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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By PatrickM
Without getting into debates about extended...

Without getting into debates about extended warranty's ... Would you happen to have a price and website (or phone number) available?

I vaguely remember picking one up for my KTM... But don't have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By PatrickM
Before the warranty runs out...

So just crossed 35,000 miles on my F800GS (2013) and though I have a few more months to go (September) the mileage will be what ends the warranty.

Going to go to the dealer for one more service...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By PatrickM
Depends on which route you take! SF to LA...

Depends on which route you take!

SF to LA via highway 1 will take a different amount of fuel than going down I5. And if you cut up and over to Tahoe, and take 395 down to LV, that's a different...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,366
Posted By PatrickM
Lol. I actually as in San Diego and picked...

Lol.

I actually as in San Diego and picked up a ring antenna "just in case" for $40 when I was hitting the southern border.

Also checked to make sure that I didn't have my spare key nearby as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,834
Posted By PatrickM
Is there a tendency (or chance) for the tires to...

Is there a tendency (or chance) for the tires to be "out of round"?

I would think that more off road oriented tires to have a greater chance of being harder to balance, particularly if used hard.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,366
Posted By PatrickM
+1 Low voltage was causing issues on my...

+1

Low voltage was causing issues on my bike. I had my GS-911 in and it was causing a battery drain.

Disconnected it and the problem went away.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,245
Posted By PatrickM
HAHA! Love the picture too... 8 degrees.......

HAHA! Love the picture too... 8 degrees.... centigrade? Fine riding weather!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 218,075
Posted By PatrickM
Camel Tank for increased range? Windscreen...

Camel Tank for increased range?
Windscreen like the MadStad?







Re-gearing to something like 15/45?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,245
Posted By PatrickM
What's wrong with that chain?!? The shock being...

What's wrong with that chain?!? The shock being clean I understand, and there's just the right amount of dirt on the bike, the tires and rims. But that chain?!?

You have to get rid of that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By PatrickM
Plexi. The BMW one works great for most purposes.

Plexi. The BMW one works great for most purposes.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
450 Watts??? On my current...

450 Watts???






On my current bike, I have 400 wattage available and run out. I was in Tahoe this weekend (it had a light snow, and temperatures were between 25-35F) and I had the heated...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,396
Views: 623,604
Posted By PatrickM
It's "not bad", but that doesn't mean "its good"...

It's "not bad", but that doesn't mean "its good" either.

I went from the stock F800GS screen to the Madstad, and then back (low side at speed, and I need to call them to get more plastic, but the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,955
Posted By PatrickM
+1 here. Works great and very easy to roll off...

+1 here. Works great and very easy to roll off the throttle when you pick up speed (going down hill)
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By PatrickM
It looks like I have that EXACT same hitch mount....

It looks like I have that EXACT same hitch mount. My SUV has a hitch rating of 700 lbs and I've carried my 800GS more than 500 miles on that thing.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
Snow? Shit, I just rode from Lake Tahoe (NV) to...

Snow? Shit, I just rode from Lake Tahoe (NV) to the Pacific ocean yesterday. It was wet, it was foggy, it was cold.

But there was no snow. Crazy ridiculous how many riding days those...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,054
Posted By PatrickM
Going offroad and dropping the bike at speed... ...

Going offroad and dropping the bike at speed... I'd be afraid of not being able to find all the bits!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By PatrickM
Would not do it. A lot of bulbs can have their...

Would not do it. A lot of bulbs can have their wattages increased, but the light output isn't linear when compared to the energy consumed - most of it turns into wasted heat.

That's not even...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By PatrickM
I shopped around a few years back and Progressive...

I shopped around a few years back and Progressive came in with the lowest price. I have CostCo and they referred to Progressive for the motorcycle insurance, and I did a comparison with Geico and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-18-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,143
Posted By PatrickM
I believe the hyperlite installation comes with...

I believe the hyperlite installation comes with them by default (at least mine did IIRC!)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,509
Posted By PatrickM
I'd avoid 80 at this time of the year. There's a...

I'd avoid 80 at this time of the year. There's a massive winter spell coming in with snow and drifts.

If forced to do it, I'd go south along the coast until I hit Ft. Lauderdale, FLA. From...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By PatrickM
+1 But I have a 250XC instead.

+1

But I have a 250XC instead.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
Interesting price. Anyone do any...

Interesting price. Anyone do any comparison/contrast with the R1200GSA?

http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2015_bmw_r_1200_gs_adventure_information.htm

The reason why I call out "interesting price"...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
Ah thanks for the clarification! Gears would...

Ah thanks for the clarification! Gears would indeed transfer >99% of that torque and behave as nearly as well as a straight & direct connection for torque transfer.

I could go for a final...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By PatrickM
Pledge? Works just fine in removing bugs...

Pledge?

Works just fine in removing bugs from my visor, can't see why it wouldn't work on the rest of the helmet.

Plus that lemony stuff attracts bees when you stop! So don't stop!
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By PatrickM
If you're worried about the fender, you can...

If you're worried about the fender, you can always run a bungee cord (or two) to the headlight mask as well.

The wolfman pack (http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/enduro-fender-bag) can sit a...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By PatrickM
I wound up with these: ...

I wound up with these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251370483066

Yeah, $10 for 20. I replaced about 12 in my vehicle and have gone through about 3 on my motorcycle (in two years)

The ones...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,387
Posted By PatrickM
Ambarella 801 mini wired to your parking (194 on...

Ambarella 801 mini wired to your parking (194 on mine) bulb.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331062684569

The camera and GPS mount is not waterproof, and the audio is a lot of wind noise at speed. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,794
Posted By PatrickM
The cold isn't so bad, it's the cold and wet that...

The cold isn't so bad, it's the cold and wet that gets me. In my order of importance...



Gerbing heated gloves and jacket.
BMW Rallye 3 pants and jacket
Alpinestar WP Scouts (pants go...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
That makes no sense. A myriad of vehicles have...

That makes no sense. A myriad of vehicles have the engines mounted at 90 degree angles to the axle and/or wheels.

They put out torque > 0.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By PatrickM
I always start with the front wheels. Loosen and...

I always start with the front wheels. Loosen and remove if necessary and see if that helps. From there, I move up to the triple clamp, loosening the forks.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,279
Posted By PatrickM
Very nice! I was almost in for the 1190...

Very nice! I was almost in for the 1190 Adventure R when they first came out, but decided to wait because I still needed to beat on the bikes I have.

If I want to do dirt, real dirt, I have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,508
Posted By PatrickM
Alt-Rider ones, with a Touratech pannier rack and...

Alt-Rider ones, with a Touratech pannier rack and the Motooverland top rack.

Low side last weekend at 20+ MPH (dash cam said I entered a 20MPH turn at 45MPH, but I claim it was scared) and my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By PatrickM
Lowest safe voltage to keep the bike running?

So was heading up Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) this Saturday evening. Yeah, it was snowing, and cold (about 31F). So I wanted to see how much juice I could draw down with all the gear going...


...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By PatrickM
You don't have to kill the engine, just stop...

You don't have to kill the engine, just stop forward motion.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,558
Posted By PatrickM
+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a...

+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a Lamin-X protector on the lens (it went on first, then I got the guard).
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 44,387
Posted By PatrickM
Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice...

Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice 250+ mile ride through the Sierra's.

Don't know if it's the placebo effect, but it most certainly felt smoother. Around Ebbett's pass and Sonora...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,558
Posted By PatrickM
Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV...

Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV one. Guess no help there.

I'm still wondering if the connector could help. I know that the LED's put out plenty of heat and to avoid problems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,504
Posted By PatrickM
Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it...

Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it self-destructed a few days back.

I merely bumped it and had the internal spring go flying along with the two arms. From what it looks like, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,558
Posted By PatrickM
Dunno, what's the difference?

Dunno, what's the difference?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,558
Posted By PatrickM
So far, nothing at 23,157 miles. ...

So far, nothing at 23,157 miles.

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