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Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,158,395
Posted By Avner
Thanks for the reply James Adams. I layed the...

Thanks for the reply James Adams. I layed the bike down numerous times on both sides and usually at low speeds and many times with the rear wheel free to spin, so it was stalling by something other...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,158,395
Posted By Avner
When I got my used 2011 Stelvio at Winchester...

When I got my used 2011 Stelvio at Winchester Motorsports (Carl) it came without the starter cover and I prefer it like this. This way when it doesn't start I have easy access to shorting the starter...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Avner
Same exact story here

New (at the time) Zega Pro Topcase, Aluminum, 38L never bent or dropped, but occasionally turns into an aquarium. I can't find any hint of where it comes from, and I just use a dry-bag when I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,207
Posted By Avner
K3 in the Rain

Well, I have about 2,500 miles on the K3, and last week I had two unpleasant moments on a rainy day on my way to work on small roads. The first moment was at a slow turn I took many times before in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,207
Posted By Avner
The last few posts were dead on in my opinion. I...

The last few posts were dead on in my opinion. I have 2,300 miles on the K3 so far. I can already tell that the rear will last longer than my usual 3,000+ miles on the TKC80, but it is no Tourance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,207
Posted By Avner
Excellent report Snowy! I really liked your...

Excellent report Snowy!
I really liked your quote: "Steers much more like a road tyre on road, than a dirt tyre in dirt". I think it is brilliant and it describes exactly what I feel about the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,207
Posted By Avner
gnurob, it is too soon for me to answer this...

gnurob, it is too soon for me to answer this definitely, but I've pushed the bike close to 100MPH with the Karoo3 , and I felt safe doing this. With the TK80 anything over 85MPH felt very wobbly, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,207
Posted By Avner
Karoo3 2,000 mile report

First I want to thank the pioneers on the earlier posts that helped me made my decision, and I hope that this post will help the next guy as well.

I had TKC80 on two previous bikes (R1200GS and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,267
Posted By Avner
Got to have it!

This weekend I tried riding an inmate's 990 with a Recluse at a dual-sport event, and all I can say is that I want one badly for my 800!

I was running 15/47 on my 800 front and rear sprockets, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By Avner
Say YES to Sprocket Change

I posted it on another thread, but you can read the short version:

Switching the front sprocket from the stock 16 to 15 tooth is something anyone who ever leaves the pavement should do, because in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,234
Posted By Avner
Running 15/47 Sprockets on a 2013 F800GS - Love It

I've been looking at all of the older posts in this thread, and based on that I made my decisions. I'd like to thank everyone for posting such helpful information, so this is my modest contribution:...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-22-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,109
Sticky: TetS
Views: 95,878
Posted By Avner
Got the Doc

Hi Chip,

I got the Doc - thanks!

Looking forward to the GPX file.

Thank you for putting this together!

Avner
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,283
Posted By Avner
Well, at least you are heading for some warmer...

Well, at least you are heading for some warmer riding weather. Have a great trip - hope to see you when you get back!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,283
Posted By Avner
Yes - BMW hand-guards, and they leave about 1/2"...

Yes - BMW hand-guards, and they leave about 1/2" of clearance on each side as you can see in the photo:
http://www.responsetech.us/fam/ingrid/pics/handguardclearance.jpg

Here's where I had to cut...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,283
Posted By Avner
My old R1200GS had a GIVI AIRFLOW that was...

My old R1200GS had a GIVI AIRFLOW that was phenomenal, so I decided to stick with the two-piece windshield concept for this bike. I believe that the space between the two pieces reduces the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,283
Posted By Avner
Yes, it is the Wunderlich Varioscreen. ...

Yes, it is the Wunderlich Varioscreen.

runnin4melife - That is my toolbox made out of an old KTM990 slip-on (thank you BikeBoy) that I hollowed out. It was BikeBoy's idea, and he did something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,045
Posted By Avner
TKC80 - can't think of anything better. I ride...

TKC80 - can't think of anything better. I ride them year-long, and the only down-side is the 3,500 or so miles on the rear tire. It gives me the best edge off-road (and in the snow), and I don't feel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,283
Posted By Avner
F800GS + Knobbies = Long Riding Season

Near Winchester, VA and Berkeley Springs WV.

Temperatures were between 42 to 32f, and I'm glad I had my heated gear with me. The roads were fine - I had to take it slow on the secondary roads and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
Durden, You are always dead-on with your...

Durden,

You are always dead-on with your analyses, and your posts are one of the reasons I bought my Sertao back in June. My sale-person (who is highly regarded and respected in the ADV community)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
I had a 2005 R1200GS that I treated like a...

I had a 2005 R1200GS that I treated like a dirt-bike and it got too expensive to replace broken parts. It was also too heavy to pick up...

I sold it and got the Sertao in June 2012. It was a blast...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
I talked to an ex-BMW dealer mechanic who opened...

I talked to an ex-BMW dealer mechanic who opened up his own shop, and there's absolutely no reason for us to pay that money. He told me to keep the receipt for the replacement BMW oil and filter, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,596
Posted By Avner
You are the MAN Paul!

You are the MAN Paul!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 137,126
Posted By Avner
That would be a good choice for fog + driving...

That would be a good choice for fog + driving light - yes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,453
Posted By Avner
No - those were my nuts... :rofl

No - those were my nuts...
:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,453
Posted By Avner
Interesting thread twist...:-) I'm glad...

Interesting thread twist...:-)

I'm glad nobody else is experiencing this so far. Yesterday it was 28f when I left for work + I had a few more appointments during the day, and I never had a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 137,126
Posted By Avner
I love the Rigid Industries LEDs. Nice job on the...

I love the Rigid Industries LEDs. Nice job on the switch! I had the amber ones installed on my old 1200GS (sold), but I used the PIAA switch instead ($24), because I felt it was more rugged. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 137,126
Posted By Avner
Twisted Throttle and Skene Design Photon...

Twisted Throttle and Skene Design Photon Blasters:

http://www.responsetech.us/fam/ingrid/IMG_2383.JPG

http://www.responsetech.us/fam/ingrid/IMG_2394.JPG
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,453
Posted By Avner
Known New-Style Starter Switch Problem 2013 F800GS

This is not related to the starting issue thread, so I opened a new one for others to be aware of this:

I traded in my Sertao a month ago for a new 2013 F800GS (LOVE IT!), and I only got 800 miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,493
Posted By Avner
Rick - you forgot to add :hide on the bottom...

Rick - you forgot to add :hide on the bottom :rofl. The bottom line is that there's no good or bad bike - Whichever bike is good for YOU is the best bike. Just the way the 800 is better for your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,932
Posted By Avner
My problem with it (other than being spoiled) is...

My problem with it (other than being spoiled) is that when I ride with full panniers and camping gear at 65-80mph on the 650 it is hard to stay ahead/between traffic pockets, and you are really...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,932
Posted By Avner
I agree with CheckerdD and many of the others...

I agree with CheckerdD and many of the others here. I had a used 1200 that I abused off-road until I realized I'm really working and not having much fun wrestling it in dual-sport events. I sold it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By Avner
This saved my butt a few times already. It costs...

This saved my butt a few times already. It costs very little and it is light: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31CjwPFLI4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
I'm glad to hear you are back on the horse! I...

I'm glad to hear you are back on the horse! I love the 800 in every way, but I do miss the Sertao's off-road capabilities over the 800 and the light weight - I wish I could have kept it in addition...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
Gas problem fixed?

Hi alskee750,

I was curious to know what was the resolution for the bad gas you got for the bike during Sandy.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
No, I never had that issue. When I picked up the...

No, I never had that issue. When I picked up the bike the dealer said it was corrected at the factory before shipping. I am moving up on the CC and it will actually happen tomorrow... I will miss...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
I agree! There's no excuse for this, and it...

I agree! There's no excuse for this, and it shouldn't matter whichever way the engine stopped - key, kill-switch, side-stand or stalled. It should ALWAYS start, and BMW needs to make it right for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
You beat me to it Bertrand - I'm doing the same...

You beat me to it Bertrand - I'm doing the same thing this coming Friday. Love the Sertao, but need the extra HP and Hwy stability in anticipation of a few LD trips this coming year - again - LOVE...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
Sorry about this, but I couldn't not laugh at...

Sorry about this, but I couldn't not laugh at 1:30 when you say: "And Barbie wants to be a bitch"... :rofl

I hope you get it fixed soon!
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
VitSports6 - notice that I'm missing all of the...

VitSports6 - notice that I'm missing all of the guards and the center-stand - I wonder why...
I dropped it off at the UPS store yesterday, but UPS did not pickup. It will start it journey to you and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 695,328
Posted By Avner
+1 and add the heated grips, handling on the...

+1 and add the heated grips, handling on the highway, MPG and lower COG. The Sertao is a clear winner!
I must share this photo I took yesterday after the storm - too much fun!...
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