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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,283
Posted By especialk
pics show spoked wheels but specs say cast...

pics show spoked wheels but specs say cast aluminum.

Sure hope it's spoked.

correct: I think someone labelled a picture wrong. Spoke is clearly the 800.
Forum: Australia 09-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By especialk
That Hammarhead Jack Pine is sick! Deeper pockets...

That Hammarhead Jack Pine is sick! Deeper pockets I would get one for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 440,240
Posted By especialk
alrighty....I just opened my eyes and noticed the...

alrighty....I just opened my eyes and noticed the watermark and your avatar. Motojournalism.com

sweeeet
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 440,240
Posted By especialk
Wow. Awesome x 10!!! Did I miss somewhere...

Wow. Awesome x 10!!!

Did I miss somewhere where you discussed more of your camera equipment you are using? Specifically what type of lens are you using? Are you using HDR on some of the images as...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By especialk
the bike got panned on HellForLeather...

the bike got panned on HellForLeather (http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2010/10/meet-the-2011-bmw-g650gs-same-as-the-old-g650gs/) but I think its a great offer if they get rid of the detuned 800...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By especialk
2011 Bmw G 650 Gs

Where is the thread pertaining to this?

2011 BMW G 650 GS???
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By especialk
That was definitely the Coles Notes version of...

That was definitely the Coles Notes version of the trip wasn't it! :)

My first ride was in Spain and it was incredible. Barcelona, Andora, Bilboa and plenty of switchbacks through the Pyrenees....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 269,855
Posted By especialk
Wow, what a great thread. I just PM'd you only...

Wow, what a great thread.
I just PM'd you only to read on the next page your info regarding your bike being at John Valks. I was pretty proud of my PI work for all of 2 minutes.

Pretty funny to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
<jest> So..... What do you guys want to...

<jest>

So.....

What do you guys want to talk about?

We have lots of topics we could rehash for old times sake. How about any of the following?

- chain vs. belt
- OTD price comparisons...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Wow. I can't believe they are delaying the...

Wow.
I can't believe they are delaying the 800GS so they can change the '09 model to a belt drive!
:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
BMR....you are totally correct. I posted then had...

BMR....you are totally correct. I posted then had to check out dictionary.com for the correct spelling as I knew it was wrong. <guilty as charged>
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
It's cold in Calgary. Give the guy a break. ;) ...

It's cold in Calgary. Give the guy a break. ;)
Continuous cold brings on dyslexia didn't you know?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
If it's a production issue I would think a better...

If it's a production issue I would think a better strategy for BMW is to reduce the # of 800GS they send to each market and maybe even eliminating some of the smaller markets.

This way they still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Wooohoooo a distraction! Can anyone tell if the...

Wooohoooo a distraction!
Can anyone tell if the bike that this Herbert guy is riding has the short seat option? It looks like the seat is scalloped out a bit on this pic:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
thanks for the list guys.

thanks for the list guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Hey all....ok it's time...the dealer just emailed...

Hey all....ok it's time...the dealer just emailed (live abroad) and I have to place my order. I am a little confused on the options available and I hope someone here can stear me straight.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,126
Posted By especialk
My money has been down since June. Not sure if...

My money has been down since June. Not sure if its the yellow or grey tho. I like grey better but for visability am leaning toward the yello.
Yello is pretty flash.....

Oh for those 'deciding'...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Hey Bit. You ride a 12 now and won't bite on...

Hey Bit.
You ride a 12 now and won't bite on the 800 cause its too tall? Aren't they about the same height? Plus as has been quoted numerous times already the lower seat option gives you a little...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Hard to believe that a spy pic never emerged from...

Hard to believe that a spy pic never emerged from this touratech tour in Africa. Shit....maybe the Long Way Round crew caught a glimpse of them in the backgrounds. Will have to take a closer look. ;)
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Damn that is one high mounted GPS.

Damn that is one high mounted GPS.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-04-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
I think most will agree that some sort of deposit...

I think most will agree that some sort of deposit shows commitment and prevents the dealer from having 100s of tire kickers say 'yeah put my name on the list for one of those'.

This deposit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
I would sit on one if I could but I will have to...

I would sit on one if I could but I will have to place my order before it's even possible. So at 5ft8 I think it's the lower seat option fer sure.

thx.

32inch inseam...shiiiiit....you're all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
I read from another forum that the 800GS's that...

I read from another forum that the 800GS's that some of you have seen in the shows are equiped with the lower seat option already. Seems odd to me....but if someone can clarify that the demo is...
Forum: Europe 11-22-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By especialk
Hey Boonie.. Any info on the offroad sessions...

Hey Boonie..
Any info on the offroad sessions in Spain. I have looked at the site for a while and the Spanish offroad training info is lacking for sure. Have you managed to find anything on dates?...
Forum: Europe 11-22-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By especialk
5ft4? I doubt it flat footed. Can she flat foot...

5ft4? I doubt it flat footed.
Can she flat foot the 650 as this is a couple inches lower and may be a quick way to determine.

I am 5ft8 and ordered an F800GS as well and will probably get the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Thanks for all the pics guys!! Hey HYLYNDYR,...

Thanks for all the pics guys!!

Hey HYLYNDYR, how tall are you? Inseam?

Thanks again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Hey Roadie. Mind taking a pic standing next to...

Hey Roadie.
Mind taking a pic standing next to the bike and then another on the bike and posting them here so we can all get an idea of the seat height. Much apreciated. The more I see the grey one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Price from Vancouver (BC) dealership is $12,150 ...

Price from Vancouver (BC) dealership is $12,150
BMW lowered the price compensating for the lowered USD.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-15-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By especialk
Anyone have any comment on the BMW navigator GPS...

Anyone have any comment on the BMW navigator GPS option? How does it compare to the aftermarket products? Need to see what options I am going to order. Like all things BMW I am sure it costs more....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
They seem to be showing a lot of the yellow ride...

They seem to be showing a lot of the yellow ride and not so much of the grey. Anyone notice the badge (big GS sticker) is only on the yellow? wonder why.

Are the engine and brake protectors items...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Maybe when the F800GS with a belt drive some out...

Maybe when the F800GS with a belt drive some out you will like it better!

haha....j/k

Hey maybe its not for you, it is however for most. And to say that they haven't come up with anything in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
At what height would someone be to necesistate...

At what height would someone be to necesistate the lower seight height? I believe the 800GS is only 60mm higher than the 650GS however there is some specs that reads that the seating position is more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Hey Sam! STFU! I guess since you hate...

Hey Sam!

STFU!

I guess since you hate the bikes so much we won't be seeing you around here will we?
Admit you had to go rub one out when you saw the new designs didn't you. Come on you can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
How many of you think that the Long Way 'Round ...

How many of you think that the Long Way 'Round crew would have opted for the 800GS IF it was available to them at the time? Personally I think those 12's they pushed around some corners of the world...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
kilos.....yes...of course. Thx.

kilos.....yes...of course. Thx.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Someone correct me if I am wrong but it looks...

Someone correct me if I am wrong but it looks like the new 800 is pretty much the same dry weight as the regular 650GS!? (not the new one just announced).

Dry weight -
650GS 175 Lb
800GS 178 Lb...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Go to xe.com to get currency conversions but the...

Go to xe.com to get currency conversions but the actual US pricing will depend on what BMW and its' North American distributor decide on. It's not as simple as converting the UK price.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 11-05-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,322
Posted By especialk
I am sure your gpx file states this info....but...

I am sure your gpx file states this info....but where are you starting from? Also, what's a gpx file anyway? Never heard or seen one b4.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,780
Posted By especialk
Great idea K1w1. I too have heard this rumour! ...

Great idea K1w1. I too have heard this rumour!
I sure hope there is a belt drive version with street fairings too...oh and a smaller gas tank version cause who needs something that big with so many...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,205
Posted By especialk
It is all a matter of economies of scale. The US...

It is all a matter of economies of scale. The US has a far greater population which means a far greater target market looking for that new 650GS, new KTM, or Shoie Multi-tec lid. With that many more...
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