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Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Lujo
+1 for handlebar muffs. Ice is likely to be...

+1 for handlebar muffs.

Ice is likely to be a bigger problem than deep snow, and for that it doesn't matter much what tires you have. If you want to remain upright most of the time, studs are a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By Lujo
I have an '08 F800ST for sale, also in...

I have an '08 F800ST for sale, also in Pittsburgh. :D

If you're asking about the F800S/ST in general, I'd say definitely go for it -- they're sweet. Can't say much about S vs ST except that I'd...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By Lujo
Advil + watch your posture + stretch at stop +...

Advil + watch your posture + stretch at stop + tweak handlebars if needed.

I find all of these necessary on multi-day, >500 mile/day trips. Look up some good stretches, make sure to hold them for...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By Lujo
+N for Ted from Beemer Shop. :-) That's where I...

+N for Ted from Beemer Shop. :-) That's where I got the Wilbers for my R12ST a few months ago. Had a super informative conversation with Ted before buying.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lujo
I sometimes wear BMW City 2 pants if I don't want...

I sometimes wear BMW City 2 pants if I don't want to be taking off overpants. For dry weather and spending the whole day at work I'd probably still pick Motoport overpants most of the time.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 134,165
Posted By Lujo
I think the f800st is underrated. I find it a...

I think the f800st is underrated. I find it a little cramped for my legs (I'm 6'2") and a little bit low to the ground with a footpeg lowering kit, but light and fun and comfortable enough to cross...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,153
Posted By Lujo
BMW Atlantis. Bonded waterproof membrane so they...

BMW Atlantis. Bonded waterproof membrane so they don't stick when wet. Inner and outer cuff to keep water from flowing in.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By Lujo
FWIW, a smartphone will work great as a remote...

FWIW, a smartphone will work great as a remote with a silver +, so I don't think the remote is worth spending any money for.
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,959
Posted By Lujo
On a few uncomfortable occasions ABS extended...

On a few uncomfortable occasions ABS extended stopping distances beyond what they would've been otherwise; I've just started giving myself more room for braking. I haven't noticed a significant...
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,959
Posted By Lujo
@LBS: Interesting comment about the NC700XA. All...

@LBS: Interesting comment about the NC700XA. All the ABS-equipped bikes I've ridden have been BMWs, and they all frequently exhibited the symptoms described by the OP. This made perfect sense to me...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Lujo
Wicked I have an '05 without servo brakes and I'd rather...

I have an '05 without servo brakes and I'd rather have one with. I bought mine with 50k miles and the seat and shocks had turned to mush. Pretty sweet bike otherwise, and handles well enough on...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Lujo
Loved them on a KLR650. Didn't have a problem...

Loved them on a KLR650. Didn't have a problem with slick roads. YMMV.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
Or a shorter one. :-) I'm also 6'2", and I think...

Or a shorter one. :-) I'm also 6'2", and I think the airflow management on an F800ST with the stock windshield is my favorite of any bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Lujo
To resurrect an old thread: What part number were...

To resurrect an old thread: What part number were you (rous44, Big-B, JVB) using for the RT brake line? The one I ordered seems a little long, and the ends are at different angles than on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,148
Posted By Lujo
Yeah, well, I think the person who gets to drill...

Yeah, well, I think the person who gets to drill the stubs out of the cylinder heads might have a second opinion. :norton The chuck of a regular drill is too large to fit the space in front of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,148
Posted By Lujo
FWIW - The first set of Stantons I bought...

FWIW -

The first set of Stantons I bought fit so poorly that they had to be replaced (which the manufacturer was happy to do :thumb).

Be wary of aftermarket bolts: as my GS was undergoing its...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,188
Posted By Lujo
I stop every 75-125 miles, but just for a few...

I stop every 75-125 miles, but just for a few minutes each time. I've found, over time, that this works best for me both for maximizing mileage, either in a day or on a longer trip, and for...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,134
Posted By Lujo
The REI super-compact chair looks awesome, but...

The REI super-compact chair looks awesome, but after sitting on it I wouldn't take it on a trip even if it were free. Their Camp Xtra chair, on the other hand, is quite comfy. YMMV.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,060
Posted By Lujo
the new hotness

http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7284-small.jpg (http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7284.jpg)
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Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,224
Posted By Lujo
:clap :thumb One of those was the first bike I...

:clap :thumb One of those was the first bike I owned!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 123,728
Posted By Lujo
Avenue of the Giants: ...

Avenue of the Giants:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kTywXCdLPXk/ThSlc3Yi-8I/AAAAAAAAASc/mj9ufp8i-Cs/w1169-h776-no/20110520-DSC_5780.jpg

Somewhere in SE Utah:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Lujo
91 here too. I think there've been a couple of...

91 here too. I think there've been a couple of times that I used lower grade gas out of necessity with no ill effects. But, it was never under trying conditions (e.g., heat).
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
Thanks, JR.

Thanks, JR.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
Is connecting a carbon pile load tester...

Is connecting a carbon pile load tester (http://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-BT-100-Battery-Load-Tester/product-reviews/B000AMBOI0) across the battery terminals while the bike is running a sane way of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
I ordered an Electrosport stator, not because...

I ordered an Electrosport stator, not because there is anything observably wrong with mine (at around 18k miles), but because of the promise of 15% higher output.

I'd really like to be able to...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 41,920
Posted By Lujo
I traveled around the US with a DSLR in the tank...

I traveled around the US with a DSLR in the tank bag. This worked really well -- better than a smaller camera would have. The extra weight of the DSLR didn't matter, and the extra bulk made it much...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Lujo
I've put over 7.5 gallons of gas into my '04...

I've put over 7.5 gallons of gas into my '04 Adventure. I never got particularly great mileage, though -- high 30s was common for high-speed highway runs. Milage on winter gas was probably 10%...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
FYI - my average (across fill-ups) mpg per tank...

FYI - my average (across fill-ups) mpg per tank on the F800ST is 49.9 over 13k miles. For comparison, my average on the R1150GS Adv over 50k miles is 35.8.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
Why do you say that? :ear Nothing I've heard...

Why do you say that? :ear Nothing I've heard makes them worse than the old OEM stators.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
Thanks, JR. To answer my own question: I got in...

Thanks, JR. To answer my own question: I got in touch with both Rick's and Electrosport. Rick's reports that their stator is a straight OEM replacement, with no expectation of higher output or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 123,528
Posted By Lujo
Does anyone know the power output of Rick's or...

Does anyone know the power output of Rick's or Electrosport's stators? Or any other reason to prefer one over the other? I have enough heated gear that a few extra Watts wouldn't hurt.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,764
Posted By Lujo
That's a valid point. The stock peg position on...

That's a valid point. The stock peg position on the F800ST didn't work for me either. But with these...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,764
Posted By Lujo
Interestingly, I find my F800ST only OK to ride...

Interestingly, I find my F800ST only OK to ride around town, but I love it on long trips. :D If you have a 4 mile commute, then you may want to optimize for the ease of parking (i.e., stick with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Lujo
If the right-hand drill bits are working for you,...

If the right-hand drill bits are working for you, you could try drilling out the old bolt completely, enlarge the hole in the engine case, and put in a helicoil. (This is what I did.)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Lujo
BTDT. With my '04 GS. I was lucky and...

BTDT. With my '04 GS. I was lucky and extracting broken drill bits was relatively straightforward. Once I bought some very high-quality drill bits everything went smoothly. Before that I was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
My $.02 on those points goes in the other...

My $.02 on those points goes in the other direction, though my point of reference may be different. I'm 6'2" and with lowered pegs find the ST slightly more comfortable on my knees than the R1150GS...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
True about the price -- I'm very happy with my...

True about the price -- I'm very happy with my F800ST, but if I were buying new, it would be hard to justify the minimal price difference to other bikes, including ones like the Super Tenere. But,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
+1 And when you can easily upgrade the...

+1 And when you can easily upgrade the suspension yourself and actually have it sprung for you in the process.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
Got my '08 for ~ $7.5k 2 years ago with ~3k miles.

Got my '08 for ~ $7.5k 2 years ago with ~3k miles.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,942
Posted By Lujo
If I didn't already have my F800ST nicely set up,...

If I didn't already have my F800ST nicely set up, including with Jesse bags, this would be very tempting. :deal
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