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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,319
Posted By NumberCruncher
Would love to do this myself but pricing complete...

Would love to do this myself but pricing complete wheels with rotors get me into the several grand category. Maybe next year.

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,250
Posted By NumberCruncher
Bt. Baker, Washington State

Bike is two weeks old. First rain and a few gravel roads. The weather forecast called for sunny skies and temps about 75. Rain and 55. I did get to try the heated grips.

Artist ridge trail at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
And to my point, how can the manufacturer tell...

And to my point, how can the manufacturer tell the viscosity? I can see where you can measure a sample from an unopened container but once it has been run in the engine for any length of time I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
From one of the Jeep forums I frequent. Someone...

From one of the Jeep forums I frequent. Someone said if you run a different viscosity of oil there is a sensor of some sort that can detect that and the system will throw a code. This does not seem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
I'll look for that Rotella. I am not overly...

I'll look for that Rotella.

I am not overly concerned about hurting anything, more about throwing a false code. Seems to me cars for years used 10/40. Then 10/30 became popular. Now many of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By NumberCruncher
Eloquent post below. To further add fuel to...

Eloquent post below.

To further add fuel to the Heidenau K60 tire fire I emailed the address at Heidenauusa's website and bluntly asked about wet weather performance. Below is a direct quote sans...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Thanks everyone. That should be the end of my...

Thanks everyone. That should be the end of my stupid questions for a while.

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
So the owners manual recommends Castrol 15w50...

So the owners manual recommends Castrol 15w50 oil. Given how rarely oil actually get's changed I don't mind paying for a premium product but my dealer is over an hour away. The only thing the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
That sucks on a brand new bike. Warranty claim...

That sucks on a brand new bike. Warranty claim if true . . .

NC

Coug from class of '93
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,637
Posted By NumberCruncher
I am 5'8" and just bought a new 800. I am going...

I am 5'8" and just bought a new 800. I am going the opposite direction as you. I love my DR650 and still have it for the more gnarly off-road exploring, but even that bike is 100 pounds heavier...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
I recently picked up a new F800GS and my preload...

I recently picked up a new F800GS and my preload works like your does. I too am used to a dirt bike where you have to use a spanner wrench to physically compress the spring and it takes a bit of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9,986
Views: 3,168,912
Posted By NumberCruncher
Brand new with most of the accessories installed....

Brand new with most of the accessories installed. That always takes longer than anticipated and I wanted to ride.

http://www.rk-productions.net/Assets/Photos/BMW/BMWF800GSAftersmall.jpg

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,519,250
Posted By NumberCruncher
Taken after installing almost all of the...

Taken after installing almost all of the accessories on my brand new F800GS.

http://www.rk-productions.net/Assets/Photos/BMW/BMWF800GSAftersmall.jpg

First ride pic. Too much bright sun for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,640
Posted By NumberCruncher
Ordered. Thanks for the link. NC

Ordered. Thanks for the link.

NC
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By NumberCruncher
Tire changing stands

As I do more and more street/adventure riding I am more interested in having a few tires to choose from in my garage. Changing tires by hand is a chore, but doable when I have to. However at this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,599
Posted By NumberCruncher
Which specific product do you add for boosting...

Which specific product do you add for boosting the octane?

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,725
Posted By NumberCruncher
LOL. I had planned on getting the 700 and...

LOL.

I had planned on getting the 700 and upgraded to the 800 in large part for the inverted fork and hopefully better rear shock. I'll ride the rest of this year stock and see how I like it.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,640
Posted By NumberCruncher
Agree on catalytic converter stopping any hot...

Agree on catalytic converter stopping any hot carbon bits but Johhny Law says otherwise. Then again this bike won't see gnarly off-road where a potential piece of carbon that passes the catalytic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 97,433
Views: 18,485,291
Posted By NumberCruncher
Does the stock muffler on a DR650 have a spark...

Does the stock muffler on a DR650 have a spark arrestor? I suspect the answer is no. If that is correct the bike should not be ridden on NFS land. I know the likelihood of a motorcycle starting a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,191
Posted By NumberCruncher
If I understand this correctly, this person is...

If I understand this correctly, this person is going to disconnect the battery in order to connect the battery tender pigtail. I have not seen the battery on my 800 yet, but I am operating under the...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,701
Posted By NumberCruncher
Sorry about that. Forgot I wasn't in the F800GS...

Sorry about that. Forgot I wasn't in the F800GS forum.

Standard tire is the Bridgestone Battlewing 501/502

NC
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,701
Posted By NumberCruncher
With opinions all over the board on these two...

With opinions all over the board on these two tires, how would either rate compared to the standard tire on my bike which is the Bridgestone Battlewing 501/502 combination.

Looking for about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,640
Posted By NumberCruncher
Any chance you can link to the part? I checked...

Any chance you can link to the part? I checked their site and they have a lot of options and I don't want to get the wrong one. Maybe you meant pro circuit?

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,640
Posted By NumberCruncher
Does the stockmuffler have a spark arrestor? I...

Does the stockmuffler have a spark arrestor? I just added a Leo Vince to my 800 and never thought about the spark issue as off-road will mostly be gravel roads that all manner of vehicles cross that...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By NumberCruncher
Fall/Spring Gear Rec's - PNW of USA

I recently added a new ADV bike to my stable and really want to ride more in spring and fall. Winter below freezing and pouring rain are not part of this decision so I don't need arctic grade gear....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,725
Posted By NumberCruncher
Got done adding accessories and took the machine...

Got done adding accessories and took the machine out for it's maiden voyage. I was overdressed for the heat but the jacket I was wearing wouldn't fit into one of the panniers so I just enjoyed the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Got it. Here are a few quick pics. Before...

Got it.

Here are a few quick pics. Before and after accessorizing. Note the Vario cases are not in the after photo or they'd block the Leo Vince. I figured some people may want to see how...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Which pelican do you have? NC

Which pelican do you have?

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
I am a newbie to this world but can concur with...

I am a newbie to this world but can concur with their review by proxy. Aircraft have "plastic" windshields and need the same protection we are looking for. If it works at 200 knots, it ought to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Thanks Duffs. I'll definitely go straight to the...

Thanks Duffs. I'll definitely go straight to the battery. Used a pure carnauba on the windscreen.

Had my first ride today and loved it.

My only "complaint," if you could call it that, are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
I always was (carnauba) the clear headlight...

I always was (carnauba) the clear headlight covers on my vehicle which makes them much easier to clean.

Is there a reason NOT to do this to the windscreen?

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Regarding the above battery charger comment, I...

Regarding the above battery charger comment, I intend to just use a battery tender junior like I have in the past. I see the connector on that is the same SAE as used by a lot of electronic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
tofire409, YrianX, Thanks for the tips. ...

tofire409, YrianX,

Thanks for the tips.

I'll begin installing all my many goodies tonight and have it done Friday. First ride Saturday. Excited on a level I have not been. Bought a 2011...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,596
Posted By NumberCruncher
Stupid questions for my brand new F800GS. 1)...

Stupid questions for my brand new F800GS.

1) Leo Vince Slip on muffler on the way. I assume I don't have to worry about any sort of re-tune and the bike will run fine?

2) BMW Enduro...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,725
Posted By NumberCruncher
Found the thread thanks. Only took about 30...

Found the thread thanks.

Only took about 30 minutes.

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By NumberCruncher
Thanks for the feedback. Took my new blue...

Thanks for the feedback.

Took my new blue 800 home today.

Can't wait to get it "built" and start riding it.

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,725
Posted By NumberCruncher
Took it home from the dealer . . . ...

Took it home from the dealer . . .

http://www.rk-productions.net/Assets/Photos/BMW/BMWF800GSsmall.jpg

Spec'd the Vario Panniers, large clear windscreen, enduro pegs, BWM hand guards with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By NumberCruncher
Cool. New to almost everything GS . . . ...

Cool.

New to almost everything GS . . .

What advantage to the Touratech levers?

NC
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By NumberCruncher
Nice bike! I am trying to decide between the...

Nice bike!

I am trying to decide between the 700 or 800 and color has a lot to do with it. Love the blue in photos and have always liked white. The 700 has a dark metallic gray that WON'T work. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By NumberCruncher
Mathematically a 3.25 front is narrower than a....

Mathematically a 3.25 front is narrower than a. 90 mm tire.

25.4 mm per inch,

So the 3.25 is closer to stock size than the 3.0.

Funny about the rear as a 4.6 is real close to the stock rear...
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