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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,317
Posted By firebolter
If it were made by BMW or for them with their...

If it were made by BMW or for them with their name on it, maybe, but Rekluse is not gonna add 20-30% mark up to something they already make for all other brands of bikes. The "Bring More Wallet"...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By firebolter
Your dealer is FOS. Call BMW NA and tell them to...

Your dealer is FOS. Call BMW NA and tell them to tell your dealer to order the switch and call you when it comes in or write a letter to BMW NA and copy your dealer and tell BMW how your dealer is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By firebolter
Your bike is a 14, they were built in 13 like all...

Your bike is a 14, they were built in 13 like all bikes are for a new model year are built the year before, for the most part. Same with cars. Bottom line, your VIN is on the letter, get the switch...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,317
Posted By firebolter
Most EXP's are in the ~600 range without the...

Most EXP's are in the ~600 range without the billet clutch basket which I doubt they are making for the 800. Since it is a non hydro clutch, might come in a little less? Just going off the others I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By firebolter
Looks like the CalSci screens! only a little...

Looks like the CalSci screens! only a little lower on the screen

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/F800GS/F800GS1.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By firebolter
Short levers are awesome. I put them on every...

Short levers are awesome. I put them on every bike I own except for trials bikes. I went with the JPR's for my 800GSA. 129 for the set and you can pick the color/s you want. I went with Titanium with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By firebolter
The vibes are not as bad as people describe....

The vibes are not as bad as people describe. you're basically doubling your horsepower and going to a bike that can cruise all day at 75mph without much effort from the 800. KLR are good bikes, for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By firebolter
I called my local dealer today, he hasn't gotten...

I called my local dealer today, he hasn't gotten the switches yet. Says he'll get them next week.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By firebolter
Included in the package/letter I got, there is a...

Included in the package/letter I got, there is a page titled Thread Act Customer Reimbursement Plan BMW of NA LLC

It says if you have paid for the repair described in the attached letter (recall...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By firebolter
Could also be related to this recall, as it can...

Could also be related to this recall, as it can affect starting as well due to moisture.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23908279#post23908279
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By firebolter
I just got the letter yesterday in the mail for...

I just got the letter yesterday in the mail for the side stand switch recall from the NTSA.

Recall Campaign No. 14V-065 Side-Stand Switch
2013 BMW F, R and C models Maxi-Scooters

My letter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By firebolter
Picked up my 14 GSA in Mar and came with the...

Picked up my 14 GSA in Mar and came with the plastic key and 2 normal metal key.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By firebolter
Seems like an oil thread? Everyone has an opinion...

Seems like an oil thread? Everyone has an opinion and it differs. I like the CalSci shortie screen over my stock 14 GSA screen. About 2 inches taller and works great with no buffeting.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By firebolter
Switched or Unswitched power for GPS?

Like I said in my first post, I did forget to turn it off once on my Berg and it did drain the battery enough to make me have to use the kicker vice electric start. Not a big deal, that's what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By firebolter
The Montana series, when plugged into an external...

The Montana series, when plugged into an external power source and that source is terminated (like turning your key off etc.), will "beep" and bring up a dialog box that tells you it will shut down...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By firebolter
I have this connector, same part number. it's a 3...

I have this connector, same part number. it's a 3 wire and you don't use the "middle" wire as the left is hot and the right is ground. But in my testing yesterday, it is a UNSWITCHED circuit as when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,123
Posted By firebolter
I have repaired quite a few radiators and side...

I have repaired quite a few radiators and side cases with "JB weld". In fact, I repaired one radiator on a trip and my buddy never took it off and got it professionally repaired because the hole I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,123
Posted By firebolter
On the 14 800GSA, what do you remove? the...

On the 14 800GSA, what do you remove? the honeycomb seems to be parts of the plastic tupperware in and around the radiator. Do you have to "cut the honey comb" out and replace with the Altrider or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By firebolter
Switched or Unswitched power for GPS?

On my dirt bikes, I usually just hook up to the battery, like an unswitched connection, but I have had times when I got back late on trips, was tired and forgot to turn the GPS off and run down the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
Funny you should reply! Sending you a PM about a...

Funny you should reply! Sending you a PM about a ElPaso question, heading back there next Thursday (well Las Cruces via ELP).:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
I just installed mine on a 2014 F800GSA, easy...

I just installed mine on a 2014 F800GSA, easy install but a Bee_Otch to get the plugs together and tucked away, but I was patient and took my time. Made me feel like my hands were huge. Had to loosen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By firebolter
Considering an F800GSA

Dude, this is like oil threads, personal opinions. 800 is a great all around bike. 1200 is a good bike, bigger, heavier and about 5g's more. If you are gonna take the wifey, the 1200 is Better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,294
Posted By firebolter
Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS

If you are riding "serious" stuff and you think you need to go to a christini, well no one bike is good for everything. ADV bikes can go anywhere the rider can take them, but if you are riding real...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
F8GS Fuel injection battle stations.... the line is drawn.....

Thanks for taking the time to explain. Usually I would go to the Dyno, but like you said, too easy to just set it and try it for a tank or two. Thanks for all the Info, my biggest problem is the snow...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
How does this feel? Popping on decel at lower...

How does this feel? Popping on decel at lower speeds? Studder or surge like feeling?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
Thanks guys. I understand each bike and setup is...

Thanks guys. I understand each bike and setup is unique. I am starting with a relatively new bike, header/can and a bit freer flowing filter (BMC) so I think I'll start at 8.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,233
Posted By firebolter
Purchasing F800GS or KTM 690

Oh the quest for the one perfect bike, just will never exist. Like most have said, get a 700/800 GS type bike for ADV and a 450-525 type enduro for more real off road capability. Problem with a Nuda...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
F8GS Fuel injection battle stations.... the line is drawn.....

Stupid question time, if it looks like from all the data collected and bikes running the unit on setting 8 and most agree that is about the "nominal" setting for best all around performance, why...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,556
Posted By firebolter
Do you have to reset the ECU with a gs911 when...

Do you have to reset the ECU with a gs911 when you install?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,294
Posted By firebolter
Actually clutch life is better as the clutch is...

Actually clutch life is better as the clutch is perfectly applied for the demand. You don't heat up the oil as much from slipping and constantly "working" the clutch in the slow/tougher stuff like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,294
Posted By firebolter
Yup, I have mine on my Berg set up where it...

Yup, I have mine on my Berg set up where it engages right off idle. Works a treat. Like I said, a autoclutch on a dirt bike is the motorcycling equivalent of CRACK! So nice to just focus on line...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By firebolter
I prefer soft bags. The aluminum bags are nice,...

I prefer soft bags. The aluminum bags are nice, but bulky and aluminum so they dent easy. Not to mention they are pricey. The below option keeps the weight closer to the bike and they don't bend or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,294
Posted By firebolter
The older Rekluse were more of a chore to install...

The older Rekluse were more of a chore to install as you has the springs and balls to deal with to get the engagement point just rights. now with the EXP design, you simply adjust on the slave with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,294
Posted By firebolter
I hope they make it like the Rekluse EXP that is...

I hope they make it like the Rekluse EXP that is on my Husaberg. It is the best of both worlds, never touch the clutch lever or zap it when you want a "burst" of power. Once you ride with an auto...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,674
Posted By firebolter
Annapolis, Md

Annapolis, Md
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By firebolter
It looks like a Honda (or clone) CT90/125 with a...

It looks like a Honda (or clone) CT90/125 with a clark tank for a Honda, and some kind of solo seat off a street bike (sportster solo style) and a added aftermarket muffler and a XR200 front end!
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By firebolter
Well I can say after 6 years, my HT Oil cooler is...

Well I can say after 6 years, my HT Oil cooler is still going strong! The HT oil cooler is stronger than the stock case, so rock damage would be tough. If you break the HT oil cooler, chances are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By firebolter
Lots of 525 guys go the same route once the top...

Lots of 525 guys go the same route once the top end gets tired. The biggest thing you need to decide is the cams you'll use. Stay with stock type grind or go with a more aggressive cam. Lot's of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,836
Views: 1,115,589
Posted By firebolter
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php...

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=top_clamps_00&sid=7915b784o679g7l87s0x87p89a47d855
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 3,457,564
Posted By firebolter
Just take the cap with you and fit to desired...

Just take the cap with you and fit to desired size.......too easy!
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