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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,738
Posted By capt_enduro
I can't speak for the newer models, but the '09...

I can't speak for the newer models, but the '09 is buzzy at certain highway speeds compared to the R1200GS. Having said that, you can find it's happy spot and ride it all day. I've done a lot of 9-12...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,318
Posted By capt_enduro
Yes!

2009 w/ 31,000 miles. Year round daily driver. About half-way into her third set of tires.

Only regret is not having such a bike when I lived in Oregon (wasn't invented yet, but an R80 G/S would...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,040,144
Posted By capt_enduro
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/09/this-is-...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/09/this-is-the-2013-bmw-r1200gs/


From Wunderlich's sketches
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,527
Posted By capt_enduro
Having a top case helps here. I have the vario...

Having a top case helps here. I have the vario case with padding and really only use it when two up. It keeps the pillion rider from feeling they're going to flip over the back of the bike when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,578
Posted By capt_enduro
I have a set on my F8 and absolutely love them -...

I have a set on my F8 and absolutely love them - would like to have them on the KLX if they were available. Best bang for the buck, period. It's hard to describe just how beefy these things are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 127,375
Posted By capt_enduro
Miikka - awesome footage of that narrow, slippery...

Miikka - awesome footage of that narrow, slippery bridge (about 6:00 in). That took guts!



:D
Forum: Face plant 12-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,113
Posted By capt_enduro
Glad you're OK! I saw the aftermath of the wreck...

Glad you're OK! I saw the aftermath of the wreck in the video, and thankfully you have a post related to the crash.

Colombia is a beautiful country - While I've been several times on business, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 127,375
Posted By capt_enduro
Yes, I went out an bought ANOTHER F800GS! Why...

Yes, I went out an bought ANOTHER F800GS! Why have only one?


<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fuaFmZ07MTQ" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>



...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,079
Posted By capt_enduro
It doesn't matter what age - I think it's best to...

It doesn't matter what age - I think it's best to start in the dirt first. Three Steps:

1. A play bike like a TTR230 (CRF230, etc.) can take a lot of abuse (tip over, dropped clutch, etc.). A dirt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By capt_enduro
My guess is most folks wear them out and replace...

My guess is most folks wear them out and replace them with another type of tire, unless they're riding 100% on the street.

Not sure why anyone would buy a replacement set of Battlewings if they ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 663,207
Posted By capt_enduro
First run with the new GoPro HD: <iframe...

First run with the new GoPro HD:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8lirCS_tIc4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" width="560"></iframe>





:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,014
Posted By capt_enduro
I get the same shimmy - especially if I'm running...

I get the same shimmy - especially if I'm running zero on the pre-load. It can be quite bad if the bike is heavily loaded towards the back with gear.

Just for fun, crank up the pre-load in 5 turn...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By capt_enduro
Hopping sounds like an unevenly seated bead. If...

Hopping sounds like an unevenly seated bead. If it's more of a wobble, then:

Check the air pressure, tire wear for cupping, bead, pre-load (see below) before you pull the tire to check for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,438
Posted By capt_enduro
I saw these in Motorcycle Consumer News - I think...

I saw these in Motorcycle Consumer News - I think these are my next farkle. Thanks for the post and the info on the fuse block.

With the supplied hardware, would it be possible to mount them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Poll: Chain Life?
Views: 2,341
Posted By capt_enduro
Just had the chain and sprockets replaced under...

Just had the chain and sprockets replaced under recall. The old chain had about 15K on it and still was in great shape. A little chain lube every 500 miles or so, and clean to shiny metal (including...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,387
Posted By capt_enduro
Good opportunity to talk to your older kids

My son has been riding with me for years. AGATT of course. Now that he's 14, he has his own dirt bike and will probably ride the KLX to high school when he's old enough.

Between now and then, he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By capt_enduro
Really, that's not even a crash. It's a zero...

Really, that's not even a crash. It's a zero speed get-off. Those KLX's are plenty tough (and like it rough).

You're going to scratch the thing up a bit - it's not a cruiser. As such, any marks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By capt_enduro
Yeah - thanks! I'm going to inspect those...

Yeah - thanks! I'm going to inspect those anti-vibe bolts next time I change the oil!


:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By capt_enduro
Mine "sings" around, around 3,300 rpm (+/-) and...

Mine "sings" around, around 3,300 rpm (+/-) and will do that in just about any gear. I'm convinced it's the bash plate, as it goes away when I remove it, and is back every time the plate is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,258
Posted By capt_enduro
The roads with a days' ride of Atlanta are nice,...

The roads with a days' ride of Atlanta are nice, and I've enjoyed them quite a bit.

I'd say Portland, Oregon (or Eugene, or Bend...) can't be beat:

* Mild weather (provided you don't mind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By capt_enduro
Yep - mine has that whine too. My theory was that...

Yep - mine has that whine too. My theory was that it was my SW-Motec bash plate as I did not hear the noise before installing it. When changing the oil, I'll pull the bash plate off and ride around a...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,610
Posted By capt_enduro
In addition to the Comcast channels (see rxcoop's...

In addition to the Comcast channels (see rxcoop's post above), Versus is 1640 on U-verse HD. It's listed as "Desert Racing Series" and Dakar if you dig deeper. Got the DVR programmed through...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,521,676
Posted By capt_enduro
This panorama was shot with feet planted,...

This panorama was shot with feet planted, swinging the lens. It's an 18mm, so you get a lot of distortion. Those shots are hard to stitch, especially if you are standing close to your subject.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,521,676
Posted By capt_enduro
I just noticed that too. I went back to the image...

I just noticed that too. I went back to the image file and confirmed it's an artifact from stitching several photos together in Photoshop to make the panorama. Good catch! Normally I find and fix...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,001
Posted By capt_enduro
1980 klx 250

Back in the early 80's, I had a 1978 KE 125, a great learner bike with a mellow power band, but with no real suspension. I first learned how to ride on a frozen lake with this bike. It had tek screws...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,521,676
Posted By capt_enduro
On the Cherohala Skyway

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/capt_enduro/CherohalaPano3.jpg



:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,300
Posted By capt_enduro
I have a medium Shoei Hornet and it will fit if...

I have a medium Shoei Hornet and it will fit if you put it in on the side, upside down (i.e. with the top of the helmet pointing towards you, visor to the left). I put a towel down first to protect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,429
Posted By capt_enduro
The ads are at least somewhat effective, because...

The ads are at least somewhat effective, because we're talking about them here on Adventure Rider. It's been said that any publicity is good publicity.

However, I do not find the ads effective...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By capt_enduro
Return to the "Long Way to Work"

I've made this run a couple more times, but time constraints dictated that I burn it up there on I-85. My ride in September convinced me never to do that again. Two pickup trucks were battling it out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,547
Posted By capt_enduro
The Variables: Units: Miles per US gallons ...

The Variables:
Units: Miles per US gallons
Odometer: 12500 miles
Rider: 5'7" 180 lbs
Luggage: Stock Vario Side Cases + Dry Bag, Tent, Tripod etc. on back.
Windscreen: Stock
Exhaust: Stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,332
Posted By capt_enduro
What Saved Me?

Every month or so, I practice hard braking in the parking lot at the church next door. I start easy and work my way up to both wheels locked up (or ABS engaged, depending upon the bike).

Brake...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,521,676
Posted By capt_enduro
Big Junction, Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina ...

Big Junction, Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/capt_enduro/Dragon%20-%20September%202010/SkywayPanorama.jpg






:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,582
Posted By capt_enduro
Time to brew me up a batch of cool-aid... ...

Time to brew me up a batch of cool-aid...

But seriously, congratulations on your choice. I'm short (http://s980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/capt_enduro/Dragon%20-%20September%202010/), have the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By capt_enduro
Well, it took a while, but I was finally able to...

Well, it took a while, but I was finally able to get the bike on this commute again. I've been up there quite a few times since April, but things seemed to conspire against me riding.

The stock...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By capt_enduro
I use my boots to measure sag: With a 30 inch...

I use my boots to measure sag: With a 30 inch inseam, I'm on my toes a with both feet down (I typically "Capt. Morgan" the bike otherwise). With a load such as gear or riding 2-up, I can almost...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By capt_enduro
I think the F8 does just fine two-up. Full gear...

I think the F8 does just fine two-up. Full gear and wife, still lots of power left.

Keep in mind that I'm not from the FJ1300 or Busa crowd, rather wife and I even tooled around on a duel sport...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By capt_enduro
I have an F8 for exactly the same reason you do....

I have an F8 for exactly the same reason you do. One year and 9000 + miles later, I still get the full-grin factor. (would be 18K if I weren't traveling 50% of the time by air).

Here's my likes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 54,165
Posted By capt_enduro
Holy Crap. Amazing. I've built a sea kayak with...

Holy Crap. Amazing. I've built a sea kayak with glass; and this looks very similar. I've always wondered how hard it'd be to work with carbon fiber, where to get the supplies, etc.

Thanks for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,528
Posted By capt_enduro
I think it was Hough who said, "Treat every ride...

I think it was Hough who said, "Treat every ride like a combat sorte." That's good advice.

That being said, what about that dreaded cage in the turn lane, turning left in front of you?

I have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By capt_enduro
Not sure, but I think the SW-Motech bash-plate...

Not sure, but I think the SW-Motech bash-plate works with the HB Bars. It covers the oil filter, even though the picture on the Twisted Throttle website shows an older version that doesn't. Not sure...
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