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Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 22,888
Posted By lookaught
F800GS Holan racks and Wolfman Rocky Mountain...

F800GS Holan racks and Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags courtesy of Jason and ADVmotorrad:

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss221/lookaught/f800gs/20140409_221646_zps69af6204.jpg


Bags are just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,569
Posted By lookaught
For the benefit of others, here is how the Holan...

For the benefit of others, here is how the Holan racks fit with the BMW Akrapovik exhaust. Long story short, yes, it fits. Yes it requires a bit of modification with an instrument of persuasion. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By lookaught
If theres enough stud sticking out (probably only...

If theres enough stud sticking out (probably only need 1/2") the camming stud tools work really, really well. I've taken out many 8mm broken exhaust manifold studs on cars with that tool and some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By lookaught
My dog certainly doesn't notice any difference...

My dog certainly doesn't notice any difference :puke1

It is simply incredible how many products TT makes from CNC'd aluminum. Maybe I can find a CNC adventure toilet paper case? I mean, who puts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By lookaught
Yeah that white one lasted about 10k miles, but...

Yeah that white one lasted about 10k miles, but was exposed to a LOT of rain, probably 3,000 miles of heavy, constant rain. And sunshine in AK for three months, where the sun is potent.

It did...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By lookaught
Why don't you buy a set of wrist sweat bands that...

Why don't you buy a set of wrist sweat bands that tennis players use and just put one on the res?

It's really common to do that on sport bikes. Apparently sunshine is bad for brake fluid... I kind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By lookaught
I think there's a thread about what tools to take...

I think there's a thread about what tools to take and what to leave. My good are basically tire change tools, a few torx and etorx sockets, and some Allen wrenches with a few spare bolts of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By lookaught
I think maybe on flat ground or on pavement the...

I think maybe on flat ground or on pavement the handguards to a great job, but if you dump it on lumpy ground and the bars don't hit first... the side of the bike often takes the impact. And if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By lookaught
Update: Ordered the rivet nut tool from...

Update:

Ordered the rivet nut tool from Amazon for $36 and some stainless M8 rivnuts from McMaster Carr and replaced the spinning rivnuts. I tried to tighten them but it wasn't working well, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By lookaught
My bike came with the Wunderlich one. I'm not...

My bike came with the Wunderlich one. I'm not really convinced it will do anything other than bend in a crash. I'm honestly not sure what it even does other than add weight.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By lookaught
Judging by the condition of my engine guards,...

Judging by the condition of my engine guards, they are worth keeping installed. I bet my engine guards are 20lbs or more but when the bike is 450 and I am 185 plus whatever else I'm wearing or have...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By lookaught
This is obvious, but buying light colored pants...

This is obvious, but buying light colored pants really helps with heat in summer. There's a lot of real estate on the top of your thighs that gets direct sun when riding, and particularly when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By lookaught
Thats what I have too, tubless rear 3.5x18 and...

Thats what I have too, tubless rear 3.5x18 and tubed front 1.85x21. I didn't choose these they came with my bike, but it's probably what I would have chosen. In my experience most flats are rear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By lookaught
I didn't know they use Sun rims up front. They do...

I didn't know they use Sun rims up front. They do use excel in the back, my bike has one.

I still think it's better to pay for the new hubs and sell the stock wheels in the fm, you'll easily make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By lookaught
Don't bother with Alpina, they are no better than...

Don't bother with Alpina, they are no better than Excel and when you buy Excel you can actually get replacement parts, and service, and a reputable company (not saying the US distributor for Alpina...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By lookaught
My impressions of the trax bags is that they do...

My impressions of the trax bags is that they do seem thin, but (as the OP knows) my bike has had a few tip overs and a low speed off on pavement and the boxes are scraped but not dented, and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,130
Posted By lookaught
Great RR! A friend of mine posted this on...

Great RR!

A friend of mine posted this on instagram a couple years back, look familiar? I *think* it was in Burlington.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By lookaught
Oh wow, I didn't realize those parts diagrams are...

Oh wow, I didn't realize those parts diagrams are listed online.

Thank you very much!:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By lookaught
Dammit, I have a 2010 so I guess it could be...

Dammit, I have a 2010 so I guess it could be either. I suppose I'll have to wait to measure the temporary replacement I put in when I get home.

Any idea if the oem is flanged or not? My bike had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By lookaught
Countershaft sprocket bolt dimensions? Anyone know the stock size?

The bike I bought had a used, bent, class 8.8 (which is the equivalent of a Grade 5...) bolt installed by a BMW dealer in place of the OEM counter shaft sprocket bolt.

I would like to order a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By lookaught
Yeah normally I use a torch on red loctite but I...

Yeah normally I use a torch on red loctite but I didn't realize they were attached with red... because it's extreme, ridiculous overkill and whoever did it needs a swift kick in the junk. The one top...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By lookaught
well, I suck at the searching. Problem and...

well, I suck at the searching.

Problem and solution:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744468&highlight=rivnut
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By lookaught
Any way to fix spinning subframe threaded inserts? For pannier mounts & top plate

A previous owner of my bike had the grand idea of using red loctite on everything, and although I did my best to use heat (kinda chickened out a bit with the torch, particularly with these bolts so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,298
Posted By lookaught
Excellent, thanks for the tip!:clap Airhawk...

Excellent, thanks for the tip!:clap

Airhawk will be ordered tonight.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,298
Posted By lookaught
With a stock seat, does the airhawk help at all...

With a stock seat, does the airhawk help at all with the slow migration toward the front of the seat while riding? The slope in the stock seat always has me sliding a bit forward so I have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 59,961
Posted By lookaught
I wasn't implying that you didn't know what they...

I wasn't implying that you didn't know what they do.

But I didn't know what each one does, as i just got a bike with this shock already installed with no documentation or anything. I though just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 59,961
Posted By lookaught
Quick update: After some research online (I...

Quick update:

After some research online (I haven't spoken to EPM Performance yet, the tech was out) the gold ring on the bottom of the shock is actually the rebound damping adjuster, it is not a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 59,961
Posted By lookaught
Does anyone know whether the difference between...

Does anyone know whether the difference between the length adjustment and the double length adjustment is the extra jam nut on the first pic below the gold thumb screw?

To screw the threads at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By lookaught
Yup that's definitely our ugly mugs! Great...

Yup that's definitely our ugly mugs!

Great riding those two days after it quit raining!

sent from my banana phone.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By lookaught
Yeah I got a new job and moved across the...

Yeah I got a new job and moved across the country... kind of forgot to finish this because it's mostly videos that I haven't edited.

And yes, Pontz wrecked. I wish I could tell you an epic story...
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 27,321
Posted By lookaught
Does anyone know the weight of these bags?

Does anyone know the weight of these bags?
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,894
Posted By lookaught
Great RR! On the white bike, did you...

Great RR!

On the white bike, did you hydroprint the digital camo pattern on the battery cover? or vinyl?

I've really been considering doing some hydroprinting on my 800, I'm wondering how it's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 81,487
Posted By lookaught
Great RR! I think this may have convinced me to...

Great RR! I think this may have convinced me to take a similar route instead of Siberia... the weather and surf look a lot nicer than Russia :rofl


Are there shops to rent surfboards at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,569
Posted By lookaught
Thank you very much! sent from my banana...

Thank you very much!

sent from my banana phone.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,569
Posted By lookaught
Is there a US distributor for Holan racks? Or do...

Is there a US distributor for Holan racks? Or do I need to order direct from Poland?
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 46,852
Posted By lookaught
I echo what many here have said, traveling solo...

I echo what many here have said, traveling solo does not mean being lonely all the time and in many respects it forces otherwise introverted personalities to interact with others which can be very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By lookaught
My one complaint with the 800 is that it is......

My one complaint with the 800 is that it is... well, slow. At least compared to other bikes I ride. I imagine the 1190 would be better in that regard.

But, I just bought another F800GS because 1)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,546
Posted By lookaught
I moved to Vermont and then Wyoming from...

I moved to Vermont and then Wyoming from Pittsburgh so I have some relevant life experience to share.

First off, unless you move to Wyoming, where it's just staggeringly white (I mean that, there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By lookaught
i wrecked my brothers bike during my MC license...

i wrecked my brothers bike during my MC license test lol. I ran over a little cone doing the figure 8's in a tight box on the pavement and the front washed out when i hit the cone. I lol about it to...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,867
Posted By lookaught
Micatech panniers do not leak at all in my...

Micatech panniers do not leak at all in my experience. On my trip to AK i rode through 2,500 miles of rain... rain for days on end, including camping at night with it raining on my bike and the...
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