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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By sarathmenon
The Ortleib moto tank bag. Yeah, it's a roll-up...

The Ortleib moto tank bag. Yeah, it's a roll-up bag, but you could take it swimming and it won't leak. With the optional back pack attachment, it works very well for me.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By sarathmenon
Meh, real men use an EOS 5D and carry 3 L series...

Meh, real men use an EOS 5D and carry 3 L series lens. Very portable :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 164,278
Posted By sarathmenon
The Kendas are available in a 150/70 same...

The Kendas are available in a 150/70 same profile. It's what I have, and unless I am reading it wrong, it should be better than going to a 130.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 56,507
Posted By sarathmenon
That's not what I had in mind when I said hot ass.

That's not what I had in mind when I said hot ass.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 32,780
Posted By sarathmenon
But look, no bent rims!

But look, no bent rims!
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,834
Posted By sarathmenon
Indy stopped making them. Last I heard, Camel ADV...

Indy stopped making them. Last I heard, Camel ADV was talking to Indy about the specs, although I don't know if he has any plans to offer them. The low demand for these bolt kits, along with the fact...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 44,926
Posted By sarathmenon
You had me at SW-Motech. Monies sent :D Now the...

You had me at SW-Motech. Monies sent :D Now the patient wait for May begins...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 494,023
Posted By sarathmenon
I took off the stock screen yesterday to clean...

I took off the stock screen yesterday to clean it, and did not get time to put it back for today's commute. Since it's a short commute, I figured I will man up and face the wind. I was surprised at...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By sarathmenon
Another +1 for the Nolans. I have the N85

Another +1 for the Nolans. I have the N85
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By sarathmenon
The first service is mostly changing the engine...

The first service is mostly changing the engine oil, oil filter and inspection of the bike for any loose nuts or bolts. If you are really worried about running dirty engine oil, you could change it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 494,023
Posted By sarathmenon
Man, that's sweet. Looks super professional as...

Man, that's sweet. Looks super professional as well. Are you planning a kit or a limited run of this windscreen?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By sarathmenon
I was joking, although I realized right after I...

I was joking, although I realized right after I posted that it probably was in poor taste. The damage list looks really bad, I hope you did not get hurt


No pigeons were harmed in the delivery...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By sarathmenon
Something tells me that Reaver is going to watch...

Something tells me that Reaver is going to watch the Alaska Craigslist for his fifth bike :D


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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 494,023
Posted By sarathmenon
Thanks. I see that revzilla finally stocks Puig....

Thanks. I see that revzilla finally stocks Puig. I just put in my order, just when I thought I was done with all the farkling :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 494,023
Posted By sarathmenon
I really like this. Is the spoiler adjustable?...

I really like this. Is the spoiler adjustable? How stable is it in highway speeds? Do you see any problems with the setup?

I have always been on the fence with windscreens since it's next to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By sarathmenon
And in case a picture helps, look up the Shiver...

And in case a picture helps, look up the Shiver manual (http://www.betausa.com/sites/default/files/pdf/2012Support/Other/Marzocchi%2045-50mm%20open%20cartridge%20shiver.pdf), page 46. Yes, the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 164,870
Posted By sarathmenon
I spotted this thread way late, and it took me...

I spotted this thread way late, and it took me the good part of two days nonstop to catch up with everything. Man, the pictures you take are stunning. I so wish I had some of that talent.
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,361,444
Posted By sarathmenon
It's the other way around - your ride report is...

It's the other way around - your ride report is way better than anything most magazines could ever have. Your RR is one of the top five most viewed on advrider, and there are very good reasons for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,259
Posted By sarathmenon
Word. A big thanks for organizing the ride. It...

Word. A big thanks for organizing the ride. It was my first time in sand, and while it took me some time to get the hang of it, it was fun afterwards. Also, a big thanks to Pete and John for being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By sarathmenon
Actually, it's not true. In the canyons, I've run...

Actually, it's not true. In the canyons, I've run at 5k rpm all day and have got 45+ mpg. So far for me, the gas mileage killer has only been high speeds - 80 mph+. The mileage is great till 60, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By sarathmenon
So just that I understand (and I am a suspension...

So just that I understand (and I am a suspension noob), you went for stiffer springs + softer valving instead of doing softer springs and more stiff valving? I have read about how track bikes usually...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By sarathmenon
I posted my reply in the morning, and typing on...

I posted my reply in the morning, and typing on the iphone takes away the train of thought. I commute daily on the motorcycle, with a 40L top box. Plenty of space to keep my rain liners and a laptop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By sarathmenon
If you are still thinking of buying a replacement...

If you are still thinking of buying a replacement guard, this thread (http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/153586-2013-F800GS-Front-brake-Reservoir-HelP) on F800riders deserves a read. I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,698
Posted By sarathmenon
Or you could change the skin to the dark theme....

Or you could change the skin to the dark theme. Makes the app better IMHO


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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By sarathmenon
I keep my rain liners in the top case, to add...

I keep my rain liners in the top case, to add some space for the times when I need to carry a quarter load. It hasn't really helped, my beer becomes frothy and stuff gets tossed around. I've had far...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By sarathmenon
It's cool, but I'd rather buy an action cam and a...

It's cool, but I'd rather buy an action cam and a goggle separately. It would be cheaper, and all that weight is not going to rest on the nose.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,562
Posted By sarathmenon
Any word on sizes other than the GSW's? I have...

Any word on sizes other than the GSW's? I have loved the road profile Anakee 2 and 3s and I am definitely up for snagging a pair of these, if they were to come in a 90/90 21 and a 150/70 17.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 216,611
Posted By sarathmenon
Hmm, I think I know why you are asking for it....

Hmm, I think I know why you are asking for it. Can I interest you with shots of the SW Motech panniers instead? :D I promise I can take as many as you want :deal
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 152,234
Posted By sarathmenon
Thanks for the route suggestion, the secondary...

Thanks for the route suggestion, the secondary highways looks interesting from google maps. I'll be starting early morning, and I am trying to beat the morning traffic if I can. The traffic should...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,389
Posted By sarathmenon
jengel451 mentioned in the first page that the...

jengel451 mentioned in the first page that the part is IMS 312223. If you are still having trouble finding it, then try this (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ims+312223) :D I picked mine from Amazon.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 152,234
Posted By sarathmenon
This was posted a few pages back, but I just...

This was posted a few pages back, but I just can't seem to find it. Who's leaving from the SFO bay area on Thursday morning? My plan so far is to start at 8 or 8:30, hit the superslab and reach the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 152,234
Posted By sarathmenon
Thanks. Your beer is on me :)

Thanks. Your beer is on me :)
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 152,234
Posted By sarathmenon
Joel, I managed to get an extra day off work, so...

Joel, I managed to get an extra day off work, so I should be able to make it on Thursday evening. Can I pay you the extra day's difference at the camp site (or paypal now if you prefer)? I'll have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 56,507
Posted By sarathmenon
Umm, that's what she said?

Umm, that's what she said?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By sarathmenon
So basically, a 14k bike kitted out with 14k in...

So basically, a 14k bike kitted out with 14k in parts from the Touratech catalog? :norton
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sarathmenon
The velcro thing is either mis categorized or bad...

The velcro thing is either mis categorized or bad lighting - the ones I got were the second type. If you are placing an order, I'd suggest giving them a call - for all I know, they changed the straps...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 152,234
Posted By sarathmenon
I am in much better shape than that. I just...

I am in much better shape than that. I just mounted new tires - Kenda BB on the back and TKC80s up front and flushed the brakes. Now, I'll need to come up with new excuses when I crash :D
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sarathmenon
Most panniers have four latching points. The...

Most panniers have four latching points. The straps attach to both ends and the handle is looped in through both of these ends before you buckle them.

Now that I read through what I just typed, I...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sarathmenon
These...

These (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1453/41517/Tusk-Pannier-Handles) are a bit short to add a sleeping bag on top of the panniers, but they do the job fine. I am no KLR rider, but the price...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By sarathmenon
I am now confused. Wasn't 6k the offer value for...

I am now confused. Wasn't 6k the offer value for the KTM? I've never seen a F800 go for that price. Okay, Reaver has probably got a few of them at lesser, but I am not counting those :lol3
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