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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By JustKip
What bike, what years?

What bike, what years?
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By JustKip
For reference, a Suzuki Samurai has a track width...

For reference, a Suzuki Samurai has a track width of under 52 inches, and a Willys CJ2 is only 48.25. My '03 Corolla has a track width of about 60". "Off road" performance will fall somewhere...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By JustKip
You didn't say which windshields you've tried,...

You didn't say which windshields you've tried, but Merlin is right. The 2 piece screens, that create laminar air flow, do a lot better job of getting rid of buffeting. I just put a GIVI Airflow on...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,225
Posted By JustKip
You're really, REALLY trying to bust my budget,...

You're really, REALLY trying to bust my budget, Claude. It can be relatively inexpensive, or it can be great, but not both. Interchangeable wheels is a huge advantage, and leading links is just the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By JustKip
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By JustKip
Are those Touratech upper crash bars?

Are those Touratech upper crash bars?
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,225
Posted By JustKip
please forgive the ignorant question, but I've...

please forgive the ignorant question, but I've just gotta ask. Won't mis-aligned forks (not parallel with the steering head) create an eliptical steering arc, causing either more or less effort near...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By JustKip
Micatech are THE strongest, and I just happen to...

Micatech are THE strongest, and I just happen to have a set available. I wrecked my '07 and replaced it with a F800GSA
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By JustKip
I've been waffling back and forth between 17 and...

I've been waffling back and forth between 17 and 19 inch front. It seems that even a 19" will change steering geometry enough to get close to SM performance, and either one might need lowering the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,655
Posted By JustKip
Just have to respond to the mention of the "more...

Just have to respond to the mention of the "more vibrations" of the Versys, compared to the WeeStrom; The BMW 800cc parallel twin vibrates more intrusively than anything else other than large...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,655
Posted By JustKip
Lotta good advice here. I wouldn't call a...

Lotta good advice here. I wouldn't call a WeeStrom "boring". As mentioned, it's a tool (like ALL bikes). You wouldn't use an axe for surgery, but wouldn't use a scalpel to chop wood either. For a...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 632,260
Posted By JustKip
It ain't that hard

His opinion has no monetary value
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,225
Posted By JustKip
I've been pretty consistently staying within 1/8"...

I've been pretty consistently staying within 1/8" over 100' spans in structural steel construction. Yes, I understand it was a rhetorical question. I'm just accustomed to getting pretty darned close...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,655
Posted By JustKip
It sounds to me like you really want an F800GT,...

It sounds to me like you really want an F800GT, Honda NC700 or Ninja/Verseys 650. The CB 500 is a small step down in power from the Ninja 500, and the G650 isn't really a 2-up bike or highway bike.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By JustKip
Here ya go!!!

The very best "upgrade" to any bike is the rider.

Take this weekend class and you'll be a completely different rider.

http://www.richoliver.net/funcampmain.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By JustKip
The OP is asking about the Adventure version of...

The OP is asking about the Adventure version of the F800GS, which has a wider rear subframe. The other seats (F800GS, F700GS and F650GS) don't fit
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,225
Posted By JustKip
Sounds easier and cheaper to just go with...

Sounds easier and cheaper to just go with Stoker's wheel and forego the expensive front suspension set-up?
That would also allow the same tire at all 3 corners.

@Claude. LOVE the airhead rig!...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 632,260
Posted By JustKip
+ a million EFI is as it is right from the...

+ a million
EFI is as it is right from the start.

You will probably want the engine to run in before a long trip, and the gear box will shift easier after a few thousand km. The EFI shouldn't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-13-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,394
Posted By JustKip
Oxy moran?

Wouldn't a picture be proof that we ARE posers?
Forum: Face Plant 06-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,063
Posted By JustKip
Lotta good stuff here. It was Little Bike who...

Lotta good stuff here.
It was Little Bike who told me about mybrokenlegdotcom, and she and Eyes Shut gave me great moral support.

A couple of things I haven't seen here, yet; Clothes with pockets...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-07-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By JustKip
I really appreciate all the great responses I've...

I really appreciate all the great responses I've gotten. It pretty much solidifies what I didn't want to admit to myself...it's time to slow down a bit, just like when I quit competition wakeboarding...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,147
Posted By JustKip
So Few responses to the actual question

Don't buy a GS! GS/A owners generally can't pay attention to the world around them enough to fully function. Half of them don't know you're asking about a BMW vs Other Makes. You don't want to be one...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By JustKip
I think bicycling will be the key to any...

I think bicycling will be the key to any meaningful recovery, but there was lots of nerve damage, along with a reconstructed tibial plateau. I don't have any feeling or muscle control in 1/4 of my...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By JustKip
I Can't Stand

Before my wreck a year ago, I spent 5-10% of my ON road miles standing on the pegs, and all of the off road stuff, of course.

I can kinda get up to standing position now, but with great effort...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,485
Posted By JustKip
No offense intended. If you're having problems...

No offense intended. If you're having problems with 22mph winds, you need to Practice! :deal
Particularly, learn the knee thing. It works! Other than that, think of it as sailing. Yeah, your wheels...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By JustKip
I bought the very low mileage 800 for trade-in...

I bought the very low mileage 800 for trade-in value thinking it would be more road worthy than a KLR, and more off road capable than a boxer GS (especially with a sprocket change at the trailhead)....
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By JustKip
Yeah. I found a very nice European rig right...

Yeah. I found a very nice European rig right after I posted.

http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/17/53/61/14/f800gs10.jpg


Still, not as many as I expected.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By JustKip
Very nice! Of course it helps to have the...

Very nice!
Of course it helps to have the plasma do the hard part for you. Did the edges require any clean-up?
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By JustKip
Any F800GSA rigs out there?

I've seen this build thread that was put up by Barry "Sparrowhawkdesign" about 4 years ago
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686884&page=4

(Very informative), and I haven't...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 632,260
Posted By JustKip
+100 and why I keep looking at them. ...

+100

and why I keep looking at them.

Edit; I have to admit to thinking about hacking the F8GSA, but so far I've seen exactly ONE build thread. It was done by Sparrowhawk a couple years ago,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By JustKip
She has her own bikes, and carries the tent, or...

She has her own bikes, and carries the tent, or she wouldn't be invited :deal
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 632,260
Posted By JustKip
That's just short of what I get on my F800GSA...

That's just short of what I get on my F800GSA solo bike. Of course that's cruising at 75mph, but still, add a sidecar to it and I'd be surprised to get anywhere close to that kind of mileage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 19,371
Posted By JustKip
This won't mean anything to some people, but "I...

This won't mean anything to some people, but "I came over on the Mayflower"



'14 F800GSA, soon to be traded for another R12GS
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
It really wasn't, till you volunteered to be the...

It really wasn't, till you volunteered to be the pivot man :wink:


Speaking of "great bikes"; I finally got over the flu and got out for a ride for a couple of hours. While "I've never met a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
Are we really having that conversation here?...

Are we really having that conversation here? Pretty sure I am the one who brought up the boxer, and yes, I preferred mine...But

MY comparison was with the previous version boxer, and the 2 bikes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
Sorry, mine was an '07, and both bikes without...

Sorry, mine was an '07, and both bikes without luggage and with a full tank of fuel weigh 510lbs on my shop scale (which only weighs in increments of 10lbs)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
An F8GSA weighs about the same as a non-adventure...

An F8GSA weighs about the same as a non-adventure R12, but is better off road and has an extra 100-150-km range. And It's not nearly as smooth, comfortable or powerful, and not nearly as fun in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
I recently got an F8GSA. I like the light weight,...

I recently got an F8GSA. I like the light weight, nimble gs, but the all day comfort of the f8gsa is closer to my R12GS. I really miss the R12 and might have to trade this F8 for another
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By JustKip
You can get a nicely farkled '07-'09 for under...

You can get a nicely farkled '07-'09 for under $10k
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By JustKip
Oh, but how I wish I could jump on the bandwagon....

Oh, but how I wish I could jump on the bandwagon.

I've only had my F8GSA for a short time, and pretty few miles. But man, I miss my R12 as much as ever. I really haven't had a chance to "bond"...
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