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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,748
Posted By GPHusky250
Which tent to buy/use continues to evolve as...

Which tent to buy/use continues to evolve as experience dictates. There's a lot to be said for a small, lightweight, free standing, easy to set-up tent ( I use a Hubba Hubba NX )...that is unless you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By GPHusky250
I put an Altrider stainless steel mesh on my...

I put an Altrider stainless steel mesh on my F8GSA. At night the light throws a weird pattern on the road going through that mesh. I think if I was doing it all over again, I'd opt for plexiglass.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By GPHusky250
Sony Action Cam

Anyone using Sony's "Action Cam"? I think the latest incarnation is the
HDR-AS200V/W
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By GPHusky250
3rd endorsement of the Black Dog Skid Plate. ...

3rd endorsement of the Black Dog Skid Plate.

Beat the crap out of it going over Hagerman Pass and somewhere near Hurricane Pass in Colorado. Big ole dent in the front right where the oil filter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,245
Posted By GPHusky250
Doesn't really matter much now, since you've...

Doesn't really matter much now, since you've purchased a Triumph..right?

Me, I didn't purchase the F8 to use it as a street bike...I have an RT for that. It's mostly an offroad bike I use at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,757
Posted By GPHusky250
I rode from Palm Springs to Phoenix on my F8GSA...

I rode from Palm Springs to Phoenix on my F8GSA in temps between 103 and 109 last year and didn't notice any heat at all. SIDI boots, stock seat and KLIM BP.

I'm guessing it was the exposed skin.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,200
Posted By GPHusky250
A friend of mine bought a used rifle that would...

A friend of mine bought a used rifle that would not fire. He traced it to a broken firing pin. Being that he's both a gunsmith and a machinist he said..."no problem, I'll just make one". WAIT..I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By GPHusky250
I've always thought the crossover break line is...

I've always thought the crossover break line is poorly designed for something that touts itself as an offroad bike. Independent lines should come down from somewhere up high and attached to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,519
Posted By GPHusky250
On the Touratech UK site, the cost is 1,537.18...

On the Touratech UK site, the cost is 1,537.18 Euros or $1,739.13 Dollars. Pretty close to TT USA pricing.

On the Touratech Germany site that lists the +49 German calling code, they list for...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By GPHusky250
The actual center lies on private property. So...

The actual center lies on private property. So with respect to the property owner the monument lies about a half mile away.

Everytime part of the United States slides into the Pacific Ocean, or a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By GPHusky250
Nevermind.

Nevermind.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By GPHusky250
Agreed She's at 5'5" on a F8GS. Going...

Agreed



She's at 5'5" on a F8GS. Going taller may not work, unless she has really long legs and a short torso.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,968
Posted By GPHusky250
I don't think there are any right or wrong...

I don't think there are any right or wrong answers here. Bring whatever you want, see what works and what doesn't...and make adjustments from there.

If after you leave you feel you're simply...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By GPHusky250
Good...not only may that help you slide a little...

Good...not only may that help you slide a little farther forward...you will gain an inch as that seat is about an inch lower. Being able to touch the ground comfortably increases confidence.

I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By GPHusky250
For most, there's absolutely no way to tell in a...

For most, there's absolutely no way to tell in a brief test ride, on pavement, around the block or a short jaunt down the freeway...what you may not like 500, 1000 or 2000 miles in. Also, no way to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By GPHusky250
Its' been my experience with any bike I've ever...

Its' been my experience with any bike I've ever purchased that has a license plate that it take ME about 7000 miles before I get comfortable with it.

Each bike has a personality, feel and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 46,042
Posted By GPHusky250
Had to argue with hypotheticals. :) You put on...

Had to argue with hypotheticals. :) You put on bars to help protect expensive plastic, mount GoPros and lights and to look cool. :)

At what degree of accident to the bars become a liability is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,200
Posted By GPHusky250
ERBE...sorry for the rough first answer...LOUTRE...

ERBE...sorry for the rough first answer...LOUTRE is French I think...the French are rude...especially Parisians. If not French...then just rude to newcomers. If you don't want to fill out your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By GPHusky250
Well if you're worried about that, we need to...

Well if you're worried about that, we need to start making handlebars out of rubber, speedo and tach's out of rubber, rubber triple clamps, rubber GPSs, rubber mirrors...everything directly in front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 206,026
Posted By GPHusky250
The conclusion ended up being...after installing...

The conclusion ended up being...after installing the cartridges and rear extreme shock...to then add the BMW low seat. Everything pretty much back to normal, although I'm going to have a friend of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By GPHusky250
1. Aluminum 2. Probably, although I'm not...

1. Aluminum

2. Probably, although I'm not sure what flexibility would gain you.

3. The unit fits neatly over a Nav IV or V and exposes the buttons on the left side. Cutting anything off...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By GPHusky250
Nav IV Farkle

One of my friends decided to make a sunshade for his Nav IV. Being that he's both retired and owns a CNC machine...he whipped up this cool little item for his BMW Nav IV. It also works fine for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By GPHusky250
Recently I did a suspension upgrade and a bike...

Recently I did a suspension upgrade and a bike that leaned over a bit too much stock leaned over way too much after the upgrade. So much so that it was a chore to get it vertical. I added about 1...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,943
Posted By GPHusky250
My father used to send me links to stories about...

My father used to send me links to stories about motorcycle crashing, riders killed or maimed whenever he could.

To combat this, I started sending links to every story I could find about private...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By GPHusky250
There's a "chain of custody" will all packages....

There's a "chain of custody" will all packages. This this go UPS, FedEx, USPS or a combination. I heard recently...and I think it was UPS...that they were using a combination of carriers...themselves...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,235
Posted By GPHusky250
I've camped with my Hubba Hubba NX (packs very...

I've camped with my Hubba Hubba NX (packs very small) when doing the COBDRs and with my Redverz when staying in place a few days. The thinking is that coming into camp at night on a BDR you throw...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,481
Posted By GPHusky250
http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/oilcooler.jpg ...

http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/oilcooler.jpg

Yours covers the oil filer and cooler very well. The guy in the photos with the creased oil filter ended up putting a Black Dog unit on his GS after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,481
Posted By GPHusky250
The next day Patrick hit another rock on a rough,...

The next day Patrick hit another rock on a rough, rocky uphill section which damaged his oil cooler. Quicksteel to the rescue once again. That took another hour out of our day...but he got back on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,481
Posted By GPHusky250
Sure...happened to my friend on the COBDR. He was...

Sure...happened to my friend on the COBDR. He was using some brand of aftermarket skid plate and a worthless oil filter guard from TT...

http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/DSC00250.JPG



...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,488
Posted By GPHusky250
Wow...I got a headache reading through all the...

Wow...I got a headache reading through all the posts that had nothing to do with the OPs question. :)

I don't know who's argument this helps, but a quick Google search turned up a Colorado...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,481
Posted By GPHusky250
I run the BlackDog unit for many reasons...one of...

I run the BlackDog unit for many reasons...one of the best is that with two bolts it slides off.

http://www.vintagemx.us/BMW/Picture%20025.jpg

Much larger than the stupid stock one.

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,881
Posted By GPHusky250
Can you send any photos of your set up? Mark

Can you send any photos of your set up?

Mark
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,488
Posted By GPHusky250
In answer to your question....we did the COBDR...

In answer to your question....we did the COBDR last year and I parked my truck and trailer in a storage yard called Triple 6 Storage, just outside of Cortez, CO. Told her it might be there three...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By GPHusky250
A couple of years before I purchased my F8GSA I...

A couple of years before I purchased my F8GSA I bought a R1200RT. First streetbike I ever owned. I looked at a lot of apparel for riding around in SoCal, the BMW stuff, Olympia and others and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By GPHusky250
There is a photo of my bike on the centerstand at...

There is a photo of my bike on the centerstand at the beginning of this thread. It still gets the rear tire off the ground, but not by much. I think the length on the TT shock is a bit longer than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By GPHusky250
What I ended up doing was find a piece of 2 inch...

What I ended up doing was find a piece of 2 inch PVC, cut off an inch or so and pressed that into a piece of radiator hose...really tight fit. I drilled two holes on one side, two holes on the other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By GPHusky250
A little Update....I installed a BWM lower seat...

A little Update....I installed a BWM lower seat yesterday. Got an inch back...ergonomics are fine and over time if the spring sags, that all the better.

The bike really has a nice feel to it and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By GPHusky250
Weird. I could see the bikes missing the bolt...

Weird. I could see the bikes missing the bolt that screws into the expansion nut...but not the entire split aluminum piece. That fits in the frame behind the tab on the bars that wouldn't seem to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By GPHusky250
I installed the TT fork cartridge and rear...

I installed the TT fork cartridge and rear extreme shock on a 2014 GSA. It increased the seat height about 25mm or an inch. I've talked at length with many people and the consensus is that...at least...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,436
Posted By GPHusky250
I wouldn't characterize my situation as one...

I wouldn't characterize my situation as one embraced by the entire group. I'm just about the only one here talking about this issue.

You assume a lot...I've not been resistant to making a phone...
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