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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
Yes, you can use Velcro, the switch is light...

Yes, you can use Velcro, the switch is light weight. Really once I adjust the brightness on the lights I set them and really don't touch it again. Or you can zip tie the switch on the handguard.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
No...multiple emails to Clearwater and no reply....

No...multiple emails to Clearwater and no reply. Let me know if you have any success.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,477
Posted By pilesofmiles
They will outlast the length of time you own your...

They will outlast the length of time you own your bike :)
Best 9.00 bucks I ever spent.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,477
Posted By pilesofmiles
:lol3:lol3:lol3 brilliant...Plank you are...

:lol3:lol3:lol3 brilliant...Plank you are correct. They are grip covers that work perfect for $9.00. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,056
Posted By pilesofmiles
Bought my 2014 F8 ADV June 1st. Had knee surgery...

Bought my 2014 F8 ADV June 1st. Had knee surgery Aug 9th, and presently back in the saddle. I only have 2500 miles on the bike now, but have been very happy with the bike and it has met all my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,477
Posted By pilesofmiles
Agreed...."grip puppies"....low cost alternative...

Agreed...."grip puppies"....low cost alternative to grip comfort, seamlessly easy install no heat loss with heated grips, reduce rider fatigue by reducing/eliminate the vibrations that that other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,417
Posted By pilesofmiles
I will prolly go with a set of the Touratech...

I will prolly go with a set of the Touratech upper frame/engine guards. It would be great if they powder coat them silver to match the lower engine guard on the 2014 F8 ADV.....are ya listening...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,096
Posted By pilesofmiles
Somewhere in the Boondocks of Western North...

Somewhere in the Boondocks of Western North Carolina mountains....the mountains that many dualsport riders dream and dog ear magazines about riding in.:D

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By pilesofmiles
I sent an email to Radguard asking if they have...

I sent an email to Radguard asking if they have fabricated the guard for the 2014 BMW ADV. Will place and order as soon as I hear back if they have it on the shelf ready to ship. For the price of any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By pilesofmiles
I passed on the Alt-rider guard, it's a little...

I passed on the Alt-rider guard, it's a little cheesy looking sorta like punched sheet metal.... consider a radguard. It's fabricated not stamped out of sheet metal a 3 year warranty, clean well...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By pilesofmiles
Looks nice! Does it reflect!

Looks nice! Does it reflect!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,796
Posted By pilesofmiles
2014 F800 ADV, no switch problems. I have been...

2014 F800 ADV, no switch problems. I have been through a few pretty hard rain storms. Maybe it's been addressed for 14's.:bmwrider
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,056
Posted By pilesofmiles
Congrats! Bought mine June 1st! Love it!:clap...

Congrats! Bought mine June 1st! Love it!:clap welcome to the ADV club!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,596
Posted By pilesofmiles
Interesting......I wonder if the additional fuel...

Interesting......I wonder if the additional fuel weight will affect the handling of the bike since it's displaced all on the right rear side of the bikes frame?
Fuel = weight = frame stress...it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By pilesofmiles
Hi neighbor and Congrats on the ride Tom. Like...

Hi neighbor and Congrats on the ride Tom. Like you I have owned many of the various brand named motorcycles. An 06 R1200 ADV and an 11 R1200 ADV. The 11 R1200 needed a final drive replacement due to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By pilesofmiles
Good video!

Good video!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
Thanks Dadayama, I was wondering how they would...

Thanks Dadayama,
I was wondering how they would fair...thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
I will post a pic of the mounted dimmer switch. I...

I will post a pic of the mounted dimmer switch. I had to call Clearwater and request the dimmer switch mount for the 2014 F800 ADV.
The mount is different from the standard GS due to the mirror...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By pilesofmiles
Every decal I have from Humvee has been perfect...

Every decal I have from Humvee has been perfect and laser cut.
For what it's worth..
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,848
Posted By pilesofmiles
Knobbies wandering?:lol3:lol3:lol3 of...

Knobbies wandering?:lol3:lol3:lol3 of course...big rubber lugs on off road tires don't hold a balance very long. :norton

Then again, lets see hmmmm?.....my guess would be they are not designed for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,398
Posted By pilesofmiles
Bought the F800 Launch Edition GSA June 1st and...

Bought the F800 Launch Edition GSA June 1st and never looked back....owned two previous R1200 ADV having put thousands of miles on both bikes.
Wanted a more nimble and a little lighter bike for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By pilesofmiles
Fork mounted Clearwater lights...

Another option; Fork mounted Clearwater Glendas, the machined mount is well engineered and rigid for a clean install.
The front of the fork mounted LED light stays tucked in safe while off road. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By pilesofmiles
I went with Clearwater "Glenda's" aka- solar...

I went with Clearwater "Glenda's" aka- solar eclipse.:D Very solid mount, no shaking or bouncing.
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m492/TOONSOUT/Image_zpsd5bea28b.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By pilesofmiles
Yes, here you go- ...

Yes, here you go-
http://www.humvee-graphics.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=49

I have purchased graphics from him. High quality vinyl decals.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By pilesofmiles
Buy the 2014 Launch Edition and don't even look...

Buy the 2014 Launch Edition and don't even look back, its an awesome first year model bike! Caution...it's a tall bike and launch edition comes with more options.
Having owned two previous 1200...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By pilesofmiles
Check Humveegraphics.com talk to Steve. He might...

Check Humveegraphics.com talk to Steve. He might be able to help you out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
Here is the price list for all the Clearwater...

Here is the price list for all the Clearwater lights, my dealer gave me a decent discount since I purchased my bike from him.

http://www.clearwaterlights.com

They are not cheap, then again you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By pilesofmiles
Added Clearwater fork lower lights

I wanted more "see me" visibility so I added a pair of Clearwater "Glenda" lower fork lights. Fitment is a more streamline than the motolights I have had on previous bikes. They tuck in closer to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By pilesofmiles
I have these installed on the lower forks. I like...

I have these installed on the lower forks. I like lights but NOT constantly flashing modulators.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTv12axcBIk
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By pilesofmiles
LOL! Spot on.

LOL! Spot on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By pilesofmiles
Flashing or constant modulating front headlight...

Flashing or constant modulating front headlight is annoying and IMHO gives a rider a silly true false sense of security.

If anyone needs a real world example of how drivers DO NOT pay attention...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,820
Posted By pilesofmiles
The Blue Ridge...

Mt Mitchell...my backyard...viewing several mountain ranges, enjoying freedom!

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m492/TOONSOUT/Image1-1_zpsb4e6817f.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,137
Posted By pilesofmiles
A bridge in the Blue Ridge Mts

In the middle of nowhere......on a forest road. My kinda ride, my kinda bridge.


http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m492/TOONSOUT/IMG_1767_zps8d38339f.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By pilesofmiles
I absolutely agree. Well said Fred.

I absolutely agree. Well said Fred.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,051
Posted By pilesofmiles
To answer your questions; No and aaaaaaaaaaaaa...

To answer your questions;
No and aaaaaaaaaaaaa No.

Can't help ya on the color. I love the sand mat.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,051
Posted By pilesofmiles
Awesome photo!

Awesome photo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,149
Posted By pilesofmiles
Yes, everyone has a story...

Yes, everyone has a story...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,149
Posted By pilesofmiles
I won't dispute the fact that you don't have to...

I won't dispute the fact that you don't have to have all service done by a dealership, many do their own basic maintenance good for you.

MY concern is the dispute that could arise between me (bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,051
Posted By pilesofmiles
The KTM is a decent machine..I had an 08 990 gun...

The KTM is a decent machine..I had an 08 990 gun metal grey...dealer support just about non-existent or few and far between here in the Carolina's. One dealer did not even have a 990 on the floor at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,972
Posted By pilesofmiles
73Datsun, CONGATS DUDE!!!! ON A RIDE THAT...

73Datsun, CONGATS DUDE!!!!

ON A RIDE THAT MANY HIGH MILEAGE KEY BOARD RIDERS ON HERE DREAM ABOUT!! And most will probably never do :lol3 ....What a great ride to look back on. Well done sir!

I...
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