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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,841
Posted By ecce
if you wait a few months you can purchase the...

if you wait a few months you can purchase the real f800gs plug and play inserts. No machining or sending forks back and forth required.

I would suspect that once Öhlins releases them on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,841
Posted By ecce
The world premiere for the öhlins plug and play...

The world premiere for the öhlins plug and play cartridges for f800gs was during adventure days (BMW and Touratech main sponsors) in säfsen sweden around the 17th of june where 700 adventure bikes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,841
Posted By ecce
Since BMW already has got real enduro bikes (or...

Since BMW already has got real enduro bikes (or maybe we should say Husqvarna = bmw dropped their own enduros since husqvarna became part of BMW), I hope they don't try to make a 800cc enduro. I hope...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,818
Posted By ecce
30th in the mud :) ...

30th in the mud :)

https://img.skitch.com/20120613-cks898jw78yn7d3d4turhemus.preview.jpg (https://skitch.com/davidrinnan/eypc7/iphoto)
Click for large view...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 50,397
Posted By ecce
If you think TKC is a poor performer off pavement...

If you think TKC is a poor performer off pavement and don't like karoo with T I suggest this tire.
https://img.skitch.com/20120611-nbqh65xcybrixxf3kae1n97up7.preview.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,351
Posted By ecce
They are looking as good as new even after 10...

They are looking as good as new even after 10 000kms
Great zone therapy when riding in socks or barefoot :freaky

https://img.skitch.com/20120611-gcbj355r6r5938dxth4kxbs51e.preview.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 50,397
Posted By ecce
Scorpion Rally front and TKC 80 rear maybe? ...

Scorpion Rally front and TKC 80 rear maybe?
(but you didn't like the karoo T in the rear so I don't know what you expect from TKC since they are pretty similar).

From what you describe I would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,841
Posted By ecce
Af800gs have a fair chance of doing very well on...

Af800gs have a fair chance of doing very well on tarmac twisties. You will outtake them on gravel, grass, sand, single tracks and you will outbalance them standing or sitting (garage turn stuff etc)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By ecce
Eh? WD40 will get you far in terms of cleaning the...

WD40 will get you far in terms of cleaning the chain and sprockets as well as your hands afterwards. An old dish brush might make it even easier. So no excuses. (so I say...)

I pulled off my rear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,660
Posted By ecce
stock 7.5wt oil now at 75mm instead of 60 (I had...

stock 7.5wt oil now at 75mm instead of 60 (I had exactly 60 when I measured after spring removal)
I use the öhlins springs

I did not intend to change the air gap. It just happened :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 50,397
Posted By ecce
I don't like karoo T much but I love Karoo...

I don't like karoo T much but I love Karoo without T. That seems to result, for the f800gs, in Karoo 2 for the front and Karoo in the rear (140 width) - both without T.

I think the TKC80...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,841
Posted By ecce
Laugh My f800gs is a dirt bike :lol3 ...

My f800gs is a dirt bike :lol3

https://img.skitch.com/20120606-bpduau6ifsj9f3upxd5f6w7rwr.preview.jpg (https://skitch.com/davidrinnan/86hqn/dirt-bike)Click for large view...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By ecce
Ridden more with 140 than150 in the back

Ridden more with 140 than150 in the back
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,249
Posted By ecce
Given that the f800gs is a general pupose...

Given that the f800gs is a general pupose standard dual sport bike, not to be confused with ready to race dual sport bikes such as ktm 690 enduro, it does pretty much what it should and performes as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,249
Posted By ecce
there is dirt and there is dirt - and the same...

there is dirt and there is dirt - and the same goes for streets.
I guess anyone who have tried the f800s knows that this type of bike can be equipped with more street oriented suspension as well as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,249
Posted By ecce
To further strenghten my case. The r1200gs is the...

To further strenghten my case. The r1200gs is the best bike in the world. All aspects considered and accounted for.

Still, it is not the best bike for me right now. The f800gs is..

If the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,249
Posted By ecce
I like the thread but I would like to put to the...

I like the thread but I would like to put to the record that the f800gs actually has pretty good suspension. I am able to go very quick on gravel as well as quick and tight pavement and most...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,351
Posted By ecce
the cool thing is how you are able to rear...

the cool thing is
how you are able to rear break while standing without fuzz
the way you can possition your body when standing and having to front break while going downhill (the ass pointing way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,196
Posted By ecce
I would run with a combo of Metzeler Karoo 2...

I would run with a combo of Metzeler Karoo 2 (without T) in the front and Heidenau K60 in the rear. Works great on and off the road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,351
Posted By ecce
I bought mine summer 2010. I dont know which...

I bought mine summer 2010. I dont know which version I have. But I have not noticed any clearence issues. I can just say that once you get used to them I dont think you will want to go back. At least...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By ecce
Exactly as with the jaw you have the most...

Exactly as with the jaw you have the most strength as you close the gap. i.e. less strength when the hand is open.

You want to achieve a clutch that only use the inner most span (closest to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By ecce
Rubber.. as the relationship matures you will...

Rubber.. as the relationship matures you will find most don't use it any more

and +3 on the pivot pegs if you intend to leave the regular streets and stand up while driving
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,679
Posted By ecce
I am running the 15t front and stock back and it...

I am running the 15t front and stock back and it works much better off road than the stock 16t front (for my riding style at least). (The only other modification I have made, that matters for riding,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 313,086
Posted By ecce
If I am not wrong the 140 tire exists and I would...

If I am not wrong the 140 tire exists and I would be surprised if I would be able to tell the difference between 140 and 150 when riding.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,819
Posted By ecce
Not more than 6000km / 4000miles sort of? From...

Not more than 6000km / 4000miles sort of? From what I have heard.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
ahaaaa that explains!! I am back at square...

ahaaaa that explains!!

I am back at square 1. will probably focus on US20 + 1 or 2 US 10 on the passenger seat for light packing and the vario cases for longer trips.

Unless I fabricate some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By ecce
Yeah this is really simple. Clinical...

Yeah this is really simple.

Clinical testing in laboratory environment not needed. Comments about tires and gears only necessary if one haven't read the first post properly or if the first post...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By ecce
Fun reading about ppl buying new seats after a...

Fun reading about ppl buying new seats after a demo ride... :)

I get a sore ass when riding bikes period.. Unless you install one of the sofa seats the elders are using. Preferably with some fur...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By ecce
check how the bars are positioned in relation to...

check how the bars are positioned in relation to the bash plate on the right hand side of the bike. Is the givi inside or outside of the bash plate. That could effect how tight you can get the two...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By ecce
According to GNP77 above a non-ABS-bike still...

According to GNP77 above a non-ABS-bike still have the ABS ring and sensor in the back. If you were to disengage this sensor you should get the same result as we did. I.e an ODO that indicates 10-20%...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
have you had any problem with the softbags...

have you had any problem with the softbags scratching the bike at all? I tried mounting my kriega bags the same way but got worried about scratches.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,219
Posted By ecce
I understand you need a stabilizer if the wobble...

I understand you need a stabilizer if the wobble is so great the plastics keep falling of your bike :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
My bag has been outside during rain twice. That...

My bag has been outside during rain twice. That is a full evening of fairly strong rain. The stuff inside has been damp both times. The bag has been placed on the seat and everything closed.

My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
I like my varios for exactly the reasons you...

I like my varios for exactly the reasons you mention above! (I dont have the top box).

For some trips I can feel that the vario cases are too much and I would settle for something lighter with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,265
Posted By ecce
Give up :) When the ABS was disconnected...

Give up :)

When the ABS was disconnected under the seat we got a huge difference on the trip meter. When it was connected again both bikes had exactly the same trip meter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 38,650
Posted By ecce
Us-10 and 20 works as a seat bag. I have so far...

Us-10 and 20 works as a seat bag. I have so far always strapped mine to the handles in the back but the mounting instructions states that the straps should go under the seat.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
Tried. Cannot see how I can mount US-10 or...

Tried. Cannot see how I can mount US-10 or anything else for that matter, without damaging the paint on the plastic panels in the back. I guess I would have to create an additional bar of some sort...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,679
Posted By ecce
Interesting I have the US-10 that I use on the...

Interesting I have the US-10 that I use on the backseat. Will try some mounting alternatives on the vario and post.
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,375
Posted By ecce
I guess I cannot see the forrest for all the...

I guess I cannot see the forrest for all the trees :P

Looks like you had a nice ride today!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,731
Posted By ecce
And if the bike is new expect 500km before they...

And if the bike is new expect 500km before they perform optimal.
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