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Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,697
Posted By Mongo357
For a quick ride and just a few items (or maybe...

For a quick ride and just a few items (or maybe for carrying gear off the motorcycle) I prefer a "rope pack" similar to this:
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Forum: Vendors 09-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mongo357
vibration?

I've been thinking about the Vololights, but I was worried about the effects of vibration on the tri-ax accel and microprocessor, as well as the plastic frame itself. Mostly in terms of durability,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,167
Posted By Mongo357
What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Not sure how to torque a cotter-pin. Maybe I'm missing something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,167
Posted By Mongo357
Switched the old stock rear rack for the Holan...

Switched the old stock rear rack for the Holan rack.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/08/a3azu9ys.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/08/ypehupy7.jpg

And spooned a Karoo 3 on the front.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Mongo357
Hyde Racing makes one - really tough, costs about...

Hyde Racing makes one - really tough, costs about $62 (US) but I didn't like the velcro on the lens. I used it for 5 years, then switched.

http://www.hyderacing.com/store/adventure/bmw/800.htm
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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,584,500
Posted By Mongo357
Northern California ...

Northern California
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/zepymusu.jpg

Burney Falls - no bike, but worth posting!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/5a8apune.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mongo357
I'll try that this week sometime. Add that onto...

I'll try that this week sometime. Add that onto some other service needed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Mongo357
I got Stompgrips from Indysuperbikes. Cost $44...

I got Stompgrips from Indysuperbikes. Cost $44 after shipping. Work as advertised, and fit nicely.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/uredebeq.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mongo357
Ok so my fan works, at least when the gs911 calls...

Ok so my fan works, at least when the gs911 calls for it. So maybe my problem is a sensor? I'm glad I don't sit in traffic very often, cause I don't think this is getting fixed soon.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mongo357
I need to learn that trick. Just got it last...

I need to learn that trick. Just got it last week, I'm still trying to get the wi-fi going.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mongo357
I have a similar problem. I just got a GS-911,...

I have a similar problem. I just got a GS-911, and it shows a cooling fan fault. I don't believe it's the thermostat for the simple fact that the bike knows it is getting hot - the temp gauge is...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mongo357
Ya if I had a choice I would have passed on the...

Ya if I had a choice I would have passed on the waterproof aspect. But these boots fit everything else I wanted, so I'll deal with the sweaty feet. And like I said, I may be able to modify them.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mongo357
After talking to the guys at Revzilla I went...

After talking to the guys at Revzilla I went ahead and got a pair. I bought a 10.5, which is my usual size. It fits snug - I kind of wish I went with an 11, but I really want the support so I think...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,679
Posted By Mongo357
Mine can be a little slippery in the driveway,...

Mine can be a little slippery in the driveway, but I think it has more to do with the oil-spot.

The compound is hard, and the blocks are large. Both mean greater durability (especially on gnarly...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,679
Posted By Mongo357
My new boots arrived! Alpinestars stands behind...

My new boots arrived! Alpinestars stands behind their product.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/14/ajy7ypyh.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,679
Posted By Mongo357
Jake, Do these pics help? And yes they did...

Jake,

Do these pics help? And yes they did squeak.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/11/6y9agege.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/11/y7u4y8ys.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,433,222
Posted By Mongo357
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/09/e2etyve3.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/09/e2etyve3.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Mongo357
Has anyone tried a Wilson Electronics booster? ...

Has anyone tried a Wilson Electronics booster?

I have Verizon and Dishnet Satellite internet. The internet service isn't fast enough for a VOIP, so that option is a nonstarter.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,679
Posted By Mongo357
Three months later I broke the left ankle joint...

Three months later I broke the left ankle joint of the boot in the same fashion. I can't complain too much about the service, though. Alpinestars took them back after a couple cell phone picks, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mongo357
VietHorse, Could you take a photo of the laces...

VietHorse,
Could you take a photo of the laces with the "tongue protector" pulled back? Most of the bad reviews say the string loops break too soon. I would like to get a look at them. Thanks!!
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mongo357
I thought about carrying binoculars - then I...

I thought about carrying binoculars - then I decided it was more fragile crap to pack. If I want a closer look, I ride up closer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 217,249
Posted By Mongo357
http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles ...

http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles
http://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 192,051
Posted By Mongo357
I ordered a pair of H7's for my F800gs, and an H4...

I ordered a pair of H7's for my F800gs, and an H4 for my TW200. I'm hoping they arrive by the weekend!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,069
Posted By Mongo357
I'm surprised you still have the front hugger on...

I'm surprised you still have the front hugger on there. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I thought all the hard-core dirt guys wanted to get rid of it. And are those the stock brake lines up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 217,249
Posted By Mongo357
Neither system is perfect. Using the wheel...

Neither system is perfect.

Using the wheel / engine angular velocity obviously doesn't account for wheel slip. Also most manufacturers build in some error to prevent lawsuits. I.e. if the 5-0...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 58,702
Posted By Mongo357
Nice Cycle Carbon Fiber parts?

Hey Erling,

For us mere mortals, what do you think of these parts?

http://www.nicecycle.com/BMW-F800GS-Carbon-Fiber-Parts-s/3372.htm

I am specifically interested in the case saver, but...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mongo357
You could check out the Dubinky fire-sale and see...

You could check out the Dubinky fire-sale and see if Ben still has your size
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mongo357
I'm wondering if you used one of the neoprene...

I'm wondering if you used one of the neoprene sleeves over the shock? I thought about using one of those, but I've seen too many shocks heat up and cook their oil / seals within an hour on rough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,167
Posted By Mongo357
I put my credit to good use. ...

I put my credit to good use.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/06/turu5eha.jpg

I cut a card to fit as a spacer for the passenger foot pegs. I got sick of them rattling on rough roads.
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,396
Views: 85,168
Posted By Mongo357
I'm interested, and I have a buddy on a DR350...

I'm interested, and I have a buddy on a DR350 that is too. Gonna be an early morning for us desert rats, but we'll try for the Chevron
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,584,500
Posted By Mongo357
Nice ride to Mono Lake, CA ...

Nice ride to Mono Lake, CA

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/20/a3usa6a9.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/20/azu5e4eg.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/20/pe7e3u7a.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mongo357
I've been thinking about this lately. I am...

I've been thinking about this lately. I am hesitant to carry anywhere on my body. I've crashed before and landed on my pocket knife - the load concentration made the crash much worse, I was limping...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,119,812
Posted By Mongo357
Mine has almost 19,000 miles. I just did the top...

Mine has almost 19,000 miles. I just did the top end for the first time. Mine has a little rougher life than most, I would guess.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,679
Posted By Mongo357
I broke my navicular bone last year in a...

I broke my navicular bone last year in a low-speed high-side. These boots were my first purchase when I was almost ready to get back in the saddle. I tried on Sidi and Gaerne but neither one would...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mongo357
I use a Kryptonite case hardened U-lock designed...

I use a Kryptonite case hardened U-lock designed for a bicycle. I pass it around the forks and through the spokes / brake disk. Noone is getting that off without a plasma-arc cutter, or maybe an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By Mongo357
I'm leaving Dayton now. Save us some beer!

I'm leaving Dayton now. Save us some beer!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,069
Posted By Mongo357
Back on topic...

I vote for Cory's bike as the best build! Besides, it's an honest to God championship winner :freaky

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598108
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mongo357
I went with the Ricochet, too. Good thick plate....

I went with the Ricochet, too. Good thick plate. Not as much side protection, but that is kinda nice cause it doesn't trap near as many rocks in there. Oh and half the price of most other skid plates.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mongo357
I have the TekVest Rally Sport. Basically the...

I have the TekVest Rally Sport. Basically the same as the Freestyle, plus integrated pads around the shoulder, pockets, and a home for a camelpack. It breathes pretty will while moving. I broke my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By Mongo357
I forgot to mention I will be bringing a riding...

I forgot to mention I will be bringing a riding buddy. Also I'm coming from Silver Springs, so depending on when I escape from work I may be a little late.
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