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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,448
Posted By rumblefish
I originally wanted the Tiger back in 2010, but...

I originally wanted the Tiger back in 2010, but it took to long to appear so I went for the F800GS. Initially it scared the crap out of me - it was my first big bike and I'm a scrawny 6 feet (just) -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By rumblefish
Mine went on okay too. But my bike is from 2010...

Mine went on okay too. But my bike is from 2010 and the frame may be slightly different. They are great bars though. I've droped my bike about 10 times and these bars just keep on working.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 189,202
Posted By rumblefish
I finally got around to putting some racks on my...

I finally got around to putting some racks on my GS (2010) three years after buying it... yes, I know...!

I bought the Polish Holan symmetrical rack (balanced), a top rack from MOD in Canada and a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By rumblefish
Just received my MOD top rack, spacers and...

Just received my MOD top rack, spacers and sidestand foot from Dave in Canada. Very fast, safe delivery to Spain and the quality of the products looks top notch.

Highly reccomended!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By rumblefish
+1 on the Adventure spec crash bars. I've been...

+1 on the Adventure spec crash bars. I've been over three times and they saved the bike everytime. The last fall they pushed in slightly, but not enough to worry about. I have Barkbuster handguards,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,977
Posted By rumblefish
Wow, it's been a long time since I was in here!...

Wow, it's been a long time since I was in here! Nice to see everyone still around.

I'm bumping this thread because it's time I got some luggage on my bike. I was about to order the asymmetric...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,636
Posted By rumblefish
You can run the DVD on a mac if you use an...

You can run the DVD on a mac if you use an emulator. I used Parallels with a copy of XP I think it was. There was a thread about it on here somewhere.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By rumblefish
I don't know which is better. Which is safer, is...

I don't know which is better. Which is safer, is to be able to flat foot it. I personally can't, I'm similar to lout above, in that I can keep one foot flat if I lean the bike over a little at a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,787
Posted By rumblefish
You are physically about the same dimensions as...

You are physically about the same dimensions as myself. I'd been zipping around on a tiny Yamaha DT125X for a few years. Fun as hell, but I finally decided to get serious. This would be my first big...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,493
Posted By rumblefish
Really helpful demo. Thanks for all your efforts....

Really helpful demo. Thanks for all your efforts.
One question: how do you get your pics to show up? I've tried time and again using a link from a flickr account and no joy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By rumblefish
That "new" one has been on their site for a few...

That "new" one has been on their site for a few monhs, I was thinking to get one myself. If they redesign anything it should be the bashplate - to extend it further back to cover the CAT.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By rumblefish
I'm no expert on carrying stuff on a F800GS, but...

I'm no expert on carrying stuff on a F800GS, but doesn't carrying a bicycle like the photo in your blog put a lot of weight very high up behind you? Looks like a big wind trap too. Isn't it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 31,021
Posted By rumblefish
Oh sorry, let me change the permissions! ...

Oh sorry, let me change the permissions!

Does it work now?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 31,021
Posted By rumblefish
New Colour Options

The new Graphite Grey looks just like a photoshop comp I did last year when I was thinking to respray my bike. They must be spying on me!
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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,505
Posted By rumblefish
Well, I actually took a Tiger out today myself to...

Well, I actually took a Tiger out today myself to see how it compares to my F800.

At first glance it looks like a cross between a R1200 and F800 and a big fly. Strange enough it also goes like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,381
Posted By rumblefish
I have a 60 cm Abus chain locked through the grab...

I have a 60 cm Abus chain locked through the grab handles on the back of the bike. I put it through the helmet and lock it to the bike - easy. If it was going to rain, I'd probably take the helmet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Poll: panniers
Views: 2,408
Posted By rumblefish
Have to say that after a year or so of debating...

Have to say that after a year or so of debating which to get, I don't particularly like any of them (design and price considered). From a design point the R1200 varios are probably the nicest, but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By rumblefish
I replaced a snorkel that was vandalized...

I replaced a snorkel that was vandalized recently. They are tricky to get off. I used some small diameter wooden kebab sticks (like large toothpicks) to prise the slots open GENTLY. Then the tabs pop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,650
Posted By rumblefish
Why don't you swap your panels with someone who...

Why don't you swap your panels with someone who has a grey bike? There is a thread Orange <----> Grey on here. There was a poster in that thread looking to swap grey for white. Ask him if he's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,856
Posted By rumblefish
@ hamiamham, raider I looked at the pacsafe...

@ hamiamham, raider

I looked at the pacsafe wire overbags just after I posted, but I was worried they might scratch the bike. Also folding them up again to put away looks like a pain in the ass...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By rumblefish
Here's a link to a thread about the BMW DVD. ...

Here's a link to a thread about the BMW DVD.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683808
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,856
Posted By rumblefish
Securing soft luggage

Hey guys,

I've been mulling over getting a top box on the back of my bike for a few months now. I need a place to put my excess gear into when I change to go running. The bike gets left in an open...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By rumblefish
You didn't mention if you have them already, but...

You didn't mention if you have them already, but I'd say crashbars should be the first thing to go for. Then look at a bashplate and/or some hand guards. These are regularly covered in the threads on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,378
Posted By rumblefish
Thanks for all the useful posts. I now have...

Thanks for all the useful posts.

I now have Parallels 6 installed with a copy of XP and the DVD works fine. The installation is pretty simple, just takes a while to do (30-45 mins for the whole...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,378
Posted By rumblefish
I just got hold of a copy of Parallels and XP, so...

I just got hold of a copy of Parallels and XP, so I will try that later and see how it goes. Thanks for your help!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,378
Posted By rumblefish
BMW WORKSHOP DVD on a mac

The official BMW DVD is only designed to run on a PC. Since I have a mac, I had a go at emulating to see if it would run. I haven't gone the whole hog and installed a copy of Windows yet via BootCamp...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By rumblefish
Those snap things are a bugger! And a couple are...

Those snap things are a bugger! And a couple are held on with toothed washers (don't know the technical name). Doesn't look like BMW wants you to do DIY repairs.

Did it eventually though. Thanks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By rumblefish
Thank you so much! That's so helpful. It was more...

Thank you so much! That's so helpful. It was more complicated than I figured - I'm glad I asked on here first.

Where did you find those diagrams? Is there a workshop PDF or a site online for these...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By rumblefish
Replacing damaged intake snorkel - advice?

Hi guys, I have to replace one of the black intake snorkels on my F800Gs that was vandalized (the black external plastic part that sits around the "tank"). How do I go about removing the body panels...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,415
Posted By rumblefish
I went from a Yamaha DT125X to a F800GS, so I...

I went from a Yamaha DT125X to a F800GS, so I understand where you are coming from. I tried lots of bikes, from the Aprilia Dorsoduro to the Ducati Hypermotard and others in between. I would have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By rumblefish
Yes, the Pelican site doesn't have the prices....

Yes, the Pelican site doesn't have the prices. And I guess it also depends on the size and model of the cases. I just used that reference as an example of something different from the kind of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By rumblefish
Looking good. Remember to post pics here once you...

Looking good. Remember to post pics here once you get the luggage on!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By rumblefish
I'm surprised no one has tried a system using the...

I'm surprised no one has tried a system using the other cases Pelican make. These Pelican-Hardigg boxes look great.

http://pelican.com/cases_detail_single_lid.php?Case=AL1616-0504
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By rumblefish
New bikes, check your bashplate nuts!

Yesterday I was cleaning my F800GS with a jet hose and realised that the stock plastic bashplate was hanging a little low. On closer inspection I discovered that three of the nuts that were supposed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,628
Posted By rumblefish
That's great. I was checking out some of the more...

That's great. I was checking out some of the more military style boxes on the Pelican site - they are really cool. The Twisted Throttle mounting plate is a good option too. I had seen the Caribou...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By rumblefish
Thanks Fred, but I'd need someone to confirm it....

Thanks Fred, but I'd need someone to confirm it. If no one here knows i guess I could check with my BMW dealer. Perhaps the box to plate mount is the same, but I suspect the plate to bike mounting is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,628
Posted By rumblefish
@ Apostolus, Which top case do you have on...

@ Apostolus,

Which top case do you have on your bike? It looks like a Pelican box (Caribou), but it's hard to tell.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By rumblefish
Bmw vario top box question

Has anyone mangaged to fit an R1200 Vario Top Box (the silver and black one) onto an F800GS? I've been given an unwanted one and wonder if it's possible to fit it onto my bike, either by modding the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,309
Posted By rumblefish
Glad you made it home ok. Cool guys in the...

Glad you made it home ok. Cool guys in the workshop too. Looking at the size of that hole in the oil pan I think any bashplate would have had a hard job preventing that. Hitting a sharp rock at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By rumblefish
Great call on the bash plate bolt, guys! That's...

Great call on the bash plate bolt, guys! That's exactly what it was. I'd never have noticed it was missing hidden away down there. I added a nylock nut too. Thanks again!
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