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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By OldPete2112
F800 or F800 Adventure?

LOL, well that's the way I looked at it too.

I don't plan on riding around all the time with loaded panniers, or having the fuel tank absolutely full every time I leave home, so the extra weight...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By OldPete2112
As someone who owns several Magpul products, I...

As someone who owns several Magpul products, I find this rather interesting.


All who wander are not lost.
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By OldPete2112
Swingarm Bearings

Seriously? This is how you respond to people who answer your question with full specifics including part numbers?

These people here are a HUGE resource of knowledge very specific to these bikes,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,039
Posted By OldPete2112
Pazzo levers, had several sets of them on bikes...

Pazzo levers, had several sets of them on bikes the last few years. Wife just had hers installed on new 2014 F800GS, and I ordered them on my 2015 F800GSA.

Sure, you can buy cheaper levers, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By OldPete2112
Oh, I agree with you. I usually pack a tactical...

Oh, I agree with you. I usually pack a tactical shotgun with slugs, and a valid bear tag. But you have to admit, a CCW would be a lot more handy.

However, company rules at the Oilsands Project...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,254
Posted By OldPete2112
Agree with the others regarding not going back,...

Agree with the others regarding not going back, or sticking around. Up here at work last week someone smacked a cub with a truck, I was driving by and mentioned to the on site security that the...
Forum: Canada 09-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By OldPete2112
Wow, and I thought I was being overcharged for my...

Wow, and I thought I was being overcharged for my ZX14 at $990 a year. At least out here, especially with an adv bike I can ride year round. Will see what price the new bike is when it arrives, but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By OldPete2112
So that's what it looks like from THAT SIDE. Lol....

So that's what it looks like from THAT SIDE. Lol. I live right across the water from there and have the opposite, but just as nice view. Thanks for posting those up, I am going to explore that side...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,044
Posted By OldPete2112
New here and want advice (and venting hehe)

Well I guess we will see how that works out over here in Canada. Ordered one of these yesterday, and don't really expect to see it much before the beginning of December. Dealer is going to update me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By OldPete2112
I live out here but never had much chance to go...

I live out here but never had much chance to go exploring the back roads since moving here 4 years ago. Except for cutting firewood not had much chance to get out to enjoy the back hills. Been a long...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By OldPete2112
Chris, your on! Placed my order today, been...

Chris, your on! Placed my order today, been dealing with Ken, and Taylor as bike will be completely loaded when it rolls out. Taylor made a joke that he was going to go to Rona and get me the kitchen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By OldPete2112
A GS sort of day around here.

Been looking at making the switch from street to true Adv for a while, and today we finally did it.

Wife bought herself a new 2014 F800GS, just waiting to get all the accessories installed before...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By OldPete2112
Wow, so you two are they guys that "know...

Wow, so you two are they guys that "know everything there is to know" about these bikes, and you get annoyed when new people come into this bike specific forum to ask questions about the specific...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By OldPete2112
You are going to have to cut the cable like the...

You are going to have to cut the cable like the others suggest. You are using a non waterproof car series of gps in an outdoor application, so Garmin would never make an open ended cable for it or...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By OldPete2112
Had my BA bag and pad for about 5 years now,...

Had my BA bag and pad for about 5 years now, still works as good as new. Looking for a lightweight bike tent, and know that based on how they treat their customers will be sure to buy a BA.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,929
Posted By OldPete2112
Those are some great photos! Stuck working the...

Those are some great photos! Stuck working the night shift in Northern Alberta, and that was just what I needed to see, the very reason we ride adventure bikes. Sometimes the greatest adventures are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By OldPete2112
In the marine industry code was to always use a...

In the marine industry code was to always use a mechanical (crimp style with proper crimp tool) with an adhesive lined shrink cover. Reasoning was that soldering makes multi stranded wiring into...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By OldPete2112
Hmm, been using one for years to split my head...

Hmm, been using one for years to split my head tube mount on my zx14.

Have the Zumo 665 and radar detector mounted with it, put it in a fore and aft position with short arm low for Zumo and mid...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,073,947
Posted By OldPete2112
Hmm. All caught up already. Now what? Lol. Oh...

Hmm. All caught up already. Now what? Lol. Oh yes, I need to do all the stuff I neglected today as I got caught up on 25 pages of ride reports.

What a ride Mark, wow, what a ride!

Stay safe...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By OldPete2112
Eek Don't kid yourself, ICBC makes a ton of profit...

Don't kid yourself, ICBC makes a ton of profit for the government, and they transfer those funds info general revenue and tell us that we need to pay more. Nice. Thanks BC government AND ICBC.
...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,770
Posted By OldPete2112
Hmm, not really sure what the border guard would...

Hmm, not really sure what the border guard would say, or do. Varies wildly by officer I would imagine.

I totally understand why you would want to carry one. I do myself when I am out camping, and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 126,354
Posted By OldPete2112
Talking No doubt about it, Texas knows how to do it...

No doubt about it, Texas knows how to do it right. Spent some time in Corpus & Galveston, love the people and the place!

My favourite state! (ok, well maybe divided between that and Louisiana) :D...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,073,947
Posted By OldPete2112
Still tuning in to Radioman, and things keep...

Still tuning in to Radioman, and things keep getting better!

Heck, the Beach Boys even just released another album. Heard the first track released, and immediately thought of Mark.

Name of...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By OldPete2112
Well, choose wisely, and ride safely. Post up...

Well, choose wisely, and ride safely. Post up when you get out, however you do.

And Cowtown to Van is pretty easy on a 14, taking it easy get decent range so not too many stops. Ipods are damn...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By OldPete2112
Thumb Agreed, all very good rides. Take your time on...

Agreed, all very good rides. Take your time on Renfrew ride, it claims a lot of riders. Allow lots of time for hiking at Botanical beach, it is a very cool place.

Saanich peninsula has some...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,434
Posted By OldPete2112
Eh? Watched a guy crash a few weeks ago wearing a...

Watched a guy crash a few weeks ago wearing a decent jacket, boots, gloves, full face and those sort of kevlar jeans. Yup, jeans withstood the slide alright.

BUT, since they do not attach to the...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,498
Posted By OldPete2112
:dood Dude, they are in EVERY...

:dood Dude, they are in EVERY thread................:rofl, move along citizen, nothing to see here.....
Forum: Canada 04-23-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By OldPete2112
Suggest you drop down to Hwy1 and take that...

Suggest you drop down to Hwy1 and take that through to Kamloops. Sure it is boring, but hey you are riding!

Reason is that usually the weather is a bit warmer and more predictable on the #1 at...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By OldPete2112
That's funny, I read the original post as he had...

That's funny, I read the original post as he had to take his son TO Edmonton.

And incase you missed it, it was a joke when I offered to take care of his KLR if he rode it out this way and flew...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,303
Posted By OldPete2112
So, you back riding yet? :D Hope you are...

So, you back riding yet? :D

Hope you are healing up good, spring is coming finally! May get some decent weather up here for riding without being in a monsoon.

Yeah, I admit it, I am a wimp...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By OldPete2112
Wicked Better idea

How about this instead?

Drive to Edmonton, then ride your bike out WEST here, where the weather is better. You can leave your bike at my place and I will promise to take good care of it while you...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,468
Posted By OldPete2112
Laugh Uh yeah, those signs are more than just a...

Uh yeah, those signs are more than just a suggestion. :eek1, we really mean them out here......Once you get used to riding them, if out in the boonies you can learn which ones you can actually take...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,689
Views: 228,054
Posted By OldPete2112
Eh? Holy history lesson batman!

You know, I have been reading your thread for a while now, and I am always amazed at what you find!

Thanks for the really great photos and the history lesson that goes along with them! :D This is...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By OldPete2112
Yes, of course the traffic will be higher volume...

Yes, of course the traffic will be higher volume during weekends and holidays. OF course the kids will be off school then and the motorhomes and RV's will be out in full force.

I drive/ride that...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,498
Posted By OldPete2112
Laugh :rofl I think I have seen people like that...

:rofl

I think I have seen people like that at the border! Sure makes it easy for me to cross when they divert all the attention to themselves. :lol3

OP
Forum: Canada 04-14-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,915
Posted By OldPete2112
Cool2 Yeah, they ask at US customs. Last summer mine...

Yeah, they ask at US customs. Last summer mine was set to expire in a week, but was on a day trip to pick up a replacement motor for my buddies classic wing.

They sure asked about it, said they...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,287
Posted By OldPete2112
Wicked Excellent point. If they were truly requiring...

Excellent point. If they were truly requiring fast bikes can be handled quickly in small spaces ( ie like in Victoria BC) then they should have purchased 600CC sport bikes similar to what is shown in...
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,344
Posted By OldPete2112
Eek Interesting.......but I guess it beats riding...

Interesting.......but I guess it beats riding when you know you should NOT be riding. Kind of hard to fault that logic.

Some good things to note here. People in crises react in uncertain ways....
Forum: Canada 04-14-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,287
Posted By OldPete2112
Wicked You know what? Not even worth replying to. :D...

You know what? Not even worth replying to. :D Think what you want, I sure will. :rofl

OP
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 126,354
Posted By OldPete2112
Looking forward to more updates Brian. Photos...

Looking forward to more updates Brian. Photos please!


Its better to travel well than to arrive.
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