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Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,484
Posted By replicant
Ah yes, this old thread...

Ultimately I did not renew my initial 1-year service plan with R-Link. In that one year, I don't think it ever had a chance to deter any real thieves, so it didn't seem worth the cost. I also put a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By replicant
Mine had the same symptoms and had to be replaced...

Mine had the same symptoms and had to be replaced at 15.5k miles, which was probably at least partly my fault for leaving too little freeplay when I adjusted the clutch myself. Damage was about $300...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By replicant
My bike has lived outside under a cover for 2.5...

My bike has lived outside under a cover for 2.5 years. All of the scratches on it were put there by me, not "the wind." No garage, no problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,956
Posted By replicant
Helmet-mount is the most useful view IMO....

Helmet-mount is the most useful view IMO. Watching the footage later, it's more interesting than bike-mount views which are totally static. Ideally you capture a bunch of different views, and when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By replicant
Word of warning: I bought Race Tech springs for...

Word of warning: I bought Race Tech springs for my 650 twin a couple months ago. Used the website to calculate which ones to buy, then called in to confirm my choice. At the last stage of payment, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,695
Posted By replicant
On top of the reasons mentioned already, I sold...

On top of the reasons mentioned already, I sold my top case and now use only side cases for fear of getting rear-ended and having the case slam into my back. I read a horror story or two on here...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By replicant
In the 27 months and 30k miles I've owned it,...

In the 27 months and 30k miles I've owned it, about $3800, only counting stuff that stays on the bike.

Pretty good (low) by BMW-owner standards :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By replicant
Welcome! Given your requirements, I'd say...

Welcome!

Given your requirements, I'd say you're on the right track narrowing the choice down to those two bikes. The KTM is more expensive, has shorter maintenance intervals, and is superior...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,900
Posted By replicant
Agreed. The OP is going all out on everything...

Agreed. The OP is going all out on everything else, why not fully address the seat issue by getting a custom one.



The HD HERO2's screen and menu is hugely improved, with more info displayed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,900
Posted By replicant
Money to burn, eh? If that is the case, God...

Money to burn, eh? If that is the case, God bless. Otherwise, I'd recommend adding accessories piecemeal. Gives you a better feel for what you actually need, and you can appreciate each small...
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 80,773
Posted By replicant
I have a 650, with 27k miles and oem sprockets. I...

I have a 650, with 27k miles and oem sprockets. I would say most but not all of the twitch is resolved by the power controller. But the other half of the reason I bought the thing was to deal with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,225
Posted By replicant
+1 on both counts. Always use the blinkers, but I...

+1 on both counts. Always use the blinkers, but I never have to think about it. I even hit the cancel button after coming around sharp corners.

I don't know what all the whining is about, since...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 80,773
Posted By replicant
Seconded. The price-to-utility ratio on this is...

Seconded. The price-to-utility ratio on this is higher than anything else I've added to the bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,851
Posted By replicant
That's a nice mount job, but I gotta say I don't...

That's a nice mount job, but I gotta say I don't understand why anyone would mount the tool tube directly to the pannier and not the racks or bike. Isn't half of the reason for a tool tube to keep...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By replicant
+1

+1
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,031
Posted By replicant
I had an Aeroflow for a couple weeks on my 650....

I had an Aeroflow for a couple weeks on my 650. It felt too tame to me, and my visor was always fogging from not enough air. So I went back to the stock screen. That was a year ago, and I've been...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 80,773
Posted By replicant
thumbs up

Had the thing installed for a week now, and I like it a lot. Doesn't totally eliminate the snatchy behavior, but gets rid of most of it. Especially noticeable entering/exiting corners, as someone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,402
Posted By replicant
I'll be riding CA-1 down on Thursday from Menlo...

I'll be riding CA-1 down on Thursday from Menlo Park, leaving around 8am. No flexibility on the departure time, but if it works for anyone you're welcome to join me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,402
Posted By replicant
I'll definitely be there. Last year's HU meeting...

I'll definitely be there. Last year's HU meeting was my first and it was memorable. Met some great people in the process, too.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8312/4922082463de6673839bo.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,551
Posted By replicant
Very. I've put about 11k miles on it, with half...

Very. I've put about 11k miles on it, with half of that being all-day riding, and it has been fantastic. By comparison, the standard seat was torture after a few hours.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,551
Posted By replicant
If you're riding in the dirt, don't get the...

If you're riding in the dirt, don't get the lowered chassis. You will sacrifice even more ground clearance.

Get a low seat, just don't get the BMW one. There are aftermarket seats which are low...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,133
Posted By replicant
Overthinking.... yes. I can't speak to flats...

Overthinking.... yes.

I can't speak to flats with tubeless tires, never had one in my 2 years riding (knock). The 650's cast rims are fine on intermediate trails, so unless you're really going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By replicant
I've had and read about the burning smell. I...

I've had and read about the burning smell. I thought it was electrical at first, but I'm pretty certain it was just chain lube or oil dripping onto the exhaust header.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By replicant
It is my first bike, and I'd recommend it. I had...

It is my first bike, and I'd recommend it. I had zero experience before taking the MSF course, and now 24k miles later I don't have anything worse to report than a tip-over or two. Take the class,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,429
Posted By replicant
For most people the seat is fine for the first...

For most people the seat is fine for the first couple hours. After that, it hurts. Get the bike first and see for yourself. Then if you want to change it, you have options: DIY foam cutting,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,040
Posted By replicant
Speaking of new Galfer pads, can anyone tell me...

Speaking of new Galfer pads, can anyone tell me if this looks normal? These are the green front pads.
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2917/img1955f.jpg

This is how they came in the package....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,040
Posted By replicant
This is pretty easy, there's even a video on...

This is pretty easy, there's even a video on youtube by adv'er Giodog.

I ran my original pads to 24,000mi., and they were overdue for a change. So far I've taken delivery of the green Galfers for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By replicant
That's a pretty good price if they're new...

That's a pretty good price if they're new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 298,372
Posted By replicant
After 2 sets of Tourances I tried out the K60's...

After 2 sets of Tourances I tried out the K60's starting about 250mi. ago. Not much mileage to judge by, but so far I can say these worked great in the hard twisties (dry), and not surprisingly way...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,073
Posted By replicant
No kidding, looks like an awesome route! I'll...

No kidding, looks like an awesome route! I'll definitely be watching this report. Good luck! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,817
Posted By replicant
I experienced some shrinkage upon meeting this...

I experienced some shrinkage upon meeting this guy. Just when I was starting to feel a little badass, he comes along riding the offroad route on a bike that is less than 100% gas-powered. How do you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,384
Posted By replicant
A kelsow-inspired shot from Baja earlier this...

A kelsow-inspired shot from Baja earlier this week:
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/701/gopr2614.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,513
Posted By replicant
Makes you think, maybe the movie wasn't that far...

Makes you think, maybe the movie wasn't that far out after all... :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By replicant
Just adding my experience... I bought a Jan. '09...

Just adding my experience... I bought a Jan. '09 F650 in Nov. '09 for $8700 OTD from a dealer. 2300 miles on it, ABS and heated grips, no computer. SF Bay.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,193
Posted By replicant
When I had my clutch replaced at 15.5k miles I...

When I had my clutch replaced at 15.5k miles I was told by the service manager that clutches are wear items and not covered under warranty. If the bike had a few thousand miles less and I hadn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 153,971
Posted By replicant
Damn that was gnarly. Hope your recovery goes...

Damn that was gnarly. Hope your recovery goes well, and BMW makes the proper restitution. I'd say you're owed a new bike, and not necessarily a BMW.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,193
Posted By replicant
My clutch failed the same way at 15.5k miles. The...

My clutch failed the same way at 15.5k miles. The mechanic said my clutch cable was too tight, but I also put some hard miles on it. Now that I know how much a clutch replacement costs I'm going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 23,563
Posted By replicant
With handguards, I think my F650's handlebars...

With handguards, I think my F650's handlebars measured 38" across. That means 1/2" extra on either side in the back. Hasn't caused me any headaches, and I split lanes daily.



I don't know what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 41,546
Posted By replicant
Matte black vinyl on top, black pigskin vinyl on...

Matte black vinyl on top, black pigskin vinyl on sides. Yeah, I like it too :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,945
Posted By replicant
Hah, maybe I did get confused there. I thought...

Hah, maybe I did get confused there. I thought the ride date was late Jan. at one point.... nevermind. Point is I'll be there :D
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