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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By FredRydr
It happened, and I got a complete list of all the...

It happened, and I got a complete list of all the bike's warranty, recall and service claims and repairs - better than CarFax! It says that the front axle was checked, but the axle is still...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By FredRydr
:evil Fred

:evil

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By FredRydr
The ultimate BMW fleet: ...

The ultimate BMW fleet:

http://www.motorevue.com/article/article/notre-reporter-et-les-girls-du-team-bmw-motorrad-france-vincent-boyer-62056-4-v4zoom.jpg

and
...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By FredRydr
Sorry, no excuse. At least not until you realize...

Sorry, no excuse. At least not until you realize the error of your ways on the one-way part of Black Bear Pass. Be assured we will be gentle as you come crawling back.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 03:38 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,854
Posted By FredRydr
You mean, you didn't need the engine after all? ...

You mean, you didn't need the engine after all?

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 03:28 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,130
Posted By FredRydr
If all the American inmates who've suffered from...

If all the American inmates who've suffered from this bike safety defect were to:

1. Register their complaint on the NHTSA website, and
2. Send a formal letter to BMW in New Jersey (with cc to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By FredRydr
After 15 years of oil/hex heads, I got rid of the...

After 15 years of oil/hex heads, I got rid of the last one in favor of...another F800GS!

Fred
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-28-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 97,227
Posted By FredRydr
Since my Quest2 days, I've never pulled harnesses...

Since my Quest2 days, I've never pulled harnesses I've already wired into bikes to return a defective GPS unit to Garmin. I just returned the defective unit (except when the harness/cradle was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,782
Posted By FredRydr
There's a garage and basement outside of Toronto...

There's a garage and basement outside of Toronto stuffed with F goodies just waiting to be harvested. I've started making enquiries. Watch the flea market.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By FredRydr
Thanks, guys. I wouldn't want it to suddenly...

Thanks, guys. I wouldn't want it to suddenly fail when you're tailgating me. And I know the front axle is an older design.

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 102,787
Posted By FredRydr
So your photo of the Renaissance Fair is the tag?...

So your photo of the Renaissance Fair is the tag?

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By FredRydr
Knowledge is good. Fred

Knowledge is good.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By FredRydr
Service bulletins and recalls

Can anyone share a comprehensive list of (or link to) service bulletins and recalls for the US version 2009 F800GS? (I know about the NHTSA recall site.)

Thanks.

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 66,479
Posted By FredRydr
They're sending the bill in the mail. For the...

They're sending the bill in the mail. For the table, and the damage.

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 102,787
Posted By FredRydr
Wherezat? Fred

Wherezat?

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By FredRydr
Oil troll. Fred

Oil troll.

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 66,479
Posted By FredRydr
Talk about reprobates! It was great to...

Talk about reprobates!

It was great to spend time with fellow taggers again and put a face to the ToR posts. Sorry to just say hello and goodbye to a couple of latecomers.

But, we had to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,782
Posted By FredRydr
Gringo. Fred

Gringo.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By FredRydr
The good sensor ring came from an F650GS thumper,...

The good sensor ring came from an F650GS thumper, but has the same part number as the F800GS. And Twiggy would be proud of it.

The problem ring is just as flat, and purportedly came off of a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By FredRydr
ABS affected by corrosion on sensor ring

Okay, here's a weird one. I'd finished installing a pair of OEM rotors and sensor ring that purportedly came from salvaging parts from new motorcycles in a warehouse fire. Their condition with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By FredRydr
I bought a pair of OEM rotors with zero use...

I bought a pair of OEM rotors with zero use (warehouse fire with new bikes in it), but one is slightly warped!

Now...where is such a repair shop near me?!

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 66,479
Posted By FredRydr
Yes, definitely, on Sunday! Fred Click...

Yes, definitely, on Sunday!

Fred

Click here for >>> BALD EAGLE ToR LUNCH <<< Sunday, October 26th at 11:30AM (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25277922&postcount=1182)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-23-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12,379
Views: 978,012
Posted By FredRydr
Scootac quoting his wife, again. Fred

Scootac quoting his wife, again.

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12,379
Views: 978,012
Posted By FredRydr
All the more reason to get 'er in now! Fred

All the more reason to get 'er in now!

Fred
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12,379
Views: 978,012
Posted By FredRydr
He can't. They got him and ate him. Fred

He can't. They got him and ate him.

Fred
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,782
Posted By FredRydr
I wish you well! (Shhh, don't say anything,...

I wish you well!

(Shhh, don't say anything, but he's got no blue bike to ride south. Jeez! Maybe he'll bring the silver one; it's got the Vario topcase that's sure to fall off.)

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By FredRydr
I moved mine, but I did not use their wiring. I...

I moved mine, but I did not use their wiring. I blindly accepted the inference that the rack conflicts with the blinkers. I've mounted MoskoMoto Scout panniers which are nowhere close. I'll check...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By FredRydr
Ah HA! You're the cause for the end of the...

Ah HA! You're the cause for the end of the lifetime warranty!

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,742
Posted By FredRydr
Why are some damaged and others are not? Even in...

Why are some damaged and others are not? Even in the same headlight housing? What's the variable, here?

I've run 65w Osram bulbs in high beam for five years, and no melting.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By FredRydr
Dont ya love those Heat-Troller knobs? They look...

Dont ya love those Heat-Troller knobs? They look like they're from a 1960's Heathkit shortwave radio.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By FredRydr
I installed the controller knob on the opposite...

I installed the controller knob on the opposite side of the ignition switch from the Powerlet socket. The coaxial jack emerges at the same location as the OP's controller in his photo, above.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 66,479
Posted By FredRydr
So who's going to get the tag? I'd do it, but my...

So who's going to get the tag? I'd do it, but my dog ate the map.

Fred

Click here for >>> BALD EAGLE ToR LUNCH <<< Sunday, October 26th at 11:30AM...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 66,479
Posted By FredRydr
Which bike? Bring your Schwinn Sting-Ray. ...

Which bike? Bring your Schwinn Sting-Ray.

No prior notice, but added you for good measure. They wanted a head count for a big group, but I'm sure they'll handle us this time.

Polar bear? In...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By FredRydr
Early US F800GSes

I didn't intend for this to happen. Back in 2008, I ordered an F650GS twin, but when I compared it to the '09 F800GS still in the crate that had just been delivered to my local dealer, I changed my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,782
Posted By FredRydr
Reaver, You realize, of course, that where...

Reaver,

You realize, of course, that where you're going, you'll have to wake up before sunrise. Everyday.

Fred
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12,379
Views: 978,012
Posted By FredRydr
That has to be one of the classiest tags! ...

That has to be one of the classiest tags!

Fred
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,782
Posted By FredRydr
Is it true you're flying down? Wimp. Fred

Is it true you're flying down? Wimp.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By FredRydr
Based on the hardware, it's the Wunderlich and...

Based on the hardware, it's the Wunderlich and not the copy from Singapore. Thanks, guys. That folding aspect is cool; Wunderlich has some great designs, as pricey as they are. Nonetheless, I've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By FredRydr
I had those light brackets from my Wunderlich...

I had those light brackets from my Wunderlich Flooters, about the nicest design out there. I wish I'd never sold them just for those brackets.

Fred
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By FredRydr
The 2009 F800GS had a 22mm or 24mm? hex version,...

The 2009 F800GS had a 22mm or 24mm? hex version, which may still be available from BMW unless made "obsolete." Perhaps you can get one.

Fred
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