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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,976
Posted By DRIVER
Wolfman "HOOPS" on ADV-SPEC bars

After riding for years without any type of bag on the engine bars I decided to grab something in an effort to get my spare tubes out of the rear bags. Looking around I kept coming back to the HOOPS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,857
Posted By DRIVER
I bought one of these on a whim and my knuckles...

I bought one of these on a whim and my knuckles are much happier.
http://pitposse.com/airvalvepuller.html
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 469,099
Posted By DRIVER
Double thanks for playing tour guide and host to...

Double thanks for playing tour guide and host to this stranger. Of course maybe I was not the strangest person in the group now that I think about it! :lol3But seriously, thank you for throwing open...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By DRIVER
Claimed to be "Plug and Play". ...

Claimed to be "Plug and Play".
http://www.advdesigns.com/f6twhidcokit1.html

Anybody tried these?

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Edit ... I just noticed the source of the kit is ... 1 Off !!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,144
Posted By DRIVER
I've been using Mothers Back-to-Black on my old...

I've been using Mothers Back-to-Black on my old Dakota with good results. Luckily the BMW has not faded on me yet so I cannot speak to the resuts on it's plastics. I am trying to avoid fading on it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,221
Posted By DRIVER
Luckily I have not had any trouble with this yet...

Luckily I have not had any trouble with this yet but, I have serious problems with BMW telling us that our ethanol fuel is the problem. Like it or not, that fuel mix is here to stay or possibly get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,147
Posted By DRIVER
I contacted these guys about a potential fit for...

I contacted these guys about a potential fit for the F800GS and was informed that they are working on it and plan to have something for us (hopefully) this fall....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,857
Posted By DRIVER
Same "no vested interest statment applies" but...

Same "no vested interest statment applies" but also worth looking at is the Baxley Chock. Very adjustable for wheel sizes. I have two on a trailer and it's served duty bouncing between a fat tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,040
Posted By DRIVER
No shame in looking before you leap. Small...

No shame in looking before you leap. Small increases to your comfort zone will get you where you want to be. Just have fun ... heck I get humbled most of the times I ride with others but there's...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,546
Posted By DRIVER
+1 ... works great to clean and protect ... helps...

+1 ... works great to clean and protect ... helps make Love Bug season a bit more tolerable down in the FL.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,682
Posted By DRIVER
Rather expensive but this looks to be plug and...

Rather expensive but this looks to be plug and play...

http://twalcomusa.com/twalcom-hid-headlight-kit-f800gs.html (http://twalcomusa.com/twalcom-hid-headlight-kit-f800gs.html)
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By DRIVER
I went synthetic at 3,000 and my dealer replaced...

I went synthetic at 3,000 and my dealer replaced it with more synthetic at the 6,000 mile service. All good thus far. I didn't notice any significant change in the bike so I have no good argument...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,017
Posted By DRIVER
Correct ... it's aftermarket. $50 new ... ...

Correct ... it's aftermarket. $50 new ...

http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=47916 (http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=47916)


If you pull it off and want to sell it ... pm me ......
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,808
Posted By DRIVER
My 3 years will be up soon and I was quoted about...

My 3 years will be up soon and I was quoted about $1,300 by my dealer for an additional 4 years of coverage. I'm still on the fence ...

It is not from BMW but I do not know the company name yet.
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,364
Posted By DRIVER
I would think it'd be possible to install a plug...

I would think it'd be possible to install a plug on the speaker wires to allow you to switch back and forth. If trying to run both the speakers and the ear buds you might find the unit does not have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By DRIVER
Sadly enough it was my pants I smelled on my last...

Sadly enough it was my pants I smelled on my last ride back from Daytona. Stupid short boots ... stupid me ...stupid black marks of shame on the pipes ... :D
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,850
Posted By DRIVER
Anybody ever get an answer for this possibility? ...

Anybody ever get an answer for this possibility? When one side of the tire lets go how do you get the other side loose? Move it a bit and hope the other side lets go instead of the one that came off...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 20,321
Posted By DRIVER
I'd probably fall into the "sort of maybe"...

I'd probably fall into the "sort of maybe" listing as well.

I do have another question ... would it be possible to extend the required lines enough to allow for the addition of bar risers? It'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By DRIVER
Welding question

In the process of trying to mount up a set of Hepco & Becker racks I've run into a snag. When removing one of the rear bolts from the factory grab rail I noticed it just kept turning and would not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By DRIVER
So that's how you clean those hard to get at...

So that's how you clean those hard to get at spots !!! Funny photo ... thanks for the chuckle.:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,976
Posted By DRIVER
Maybe these? ...

Maybe these?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-243-tank-panniers-crash-guard-bags.aspx
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,469
Posted By DRIVER
Thanks for taking the time to share the photos. ...

Thanks for taking the time to share the photos. They look good mounted up. Keep us updated with your thoughts on the performance and mileage. Of course if you were down here in Florida we'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By DRIVER
There's my thought ... might as well make the...

There's my thought ... might as well make the ride home a bit more of an adventure to set the tone for the bike's future. Service it when you get home. The few extra miles will not hurt a thing if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,788
Posted By DRIVER
Not trying to answer for anybody but I passed on...

Not trying to answer for anybody but I passed on the bracket as well and cobbled something together from some L shaped plastic bits I had. I drilled and mounted it via the top plate bolts and mounted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,788
Posted By DRIVER
I am on my second bike with Hyper-Lite LEDs and...

I am on my second bike with Hyper-Lite LEDs and really like them. (super bright) I also cannot say enough good about the owners and employees. On my previous bike I had an individual unit quit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 188,985
Posted By DRIVER
That explains the sweet deal I got through Sierra...

That explains the sweet deal I got through Sierra BMW - carbon LV for $298 to my door. I sure do like it. Thanks to all that posted their results which resulted in helping me decide. Maybe call...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,811
Posted By DRIVER
But in their (Triumph) defense they did give it...

But in their (Triumph) defense they did give it much more charging power and look ... is that a chain guide? :1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,885
Posted By DRIVER
I agree that the market is there and hope...

I agree that the market is there and hope somebody reputable will step up and offer a good solution for us. I'm afraid I'd have to pry open the wallet for such a fix. I understand price points and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By DRIVER
These are high on the wish list for my 800. We...

These are high on the wish list for my 800. We put a set on my wife's Ducati and they just feel great. I see no reason why they'd be anything other than that on any bike. Wonderful items.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,288
Posted By DRIVER
I just called ADC-SPEC and ordered them direct....

I just called ADC-SPEC and ordered them direct. By the time they took off the VAT it helped pay for the shipping. I'd deal with them again if it makes any difference. Nice folks but then I'm partial...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,718
Posted By DRIVER
Sadly only 3,700 miles on my 800 but whenever I...

Sadly only 3,700 miles on my 800 but whenever I leave home I always fill up at my local Shell. No problems yet but I also throw in a bit of SeaFoam now and then. If the dealer has proof then Shell...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 188,985
Posted By DRIVER
While I too am leaning towards the LV has anybody...

While I too am leaning towards the LV has anybody had any experience with this exhaust? I sort of like the look of the dual outlet ... sort of ...
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By DRIVER
I have one of their trailers (GT2000) and like...

I have one of their trailers (GT2000) and like it. The chocks on it hold the front tires very snug and they are adjustible for various sizes. I've hauled everything except my 800 thus far. From a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By DRIVER
Other than stopping a bit of rust the main reason...

Other than stopping a bit of rust the main reason for lubing a chain is to keep the O-Rings a bit protected and keep the links flexing. Since the O-Rings serve to keep the internal parts happy (which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By DRIVER
I purchased a MudSling and it's performed...

I purchased a MudSling and it's performed perfect. For the front I purchased a Maier unit which has also been great. I recently noticed they have a rear splash guard as well that looks nice and is a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,156
Posted By DRIVER
It's not just every day when the fun of a ride is...

It's not just every day when the fun of a ride is overshadowed by the happenings at the end destination. Good times for sure. And the route there was great. I've made it a point to revisit some of...
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,134
Posted By DRIVER
Congrats !

Oh, I figured FL was way out of the range but it never hurts to rub in our better weather. (ha ha) I was just messing with you to ease the frustration of seeing a good deal being just out of my...
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,134
Posted By DRIVER
So frustrating ...

Jim,

Are you sure you don't want to escape down to sunny Florida to film the required F800GS footage? (It just so happens I could help you if that were the case!) :evil

Oh well ... between...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,014
Posted By DRIVER
You know ... I was hoping it wouldn't look as if...

You know ... I was hoping it wouldn't look as if I missed a great ride since I had to work that weekend. But again I missed out. Dang it. Next time for sure !!!

Great pictures - thanks.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-04-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By DRIVER
If you are indeed going to head a bit south...

If you are indeed going to head a bit south towards St. Pete and want to unwind on a beach it's hard to beat Fort De Soto Park. http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm
It'll cost you a...
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