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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 31,316
Posted By lepoer
I've always liked Castrol products. Run it in my...

I've always liked Castrol products. Run it in my cars. This is my second change with the Actevo X-tra 4t semi-syth on th f800gs. Clutch works great. Very happy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,389
Posted By lepoer
Had the gasket problem before on my '09 F8GS....

Had the gasket problem before on my '09 F8GS. Can't remember the mileage. Now at 26k miles and there it is again. Not happy. Requested a service appt. this better be a warranty item.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By lepoer
FWIW, my service manager at the dealership told...

FWIW, my service manager at the dealership told me that it takes 15 minutes of riding to charge the battery back up after every start. Don't know if that's true or not, but I still use a battery...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 31,316
Posted By lepoer
K&N + castrol actevo x-tra 4t 10w40

Changed the oil and filter today on the 800gs. Ended up going semi-synthetic because I wasn't sure about how it would affect the clutch with full synth. Went with castrol actevo x-tra 4t 10w40. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By lepoer
I get this too. Summers in AZ after the bike has...

I get this too. Summers in AZ after the bike has been sitting at work in the heat. And I run Techron through just about every tank so my injectors are not the issue. After it runs for a while,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By lepoer
Good point. I will keep that in check.

Good point. I will keep that in check.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By lepoer
I finally "got it" standing up in the pegs that is...

After a disappointing outing in some sand in Monument Valley, UT recently I decided something has got to change.

I did a lot of reading about techniques and finally got it. On a recent 15 mile...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 41,134
Posted By lepoer
Gangplank... Thanks for this great little mod....

Gangplank... Thanks for this great little mod. Super easy to do and what a difference. I don't have huge paws but always felt like there was something wrong with the grips.

I went with the medium...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,327
Posted By lepoer
Thank you, that is what I was looking for. I...

Thank you, that is what I was looking for. I should've sought advice here first. I will try that. Sounds like a winner.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,327
Posted By lepoer
With respect to the Hepco & Becker stand, I...

With respect to the Hepco & Becker stand, I recently purchased one. Attempted to install myself as it said that you could use simple hand tools to install it. There was no way that I could get the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By lepoer
Add me to the list. Had mine done at 6000mi. Left...

Add me to the list. Had mine done at 6000mi. Left side right on schedule apparently. Covered by warranty.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By lepoer
Cool, thanks Blatant.

Cool, thanks Blatant.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By lepoer
Fuel system cleaners and Ethanol

After reading several threads about Ethanol issues with the GS's, I have started running Chevron Techron fuel additive through the motor. I spoke with a 1200GSA owner recently who had 700 miles on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By lepoer
I did not know that. Good information. Thanks!

I did not know that. Good information. Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By lepoer
On a recent tire change, the service manager went...

On a recent tire change, the service manager went straight to the right side of my fuel tank and spied the crack that ran along the length of the tank. I'm on an '09 8gs with 8k miles over 1 year.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,653
Posted By lepoer
Add me to the cracked fuel tank list

I didn't even notice it until I took my 8gs in for new tires. Yes, I live in the brutal desert 10% humidity if your lucky it's only 100 today heat. Tank is on order. Sad part is that a fellow service...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,586,036
Posted By lepoer
Thanks guys, That was my first multi-day ride....

Thanks guys, That was my first multi-day ride. 1325 miles in 4 days. Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Zion NP & Bryce Canyon, Sunset Crater, etc. Loved it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,586,036
Posted By lepoer
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