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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By chris73
Wow. That's impressive. I am 250#. My wife is...

Wow. That's impressive. I am 250#. My wife is 130#. I just assumed I would have to upgrade in order to haul my fat a$$, the little woman and luggage.

Guys with the 2014, any front end wobble...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By chris73
This is what I keep hearing.

This is what I keep hearing.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By chris73
trading up.

I know I am going to get flamed here, but I have searched through dozens of threads, and I am still in need of some advice. I currently have an f800gs, and I really like it, but my wife has decided...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,057
Posted By chris73
I just got two exped synmat 7 ul long wide...

I just got two exped synmat 7 ul long wide matersses and a schnozzel bag. They are a massive step up from the self inflating thermarest.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By chris73
Probably a 13 with the bad airbox. Dirt getting...

Probably a 13 with the bad airbox. Dirt getting in the motor. I have a f800gs and want to get a better bike for highway. On the fence between a 13 has used, a 14 gs, and a 1190 adventure. Reckon I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,762
Posted By chris73
Sorry about the derail here. Loutre did you buy a...

Sorry about the derail here. Loutre did you buy a 1200? I am very close to trading my f800 for a gsa 1200.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By chris73
Gas tank vent I think. I believe in USA, there is...

Gas tank vent I think. I believe in USA, there is a charcoal canister connected to it somehwere.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,861
Posted By chris73
On our last trip, my wife and I went to wal mart...

On our last trip, my wife and I went to wal mart and got some non refridgerated pre packaged Indian meals. Channa masala and uncle Ben's rice is pretty damn awesome when camping. We have an 8 pound...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 50,899
Posted By chris73
Mennonites, Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish I think.

Mennonites, Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish I think.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,318
Posted By chris73
I think my next move will be a 19" front wheel...

I think my next move will be a 19" front wheel and more street friendly tires. Drop the triple trees, install a rear shock capable of handling the bikes max load and shock brace. Front suspension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,318
Posted By chris73
Hamish. You have done a few things that really...

Hamish. You have done a few things that really appeal to me. My wife and I have loaded the bike and had no problems until high speed on highway. I am at a crossroads. Do I spend dough on the f800 on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By chris73
No picture sorry. Liners will cost a bit of...

No picture sorry. Liners will cost a bit of precious space, so I remove them from the bike, and pack and unpack on the ground. Fill voids with clothes towel and dish cloths. Use compression sacks for...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,917
Views: 2,360,526
Posted By chris73
Uggh. I really want to make the switch. I'm a...

Uggh. I really want to make the switch. I'm a comfort camper, and my primus butane lantern is the greatest lamp ever made. If I can find a suitable, small battery replacement that floods well, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By chris73
Mine has the same issue. Expands no problem, but...

Mine has the same issue. Expands no problem, but warped at the bottom.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,917
Views: 2,360,526
Posted By chris73
Nice. I hear complaints of gumming and smoke and...

Nice. I hear complaints of gumming and smoke and odour. Are they exagerated?
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5,917
Views: 2,360,526
Posted By chris73
Has anyone tried using a multifuel stove and...

Has anyone tried using a multifuel stove and cooking with gasoline. I would like to eliminate all the butane cans I pack, and replace with one small white gas and a gallon of gasoline, so I can put...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By chris73
Have you tried the same rpm for extended periods...

Have you tried the same rpm for extended periods in all gears? Find what rpm it vibes most in 5th. Hold it in that rpm range in other gears and see if it vibes. I had a rock jammed between my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 195,578
Posted By chris73
Looks like I''ll aproach it differently. Charge a...

Looks like I''ll aproach it differently. Charge a external battery of some sort while riding, then use it to charge stuff while camping. On a positive note. Anybody who questions the prowess of this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 195,578
Posted By chris73
If charging an android drains the battery on the...

If charging an android drains the battery on the bike, I will be very surprised.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 195,578
Posted By chris73
Went on a fun camping trip. While I was out, I...

Went on a fun camping trip. While I was out, I discovered I can't charge gadgets unless the bike is running. What do you guys do to charge stuff woven your bike is parked?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 61,085
Posted By chris73
I have a neat thing. I can't tell you the details...

I have a neat thing. I can't tell you the details about it, but please send me money and I will send it to you some day.

Thanks. Chris.

Ps just kidding.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By chris73
That's good to know. My concern was how much I...

That's good to know. My concern was how much I had to adjust it. There isn't much adjustment left before is affects shifting I rekon. It feels very good right now though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By chris73
So the rekluse will include plates? When the...

So the rekluse will include plates? When the dealer replaced my prematurely fried clutch on warranty, they didn't change the filthy oil. I rode it 500 kms, and checked the freeplay in the morning....
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,174
Posted By chris73
For what you want and how often you want to use...

For what you want and how often you want to use it, I agree with the mechanic. I would get a gas pot. pour gas in it. Way cheaper than dumping parts into over rated diesel junk. Especially a $10000...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By chris73
Ditching my esa to install a yacagur on the back....

Ditching my esa to install a yacagur on the back. I love asc in the rain. It just works.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,967
Posted By chris73
Ya for sure. The reasoning is because of import...

Ya for sure. The reasoning is because of import laws in India I think. A guy can always hope. Lol.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,967
Posted By chris73
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-...

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/ktm-500cc-and-800cc-twins-in-development/24452.html

Ktm exec quoted. Bottom line discusses adventure platform.
Forum: Canada 05-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,510
Posted By chris73
plenty o pals

So here's my idea. I always see people looking for riding buddies on here. It's a safety thing. I for one am new to the island, but do not work here, so I never have riding buddies. Solo rides in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,648
Posted By chris73
I love the varios. Can't speak for durability....

I love the varios. Can't speak for durability. When I take them off, I put a medium Rollie filled with emergency stuff and on each side strapped to the vario rack. This protects the tank if I dump it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 1,360,876
Posted By chris73
The road vibes is one I had not read about....

The road vibes is one I had not read about. Thanks for the good reply.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 1,360,876
Posted By chris73
Hi. sorry to de rail the thread, but this is the...

Hi. sorry to de rail the thread, but this is the most popular one for the 500. I have a f800gs that I ride on backroads and some trails, and loaded with my wife. I like the bike a lot for what it is,...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,974
Posted By chris73
Its interesting to hear the different...

Its interesting to hear the different perspectives. I think maybe it depends on where you are from. I grew up in BC and moved to Fort Mcmurray in 2006. I moved back in 2012. While I was there, I...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,974
Posted By chris73
My profession is in oil refining. I love the all...

My profession is in oil refining. I love the all mighty dollar, and I live in Victoria. Fly to Alberta every week. I moved here 2 years ago and I love it. I can't figure out how housing is so...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By chris73
Go to a store and lie down on some. I'm 6'3"...

Go to a store and lie down on some. I'm 6'3" 240#. Origionally I thought a 20" inside a big Agnes bag would be great. Turns out large ones are barely big enough. A 30" would be ideal. I laid on large...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By chris73
Manual says to check chain unloaded on the side...

Manual says to check chain unloaded on the side stand. I had a ton of chain slap in first with my bike. Adjusted the chain to find the sweet spot and it's been perfect. Hope I adjusted right. Is it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By chris73
I have a fandango and while it looks nice, I...

I have a fandango and while it looks nice, I can't stand it. It lets water in really well, but doesn't let moisture out when it warms up. Mine has mold in it. I put a sea to summit stuff sack in it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 206,387
Posted By chris73
So who is going to take a chance on this machine...

So who is going to take a chance on this machine in Canada? I am looking at Wr, drz, exc 350 and 500, and 690 enduro as smaller Ds bikes to go with my f800. Every one of them has a negative. This...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,681
Posted By chris73
I have a wolfman medium duffle and two medium...

I have a wolfman medium duffle and two medium rollies. These things are top notch. Never a problem. A bit of work to get in and out of, but bone dry and durable. I have a giant loop fandango tank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By chris73
I'm thinking yacagur shock, springs for the...

I'm thinking yacagur shock, springs for the front, steering dampner, Clearwater darlas and a 19" wheel for touring. Put the 21 back on around here. Oh and a spoiler for my mirage 2 fairing. It never...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By chris73
Same thing happened to me at the ktm dealer with...

Same thing happened to me at the ktm dealer with an 1190. A few gifts for the 800 makes a lot more sense.
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