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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Thiw is my final windscreen setup:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TDoP2ypd6EJUFZD65VxPfpeGCfKtvgkoN2ehtnpNjPY=w858-h643-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/eOG__9UAHlvh1CNuar0frivd8ycvuzb0Fqr4FVkuuuI=w326-h506-no
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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 65,832
Posted By Barbadi
Newsflash, I went on and gutted my fairing

It worked fine but I had to give it a try to hide these rails and give it more of air passage.

It is still a Greek only blog, but you can get an idea from the photos:
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 409,476
Posted By Barbadi
Usual net problem...

people that keep repeating false claims to convince basicly theirselves they are right.

If its "adventure riding" you HAVE done even once you KNOW you must be able to lift your bike. Not just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,432,738
Posted By Barbadi
Yeap!

But you know why KTM etc don't kick up so much dust over a new model? :norton
They enentually get to DELIVER the bike one way or the other. And then the fuss get to be about the real bike itself!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,390
Posted By Barbadi
I find it quite suspicious that you need to return from a bar with no lights on...

... looks more like a death wish that is... or something more law braking like illegal night hunting or smugling. :norton

But for the shake of argument, lets do it the old way the NO SWITCH...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,727
Posted By Barbadi
Good show but...

...the same way Clarkson was funny on the telly would be an ass in real life and to work with.

He was fundamental to Top Gear but I don't think he can also make it big without Top Gear.

His...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6,606
Views: 915,664
Posted By Barbadi
Has anybody any idea about the terra real ready...

Has anybody any idea about the terra real ready to go weight? They state 188 kgs full (90%) or something. But I mean for real how heavy is it? Can a 75 kg rider lift it up easy?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10,056
Views: 1,612,480
Posted By Barbadi
Considering an Xcountry

I keep reading an xcountry weights 160 kgs ready to go and I can't believe it! Has anyone around here weighted his xcountry?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,752
Posted By Barbadi
The only problem is...

That I can't make a 250 follow me while I ride the bmw like horses do. So when I start for a "mellow" ride I can't change horses midway. Have we gone crazy? We are talking ONE bike. Is it capable on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,752
Posted By Barbadi
One bike is all I can afford, if any...

and it has to pull commuter duties around town and travel occasionally. :norton

Riding courses I've done, and to be honest after a long strugle with after market and self constructed parts I 've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,752
Posted By Barbadi
I 've also mindtraveled that path...

I mean I have a twin 650 bmw that I find is a hard ride on slow tight curvy and loose two lane forest roads as most mediterranean off road sceneries are.

Me thinks the main problems are weight...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,160
Posted By Barbadi
Wonderfull!

All these bullshit flying around here make it reaaaaaaaaaally easy for the guy to fix his bike!
Keep them coming.

Oh and don't forget to turn the whole thead to a 50 page dogfight about the...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,160
Posted By Barbadi
I'll built the led gizmo and try it

so I promise to give a yell if the bike gives any kind of life sign.

Don't know when though. But the led think seems to be a pretty good idea for static timing.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,160
Posted By Barbadi
Money IS an issue for me so...

...no high tech electric upgrades on a 30 year old bike.

IF I got any juice left in the wallet I would go for:
A. a conversion to unleaded fuel
B. a front end upgrade that would make the bike...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,160
Posted By Barbadi
Oh come on. if the bike cuts out totally...

and never fires up again it can't be the caps. or the ht cables. Because the chances of it happening on BOTH caps is 0 and if doesnt happens one of the cylinders should work at least briefly.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,160
Posted By Barbadi
I got the same ghost in the machine too.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783254&page=3

I would shell my left bollock to know what is your final solution if/when you get to one, since I 've almost given up on my airhead. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,159
Posted By Barbadi
I got it too.

It is a very good seat, bit higher, but OK.
The only think you got to pay attention is that if you are quite tall you can sit much frther back because of the rise of the pillion part.

Oh and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Barbadi
Whole together as different story.

Well, the two bikes have different geometry,
-height from the ground, steering bar narrower, etc-
different horse power, but ok lets say its close up to 5000rpm
but most important: different set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Laugh Just trying to find my hidden awesomnes...

yap and that is the real tragedy. After all these euros flying toward the sunset... no real transformation. Just the front half of the bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Barbadi
Thanks again Loutre!

Now anybody with a F 650 GS and Karoo 3 or some other on/off tires? :norton
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Barbadi
What I asked is "KAROO -3- ON -A- F 650 GS TWIN"!

What I got was a thread of 18 pages long full of F 800 GS and ...a Harley.:ymca And attitude. :knary Thank you so much Loutre! Oh and the extra mile with the Google link, jee what can I say... :nahI...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Barbadi
Can't find the Karoo3 thread but...

what about a tire thread for F 650 GS twins?:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Barbadi
Anybody tried the Karoo 3 tires on their F 650 GS?

How do they roll on and off asphalt? Wet and dry? Noise? Anobody?
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,619
Posted By Barbadi
Well I did ride small on-off bikes.

In Greece in the 90's we thought that a XT600 was a big expensive adv bike! When you saw an Africa Twin you knew a tycoon was passing by, and BMW was only for bigtime doctors and barristers. :cry
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
He changed the back of the bike also?

If so why the guys at the shop didn't made him an offer for a bike exchange? It just doesn't seem logical.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Oh my god, I just got dizzy.

Anyone knows how much did the transformation from f 800 gs to adv costed?

I added up the "valor" column to just over 1000 euros before I passed out, and I don't know what is labour cost in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
I agree. And I just don't understand why the boys in BMW don't get it.

Just keep in mind that the edge of this think is 4 inches closer toy your head when you enter dirt roads.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Truth be told naked bikes are a nice think...

...but of the past. Todays motorcycle speeds call fro good screens.

I had the small 650 screen on mine stock but, over 120 klm/hour it started feeling like I was freefalling off an airplane, not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Thumb It is all Ebrabaek's fault!

This screen project of mine started forming in my mind when I started reading his thread on epoxy forming. And it did leave ground because of the tutorials he gave the adv knowledge pool. Without all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
Nope, no mass production if this is what you mean.

It is all handmade, and every piece takes me about 2 weeks. The one you see -on the lava orange F 800 gs- is the third piece I made, and its plexiglass screen is custom made to cover the rider who is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,408
Posted By Barbadi
well I like the idea of turning it to an adv front but...

... I still haven't found a bank vault unattented so I builted a givi style base and a plexiglass screen to go up and down over it... matched it with a aluminum bar I builted behind it and here we...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,398
Posted By Barbadi
One err... two more questions before my finishing touches...

A. when you heat to cure the epoxy how long do you heat it and at what temp? I use a 3 halogon lamp heater about half a meter from the item that goes up to 60 Celsius (120to 130 F?) for about 2...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 65,832
Posted By Barbadi
Ebrabaek... this is as far as I ve gone so far.

Front:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qetWhlHvqkw/Uynh4AL0uSI/AAAAAAAAASs/wBAODlXch28/s1600/IMG_3095.JPG

Back:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,398
Posted By Barbadi
Laugh One more call for help

I'm going down the same path, since I had an MRA screen thing once that worked that way and quite well. The whole MRA screen setup though was not big enough to give any serious wind protection but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 65,832
Posted By Barbadi
Wow! I just saw your new light setup and you really knew what you were talking about!

The :huh setup is really cool. Congrats.

PS: Plus now you got a spare OEM light set in case the bike takes a nap on its face. Although I guess that this setup is pretty much unbreackable and in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 65,832
Posted By Barbadi
Its a pitty you are not around...

...cause this year I scored a bottle of homemade "tsipouro", similar to the raki you tasted but quite stronger -it comes from the northern inland terretories where its colder in the winter- and its...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 65,832
Posted By Barbadi
Big thanks!

BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG THANKS, my friend Ebrabaek!

I have started my project some weeks ago, and hopefully it will end up as a fairing with a...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,744
Posted By Barbadi
well can it be that deceiving?

Since I put any plug against the cylinder an see the tiny sparks...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,744
Posted By Barbadi
I Keep trying but...

...still no go. Could it be that the bike needs something extra since its dead for about 3 years? Is there any special treatment for bikes left sitting for too long?
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,744
Posted By Barbadi
Thanks man

I 've tried this untill the jumper cables connecting the lady to the cars battery overheated. No go. Is there a possibilitty to turn the bean can possition 180 degrees? connecting it back I noticed...
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