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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,048
Posted By ducpilot
High mileage F800GS

48,000 miles... Expect to be at 65,000 ish by the end of the winter
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By ducpilot
upstaged

Well... if you have been looking to upstage me I think you have finally done it :photog

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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 106,252
Posted By ducpilot
Touratech 5.3 gal fuel tank on F800GS

I am still looking for crash bars to protect the tank...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1234494_10201139033135995_1781308294_n.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 166,596
Posted By ducpilot
big touratech tank on F800GS

I think I will stick with the old school F800GS adventure :evil

now I just need to swap in the newer 6.3 gal tank to take me to 11.5 gal:deal
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Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 151,221
Posted By ducpilot
Round Cyclops LED driving lights

I am in the process of re-outfitting my bike for my next extended trip (3-4 mo. in South America) and switched over to the Cyclops LED driving lamps. I will be testing them out for ADVMoto magazine...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-28-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,253
Posted By ducpilot
Thanks Chet... Bold is a nice way to discribe me...

Thanks Chet... Bold is a nice way to discribe me :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 55,622
Posted By ducpilot
I gutted mine a few years ago before I installed...

I gutted mine a few years ago before I installed the Remus headers.... last night I installed the Arrow headers so I am anxous to compare all 4 set ups. I found that just gutting the cat did not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 73,657
Posted By ducpilot
Don't they know we are chomping at the bit here!!

Don't they know we are chomping at the bit here!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 272,224
Posted By ducpilot
one more bites the dust

after 4 trips to Mexico, 5 trips on the WABDR and countless other ADV rides around the PNW, Colorado and more I thought I was one of the lucky ones... however it looks like the UTBDR was the final...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,773
Posted By ducpilot
I love my '05 FJR but it is at the verge of...

I love my '05 FJR but it is at the verge of retirement... I have been waiting for a replacement for 2 years now; if Yamaha doesn't give me something to buy I'm going to have to jump ship and buy from...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,343
Posted By ducpilot
Skid plate in action

I just love abusing Black Dog's stuff! The production plate works even better than the prototype did :freaky
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Forum: Vendors 03-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 132,832
Posted By ducpilot
Rotopax with soft luggage

This is a PSSOR instructor in training; he mounted his Rotopax to the rack and then straps his soft luggage over it. I don' a have a pick with the luggage... we have more instructor training next...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,455
Posted By ducpilot
Metzler Karoo T (2) vs Karoo

There is also a difference in the tread pattern and depth
http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/OG/633017092499606567Karoo.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,455
Posted By ducpilot
I have used the Karoo T, TKC's, K60s, Michelin...

I have used the Karoo T, TKC's, K60s, Michelin Deserts, and now the Kenda Big Block.

The Karoo worked ok but the life span was very short and they were expensive. I prefer the TKC if I was to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,348
Views: 1,291,482
Posted By ducpilot
[QUOTE=clearandlock;17883439]Have not tried the...

[QUOTE=clearandlock;17883439]Have not tried the foam behind the battery yet, started on the last day of a 2week ride from London to Morocco and back.

other than that the unit is great but I...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25,285
Views: 2,027,420
Posted By ducpilot
Thumbs down no

answer to the original question... NO! If it was why would I want to go? :evil

Love riding in Mexico! :D
Forum: Americas 02-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,856
Posted By ducpilot
Pissed Looking for Baja tracks

Tracks, tracks, tracks.... :ear

come on guys you're teasing me!!! share?!

I am riding down from the Canadian border in a few weeks (my 5th year traveling to Mexico) and only plan to explore...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,099
Posted By ducpilot
Thanks... I think I will pack them to the border...

Thanks... I think I will pack them to the border and then change them just before we cross into Mexico. Knowing that the whole trip will be around 5K and we will be riding hard south of the border I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 55,496
Posted By ducpilot
I agree that a stock R1200GS vs a stock F800GS...

I agree that a stock R1200GS vs a stock F800GS the 12 gets the nod for highway riding but with a new seat and a good sheild and the 800 becomes a great touring bike (I use a MRA Vario Touring Screen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,099
Posted By ducpilot
The trip I am using them for is from the Canadian...

The trip I am using them for is from the Canadian Border into Baja and back... I wasn't sure if they'd make the full trip based on what I have already heard about milage. The last 1500 miles will be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 164,706
Posted By ducpilot
Military Mentor Training

I work for Puget Sound Safety and took these pictures while conducting one of our advanced riding courses for the Army Special Forces... couldn't resist the opportunity for some killer photos :evil ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 164,706
Posted By ducpilot
Vstrom with tank - camo F800GS

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425969_2733607017418_1174564497_32291160_993349669_n.jpg
The new bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,099
Posted By ducpilot
You betchya

You betchya
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,099
Posted By ducpilot
You'll notice I only put pressure on the outside...

You'll notice I only put pressure on the outside edge of the rim so I don't damage the rotors. When I do it in the shop I have a tire changer and before that I used a bucket so the rotors never touch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,555
Posted By ducpilot
thanks for sharing... kinda cool. We are...

thanks for sharing... kinda cool.

We are posting this up on our school website so those that don't understand us may after they see this. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 178,099
Posted By ducpilot
Tire Change tutorial (how to)

If anyone is interested I did a how to video for changing tires on a F800GS - trail side style. I have changed a lot of tires at camp while on tour.

This first video is the front tire, If...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,478
Posted By ducpilot
Considering the bike and rim sizes i would look...

Considering the bike and rim sizes i would look at something like the Avon Disanzia's. They are a light DS tire and have sizes that would correctly fit your bike.

they handle gravel just fine......
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 306,344
Posted By ducpilot
I spooned on my first set of K60s at camp next to...

I spooned on my first set of K60s at camp next to the campfire and didn't have any issues. They were stiffer than the TKC80's but not nearly as stiff as the Michelin Deserts I ran in the past (wish...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 306,344
Posted By ducpilot
the advise people have been giving you is pretty...

the advise people have been giving you is pretty solid. Tires are a personal choice and I use both tires depending on where/how I am riding. Currently I am running a K60 140/80-17 rear with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,604
Posted By ducpilot
I sure did... I liked the Beowulf tone but I...

I sure did... I liked the Beowulf tone but I found it louder than I wanted. I sold it to a fellow GS rider and went back to stock for a bit. Just switch to the Remus hexicone and I love it. It is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,604
Posted By ducpilot
Don't forget the Handguards

No handguards? (Barkbusters, Touratech guards, etc) !? :waysad

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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,604
Posted By ducpilot
do you haIve the full Akropovic or just a slip...

do you haIve the full Akropovic or just a slip on? I am now running the full remus system but haven't found anyone running a full system to compare against.

back to the topic at hand... the Trax...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 190,086
Posted By ducpilot
I don't know of any mount other than the one...

I don't know of any mount other than the one offered by Garmin... They offer a car window mount, a car dash mount and the Motorcycle/ATV mount.

I have the window mount for my truck and the bike...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,509
Views: 2,567,083
Posted By ducpilot
Most of the time I use the "garage" for cooking...

Most of the time I use the "garage" for cooking out of the rain, wind, dust, changing my muddy gear outside my sleeping area and bike maintenance in nasty weather.

I have put the bike in the tent...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6,509
Views: 2,567,083
Posted By ducpilot
Reverz Tenere' Tent

F800GS and KLR 650 with first gen (yellow) and second gen Redverz Tenere' tentshttp://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/293457_2172875679485_1174564497_32037504_1296060880_n.jpg
Rear duffel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,651
Posted By ducpilot
The color was a goldish color, I can't remember...

The color was a goldish color, I can't remember what they called it but is was titanium or somthing. Now it is a brown color on the front and black just below the sprocket :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 190,086
Posted By ducpilot
I have been using the Garmin Nuvi 500 for years...

I have been using the Garmin Nuvi 500 for years and was doing a side by side to see how they compared. The Nuvi is still the better street GPS and if all I want is a track to find my way out of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 190,086
Posted By ducpilot
Here is my F800GS with a Nuvi 500 and Montana 600...

Here is my F800GS with a Nuvi 500 and Montana 600 while Riding the WABDR
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/312831_2172897000018_1174564497_32037547_1236039281_n.jpg

Now I am just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,651
Posted By ducpilot
My bike is a real trailer queen... I would never...

My bike is a real trailer queen... I would never get it dirty :evil

The header wrap has faired better than I thought it would. If I would stop smashing skid plates into it and cutting it I think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,651
Posted By ducpilot
BMW F800GS cat removal

I didnt' take tutorial pics but here is what the cat looks like before and after. Make sure to line up a welder that can weld stainless before you start cutting. Any Muff shop will turn you away as...
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