ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
pkbinder OP
Helga The Red
 
pkbinder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Oak Park, Il
Oddometer: 259
The Failure of My Sidestand and Reserve

I took a chilly trip to southern Indiana and Illinois this last weekend. When I stopped for fried chicken at Giant City, I noticed my sidestand felt strange. The stands lower bolt had vibrated loose and was missing. I don't carry spare nuts and bolts on shorter trips, so I started looking for something to cannibalize off the bike. The solution was just inches away in the form of the bolt and cotter pin that holds the passenger peg. Thumbs up for me.
This morning I am headed home, barreling along Interstate 57, 10 mph over the limit and I am doing math in my head. I only wanted to stop for gas once more (removing two pairs of gloves, unplugging my electric jacket and headphones, and then reversing that procedure is a pain), so I am thinking if I stretch out my remaining fuel and fill up near Champaign I will hit my driveway just as I start to run low. But near Rantoul the fuel light comes on a little early. I wasnt worried because I have taken my reserve tank into the thirties and forties before. Not this time. I stopped dead about two miles from the next gas stop after going only 25 miles on reserve. I said WTF. Then I remembered that those times I stretched the reserve I wasn't doing 75mph on the interstate, but rather I had ridden ultra conservatively. Live and learn. Thumbs down for me
__________________
Life is suffering until you realize that life is suffering.
pkbinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
Loutre
Cosmopolitan Adv
 
Loutre's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Reaver's Shed :o)
Oddometer: 3,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by pkbinder View Post
I took a chilly trip to southern Indiana and Illinois this last weekend. When I stopped for fried chicken at Giant City, I noticed my sidestand felt strange. The stands lower bolt had vibrated loose and was missing.
Have the same problem, I locktite them and then retorque them every now and then and I'm good to go. They were a pita to remove but once you losen them I've never managed to go back to 'tight ass nut' (my english is a bit broken tonight)
__________________
Keep the smile on your face!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
You can be imitated but not replaced. You're such a special blend the recipe is guarded like KFC's 11 herbs and spices.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaver View Post


Loutre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
lookaught
Loner Extraordinaire
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Oddometer: 196
lol. live and learn. I too have ran out of gas several times within eyesight of a gas station. I've even run out of gas and coasted into a gas station that was closed at 7pm on a weeknight!

I went through and loctited a ton of bolts when I bought my bike, including everything that is aftermarket. Nothing is loose after 13,000 miles. Better buy the jumbo size blue and a few beers
__________________
Aprilia SXV 550 supermoto
F800GS 30th - sold and replaced by... a 2010 F800GS!
CRF450R
Solo Ride Pennsylvania to Anchorage, Alaska and back 2011

Two Ape supermotos take on the Dragon
lookaught is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
Full Power
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Homer, Alaska
Oddometer: 1,426
there is a VERY nice solution to the limited range of the F800:
www.Cameltank.com
.
1.75 gallons extra fuel capacity, tucked in, out of the way.
__________________
Warm enough to RAIN is warm enough to RIDE.
Full Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
pkbinder OP
Helga The Red
 
pkbinder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Oak Park, Il
Oddometer: 259
I forgot to mention this:
After I ran out of gas on the interstate I stuck out my thumb. I figured that a good looking guy with a matching motorcycle suit carrying a helmet and standing next to a bike with its flashers on might instill confidence in a Good Samaritan. I was right. Only 3 cars passed me until Mike from Rantoul picked me up and helped me buy a gas can and a half gallon of gas. Then he took me back to my bike. The whole ordeal, although it turned out not to be an ordeal at all, took about 20 minutes. Mike was a cool guy and for his prize I gave him a shiny new gas container! Thumbs up to Mike.
__________________
Life is suffering until you realize that life is suffering.
pkbinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
murph76
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Oddometer: 147
s.o.s

i live a little south of u ...in springfield and at 55mph i never ran my f800 res.dry but my dads 1200gs does the same thing and has left me stranded once and him 3 times ....junk fuel gauges
murph76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
cchoc
Outdoor Photographer
 
cchoc's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Land of Grits and Gravy
Oddometer: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Full Power View Post
there is a VERY nice solution to the limited range of the F800:
www.Cameltank.com
.
1.75 gallons extra fuel capacity, tucked in, out of the way.
It doesn't let you go farther once you hit reserve, though, right?
__________________
Charlie...
Stalking Light
'13 F800GS Kalamata Metallic
cchoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #8
pkbinder OP
Helga The Red
 
pkbinder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Oak Park, Il
Oddometer: 259
Is it just me or did my last post almost sound like the beginning of a letter to Penthouse?
__________________
Life is suffering until you realize that life is suffering.
pkbinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
baloneyskin daddy
bikaholic
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: southcentral PA.
Oddometer: 1,960
Maybe a flamer mag.
baloneyskin daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #10
lookaught
Loner Extraordinaire
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Oddometer: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by cchoc View Post
It doesn't let you go farther once you hit reserve, though, right?
Nope. It just adds range, not reserve. Still a nice upgrade imo, the range on the 800 is pretty annoying out west

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Aprilia SXV 550 supermoto
F800GS 30th - sold and replaced by... a 2010 F800GS!
CRF450R
Solo Ride Pennsylvania to Anchorage, Alaska and back 2011

Two Ape supermotos take on the Dragon
lookaught is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
cchoc
Outdoor Photographer
 
cchoc's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Land of Grits and Gravy
Oddometer: 203
I know, I spent the summer in southern Utah. I carry a Rotopax when I want some spare gas, i don't mind stopping to add the extra gallon when I need it.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
__________________
Charlie...
Stalking Light
'13 F800GS Kalamata Metallic
cchoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
FredRydr
Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.
 
FredRydr's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Carlisle Pennsylvania USA
Oddometer: 2,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by pkbinder View Post
...I noticed my sidestand felt strange. The stand's lower bolt had vibrated loose and was missing....
Lower bolt? There is only one bolt. And then wouldn't the side stand switch have kept the bolt from falling out? What held the side stand onto the bike after the bolt fell out?

So many questions!

Fred
FredRydr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 05:59 AM   #13
pkbinder OP
Helga The Red
 
pkbinder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Oak Park, Il
Oddometer: 259
Fred, I'll look again, but I was up close and personal with it yesterday morning. The stand was swinging on the upper bolt, and I did notice that the switch was right there behind where I inserted the passenger peg bolt and cotter.
__________________
Life is suffering until you realize that life is suffering.
pkbinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 06:47 AM   #14
FredRydr
Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.
 
FredRydr's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Carlisle Pennsylvania USA
Oddometer: 2,285

No. 6 is the only bolt for the sidestand. (No. 7 holds the cast bracket to the frame.)

Fred
FredRydr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #15
ZEmann
want to be riding
 
ZEmann's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 636
what did u do with the newly acquired gas can when u were done filling up your tank
I have only ran out of fuel once I was on the free way and sputtered I reach down for reserve and it was already on LOL

hit the off ramp made the light and made it to the pump whew
ZEmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014