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Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,878
Posted By JGoody
If you have bad roads with lots of potholes I...

If you have bad roads with lots of potholes I would worry about the limited suspension travel in the Sportster. Not sure about the model you get there but here the suspension travel is very minimal.
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,429
Posted By JGoody
Hey this tread couldn't be more timely for me....

Hey this tread couldn't be more timely for me. Last Sunday I managed to drop the bike at slow speed making a right turn by sliding on a greasy manhole cover that I omitted to notice and avoid --...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,369
Posted By JGoody
Various makers do custom seats on the stock pan...

Various makers do custom seats on the stock pan -- ie you send (or go there with) your seat and they build a new one. Other companies (Sargent comes to mind) make seats with their own pans to fit. If...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,369
Posted By JGoody
I have a custom seat and the bmw low seat -- some...

I have a custom seat and the bmw low seat -- some days I prefer the low. Both are for me way better than the stock.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,199
Posted By JGoody
Just returned from the dealer for service -- of...

Just returned from the dealer for service -- of course they adjusted the clutch too tight!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,687
Posted By JGoody
That makes sense -- ft/lbs. Great tip on testing...

That makes sense -- ft/lbs. Great tip on testing the calibration!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By JGoody
torque wrench

Has anyone seen this - and/or thoughts?

http://www.advdesigns.com/biditowradfo.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JGoody
Then you should be fine.

Then you should be fine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By JGoody
What is speed to you?

What is speed to you?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,369
Posted By JGoody
I wouldn't give up on the tank issue. My son's...

I wouldn't give up on the tank issue. My son's Ducati tank developed a bulge near the forks due to ethanol (past warranty) and the dealer got it fixed gratis as a safety issue. BTW I have an F650GS...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,823
Posted By JGoody
The MSR stove I have had forever is super...

The MSR stove I have had forever is super reliable -- starts in any weather. It's the old style with the solid tube that connects the pump assembly that goes into your fuel bottle to the burner. IMHO...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By JGoody
Thanks for all the help!

Thanks for all the help!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By JGoody
One more question - if I use the gps plug under...

One more question - if I use the gps plug under the faux tank cover for power - will I get power to the voltmeter if I turn on the bike but don't start it? I am asking if this gps power goes on with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By JGoody
I have their bags - the bags are not waterproof...

I have their bags - the bags are not waterproof but they have waterproof inner bags available and I live in So Cal so it's not an issue. As to the racks with the Wofman bags - no idea how they would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By JGoody
These guys make bags and a rack for them that is...

These guys make bags and a rack for them that is very reasonable. Bolted right on to my F650GS. They sell the rack separately -- don't know if they would work with the bags you have in mind.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By JGoody
I believe the cams are different as well, and the...

I believe the cams are different as well, and the radiator due to the higher horsepower of the F800 compared to the F650. My source is Motorcycle Consumer News which dynoed both bikes and up to 5300...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By JGoody
I guess the question is whether it's an issue...

I guess the question is whether it's an issue that the GPS connector reads .3 volts lower. Does it really matter? If going to the battery direct I guess I will need a switch or to use something like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By JGoody
I am not vertically challenged but have BMW low...

I am not vertically challenged but have BMW low seat as a spare and I actually find it better that the standard height stock seat. Go figure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By JGoody
voltage meter questions

I am planning on putting in a voltage meter or one of the led devices that do the same. I plan to wire it to the battery as the GPS power is reported by some to be lower voltage. Is this the general...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By JGoody
That was fast -- thanks. May salvage a ride today!

That was fast -- thanks. May salvage a ride today!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By JGoody
Dumb battery charging question

Please don't flame me and say "do a search" -- for some reason I am getting a frozen white screen when I search.

Been out of town for a while -- battery is dead. Gauges light up but not enough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,203
Posted By JGoody
I like the motoport stuff. He has a mesh kevlar...

I like the motoport stuff. He has a mesh kevlar with zip in liners that's good in various conditions.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,464
Posted By JGoody
I have a custom seat and the factory low seat...

I have a custom seat and the factory low seat that I bought for an extra pan. I actually like the low seat!! Go figure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By JGoody
I have the Wunderlich on the clutch -- adjustable...

I have the Wunderlich on the clutch -- adjustable -- seems ok. Put it on to help with reach, which it does, but clutch cable travel is less than stock, so proper adjustment is critical.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By JGoody
For soft panniers the larger dirt bagz (and their...

For soft panniers the larger dirt bagz (and their racks) are not fancy but are a very inexpensive choice. I like mine. BTW if you need waterproof you need the waterproof inner bags.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By JGoody
There is a capacity difference-- I got that...

There is a capacity difference-- I got that straight from Antigravity. Not power but capacity. Wanting to know if the xp 3 is fine for bikes as I don't need the acc either.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By JGoody
Xp-1 or Xp -3 jump starter

Has anyone used these? Weigh a pound and can jump the bike or car or charge the cellphone. If so which one? The "1" has more capacity - more cost.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,191
Posted By JGoody
I've seen a baby's sock used to cover the urine...

I've seen a baby's sock used to cover the urine jar!
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 257,246
Posted By JGoody
I miss my XLCH -- first time I started it I...

I miss my XLCH -- first time I started it I forgot to retard the spark -- hefty kickback!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By JGoody
Anyone tried this centerstand?

Anyone tried this centerstand?
http://www.happy-trail.com/BMW-F650GS-F700GS-F800GS-centerstand.aspx
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGoody
Any thoughts on this version? Mounted someplace...

Any thoughts on this version? Mounted someplace visible while riding.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/F650GSTWIN/7060049.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGoody
[QUOTE=gianni1951;23328435]Here my solution.... ...

[QUOTE=gianni1951;23328435]Here my solution....

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx23/gianni1951/Compufire/DSC02055_zpsbf6eed02.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGoody
Thanks guys! Now I just have to make up my mind...

Thanks guys! Now I just have to make up my mind which way to go.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGoody
Does the light thingy give you all the...

Does the light thingy give you all the information you need or do you feel a meter would be better? I wonder how readable the ADVMonster digital display is in sunlight?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGoody
Battery Bug??

After needing a jump I would like to get a voltage monitor for the battery. They seem to vary from the no name led $8 jobs on up. The Battery Bug seems to be unavailable, not sure if they are in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 36,440
Posted By JGoody
Does the XIED for the F800 work with the F650...

Does the XIED for the F800 work with the F650 twin?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By JGoody
Thanks for the responses. One last question- does...

Thanks for the responses. One last question- does the ethanol in the CA gas adversely effect performance? I know MPG is affected adversely and water may get in the fuel system and cause issues but is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By JGoody
Just so I understand -- the 14.7:1 value -- which...

Just so I understand -- the 14.7:1 value -- which is apparently too lean -- cannot be altered by a reflash? Isn't the fuel/air mixture part of the map?

In any case I guess I was hoping someone...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By JGoody
reflash ECU?

I have been following the threads about the various temp spoofers that correct the overlean mixture and how the the bike's computer may adapt and defeat them over time. And the controversy over other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By JGoody
The F650GS twin and the up to 2012 F800GS...

The F650GS twin and the up to 2012 F800GS windshields are interchangeable -- the F800 is a little taller -- I have one on my F650.
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