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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,339
Posted By 5thTry
Eh? Two more bearing failures

Add me to the list. Miles 6,200 built 07/08. Took my '09 800GS in to the dealer for the 6k service and after reading this thread asked them to pull off the rear wheel and check the bearings. Sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 580,932
Posted By 5thTry
I mounted a Laminar Lip on my stock F8 screen...

I mounted a Laminar Lip on my stock F8 screen like in the pic above, but moved it up a couple of inches which was about as high as I could get it. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam. The results are mixed. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By 5thTry
I think I can eleminate the sidestand kill switch...

I think I can eleminate the sidestand kill switch because:

1. I tested it and it has to go down 25-30% before the engine dies, and I wasn't bouncing enough to do that.
2. WarLlama is right that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By 5thTry
Thanks for the analysis guys. I was bouncing...

Thanks for the analysis guys. I was bouncing pretty hard at the time so I'll sure check the sidestand kill switch. If the engine kills with the sidestand going down slightly that could have been the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By 5thTry
Eek F800 GS engine kill warning-- YIKES!

Here's the informal report I sent to my dealer:

Yesterday 10/1 at around 5p (Odometer1,492) I was riding my F800GS alone near Brownsville on north Mountain Home road. Several miles up the road the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By 5thTry
Eek F800 GS engine kill warning-- YIKES!

Here's the informal report I sent to my dealer:

Yesterday 10/1 at around 5p (Odometer1,492) I was riding my F800GS alone near Brownsville on north Mountain Home road. Several miles up the road the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,376,905
Posted By 5thTry
30mm Risers?

Has anybody installed 30mm handlebar risers yet on the 800? Any problems? I'm fairly tall and want to get the bars up and back a bit, but I'm worried about the cables/wires being too short. 20mm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,083
Posted By 5thTry
30mm Risers?

Has anyone actually mounted 30mm risers on their 800, and does it cause any problems with the wires or cables? I contacted TwistedThrottle about their 30mm risers and they said they are designed to...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,336
Posted By 5thTry
I tested a Nolan N100 last fall. Went down pretty...

I tested a Nolan N100 last fall. Went down pretty hard in a lowside at about 50mph. Nice patch of yellow paint on the pavement where the helmet hit. Don't know exactly what happened next, but I came...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2005, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,145
Posted By 5thTry
I want to be seen.

After a guy in a pickup looked right at me, then prodeeded to pull out right in front of me, I got a headlight modulator. I also added yellow fog lights that I leave on whenever I'm around traffic,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By 5thTry
Jay Bird, I sent you a PM. Sure appreciate your...

Jay Bird, I sent you a PM. Sure appreciate your help.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By 5thTry
Need electrical diagrams & specs!

Thanks Jay Bird! The reset didn't work, so I did what you suggested and disconnected the battery for awhile and tried again. Still no go!

Then I noticed another problem. The RID is not showing any...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By 5thTry
Cry Electrical Disaster-- HELP

Planning to leave Tuesday for Spokane. Mechanic buddy and I are installing Kisan Headlight Modulator. Everythings working fine and then--boom--the high beam shorts out bad and cooks the wire to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,181
Posted By 5thTry
Pissed Sidi boots

I recently bought a pair of the Discoveries from Metricbikes and asked for the latest upgraded version. Mine came with black soles and the "water-resistant" bootie. I rode out to a boat launch and...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2004, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By 5thTry
Question Where to buy V1?

The concensus seems to be that the Valentine One is the current king of the radar detectors. Where's the best place to buy one, and all the gagets for installing on my Adventure and Ford pickup?...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,985
Posted By 5thTry
It's too soon to tell if I'm losing any more oil....

It's too soon to tell if I'm losing any more oil. I'll keep an eye on it. And, yes, the tune-up probably helped with the increased milaged also. But I sure like getting 25 more miles before the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2004, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,985
Posted By 5thTry
Thumb Synth-- Wow!

At the 12K service for my '02 Adventure I decided to try synthetic oil. The tech said I was past due and put in BMW 15w50. I immediately noticed the engine running 1 bar cooler. And my average gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2004, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By 5thTry
Question Brake Pads?

13K on the '02 Adventure and the rear needs new shoes. Are all brake pads created equal, should I replace with BMW, or is there a superior brand I should look for? Thanks for your comments/wisdom!...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,514
Posted By 5thTry
It's Laminarlip.com Anyone 6'4" or taller give...

It's Laminarlip.com Anyone 6'4" or taller give this a try?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,514
Posted By 5thTry
LaminarLIP

For me, the stock Adventure screen was horrible. I'm 6'2" with 34' inseam. I read about all the options and how much trouble so many riders were having getting comfortable. I figured the Aeroflow was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2003, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By 5thTry
KLR VS GS

I'm fortunate to have both KLR 650 & 1150 Adventure, and I love 'em both. I agree with Gizmo that on really rough roads it's the KLR you'd want. These days I consider the KLR my short-range/rough...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2003, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By 5thTry
Question Weight of loaded Adventure

Anybody check the weight of their bike on a truck weigh scale? I ran Miss Piggy ('02 Adventure) onto one yesterday with me on it and was surprised to see a very hefty 860 pounds pop up on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2003, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By 5thTry
OK, I went out today and tried it again. You guys...

OK, I went out today and tried it again. You guys are right in that the ABS is working and that for some reason it's much harder to kick-in the ABS on the front brake. When I try to lock the front,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2003, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By 5thTry
So why did the rear brake slide like the pads...

So why did the rear brake slide like the pads where greased, but when I jabbed the front brake several times they seemed to hook up and definitely slowed me down? Was it because I was leaning on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2003, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By 5thTry
Eek ABS+loose gravel+steep downhill

Just a reminder boys & girls to be sure and turn off that ABS when coming down gravel roads!

Was out riding Miss Piggy ('02 Adventure) in the Oregon coast range and chased my buddy on his KLR650...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2003, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By 5thTry
Question Fog lights on GS-Adv crash bars

Sorry if I missed it, but where can I find brakets that will mount Hella (FF100) or PIAA fog lights (which need to be horizontal) onto the angled Adventure crash bars? I really want to mount the fog...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,169
Posted By 5thTry
I'm 6'2" with 34" inseam so you're someone I can...

I'm 6'2" with 34" inseam so you're someone I can truly look up to. Buffeting was killing me too. I had a Popemobile on order which went on back order so I thought at $75 plus UPS I'd try a LaminarLIP...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2003, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By 5thTry
I don't have a good picture of it yet, but...

I don't have a good picture of it yet, but CityBike magazine has a review of it in this months issue (Feb.)
http://www.citybike.com/

Since I was considering mounting a "popemobile," I think $75...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2003, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By 5thTry
Sorry, should have posted this on the Equipment...

Sorry, should have posted this on the Equipment Forum, which I just did.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2003, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By 5thTry
Thumb Laminar LIP works

I just purchased a Laminar LIP (www.laminarlip.com) for my '02 BMW R1150GS Adventure. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and the stock windshield was forcing highly turbulent air directly at my nose and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2003, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By 5thTry
Thumb LaminarLIP works

I just purchased a Laminar LIP (www.laminarlip.com) for my '02 BMW R1150GS Adventure. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and the stock windshield was forcing highly turbulent air directly at my nose and...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,047
Posted By 5thTry
I too just started using the Nolan 100E Classic. ...

I too just started using the Nolan 100E Classic. The flip-up is great when getting gas or running into stores to pick up something quick. So far I love mine, but haven't tried it in the heat yet....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2003, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By 5thTry
I'm about ready to buy an Aeroflow. Where's the...

I'm about ready to buy an Aeroflow. Where's the best place to get one??
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2003, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By 5thTry
Thanks for the input. The Touratech spoiler is...

Thanks for the input. The Touratech spoiler is not winning many fans. I looked up the Laminar LIP people and their product sounds interesting but they don't make them for GS's yet, maybe in a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2003, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By 5thTry
Question Spoiler?

Something has to be done. The wind turbulance coming over the top of my Adventure windscreen is hitting me right at nose/ear level. It's bad. I'm 6'2" with 34" inseam and that seems to be the only...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By 5thTry
Try Cycletrader.com and do a search. A couple of...

Try Cycletrader.com and do a search. A couple of Adventures always turn up, but it amazes me how few.

For an '02 Adventure keep an eye on eBay. One with Jesse's and 6K miles sold for $13,444 late...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By 5thTry
Unless you have to jump on this deal in a hurry,...

Unless you have to jump on this deal in a hurry, I think it'd pay to take some time and look around. Keep an eye on eBay, for instance, and follow some of the auctions to completion. In the last few...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2003, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By 5thTry
For the KLR maintanence I bought a "Gold Card"...

For the KLR maintanence I bought a "Gold Card" from the Kawi dealer for $450 along with the bike. It's good for unlimited maintenance for three years!! :): That includes oil & filter changes, tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2003, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By 5thTry
I'm a KLR650 rider and love it but caught the GS...

I'm a KLR650 rider and love it but caught the GS bug while lurking around this board for the past four months. Well today I brought home a georgous black '02 GSAdv. I'd never ridden a big bike before...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2003, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By 5thTry
Bike Shipping

There are trucking companies that specialize in shipping vehicles. Might cost about $500. Some break the bike down and crate it and then ship it while others strap it onto a skid and ship that way....
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