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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By CheckerdD
Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on...

Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on the 700. No doubt the 800 is a better bike to ride. I suspect the difference is important only if off pavement is in your plans. Your going to need...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By CheckerdD
I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to...

I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to South America on the stock suspension. It was fine. When I got back to Reno NV I upgraded to Ohlins. That where better. Then I rode my F800 from...
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By CheckerdD
I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me...

I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me if you have any questions. You can do it on a Harley. PM me if you have any specific questions.
Forum: Asia 12-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By CheckerdD
I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have...

I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have seriously underestimated the bureaucratic BS surviving in a formally totalitarian state. Do you seriously believe that you a foreigner can actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,570
Posted By CheckerdD
My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of...

My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of the bike considered this was a reasonable foreseeable use which they have to account for or face liability if someone sues. Also, think of how...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,444
Posted By CheckerdD
After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you...

After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you problem with tires might reflect a problem with your self? Dave.
Forum: Asia 11-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By CheckerdD
Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is...

Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is www.links-ltd.com phone +7(423)222-0887 South Korean freight expediter wendychoi2@gmail.com Strongly recommend both for their markets. Dave
Forum: Asia 11-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By CheckerdD
Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days...

Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days if memory serves. Liability only. No one writes comp and collision for Russia. That makes having secure parking really important. Check that box...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,918
Posted By CheckerdD
Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know...

Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know that if you buy one of their bikes, you pay more than you want, then you need to go out and immediately buy a aftermarket seat, then when the stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,243
Posted By CheckerdD
Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting...

Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting him out. I mean the people who say he has a Napoleon complex are right. The only way with normal procedure is the election scheduled for May with AM's...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,243
Posted By CheckerdD
My membership number is 354 and I am a director...

My membership number is 354 and I am a director of the club. Mostly the two directors with experience in running a business, Al and me have been excluded from running the club. The last board...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,918
Posted By CheckerdD
I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did...

I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did not like it. It was geared too high, and was too top heavy and power did not really come on till about 3500 RPM. I am in Madrid Spain today just...
Forum: Asia 09-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By CheckerdD
Rode Russia 2014

I flew the bike, an F800 GS, to Korea and had a good time riding there for three weeks. I and 5 friends got the ferry from Donghae to Vladivostok and rode across the country. I expect to cross into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,289
Posted By CheckerdD
I tend to agree with this statement as the answer...

I tend to agree with this statement as the answer to the reliability part. I will tell you that the bikes with double overhead cams are quite a bit smoother than the single cams. I think that came...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,928
Posted By CheckerdD
I think these ask prices are fantasy world. But...

I think these ask prices are fantasy world. But if you think bikes are overpriced you ought to check out what art is going for. A decent Rothko or Kline is fetching 50 million. In 1950 Kline was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,217
Posted By CheckerdD
Maybe a stupid question. Arn't you guys worried...

Maybe a stupid question. Arn't you guys worried about hacking?

Something like, wow man, my bike went to full throttle, and the kill switch would not work. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By CheckerdD
There is a FAQ and index top of the page. Your...

There is a FAQ and index top of the page. Your questions are answered there. If you did not get a comfort seat, start with the aftermarket seats. Your going to need one. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,482
Posted By CheckerdD
Do you know that lot's of Americans think 1/4 is...

Do you know that lot's of Americans think 1/4 is bigger than 1/3rd? Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By CheckerdD
My experience is 800's never burn oil. Sorry I...

My experience is 800's never burn oil. Sorry I don't have part number on the fuel pump and I can't recall when they redesigned it but I think it was 2012. My guess is the new stator and flywheel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By CheckerdD
Sounds good to me I don't think there are any...

Sounds good to me I don't think there are any issues with the 2011. The only thing that comes to mind is it may have the old part number fuel pump and filter. That might be a problem at around 50k...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,005
Posted By CheckerdD
A friend of mine accidentally put a couple of...

A friend of mine accidentally put a couple of gallons of diesel in his K75. After he realized what happened he stopped at every gas station along I-5 and topped op with real gas which diluted the...
Forum: Latin America 07-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By CheckerdD
My experience in Central and South America is you...

My experience in Central and South America is you can get whatever brand they have on the shelf, not whatever you think you want. Those Brazilian built Pirellies will get you quite a way even if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By CheckerdD
First regarding tall. The 800 goes down farther...

First regarding tall. The 800 goes down farther than the 1200 when you sit on it, so it is not so tall when loaded. Secondly I am not a friend of ESA. It locks you into a very expensive system...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,309
Posted By CheckerdD
I am with the screw ESA and get Ohlins someday...

I am with the screw ESA and get Ohlins someday when the stock shocks wear out. 1) Your not out the big bucks till you have to get the Ohlins. 2) If you get the ESA now, they have you trapped like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,378
Posted By CheckerdD
I like the reply's that Jim VB occasionally makes...

I like the reply's that Jim VB occasionally makes to posts like this. He suggests one leave the bike on the side stand and look at the glass. If it is black, then there is oil in there and one can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,416
Posted By CheckerdD
Yes you can ride the interstate all day and have...

Yes you can ride the interstate all day and have a fine dinner and a glass of wine to celebrate being happy. But I suspect you want to know how is it compared to something else. I own both a 800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By CheckerdD
BMW's go well over 100k miles without rebuilds...

BMW's go well over 100k miles without rebuilds etc. So I would not be scared off by the milage. I have almost the same mileage on my 2010 and I am taking it around the world in two weeks. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,356
Posted By CheckerdD
You have to watch what you say about asses on...

You have to watch what you say about asses on some lists.

I think if you find the Sargent so uncomfortable you need to go to an aftermarket seat. The best I think is www.day-long.com e.g....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By CheckerdD
If you want to spend big bucks for top of the...

If you want to spend big bucks for top of the line, Ohlins are fantastic. The best there is, but we are talking $1200 new. Dave Rankine
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By CheckerdD
I would be surprised if I found my bike with an...

I would be surprised if I found my bike with an orange ribbon and no rear wheel.
The fact I am a wise ass notwithstanding, one does need to repack the wheel bearings - by putting grease on them,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,370
Posted By CheckerdD
My 05 drive shaft broke at about 60k miles. And...

My 05 drive shaft broke at about 60k miles. And the part was big bucks. I am now up to 100k miles. Since the drive shaft, all I have had to do is maintenance. I don't know if you should sell or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By CheckerdD
I tried to sell my 05 with 100k miles and did not...

I tried to sell my 05 with 100k miles and did not find a buyer. Now I decided to keep it. So don't make an offer. I am thinking yours is worth around $5k. It's hard to say for sure, there is not...
Forum: Latin America 07-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By CheckerdD
If money is important to you, the volume of...

If money is important to you, the volume of freight shipped has an effect on how much you pay. There is not a lot of freight going up (or down) the Pacific coast. But from Buenos Aries lots of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,723
Posted By CheckerdD
Gas, isn't that kinda flammable, even explosive? ...

Gas, isn't that kinda flammable, even explosive? I haven't run out since the 90's. That includes trips to SA and Alaska. The best way to deal with fuel shortage is add some cells of brain power to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By CheckerdD
TKC's are a good quality tire but they wear out...

TKC's are a good quality tire but they wear out really fast. Like 3000 miles on the rear maybe even less. Unless you really need a knobby tire check out the Heidenau K60. Dave
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By CheckerdD
Guy's from out of state do you know what is legal...

Guy's from out of state do you know what is legal in Colorado and is illegal in your state? Think about it. And yes I did mean to bump my own post. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By CheckerdD
Worth da wait IMHO. Dave

Worth da wait IMHO. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,933
Posted By CheckerdD
I am a former MSF instructor. It right in their...

I am a former MSF instructor. It right in their book. Sometimes you get a wobble because of the wind interacting with your clothing and arms. So was it windy. Do you have the windshield modified...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By CheckerdD
I under fill a bit then top up in 200 cc...

I under fill a bit then top up in 200 cc increments. The distance between the top and bottom of the glass is a half quart, so if your only slightly over don't worry. I think I am about 150 cc over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,550
Posted By CheckerdD
I have had 2 800 ADV riders complain to me that...

I have had 2 800 ADV riders complain to me that their bikes are two heavy. I think my regular 800 is perfect and I never hear complaints from others. Do you really need that extra gas? Dave
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