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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,397
Posted By skyfish
Aww, come on Mortimer... I know for a fact that...

Aww, come on Mortimer... I know for a fact that you've ridden in a lot worse... I'm riding down from Seattle. I think you can brave the elements this once. Besides, I've been reading both yours and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,842
Posted By skyfish
Just put new knobbies on the F800GS, so I want to...

Just put new knobbies on the F800GS, so I want to get some dirt time to get the feel of the new machine off-road. Nothing too aggressive at first, thanks. And, yeah, I'm an old wimp too.

Dave M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,842
Posted By skyfish
Hey OC, being currently unemployed I've got lot's...

Hey OC, being currently unemployed I've got lot's of time on my hands. Let's ride. PM me whenever you're up for a weekday jaunt.

Dave M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,084
Posted By skyfish
Hey Brit, 20% coupon? I received Cycle Gears...

Hey Brit,
20% coupon? I received Cycle Gears Spring catalog with a 5% coupon a couple of months ago, but I haven't seen any 20% coupon. I'll check with the Cycle Gear in Vancouver to see if they're...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By skyfish
Unemployed in the PDX area? Let's ride...

Anybody else unemployed in the PDX area looking for a reason to waste an afternoon? Let's ride. I want to explore many of the forest service roads in the Cascades and coastal ranges. Day trips or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By skyfish
Anybody want to ride to Steens Mtn 4/03 - 4/05

I've been back in Portland for two weeks now from my 5k-mile job-hunting ride through CA/AZ/NM/TX, ( http://dlmurra1.blogspot.com/ ),and I'm ready to ride again. Although, not another 5k ride for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 2,588,605
Posted By skyfish
Something to consider before you buy a Kaoka or ThrottleMeister throttle lock...

All,
Keep in mind that both the Kaoko and ThrottleMeister throttle locks are incorporated into bar-ends for the BMW. The BMW stock handguard, or any other handguards that mounts between the bar-end...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 2,588,605
Posted By skyfish
+1 on the Touratech/Kaoko combination, but I went...

+1 on the Touratech/Kaoko combination, but I went with the Kaoko throttle lock and the BMW R1200GS Adventure handguards with the tall spoilers on my F800GS. Just completed a 5k-mile ride in near...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By skyfish
PM sent, and yes, I too am interested in what...

PM sent, and yes, I too am interested in what your company does. Regardless, I'm always up for a ride too.

Thanks,

Dave M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By skyfish
Any Fellow Unemployed Riders in the PDX Area Looking For Rides?

Yup, I'm one of those unemployed statistic-building high tech workers still looking for work in the Portland area. I'm quickly running out of home improvement projects, and looking to do day rides...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By skyfish
Thanks Itchy. If I can't find anything in the...

Thanks Itchy. If I can't find anything in the southwest states, I'll expand my search to include the rest of the US.


Dave M. (skyfish) :D
Forum: Americas 01-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By skyfish
High Tech refugee hits the road looking for work...

No great surprise... My high-tech company, who shall remain shameless in Vancouver WA, laid off 250 people last week. As many of you probably already know, the competition for what few remaining jobs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21,573
Views: 1,598,271
Posted By skyfish
Gustavo - Nice jacket by the way... Are you guys...

Gustavo - Nice jacket by the way... Are you guys going to up in that area Sunday? We'll keep an eye out for you.

Yes, we're super-slabbing back to Portland, but we're getting a late start in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21,573
Views: 1,598,271
Posted By skyfish
Two F800GSers riding Mt. Saint Helens Sunday...

Yet again the bumblebee brothers take to the streets. Dr. Zaius and Skyfish are riding an eastside Mt. Saint Helens loop Sunday. The ride is a 275-mile loop starting from the Home Depot on 13700 NW...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,573
Views: 1,598,271
Posted By skyfish
Reminder: Meet and Greet at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse on Oct. 25th at 1pm...

All,
Just a quick reminder to let everyone know I'd still like to do a Meet-and-Greet for all new BMW F650GS and F800GS owners at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse at 1:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 25th. All...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21,573
Views: 1,598,271
Posted By skyfish
Awesome! See you at Skyline tomorrow morning. :D ...

Awesome! See you at Skyline tomorrow morning. :D

Dave M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21,573
Views: 1,598,271
Posted By skyfish
Count Skyfish in... We can't have only one F800GS...

Count Skyfish in... We can't have only one F800GS showing up, ( the Flying GS Brothers ride again...). And yes, both Mark and Dave are ready to answer a billion questions about the F800GS. See you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Attention Oregon F650GS/F800GS owners - Meet and Greet

Obviously, most of the new or soon-to-be-new F650GS and F800GS view here, so this is an opportunity to swap stories or answer questions about your upcoming bike with fellow owners. I'm presenting a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By skyfish
Oct. 25th new BMW F650GS and F800GS Meet and Greet

Attention all new or soon to be owners F800GS and F650GS owners in Oregon! Let's meet and swap stories, and let potential owners look at our bikes. PM me with a weekend which works best for you, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 48,954
Posted By skyfish
:D 1. The mirrors on the F8GS work fine for...

:D
1. The mirrors on the F8GS work fine for me. Actually, I like them better than the previous BMW versions. Reason being is that I've always used my elbow/upper arm as a direction point to aim my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 48,954
Posted By skyfish
Yes and no... I am a shorter rider, (5' 7"), but...

Yes and no... I am a shorter rider, (5' 7"), but Dr. Zaius isn't, (Mark, near 6' as I recall?). Dr. Zaius nailed it. The amount of travel in the rear shock when loaded versus unloaded determines the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 48,954
Posted By skyfish
F800GS complaints...

Okay, I have my '09 F800GS for three weeks now, and I truly love the bike. But, I've got a few observations questioning BMW engineering for the new F*/GS bikes. I've noticed that deploying the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 192,375
Posted By skyfish
F800GS tankbags...

I got a peek at the BMW F800GS tankbags at my BMW dealership the other day. Forget it! A few nice feature, but ridiculously tall! For those of us that actually like being able to see our instrument...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Whoops, sorry fish. I promise it won't be our...

Whoops, sorry fish. I promise it won't be our last trip through Hood River. I'll PM you before we pass through your town again. :D

Cheers,

Dave M.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Two F800GSers riding together...

A unique sight now, but hopefully a common sight in the future... Dr. Zaius and Skyfish rode a 160-mile loop around Mt. Hood, Oregon today in a perpetual drizzle, but the weather didn't diminish the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 96,294
Posted By skyfish
Add to this... E8 for the external torx on the...

Add to this...
E8 for the external torx on the gear shifter lever.
19mm hex bit for the front axle.
22mm hex bit for the rear axle.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,866
Posted By skyfish
I also did the canbus plug method, ( BMW part...

I also did the canbus plug method, ( BMW part number 83300413585). I soldered the repair plug to my Streetpilot power cable and shrink-tubed the new connector. Cable modification and installation on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
There's also an E8 torx for the gear shifter bolt.

There's also an E8 torx for the gear shifter bolt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
A huge spike in demands for F658/F800 accessories...

A huge spike in demands for F658/F800 accessories here in the US has driven the manufacturers to back-order status. Evidently the Euros are still ordering parts, but they weren't expecting an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Sound off... tool kits for '09 BMW F650GS and F800GS?

As many of us new '09 F-bike owners are quickly finding out, the tool kit that comes with your bike isn't adequate to perform any serious repairs in the field.

As with my past two BMW's, I've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
First impressions on the new '09 F800GS

I finally picked up my 2009 F800GS Friday evening, and clocked 260 miles on it today. First impressions are as follows...

Lots of torque... Even in 4th and 5th gear, pull on the throttle hard and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,462
Posted By skyfish
I believe what both vasculopath and Dr. Zaius are...

I believe what both vasculopath and Dr. Zaius are hearing may be the center stand bouncing a bit underneath the bike crossing large bumps. I had this problem on my R1200GS, and it took me months to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Does the F800GS come with the little plastic...

Does the F800GS come with the little plastic 'emergency key' as a second key, like the R1200GS? :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
So... which did you like better? The F650GS or...

So... which did you like better? The F650GS or the F800GS? Our viewers are standing by... :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
f800gser - TCBronson is correct. All BMW...

f800gser -
TCBronson is correct. All BMW dealerships are allocated a specific number of F800GS' per their past year sales in GS-type bikes. The dealer that sold yours by mistake should show a +1...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Funny... The Europeans having been riding these...

Funny... The Europeans having been riding these for a year now, and I haven't seen any posts for complaints about faulty levers or fluid resevoirs. I guess time will tell...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
The first F800GS is in BMW Tigard, OR

I visited BMW Tigard, OR this afternoon to see the first of the F650GS' awaiting their owners to pick them up, and I got to sneek a peek at the first F800GS in Tigard freshly uncrated. Beautiful! Is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Awesome! Nice choice in equipment. All of a...

Awesome! Nice choice in equipment. All of a sudden I don't feel so alone in my farkling. Enjoy the new ride! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Klarue - PM me when you decide between the Givi's...

Klarue - PM me when you decide between the Givi's or the SW-Motech crashbars. I was looking at both of these also, but still undecided which I prefer, (there was a question about clearance with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,185
Posted By skyfish
Cry pre-farkling...

Can you tell I'm a bit anxious? I already ordering and receiving farkles for a bike I don't own yet, (my F800GS arrives mid-September). My new Garmin Streetpilot 2730 arrived today, along with the...
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