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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By fractalsource
Trash Beemer Forks because "they suck."

I didn't read all the responses. I may be repeating someone elses' response.

I am saying. Get new, heavier weight springs for your front forks. Try heavier weight oil as well.

I had wobble on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By fractalsource
Sometimes the screws are left out, if a steering...

Sometimes the screws are left out, if a steering damper was used.

My scott's steering damper made it impossible for the holes to line up.

So I did some dremel work - and - yes and now, I have...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 2,743,246
Posted By fractalsource
How I roll.

All loaded.

Helmet in bag on top.

Tent and sleeping bag on seat.

Pad, food, flashlights, first-aid kit, water, tools, shovel, hatchet, saw, warm clothes, extra gloves, rain gear, etc., in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,279
Posted By fractalsource
I bought the F 800 GSA. My thoughts? I like...

I bought the F 800 GSA. My thoughts? I like range. Going far on a tank of gas. I hate having to always plan my ride around gas stations. As far as the KTM: Why all the horsepower needed? I enjoy a...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,155
Posted By fractalsource
Tent:...

Tent: http://shop.redverz.com/categories/Tents/Series-II-Tent/

Pad: http://www.rei.com/product/780362/exped-downmat-7-air-pad-with-pump

Beer: http://www.kirin.com/KIRINICHIBAN.aspx

Location:...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,155
Posted By fractalsource
I'm totally sold on this one. Here's my bike....

I'm totally sold on this one. Here's my bike. Right next to me with all my gear, while I sleep. I don't have to worry about midnight camp robbers. I slept like a baby and I can keep my bike sealed...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 102,409
Posted By fractalsource
Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter...

Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk52nGxF-jc

Quote response to;
"The thread was overun by people with a load on ther bike as opposed to alternative ways to load your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10,605
Views: 3,527,221
Posted By fractalsource
Nice. And for the red: <a...

Nice. And for the red:

<a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/fractalsource/media/mine2_zpsf4e603fa.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10,605
Views: 3,527,221
Posted By fractalsource
5 days old; Early release. <a...

5 days old; Early release.

<a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/fractalsource/media/slide001_zps22f3fcbc.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 196,205
Posted By fractalsource
Took mine out for a test ride! <a...

Took mine out for a test ride!

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Forum: Equipment 06-27-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,135
Posted By fractalsource
Multiple sprockets. Push a button and the...

Multiple sprockets.
Push a button and the chain loosens, then slides over to a larger rear sprocket. Push another button and the chain moves back over to the smaller sprocket and adjusts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 196,205
Posted By fractalsource
on 2014 f800gs -a <a...

on 2014 f800gs -a
<a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/fractalsource/media/heard_zpsb1d6128d.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 326,669
Posted By fractalsource
<a...

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,916
Posted By fractalsource
I like the saying, "I spent most of my money on...

I like the saying, "I spent most of my money on motorcycles, women and whiskey! - The rest? - I just wasted!"
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By fractalsource
<a...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-18-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,522,504
Posted By fractalsource
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stel...

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5394143.pdf


<a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/fractalsource/media/5cfcb235-6a30-4a3e-bf3a-8ad214112d87_zps0499186a.jpg.html"...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By fractalsource
How about an Orgone Energy Accumulator? If...

How about an Orgone Energy Accumulator?

If you bolted it down to a table in your garage, You could keep your good luck charms in it. - etc.

See; ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By fractalsource
I've got a larger sprocket on the back of my F8...

I've got a larger sprocket on the back of my F8 and a smaller one on the front. (I took the stock sprockets off and changed the chain out.)

Designed to creep along, in first, to assist control...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 343,321
Posted By fractalsource
The Wobble F8GS

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389662





Mitas C02 Stoneking
response see:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809938
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-10-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,522,504
Posted By fractalsource
This is how I saw it. A boat ramp. Access...

This is how I saw it.

A boat ramp. Access to a reservoir.

It tells how fast a boat can go once it is on the water.

Then, below that regulation - it includes that driving your jeep, ATV 4...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By fractalsource
IMHO. Just a little further would be right on! ...

IMHO. Just a little further would be right on!

<a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/fractalsource/media/nobeak_zpsa0e9f46a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 839,691
Posted By fractalsource
All loaded up. Including Metal detector, tent,...

All loaded up. Including Metal detector, tent, pad, sleeping bag, rain gear, shovel, hatchet, hand saw, helmet as a water bucket. and supplies.

<a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By fractalsource
Ahhh. Like when the throttle is off .. . it...

Ahhh. Like when the throttle is off .. . it transitions, "jerky." - like- Not smooth?

I think If that is what you are saying?

I have already adapted to it, - and consider it part of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By fractalsource
When getting a little snatch is a bad thing.

I did notice from time to time my throttle will burst out with an unexpected raaap, and seem dangerous. Luckily, I am usually all alone on some dirty back road.
See: Reckess Driving on a dirty back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By fractalsource
Riding naked on a skid

Good question. :gerg :mully I'd like to know, as well. :*sip*

On riding the f800gs;
I haven't wiped out on pavement. *Knock on wood.* :knary

I can tell you that when I lay my bike down...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,658
Posted By fractalsource
Go with what makes you feel ten ft. tall and bulletproof.

I went for the nostalgia. Got to know the interesting arena of classic, enduro bikes... and the people that work on them. Like;

Penton:
<a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,522,504
Posted By fractalsource
In a campground. (USA)

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,213
Posted By fractalsource
No. I'm referring to a 2011. But-the 2013...

No. I'm referring to a 2011.
But-the 2013 still has the same forks.
(I rode it. - and a friend of mine has one for me to compare mine to - and to ask questions about.)

The 2013's can come with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,213
Posted By fractalsource
From 20th. January 2005 all rd. signs in Ireland will change from MPH to KPH

i hate math.
130kph is: 80.7338 mph ;as is - kph to mph
50 31
60 37
80 50
100 62
120 75

With the twin cylinder. F800 gs . . .
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 379,719
Posted By fractalsource
Welding 101

:*sip* Just started reading. Great stuff! :*sip* Informative. Educational. inspiring. :0-0 :clap :0-0
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,974
Posted By fractalsource
Re: Bike won't start You might consider trying...

Re: Bike won't start
You might consider trying a jump to eliminate the battery as the problem if you have some cables, a car or a good friend that has one.
See full thread: ...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,235
Posted By fractalsource
I really like my Akuma Phantom 2. Super lightweight!

Do not get the "TINT ON DEMAND" LCD insert for your face shield. I bought one for 150 bucks and it has a button that turns your face shield dark instantly. Sounds cool in theory. It also does a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 283,075
Posted By fractalsource
Somewhere in Idaho. :bubba <a...

Somewhere in Idaho. :bubba

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Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,667
Posted By fractalsource
I can't imagine riding my bike without a steering...

I can't imagine riding my bike without a steering damper. Now that I have one. I had a wobble as well, over 65 mph, (105 km/h) - On my F8gs. I spent money asking the shop to balance the tires, check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,069
Posted By fractalsource
I stay away from 4's and 8's when pumping gas. ...

I stay away from 4's and 8's when pumping gas.

The Numbers 4 and 8 - Fate and Destiny
These are known (especially when combined) as the "Numbers of Fate" and the "Numbers of Karma" and hard luck...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By fractalsource
+1

Exact same thing happened to me the other night. But I was going a little slower. My front tire just decided to find a groove and slide out.
My Aluminum Pannier, my engine guard, and my huge BDCW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,547
Posted By fractalsource
TKC 80's? On my 85 hp F8. 60% street. 40 dirt. ...

TKC 80's? On my 85 hp F8. 60% street. 40 dirt.
I got about 3,000 miles out of mine.
I thought they had wear lines on them. My rear TKC 80 had a single block of rubber that was odd on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,522,504
Posted By fractalsource
Upper Middle Fork, Payette

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By fractalsource
Sept 30th, 2013: My friend just bought a brand...

Sept 30th, 2013: My friend just bought a brand new 2013 F800 GS.
Within 3 days- Under 400 miles, we walked outside to get on our bikes, and noticed fork oil dripping out of both of her forks. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By fractalsource
I kept getting strange looks from people when I told them it was a "dirt bike."

What vid is that? Gotta link?
About your suspension. What made up your mind on that combo?
Do you still have the ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment?)

I bought my 2011 F800 already set up...
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