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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,547
Posted By biodieselandon
Had a blast on the hard splits! -Landon ...

Had a blast on the hard splits!

-Landon

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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By biodieselandon
I have a friend with an F700... Maybe I will...

I have a friend with an F700... Maybe I will convince her to let me pull her front wheel and check fitment. Which brings up something to consider, you would have to get a front from the 700 and not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By biodieselandon
I would love to do the same exact thing but I see...

I would love to do the same exact thing but I see more 17 inch than 19. To me a 19 would be perfect because you wouldn't have to mess with the ABS sensor and you could still put dual sport tires on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By biodieselandon
It's not the chip in the key is it? Usually I...

It's not the chip in the key is it? Usually I think it flashes some German acronym on the display but I can't remember what it is.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,193
Posted By biodieselandon
I would like to do a trip out to the Sierras...

I would like to do a trip out to the Sierras sometime with some good offroading.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,193
Posted By biodieselandon
Yes and yes. I plan on getting a Desierto fairing...

Yes and yes. I plan on getting a Desierto fairing and in the meantime I don't want to spend money on a windshield I am going to take off anyways. Stock really isn't that bad anyway. Probably going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,193
Posted By biodieselandon
San Jose, Eh? We should do some riding... ...

San Jose, Eh? We should do some riding...

Pretty sure I could have bought a second, pretty nice bike for the price of all my farkles, and I haven't even touched my suspension yet!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By biodieselandon
The started switch on mine started to get pretty...

The started switch on mine started to get pretty funky during LA-Barstow to Vegas. Lots of dust, resulting in the switch not engaging in the 'kill' position and it doesn't really click for starting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,360
Posted By biodieselandon
I'm going to follow this cause I would really...

I'm going to follow this cause I would really like to do this at some point.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
50% of my enjoyment of this ride was the scenery...

50% of my enjoyment of this ride was the scenery alone. I absolutely love the Desert. I never could have imagined that it is so similar to how it is portrayed in movies and westerns.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Full video from day 1. ...

Full video from day 1.

http://youtu.be/vbqyWGPcBf8
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
I noticed that on your video. I figured some one...

I noticed that on your video. I figured some one fell down the hole.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
I'm in the same boat as you. I like the fact that...

I'm in the same boat as you. I like the fact that I can ride twisties with sport bikes here in the Santa Cruz mountains, commute to work with all of my tools and laptop, or do events like LA Barstow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Not really. I packed all of my tools and extra...

Not really. I packed all of my tools and extra tubes with me and fortunately I didn't have to touch them. Just make sure you have brand new aggressive tires (I was quite happy with the performance of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Here is a little clip from day 2! ...

Here is a little clip from day 2!

http://youtu.be/le4gLYk6LWY
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Damn, that is some good riding! :clap

Damn, that is some good riding! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Never thought I would be one of the many who have...

Never thought I would be one of the many who have done that to that poor bike. It has happened before when a noob got on it but they weren't even trying to wheelie. I have been riding that bike since...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
I have been prepping for that because I know how...

I have been prepping for that because I know how much of a pain they are. Just came up with a waterproof system for charging the 2 that are mounted to the bike, and the 1 that is mounted to me is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
Ordered my roll chart holder today... And upper...

Ordered my roll chart holder today... And upper crash bars. Not only for bike protection, but also to mount one of my 3 GoPros. This is going to be one epic video! :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
??? :ear

??? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
No I totally agree with you. I'm just saying when...

No I totally agree with you. I'm just saying when I asked with the intention of finding a buddy/group that was the only response I got. I will be surprised if there are no other big bikes!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
"We'll have an area for single riders to pair up...

"We'll have an area for single riders to pair up with or get a group together. I've met lifelong friends this way. Look for guys on similar bikes, wearing similarly seasoned riding gear."

Direct...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,332
Posted By biodieselandon
I have been told to wait until the event to find...

I have been told to wait until the event to find a riding partner, but I am a little uneasy about that. Riding my F800GS, looking to join a group of similar (650 or larger) bikes. I don't want to try...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,879
Posted By biodieselandon
Well here in the bay area pretty much every road...

Well here in the bay area pretty much every road in the mountains is paved so I am used to it. However, I am originally from Spokane, WA and being that close to Idaho meant access to some incredible...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,879
Posted By biodieselandon
In the process of relocating from San Jose, CA to...

In the process of relocating from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX! Looks like there are more dual sport/adv opportunities down there and Mexico is not too far away! I ride a BMW F800GS and I am looking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,302
Posted By biodieselandon
I am 23, been riding dirt bikes since I was about...

I am 23, been riding dirt bikes since I was about 6 and rode my dad's KLR quite a bit in high school. I have yet to see anyone younger than me in any of the ADV groups I have been in. Heck I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
That's a pretty stupid thing to say anyways...

That's a pretty stupid thing to say anyways considering the circumstances of this post. Obviously the type of bikes we ride are heavily modified with an array of aftermarket parts that aren't always...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
Hopefully sharing the compatibly issues between...

Hopefully sharing the compatibly issues between the 2 generations of F8s was worth this post. I guess I have an F800ST cable to get rid of now.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
Good news! I got the new clutch cable today....

Good news! I got the new clutch cable today. Installed and my clutch is still good!

The F800 is a pretty resilient machine if you ask me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,283
Posted By biodieselandon
This is what I always do because mine has ASC and...

This is what I always do because mine has ASC and ABS. They are both such a pain to shut off and even when it says the ASC is off, it is still on and you have to hold the button down some more. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
Motion Pro is currently building my cable! ~$40...

Motion Pro is currently building my cable! ~$40 so about the same price as OEM and better quality I'm sure. Unfortunately they can't put anything 'in the books' so if anyone else wants the same deal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
Read the previous posts. The earlier model F800GS...

Read the previous posts. The earlier model F800GS and ST clutch cables do not work on 2013 models. No oil other than what is specified for BMW motorcycles.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
So I talked to Motion Pro today. Turns out they...

So I talked to Motion Pro today. Turns out they are about 10 minutes from the job I am working at tomorrow. I am going to bring them my ruined clutch cable and the lever fitting, and see if they can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
I actually keep my risers and my bars/perches...

I actually keep my risers and my bars/perches rotated as far forward as possible for off road riding so there shouldn't be an excess of strain.

I see Motion Pro is right in San Carlos, cool! I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
I guess I need to update my location... You would...

I guess I need to update my location... You would have to ship it to Morgan Hill, CA. Thanks for the offer though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
Exactly. And I still don't know if my clutch is...

Exactly. And I still don't know if my clutch is actually ruined. I need a 2013 cable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
I was thinking about that. Don't you have a 2013...

I was thinking about that. Don't you have a 2013 with bar risers and a steering damper?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
You can see the difference in the fittings, not...

You can see the difference in the fittings, not to mention the length difference with both of them fully extended towards the lever side. The older style seems to be much more stout if you ask me.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,375
Posted By biodieselandon
I have decided to take the honest approach and...

I have decided to take the honest approach and accept the fact that it is something I should have paid more attention to it.

On another note, I got a F800ST cable and a 2012 F800GS today from my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,384
Posted By biodieselandon
Hmmmm I see more girls on Harleys than anything...

Hmmmm I see more girls on Harleys than anything else!
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