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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,385
Posted By Hayate
Me again

Sad to say the Electrosport route is only a reasonable solution if you're really on a budget and not straying to far from home.

I'm pretty sure the heat and damage is mostly due to dirt riding...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 40,263
Posted By Hayate
Really? Though I do have some of that wool I am...

Really? Though I do have some of that wool I am almost always covered in mostly synthetics... and yeah, cotton is the worst waste of space on the planet (are Jeans cotton?). Anyway, please...
Forum: Vendors 01-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 263,993
Posted By Hayate
Logo?

So just to be clear, that large colorful logo in the middle of the seat will NOT be on the cover I order for my BMW F800 GS. Not to be a snooty BMW guy (I get and keep mine plenty dirty). I'm just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 40,263
Posted By Hayate
Nice

Well written man! I was about to call bullshit every time it should have gotten out of hand and then suddenly just didn't quite get there... But you are right, from comments here and elsewhere,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,449
Posted By Hayate
Pressure too low?

I'm on an F800GS and these tires do in fact have some very strange tendencies. Going hands free with the throttle lock at between 30-50 mph with 25-28psi up front I was shocked by the wild...
Forum: Regional forums 07-11-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 162,825
Posted By Hayate
Second weekend

I'm sure I could only make it for the second weekend (new job and all), but this sounds like a great time. It's a bit of a haul from the cities but ya all think it's worth it to drive up Friday...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Hayate
Lake Nipigon, Canannada

Over the last 3 years we've done a two up circle tour one lake at a time (Michigan, Superior, Erie) and will surely complete that cycle, but maybe not in consecutive years here. Westward bound seems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Hayate
Galfer or Braking?

I've found some other options now too. A company called "Braking" which I know nothing about, but their catalog does show that this rear rotor is right for the F800GS and it's only $110 on Amazon. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Hayate
My girlfriend is pretty sure you're calling her...

My girlfriend is pretty sure you're calling her fat! :D

Galfer did get back to me to double confirm what I found in their catalog btw. Pretty damn sure now the rear rotor available on Amazon is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Hayate
Not get defensive, or add to making this a "how...

Not get defensive, or add to making this a "how to ride" thread, but just to say the back brake does have plenty of stopping force for general "safe" stop light riding. I'm pretty sure it's been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By Hayate
Yeah I looked at that one from beemerboneyard...

Yeah I looked at that one from beemerboneyard too, but the Galfer is a name everyone seems to know and trust.

Fronts eh?
Eeek, expensive....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By Hayate
I've got a Galfer DF763W Wave Rear Rotor ...

I've got a
Galfer DF763W Wave Rear Rotor

in my Amazon shopping cart and pretty darn sure it's going to do the trick for $167 with free shipping. Unless someone tells me different I'll click...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Hayate
Are you sure that's the Galfer Roter for the...

Are you sure that's the Galfer Roter for the 800gs? I just searched on it and found it on Amazon for $167 but plugging in BMW F800GS '09 it replied, this product does not fit. That and the pic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By Hayate
A friend of mine was surprised by the ridge on my...

A friend of mine was surprised by the ridge on my rear rotor so mentioned I better get it measured. If my crappy old caliper is right and I'm reading it correctly I'm down to .133 inches, or 3.38mm....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Hayate
Right on man, these things are meant to be dirty...

Right on man, these things are meant to be dirty and take you places most of our BMW club affiliations dare not go.



Yeah this "club" is intended with that focus as local knowledge base and to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Hayate
F800GS riders , TC, greater metro/Minnesota

I'm not sure if here or the Parallel Universe forum is the better place to target just F800 (658,700) GS riders in my area?

I've got a small group going on the book of faces. Mostly for talking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,322
Posted By Hayate
Tall version

Does anyone have a side photo of the Tall version they list on their website (their pics are terrible). I like to move forward and back to stretch and ride wherever I find comfortable for 10-20...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By Hayate
I don't see that they offer suede as you stated...

I don't see that they offer suede as you stated in your review. The website shows carbon or embossed vinyl as the two options you can order for the 800gs. Online price $169 plus $20 if you want...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Hayate
I did about 10 tests tonight and it seemed to...

I did about 10 tests tonight and it seemed to hold the deactivated mode after a key out and back in restart about half the time. The really strange one is where it reverts back to deactivated on a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Hayate
Hmmm then I don't know what's up... but I...

Hmmm then I don't know what's up... but I literally just the other day was riding trails, took my key in with me for lunch and came back out an hour later, fired her up and it started out with ABS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Hayate
Nope, it's a 2009 that I'm referencing, so...

Nope, it's a 2009 that I'm referencing, so unfortunately it's not a new feature.



Whoa, maybe that's what I do differently from most? I always use the kill switch to turn off the bike. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,612
Posted By Hayate
Suede vs mud and water?

I'm looking into one of these seats, but am curious how the suede holds up in the elements and offroad? I like how the stock vinyl repels water so well. Leave the bike out in the rain, come out,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,460
Posted By Hayate
Cambus for other stuff?

I pulled the rear wheel sensor wire into contact with the tire and tore it up (not intentionally as that sentence sounded). The wires being broken there is what this switch you guys are talking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Hayate
ABS switch works better than in the manual

From the owners manual.

Stop, press the ABS button until the light comes on. ABS is now off.
Stop, press the ABS button until the light goes out. ABS is now on.
or, Turn the key off and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,841
Posted By Hayate
I think we all vary to quite a degree on when...

I think we all vary to quite a degree on when they need to be changed out as well. Mine are pretty well bare down the middle when they need to go... unless I have some particular off-road ride that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,044
Posted By Hayate
Good theory, but the labor involved in the 12k is...

Good theory, but the labor involved in the 12k is mostly getting at the valve check. They knocked off $75 for me once because I did all the trivial stuff (brakes, chain, oil). I'm at 42k and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 142,767
Posted By Hayate
Minnesota Team 8GS

I've got a long way to go in making interesting quality videos, but here are my first few. We need to find some more wild places to ride and get better skilz too of course :) Anyway, just thought...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,841
Posted By Hayate
That's awesome! Not expensive either. What a...

That's awesome! Not expensive either. What a time saver! Does it make it into your travel kit though? I'm thinking that's a garage tool with that heavy handle?



My first TKC rear I changed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,909
Posted By Hayate
Just clicking on that link made my eyes bleed. ...

Just clicking on that link made my eyes bleed. I'm not looking to be an oil expert, hence coming here to get advice. Just the cliff notes please, thanks, LOL
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,841
Posted By Hayate
I got two 5 gallon buckets and use the axle......

I got two 5 gallon buckets and use the axle... your wheel bearings should roll smooth enough to settle on the heavy spot for balancing. Maybe not perfect and can't get it finely tuned but it works...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,946
Posted By Hayate
I haven't taking the 12GSA with a full tank down...

I haven't taking the 12GSA with a full tank down a trail, but I have taken a standard one (only 50lbs more than my GS). Maybe the 800 is a little easier, but not so much that skill and practice...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,909
Posted By Hayate
Novice Mechanic takeaway

What I'm gathering here is oil debates devolve into a lot of science and personal preference plus added confusion of dealers, manufacturers and everyone else in the chain changing their minds?

Ok,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,946
Posted By Hayate
It almost sounds like you are referring to our...

It almost sounds like you are referring to our 800's as small easy to handle dirt bikes in this paragraph. I love seeing my bike on the internet in capable hands, but I also know that for myself it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 193,972
Posted By Hayate
Droid Does

I use my X as my universal electronic multitool. Music, GPS, Phone, Nav, route planning/guidebook, and camera. Of course it doesn't do any of those jobs as perfectly as a dedicated gadget but it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,119
Posted By Hayate
Service guys suck, get to know your parts guys

Wow, what dicks! I'm so done with taking service guys recommendations! Your OEM pads are fine, mine are at 42k miles original (front). They are just now getting down to maybe half what you have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By Hayate
Wow, thanks, that's very helpful as a navigation...

Wow, thanks, that's very helpful as a navigation tool, but still going to keep me up til 3am. At least I won't get as easily sidetracked into reading ride reports and such. Thanks!

I'll probably...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By Hayate
welding rod tube

I just went and picked up some of those tubes from my local welding supply store. They aren't very big :( 18" long and mabye 3" diameter on the inside. I mounted two of them on the right side of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By Hayate
The things on it's side taking a dirt nap half...

The things on it's side taking a dirt nap half the time anyway, what's the problem with tipping it over to yank off a tire?

Disclaimer: I have the center stand and use it constantly for all kinds...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,946
Posted By Hayate
worn out double centers

TKC-80's wear like that for me too. The single center stud must submerge into the tire while the side by side pair take the wear? That's my theory anyway. I always run 33psi cold unladen. I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By Hayate
I'm also now deleting a bunch of the side...

I'm also now deleting a bunch of the side protection bolt on bits from my wish list. Basically going with the theory that everything that isn't a skidplate or crashbars on the "engine protection"...
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