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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By ktownbobski
Well . . I bought a set a month ago (for all the...

Well . . I bought a set a month ago (for all the good reasons that everyone who buys them buys them) fully expecting to have expanding issues like all the reviews say sooner or later (hopefully...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 2,622,715
Posted By ktownbobski
F700GS on White Lake Road, BC, Canada

Beautiful day with the road to myself!

http://bobskis.smugmug.com/Bobskis-Biking-Bits/i-Bhf49Rm/0/L/IMG_1360-L.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ktownbobski
This post seems confusing to me. Just to clarify...

This post seems confusing to me. Just to clarify the way things are supposed to work . . if you disengage the abs before starting to ride the abs light will remain 'on', warning you that abs is not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By ktownbobski
Thanks everyone. Thinking about it a little more,...

Thanks everyone. Thinking about it a little more, I'm realistically no more than 20% on gravel, and not riding aggressively at all. Think I'll just drop them 4 lbs (so 28 front 32 back cold) to gain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey Hamish 71, is that 24 cold or up to operating...

Hey Hamish 71, is that 24 cold or up to operating temp that you're suggesting? I hear you on the Battle Wings . . since I ride about 70% road 30% gravel they seem like a good compromise for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By ktownbobski
Battle Wing off pavement tire pressure?

For original equipment Bridgestone Battle Wing tires on an F700GS . . what's a reasonable 'lowered' tire pressure for riding gravel forestry/fire roads? Rider is 170 lbs, one up, light load.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-05-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10,372
Views: 3,377,487
Posted By ktownbobski
Bobski's F700GS

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/bennettkelowna/imagejpg2_zps922e7434.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/bennettkelowna/media/imagejpg2_zps922e7434.jpg.html)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By ktownbobski
Good to hear the laminar lips/deflectors of some...

Good to hear the laminar lips/deflectors of some kind seem to work well for some people on some screens. A friend tried one and it worked marginally but had a single centre mounting bracket that was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey Dave . . received the rack today (Wed.),...

Hey Dave . . received the rack today (Wed.), ordered last Friday, fast delivery. Ten minute install, slick, looks great on the F700GS. Nice!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey thanks everyone . . helpful tips and tricks,...

Hey thanks everyone . . helpful tips and tricks, all of them. Seems the general 'tip' is to be creative and customize depending on your needs of the day. I'm sure there are lots of other ideas that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By ktownbobski
Wow . . 127 views and only 1 reply . . maybe...

Wow . . 127 views and only 1 reply . . maybe there are no tips & tricks? I was thinking maybe some kind of bottom liner to provide a little tack to the surface to reduce sliding, or velcro'd in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By ktownbobski
Top-case tips & tricks?

Planning on getting a top-case (to install on a MOD top rack) and started wondering what tips and tricks you experienced top-rack users have found to prevent contents from sliding around when the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By ktownbobski
Thanks Reaver, thanks Dave :)

Thanks Reaver, thanks Dave :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By ktownbobski
top rack torque spec

I've searched our forums and Google to no avail. Is there a recommended torque spec for the 4 reat toprack bolts on a 700GS?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey JRose . . did you ever complete these? Any...

Hey JRose . . did you ever complete these? Any pics to share?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,621
Posted By ktownbobski
How did the MOD rack and Pelican IM2600 work out...

How did the MOD rack and Pelican IM2600 work out as a topcase solution? What quick connect or direct connect system did you choose to attach the case to the rack?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By ktownbobski
Givi side-racks fitment question?

Does anyone know if Givi side-racks off a 2008 F800GS will fit a 2013 F700GS?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
[QUOTE=Geoffster;23796171]No, the MO rack uses...

[QUOTE=Geoffster;23796171]No, the MO rack uses the four BMW mount points which are narrower in the back than in the front.

So, my case has extra holes in the bottom. But it never rains in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey Geoff, with the Moto Overland rear rack, was...

Hey Geoff, with the Moto Overland rear rack, was there a 'square' set of holes in the plate that allowed you to rotate the case 90 degrees and use the same holes in the case (i.e. no need to drill...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
I'm not really sure. For me it's just the idea of...

I'm not really sure. For me it's just the idea of having the convenience to easily pop it off and take it inside a motel room with me, although I suppose that could be done with a bag liner. I know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Valid perspective for sure.

Valid perspective for sure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Here ya go. ...

Here ya go.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/quick-release-mounting-kit-for-1-case-topcase-setup
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Lol . . Priceless . . and here I was thinking I...

Lol . . Priceless . . and here I was thinking I was the only one in the world crazy enough to think I might like to do that ;-). Anyways, exactly what case is that (1550, IM2600, DrySpec H-36, etc.),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Here's what Paul from Twisted Throttle had to say...

Here's what Paul from Twisted Throttle had to say (Thanks Paul):

"<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->Conceptually I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Good points JR. In Canada we drive on the riht...

Good points JR. In Canada we drive on the riht side of the road so I would have it open on the right (curb/safe) side of the bike, and since the bike leans left when on the side stand the lid would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Yep, exactly what I was thinking too. Just...

Yep, exactly what I was thinking too. Just interested if anyone else has already done this and how it has worked out for them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ktownbobski
Pelican 2600 as topcase - sideways?

I'd like your thoughts on mounting a Pelican 2600 as a rear topcase . . but opening sideways as opposed to the rear. My thinking is that the 'inline' mounting would have a narrower profile and .keep...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 77,069
Posted By ktownbobski
"KISS Pelican install on MOD No question the...

"KISS Pelican install on MOD
No question the Caribou system is awesome, but I thought I'd show my install to show A) how the MOD rack KISS worked, and B) how a Pelican 1500 case fits on the MOD...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,017
Posted By ktownbobski
Sounds like it would work great on the low seat...

Sounds like it would work great on the low seat which is already shaved pretty flat. With the small step in the low seat is the small cruiser still the right size?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By ktownbobski
Not as much riding as I would have liked either,...

Not as much riding as I would have liked either, mostly around the valley similar to what we did. I'll look forward to your ride report :). We'll be in Mexico in February, but not with my bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey Steve, thanks for that info. on Rich's, I'd...

Hey Steve, thanks for that info. on Rich's, I'd seem several recommendations for him on here but never visited his website, the video was very informative. Fun ride with you in the summer . . how was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By ktownbobski
Yes, that's the one, thanks.

Yes, that's the one, thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By ktownbobski
What seat is that?

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.11/.f

For the photos of the red F650/800GS . . anybody know what seat that is? Also, is that the light light or dark grey windscreen?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,872
Posted By ktownbobski
I had a Puig touring screen on my FZ6R and really...

I had a Puig touring screen on my FZ6R and really liked it. Haven't seen any reviews for this one for the 700GS yet though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By ktownbobski
Review from F800GSRiders.org

Just received this PM from Silver Hawk on the F800Riders.org forum.

"I love the Givi Airflow screen. I've had several Givi screens on various bikes over the last 3 years but the Airflow on my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By ktownbobski
Hey Geko21 . . always good to get reviews,...

Hey Geko21 . . always good to get reviews, especially with some rider specs and riding circumstances, this thread or the one Capt CF refered to.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,458
Posted By ktownbobski
Update from OP

Thanks for your input everyone. After a full riding season on my 700GS, and much gnashing of teeth and reading everyone's reviews/comments in here, I decided to give myself a Givi Airflow for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,872
Posted By ktownbobski
After a full riding season on my 700GS, and much...

After a full riding season on my 700GS, and much gnashing of teeth and reading everyone's reviews/comments in here, I decided to give myself a Givi Airflow for Christmas :) . . . now I just have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By ktownbobski
I'd like to do this on a 700GS, but the stock...

I'd like to do this on a 700GS, but the stock Vario racks are different than the 650 I think. Any idea how this could be done on the 700?
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By ktownbobski
I ordered and received a Scott All Terrain jacket...

I ordered and received a Scott All Terrain jacket from Motorcycle Superstore, $249 sale price, free delivery in lower 48 in three days. Hour and a half drive to nearest US pick-up to save $250...
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