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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By bikerfish1100
I am just now installing a Yacugar that I bought...

I am just now installing a Yacugar that I bought form Ted Porter at Beemershop. Give Ted a call, he's a great guy to do business with.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By bikerfish1100
unless you changed them out, your F8GS does not...

unless you changed them out, your F8GS does not have LEDs in the headlight.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 86,382
Posted By bikerfish1100
first- Joel, thanks for all this hardwork. it is...

first- Joel, thanks for all this hardwork. it is appreciated.
2nd- I ended up balancing cost and quality, and decided that the Antigravity, at 3x the price, was not quite what I needed. I did some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 182,045
Posted By bikerfish1100
any tricks for dealing with him in English?...

any tricks for dealing with him in English? website looks great, as does the mount, but can't read a bit of it!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 2,487,424
Posted By bikerfish1100
exactly. auxilliary power source. i have a...

exactly. auxilliary power source. i have a secondary outlet powered from that. it feeds direct from battery, bypassing the low amperage shut off system of the stock power outlet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,194
Posted By bikerfish1100
2.5 bars is ~ 36 psi. should be about right. if...

2.5 bars is ~ 36 psi. should be about right. if you're doing only road, you could go a skooch higher..
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,194
Posted By bikerfish1100
what are ya'll running for tire pressure? i have...

what are ya'll running for tire pressure? i have just over 6K on my latest set of Shinko 705s- rear is gone, front still looks quite good. Usually 30-32 fr, 34-36 r.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,139
Posted By bikerfish1100
right. because posting a comment about the...

right. because posting a comment about the craptastic stock seat in a thread specifically ABOUT the craptastic stock seat would certainly not be appropriate now, would it? :huh
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,139
Posted By bikerfish1100
not complaining. warning.

not complaining. warning.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,139
Posted By bikerfish1100
BMW has been specing uncomfortable seats for over...

BMW has been specing uncomfortable seats for over 15 years. i think the twin GS saddles get the award for "Worst Seats Evah"
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the normal height one is not an upgrade from the low. Altho it might...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,194
Posted By bikerfish1100
so they go and rate a collection of d/s tires--...

so they go and rate a collection of d/s tires-- but don't give them any testing in the dirt. lacking, sorely lacking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By bikerfish1100
GENIUS!! I only hit ignition key.I was fooled,...

GENIUS!!
I only hit ignition key.I was fooled, as the hi beam fires up with just ignition key, along with parking lite. Wonder why either- hi comes on, or low does not? is teh expectation that you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By bikerfish1100
Low beam out, good bulb

Low beam blew out while on tour, so I just ran with the hibeam for the remainder. Got home, tested "bad" lowbeam in hibeam harness, definitely a bad bulb. Tested new bulb (stock unit from my HID...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,194
Posted By bikerfish1100
Cycle Gear has the Shinko 705s on a smoking hot...

Cycle Gear has the Shinko 705s on a smoking hot deal (pair for about $100), but only has the rear available in a 140/80 rather than the 150/70, spec'd stock.
from past posts, i know that these tires...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,940
Posted By bikerfish1100
well, 60+ lbs lighter is really good. i'd be real...

well, 60+ lbs lighter is really good. i'd be real concerned about how much lighter will it make my wallet. and how much less "all-world" usable, for that matter. it remains a nice exercise in "let's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,735
Posted By bikerfish1100
not within the last year. he'll build tubeless...

not within the last year. he'll build tubeless rears only (around $1600, iirc), and "seal" a front- but no clue on the long term quality of that.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,178
Posted By bikerfish1100
[QUOTE=JoelWisman]We are doing the first valve...

[QUOTE=JoelWisman]We are doing the first valve adjustment we've ever had to do on an f800gs today.

The previous 500 or so have only required checking but never adjustment.

QUOTE]

those are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,735
Posted By bikerfish1100
Great RR, very well expressed. I'm an ex-CT...

Great RR, very well expressed.
I'm an ex-CT boy, and finally made my home here in CO, after several jaunts across this beautiful country.
I do miss my Huskies, lemme tell ya (they just don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,252
Posted By bikerfish1100
just realize that the OBC may or may not be...

just realize that the OBC may or may not be accurate. the only way to tell for sure is to record mileage between fillups and the gallons replaced between same fillups (MUST fill up, otherwise it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 46,390
Posted By bikerfish1100
Hey, cut the guy some slack. They only stated...

Hey, cut the guy some slack. They only stated "restocking fee applies" 6 times on that order page, plus a singular statement at the top that states how much the restocking fee is. I mean, it's not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By bikerfish1100
schweet. maybe now you can get over Schofield a...

schweet. maybe now you can get over Schofield a bit easier than on the R11?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,252
Posted By bikerfish1100
hoo boy, you sure got somethin' funky going on. i...

hoo boy, you sure got somethin' funky going on. i have seen as high as 70mpg on Interstate riding, stock windshield but loaded Caribou/Pelican cases and tail bag, plus me at almost 200. that was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 2,487,424
Posted By bikerfish1100
some shots a few days ago from atop Fall River Rd...

some shots a few days ago from atop Fall River Rd in RMNP
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q13/bikerfish1100/2010/8-30%20ride%20Stillwater%20Creek%20Trail/GSattopofOldFallRiverRd.jpg

and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,844
Posted By bikerfish1100
Mine locked up on Sunday. Got it to the dealer on...

Mine locked up on Sunday. Got it to the dealer on Tuesday. Diagnosed as a bent gear selector shaft. Replaced under warranty, back in my hands on Thursday. Cost to me was $10 for overnight shipping,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,844
Posted By bikerfish1100
mine just did the first gear lockup today. what...

mine just did the first gear lockup today.
what was the resolution on the other gearboxes that parked themselves in #1??

will get it tothe dealer on Tuesday- here's hoping for a loaner bike....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,252
Posted By bikerfish1100
how long had your reserve symbol been lit? mine...

how long had your reserve symbol been lit? mine consistently comes on right around 3.2 gals gone, with 1 left. have driven fuel left symbol down to single digits, and still have never added more than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,252
Posted By bikerfish1100
on 2300+ mile trip from CO to MOA National in...

on 2300+ mile trip from CO to MOA National in Redmond OR and back, on only 2 lane roads out, and mostly all I-state home (don't ask, it wasn't my choice) i had a low of 44mpg (heavy head winds, and i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
that's cool. keep us posted on how he does in his...

that's cool. keep us posted on how he does in his BRC.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
you missed some key concepts, the lack of which...

you missed some key concepts, the lack of which puts some real dumb into your rant.
First off; we are talking about a guy getting some dirt experience before taking the BRC, 3 weeks away. we are not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By bikerfish1100
Peak-to-Peak (119/72) is a National Scenic Hiway....

Peak-to-Peak (119/72) is a National Scenic Hiway. you'll want to stop to catch the views, they are plentiful. All of it is paved; some sections new, others needing to be made new, but most of it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
off the top of my head, how about: ...

off the top of my head, how about:

-inadequate use of front brake to come to a quick stop.
-looking at the freaking fender or maybe, if they're good, 3" in front of the front wheel. (this is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,556
Posted By bikerfish1100
there is a great deal of individualization...

there is a great deal of individualization between states, as well as between programs within states, including costs of the courses which are set by the program administrators and state guidelines....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By bikerfish1100
actually, his Rifle to Moab route is not bad at...

actually, his Rifle to Moab route is not bad at all. takes him thru the northern section of the Dolores River Rd- a real gem.
i'd suggest stay with that part of the plan, but scrap the US50 beyond...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By bikerfish1100
so where do i get my tags? sure don't want to get...

so where do i get my tags? sure don't want to get in trouble with a DOW green wearing guy.

3 days of rain (and/or snow, depending upon whether you're up or down from 8,000' or so)- this place is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
yeah, well, your deleted post contained no info...

yeah, well, your deleted post contained no info or explanation about it at all- it is thoroughly 100% gone.
remember- anything you say on the net lives forever. :wink:
good luck with your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
i was responding to this statement, which OP...

i was responding to this statement, which OP apparently decided to remove.
Parking lot is 3 miles from my house. On the way back I had him wait for me at the lot while I rode back to get the car for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
i was replying to this post, by you- which has...

i was replying to this post, by you- which has apparently been removed. (WTF back at ya!)

Took Bro inlaw on some back roads and a wee bit of dirt.
It's been decades since I ride w/ a fresh...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
be thoroughly unavailable to go riding with him...

be thoroughly unavailable to go riding with him for the next 3 weeks. do whatever it takes, but do your part in keeping him off that bike until he takes the class.

he will (ultimately) thank you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By bikerfish1100
because by taking the class first they only have...

because by taking the class first they only have to learn how to ride correctly.
if they go out and "learn" on their own or with someone else, then they not only still have to learn the new stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,618
Posted By bikerfish1100
your call on a KLR650 or Wee-Strom is about dead...

your call on a KLR650 or Wee-Strom is about dead on perfect.

we use Rebels in our MSF training classes. Anyone taller than about 5'8" has to deal with the bike's attempts at ripping their guts out...
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