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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,624,322
Posted By Fireman
Somewhere in Mississippi

My girlfriend took this pic
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,039
Posted By Fireman
Just to pile on the praise for Jesse bags; I...

Just to pile on the praise for Jesse bags;

I have been riding in the snow/ice for two weeks down here because my truck had two flats. Sometimes I ride my KLX with sheet metal screws in the tires,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,039
Posted By Fireman
+2 on the Odyssey

It was soooooo worth the wait. I agonized over hard bags for almost six months, worrying about what the racks would look like without the bags, how the bags would pack, ruggedness, passenger room,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 102,863
Posted By Fireman
Wow, I can't imagine how tough it would be to get...

Wow, I can't imagine how tough it would be to get those TT guards on with the wrong parts... I thought it was confusing enough with the right parts! Well, it wasn't THAT hard but I'm a perfectionist...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,588
Posted By Fireman
I didn't watch any videos before I bought mine,...

I didn't watch any videos before I bought mine, but I had eaten the dust of a few GS's. I use my GS to get carry myself and my girlfriend plus gear to prescribed fires (we are both in forestry and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Fireman
I used to have one of those

Boy, this thread brought back some memories! My dad bought me one of those for Xmas when I was fifteen, and I rode it around the woods for a year until I got my license, then rode it to high school...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 47,282
Posted By Fireman
And here's the other side, since my photo worked...

And here's the other side, since my photo worked out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 47,282
Posted By Fireman
Pics of my new XPC seat

As promised (hey, better late than never). So far, extremely comfortable and very, very good looking. I'm trying for a photo here... lets see if it works...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Fireman
Very cool, but...

I was wondering the same thing. Where do I find this stuff? Seems like a guy could tint his own visors in a pinch, too.:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By Fireman
Get the BMW

If you don't, you'll spend many years being a BMW wannabe and having to go to their rallies on a substandard bike, always wishing you had just gone for the gold the first time. :bert

There's a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 130,519
Posted By Fireman
XPC racing seat is here!

Yesterday the UPS truck left a package from XPC racing, and I excitedly tore it open to find my seat had been transformed into a thing of beauty. I chose the suede/ carbon fiber vinyl combo with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 47,282
Posted By Fireman
yes, I sent them the stock seat. Since my dad has...

yes, I sent them the stock seat. Since my dad has the sargent on his, I'm going to borrow his stocker for the short duration of the build. I'm pretty picky about details, so I hope I'm impressed. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 47,282
Posted By Fireman
Thumb I'm going for it. The XPC, that is.

Welp, my decision was just made for me. The girlfriend and I just got back from a multi-day trip up to the UP, where I got to show off my excellent choice of farkles on my F800gs... all except the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 55,709
Posted By Fireman
OK, OK, OK! Sheesh guys, I feel kinda bad for...

OK, OK, OK! Sheesh guys, I feel kinda bad for making that offhand comment that started all this. :eek1 I just meant to say I really like my titanium muffler. I don't think anybody is going to witness...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 55,709
Posted By Fireman
Very interesting about that carbon fiber...

Very interesting about that carbon fiber problem...I have not only seen the pictures but several scary looking shattered seatposts in the shop...and you're right, Trek was learning the hard way how...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 55,709
Posted By Fireman
OK, looks like I need to explain my comment. Here...

OK, looks like I need to explain my comment. Here goes:
I used to work at a fabrication shop as a prototyper for this research and design firm. While building things out of neat metals, I found that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 55,709
Posted By Fireman
As far as aftermarket exhaust with Jesse's, I...

As far as aftermarket exhaust with Jesse's, I have had a great experience with my Remus titanium (non-hexacone, deeper growl). It fits just right, the Jesse's clear it with no problem, and it never...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,879
Posted By Fireman
Yeah, Packmule pretty much said what I heard too....

Yeah, Packmule pretty much said what I heard too. Renazco said that because of the seat profile he could not get suede to follow the contour and that it would "pull away" or something. Maybe it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,879
Posted By Fireman
So for you guys that have an XPC with a suede...

So for you guys that have an XPC with a suede cover... how's it looking for the suede wanting to pull away from the seat like Renazco claims? I know he's not using suede because he "couldn't make it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 230,180
Posted By Fireman
I had the same conundrum as all you people, and...

I had the same conundrum as all you people, and weighed the prices and widths till I was blue in the face. I even made up some diagrams on napkins trying to design my own aluminum creations. After...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,890
Posted By Fireman
I test rode the F800 at a rally in Missouri two...

I test rode the F800 at a rally in Missouri two years ago. A dealer was cool enough to bring down a truckload of bikes for the rally-goers to try out, and they were NOT stripped down beater bikes....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Fireman
Wow. What are the chances of that... actually it...

Wow. What are the chances of that... actually it might be more common than I thought. I have the same two bikes, an F800 and a KLX250. I keep threatening to sell the 250 but it's way too much fun....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,592,094
Posted By Fireman
No problem, man. The 800 has more room for two...

No problem, man. The 800 has more room for two people to stretch out than people realize, and more than enough power to haul even the fattest of asses. Or two regular asses. Don't forget, the 800GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,353
Posted By Fireman
Hey, yeah! I just got my issue of rider yesterday...

Hey, yeah! I just got my issue of rider yesterday and was happy to see my bike win the MOTY, because in my estimation that will solidify the bike in the market and prompt even more aftermarket...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,850
Posted By Fireman
Welp, I just spooned on my TKC's yesterday...

Welp, I just spooned on my TKC's yesterday afternoon, took a little ride around the township to see how they were balanced. They seem fine to me, everywhere up to 80mph. I left the weights on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Fireman
I'm running TKC 80's on my F800GS. 150 x 17" on...

I'm running TKC 80's on my F800GS.
150 x 17" on the rear, 90 x 21" on the front. I'm planning on running the snot off of them and I do my own tire changes the old fashioned way (levers and knees on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 150,191
Posted By Fireman
Just an update here on my personal Trailtech saga...

Just an update here on my personal Trailtech saga (see above). The company did indeed send me a replacement bulb free of charge, after I told them my whiny tale of woe. I used dielectric silicone...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By Fireman
great write-up!

I actually put the Trailtech HID's on my bike first, and ended up replacing them with the 510's. I found that no matter how I aimed them, I was blinding people, and I wanted to have them on a lot,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,535
Posted By Fireman
I don't know if beautiful is the word. It's more...

I don't know if beautiful is the word. It's more like an Apache helicopter. You can't tell me this isn't a mean-ass face. Awwww, it just wants to play...:D

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,535
Posted By Fireman
dood, don't let these forums spoil your fun. The...

dood, don't let these forums spoil your fun. The "range of issues" may actually be only a few isolated occurances, complicated with a few coincidences, and exasperated by a hundred paranoid...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,592,094
Posted By Fireman
Bluhduh Hmmm...

You think those look too big, WoodWorks? Maybe I should cut them down to be a little lower profile. When I originally made them I thought I should leave more material to minimize flex, since I had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,213
Posted By Fireman
Funny you should mention these tires; I put...

Funny you should mention these tires;
I put them on my KLX250 for a trip to Deal's Gap last year and LOVED them. they aren't any good in grass or soft fields, but are sweet on Gravel and dry dirt....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,592,094
Posted By Fireman
Daytona Beach

No, it's not in the middle of nowhere like some others' pics. But we did ride about 2000 miles to get there and back home last weekend. Doesn't that count for anything?
...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Fireman
Thumb Jesse luggage

Here's my F800 on the Beach in Daytona this weekend. It was about 2000 miles round trip for a weekend at the beach but D*mn it was worth it. The Jesse luggage is frickin' fantastic. Yes, I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,487
Posted By Fireman
You remind me of the last time I was down in...

You remind me of the last time I was down in Daytona on my R1150R... a gol-dern hurricane (well, maybe not technically) came up on us while we were exploring the backroads (of course there are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,475
Posted By Fireman
Thumb I've heard your bike, and it makes the clutch...

I've heard your bike, and it makes the clutch rattle sound. Not really. But it does make the sound.

Mine does too. I like it, along with the other sounds it makes, like a slight clunk every once...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,147
Posted By Fireman
Granted, I haven't tried the floods. But the...

Granted, I haven't tried the floods. But the spots are awesome, and I can aim them together to give me a really great pattern. A flood would only add a little brightness to my low beam pattern I...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,147
Posted By Fireman
Trailtech warrenty

Well, I need to give credit where it's due... despite my problem with water leakage and the associated conundrum of having to send the whole set-up back I just got word today that TT will be sending...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,147
Posted By Fireman
Anyone getting to the bottom of the TT light...

Anyone getting to the bottom of the TT light problem? I was loving mine until one crapped out the other night. I'm getting buyer's remorse looking at the repeated failures i'm reading about here. I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 150,191
Posted By Fireman
Well, here's what I found: A tiny amount of...

Well, here's what I found:

A tiny amount of water seeped in through the wire "inlet" to the light housing. I mounted the lights stem down, but it seems that the wind was able to force a little...
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