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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,087
Posted By DesertRat
green and 1/2!:deal mike

green and 1/2!:deal

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,087
Posted By DesertRat
Here is the heavy poop!!:topes ...

Here is the heavy poop!!:topes

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400838

Weight is really a relative concept. Th 800 GS is a flat bike and therefore harder to pick up(which for me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7,848
Views: 2,621,153
Posted By DesertRat
What a great way to end an 11 year dry...

What a great way to end an 11 year dry spell!:clap Congratulations!

Mike
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,902
Posted By DesertRat
I am still in the looking stage for bags on my...

I am still in the looking stage for bags on my new 800 GS. I had Jesse's on my big gs and never had any complaints. The room and crash performance were great! The pics I have seen of the Jesses for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 73,272
Posted By DesertRat
Hey Bigem, from the looks of that rack you could...

Hey Bigem, from the looks of that rack you could carry a spare bike!:eek1

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By DesertRat
I only have about 750 miles on mine, but I...

I only have about 750 miles on mine, but I haven't noticed the throttle being too stiff. I will have to go out to the garage now and see what my calibrated wrist has to say.:gdog

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,024
Posted By DesertRat
Weight is obviously a biggie, but not the only...

Weight is obviously a biggie, but not the only issue. The standard forks and 21 inch front tire lets the bike track much better on soft stuff than the big GS setup. I don't have much dirt time on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,929
Posted By DesertRat
Not a real test, but my wife and I put about 50...

Not a real test, but my wife and I put about 50 miles 2 up. I couldn't tell she was aboard exept at a standstill. plent of room, no power issue at all, and she said the seat felt ok. I won't have any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,238
Posted By DesertRat
I forgot to include a centerstand as part of the...

I forgot to include a centerstand as part of the 485 lbs. Sorry.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,238
Posted By DesertRat
Naw, I always run 50 lbs in both tires. You get...

Naw, I always run 50 lbs in both tires. You get better traction with the extra weight!:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,238
Posted By DesertRat
Official F800 GS weight

Official as in checked on a freshly calibrated floor scale. Factory stock, ABS, Touratech hand guards, 3.5 to 4 gallons of fuel: 485 lbs.:deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By DesertRat
waiting for the rest of the report:lurk I did...

waiting for the rest of the report:lurk I did not get to go this year, so I'm depending on you to let me know what I missed.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,170,751
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for the reply. Mike

Thanks for the reply.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,170,751
Posted By DesertRat
Hey Oggi, I see that Baja designs also has a 1.5...

Hey Oggi, I see that Baja designs also has a 1.5 gallon tank. did you check that one out to see if it would fit?

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,170,751
Posted By DesertRat
How is the cap on that tank? I have been thinking...

How is the cap on that tank? I have been thinking of the kolpin 1.5 gallon aux tank but have heard a lot of complaints about leaking.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for the pics Steady. :clap Mike

Thanks for the pics Steady. :clap

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DesertRat
I built a kit for my 1200GSA that should cover...

I built a kit for my 1200GSA that should cover anything. Since the bike weighs 2 or 3 tons, I wasn't too concerned about the weight of tools I carried!:evil I was hoping to keep the kit for the G a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DesertRat
I have an old airhead combo tool with a 27 mm...

I have an old airhead combo tool with a 27 mm wrench. I tried that and it would probably work but it was sloppy. That sort of fit usually means a rounded off nut somewhere down the trail.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DesertRat
Crescent wrench? Chinese do it yourself? :huh ...

Crescent wrench? Chinese do it yourself? :huh This is a BMW!! Surely someone makes a $100 tool for this!!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By DesertRat
G650X axle nut tool?

I have been looking for a tool to remove the 26 mm axle nuts that will fit in a compact tool kit. No luck so far. Looks like the combo tire iron/wrench makers left out the 26 mm! Has anybody found...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By DesertRat
Is this an ABS or non-ABS bike? Mike

Is this an ABS or non-ABS bike?

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,170,751
Posted By DesertRat
I got a piece of blue 1/8 inch thick flexible...

I got a piece of blue 1/8 inch thick flexible plastic from a plastic company, cut a piece that ends up about 6 inches taller than the stock and bolted it on. it seems to break enough wind to help on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,706
Posted By DesertRat
Well, I guess you are the perfect person to...

Well, I guess you are the perfect person to ask(1200 miles/22 hrs...Sheesh!!) is that the stock seat, and if so , can you sit down now?:huh

Mike
Forum: Europe 11-12-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for the info. Mike

Thanks for the info.

Mike
Forum: Europe 11-09-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
The air fare(round trip for 2) came in at $2600....

The air fare(round trip for 2) came in at $2600. I haven't looked at rental prices yet.

Mike
Forum: Europe 11-08-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks Terry. Of all the bike rental companies I...

Thanks Terry. Of all the bike rental companies I checked on, this looks like the way to go. I found a company in Scotland that rents Triumphs, but they say you can't leave the country.:deal Think...
Forum: Europe 11-08-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
No firm plans yet. I got a bit of a shock when I...

No firm plans yet. I got a bit of a shock when I started looking at flights!:eek1 It is going to be a tough decision whether to go or not. It's looking like a $5000+ vacation!

Mike
Forum: Europe 11-04-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for all the input.:clap I may have to see...

Thanks for all the input.:clap I may have to see if we can afford two weeks.

Mike
Forum: Europe 11-01-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for all the replies. I did a quick search...

Thanks for all the replies. I did a quick search for bike rentals and all I got was Japanese bikes! Doesn't anyone ride Triumphs there?:huh

Mike
Forum: Europe 10-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for the info. Mike

Thanks for the info.

Mike
Forum: Europe 10-27-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Thanks for the replies. I know a week is too...

Thanks for the replies. I know a week is too short, but time is always hard to come by. I had hoped to rent a Triumph to do it right.:deal

Mike
Forum: Europe 10-26-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By DesertRat
Great Britain vacation

My wife and I are planning to fly over next year, rent a bike and tour England, Scotland, and Wales for a week or so. She has some relatives in Scotland that she wants to look up. Any tips on best...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,833
Posted By DesertRat
Oh yeah! I definitely had water in the chambers....

Oh yeah! I definitely had water in the chambers. Probably could get up to the seat with a snorkel!:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,833
Posted By DesertRat
Four of us went for a ride last April. 3 12 GS's,...

Four of us went for a ride last April. 3 12 GS's, 1 1150 GS Adv. ran into some flash flooding stream crossings. In the deepest one, all 3 12s died with just enough momentum to get to dry land. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,865
Posted By DesertRat
I had Jesse's on my 1150 GS adv and while fully...

I had Jesse's on my 1150 GS adv and while fully loaded with camping gear, I wore some flat spots on both front corners. I knew I touched down at the time, but it was more sound than fury. did not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By DesertRat
Local trials meet

I had never seen trials in person before. A friend organised a local club meet on the West side of Donner pass this weekend and invited me to come watch. It was a lot of fun. I got to see people that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By DesertRat
Great riding!:clap I love seeing 10 mph curve...

Great riding!:clap I love seeing 10 mph curve signs!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By DesertRat
A little off subject dirtduck, but how ancient...

A little off subject dirtduck, but how ancient can you be? I don't even see any silver around your muzzle!:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By DesertRat
While at the BMWMOA National in Durango, we...

While at the BMWMOA National in Durango, we headed towards Mesa Verde park for the day. We stopped in Mancos for breakfast and landed smack in the middle of the Mancos Day parade. After spending an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By DesertRat
A group of us tried to ride the High Rock last...

A group of us tried to ride the High Rock last April. The water was so high up the canyon just North of Gerlach, I flooded my 1200 and trashed the flywheel. Conditions can vary a lot. This year the 2...
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