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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By XTrooper
They fit my 2011 just fine. I don't believe...

They fit my 2011 just fine.

I don't believe there's ever been any modifications to the frame since the F800GS was introduced.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,630
Posted By XTrooper
I'm sure it's just a matter of time. I only hope...

I'm sure it's just a matter of time. I only hope we can be sitting on one before the end of the riding season! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,630
Posted By XTrooper
This fella didn't get back to you because these...

This fella didn't get back to you because these seats are NOT yet available for the F800GS. I've been on the waiting list since May. They were scheduled to be released at the end of last month so,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 582,348
Posted By XTrooper
Yes, you need to drill holes. Check your PMs. ...

Yes, you need to drill holes. Check your PMs.

Some guys tighten the adjusters just tight enough to hold the windshield in place, but loose enough to tap it down and/or pull it up on the fly....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 194,233
Posted By XTrooper
Garmin zumo 550 mounted on the dash of my...

Garmin zumo 550 mounted on the dash of my Britannia Composites Mirage 2.

http://xtrooper.net/F800GS_Mirage2_5.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,490
Posted By XTrooper
I don't find the F800GS any worse than other...

I don't find the F800GS any worse than other bikes in its weight class when it comes to dealing with wind turbulence.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 582,348
Posted By XTrooper
You can't. They are only available for...

You can't.

They are only available for purchase directly from the manufacturer, Britannia Composites, which is located in British Columbia, Canada. I received mine here in PA in about a week.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 582,348
Posted By XTrooper
+1 The Mirage 2 is the perfect solution for...

+1

The Mirage 2 is the perfect solution for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,659,174
Posted By XTrooper
Just installed a GSSessories Tailgunner. Great...

Just installed a GSSessories Tailgunner. Great product!

http://xtrooper.net/F800GS_Tailgunner_1.jpg

http://xtrooper.net/F800GS_Tailgunner_2.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,323
Posted By XTrooper
1. Touratech hand guards - good hand protection,...

1. Touratech hand guards - good hand protection, "ok" wind protection in the winter even with the optional spoilers
2. Touratech quick release headlight guard - good protection and very easy to take...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 582,348
Posted By XTrooper
I am totally satisfied with my adjustable...

I am totally satisfied with my adjustable Britannia Composites Mirage 2.

http://xtrooper.net/F800GS_Mirage2_3.jpg

http://xtrooper.net/F800GS_Mirage2_5.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 126,384
Posted By XTrooper
Hazleton area!

Hazleton area!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,181
Posted By XTrooper
I thought it was just me! In dry weather,...

I thought it was just me!

In dry weather, I do fine on all kinds of road surfaces from gnarly rock trails to loose gravel, dirt, etc. Yeah, you'll definitely get some fishtailing in sand, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By XTrooper
I removed the rubber on mine as soon as I got...

I removed the rubber on mine as soon as I got home from the dealership. Since then, I've replaced the stock pegs with Moose Racing "Hybrid" pegs. They provide a much better grip than stock.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,181
Posted By XTrooper
Landshark! :D Tread depths (from Michelin...

Landshark! :D

Tread depths (from Michelin chart):

Front: 6/32"
Rear: 10/32"
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,729
Posted By XTrooper
Average over the last 2200 miles of mostly...

Average over the last 2200 miles of mostly two-lane, rural roads is 49 mpg. Vario side cases always on and usually loaded.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 32,835
Posted By XTrooper
FB friend request sent. Thanks, Rob!

FB friend request sent.

Thanks, Rob!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,312
Posted By XTrooper
They look good, Cesar!

They look good, Cesar!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By XTrooper
Polyurethane Skidplate Isolators? If someone...

Polyurethane Skidplate Isolators?

If someone made them, I'd buy them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,889
Posted By XTrooper
Rather than trying to be clever, Heidenau simply...

Rather than trying to be clever, Heidenau simply states their K60 Scouts are 50/50 tires.

http://www.heidenau-tires.com/heidenau-k60-scout-dual-sport-tire/:
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-19-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,007
Posted By XTrooper
I'll be looking forward to it and thanks for all...

I'll be looking forward to it and thanks for all your efforts! I'm a little sore today, but I had a blast! :1drink
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,007
Posted By XTrooper
Well, I finally did the Tower Road portion of the...

Well, I finally did the Tower Road portion of the TPT yesterday which is located in Schuylkill County. After I got deep into it, I was wondering what in hell I was doing there :D, but I got through...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,947
Posted By XTrooper
I have an Ontario SP8 machete that always rides...

I have an Ontario SP8 machete that always rides with me on the bike. I keep it in the right pannier. When the panniers are off, I carry it in a small tail bag I have....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,201
Posted By XTrooper
From the TyreShield FAQ page: Q: How many...

From the TyreShield FAQ page:

Q: How many miles can I drive after a puncture?
A: The TyreShield® Puncture Protection System permanently seals holes made by puncturing objects up to 1/4" (6mm)...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,263
Posted By XTrooper
Damn, Kyle, that's a nice snag! $239 is nearly...

Damn, Kyle, that's a nice snag! $239 is nearly 50% off!

I'm not sure of your local dealer's logic though since the Adventure Gore-Tex aren't meant to replace the Rains. They're simply another...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,446
Posted By XTrooper
Ditto. I too use the Motion Pro chain...

Ditto. I too use the Motion Pro chain breaker/riveter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,630
Posted By XTrooper
Fred, If you decide to buy one of these,...

Fred,

If you decide to buy one of these, I've be very interested in reading your review of it. I already have the BMW comfort dual seat and am satisfied with it (huge improvement over the stock...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,263
Posted By XTrooper
Sidi Adventure Rains. Best, most comfortable...

Sidi Adventure Rains. Best, most comfortable on/off road motorcycle boots I've ever worn. They're an outstanding compromise between a full-blown motocross boot and a street boot.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,286
Posted By XTrooper
I'm not in that big of a hurry to go anywhere. I...

I'm not in that big of a hurry to go anywhere. I use the clutch.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,913
Posted By XTrooper
Nice! As a boy, I carried a Swedish Mora knife...

Nice! As a boy, I carried a Swedish Mora knife that reminds me a lot of that one.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,913
Posted By XTrooper
Karesuando Kultingen ...

Karesuando Kultingen
http://xtrooper.net/Karesuando_Kultingen_1.jpg

http://www.karesuandokniven.com/page61897.html
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By XTrooper
I was very happy with the Pirelli Angel STs I put...

I was very happy with the Pirelli Angel STs I put on my '09 RT.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,889
Posted By XTrooper
Hells Bells! That's fantastic!

Hells Bells! That's fantastic!
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,971
Posted By XTrooper
Since we were talking about using a heat gun, I...

Since we were talking about using a heat gun, I was referring to using a dryer on high. Yes, you can put your Gore-Tex stuff in the dryer, but ONLY on tumble dry - warm. I air dry mine to be on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By XTrooper
I guess this makes sense if you only ride in the...

I guess this makes sense if you only ride in the rain. :D

In cold weather, I ride with the pants cuffs in my boots. In warm/hot weather and whenever it's raining, I have the pants cuffs over my...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,971
Posted By XTrooper
Be warned; heat guns and waterproof membranes...

Be warned; heat guns and waterproof membranes like Gore-Tex don't mix. This is why you shouldn't put your Gore-Tex jacket in the dryer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,889
Posted By XTrooper
Ditto. The feigned outrage is nauseating....

Ditto.

The feigned outrage is nauseating. If sincere, it indicates a lack of common sense, as in, if you don't take the time to read the damn manual, don't complain about breaking down later...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,971
Posted By XTrooper
I found my Adventure Rains to be pretty...

I found my Adventure Rains to be pretty comfortable right out of the box and after just a few times riding with them, totally broken-in. I've also found them to be, though rated "water-resistant," to...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 223,305
Posted By XTrooper
Jaq, You're correct. The Tom Brown Tracker...

Jaq,

You're correct. The Tom Brown Tracker knives from TOPS are manufactured in the US. I owned one for a few years. It's a great knife with a lot of versatility.

Eventually, I decided I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,239
Posted By XTrooper
Hard to pass on a deal like that! <label...

Hard to pass on a deal like that! <label for="rb_iconid_24">http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cooltu.gif</label>
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