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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 2,094,173
Posted By castroses
690 swim arm pic

Hi 690'ers

Could someone post a pic of the right side swing arm on a 2014 690 a Enduro R. Specifically the gap between the very leading edge of the swing arm and the engine casing on the right...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,994
Posted By castroses
Cheers! - I'll check it out!

Cheers! - I'll check it out!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,994
Posted By castroses
HA! I am actually trying to make this very...

HA! I am actually trying to make this very decision right now. Which of these two bikes should I ride around South America(maybe up into N America)?? I'm very lucky enough to have both - a 2010 F800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By castroses
3 bearings? Can you elaborate for the not so...

3 bearings? Can you elaborate for the not so mechanically gifted? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,141
Views: 1,352,717
Posted By castroses
Makes me think of 3 lions surrounding an injured...

Makes me think of 3 lions surrounding an injured wildebeest!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,876
Posted By castroses
Kinell - no wonder insurance is so expensive when...

Kinell - no wonder insurance is so expensive when they have to pay out for claims like this.

Dented exhaust? That's cos you dropped your bike homey........
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,678
Posted By castroses
CeeBaileys = $hit

Bought the CeeBaileys for the 800GS - worst farkle, nay worst object, I've ever bought in my life!

Reproduce the effect by gaffer-taping two electric drills to your helmet and switching them on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,546
Posted By castroses
Cool2 One's a noob. One's a knob. Funny........

One's a noob. One's a knob.
Funny........
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By castroses
Go for it dude! :clap

Go for it dude! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By castroses
Thread not worth resurrecting. The Cee Baileys...

Thread not worth resurrecting. The Cee Baileys windshield I bought was total crap!! The worst, most expensive POS ever!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By castroses
Same here!!! I can honestly say that Cee Baileys...

Same here!!! I can honestly say that Cee Baileys windshield is the worst/most expensive piece of crap I've ever bought.

After fitting I rode less than 100m and knew it was rubbish. Like having...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,195
Posted By castroses
> I'm actually looking at renting a trailer from...

> I'm actually looking at renting a trailer from UHaul. If I can't get a ride, that is probably my best option.

:rofl:rofl:rofl

iS THIS for real??
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,195
Posted By castroses
If you're not prepared to ride a new ADVENTURE...

If you're not prepared to ride a new ADVENTURE bike an extra 115 miles, maybe you should find another hobby?

Crossstitch maybe............?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-18-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,162
Posted By castroses
vicmitch's post seems sensible. BUT before I...

vicmitch's post seems sensible.

BUT before I read it I would have said:
NIGERIA???? Just NO!!!!!!
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,236
Posted By castroses
AND it DIDN"T occur to you just to ride the whole...

AND it DIDN"T occur to you just to ride the whole way? Transporting your adventure bike to the start of your adventure by car? = FAIL in my book! :huh
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,241,529
Posted By castroses
Dude, you are hardcore!!!

Dude, you are hardcore!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Ok - final update - the part labelled as...

Ok - final update - the part labelled as 'ignition light switch' in post 9 was replaced by the dealer I believe.

It has a Feb 2012 date printed on it - the date of manufacture I assume?

I still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By castroses
Are you confident you can 're-programme' your...

Are you confident you can 're-programme' your brain to pull the correct lever in the event of an emergency stop??:huh
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,808
Posted By castroses
Think it's the immobiliser? Had it displayed...

Think it's the immobiliser?

Had it displayed during my current problems also. See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=805764
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
I assume so but won't have the bike to examine...

I assume so but won't have the bike to examine until Tuesday.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Dealer reports that they've changed the black box...

Dealer reports that they've changed the black box at the bottom the the ignition barrel (- I assume it contains sets of contacts?)

He's said that it wasn't related to rain/water ingress but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Bike being picked up tomorrow morning and taken...

Bike being picked up tomorrow morning and taken to Motorad Central, Dalkeith.

I'll report back any findings.

S
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Ok - got it out the garage this morning and same...

Ok - got it out the garage this morning and same shit!

If the battery is connected instrument panel lights up even with no key in ignition.

The code EWS also appears on the screen.

Now...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Ok - many thanks. I'll go spray!!

Ok - many thanks. I'll go spray!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Thanks Snowy Ok, located these control units...

Thanks Snowy

Ok, located these control units - what should I do to them??
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Thanks? Which connectors though? I've...

Thanks?

Which connectors though? I've sprayed some WD40 down the keyhole and put the bike in the garage with the door half-open. Hopefully the wind will dry it off a bit?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Laugh Ok thanks!! - I think! :evil Any suggestions...

Ok thanks!! - I think! :evil

Any suggestions about what I should do to minimise issues/possible damage??
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By castroses
Bike switched on by itself!?

F800GS has been sitting outside for a week in very heavy rain.

Came home and looked through the window and sidelight is on! Wtf?

Go outside and instrument panel is lit up. There is NO key in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,844
Posted By castroses
I've just run into this problem! I did a 300...

I've just run into this problem!

I did a 300 mile ride a week ago at speed, (4hrs 05mins, including a 15 minute stop!) and must have been in the vibe zone. I didn't notice a problem at the time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By castroses
Many thanks OrcasKen! They're back on now - a...

Many thanks OrcasKen! They're back on now - a little lube helped get the front bead correctly seated.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By castroses
First tyre removal! :-0

Just taken the tyres off my F800GS in preparation for an upcoming 'big trip'. Holy smokes!! What's the tricks?? It was a struggle!

Going to get the spokes tightened and the wheels truly trued.
...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 90,088
Posted By castroses
All very good but you might also want to try: ...

All very good but you might also want to try:

(a) answering/acknowledging your emails
(b) getting your UK distributor to stop ripping the piss with their pricing of your products.

Hth.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,668
Posted By castroses
Looks good, but what are the actual benefits of...

Looks good, but what are the actual benefits of it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,585,013
Posted By castroses
Here's mine!

Here's mine!
Forum: Americas 02-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By castroses
>> Is this possible? Lake Tahoe CA to Ushaia, to...

>> Is this possible? Lake Tahoe CA to Ushaia, to Brazil, through to Peru and back in 4mo

/I\ What they all said - NO! Sure it's possible - look at that dude who rides round the world in 3 weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 154,392
Posted By castroses
WELL DONE! to you both. Awesome RR and...

WELL DONE! to you both.

Awesome RR and awesome trip!

:clap
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,035
Posted By castroses
Black one ordered!:D

Black one ordered!:D
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 154,392
Posted By castroses
Hi Henriette Thanks for the info! Can...

Hi Henriette

Thanks for the info!

Can you tell us something about how you went about sourcing your bikes to buy in Alaska? Did you have it arranged before you got there or just find them when...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 154,392
Posted By castroses
Hi Henriette EXCELLENT ride report -...

Hi Henriette

EXCELLENT ride report - although I'm only on pg10 so far!

I notice the bikes are on Alaska plates, did you buy them there or are they your own bikes re-registered?

Also I...
Forum: Europe 03-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,602
Posted By castroses
Yep interested! Sounds like a good one. dates?

Yep interested! Sounds like a good one.
dates?
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