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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,909
Posted By tah1800
If the primary goal of loud pipes is to improve...

If the primary goal of loud pipes is to improve on safety, I'm confident those riders subscribe to ATGATT on a religious basis.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,909
Posted By tah1800
What a pathetic excuse to make a lot of noise and...

What a pathetic excuse to make a lot of noise and give us all a bad name. Probably have to "lay'er down" too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By tah1800
I believe "itsatdm" wins this one - price is...

I believe "itsatdm" wins this one - price is indicated to be $13,800. We'll see if it really comes in at 397 lbs and 100 hp.

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,992
Posted By tah1800
Just changed out final drive with 21K on it....

Just changed out final drive with 21K on it. Chain was shot. I lube it frequently but do quite a bit of off road riding here in Colorado. Replaced sprockets with 16/42 setup vs standard 17/41 for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By tah1800
Try sprocketcenter.com - they'll get you set up.

Try sprocketcenter.com - they'll get you set up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By tah1800
I run a Gerbing jacket on a 650GS with a pigtail...

I run a Gerbing jacket on a 650GS with a pigtail to the battery. No problems.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By tah1800
Need gearing advice

It's time to replace sprockets and chain on a 2010 658. I do about 50% of my riding off road so I was thinking about going with the 16/42 gearing of the 800 vs the stock 17/41 of the 658. I know I'll...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By tah1800
+1 ZTechnik on mine too (4 years). Works well.

+1 ZTechnik on mine too (4 years). Works well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By tah1800
It's a good plate - covers the catalytic...

It's a good plate - covers the catalytic converter too - an expensive item to replace. Plate has to come off for filter removal. No big deal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By tah1800
Wolfman racks/bags

Neighbor and I both put Wolfman racks and Expedition Dry Bags a gs8 and a gs658 and have nothing but good things to say. We added a small duffel from Wolfman to strap onto the back seat and our...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By tah1800
You can also plug a USB converter plug into the...

You can also plug a USB converter plug into the Powerlet outlet if you're just looking at a temporary situation.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,559
Posted By tah1800
Welcome home Reaver. Glad you didn't have to...

Welcome home Reaver. Glad you didn't have to make roadside repairs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,938
Posted By tah1800
He indicated its a 2012 model so the bike should...

He indicated its a 2012 model so the bike should be under warranty. You will find a number of posts here and on the F800 web site about the lack of customer service that is received from far too many...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By tah1800
You jumped through hoops to connect a battery...

You jumped through hoops to connect a battery tender? Just connect it to the battery.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,559
Posted By tah1800
I forgot...good point Loutre. He should be...

I forgot...good point Loutre. He should be behind bars.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,559
Posted By tah1800
WTF?? Either Reaver killed one of those cute...

WTF?? Either Reaver killed one of those cute prairie dogs back in SD and is keeping it for a roadkill treat or he's still carrying the childhood teddy for road karma?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By tah1800
Here's my bike on the lift: ...

Here's my bike on the lift:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/tahmail/IMG_0862.jpg?t=1378490995

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/tahmail/IMG_0861.jpg?t=1378490698
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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By tah1800
Could be the difference. I have the same skid...

Could be the difference. I have the same skid plate on my 658 but I think it would work without it-I'd have to take another look at that to be sure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By tah1800
Don't attempt a lift using one pad! Use one pad...

Don't attempt a lift using one pad! Use one pad just behind the oil filter and the other in the rear of the engine-slide it all underneath the bike. Approach the bike from a perpendicular angle. I'll...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By tah1800
Trip odometer is reset by simultaneously holding...

Trip odometer is reset by simultaneously holding the bottom center button on the instrument cluster down for about 3-4 seconds - the other computer functions are reset by holding the Info button for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By tah1800
Mine are Touratech 20mm, they also make a 35mm....

Mine are Touratech 20mm, they also make a 35mm. Tilting the bars back a little may help you too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By tah1800
I did the same thing on my 658 and it helps but I...

I did the same thing on my 658 and it helps but I do still get shoulder/arm fatigue on long rides.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By tah1800
Oh great. The barn door has been opened again.

Oh great. The barn door has been opened again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By tah1800
They don't make a low seat option at Seat...

They don't make a low seat option at Seat Concepts.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By tah1800
Renazco rebuild of BMW low seat

Has anyone had a BMW low seat rebuilt by Renazco? Worth the cost? Did it add much in seat height?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By tah1800
And that avatar really is Reavers portrait.....

And that avatar really is Reavers portrait.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By tah1800
Slide the front pad just behind the oil filter...

Slide the front pad just behind the oil filter and jack it up. It's well balanced and should work fine. No need for a second jack.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By tah1800
Welcome King. I've had the pleasure of living...

Welcome King. I've had the pleasure of living here for 13 years and it's as good or better than you are thinking. Endless off payment opportunities and some spectacular highways too. Fall is my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
For what it's worth, the idle air controller on a...

For what it's worth, the idle air controller on a 2010 F650GS is located on the right hand side of the airbox and looks like this (very different than pictures I've seen of an earlier model 800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
It's black- 2010 model.

It's black- 2010 model.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
I'll be pulling the tupperware off tomorrow and...

I'll be pulling the tupperware off tomorrow and let you know. I haven't had this bike for very long. What do the different colors indicate?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
How does one check an idle air controller? The...

How does one check an idle air controller? The stall generally occurs while idling with the clutch in. The engine will start easily without a reset of the ignition.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
Ran a tank of fuel with Techron through about 1K...

Ran a tank of fuel with Techron through about 1K mi ago. Didn't seem to have any impact. I'll try venting the tank.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By tah1800
What would mke it stall?

Need help inmates. I've got a 2010 F650GS with about 15K mi on it and it will intermittently stall when at idle. It's never stalled out when under throttle and I can't seem to find any recurring...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By tah1800
My F650GS is on the exact same lift in my garage...

My F650GS is on the exact same lift in my garage at this very moment. No problem. Strap it down when you get the bike on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,063
Posted By tah1800
I'm with you Rodooo. I've had nothing but one...

I'm with you Rodooo. I've had nothing but one problem after another with mine too. There are too many other good, reliable, well performing bikes to put up with this BS for a high end dual sport.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By tah1800
Looks like that may be the best, and only,...

Looks like that may be the best, and only, solution here.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By tah1800
Trying to solve occasional, intermittent low idle...

Trying to solve occasional, intermittent low idle stall. This seems to work for that issue for folks I've spoken to, including dealers but the one one here is so incompetent, I don't want them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By tah1800
Referring to the inside diameter of the bango...

Referring to the inside diameter of the bango opening, not the fastener. They come in 3/8 or 7/16 ID. Not M10.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By tah1800
Anyone know brake line size?

Does anyone know if a 2010 F650GS uses 3/8 or 7/16 banjo bolts on the rear brake lines? I can't seem to find this information.
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