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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,266
Posted By cbOwl
Awesome pics. Keep em coming and thanks for...

Awesome pics. Keep em coming and thanks for posting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,266
Posted By cbOwl
Oh that hurts right now george. Wishing I was...

Oh that hurts right now george. Wishing I was riding with you guys instead of riding this tractor.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,266
Posted By cbOwl
Looks like I'll be watching the trip from here...

Looks like I'll be watching the trip from here and I am bummed. Maybe join up with you mid week, we'll see. Peter, looks like your still using the caribou rack. Did you make any mods for the wolfman...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,092
Posted By cbOwl
Thanks for the write up Pete. Nice job. ...

Thanks for the write up Pete. Nice job.

Dave, I think you are right - that was nothing short of a miracle. Sure glad you're still with us and came out as good as you did - and hope to ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,321
Posted By cbOwl
Will the Ricochet mount with existing BMW center...

Will the Ricochet mount with existing BMW center stand?



Yeah - no problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,321
Posted By cbOwl
I have the ricochet with wunderlich adventure...

I have the ricochet with wunderlich adventure crash bars and I think it is a great combo. And believe me with my bike being lowered it has been well tested. It has been beat and come through with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,120
Posted By cbOwl
Well I liked my first K60 (150) without the...

Well I liked my first K60 (150) without the center better than the scout with it, and like a lot of others gave up on the front and went back to the TKC up there. So what you did Snowey is...
Forum: Americas 11-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By cbOwl
Thanks for the reply. I broke my thumb so I had...

Thanks for the reply. I broke my thumb so I had to delay the trip. Going to try next week. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 11-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By cbOwl
Dirt route, Albuquerque to Phoenix?

Saw on the Dual Sport Maps site a dirt route from Albquerque to Phoenix. Wondering if anyone knows if it is still ridable right now or too much snow yet? Or can I do parts of it? I'm heading down...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By cbOwl
Thanks for posting that. My trail techs have...

Thanks for posting that. My trail techs have performed well in 15,000 miles with no problems - except they have turned color too. May have to consider sending them back.
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 72,584
Posted By cbOwl
Has anyone switched over from the smaller...

Has anyone switched over from the smaller original screen to the new improved larger screen. I'd like to know how different they are. That larger screen looks good, especially going into winter.
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 72,584
Posted By cbOwl
Well no wonder you felt vibrations. Yes those...

Well no wonder you felt vibrations. Yes those four holes should have screws in them. I've logged a couple thousand miles on mine now and haven't seen a hint of any of those screws starting to back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,479
Posted By cbOwl
That "other" one was mine - failed at 21,800...

That "other" one was mine - failed at 21,800 miles. I took it to Grand Junction BMW and they tested it and told me it was fine. It wasn't and it quite several times on me in Moab. Took it to BMW of...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By cbOwl
Anything new on the market sine this thread was...

Anything new on the market sine this thread was started? I'm still looking for full zip rain overpants. I like my REvit pants and wanted soemthing non goretex to increase breathability, but cannot...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,076
Posted By cbOwl
I thought I was in the same boat until doing some...

I thought I was in the same boat until doing some tests revealed that it was my stator that was going out, not the battery. Once I get my bike back we'll see how much charge the battery will hold...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By cbOwl
THat thread was very helpful. Thanks JR.

THat thread was very helpful. Thanks JR.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By cbOwl
Well it seems my Shori can still hold a charge,...

Well it seems my Shori can still hold a charge, when I put the tender on it, it will come back up to 13.5 volts. It gradually drops as I ride, but thats after it was run down to almost 6 volts. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By cbOwl
Maybe its Colorado. I was over riding the Grand...

Maybe its Colorado. I was over riding the Grand Mesa last week. My bike has about 22, 000 on it, and a new Shorai with several thousand miles on it. Stopped to help a friend get back up, and the bike...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By cbOwl
Rented a couple of bikes from them probably 6...

Rented a couple of bikes from them probably 6 years ago and did a self guided trip. They were great to us. I wanted to do some routes off thier normal route and everything they hooked us up with was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,120
Posted By cbOwl
Good to hear they are a big improvement. I might...

Good to hear they are a big improvement. I might have to take your advice and give them a try when my TKC wears out then - its about half there.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,120
Posted By cbOwl
I use the Anakakee 2's for longer street trips...

I use the Anakakee 2's for longer street trips where there is not much technical dirt, then I throw on the rear K60 Scout for my summer riding around here. I do not like the front K60, though I only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,120
Posted By cbOwl
Gotta agree with Ducksbane. Almost. TKC up front...

Gotta agree with Ducksbane. Almost. TKC up front and K60 rear, but for me I like the 150. (I'm too short to try the 140) On this F8 I have had the original Battlewings, Anakee 2's, K60s and TKC's....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By cbOwl
Think you're absolutely right. Its nice to have...

Think you're absolutely right. Its nice to have some options and and see how it goes.

Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By cbOwl
Thanks Megadeere. Is that like a huge John Deere?...

Thanks Megadeere. Is that like a huge John Deere?

Good to know about the roads being bad when they get wet. We'll be ready to change plans if needed.

Her only "off road" experience is some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By cbOwl
Lots of good info. THis really helps. Thanks...

Lots of good info. THis really helps. Thanks guys.

ER70S-2, you're right -this one is all about her having fun. She was getting jealous of my trips so she sold her cruiser and bought the V strom...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By cbOwl
Thanks for the help. Camping along 211 looks good...

Thanks for the help. Camping along 211 looks good to start things out.
Bummed about the ferry. I guess that means go over through Hite. Whats the better route then - down through Bullfrog, over to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By cbOwl
Southern Utah Advice Needed

I'm planning on taking my wife on a southern Utah trip 2nd week of April, hoping to get her excited about longer rides. This will be her longest trip on her wee strom. (I'm on my F8) Would really...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
Got one of those and found out the valve stem...

Got one of those and found out the valve stem puller was to big to fit through the rim hole. If you're going to use a puller for your bike, make sure to get one that threads to the inside of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,076
Posted By cbOwl
I googled the battery - tried several dealers,...

I googled the battery - tried several dealers, including California Sport touring, and none of them had the 18 amp in stock. Got an email back from Shorai saying they would not be available until the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,076
Posted By cbOwl
I'm wanting to try Shorai - but have written 2...

I'm wanting to try Shorai - but have written 2 emails to them (from thier website) but have recived no reply. Now I see they are out of stock of both options for the F8. Anyone have any experience...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
Ahh, now I get it.

Ahh, now I get it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
I always carry a couple of rocks. They're...

I always carry a couple of rocks. They're free!:huh

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k38/johngil123/Flat.jpg

Ahhh, now I get it.
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 72,584
Posted By cbOwl
Or does anyone know if it will work with the...

Or does anyone know if it will work with the Metal Mule Guard?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-301-f8gs-lightsaver.aspx
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By cbOwl
I lowered mine at both ends and fully expected to...

I lowered mine at both ends and fully expected to do something about the center stand, but it seems to work fine. I can't do it by myself if I have my caribou bags on and loaded, but can pop them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By cbOwl
If they lowered it 25mm couldn't you take the...

If they lowered it 25mm couldn't you take the same - about an inch off the center stand? I have the 50mm lowered hyperpro but don't seem to have a problem getting it up on the stock centerstand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
Not really any trick to it on the F8, just a...

Not really any trick to it on the F8, just a little finessing and wiggling, (ABS sensor needs to be out of the way), and it comes out without a problem. Come to think of it, I do have a narrower rim...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
Still trying to figure out why go to all that...

Still trying to figure out why go to all that work if you don't need too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
Hmm, I've never had to undo a brake caliper. Its...

Hmm, I've never had to undo a brake caliper. Its a delicate task to get the wheel back on without knocking a brake pad out of place, seems like it would be harder if the whole caliper was moving...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,444
Posted By cbOwl
My pelican cases fit perfectly under my highway...

My pelican cases fit perfectly under my highway pegs that are mounted on the crashbars. I'm glad too - I've had to use this sytem 5 times now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By cbOwl
I see what you are talking about now. The Nat Geo...

I see what you are talking about now. The Nat Geo map shows the road but does not put any name to it, and the DV handout does not even show it.

Thanks much.
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