ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 178
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: fosters2
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,951
Posted By fosters2
Made the switch two years ago and haven't...

Made the switch two years ago and haven't regretted it. The F800GS is slightly more buzzy at highway speeds but acceptable. Around town it's WAAAAAY better than the R1200GSA.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By fosters2
Use the Varios commuting to work every day, which...

Use the Varios commuting to work every day, which requires expanding and contracting them as well. 2 years and still going strong. No warping.... I'll count myself lucky.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By fosters2
I'll second the "whatever feels right to you"....

I'll second the "whatever feels right to you". Used to run the revs a lot lower until running an S1000RR around the track at 14-15K rpms. :eek1

Then 4K doesn't seem so high.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By fosters2
I did the same thing. Went from a 1200GSA to a...

I did the same thing. Went from a 1200GSA to a K1600GTL then "down" to a F800GS. I almost never do 2 up and use it as a daily commuter to work. I absolutely love the bike and don't miss the extra...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,303
Posted By fosters2
Bought the tank in the fall but only now got...

Bought the tank in the fall but only now got around to installing it.

Did have an issue with the two front posts. Scott sent new ones which arrived in a couple of days (now that's customer service...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,613
Posted By fosters2
You can make a circuit always hot. From the...

You can make a circuit always hot.

From the PDM60 dedicated site (http://pdm60.com/):



http://pdm60.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/PDM60-Dashboard-Software-User-Manual-091613.pdf

If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By fosters2
I too had a 2010 GS Adventure. Sold it for a...

I too had a 2010 GS Adventure. Sold it for a K1600GTL which was then sold for a F800GS. Should have stuck with the GSA. Now I'm thinking about the GSW Adventure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By fosters2
I didn't find the top of the airbox as the ideal...

I didn't find the top of the airbox as the ideal location... you can't see the fault lights if a circuit trips.

There are other threads regarding the PDM60, just click on search and type in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By fosters2
The same stuff used to secure an EZPass...

The same stuff used to secure an EZPass transponder.... heavy duty 3M dual-lock (http://www.3m.com/product/information/Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fastener.html) stuff.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By fosters2
Mounted mine on the left side (see photo). ...

Mounted mine on the left side (see photo).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dkSFgwchG_k4V9djPHF_n8lqAWnvK2usJHqSjnWoav3U=w368-h207-p-no

Perfect location out of the way and you can see if there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,468
Posted By fosters2
Exact description of every bike I've ever owned...

Exact description of every bike I've ever owned since the '73 Honda 350 4 cylinder.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQ2CDb0oXHrb5gg868zsQ_xR2_eyqTadYFnrE7nda-n9B3V8c0OA
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By fosters2
I had the issue and it was replaced under...

I had the issue and it was replaced under warranty. As "The Island" posted, it's cosmetic. The "real" tank is inside the black cover. That is not in any way affected.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By fosters2
Have had multiple fuzeblocks over the course of...

Have had multiple fuzeblocks over the course of owning a number of bikes. Great product, however they are a last-gen design.

The PDM60 by Rowe Electronics is the next-gen product. Solid state,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,449
Posted By fosters2
Not the prettiest seat but you can't see it if...

Not the prettiest seat but you can't see it if you're sitting on it.

Did a 1500 mile day on a Russell equipped R1200GSA. Was tired but my rear end was just fine. The seat on the F800GS is the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,001
Posted By fosters2
Took the bike in for annual service and another...

Took the bike in for annual service and another customer pointed out the crack in my tank. Dealer ordered new one and they called to have me schedule install. Will probably take care of it next week....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By fosters2
That unit is produced by Rowe electronics....

That unit is produced by Rowe electronics. Waterproof and no fuses to change. In addition, you can have them program ALL of the circuits any way you want (delay start, delay off, etc).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,586
Posted By fosters2
100RT, thanks for the recommendation. I just sent...

100RT, thanks for the recommendation. I just sent him an email with the order form. Will post experience.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 33,703
Posted By fosters2
Ignorance is bliss..... took the bike (2012...

Ignorance is bliss..... took the bike (2012 F800GS) in for annual service. Happened to park next to a guy and we got to talking. He told me he was having his tank replaced. So, he looks over at mine...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12,833
Views: 525,138
Posted By fosters2
I swear the "Intercollegiate Studies Institute"...

I swear the "Intercollegiate Studies Institute" is a front for the CIA. That's about a half mile from my house (corners of Centerville Road & Barley Mill)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,716
Posted By fosters2
Had a R1200GSA which was a great bike for long...

Had a R1200GSA which was a great bike for long distance travel. Did a 1500 mile day on it. However, I got tired of using it for daily commutes. I'm 6' 3" with 35" inseam so that wasn't a problem....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,452
Posted By fosters2
The issue with handlebars is that they can act...

The issue with handlebars is that they can act like a tuning fork, thereby causing numb hands. The purpose of the weight is to change the resonant frequency characteristics of the bar and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,365
Posted By fosters2
I came to the same conclusion. I never gave the...

I came to the same conclusion. I never gave the F800GS a look when I bought the GSA a few years ago. After riding the R1200GS and F800GS back to back, I couldn't personally justify the additional...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 128,297
Posted By fosters2
Bit the bullet and put in an order with Russell...

Bit the bullet and put in an order with Russell (http://www.day-long.com/gallery_BMW.html) for one of their seats. Got an email back with a schedule build date of September 13th (6 weeks from now).
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 128,297
Posted By fosters2
Just got an email from Cruiser Customizing that...

Just got an email from Cruiser Customizing that the "new" date is 9/5/2012. I'm seriously considering canceling the order. I really really don't like vendors posting and expected date which they know...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 557,674
Posted By fosters2
Adam, I should be beaten senseless for not buying...

Adam, I should be beaten senseless for not buying from you. Not sure why I didn't but I will not make that mistake again. I got the unit replaced by Sena which took two weeks. The OTHER dealer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,365
Posted By fosters2
Went from a GSA to an F800GS by way of a K1600....

Went from a GSA to an F800GS by way of a K1600. The GSA is a nicer bike. I don't think I would have moved from a GSA to an 800GS if I was already riding the GSA. Mine was a choice while owning...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 546,759
Posted By fosters2
Have had great success with Aeroflow screens...

Have had great success with Aeroflow screens (http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/F650800GS.htm) in the past, so decided to try it with the F800GS.

Yes the screen won't win any beauty awards; if I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By fosters2
BMW dealerships are required to have demo bikes...

BMW dealerships are required to have demo bikes and should allow you to freely demo any bike of your choice. Some will limit the time/distance of the demo, but if you tell them what you're looking to...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 102,590
Posted By fosters2
+1 for Raleri PCShade. Total crap. Don't waste...

+1 for Raleri PCShade. Total crap. Don't waste your money.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By fosters2
Didn't realize that RocketMoto has the PDM60 for...

Didn't realize that RocketMoto has the PDM60 for sale and they will do the programming for you (for a small fee). I'm going to order it from them.

Here's the link....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,194
Posted By fosters2
New 2012 with panniers (no top box) and 700 miles...

New 2012 with panniers (no top box) and 700 miles on odo. Last fill-up came to 48mpg. I'm hard on the throttle and any freeway is over 70mph. Pretty happy with the mileage.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By fosters2
That makes three of us. Don't think we'll get a...

That makes three of us. Don't think we'll get a discount with that kind of volume. I'll contact Rowe and see what we can do.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 557,674
Posted By fosters2
Purchased the SMH10 as well as the external...

Purchased the SMH10 as well as the external earbuds clamp. Updated the unit to the latest firmware, then paired with the iPhone 4S. Audio works fine. However, making or receiving calls, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By fosters2
What he said!!

What he said!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By fosters2
All you do is replace the standard button that is...

All you do is replace the standard button that is mounted on the wall for your garage door opener with the Flash2Pass unit. Again, there are just two wires. This serves as the receiver for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 128,297
Posted By fosters2
Steve, good call. I contacted the reseller and...

Steve, good call. I contacted the reseller and whadayaknow they "estimate" it will be "available" on 8/1, which is almost three weeks. So it's a rolling delay (was scheduled to be available...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By fosters2
My advice is to take a deep breath and keep it...

My advice is to take a deep breath and keep it simple. First, don't use your brakes....yes I said don't use your brakes. Second, unless you're going uphill and need to maintain a constant throttle,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By fosters2
Flash2Pass Garage Opener

Here's my install of a Flash2Pass garage door opener (http://www.f2ptechnologies.com/).

I'll start by stating yes this install isn't necessary and yes you can use a regular door opener in your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 128,297
Posted By fosters2
Didn't realize they were not available. I was...

Didn't realize they were not available. I was given an ETA to the shipping vendor for tomorrow (7/13). I'll call them on Monday to see if they in fact got it and when it will arrive.

Thanks for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,129
Posted By fosters2
Yes, really. That's why Pomo and Monroe posted...

Yes, really. That's why Pomo and Monroe posted what they did earlier in the thread.




Here's a simple response. I have no idea what or why or if BMW is telling their dealers about oil. That...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 178

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014