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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By GS73
Rim Replacement

I've been to Woody's website and without a doubt he offers a fantastic product. But cost is a factor. I've been out of work since I bent the rim on August 2nd and I don't I don't know when I'll be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By GS73
Rim Replacement

I bent my front rim and was wondering if any of you have replaced the rim only? I would like to replace it with an Excel and I'm looking for suggestions.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By GS73
Rid

That is a very interesting cover but what I'm looking for is to replace the front and rear covers. On mine the lens on the tach is broken and on the rear one mount is broken off.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By GS73
Rid

I'll take a look. Thanks for the lead.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By GS73
Rid

Well it seems the replacement plastic covers are $238 dollars. Seems like alot of $ for plastic. Anyone have a bad instrument cluster and need the internals?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By GS73
Rider Information Display

I have a damaged RID it works fine but the plastic housing is damaged. Has anyone replaced the housing here and where did you get the parts?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,560
Posted By GS73
Ageless

I'm 58 soon to be 59. Bought my F8 two years ago and have been loving it. Although I crashed 3 weeks ago and broke my left ankle. Now I'll be out of the saddle for awhile, looking forward to getting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By GS73
tight valves

I did mine at 8500 miles because of the time of year. Mine were a little tight. I'm glad I did, but I'm gonna wait until 24k for the next check.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,358
Posted By GS73
1 GS owner to another GS owner (off road riding boots)

This maybe not the proper forum for this question but I feel being among brothers I can ask it. What kind of foot wear if you ride off road do you wear?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By GS73
Shock lower bolt

Thanks for the comments. The chain guide has a hole in it to pass the tool through. What I bought is a torx T55 tool from a MAC dealer. I'm in the process of modifing it. It costs 24 dollars and some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By GS73
12K service

While performing my 12K service and checking the torque on the fasteners my concern is the lower shock bolt.The lower shock bolt torque of 100nm seems high to me, the access to the bolt is also quite...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By GS73
Windshield

I don't have any pics. I removed the aftermarket one and reinstalled the stock shorty. I'll have to look into the touring one offered by BMW. Thanks, Gary
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By GS73
Touring Windshields & Scotts Damper

I recently installed a Scotts steering damper and now have a problem with my handle bars contacting my tall windshield. Has anybody else encountered this and if so have you found a setup with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By GS73
Torque

The cyclinder HEAD torque is as follows: 10mm bolts
initial 10NM
second 20NM
final +110 degrees.
6mm bolts
10NM
Are you in to the engine this deep without a manual, or are you looking for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By GS73
Clutch

The clutch adjustment may have been on the wrong side as far as being correct to begin with. So the wear encountered during your ride may have pushed it over the edge. I have been riding for almost...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By GS73
Clutch

Your clutch should be fine. It would be benificial to you to learn the adjustment procedure. This is basic maintenance. I would recommend that you buy a maintenance manual such as the Haynes one. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By GS73
Don't use a die or a tap, use a thread chaser....

Don't use a die or a tap, use a thread chaser. Won't cut away needed metal like a tap or a die will.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,828
Posted By GS73
No, I bought the bike used in Oct of last year....

No, I bought the bike used in Oct of last year. It had 7300 miles on it and was in perfect shape. But like I said in the earlier post I don't want it to sit waiting for parts in the limited riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,828
Posted By GS73
Coils

I forgot to mention the coils. Like it was stated above wiggle them from side to side with upward pressure and they will come out. Disconnect the wires first. I applied some Dow Corning #4 electrical...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,828
Posted By GS73
16mm

16MM is 5/8". I bought a extended socket from Northern Tools 10 bucks. I did my own valve adjustment at 8300 miles. The main reason was the time involved getting parts. If I waited until 12K that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 94,251
Posted By GS73
tools

I have a extended 5/8 sparkplug socket. The plugs sit deep in a well for lack of a better term.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By GS73
F800

I bought a used one here in Minnesota last October. It is a 2010 with just over 7K and paid $9300 for it. I would suggest take a little time and search Craigslist and the dealers. I think that price...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 41,360
Posted By GS73
Valve Adj

No, the oil level is below the level of the bolt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 41,360
Posted By GS73
Converting NM

Also most torque wrenches will have scale on them that shows nm to foot or inch pounds. Depends on which your using.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 41,360
Posted By GS73
Converting NM

I convert every nm to inch pounds. NM X 8.8507 = inch pounds. If you want to covert to foot pounds divide by 12.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By GS73
Valve Cover Seals

Thanks for the reply. I have ordered a new set. I've had to remove the cams because the clearances were on the tight side. But I think I'm going to have a hard time throwing the old set away.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By GS73
Valve Cover Seals

For those of you who do their own maintenance. What is your opinion of the valve cover seals on the F800? Do you replace them when doing a valve adjustment? The Haynes manual says to do this...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By GS73
Maybe I didn't get the message correct. We can...

Maybe I didn't get the message correct. We can schedule a meet and greet in say the middle of March weather permitting. Gary
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By GS73
Well saturday the 18th would be fine with me. If...

Well saturday the 18th would be fine with me. If you have a certain time that works for you and any others i'm open. Let me know. Gary
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By GS73
Southern Burbs

The breakfast is pretty good. They have pretty decent food and the prices are also good. Large parking area and on saturdays you can get bloodies with breakfast starting at 8am.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By GS73
Minneapolis Southern Suburbs

Anyone interested in getting together on a saturday morning/afternoon to discuss possible rides in this area or just to talk about oh I don't know, bikes. I live in Farmington and there is an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,346
Views: 658,325
Posted By GS73
F800GS Engine Crash Plate

I have a Guard-It engine crash plate for sale. It is brand new and has never been installed. I'm asking $215.00 OBO plus shipping. It can be seen at the following link...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,144
Posted By GS73
Headlight Guard

Yes the link you have is correct. I've had the original on for 11 years and not 1 single regret or problem. My 99RT lens is pristine. If the attachment dots worry you then buy something else. I only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,144
Posted By GS73
Headlight guard

With the 1999RT the velcro dots are completely invisible as to the light on the roadway. I have not ridden the F800 in the dark yet and would expect the same as before. As for the velcro it is not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,144
Posted By GS73
Headlight Guard

I'm new to this forum and this style of riding. So when I went looking for a headlight protector I went with the same one I've had on my R1100RT for 11 years, a Cee Baileys. It can be removed without...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By GS73
Heated Clothing

Thanks for the responces. It gives me an idea of what I can run and not overdraw the charging system.
Gary
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By GS73
Heated Clothing

I'm thinking of buying some Gerbing heated gear and I would like to know what the available wattage is on a 2010 F800GS. Also any suggestions on clothing would be appreciated. Thanks, Gary
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By GS73
Thanks to all of you who took the time to...

Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond. Great advice. Thanks again, Gary
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By GS73
Engine Crash Bars

I'm looking at buying engine crash bars and I'm considering two types, Adventure Tech or Metal Mules. My main concern is I have read here that some have had their knees hit the Adventure Techs. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,032
Posted By GS73
I've had a 99 R1100RT for 10 years now and have...

I've had a 99 R1100RT for 10 years now and have run gas with ethanol the whole time. I will on an occassion add some Seafoam to my tank, but not on a scheduled basis. I have over 91000 miles on it...
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