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Forum: Asia 07-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 25,033
Posted By jonpurdy
Awesome! Do you have a blog or anything with your...

Awesome! Do you have a blog or anything with your stories?

How'd you get the bikes in? Boat?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 37,620
Posted By jonpurdy
I found the iPad to be lacking on long trips. For...

I found the iPad to be lacking on long trips. For photos, I couldn't geotag my SLR images with it. For maps, I couldn't transfer my Google maps to my Garmin.

I left my MacBook Air at home during...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
I out heavy Throttlemeisters on and they reduce...

I out heavy Throttlemeisters on and they reduce the vibes significantly. Around $180 shipped and you can install them yourself in about 20 minutes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
We have it up here in Canada. I love the new...

We have it up here in Canada. I love the new black paint. Beautiful bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
My mechanic (who is known for his brutal honesty)...

My mechanic (who is known for his brutal honesty) said not to bother with it. Because if the auto lubrication breaks then you might end up unlubricated for who knows how long. Plus they tend to over...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Has your fuel economy gone down?

Has your fuel economy gone down?
Forum: Asia 06-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 25,033
Posted By jonpurdy
What is the purpose of buying a US-spec bike? The...

What is the purpose of buying a US-spec bike? The F8R US tank is smaller capacity than the rest of the world. Or does it need to be US-spec to get the discount?
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
How the heck can you do 900 miles on it in a...

How the heck can you do 900 miles on it in a single day? I find that my butt just gets too sore after 500 kms and I'm happy to do about 650-700 km days (about 450 miles).
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Dear god. You pay $2100 less than I do (27,...

Dear god. You pay $2100 less than I do (27, male). I envy American insurance rates.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By jonpurdy
Borrowed the GT650R model while my 250 was in the...

Borrowed the GT650R model while my 250 was in the shop. Same engine just different riding position plus fairings.

I got it up to 205 km/h and it had a but more in it. Assuming speedo error margin...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Replacing with PR3s instead of Sportec Z3s is...

Replacing with PR3s instead of Sportec Z3s is about 50% more expensive. Worth it?
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By jonpurdy
Wow, the new design is such a big improvement...

Wow, the new design is such a big improvement from an already nice-looking bike. The colours look awesome, too.
Forum: Americas 05-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By jonpurdy
Great advice. I'll get an air conditioned hotel...

Great advice. I'll get an air conditioned hotel room in Georgia (unbelievably cheap compared to Toronto) and check out camping near the river in Dunn.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By jonpurdy
Toronto to Tampa in June

I'm going to visit a friend down in Tampa in June and will be riding down and back (of course). Here's my quick sketch of a route down:

Day 1 Toronto to Altoona, PA http://g.co/maps/cg37u
Day 2...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By jonpurdy
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2635/4180750602_40ff...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2635/4180750602_40ff11a4f5_z.jpg?zz=1

Here's my 2008 GT250R that I rode for two years while in Korea. It was a great first motorcycle (sold my scooter to buy this)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Optimal for fuel efficiency, yes. But I don't...

Optimal for fuel efficiency, yes. But I don't ride at that speed; there's barely any engine braking and it's jumpy if I accelerate hard. Besides, I get almost as good efficiency in 4th at that speed...
Forum: Asia 04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 25,033
Posted By jonpurdy
If I may ask, how are you shipping, cost, and...

If I may ask, how are you shipping, cost, and time to delivery?
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Another update on the Throttlemeister. ...

Another update on the Throttlemeister.

Although the vibes have been cut significantly (it's now comfortable to accelerate hard at way beyond legal speeds) the mirrors still vibrate and show a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Update on the vibration problems. I...

Update on the vibration problems.

I installed my heavy Throttlemeister ends and they have cut the vibes significantly. The bars still vibrate a bit but nowhere near as much as they did before;...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Yep, 42.7 to 63.5 MPG range, averaging between 47...

Yep, 42.7 to 63.5 MPG range, averaging between 47 to 55 MPG. And the L per 100 km system is weird; I think kilometres per litre makes more sense but the current way is the standard.

My optimal...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
In case anyone is wondering, I've got fuel...

In case anyone is wondering, I've got fuel efficiency figures available for my bike and the 7800 kms it's been ridden since I got it last August.

I've done about 30 fill ups and have gotten...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Wow, thanks for the detailed explanation of all...

Wow, thanks for the detailed explanation of all that. I'll probably go to my BMW dealership directly and get them to put the ST bar ends on.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
I looked into those today but they're a bit too...

I looked into those today but they're a bit too long for my taste. But 95% reduction is fantastic. Do you know the weight of them?

I'm also looking into getting some bar ends:...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Hmm, I didn't really look into soft cases. I'd...

Hmm, I didn't really look into soft cases. I'd prefer a lock and totally waterproof bags. But the soft cases seem to mount much cleaner and easier than the hard ones. Plus the price is waaaaay...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
I'm thinking of getting the panniers for it but...

I'm thinking of getting the panniers for it but I'm not interested in a top case. Unfortuately, I think the BMW mount comes with the pannier mount and top case mount.

I was considering the Givi...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 49,263
Posted By jonpurdy
My worst was the first motorcycle I owned: a 2003...

My worst was the first motorcycle I owned: a 2003 Hyosung Comet 250. I picked up up for $700 (when they were selling for minimum $1500 in Korea at the time). After dying a few times and expensively...
Forum: Asia 12-31-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 25,033
Posted By jonpurdy
Has anyone shipped their bike to SK from Canada...

Has anyone shipped their bike to SK from Canada (or the US)? What was involved with the shipping process and what sort of paperwork was involved once you arrived? Much thanks if you've got the info.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,352
Posted By jonpurdy
Well, expect a North America ride report by the...

Well, expect a North America ride report by the end of June. That'll be a nice test of the F800R on tarmac for an extended period of time. We'll see if I can make time for South America this summer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,352
Posted By jonpurdy
Thanks for the offer but I'll probably put on...

Thanks for the offer but I'll probably put on hard luggage if I go that route. I'd rather not have the luggage sliced off by an opportunistic thief. Not expecting it but you never know :evil

Duck...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,352
Posted By jonpurdy
Actually the old man fully expects it to get a...

Actually the old man fully expects it to get a bit beaten up; that's why he got it! Though I guess there's a decent chance of REALLY messing it up :evil

But you're right about the best bike being...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,352
Posted By jonpurdy
Question Am I crazy to do South America on an F800R?

So I've got it in my head that I'm going to do South American either this or next summer. I ride an F800R and I absolutely love it. But I'm not sure how good of an idea that would be for South...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
Candiya, thanks for the info. I'll have a look...

Candiya, thanks for the info. I'll have a look and post back if with my findings.

Joe Bar, that sounds great! I can't wait for spring when I can do some more serious trips. I've already planned...
Forum: Asia 11-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 25,033
Posted By jonpurdy
I actually just returned to Canada a couple of...

I actually just returned to Canada a couple of months ago after leaving Korea. I started riding in Korea and did a few Ulsan to Seoul trips (among tons of weekend trips around Gyeongsang, basically...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 187,876
Posted By jonpurdy
I've been riding my F800R for three months and...

I've been riding my F800R for three months and I'm still in love with it! Very comfortable, very flickable around the corners, and overall a brilliant motorcycle. The only problems that I've noticed...
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