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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
I dropped mine a few psi and didn't have any...

I dropped mine a few psi and didn't have any issues during any of my rougher mileage.

Obviously, YMMV.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By 73datsun
Different asses for different folks. I used...

Different asses for different folks. I used little to no air, tried with more air, etc. It was more comfortable than the stock seat. But after a few hours it would feel like all of the air had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,237
Posted By 73datsun
Relevant, has anyone tried these? ...

Relevant, has anyone tried these?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/auxiliary-headlight-mount-for-denali-led-or-piaa-2-inch-30watt-cross-country-hid-bmw-f650gs-f800gs-08-by-techmount
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By 73datsun
I have this. I like it. It's fine in rain. I just...

I have this. I like it. It's fine in rain. I just pull it off after and allow it to air dry.

After two weeks, my ass started to hurt, regardless. I did not like the Airhawk.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By 73datsun
It's a fun ride. Much of it was almost as...

It's a fun ride. Much of it was almost as enjoyable as my AK trip.

That's a slight exaggeration, but it's certainly one of the best in the Midwest.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By 73datsun
Nice picture!

Nice picture!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By 73datsun
Not sure. Sorry. They were linked from a facebook...

Not sure. Sorry. They were linked from a facebook album.

I'm actually heading off to do this ride again, with some buddies, in August, too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By 73datsun
Thanks. Did some reading. Here's what Loutre...

Thanks. Did some reading.

Here's what Loutre said:

Onroad: Very grippy when dry, not loud at all (actually surprised me), cornering is just a bit worse than with 80/20 tyres.
On wet surface...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By 73datsun
Oh I'm going to do it: next set of tires?

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1002540_10101323029400478_1922900473_n.jpg

This is my bike, as it currently sits. I ran the OEM Trailhawks or whatever. They were perfectly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By 73datsun
I've never cross threaded so many damn bolts,...

I've never cross threaded so many damn bolts, then I did working on my F700. Horrible. Same issues with the pannier set up in the rear.

I eventually just caved and paid my dealer to "fix" it. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By 73datsun
What about folks with ESA?

What about folks with ESA?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By 73datsun
I ran mine to the switched power. Connected it to...

I ran mine to the switched power. Connected it to that little white dongle thingy that sits on top of the battery. Works well. I'm sure you could save a few bucks and split and splice, but this was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By 73datsun
Mine was a 1973. Took a block from a 280z, put my...

Mine was a 1973. Took a block from a 280z, put my E88 head on it, SU carbs, electronic ignition and a whole slew of other stuff. It ran so damn well.

But I sold it when I bought my first house....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By 73datsun
Given that 1off is no longer operating. Is there...

Given that 1off is no longer operating. Is there another reliable brand that people have had success with?

I'm wrestling with aux vs upgrading the OEM to HID. But also don't want to upgrade at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By 73datsun
I have Pazzo levers on mine. Not cheap. But sure...

I have Pazzo levers on mine. Not cheap. But sure look pretty. :D

It's a pretty straight forward procedure, doesn't require much know how.

It basically allows you to adjust the levers in or out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By 73datsun
Mmmm. I spot a Z car under cover. Whatcha...

Mmmm. I spot a Z car under cover.

Whatcha got?

Also, I have the same 700GS. Huge list of farkles and reviews if you go through my post history.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By 73datsun
Yup. I would stall my bike 2-3x a day. Then I put...

Yup. I would stall my bike 2-3x a day. Then I put on adjustable levers. Haven't stalled it since. Worth the $.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
I updated the original post, yeah, I'd absolutely...

I updated the original post, yeah, I'd absolutely use the same bike again. It's fine 95% of the time. It was just the windy fast highways, loaded, on knobbies that weren't that awesome.

It would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
About right. Probably has every option on it.

About right. Probably has every option on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
I had no issues with the cast wheels. And I hit...

I had no issues with the cast wheels. And I hit some rough areas harder and faster than I should have.

I also didn't have the back of mind concern about tubed tires.

Six months after this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By 73datsun
Pazzo levers. There are cheaper options. But for...

Pazzo levers. There are cheaper options. But for something you constantly have your hands on it kinda seemed worth it. If you dig through my post history, you can catch a glimpse. They are gold and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By 73datsun
I solved my "stalling" issues with adjustable...

I solved my "stalling" issues with adjustable levers. Can't remember the last time stalling it vs when new and I stalled it 3x a day. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,645
Posted By 73datsun
My "story" was published across the AOL networks....

My "story" was published across the AOL networks. It's a long read.

http://autos.aol.com/gallery/national-park-arctic-circle-drive/
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By 73datsun
I hit the starter three times yesterday. And...

I hit the starter three times yesterday. And nothing. Turned the key off. Turned it back on. Then hit the starter and it fired right up.

To be clear, I pressed the starter button, but nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,645
Posted By 73datsun
:D I should have listened to all the advice....

:D

I should have listened to all the advice. I still have a hell of a story. But I bit off a ton of mileage.

Glad you had fun!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,660
Posted By 73datsun
My GPS is mounted in the center of my handlebar....

My GPS is mounted in the center of my handlebar. No problem viewing it with the GL bag installed.

The bag: it's waterproof, that's for sure. However, I would develop a TON of condensation within...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,598
Posted By 73datsun
MRA X-creen

MRA X-creen
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By 73datsun
I'm guessing for the GMAX GM54S with wireless...

I'm guessing for the GMAX GM54S with wireless brake light kit.


:D

It's a helmet that has an aux alert light on your dome, for more visibility.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,598
Posted By 73datsun
You did Top of the World on the OEM tires? That...

You did Top of the World on the OEM tires? That was brave. :D

We're twins, by the way.

Mine on Top of the World
...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,783
Posted By 73datsun
:rofl What a joke. REI has some of the...

:rofl


What a joke. REI has some of the best customer service of any company I've ever done business with.

And floor associates were more than willing to help me with prepping for my trip.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By 73datsun
I have the MRA X shield. It's awesome. You...

I have the MRA X shield. It's awesome.

You have to buy the adapter kit from BMW so that you can run the shield. This is the case for just about any shield for the 700.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By 73datsun
Yup. 37/45 42in wide.

Yup. 37/45

42in wide.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By 73datsun
F700 GS. SW Motech rack TRAX panniers ...

F700 GS.

SW Motech rack
TRAX panniers

Love the ease of removal, both of the panniers and the rack.

Only complaint is that they stick out pretty wide.

I've noticed no dramatic changes on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,204
Posted By 73datsun
I was going 60mph on a straight highway, in...

I was going 60mph on a straight highway, in pouring rain, and the rear end stepped out. F700GS, tire at the time, had 3k miles on it.

I'll run the tire down, which is hard because I think it has...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,865
Posted By 73datsun
I rode a 700 over 8500mi from MN to the Arctic...

I rode a 700 over 8500mi from MN to the Arctic Circle. The bike asks for 89 octane. It ran just fine on 87, which was all that was available in some areas.

The bike is smart enough to retard the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By 73datsun
I'll look when I get home. It seems like it's an...

I'll look when I get home. It seems like it's an involved process, but it's really not.

Did you check UNDER the bike, above the rear wheel? They might be exposed.

You certainly don't have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 298,346
Posted By 73datsun
I'm running a TKC80 front and a K60 rear on my...

I'm running a TKC80 front and a K60 rear on my F700.

Once scrubbed in, I liked both of the tires. But I've found the rear loose on damp cold pavement, wet roads and horrifyingly enough, on patched...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,660
Posted By 73datsun
Best investment I made. And yes, you'll need the...

Best investment I made. And yes, you'll need the adapter. It's a great windscreen.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
Agree. This was only an issue to me on extremely...

Agree. This was only an issue to me on extremely windy days. With a full load/panniers/etc. Knobbies. Lack of balls. Et al.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,999
Posted By 73datsun
I'd spend another $1k more and get a brand new...

I'd spend another $1k more and get a brand new 700 with full warranty, roadside assistance. Much better brakes. And a just a bit more power.

Just my 2 cents.
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