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Forum: Vendors 11-01-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 91,714
Posted By Omega Man

I sent you an email, if you still have some I'd like one, please email me back rather than PM here since I can't always get on.. Like a controller for my 09 f800GS,

Omega Man ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By Omega Man

Thanks to everyone for the responses, I was leaning toward the Acerbis but am looking at the Safari Tanks as well. I got to see a couple this weekend and the quality looks top drawer. Thanks again.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By Omega Man
Take the XR... but...

I had an 97 xr 400for 13 years, reliable as the sun but they have some limitations. Sold it and replaced it with a WR 450f. Still warming up to the WR.

One, the XR's subframe really isn't super...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By Omega Man
Gas tanks; IMS, Clark or Acerbis??

Looking to increase fuel capacity for longer range on my 09 Yamaha wr450...Which tank to choose, Acerbis and Clark make a 3.3 gal and IMS makes a 3.6. Acerbgis doesn't require shrounds as the tank...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 101,218
Posted By Omega Man
Well made product

Just got the jack today (Monday) really nice work, works cool, very light which is what I was looking for. Thanks for a neat product at a very reasonable price!
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 101,218
Posted By Omega Man
Sent a PM

Just sent you a pm for an order :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By Omega Man
Question Mtn. Sun Tank Panniers on F800GS

I have seen some other brand panniers on the 800GS but has anyone put the Mountain Sun brand on the 800GS?, It looks like they would block the air vent for the radiator or interfere with the turning...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Omega Man

The only way those liquid floating compass work is when the engine is off and there is no movement of the bike. Engine idle will make it jump around inside the crown you can't tell where its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10,135
Views: 943,515
Posted By Omega Man
OHV stickers

Actually, it went into effect in 1-2009. If you have a vehicle designed primarily for off road use but is used on road and has a street registration and weighs under 1800 lbs you need an OHV sticker....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Omega Man
AZ OHV sticker

Go to the MVD websie and look up the OHV section about the new sticker requirement. I got my CR 400 sticker and the MVD guy said if the bike is designed primarily for off road (like the XR, Rhino's,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By Omega Man
Anyone use the HELD tool bag for the 1200gs? Need Dimensions.

Looking to see if anyone has or uses the HELD rear C shaped tool bag for the 1200GS. The one that uses velcro to hang from under the rear frame just above the taillamp. If you do, could I get the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Omega Man
Pulling rubber from Pegs...Yep

I did, it helps but I could still use some more drop. so far the Touratech adjustable lowered pegs look like I could get the most adjustment out of them, and I like the adjustment factor.

Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Omega Man
Lower pegs for 800 GS, will 1200 GS work?

I have bad knees and have found the 800 GS peg height puts too much bend on the knees, making for stiff joints after a few hours. I put some Wunderlich lowered SS pegs on my 1150 GS years back and...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,444
Posted By Omega Man
Source out west for RAM

I have been buying from or They are in Yuma, AZ. I usually drop in and pick up what I need when I in the neighborhood. Saves shipping cost and so far they have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,689
Posted By Omega Man
Oiled filter for 800 GS K&N

K&N part # BM 8006 is the one, I ordered mine from my local Auto Zone auto parts store, (my closest BMW dealer is 120 miles away one way) and had it the next day. About $42.00 plus tax. I'll use the...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,304
Posted By Omega Man
Freeze Dried food

I use it alot when camping, I like most of the flavors offered but some are pretty blah. The convience is nice, add about 16 oz boiling wter, stir it up and a few minutes later your eating. Right...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Omega Man
I guess I should have mentioned the bike is 10...

I guess I should have mentioned the bike is 10 months old and just turned 550 miles. It's not that I don't ride it I do but I also ride my 1150 GS and an XR 400. So its not uncommon for it to sit for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Omega Man
KLR won't idle without choke on, any ideas?

Thanks for the info, I will check the things you all have suggested and see how that works. Thanks for the quick input! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Omega Man
KLR won't idle without choke on, any ideas?

I know it been discussed before but can't find any old post. Choke lever felt "loose" when starting out a couple days ago, hard to start then got it going and seemed fine. Today, hard to start, won't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Omega Man
Laugh It saved 2 lives!

Had this happened here in the USA, once the dragging stopped, no doubt a US police office would have more than likely shot the bad guy, (saving court costs to the public) so the mighty GS boxer...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,685
Posted By Omega Man
Vibration gave me the warning

The first FD issue was found on the 600 mile service, the FD fluid looked like silver paint. Changed under warranty. I service the bike per schedule and always check everything before trips. Thats...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Omega Man
Globalstar Service Issues

Dave, I've been a G/S user for a couple of years. They did send out a note that they were upgrading some satellite issues but they are past most of that. I haven't had any real issues with my phone...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By Omega Man
Zip Offs

Try, (Recreation Eqiuipt Inc) they have a couple different types and colors too. Will ship them to you directly, they also have an outlet you can link to on the web site, they usually have...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By Omega Man
Happy Trails

Nice folks there, lots of things to spend money on, if it isn't out of your way I'd say stop in. They are friendly and depending on what you ride, you can find lots of farkles that aren't on their...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By Omega Man
Wicked anti bulb crush

Look for the platic Acerbis spark plug carrier, some boat shops will have them (West Marine) a 11-57 or 11-56 bulb will fit in each one. They run about $2 are crush proof, water tight, etc. Usually...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,863
Posted By Omega Man
Same delima, KLR won out

I had the same dilema. I have a GS 1150 for the long trips, and for fire roads when I get there. I wanted a more dirt oriented bike to ride more technical dirt. I have owned a '97 Honda XR 400r that...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,280
Posted By Omega Man
Used Quickcrete product works great

I used the Quickcrete 2 car garage kit from Lowes, plus a one car for my 3 car garage. Easy prep, takes a day, painting took about 4 hours the next day. Used the Tan with sprinkles. Sinceit was a...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 118,578
Posted By Omega Man
Discount Ramps on Ebay

Discount ramps has an aluminum hauler like the prohoist. Mine arrived via UPS a week ago, $151 with shipping. Took 10 minutes to put it together, tried the Honda XR 400r on it and it's perfect....
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Omega Man
Costco for sure

I have had the big stainless Costco boxes for at least 3 years, bought them when they first arrived at Costco. Love it. Only one issue, I was going to use one of the drawers for my sockets, on socket...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,939
Posted By Omega Man
Carrying the 5L Jerry

I have these type cans, but only use them on long trips when fuel may not be available or I need the range on the GS. On those type trips I use the Mt. Sun tank panniers. They hold the can or cans...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Omega Man
Opps forgot the price factor

The XM units are all over Ebay and for cheap. I bought a Roady 2 for under $30 brand new in the packaging as a back up in case my first unit fails and so far it hasn't (over 4 years now). The newer...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Omega Man
XM's are stand alone

I have used a XM Roady stand alone on my 1150 GS for the past 4 years without problems. It mounts on a Hoon Hardware mount that attaches to a RAM ball mount. (I have the clutch resovoir cap with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By Omega Man
Question Hall sensor??

My friend had similar problems and symptons with his '03 RT, dealer went to the Hall sensor wiring loom behind the alternator belt cover. The heat apprently cooks the wire insulation and exposes the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Omega Man
Thumb brighter is better...

I like the max output, so, I use the 510s with the 55=85 bulbs, they really put out the light. I have had them for nearly 4 years on my '01 GS and have not had a hitch, not even a bulb has burned out...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By Omega Man
Against Gravity

I found this book years ago in a bargin book store while on vacation. I enjoyed the book, but there wasn't much "technical" stuff about the race but that wasn't his point in writing.

The glaring...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,091
Posted By Omega Man
Wicked Med Jet offers Iridium Sat phones for rent as well.

MedJet's website if you click through it has a link for Cell Hire where you can rent an Iridium Sat phone. Rates are a little steep but depending on where your going....

My company went with...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 927,644
Posted By Omega Man
#1 Item ever purchased...

Would have to say #1 is my Gerbings electric jacket. It allows riding in nearly any temperature. By far has increased the comfort level in cool to cold weather ridng.
#2 custom seat, really adds to...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,091
Posted By Omega Man
Sat phone carry case

Desert Dave,
My unit came with a Pelican 1200 and it gets stored in there but for the bike when on the road I bought a Magellan padded GPS case for one of their units that fits perfectly and...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 66,015
Posted By Omega Man
Good point thanks

Good point about blocking the pores, I carry Frog Toggs for long trips where the weather can turn bad. They only take a second to put on so I may do like you do. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,270
Posted By Omega Man
Tyvek, does it stay waterproof after soaking?

So, if you soak the Tyvek, does it stay waterproof and such but just becomes more pliable after it dries?

How long does it need to stay wet to gt soft? I have tyvek but it's seems so stiff I...
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