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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By qcridgerunner
Sea to Summit dry bags

We use Sea to Summit dry bags with Rock Straps:
http://aventuresdeboris.blogspot.ca/2013/08/cap-au-60e-parallele.html
In fact, we stack two on each side. The bottom one holds our hiking backpacks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By qcridgerunner
Comfort seat

Try BMW's comfort seat. Does it for me and my tender half.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By qcridgerunner
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By qcridgerunner
Thanks TYC

Thanks TYC
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By qcridgerunner
SW Motech crash bars for a 2013 F800GS ?

Hi all
When I got my 2013 F800GS at the end of 2012, I had SW Motech crash bars installed. They do not touch the plastic but there is little clearance. Now that the new bars are available for 2013...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By qcridgerunner
In Canada they don't. They onkly ask that they...

In Canada they don't. They onkly ask that they are 1/4 full for plane cargo.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By qcridgerunner
Nice capture (high quality) but here is some...

Nice capture (high quality) but here is some constructive criticism : it's way too long with too much of the same sections. Look at Vimeo vids on climbing for examples. The good ones are short and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,654
Posted By qcridgerunner
Try Performance NC in Sherbrooke. They have one...

Try Performance NC in Sherbrooke.
They have one in stock.
:-)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
I come from the motorcross side of riding. You...

I come from the motorcross side of riding. You either used the kill button or stalled the bike to turn off the motor. I will change my habit for sure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
So. It's more complicated than what I initially...

So. It's more complicated than what I initially thought. .
I went for a 4 hour joy ride today and 100 kms away from home, I stopped for an ice tea. I stopped the motor with the kill button,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
Having a dual start/kill switch on a rocker seems...

Having a dual start/kill switch on a rocker seems to be an invitation to disaster in the first place when you think of it. Having said that and knowing that this is what I got (my deal with it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
"Great! Touratech will now be selling $400...

"Great! Touratech will now be selling $400 hairdryers."

LOL. I hope they come with a sticker !
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
Hair drier

The hair drier did the trick. Would'nt click then after 5 minutes of blow drying, vrroummmmm. Relief!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By qcridgerunner
Starter switch problem

I am experiencing exactly what Avner described initially. 2013 F8 with 3 000 kms was left uncovered for the past 3 days in heavy rains. Tried to start it 5 minutes ago with no action whatsoever, even...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By qcridgerunner
Why ? For the secret code, dude !

BMW stands for Be My Woman. Only a handful of people know that, like George Cloney and Brad Pitt who are BMW owners. And look what happens to them ! Magnets, like the rest of us here...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Thanks

Hi all
Got a 2013 Alpine White F800GS last Friday and sold my Sertao. Wish to thank all the folks here that offered great advice since June.
Ride safe!
Bertrand
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Scotland : monroe bagging on a motorcycle

Hey lads
My wife and I are going to tour Scotland next summer on our Sertao (two up!). Keep in mind that we are canadians in our fifties flying the bike over to France. After taking the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
I have 9 000 kms on mine and have nothing but...

I have 9 000 kms on mine and have nothing but praise for the machine. Everything I had hoped for with no surprises. "Start and go" version of plug and play in my case. I highly recommend the bike. By...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Denali DM1 installed

https://picasaweb.google.com/107947173440570319085/Sertao#5795249067410836114
https://picasaweb.google.com/107947173440570319085/Sertao#5795249891626879346

I am very satisfied with my choice of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
They will be activated by my high beam switch,...

They will be activated by my high beam switch, with an additional on-off switch that ill be mounted on the handlebars. All this is included in the electrical harness that comes with the lights. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Denali DM1 LED lights

Anybody installed those on a Sertao ? How did you go about it ? Pics appreciated. Thanks.
UPDATE
Tried this this morning :...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,294
Posted By qcridgerunner
Latitude 2013

Having bought my Latitude jacket 2 months ago, I find the upgrade irritating. Will Klim do like Apple and uprade every 12 months ? That being said, I am still satisfied with my old version as at 6...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Tall seat

Got mine yesterday. What a difference in comfort. Also, at 6 ft, my legs set in a more comfortable position. Worth the money indeed.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
White chain lubes

Anybody use them ? For my road bicycle, I use White Lighning to lube my chain. I would like a similar product for my Sertao. Any recommandations ? Pros and cons ?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Throttle attachment point

Giggusbikus
Even on a 2012 Sertao? First time I hear about that!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Thanks guys. Will order a tall seat tomorrow !

Thanks guys. Will order a tall seat tomorrow !
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
High Seat

I am thinking of getting the tall seat for my Sertao. I am 6 ft tall with a 34 inch inseam and my legs could use some extra room. Since 34 inches = 860 mm, I figure the tall seat (which raises the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Touratech halogen light

Hi folks
Anybody installed one of those ? Thinking about adding the fog light, with the approaching fall temps. My question is : can it be routed to the hazard switch, which has an empty "side" or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Beak breaking

What a coincidence ! Two days ago, I was showing my friend how everything was so flexible on the Sertao : turn signal flashers..etc. I pushed the front beak down with little force and it snapped in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Two up with gear report

Came back from a 2 day trial run with the Mrs. Windy on the first day and drizzle on the second.
Combined rider weights : 320 lbs + tank bag and panniers full. I loved the way the bike responded....
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
No hindrance to the passenger with the high seat ?

No hindrance to the passenger with the high seat ?
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,884
Posted By qcridgerunner
I hesitated between the RP3 and the Latitude and...

I hesitated between the RP3 and the Latitude and went with the Klim. I appreciate all the good info I got here. Rode 200 kms with it today and it is just what I was hoping for. Fits great : a large...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Here is a pic of my ride with the new 31L Zega...

Here is a pic of my ride with the new 31L Zega Pro panniers.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/qcridgerunner/7555638060/in/photostream
I am very satisfied with the quality and craftmanship of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
I had that oozing problem on the first day. The...

I had that oozing problem on the first day. The cap was not torqued in enough. Use the sparkplug wrench in the tool kit. It fits in the oil cap relief.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Thanks a lot for posting them. Nice setup indeed!...

Thanks a lot for posting them. Nice setup indeed! I finally went for the 31L panniers. What footpegs and lights are those ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Thanks for your input. It sounds like a good idea...

Thanks for your input. It sounds like a good idea !
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Panniers advice

I decided to go with TT panniers. Does the Sertao handle the 38 L panniers well, performance wise and (ahum) style wise ? This will be to travel in Europe 2 up next summer. I understand that the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
First check-up : done

Did my 1000 kms in less than a week !
I added Touratech's tank bag and the engine crash bars. Panniers will be next. Any other owners from Québec ? ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,845
Views: 1,045,895
Posted By qcridgerunner
Happy owner

Got my Sertao Thursday at 10 am. The dealer's busy schedule had my 1000 kms checkup either this upcoming Wednesday or in more than 2 weeks. So I put 700 kms on it during the first 2 days, breaking it...
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