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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,375
Posted By MTrider16
:clap Everything!! Love to hear your story...

:clap

Everything!! Love to hear your story about the ride.

David
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By MTrider16
So, did ST-N officially kick the bucket yet?

So, did ST-N officially kick the bucket yet?
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 248,205
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 Looks like some ol'timey "friendly banter"...

:lol3 Looks like some ol'timey "friendly banter" again. :kumbaya:webers
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3:lol3 In 2010, I called ahead to the Kawi...

:lol3:lol3 In 2010, I called ahead to the Kawi dealer in Fairbanks, and they were really nonchalant. "Yeah, we got those tires. No, you don't need an appointment, just show up at opening time that...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By MTrider16
:huh Aren't the new forks fully adjustable? If...

:huh Aren't the new forks fully adjustable? If they are, wouldn't it be easier to just get the new forks tuned in for your load, weight, and riding style? :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By MTrider16
I know it's hard to believe, but they sell TKC-s...

I know it's hard to believe, but they sell TKC-s in Fairbanks. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By MTrider16
Market the scratches as instant "street cred" for...

Market the scratches as instant "street cred" for the Starbucks guys. :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 248,205
Posted By MTrider16
:wink: You haven't been around to help Reaver!...

:wink: You haven't been around to help Reaver! :huh Of course, I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 113,729
Posted By MTrider16
Basically you go into the Montana DMV and they...

Basically you go into the Montana DMV and they give you a checklist to sign, it is on your honor that you have completed all the items to make it street legal. (no inspection) Pay your licensing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By MTrider16
On my '09 I was told to not fill above the level...

On my '09 I was told to not fill above the level of the red insert in the tank, they needed the air space in the tank. Not sure what the new tank is like.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By MTrider16
Are replacement plates from the dealer that...

Are replacement plates from the dealer that expensive?

Maybe I'm all wet, but it seems that a few Rekluse people have gone back to standard clutches.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 686,128
Posted By MTrider16
Like the RED Dave. So, I know your old painter...

Like the RED Dave. So, I know your old painter and you sort of had a love hate relationship. Did you work out your problems? Any good counseling tips for the masses? :wink::wink::lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,231
Posted By MTrider16
:ear How is it going? This thread went quiet all...

:ear How is it going? This thread went quiet all of a sudden.

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,876
Posted By MTrider16
I'm not sure how you are figuring all this,...

I'm not sure how you are figuring all this, however here are some of the things I'm factoring in.

+ road tires 10,000 miles vs TKC 4000 miles
+ general deformation of rubber due to slightly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By MTrider16
Hmm... I always have the opposite problem, the...

Hmm... I always have the opposite problem, the bike leans over too much onto the kickstand almost tipping over. However because of the suspension problems, I put a shock in with a stiffer spring...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 The stock deathwings don't set the bar very...

:lol3 The stock deathwings don't set the bar very high. Heck, the Conti's feel better. Now you are on primo sport touring rubber, I should hope it feels better.

Have fun this weekend, we're...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,876
Posted By MTrider16
Did you factor in the gaps closing up some as the...

Did you factor in the gaps closing up some as the tire deforms some? Also most road tires last longer than the 4000-5000 miles the Conti's, so the rubber is probably softer.

If you saw me ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By MTrider16
I thought someone had done it recently. I guess...

I thought someone had done it recently. I guess you'll have to use google.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 240,094
Posted By MTrider16
Menace, I would post up in one of the head light...

Menace, I would post up in one of the head light threads or maybe the main thread if you can take some flack. Also is this is a new, used, or nicely aged F8GS?

I'm not too experienced with this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,448
Posted By MTrider16
:roflAnd I think you're drinking too much again....

:roflAnd I think you're drinking too much again. :freaky

Comment all you want; then I know that you are still around to answer all the CF questions. And really, it would be a sad place if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By MTrider16
Oh sure, your one of those that like to tease...

Oh sure, your one of those that like to tease people. :lol3

Oh well. Hope your winter goes well.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 46,355
Posted By MTrider16
Esentially one and a 1/3 rail cars of oil got...

Esentially one and a 1/3 rail cars of oil got dumped in the river. Because the city assumed that the oil would float on top of the river, they didn't shut off the pumps while the oil passed by the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,448
Posted By MTrider16
You don't have an F8GS anymore. :lol3 To...

You don't have an F8GS anymore. :lol3

To the OP, if you are handy, this guy's DIY thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031058) will make a pretty one.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,883
Posted By MTrider16
Did you take the rubber grommets off the riser...

Did you take the rubber grommets off the riser bolts? As tall as your bars are, you might have KTM bolt failures similar to the OSO's....
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 46,355
Posted By MTrider16
:eek1:cry Nooooooo!!!!

:eek1:cry Nooooooo!!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 What, that isn't an overloaded thread. ...

:lol3 What, that isn't an overloaded thread.

If your untouched XR can run them, the F8GS surely can. There is a 3A or 5A trip in the canbus logic, that might be the weak link. If you have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 104,127
Posted By MTrider16
I'm a little late on the tool tube comment. ...

I'm a little late on the tool tube comment.

This one works nicely.

http://mtrider16.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips/130910/i-RpgN4pW/0/X2/130914%2022-X2.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By MTrider16
Looks like you have a bike that fits you nicely,...

Looks like you have a bike that fits you nicely, wohoo! If you fill out your profile, it will introduce you to the rest of us at a glance. And like arjones said, we always like pics.

I've always...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,185
Posted By MTrider16
Why? What do you "think" the F8GSA do that the...

Why? What do you "think" the F8GSA do that the V-strom 650 won't?

That statement just seems really odd to me.

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By MTrider16
How about this. Ride Report...

How about this. Ride Report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1017698)

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-rWKh9fm/0/M/i-rWKh9fm-M.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 69,019
Posted By MTrider16
Glad you posted up the info on the new projects. ...

Glad you posted up the info on the new projects. Really liking your photog skills and common sense modifications.

David
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 686,128
Posted By MTrider16
lol Looks like THEY...

lol Looks like THEY (http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2009-BMW-F800GS.htm) were telling us a "dry" weight of 392.

That 207kg --> 452 lbs is pretty reasonable.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,183
Posted By MTrider16
Is this the end of this little report? :ear:ear

Is this the end of this little report? :ear:ear
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 686,128
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By MTrider16
You can maybe get a dirt oriented bike...

You can maybe get a dirt oriented bike cheap/used. Or if you ride less on dirt, just beef up the F8GSA for road/2up. Its the dirt/road/2up combo that would be challenging in my mind. Maybe others...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By MTrider16
Get a 690 to ride off road alone, and a R12GS for...

Get a 690 to ride off road alone, and a R12GS for road and 2 up.

The suspension mods to be able to adjust to the different modes of riding and then constantly adjusting the suspension for those...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-14-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 686,128
Posted By MTrider16
Verseys 650 LT

Hmm... this looks interesting.

sportrider 2015-kawasaki-versys-650-lt-review (http://www.sportrider.com/2015-kawasaki-versys-650-lt-review/?src=SOC&dom=fb)
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By MTrider16
:wink: I tell my female friends that bikes are...

:wink: I tell my female friends that bikes are like shoes, you can never have too many.
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 102,803
Posted By MTrider16
Holy Cow! :eek1 Farmageddon really got dressed...

Holy Cow! :eek1 Farmageddon really got dressed up. I'd be afraid to let the Oso's close to it now. :wink::lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,183
Posted By MTrider16
Three Step Hideaway

A great place to stop and see wonderful people. You'll wish you had done it earlier and had more time to spend.
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