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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Taxidodger
Thanks - I'll take a look

Thanks - I'll take a look
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Taxidodger
Thanks - will take a look at this option

Thanks - will take a look at this option
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Taxidodger
Tall windscreen for winter

I use my F800 GS to commute to work and live in the North East. Winter was brutal last year and I want to be prepare for the next.
I have the tall BMW windscreen but it is the perfect height to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By Taxidodger
Thanks

Thanks for your replies - still a bit miffed that a premium enduro bike built for the rough stuff, starts crumpling at the site of a Manhattan cobbled street - but there is some good advice there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By Taxidodger
Bent front rim on F800 GS (again!)

I ride my bike exclusively in Urban areas - mainly Manhattan (the roads are bad and I need decent suspension travel). I noticed recently that the front rim is bent. I didn't notice an especially big...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,659,665
Posted By Taxidodger
Ja maar hulle is nie almal in SA nie. Ek ry myne...

Ja maar hulle is nie almal in SA nie. Ek ry myne in die "Apple". Groete Taxidodger.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Taxidodger
Thanks for your input so far

The bike has done only 1300 miles - but most of these are hard earned Manhattan, stop and go miles, so I would wager that I change gears three or four times more per mile than most.
I could try an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Taxidodger
Wicked Ker-KLUNK!!

I have been riding my 800GS for about 5 months and love it. Its primarily a town bike, but occasionally it gets its legs stretched. The gearbox is starting to klunk louder lately especially when I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,411
Posted By Taxidodger
I use by F800 GS daily in NY City except for the...

I use by F800 GS daily in NY City except for the few days it snows. Its perfect only vehicle.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,195
Posted By Taxidodger
I looked at both carefully and the Triumph is...

I looked at both carefully and the Triumph is nice - very little to to choose from on paper - ultimately chose the GS800 because its three years old now and many gremlins have been addressed, better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Taxidodger
Thumb Thanks Greenthumb - does seem to be the logical...

Thanks Greenthumb - does seem to be the logical reason - do you know if this can be disabled, or will the beast come to shuddering stop if I disconnected SS Switch? (I suppose I could try and see!)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Taxidodger
Cool2 New 800GS stalling problem

My (very) new 800GS stalls once I engage a gear.
This happens intermittently and only when started cold. I just bang away for a while (10 starts or so) and it eventually allows me to engage gear...
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