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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By ThirdUncle
What's it worth

It's winter so I shall waste my and your time with a flaky question: What's my bike worth?

Here are the pertinents:

2009 BMW F800GS Fully loaded for model year (ABS,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,283
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bob, Very curious to hear what things you like...

Bob, Very curious to hear what things you like better abt the newer model. I rode a brand new one around a few blocks several months back and it felt like a completely different machine -- in a good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,283
Posted By ThirdUncle
Wicked My 800GS at 91

I bought mine new in '09, my first-ever new bike of the four I've owned. The regular service was expensive enough to shock, then annoy, but the bike has been entirely reliable (apart from steering...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,331
Posted By ThirdUncle
Curious, did those Duallys wreak havoc on your...

Curious, did those Duallys wreak havoc on your charging system? Can't be sure they have with mine, but their installation and use seems to mesh rather perfectly with my stator dramas.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 3,440,371
Posted By ThirdUncle
I drool at the sight of that KTM desert scene.

I drool at the sight of that KTM desert scene.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 139,168
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks, Loutre. Using orig flywheel.

Thanks, Loutre. Using orig flywheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 139,168
Posted By ThirdUncle
Men, Is there a 'how to change your f800gs...

Men,

Is there a 'how to change your f800gs stator' thread, with pics?

I have my new Electrosport unit and have ordered the RR via express from Jack@ Roadster. Keener's keen to help me out,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 139,168
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks JR -- and to all the rest of you who dug...

Thanks JR -- and to all the rest of you who dug so deep for the benefit of electroignoramuses like me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 139,168
Posted By ThirdUncle
Laugh Thanks, Thumper. An actual solution would indeed...

Thanks, Thumper. An actual solution would indeed be nice, instead of having to keep replace something that's not engineered correctly. I'll look into it. Looks like a found a sweet deal on a new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 139,168
Posted By ThirdUncle
Second stator RIPing

I have a '09 800GS with 91,000km, bought new. It's been quite good to me, but once I put the Dually lamps (31w net draw) on a few years ago, charging troubles began. (I am also a victim of headlight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,127
Posted By ThirdUncle
OK then, I'm taping it bigtime -- like Homeland...

OK then, I'm taping it bigtime -- like Homeland Security.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10,480
Views: 3,440,371
Posted By ThirdUncle
Here's Naomi at home in the Ganny, with Keener...

Here's Naomi at home in the Ganny, with Keener muscling into the backdrop with his KTM...

http://champers.smugmug.com/Summer-Rides-2014-Ontario/i-MRVCB9j/0/XL/IMG_0196-XL.jpg

And on holidays in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,127
Posted By ThirdUncle
New burner here

Can I join this elite club?

Both of my headlight reflectors on my 2009 F800GS are badly burnt and have been for years. I've barely ever switched on the high-beam, let alone ever changed the bulb;...
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,964
Posted By ThirdUncle
Specfuckingtacular weekend

I've never broken so many things on one ride. Plus my head hurts, my right calf seems to have become a figure-8 knot, I lost a touring peg, and my right ear's ringing louder than ever. Somehow, I am...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,964
Posted By ThirdUncle
Yes!!! I need a bed. Still available?

Yes!!! I need a bed. Still available?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
When's the next shipment, Dusty?

When's the next shipment, Dusty?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By ThirdUncle
I am indeed running that MIVV carbon can and love...

I am indeed running that MIVV carbon can and love it. Here's a vid -- you can hear it under various loads, riding around town one night, dB killer out. I think the sound's just right for notifying...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By ThirdUncle
Just get a MIVV carbon fibre can. $400 and weighs...

Just get a MIVV carbon fibre can. $400 and weighs 2.5lbs vs the stock can's 12lbs. Has a removable dB killer if you're into noise.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,390
Posted By ThirdUncle
Wicked Get the 8

You sound like you've been riding long and hard enough to handle an F800GS. I haven't ridden the F700GS, but did try its 650 predecessor as a loaner for 3 days, and was not moved by it; it's a great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
I had the same legendary waste of time with these...

I had the same legendary waste of time with these people.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
Hope to have a report on them once you've done...

Hope to have a report on them once you've done some muddin' and such. Though, I think I'm happy enough with Mitas to finally cease my half-decade-long quest for the perfect dualsport tire, and just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
That sounds ideal. Too bad I just took delivery...

That sounds ideal. Too bad I just took delivery of another set of E10/EO7. Next time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
I looked at the EO9 for the rear, too, but the...

I looked at the EO9 for the rear, too, but the man at MX1 talked me out of them, due to them dying an earlier death. Let us know how they last.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By ThirdUncle
Here's what I thought of the 2014 Super Tenere ES 1199

I do the occasional bike test / review for EatSleepRide.com. Disclaimer: I'm neither a motorcycle expert nor a journalist. Furthermore, I am not merely technically dis-inclined, but am one of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,564
Posted By ThirdUncle
New tire time

Anyone try the Sava tires on an 800GS yet? I want a mud-worthy knobbie that lasts 10,000km, even though I'm damn impressed with my Mitas combo, EO7 rear, E10 front. Got 13,000km on them. The front's...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
Almost Road Report

To all who love me, I have finally posted the pics and videos from this trip here: http://champers.smugmug.com/Invasion-of-America-14/

Stay tuned for the RR... to come some time this year or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
Sorry I missed the post-clay clusterfug portion

Loved partying with you and digging all those bikes out of that insane sticky mess, folks. That has to qualify as the weirdest thing I've ever done on a motorcycle (with my clothes on, anyway)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
ThirdUncle present

It's Thursday at 3pm, and I'm in Craig. Where do I find ya'll? Aint nothing but a few barkin hogs on the streets here.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
And now the advenchah finally begins

Almost seems like I need a new page, complete with lots of teasing shots and build-up, like the other kids do. For now I must go to Albuquerque. I have an urgent appointment with a gentleman named...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
Looks like it's a rain check -- thanks for the...

Looks like it's a rain check -- thanks for the invite though, Sonny. I passed through Kentucky yesterday mid-aft and because I was far behind and on the highway I just kept going through to...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
Running a bit late. Was supposed to leave at dawn...

Running a bit late. Was supposed to leave at dawn this morning but that doesn't look like it's gonna happen. I'll probably cross the US border around 3pm today, Sat May 10. So Looks look Kentuck will...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
Two days and I pull it

Two days to go and I can't believe how much I've spent in the last few weeks on this bike and the trip goodies... new tires and tubes, Rotopax, Spot, new wheel bearings all around, Doubletake...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
I am new to all this. I thought I'd registered,...

I am new to all this. I thought I'd registered, but no name there. So am I now? Do I need to send money now or pay COD? Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
Looks like just my idea of fun.

Looks like just my idea of fun.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
I thought I'd added a few weeks ago, please add me in

I have been working so hard I forgot all about this. But I did post my hell ya some weeks back and believe I wrote "I Am In." Is it too late to add ThirdUncle? Do I need to join or create a team? If...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ThirdUncle
The countdown begins at 18 days to go. Looking...

The countdown begins at 18 days to go. Looking like straight to Phoenix for a week of DS, climbing and mtn biking. I can barely sleep.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By ThirdUncle
Ontario Slush Fun

http://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/0/X2/IMG_1876-X2.jpghttp://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/A (http://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/A)

It started as a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,233
Posted By ThirdUncle
Brilliant and useful post. Thank you. Now all we...

Brilliant and useful post. Thank you. Now all we need is an overlay on that map showing which ones are competent, trustworthy, helpful and non-larcenists.:rofl
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By ThirdUncle
I have never stuck to a plan -- even when I spend...

I have never stuck to a plan -- even when I spend hours losing my mind concocting the perfect one. I just stick to general way-points, areas, and places / people I want to visit. The people part I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 57,463
Posted By ThirdUncle
I can bring that. And real beer and bacon too....

I can bring that. And real beer and bacon too. Just gotta find my USB-powered fridge.
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