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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,888
Posted By barbatus
100 or 800?

I did my first Sheetiron last year in my 800GS - had a great time, thinking of going to the other extreme and doing it on a vintage 100cc two stroker- any thoughts? Am I crazy?
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By barbatus
Leaving Bay area ~3pm thursday

Anyone wants to hook up on the 5 - I will be leaving the bay area around 3pm. See you guys there.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,705
Posted By barbatus
seat height

I got the dealer to swap out the seat for the low seat option- bob's your uncle ! The last thing I wanted was to pull over at the lights like a bad ass in my new bike and lay it down cos I couldn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,705
Posted By barbatus
my 2 cents

I had similar issues - I actually did the 650,800 and 1200 to cover all choices - the 800 is a mid weight of the 3 choices. I dont wonder ever after owning the 800gs what the 1200 would be like. If I...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,662
Posted By barbatus
800 gs?

might be late to chip in here - but did you ride the 800GS? the 1200GS was way too big for me as I do some commuting and splitting lanes on this pig would be insane - I also rode the KTM990 ADV and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,717
Posted By barbatus
GS riders

Yeah ! thanks - I need new mirrors and a side panel but all is good. Chris and Chad are cool guys. It was a first sheetiron for the three of us and we had a blast. We were surprised at the lack of GS...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,717
Posted By barbatus
motel 6 crowd

Did well mate - I did bust both mirrors but lesson learned for next year for sure (take the dam things off!). Absolutely had a great time with the other GS riders and everyone else. Not having used a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,717
Posted By barbatus
wicked ride

So I'm the guy with the F800GS and I ended up riding with the two 1200GS guys. We did all the easy slips and had an absolute blast - the end of saturday was challenging with the dust and smaller bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By barbatus
hwy 128

Just did one day of the sheetiron in an 800GS with two other guys on 1200GS's. Epic event - Mendocino NP has multiple terrains from coastal to dirt, gravel, creek/river crossings - but I was so...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,033
Posted By barbatus
one does not equal the other

My 2 cents - as an Australian living in California for 12+ years - be very prepared for how different everything is in Australia - the only thing we have in common is English and barely at that......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,717
Posted By barbatus
First timer on an F800GS

I'm super excited about doing the Sheetiron this year. I'll be on an F800GS and so most likely will hang back with the larger adventure bikes and do the easy slips. Because I've never done the event...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,996
Posted By barbatus
Hey LaPorte - Thanks for the info. I hadn't...

Hey LaPorte - Thanks for the info. I hadn't realized about the 800GS ODO - that sucks. I guess I'll withdraw my entry to next years Dakar :muutt - just kidding.

Well- it sounds like I'm worrying...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,996
Posted By barbatus
first timer Sheetiron looking for ride buds

Hey guys,

I'm originally from Australia but have been living in Oakland for +10 year, recently got an F800GS and am planning on signing up for this years Sheetiron ride. Was wondering if there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By barbatus
I'm also new to the group - F800GS ; grew up on...

I'm also new to the group - F800GS ; grew up on dirt but been on road for 10+ years. Planning a NOOB death Valley trip first Second or Last week in April - let me know if your interested (this...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,004
Posted By barbatus
silt up hill!

So I firstly picked up the bike, then realized that going downhill wasn't going to happen - so I traversed the hill after attempting to continue down hill and dropping it again after skidding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By barbatus
About $100 - havent had any issues with them....

About $100 - havent had any issues with them. Super bright, no dimming action like the really expensive ones out there but you can do this with a pulse wave modulator if your really that fussy. I'll...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 153,200
Posted By barbatus
PIAA with LEDs

Just a pic of my PIAA 510 mounts with ebay 27W, 4 inch diameter LEDs - super bright.

https://twitter.com/#!/erwinito/status/177440958504386562/photo/1...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By barbatus
Aftermarket LED lights

I originally purchased the PIAA 510 kit and it was a very simple instal. The PIAA look okay but I wanted something with a bit more power- the $400+ lights on the market are out of my reach and I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 139,350
Posted By barbatus
Super Asadote Che !

Saludos desde Claifornia ~ casi me mori cuando vi la parrilla al fin !
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 41,438
Posted By barbatus
Oakland Trophy

https://twitter.com/#!/erwinito/status/174201198818234368/photo/1 (https://twitter.com/#%21/erwinito/status/174201198818234368/photo/1)

Got mine about 1 month ago - took it to Carnegie off road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,506
Posted By barbatus
HI from Oakland

Just introducing myself (hope this is the right place to post) - Live in Oakland and purchased an F800GS a month ago. Grew up on dirt bikes back in Australia but Ive been on street bikes for over 10...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,004
Posted By barbatus
Awesome Vid man

Just got out on my 800GS to Carnegie in Livermore, did okay until I took a wrong turn and was going up hill on deep silt and the kids next to me on their 100 cc MX bikes whizzed passed me and I...
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