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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 480
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Posted By finehomebuilder
I will read the DJ thread before further posting....

I will read the DJ thread before further posting. BTW, may have been PC5. Didn't catch which model. And yes they would order one for me for just under $400. I am thankful that there are guys here to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 28,832
Posted By finehomebuilder
Also, I have a Akrapovic pipe to install....

Also, I have a Akrapovic pipe to install. Considering K & N filter.
What road does that lease me down?


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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 28,832
Posted By finehomebuilder
They recommended the PC4. Yes it would void...

They recommended the PC4. Yes it would void warranty also. Supposedly the PC defaults to stock if failure. Led me to believe if the AF-Xied failed the motor would blow up. Too rich, etc. basically...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 28,832
Posted By finehomebuilder
I brought my F700GS in for 600 mile service....

I brought my F700GS in for 600 mile service. Intended to have them install the AF-Xied. Decided to hold off. Concern for voiding warranty. They suggested a Power commander. Am I safe installing the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29,155
Views: 2,140,492
Posted By finehomebuilder
Great pic, Madhouse. Come up for the Ocoee. ...

Great pic, Madhouse. Come up for the Ocoee.


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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29,155
Views: 2,140,492
Posted By finehomebuilder
Glad to hear Wolf Pen Gap is fresh. Hit a couple...

Glad to hear Wolf Pen Gap is fresh. Hit a couple of warm tar snakes on 60 last time.


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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-11-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29,155
Views: 2,140,492
Posted By finehomebuilder
Have you found your place yet? Heading up...

Have you found your place yet? Heading up Wednesday for polar vortex. Heat and yellow flies getting the best of me.


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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29,155
Views: 2,140,492
Posted By finehomebuilder
Not entirely out of the question! We would love...

Not entirely out of the question! We would love the chance to ride with some of you guys up here. And Pam is an awesome hostess.


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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29,155
Views: 2,140,492
Posted By finehomebuilder
Thanks for the link. We built in Blue Ridge for...

Thanks for the link. We built in Blue Ridge for such riding. Six Gap is great. Did it Saturday. Don't forget 60 from Suches to Morganton.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
I'm really happy to see positive results with the...

I'm really happy to see positive results with the XiED. While I still want to sell my Strada, it is good to know that this should cure my stalling issues. It just does not suite riding two up with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 682,460
Posted By finehomebuilder
Africa Twin? I just hope it makes it here. My...

Africa Twin? I just hope it makes it here. My Strada (500 miles) is for sale on the bike site. Bought a F700GS to replace it. Until the Africa Twin...........Can Honda make it? 800-1,000 cc,...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,785
Posted By finehomebuilder
Rocky Mountain on F700GS

Need info to install on this bike. Came with BMW bag mounts. Anything special to do?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 28,832
Posted By finehomebuilder
Do I need this?

Just got new F700 GS. Changing to 16 on counter sprocket. Only 100 miles thus far, but did notice snatchy throttle. Where do I get it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By finehomebuilder
I just bought Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags for my...

I just bought Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags for my F700 GS. Has the BMW bag mounts. Need recommendations for proper mounts.


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Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
What website? I need to gather the pieces. ...

What website? I need to gather the pieces.


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Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 486,102
Posted By finehomebuilder
WTB dual seat and exhaust for 1990 R100GSPD

Looking for nice dual seat, stock or aftermarket considered. Also exhaust. No junk please.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
Planning to send mine to Nate in a couple of...

Planning to send mine to Nate in a couple of weeks. User reports please.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Karoo 3

Anybody tried this tire? 1/2 mile of loose gravel to get to the twisties. FS roads thrown in, as well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Kind of like this? Thank you for your help. ...

Kind of like this? Thank you for your help. Learned something else today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Another stupid question which will help me from...

Another stupid question which will help me from now on. How do I do that? Delete original quote? Enter anything in the title bar?
Thanks for helping.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
I got my 520 RS out today. Only 3hours on it. I...

I got my 520 RS out today. Only 3hours on it. I dropped the forks and reduced tension on rear shock to reduce the height which has caused me to feel uncomfortable riding. What a difference! I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
So is this the answer? Do I still need to do the...

So is this the answer? Do I still need to do the pod mod, or just this gasket? What filter should I use? Ready to deal with this and stop worrying.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Glad to hear a +1 on Ashville dealer. What K...

Glad to hear a +1 on Ashville dealer.
What K &N part number? Sounds like it would work for me. If needed, I would go more in depth at a later date.

What other mods have you done? I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
They are exactly the ones which I referred to. A...

They are exactly the ones which I referred to. A stellar reputation, from those that I know who have been there. It would have taken a little more time to run up there, but I feel that the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Moss Report

I took the Strada to dealer where purchased. $200+ to determine if a problem. When I picked it up, they told me that their Husky rep said the Moss flash would NOT be covered under warranty. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Are dealers charging for Moss work, or is it...

Are dealers charging for Moss work, or is it covered under warranty?
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Thanks for the input. I'll report after the Moss...

Thanks for the input. I'll report after the Moss is done today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
First service check on Strada

Taking my Strada to dealer for first service check up. Aside from the fact that there is no fluid in overflow and I can't feel any in the radiator, what else should I have checked? They have (Big #1...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
I have a 2012 520 RS with 3 hours. Love looking...

I have a 2012 520 RS with 3 hours. Love looking at it, just no time to ride. In reality just a little too old to do it justice. In lower AL with extras. No idea of value, but have $10k in it....
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 29,330
Posted By finehomebuilder
Husky Strada

I just saw this post. I have a Husky a Strada sitting in a blue Ridge, GA. I alive in a gulf Shores. If you need a new one (150) miles to test fit, I would like to talk with you. The air...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
I was hoping for a little more length and width,...

I was hoping for a little more length and width, hence the reference to Fisher. This is something Seat Concepts said that they could not do. I recognize the restriction of the tail rack.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
A better seat for two up?

I would like any input regarding seat modifications to give my wife a little more room. I bought my Strata thinking the seat would be like the G650. I was wrong. She is small at 115# but not much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Strada Seat

While I do not consider this a stupid question, I would appreciate any informed responses. I absolutely love this bike. She joins a Beta 520RS and a couple of R. GS's. I bought this bike to two up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Fuel

Sorry for the confusion. The marine fuel is at a automotive pump. States 89. I called the distributor and they say it is closer to 91. Not sure what to believe, I'll go with the 91 and ride a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 549,469
Posted By finehomebuilder
Fuel Question for Strada

In LA (lower AL), I have marine gas available rated at 89 with no ethanol. Distributor says it rates at 91. Is it safe to use this?
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 682,460
Posted By finehomebuilder
Picking up Strada today!

Any suggestions are appreciated. I intend to use it for back roads of N. GA. I will be doing a fair amount of two up with my wife so suggestions relating to this would help. Seat Concepts, exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
Rs 520

I miss the Beta Talk site, also. Someone had a note of a somewhat smaller rear tire that would help lower my 2012 RS520. Can't find it now, so can anyone make a suggestion?

I hope we can pick up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
Spoke with Dave

Thank you for the contact with Dave. I spoke with him this afternoon and he was very helpful. Plan on ordering some parts from him once I decide.

Please, if you will, help keep this link...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
Beta

Chris, thanks. I plan to call Get Dirty tomorrow.
What is your elevation? I'm at sea level on the Gulf Coast (Debbie). Looks like you have the Leo Vince. Will It make a difference in jetting?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 118,636
Posted By finehomebuilder
Beta 520RS

Chris, great pics and glad to hear of your dealer support. I just picked up my 2012 520 on Tuesday. Not quite the service you received, so kind of on my own. I added the larger tank, passenger...
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