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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,271
Posted By Bushwhacker
I agree with your on road/off road discussion....

I agree with your on road/off road discussion. Generally, when people say on road they mean paved smooth asphalt.

Everything else is bull.

Bikes I have owned just in the last 10 years -
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,271
Posted By Bushwhacker
When I went looking I intended to buy the F650GS....

When I went looking I intended to buy the F650GS. Shorter (I am just under 5'10"), more street oriented, tubeless tires, and much CHEAPER.

I rode it and was just not impressed. It just did not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bushwhacker
Must be talking about this - ...

Must be talking about this -

http://www.jet-hot.com/headercoatings.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,408
Posted By Bushwhacker
I have these. They do not fit the Adventure...

I have these.

They do not fit the Adventure Spec bars. A bit too small. I split the fabric that is supposed to mount them while trying to force them.

I am going to try to add a wedge of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Bushwhacker
I just rode my 800 on a 3500 mile trip thru NM,...

I just rode my 800 on a 3500 mile trip thru NM, AZ, UT, CO, and TX.

Never a single issue or problem with tires or otherwise.

My advice is the same to both of you -

Ride both bikes and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-28-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,869
Posted By Bushwhacker
I have the76CSx and like it a lot. When I bought...

I have the76CSx and like it a lot. When I bought this one it was a toss up between the 60 and the 76. I went with the 76 due to button size and placement.
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,414
Posted By Bushwhacker
I felt the bike leaned too far on the side stand...

I felt the bike leaned too far on the side stand so I installed this one from BestRest products.

Came in natural aluminum and I just spray painted it black -
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 187,048
Posted By Bushwhacker
I had one of these on my Tiger and thought it was...

I had one of these on my Tiger and thought it was a great bag.

The only way to mount it on the F800GS is to remove the center panel and drill and reinforce it so you can attach the mount.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Bushwhacker
+1 ...

+1

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/wfsjr/BrakePedal1.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,974
Posted By Bushwhacker
Yep. Obvious bike envy. It was bad...

Yep. Obvious bike envy.

It was bad enough when we were on Beasts, but to follow us over here to post this crap is beyond my understanding.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,974
Posted By Bushwhacker
Other than being on my tip toes at a stop - ...

Other than being on my tip toes at a stop -

It just fits me (or I fit it) better than any other bike I have owned and I have had a bunch.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By Bushwhacker
My understanding is that dry weight also does not...

My understanding is that dry weight also does not include the battery.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 19,147
Posted By Bushwhacker
I have had mine for a bit over a year and about...

I have had mine for a bit over a year and about 8000 miles (13000km).

This bike just fit me right off the show room floor. I have added Rox Risers (not absolutely necessary but more comfortable)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bushwhacker
I had the exact opposite problem. The pedal...

I had the exact opposite problem.

The pedal was too low so I added this from TT and it has worked great -

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/wfsjr/BrakePedal1.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bushwhacker
While adjustable screens do work for a lot of...

While adjustable screens do work for a lot of people even they do not work for everyone,

I have tried the MRA Vario screen with the adjustable wing on a couple of bikes and never could get it to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bushwhacker
Additional factors are How much bend in...

Additional factors are

How much bend in your elbows when you ride

Do you have risers

Have you changed or adjusted your handle bars

Do you have an after market seat.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,546
Posted By Bushwhacker
I have the Power Bronze I bought off ebay and am...

I have the Power Bronze I bought off ebay and am happy with it.

Skidmarx also makes one -

http://f800depot.com/rear-hugger-fiberglass-gs-p-241.html...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,252
Posted By Bushwhacker
In September I did 3500 miles from Houston to the...

In September I did 3500 miles from Houston to the South and North rims of the Grand Canyon, up thru Utah across to Colorado back down thru NM to Houston and according to the OBC I got 51 mpg for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,244
Posted By Bushwhacker
I was always under the impression that speed and...

I was always under the impression that speed and mileage used different signals.

That's why the odo seems to be accurate and the speedo always seems to read a bit fast.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bushwhacker
If you need to be convinced to change bikes,...

If you need to be convinced to change bikes, chances are you are sufficiently happy with what you have and don't really want to spend the money on a new one.

If as you say the 690 is killing you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By Bushwhacker
I had them on my Tiger 1050 and thought they were...

I had them on my Tiger 1050 and thought they were great. They get a thumbs up from me.

However, I have found no need to get them for the F800GS. I am happy with the stock levers.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,987
Posted By Bushwhacker
If you are buying it to keep and ride I think it...

If you are buying it to keep and ride I think it is a good deal.

If you keep your bikes for 6 months and then go get another one, Maybe not.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,837
Posted By Bushwhacker
I can tell you what I do. I upload the pic...

I can tell you what I do.

I upload the pic to a free hosting site - I use photobucket.com - and then link to it from here -

Example -

I have added a space between the "[" and the "I" in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,837
Posted By Bushwhacker
As far as I know, You do not. I ordered...

As far as I know, You do not.

I ordered mine from the UK and they arrived in less than a week.

I also ordered the AdvSpec bash plate and BarkBuster handguards.

The hand guards only added...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,837
Posted By Bushwhacker
Have you ever seen this happen. I have...

Have you ever seen this happen.

I have never seen a post where the AdvSpec bars bent and did any damage to the bike. Ever.

I assume you are just talking theory and while it does not sound...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,703
Posted By Bushwhacker
I like my F800GS and plan to keep it BUT the GS...

I like my F800GS and plan to keep it BUT the GS is no where near as smooth as the Triumph Tripple. I have owned a Thunderbird Sport, an 05 Tiger and an 07 Tiger and there is only one motorcycle I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Bushwhacker
http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showitems.c...

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showitems.cgi?subcat_id=297

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cart/pics/125485792554730.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,000
Posted By Bushwhacker
Here is a post I made back in July. I assume the...

Here is a post I made back in July. I assume the links are still good -
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 176,748
Posted By Bushwhacker
That's interesting. I got the TBR and when I...

That's interesting. I got the TBR and when I looked at it - looked like just a straight thru pipe to me - I thought it was going to be very loud. I installed the power tip and put it on the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Bushwhacker
Taking the GS out for a little spin tomorrow.

<TABLE style="MARGIN: auto auto auto 4.65pt; WIDTH: 405.75pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; mso-padding-alt: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt" class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bushwhacker
What is the proper way to break in the engine. ...

What is the proper way to break in the engine.

Generally the Mfgr gives you a slow breakin with various rpm limits until you reach a certain mileage.

I think it is Motorman who advocates...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By Bushwhacker
True, but the OP just wanted to plug in his ETrex...

True, but the OP just wanted to plug in his ETrex and the stock plug is perfect for that.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By Bushwhacker
www.powerlet.com (http://www.powerlet.com) has...

www.powerlet.com (http://www.powerlet.com) has everything to connect -

This

http://www.powerlet.com/product/powerlet-basic-plug-to-sae-garage-duty-cables/315


Or just get this -
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,475
Posted By Bushwhacker
I have the Two Brothers which I think is very...

I have the Two Brothers which I think is very reasonably priced compared to the Akrapovic.

Plus it is much lighter and sounds better and claims a couple of HP increase.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,084
Posted By Bushwhacker
I agree with the others - Crash bars and Skid...

I agree with the others - Crash bars and Skid plate first.

Then - AN AFTERMARKET SEAT - The stock seat is torture.

Here is what I have added to mine -

Givi Top Case and Side Case...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Bushwhacker
I did a google search on "90/90-R21" and found...

I did a google search on "90/90-R21" and found several for sale from European sites but none in the US.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Bushwhacker
The tires that came stock on my bike are a Bias...

The tires that came stock on my bike are a Bias front and a Radial rear.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By Bushwhacker
Here is a photo someone (I do not remember who so...

Here is a photo someone (I do not remember who so I can not give proper credit) on this forum.

It shows the scribe line on the forks that mark the proper setting.

When I bought my bike the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By Bushwhacker
I will not buy another new bike without ABS.

I will not buy another new bike without ABS.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bushwhacker
I am 5'10" with a 30 inch inseam, I stand...

I am 5'10" with a 30 inch inseam,

I stand right beside the bike with my left hand on the handlebar, lift my right leg up in front of me so my right foot is in front of my left knee, grab my pant...
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