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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By BcDano
How much cha-ching??

How much cha-ching??
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By BcDano
Sorry but welcome to the club. New BMW drain...

Sorry but welcome to the club. New BMW drain plug is not an issue.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By BcDano
Got a chance to actually hangout with teach after...

Got a chance to actually hangout with teach after a BMW event and wow what a nice guy. Talented beyond belief. His 800 was a lot differnt than our and yup he has brass nuts as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By BcDano
+1 for front.

+1 for front.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By BcDano
Repeat as said above, You need to get the...

Repeat as said above, You need to get the opposite side of the tire bead pushed down into the centre of the rim as best you can.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,077
Posted By BcDano
Last year while riding in very hot conditions I...

Last year while riding in very hot conditions I had my fuel pump begin to fail. Interesting thing is while the tank was more than half full pump was fine once tank got low pump would begin to crap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By BcDano
We do it

First agree with the two bike quiver suggestion as thats what we have but.......very often we ride two up on my 800. We are the same size as yourselves and the bike has more than enough power and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,180
Posted By BcDano
The Daytona boots give you the lift on the inside...

The Daytona boots give you the lift on the inside of the boot and are very stable. Plus they are amazing quality, over 100k rough kms on ours and the boots still function and look great.

Ahh BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By BcDano
Round style works easier in off road situations,...

Round style works easier in off road situations, soft sand etc.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,180
Posted By BcDano
Wifey has a 27ish inseam, with seat cut down and...

Wifey has a 27ish inseam, with seat cut down and Daytona M-star boots she is totally flat foot.

Here she is on the left in Peru's Canyon del Pato.

<a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,020
Posted By BcDano
Good news is that I have a spare set of plates...

Good news is that I have a spare set of plates and springs with me. Just trying to decide if I do the pre-emptive change in a shop or when it goes on the side of the road in the rain. Sara just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,020
Posted By BcDano
Not meaning to hijack this thread but I have been...

Not meaning to hijack this thread but I have been wondering about my clutch as well. Bike is an 09 and I now have just over 105,000 kms on the clock. Clutch feels fine and when I do the 6th gear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By BcDano
Painted my 09 yellow to a custom blue/grey turned...

Painted my 09 yellow to a custom blue/grey turned out great. I pulled it apart and a buddy did the work but said it would cost max $500 if he charged me. Had very nice decals made up for $25.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,511
Posted By BcDano
Okay just to be clear I am very bias towards the...

Okay just to be clear I am very bias towards the F800GS, its what I ride and I love the bike.

Setting aside brand loyalty.

First if you are staying close to home the gizmos and electro's are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,086
Posted By BcDano
All ok

I figure its cheap insurance and so I have ours checked every 20k kms. With over 90k kms on my 09 all is still well within spec.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By BcDano
Clutch Switch

I have an 09 and had the very same problem with the clutch switch. In my case though it simply needed cleaning.

I also have a GS911 and was able to diagnose the problem using the realtime values...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,955
Posted By BcDano
Very nice

Nicely done, set up looks great and WOW LIGHT!!! Wondering how you got around the dash lamp out issue or are you just living with it? Also wondering if a guy could just use the stock reflector...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By BcDano
Konflict

For all things suspension including Touratech there is no better place to turn than Alex at Konflict Motorsports. Outstanding service and product. Yup I'm fan.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By BcDano
Bit of a rehash but 800 if you are going to get...

Bit of a rehash but 800 if you are going to get dirty. For the occasional dusty road and two-up touring get the boxer. I have an 800 and it gets very dirty, bike is great. Occasionally I have my...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,773
Posted By BcDano
Very nice ride guys.

Very nice ride guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By BcDano
+1 For Ian and the mirage 2. Great setup.

+1 For Ian and the mirage 2. Great setup.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By BcDano
09 myself

Yo Reaver

Got an 09 myself with 86000 kms on it and still loving it.

Things I've done.

Stator from Rics (great unit) http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/partsearch

Update the fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By BcDano
Congrats

Well done on the new ride.

Put on a full skid plate the rest are crap unless you are a Starbucks rider. The black dog suggested above is a great choice. Maybe 5 minutes to remove and do oil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,888
Posted By BcDano
Whoa.......hold on there partner. There is no way...

Whoa.......hold on there partner. There is no way that you would honestly replace all these part with OEM originals would you? OEM Generator for $900 no way and fuel pump for $500 come on.. Rics...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By BcDano
Yo Gunz Hope some of this helps, first you...

Yo Gunz

Hope some of this helps, first you may want to scale back the lighting plan, clears and rigids on the same bike maybe a touch overkill. A really weak area on these bikes is the charging...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By BcDano
Front

+1 for Alex and Konflict


Do the front first. The bike is sprung way to soft up front even for basic street riding. Plus the setup Alex does gives you control to tune the bike for your riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By BcDano
If they have I haven't seen it and if someone has...

If they have I haven't seen it and if someone has please pass it my way. Would love to get rid of the stock lamp setup which in my opinion is crap.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By BcDano
Most if not all HID kits will be (again) plug and...

Most if not all HID kits will be (again) plug and play. You will only have to connect the stock leads that are at the bulb and a harness with the ballast.

Easy peasy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By BcDano
In addition to the stock light. Would love to...

In addition to the stock light. Would love to replace but you would end up with a lamp out warning on the dash because of the canbus.

If someone could come up with a work around I would love...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By BcDano
Lots of SA fuel

Been wondering about the fuel pump and filter situation on our bikes as well. We are currently riding in South America ourselves and the bikes have 75k+ kms on them. Going to inspect the strainer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By BcDano
Rigid and ride

Had to chime in here.

I installed HID's on both our bikes before the big ride and well the results are mixed. On my 800 the reflector is scorched and the wife's 650 twin all is well. We have 35...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By BcDano
No Brainer

+1 For Alex and Konflict.

First you will not get better service than with Alex. The guy is a first class act that goes the extra mile. Then there is his product which I have on my 09 F800GS. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,286
Posted By BcDano
As mentioned the suspension needs work,...

As mentioned the suspension needs work, especially if you are a larger lad. Otherwise gas it and go. All the rest is wish list.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,959
Posted By BcDano
Not so much cash

Not that ouchy when you consider what the TT setup would cost you to do the same thing. Also has a very nice space behind the GPS mounting dash for wiring.

Yup I've got one and I'm a fan. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,438
Posted By BcDano
Fully loaded 56 mpg

2009 F800gs

TT Panniers
Big dry bag
6 foot 1 215lbs
Loaded for bear world touring. 57,000kms so far

56 mpg

Geared
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,593
Posted By BcDano
Spendy

Debated this topic to death with myself before we left because running out of fuel while traveling with your riding partner/wife is very bad for relations. Very glad we didn't spend the big money on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 116,212
Posted By BcDano
Guys off road

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 139,031
Posted By BcDano
A Days Ride Near Barichara, Colombia

Ahhhh Colombia, yup it's awesome.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By BcDano
Ohhhhh so pretty....:thumb

Ohhhhh so pretty....:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 116,212
Posted By BcDano
Deka Batteries ROCK!!

The moment of truth!



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