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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By thelouv
someone else told me you can just flip it over...

someone else told me you can just flip it over and get 2 uses from 1 washer. then get a new one for the next time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By thelouv
It does help. Any idea if I can get a proper size...

It does help. Any idea if I can get a proper size crush washer from a normal auto parts house? The closest BMW dealership is over an hour drive away. Although perhaps I can convince them to drop one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By thelouv
Sounds pretty straight forward. Thanks for the...

Sounds pretty straight forward. Thanks for the hint about how the oil projects out. The most difficult part may be getting a new crush washer ahead of time. Start adding to the list of chores for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By thelouv
F800GS oil change

So I can't seem to get the search box to work on here. Keeps giving me some sort of Error 505 message. I know there are great posts on "how to" things here. Can anyone direct me to an oil change for...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,797
Posted By thelouv
I'd vote orange! ...

I'd vote orange!
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/thelouv/IMG_0556-1.jpg
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By thelouv
Llama, there's always gonna be a used one coming...

Llama, there's always gonna be a used one coming up somewhere after the first ones roll out. Got my used GS800 last November when all the dealers were still adding to their waiting lists! You just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By thelouv
Yea, ditto what Dave said.

Yea, ditto what Dave said.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By thelouv
Yup, cause my yellow feels nothing like that. ...

Yup, cause my yellow feels nothing like that.

Big help aren't we! FWIW, I do feel it somewhat. But, I came from much bigger displacement bikes. It does compare favorably to my recently sold...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,916
Posted By thelouv
What a great clean and attractive city! Nice to...

What a great clean and attractive city! Nice to see those in LA. Remind me, what is the name of the restaurant across the street from the river and the visitor's center at that round about thingy?...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,730
Posted By thelouv
Go figure, I have a couple years on ya but a...

Go figure, I have a couple years on ya but a similar scenario. I too got back on a bike 2 years ago after being off boating, jeeping, jet skiing etc for about 15 years too. As you can see from my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By thelouv
800, but I'm biased. Although if someone wanted...

800, but I'm biased.
Although if someone wanted to trade their 1200GS for my Triumph Rocket III, I'd gladly have both GSs in my garage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 49,343
Posted By thelouv
FWIW, nothing serious enough to complain about....

FWIW, nothing serious enough to complain about. Let's go ride!
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,292
Posted By thelouv
Sold my '02 a few months ago with almost the...

Sold my '02 a few months ago with almost the identical mileage for $4800. I thought that was a fair deal for both of us. Possibly the best bike I ever owned before my F800GS. Although it did certain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By thelouv
Okay, so I'll have to go back to get a photo of...

Okay, so I'll have to go back to get a photo of the GS on that bridge!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By thelouv
Bought mine from BMW N Dallas in Plano but I live...

Bought mine from BMW N Dallas in Plano but I live in Louisiana. And I do enjoy riding Texas! If I can point to 1 favorite, it would be the B&B my wife & I stayed @ for Thanksgiving '07. Terrapin...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,488
Posted By thelouv
How cool, check out the image of the reflective...

How cool, check out the image of the reflective GS logo in the side mirror of my Triumph above.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,488
Posted By thelouv
Barkbuster peeps, how did you route your cables?...

Barkbuster peeps, how did you route your cables? This is a minor issue but I let the slack or lack there of determine how I put mine on yesterday....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-15-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 228,614
Posted By thelouv
Kudos to both of you. To me, the dual lights look...

Kudos to both of you. To me, the dual lights look tough as they should. Both those bikes belong in a bike show to demonstrate what the big guys should be building for those guys like me who really...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By thelouv
FWIW, I really liked mine. Dealer network is the...

FWIW, I really liked mine. Dealer network is the biggest drawback. If yours is close by you, and they intend to keep Aprilia, you have no worries.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By thelouv
Hmmm, me bootless too but still get splash back...

Hmmm, me bootless too but still get splash back when I'm not paying attention. Just one of those things.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,276
Posted By thelouv
Makes me feel better justified in buying the BMW...

Makes me feel better justified in buying the BMW plexiglass protector. Even @ the premium price over most other protectors, it was waaay less than a headlight replacement. Really sorry to hear about...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,481
Posted By thelouv
I'm showing up a bit late for dinner here, but I...

I'm showing up a bit late for dinner here, but I do appreciate the info & I just submitted my mailing info.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
Yea, but the bike is still cooler!

Yea, but the bike is still cooler!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By thelouv
Wow, and I thought I was spending a lot of time...

Wow, and I thought I was spending a lot of time communicating with my guy digitizing the vinyl logos to get them just right! Great feeling isn't it when you know you have accomplished something like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
I heard from Diablo who did put his on and Mrpete...

I heard from Diablo who did put his on and Mrpete is working on something a bit custom with the install of his. I too am looking forward to pics on those bikes since they are not the yellow.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,377
Posted By thelouv
Bummer coachman, maybe you stood out a bit too...

Bummer coachman, maybe you stood out a bit too much with that yellow tailbag!? Could that be a NorthFace bag just like the one I use? Perhaps I should consider coating it with some stealth black...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,624
Posted By thelouv
FWII, After reading much of this thread I decided...

FWII, After reading much of this thread I decided to try a cheap fix for the first time. I ordered & now have received an Alaska Leathers seat cover. I got the deluxe full saddle sheared to 1" in...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By thelouv
Yamaha has some really nice stuff sold outside of...

Yamaha has some really nice stuff sold outside of the States! Honda to a degree too.
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,209
Posted By thelouv
Moved on from mine but would agree with all said...

Moved on from mine but would agree with all said here. Really liked it but just had the itch and the ability to try another bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,377
Posted By thelouv
I can agree with that last comment. Same thing...

I can agree with that last comment. Same thing happened to me when I got an Aprilia Capo to take some seat time from the BMW K1200S also in the garage. Then I just had to sell the KS (similar...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
DiabloBlanco has some 3" black reflective logos...

DiabloBlanco has some 3" black reflective logos in the works for his 798 (650) that he's gonna paint silver. Now I hear mepete64 is looking to do something similar with his bike.

Come on down ADV...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
Mmmmm, smoked sausage. Fantastic in gumbos, on...

Mmmmm, smoked sausage. Fantastic in gumbos, on the grill, stuffed in chicken, in a jambalaya etc.

It's all how you look at it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
3.5" x 10.25" The original cut was 10 3/8" but I...

3.5" x 10.25" The original cut was 10 3/8" but I had them slide the letters together 1/8" for a more exact to original fit (for the big GS logos). This would give you the ratio heigth/length (1:2.92)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
Popular color that ref black. I have 2 sets...

Popular color that ref black. I have 2 sets coming, 1 for jessehere and 1 for hightechcoonass both ref black. Maybe they can add photos next week after theirs are installed.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By thelouv
Actually, if you look closely @ the eyes and the...

Actually, if you look closely @ the eyes and the thickness through the chest of the rider, it could be a gal. Wow, what a daydream that could turn into if I wasn't scared of someone coming back &...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By thelouv
I was thinking the same of the riders size.

I was thinking the same of the riders size.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,309
Posted By thelouv
PM'd both ya'll. BTW If this is considered...

PM'd both ya'll.

BTW If this is considered thread hijacking, I apologize! :freaky
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By thelouv
Also see Ducati Strata Aperta thread for more...

Also see Ducati Strata Aperta thread for more pics.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,175
Posted By thelouv
Who knows, CNN spouting doom & gloom, oil so low...

Who knows, CNN spouting doom & gloom, oil so low drillers may continue to slow production, a new administration in the presidential office, lots of unknowns out there. The bikes maybe down to $2500...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By thelouv
Fine with me, I have a GS already! I want to get...

Fine with me, I have a GS already! I want to get rid of my lard ass cruiser (Triumph Rocket III, lard as in weight but not short on power!) for a lard ass ADV bike with power to match! I'm really...
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