allowed to read high. So, vehicle manufacturers will always err on the side of caution, and will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Pete7874
Most of these fuel economy meters are based on...

Most of these fuel economy meters are based on injector pulses. The amount of gasoline entering the engine with every injector pulse is known, and so is the number of pulses per second as well as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Pete7874
Yesterday I got to 41 miles past the "light"...

Yesterday I got to 41 miles past the "light" before refueling. All the bars disappeared off the fuel gauge display. At that time, I was only able to put in 3.7 gallons, so presumably there was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 192,642
Posted By Pete7874
Do you guys remove the chain guard in order to...

Do you guys remove the chain guard in order to lube the chain?

I've been removing it out of a habit really, since my previous bikes had to have it removed to do the lubing. However, now that I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Pete7874
Why? You don't have a microscope? :D

Why? You don't have a microscope? :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pete7874
Nice! I wouldn't mind a 500-mile trip to the...

Nice! I wouldn't mind a 500-mile trip to the nearest dealer if I had roads like this near me.

Is that Michelin Anakee III on your bike? How do you like them?

On Topic: I'm getting my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
My experience has been similar. Click the link...

My experience has been similar. Click the link in my sig for my fuelly page - about 57 mpg average if staying off the freeways.
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Pete7874
Nice! Any plans of releasing the Z2473...

Nice!

Any plans of releasing the Z2473 screen in clear plastic?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete7874
That's right. In recent years, BMW got rid of...

That's right. In recent years, BMW got rid of the "distance to empty" feature since they couldn't accurately predict it and I'm guessing were getting too many calls into their roadside assistance...
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