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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Bucko
MotionPro is worth a call.

MotionPro is worth a call.
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 32,493
Posted By Bucko
Thumb Big GB Rocks

Just used my new 60-liter Great Basin for the first time and enjoyed the extra 10 liters of space. My camp shoes can finally ride inside the bag:clap The bigger bag has the same gnarly construction...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 170,909
Posted By Bucko
Thumb Makes my back hurt just reading it.

Rock on, MJ. Outstanding journey and even better write-up. You really put the adventure in adventure touring. :nod

I've never put it into words, but this quote explains why I still ride with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Bucko
compare to this

Friend of mine is selling his babied '09 with Jesse bags and other goodies. Looks like new with around 34k miles and he rides gently. He's asking $10k last I knew. I'd shy away from anything that had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Bucko
Cool2 I just replaced my pins and clips when swapping...

I just replaced my pins and clips when swapping out the pads. The pins were looking pretty corroded up front, and I'd injured one of the springy clips in the rear while re-installing the wheel early...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bucko
Eh? Hard to believe

What!! Touratech doesn't make a slip-on aluminum condom for our oil filters?:eek1

Who's got the Wix filter part # handy? Thanks.:1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,552
Posted By Bucko
My quick fix is Lemon Pledge for the plastic and...

My quick fix is Lemon Pledge for the plastic and wheels (spray it on the rag so you don't hit the rotors) and WD-40 for the engine. Have never found anything that's permanent, but will give the 303 a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Bucko
Toobz

Any inner tubes of the correct size will work, your tires won't know the difference. You can by cheap, expensive or in between. Heavy duty or not, it's up to you. Check Bike Bandit and other sides...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By Bucko
Chain is fine

My first chain on a 2009 model lasted 26k miles. Some folks got a recall for the chain, but mine was fine and I don't think there's been a recall since. I wouldn't bother changing chain or sprockets...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By Bucko
Bluhduh Meh

I wasn't impressed. If you want to learn how to ride your bike better, get the Dual Sport Riding Techniques DVD. Too bad you had to trade in the DR-Z. I have both and it's a great combo. Still, you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,136
Posted By Bucko
Answer: yes

See here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841433
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,523
Posted By Bucko
Wink Butt comes first

I'd have to say the Sargent seat is #1 because it lets me ride in comfort, but my Vario levers from Wunderlich are some mighty fine bling. They make the the OEM jobs feel like crowbars. Motech crash...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,652
Posted By Bucko
Bluhduh Grrr

Thanks for the input. Reading this thread, I was fearing the pump controller and may just pop for the Burns Moto fixer cable as a backup. Me and solder, we just don't get along too well.

However,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,652
Posted By Bucko
Bluhduh My 800 Allllllmost Starts

My 800 has been starting a little slower lately, so I thought the battery might be getting weak. Load tested it at 13 volts. This morning I cranked it over and it burbled like it wanted to run, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,187
Posted By Bucko
Thumb Scorpion update

My front Scorp Trail now has over 9k miles and is still OK. Replaced the rear at about 6500 miles with another Scorp.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 225,187
Posted By Bucko
Thumb GL rocks on

I'm pretty hooked on my Great Basin, but the new bags from Giant Loop look pretty cool. For colder trips I pack a bit more stuff, so the extra space might be nice. And having the rack space open...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bucko
I get slightly better mileage on gravel, probably...

I get slightly better mileage on gravel, probably because it usually includes some side trips on slower two-tracks. Speeds on gravel range from 30 to 90 mph, depending on conditions :dllama

Just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By Bucko
But if there's a hole in your tubeless tire, put...

But if there's a hole in your tubeless tire, put a patch over it on the inside so the tube doesn't find it's way through or abrade itself till it pops.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,149
Posted By Bucko
Here's one

BMW Ventura County has one: http://www.bmwventura.com/new_vehicle_inventory.asp Shop USA, where your Candian dollar buys a little more :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bucko
Thumb Scorp Trials

I've been using Pirelli Scorpion Trails lately for commuting (100 miles/day) and light/medium dirt work. Did the Hunter Mountain route into Death Valley with them - some sand, lots of gravel and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bucko
I'm running the 17T from TouraTech. Put it on at...

I'm running the 17T from TouraTech. Put it on at about 12k miles and it looked so good when I replaced the stock chain at 26k that I left it there. Haven't noticed any shaft damage.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Bucko
Looks like the info you want will be here...one...

Looks like the info you want will be here...one of these days. http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fascination/gs_trophy/gs_trophy_2012/gstrophy2012_qualifying.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,309
Posted By Bucko
Here's the link to the cable at burnsmoto.com...

Here's the link to the cable at burnsmoto.com (http://www.burnsmoto.com) - http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Bucko
Take it back

You're right that a new product shouldn't be rusty. Try taking it back and see what they say.

Bought mine with the bike and never looked inside. Now, almost 4 years later, it's mos def rusty on...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Bucko
For short stops like meals the helmet comes...

For short stops like meals the helmet comes inside with me. Friends leave theirs on the bike without a problem, usually covered with their jacket. Since my camera and phone are in the jacket, I bring...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bucko
Ditto for the Scorp Trails or ContiTrail Attacks....

Ditto for the Scorp Trails or ContiTrail Attacks. Street-biased dual-sport tires will take you a lot of places off the pavement if you give yourself a little time to get used to them. Mud and sand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bucko
How many miles on your Scorp Trails? If the rear...

How many miles on your Scorp Trails? If the rear has a flat spot at the midline from freeway flying, it won't have that nice leanability you're looking for. Doesn't really matter which brand if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Bucko
My bad, it IS a T55. I bought a 55 and a 60...

My bad, it IS a T55. I bought a 55 and a 60 because I couldn't be sure which would fit and couldn't find an answer in the normally encyclopedic annals of AdvRider. Was obvious that the 60 was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Bucko
It sounds like your clutch isn't completely...

It sounds like your clutch isn't completely disengaging, probably because the cable is stretched. Excess lever play is a good indication of that. You should have about 2-3mm of play to ensure the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Bucko
Lemme see here...

From memory, so beware: The BMW manual tells you to remove or loosen the chain guard so you can get to the little screws on the rubber swingarm protector. You remove those screws, which go through...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By Bucko
I always advise newer riders to start small and...

I always advise newer riders to start small and work up. You can probably 'handle' the 800, but if you have little or no off-pavement experience you're going to be dropping this bike a few times....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,179
Posted By Bucko
I've been commuting 100 miles most days since...

I've been commuting 100 miles most days since October (soon to be over :clap) and my mileage has gone up in that time from 48-49 to 50-53mpg at sea level running 91 octane Chevron. I do 75-80mph...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,288
Posted By Bucko
Thumb It rocks

Right at 30,000 smiles now, got the first one from my BMW shop nearly 4 years ago and have never regretted a moment. I've ridden it on thousands of miles of dirt/gravel/crap roads and two-tracks and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,963
Posted By Bucko
I rode my GS8 for three years before making a...

I rode my GS8 for three years before making a suspension change. Given that you're piloting 500 pounds of machine over hill and dale, the stock bike works OK. Not great, but good enough to get you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,289
Posted By Bucko
Bluhduh Uh-huh

Which is pretty much what the OP needs so he can get an idea of how to ride his GS. :nod
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bucko
Wink Simpler

For just a few accessories, this cable is a quick and easy way to go: http://www.powerlet.com/product/termin8-easier-than-fuseblock/409. Tucks right behind the battery in my GS8.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,289
Posted By Bucko
Cool2 Instant off-roader? Don't think so.

Buying dual-sport (enduro, adventure bike) won't make you a go-anywhere rider any more than buying a sport bike will make you a racer. You've got to learn to ride each bike for their intended...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,187
Posted By Bucko
Thumb Scorp Trails

No one's mentioned the Pirelli Scorpion Trails, so I will. They look pretty tame, but I've had a set on my bike for about 4k miles now and am enjoying them. I've had them on a some rocky dirt roads...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 264,833
Posted By Bucko
Cool2 Txx

Answering my own question after buying both the T55 and T60 to be on the safe side: T55.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 264,833
Posted By Bucko
Question Torx size for shock bolt, por favor

OK Amigos, I've looked thru several threads and my BMW CD and can't find the size of the Torx bit required for the shock bolts. My T50 flops around like a BB in a cannon, so I'm thinking T60. Anyone...
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