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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,082
Posted By springfish
Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any...

Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any indication of the actual movie, it looks pretty boring. Normally you use your best footage for a trailer, attempting to push through deep mud, water,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By springfish
I was in the Alvord Desert, the most remote place...

I was in the Alvord Desert, the most remote place in the USA. I had to call BMW Roadside Assistance to potentially haul my wife's GS to the nearest dealer because she had crashed and was unable to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
He lost his camelbak that contained his...

He lost his camelbak that contained his camera…too bad.

Getagripgreg, it was EXTREMELY close. Sure in that photo he was (maybe) 5 feet away, but I was traveling at approximately 70 mph. By the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
Friend. And he's a jack-ass. It was a close call,...

Friend. And he's a jack-ass. It was a close call, a mistake that won't be made again. Fun times.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
Anytime you crash a motorcycle you have a good...

Anytime you crash a motorcycle you have a good chance of dying. Especially when your speed is in excess of 70 mph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.

Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
Wicked At the time, I didn't. My focus was on the...

At the time, I didn't. My focus was on the terrain ahead of me, my passenger (my wife) was in charge of video. In short, I executed my job as discussed. After we stopped and I let the whole...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,523
Posted By springfish
How to Almost Die

1. CLEARLY explain to a friend that he's to ride parallel and about 20 yards from videographer.

2. Tell the friend that he should NOT be taking the video as the passenger on your bike will handle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Nope. My wife caught a broken ankle 2 days into a...

Nope. My wife caught a broken ankle 2 days into a 9 day trip though. Nothing like being in one of the most remote places in the country to suffer a bone break. Full trip report coming with pics and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Out in the middle of the Alvord Desert in Oregon.

http://www.springfish.com/dump/800.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By springfish
Just started logging miles on my K60 (140 rear)...

Just started logging miles on my K60 (140 rear) and absolutely love it! If you can find 'em, buy 'em!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,330
Posted By springfish
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,330
Posted By springfish
installed my k60's last night…first time I ever...

installed my k60's last night…first time I ever removed and installed a tire on ANY motorcycle. It was extremely easy in my opinion. Though I've changed countless tires on my downhill mountain bike....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,330
Posted By springfish
ZMW just got a shipment in (front/rear) in the...

ZMW just got a shipment in (front/rear) in the 140 size. Not sure if he has any left as most were spoken for, but it's worth a shot if you're looking.

Frank Zabriskie
ZMW Adventures
3780.E.44th...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,330
Posted By springfish
Mine should be on my doorstep when I get home...

Mine should be on my doorstep when I get home from work! Can't wait to toss my worn TKC80 and sport some new rubber.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,449
Posted By springfish
Do we really need to make (unnecessary) revisions...

Do we really need to make (unnecessary) revisions to an already great bike that cause a negative effect on the environment? Regardless of how minimal the impact, it seems the least we could do is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 45,705
Posted By springfish
I've had my 800GS through some very harsh...

I've had my 800GS through some very harsh mountain trails running my TKC's around 22 front - 24-26 rear and haven't had a problem…even loaded down with camping gear.

I'll definitely keep a closer...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 41,629
Posted By springfish
Great to actually read about the trip instead of...

Great to actually read about the trip instead of hearing it directly from Rob. Aligning the photos with the story is top notch…thanks Pete!

So far, these photos are keepers!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Am I the only one who can instantly recognize...

Am I the only one who can instantly recognize when another inmate is riding in the same neck of the woods? Maybe it's the color of the dirt, or the hillsides, or the sky. Whatever it is, this photo...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By springfish
I think I figured it out. It seems there's an...

I think I figured it out. It seems there's an overflow tube that's supposed to connect to the battery overflow nipple that wasn't connected. Looks like it's time for a little zip tie on the tube.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By springfish
…also, the bike is kept in a garage and...

…also, the bike is kept in a garage and temperature never drops below 50 degrees.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By springfish
Battery leaking on G650GS

Anyone have any idea why the battery on my wife's 2009 BMW G650GS would be overflowing?

We were going to go for a ride yesterday, first the bike would of been started in a few months and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By springfish
I dig the stuff made by Pacific Outdoor...

I dig the stuff made by Pacific Outdoor Equipment. Check out the River Dry Duffel:

http://pacoutdoor.com/water-gear/view/river-dry-duffel

It has it's own built in clips on the ends that can be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By springfish
G650GS for the little lady! ;)

G650GS for the little lady! ;)
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By springfish
Photoshoot with 800GS

My partners and I are launching a new interactive ad agency on January 12th so we needed head shots for our press release, etc. Given that the agency is named "Blue Collar Interactive" and we're all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By springfish
That was one of the first things I did after...

That was one of the first things I did after buying the bike. After years of downhill mountain bike racing I've grown used to one finger braking…which is only efficient if your index finger is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By springfish
It's definitely been more apparent during left...

It's definitely been more apparent during left hand turns. And yes, I have risers. I'll take a look tonight + this weekend. Rain has returned to the PNW and I plan on doing a little muddin' tomorrow!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By springfish
800GS Locked Out Turning and Throttle

First of all, I love my 800GS…I haven't had any issues to date (almost 1 year)! Anyway, I've noticed when I turn my steering all the way to lock, and attempt to throttle from a standstill, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,147
Posted By springfish
Ugh. How about a search prior to posting up...

Ugh.

How about a search prior to posting up a new thread? This has been addressed / discussed ad nauseam.

For every F800GS owner who's had an issue there are 10 others with none.

Done and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,666
Posted By springfish
http://www.goprocamera.com/

http://www.goprocamera.com/
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Very cool…how did you achieve that effect?

Very cool…how did you achieve that effect?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,718
Posted By springfish
"The KLR will do everything, just not anything...

"The KLR will do everything, just not anything well."

I love my F800GS. I ride her everyday and always look forward it. My personal opinion is she's 50/50 (on-road to off-road). In fact, I think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,541
Posted By springfish
It's average at best. All the content could...

It's average at best. All the content could EASILY fit on one DVD as it's extremely redundant. Worth a look but not worth the price.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
From the top of Mount Defiance. ...

From the top of Mount Defiance.

http://www.springfish.com/dump/800gs/definance.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Beautiful shot! That IS the dream sir.

Beautiful shot! That IS the dream sir.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,027
Posted By springfish
I'll trade my 800GS in RIGHT GOD DAMN NOW!

I'll trade my 800GS in RIGHT GOD DAMN NOW!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By springfish
Yes. Page 3, post #73. Sorry, should of...

Yes. Page 3, post #73.

Sorry, should of been more specific.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By springfish
800GS Snatchy Throttle

Not sure if you guys saw this over on the F800Riders forum, but I tried it last night and it definitely made a difference:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20868
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 2,652,336
Posted By springfish
Wow…I've had my 800GS since last November. I'm...

Wow…I've had my 800GS since last November. I'm happy to report that in that time, I haven't had one single problem. No stalling, rain issues, etc. The only issue I've had is the infamous 'snatchy'...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,822
Posted By springfish
Are all you guys gay or do you just all sit like...

Are all you guys gay or do you just all sit like it? Nice crossed legs fun boys!
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