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Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By VargasD
Nolan N44

I just purchased a Nolan N44 on Hi-Viz orange. I think the helmet is superbly made. It's a real step up in quality from my previous Fulmer helmet. The N 44 is a light, comfortable, well ventilated...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-10-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,231
Posted By VargasD
Thanks for the input. Good bits of advice here.

Thanks for the input. Good bits of advice here.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,231
Posted By VargasD
Skills required to do mods, builds, and other wild stuff

Saludos. One of the forum sections that I love to browse are the ones involving bike builds and modifications. If I'm not careful, I could spend hours following different threads.

I've decided...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,071
Posted By VargasD
Pura vida, profe!

It's fun to see an ADVRider follower down here in my home country. Loved the pochote tree shots and the visit to Bahía Ballena.

Since your down there in San Isidro, I recommend a short ride to San...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By VargasD
My helmet evolution: what's next?

I'd like some input before I make my next helmet purchase. I want a helmet that (aside from a good fit to my head) is very well ventilated, has nice plush padding and it's not gonna be a huge blow to...
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By VargasD
Safari Line in downtown San José...

Safari Line in downtown San José (http://www.safari-line.com/index.php). Also La Moto AG (www.lamotoCR) in downtown area. Motos Indianápolis (http://www.grupoindianapolis.com/) in La Uruca. Motos...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By VargasD
Thanks guys. Did a couple of things yesterday on...

Thanks guys. Did a couple of things yesterday on the subject. 1, I read a bunch of info and saw some videos on suspension basics just to understand the basic terms. 2, Checked out my bike's owner's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,186
Posted By VargasD
Did mine a couple of weeks ago. DDM 35w, 4500K....

Did mine a couple of weeks ago. DDM 35w, 4500K. Replaced the small pilot bulb with a LED 5v. Thing was pretty straight forward. Drilled the holes on the caps, took the fairing off, hooked the lights,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By VargasD
You lost me there. I'm just getting familiar with...

You lost me there. I'm just getting familiar with the suspension terminology. But as I understand it, the front suspension on the F800GS is non-adjustable. Can adjusting the rear make the front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By VargasD
Yet another 800GS front suspension thread. This one is for noobs

I'll start out by saying I'm not a hardcore off-roader. I use my bike for my week-end job commute and for some leisure 300 km-400 km rides along twisty roads and gravel paths around towns in Costa...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By VargasD
HELP!!!! Tips on putting back on 2009 F800GS beak

Need your help on this. I just installed a HID kit on my 2009 F800GS. It was a plug-and-play kit from DDM and maganed to make it work.

Since I did not want to have any obstructions, I removed the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,191
Posted By VargasD
Cool2 Real reason for fitting aftermarket exhaust

So I've been pondering the idea of replacing the stock exhaust can with an aftermarket slip-on option. But power increase is barely noticeable and weight diference is a mere 1% of the total weight of...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By VargasD
Advice on new farkles or extras (in order)

Enough of dreaming about adventure riding and just renting bikes for the week-end. To hell with everything and I went and bought myself my very own steed.

I found an ok deal for an almost-new F800...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By VargasD
Best book I can recommend for your case is...

Best book I can recommend for your case is National Geographic Field Photography Guide. Has all the basics for you to take advantage of that sweet camera you just bought. It explains everything a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By VargasD
Kkesp, those were excellent tips. I'll make sure...

Kkesp, those were excellent tips. I'll make sure I do that when I go to the dealer.

Toadride: I got my bike for 15.5 grand. A new one over here costs a little over 20 grand with no extras.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By VargasD
Talking I'm getting my ride: a 2009 F 800 GS

So I decided to buy a 2009 F 800 GS with 400 km on the clock for a price that is too good to ignore (this is in Costa Rica, so all vehicle prices are insanely high here).

The bike is in perfect...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,885
Posted By VargasD
I've been reading this thread quite closely since...

I've been reading this thread quite closely since I'm new to motorcycle riding myself (just about 1000 kms since I've got my license). After doing a motorcycle safety course, first bike I rode for a...
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