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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pete7874
I meant, when all else was equal, so same price.

I meant, when all else was equal, so same price.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 538,742
Posted By Pete7874
ZTechnik VStream Sport for F700GS. Pros: -...

ZTechnik VStream Sport for F700GS.

Pros:
- uses oem mounting points
- look reasonably good

Cons:
- noisy
- most of the wind is deflected from torso to the helmet area
- uses oem mounting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By Pete7874
And seat height.

And seat height.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Pete7874
OK, so have you tried riding in a more bent...

OK, so have you tried riding in a more bent forward position that would result in your arms not being so straight? Just asking... maybe it's not practical.

Aside from that, either raise the bar...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Pete7874
This is very true, and it is somewhat annoying. ...

This is very true, and it is somewhat annoying. What's the solution? Which shocks would you recommend as an upgrade?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Pete7874
Technically, any time you run your engine, you're...

Technically, any time you run your engine, you're shortening its life. Best to just park it and never turn it on. :D

My take on this is, on a fully warmed up engine, anything below the redline is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pete7874
If so, it's a really shitty redesign because...

If so, it's a really shitty redesign because they're still cracking, as illustrated by some 2014 MY owners that just picked up their bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pete7874
Would you feel more comfortable with a 2013 F800...

Would you feel more comfortable with a 2013 F800 GSA with the same amount of miles?

I don't understand what the concern is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Pete7874
Yup... gearing commander has it all... ...

Yup... gearing commander has it all...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/misc/F800_gearing_speed.png

By the way, these are actual speeds, not speedo-reported speeds.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pete7874
I believe the replacement carries 2 years of its...

I believe the replacement carries 2 years of its own warranty.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pete7874
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2musi...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010206_sm.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pete7874
Given how many years this has been going on, you...

Given how many years this has been going on, you would think the vendor would have figured out how to make non-cracking tanks by now. How many cracked tanks need to be returned to them before they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pete7874
Funny thing is, every time I mention it to any...

Funny thing is, every time I mention it to any one of the local BMW dealers, they always give me the same blank stare: "Huh, what? Never heard of it before..." It's as if they've been trained by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Pete7874
That's caused by your comfort seat that's even...

That's caused by your comfort seat that's even taller than stock seat. I have the lowered seat, and the riding position is very much upright.

Alas, you can make it more upright in your case by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Pete7874
29/30" in-seam here, too, and the only way I flat...

29/30" in-seam here, too, and the only way I flat foot an F700GS is if it has a lowered suspension and low seat.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,701
Posted By Pete7874
Rubber? There is nothing rubber in the filler...

Rubber? There is nothing rubber in the filler that I can see. It's all plastic. Which part are you referring to?

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010172.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
45 tooth rear sprocket only would put you right...

45 tooth rear sprocket only would put you right around 4600 rpm @ 70mph (speedo indicated).

Try shifting into 6th gear next time. :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete7874
Well, this would really depend on the type of...

Well, this would really depend on the type of riding that you do. For off-road riding, you'll be happy. For pavement, you can certainly do better than K60. There is no one tire out there that can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
And that sounds about right with the 17t sprocket...

And that sounds about right with the 17t sprocket since that's more or less the same as the stock gearing on my F700 which comes with a 17t sprocket from the factory. The only slight difference is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
How bad is it? When your speedo shows 70 mph,...

How bad is it? When your speedo shows 70 mph, what does your GPS say?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
Not sure I follow. Changing a sprocket would not...

Not sure I follow. Changing a sprocket would not affect the speedo in any way. The only thing that would affect it would be a different diameter tire.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
Well, that website can be inaccurate. For...

Well, that website can be inaccurate. For example, according to their data, my F700GS should be at 4,200 rpm @ 70 mph, while in reality my tacho shows 4,000 rpm. Then again, the speedo and tacho...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
Weird. According to gearing commander...

Weird.

According to gearing commander (http://www.gearingcommander.com), with stock gearing (16/42), you should be at around 4,600 rpm, and with modified gearing (17/42), you should be at around...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete7874
And that is exactly what the OP is looking for.

And that is exactly what the OP is looking for.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
So what was your RPM at 70 mph with this setup?

So what was your RPM at 70 mph with this setup?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete7874
Your links are for Tourance tires. The article...

Your links are for Tourance tires. The article was about Tourance Next tires. These are not the same.
But yes, it appears the Next is also available in those sizes... My mistake.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By Pete7874
I don't think you have anything to worry about...

I don't think you have anything to worry about when it comes to F800 being able to handle it.

With that said, if all you're going to be doing is extended hwy riding, then you're probably better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete7874
In this German tire test, the highest scoring...

In this German tire test, the highest scoring tires for highway manners were Dunlop Trailmax TR91 and Pirelli Scorpion Trail.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pete7874
Yeah, I guess I'm on a hunt for a full face...

Yeah, I guess I'm on a hunt for a full face helmet that would not require ear plugs, but it's quite possible such a thing does not exist.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Pete7874
It is, AFAIK.

It is, AFAIK.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Pete7874
Does yours look different from this? <iframe...

Does yours look different from this?

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/o_fhdmgUHC8?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pete7874
sample, How does the noise level of this...

sample,

How does the noise level of this helmet compare to some of the other helmets you have owned?

And also, what bike do you ride? The type of bike and riding position will affect the noise...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pete7874
Tried it in store today, alas, they would not let...

Tried it in store today, alas, they would not let me take it for a spin so I could judge the noise level.

However, the fit and comfort were fantastic, although that will probably vary depending on...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pete7874
Any more feedback on this Defiant helmet? ...

Any more feedback on this Defiant helmet? Reviews seem very possitive, but it's hard to find it locally to test fit.

I am drawn to the fact that it was supposedly designed for use in a more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,701
Posted By Pete7874
I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so...

I've had my F700GS for about a year now, so technically not a total newb, but am still struggling with this...


Often times when I fuel up, I get gasoline splatter around the seat as well as trim...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 355,356
Posted By Pete7874
Fallasburg covered bridge... for once there was...

Fallasburg covered bridge... for once there was no wedding photoshoot going on... :)

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/escape2music/f700/P1010089.jpg
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,701
Posted By Pete7874
Download the PDF version onto your phone - it...

Download the PDF version onto your phone - it weighs less and no fit problems. :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Pete7874
Yup, this is time/distance sensitive, and from...

Yup, this is time/distance sensitive, and from what I've read on here before, dealer can reprogram it for a longer time/distance or disable it altogether.
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 202,915
Posted By Pete7874
Thanks, Brian! PM sent.

Thanks, Brian! PM sent.
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 202,915
Posted By Pete7874
Not really sure if I'm posting in the right...

Not really sure if I'm posting in the right place, but since I bought the item from Revzilla, I guess I'll start here...

I bought TCX X-Cube Air boots last month. I literally rode in them 3...
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