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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By Geoffster
I rode an F800GS on the road for ~200 miles while...

I rode an F800GS on the road for ~200 miles while my F700 was being repaired, and found its on-pavement manners vastly inferior to my 700's. If I had an F800 that was largely street-bound, I would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 555,524
Posted By Geoffster
I'm completely pleased with it for warm weather...

I'm completely pleased with it for warm weather riding. It takes 100% of the wind blast off my torso, while leaving my head in 99% clear air. My ONLY reservation is cool mornings (50s). I might...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,947
Posted By Geoffster
Dennis, I love my Anakee 2s! Scott liked them so...

Dennis, I love my Anakee 2s! Scott liked them so well on his R1200GSW that he put a pair on his Bonneville. That's serious tire love!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,073
Views: 1,347,895
Posted By Geoffster
I suspect your bike overheated in the worst...

I suspect your bike overheated in the worst possible way. One of a G650X's weak points is its wiring harness--I'm not sure my overtemp light ever worked correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,073
Views: 1,347,895
Posted By Geoffster
It is a known problem, and BMW redesigned the...

It is a known problem, and BMW redesigned the clutch cover for the 2009 X-Country model because of it. No one other than BMW knows how frequently routine wear-and-tear renders the parts unusable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 555,524
Posted By Geoffster
I had to order by email from Marco (info@wrs.sm),...

I had to order by email from Marco (info@wrs.sm), had to encourage him to drop the VAT by having it sent to a friend's m/c shop, had to pay via PayPal, had to be patient while the export docs were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 555,524
Posted By Geoffster
WRS windscreen

WRS windscreen

It was an epic hassle to obtain because it has no U.S. importer, however, it has exceeded my expectations.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/14596438692_43cdf98de2_c.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 555,524
Posted By Geoffster
Pressure-relief venting always seems to help. ...

Pressure-relief venting always seems to help.

Back in the day, I had an R65 with a Windjammer V. The fairing worked better with the snap-vents open. In fact, I never closed them.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 555,524
Posted By Geoffster
FWIW, I found the stock windscreen on my F700GS...

FWIW, I found the stock windscreen on my F700GS to be completely acceptable for days with less than 200 miles of riding.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Geoffster
No, the MO rack uses the four BMW mount points...

No, the MO rack uses the four BMW mount points which are narrower in the back than in the front.

So, my case has extra holes in the bottom. But it never rains in California ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Geoffster
Mine is mounted on a...

Mine is mounted on a http://www.solomotoparts.com/Moto-Overland-Development-MOD-Top-Rack-for-F650GS-08-12/ with included hardware and BIG frame washers.

I mounted it with the opening on the left...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Geoffster
It'll never work. ...

It'll never work.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/8953032611_83690d9e0a_c.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,680
Posted By Geoffster
I had an IICE Air on my 2009 hexhead GSA--the...

I had an IICE Air on my 2009 hexhead GSA--the very one pictured in the Hotrodding thread--and it worked wonderfully on that bike. It made it much more tractable at low RPMs.

I tried one on my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
Even if she's anti-petite and riding on perfectly...

Even if she's anti-petite and riding on perfectly level ground in all directions, she should be getting ~50 mpg.

Something's wrong with the bike, unless there are variables we're failing to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Geoffster
Then I need someone who believes Silver Hawk to...

Then I need someone who believes Silver Hawk to buy mine. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Geoffster
The Moose works well for what it is: short and...

The Moose works well for what it is: short and narrow. Takes the blast off your chest, but lets enough wind whip around for comfort on terribly hot days. The buffeting is mild-moderate but never...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Geoffster
http://images0.revzilla.com/product_images/0046/52...

http://images0.revzilla.com/product_images/0046/5279/moose_racing_adventure_windscreen_bmwf650_gsf800_gs20082012_detail.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Geoffster
My experience was very similar. After a 200...

My experience was very similar.

After a 200 mile day, I pulled it off and put it back in its box.

(I did try just the lower portion, and it worked very well.)
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,458
Posted By Geoffster
I've been very happy with my 700, now with 12,500...

I've been very happy with my 700, now with 12,500 miles. Tubeless is good, and the wheels are easy to keep clean. I've gone down one tooth on the countershaft sprocket, so it's geared like an 800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,450
Posted By Geoffster
I mounted my Givi Airflow on Monday evening and...

I mounted my Givi Airflow on Monday evening and took it for a 1/2 hour test ride Tuesday evening. Because of rush hour traffic, I couldn't ride it more than 65 mph.

It doesn't suck!

Seriously,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
I wonder if the 650/700/800 has the same problem...

I wonder if the 650/700/800 has the same problem the G650X series has? The brakes on those bikes will squeal and squeak unless you periodically:

* Apply the magical BMW brake compound or

* Ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
My 700 has very little free play in the rear...

My 700 has very little free play in the rear brake pedal mechanism before the microswitch triggers the brake lamp.

If the free play in a bike's rear brake mechanism is almost nonexistent, riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,450
Posted By Geoffster
Nothing yet on mine. Please comment on...

Nothing yet on mine. Please comment on installation!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,450
Posted By Geoffster
:-(

:-(
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,450
Posted By Geoffster
I have a Givi Airflow on order from Adventure...

I have a Givi Airflow on order from Adventure MotoStuff LLC. Already beyond the expected ship date. We'll see who gets one first in the USA!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By Geoffster
+1 The fact that it's not a YOU-SIT-HERE...

+1

The fact that it's not a YOU-SIT-HERE seat makes it a win.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,198
Posted By Geoffster
And I knew you're so self-absorbed you'd be on my...

And I knew you're so self-absorbed you'd be on my post in a jiffy!

BTW, regarding the fuel filter, are you aware that the beloved DL650 has the same issue? It's quite common for fuel injected...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,198
Posted By Geoffster
I'm so glad I found a thread where one individual...

I'm so glad I found a thread where one individual has taken it upon himself to define acceptable corporate policy and legitimate riding.

If he'd taken a shot at Apple, too, my day would be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
I recommend buying suspension components from...

I recommend buying suspension components from someone who will interview you and set-up these expensive parts to your weight and riding habits.

My friends and I have been happy with Wilbers from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By Geoffster
I'm basing my Givi-Airflow-lust on performance...

I'm basing my Givi-Airflow-lust on performance reports on other motorbikes and scooters.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By Geoffster
I'm impatiently waiting for the Givi to be...

I'm impatiently waiting for the Givi to be available in the U.S. Current campaign promise is October.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,237
Posted By Geoffster
Thus the spilled fuel hypothesis is deprecated....

Thus the spilled fuel hypothesis is deprecated. That's the way science works!

Next up: simple fatigue causing material separation. We're considering the cumulative effects of a mass greater than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,237
Posted By Geoffster
Some believe that the dribbles that spill out of...

Some believe that the dribbles that spill out of the tank when trying to fill it 100% lead to the cracks.

I simply don't know. Disturbingly, neither do the engineers at BMW!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,237
Posted By Geoffster
Ethanol is a poor fuel but has powerful friends...

Ethanol is a poor fuel but has powerful friends in corn producing nations. Lucky for you, your nation ranks 65th in corn production. (Belarus grows nearly three times as many tons as Australia!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,237
Posted By Geoffster
Mine has already been replaced (2013 F700), and...

Mine has already been replaced (2013 F700), and when I examined the replacement on the parts counter prior to installation, I came to understand why this is an "appearance" problem rather than a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By Geoffster
It's hard to beat Varios for convenience and easy...

It's hard to beat Varios for convenience and easy off/on. Because of your riding habits, they seem logical, however, be aware that a pair weighs 26# empty. (Same as the bags on my RT. Does BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
I have the same problem, focused on my right...

I have the same problem, focused on my right thumb. Never had this before on any other bike. Bought grip puppies but haven't put them on yet-- dumb me. I'll put them on my to-do list and report back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Geoffster
If you loosen the top bolts on ONE side--which...

If you loosen the top bolts on ONE side--which will allow the handlebar to rotate a tad on the non-gripped side-- you can get the risers on the same plane without much difficulty.

As long as the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,394
Posted By Geoffster
Because I was waiting for you to provide the...

Because I was waiting for you to provide the link! To date, I had only found European versions with their damn kilograms, newton meters, and bars. Not that I don't fancy bars, esp. if I can get a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By Geoffster
I heavily farkled my 2009 X-Country. And my 2009...

I heavily farkled my 2009 X-Country. And my 2009 GSA.

I barely farkled my replacement 2007 X-Country and my F700.

Most farkles are like tattoos and jewelry, IMHO. They might make your...
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