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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10,949
Views: 3,685,818
Posted By ThirdUncle
Hurray for PA, Toronto's best kept ADV secret....

Hurray for PA, Toronto's best kept ADV secret. Love the place, wish it wasn't 2.5 hrs away from here. Mind you, NY state's none too shabby either or, for that matter, Ontario.
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By ThirdUncle
Done

I did it just now. Only took 10 min. Need your exact purchase date and VIN# handy. Also, give them the URL for your posts & pics on ADVRider. Everyone do this, and we'll surely get BMW's attention...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
That Honda looks like a lethal Fisher Price Toy.

That Honda looks like a lethal Fisher Price Toy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 153,672
Posted By ThirdUncle
Yeah, the Ganny never stops delivering. We keep...

Yeah, the Ganny never stops delivering. We keep finding new parts with ever-scarier tracks and there's a network of great trails beyond the Ganny confines just east, sorta NE of Cobourg, that's great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 153,672
Posted By ThirdUncle
Raw video - rather ride than edit

Singletracks, Ganaraska Forest, Ontario: http://champers.smugmug.com/Ganny-w-Amir-Paul-T-Oct-1814/i-bk5MnZ5/A

http://champers.smugmug.com/Ganny-w-Amir-Paul-T-Oct-1814/i-6FDHqFF/A

Moab:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 153,672
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks for the memories of Indonesia. My wife is...

Thanks for the memories of Indonesia. My wife is a pedas Sunda girl, from Bandung, and we go back every few years. I've ridden dirt bikes around Rantapao, Sulawesi and all over Bali. Java must be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By ThirdUncle
Prob don't need the upper ones. The lower ones...

Prob don't need the upper ones. The lower ones stick out so much they keep the rhubarb off your brightwork.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-06-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
Ah, so very fine. Brings back many sweet memories...

Ah, so very fine. Brings back many sweet memories of riding my aquabison through Alberta's prairies that one wild summer. Nothing talks to you, or has as many moods, as as big, well-chambered...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-05-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
Fabulous. Got a video that gets that killer...

Fabulous. Got a video that gets that killer exhaust noteage across more clearly?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By ThirdUncle
AltRiders are bombproof

I put mine on my '09 8GS about 4 years ago and have been hard offroading and falling on rocks every weekend 7-8 months a year. Last May I took the bike to Los Angeles and back. At this weirdly tilted...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
I'm in love with the way you've done this...

I'm in love with the way you've done this rebuild. Very nice touches everywhere you look. How the hell did you get it down by 474lbs from stock?

So it's at about 97hp? It must be just ludicrous...
Forum: Regional forums 01-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,782
Posted By ThirdUncle
I've taken my F800GS across North America and...

I've taken my F800GS across North America and have ridden motorcycles in Aussie, Indonesia, Thailand and Western Samoa. I have lane-split in these places and have seen that it can work in some but...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
Laugh Seviston, That's a great story! And that bike of...

Seviston, That's a great story! And that bike of yours is a knockout. I'd love to have another, or perhaps an old Kawi H2 from the same era, and a few hundred pounds lighter. Have you tried riding...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-22-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks. Some further reading on above bike and...

Thanks. Some further reading on above bike and owner: https://eatsleepride.com/c/3936/bad_boy_on_a_motorcycle_me_the_rcmp_and_the_gt750
Forum: 2 smokers 12-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 366,439
Posted By ThirdUncle
First bike I owned

Sylvan Lake, Alberta, spring of '79. I was working for Nowsco, driving a Kenworth acid pumper truck. We'd go to old, dead oil wells and squeeze hydrochloric and other crap in, to get them producing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThirdUncle
That's what I thought, too. Figured dealer just...

That's what I thought, too. Figured dealer just wanted to sell me a new bike, but then the tech's not in sales and strikes me as a 'don't give a shit about that' type. While it's true I have run the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThirdUncle
All in, man

Reaver, I know, but if I sell it, it's going as is, full farkles. Most are 4-5 years old, not pristine, and not worth the hassle of selling off and shipping 'em one by one to different mofos.

Will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThirdUncle
All the maintenance from two trips to the dealer...

All the maintenance from two trips to the dealer per year, broken and worn shit, labour, new farkles. I don't know... s'what my accountant told me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThirdUncle
I'm loving my winter-long fantasy of shooting off...

I'm loving my winter-long fantasy of shooting off on a new bike come springtime. Thinking about what your next ride will soon be is like being midway through your second martini on a dinner date...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThirdUncle
What's it worth

It's winter, so I shall waste my and your time with a flaky question: What's my bike worth?

The pertinents:

2009 BMW F800GS Fully loaded for model year (ABS, heated grips,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,582
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bob, Very curious to hear what things you like...

Bob, Very curious to hear what things you like better abt the newer model. I rode a brand new one around a few blocks several months back and it felt like a completely different machine -- in a good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,582
Posted By ThirdUncle
Wicked My 800GS at 91

I bought mine new in '09, my first-ever new bike of the four I've owned. The regular service was expensive enough to shock, then annoy, but the bike has been entirely reliable (apart from steering...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,145
Posted By ThirdUncle
Curious, did those Duallys wreak havoc on your...

Curious, did those Duallys wreak havoc on your charging system? Can't be sure they have with mine, but their installation and use seems to mesh rather perfectly with my stator dramas.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10,949
Views: 3,685,818
Posted By ThirdUncle
I drool at the sight of that KTM desert scene.

I drool at the sight of that KTM desert scene.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 149,215
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks, Loutre. Using orig flywheel.

Thanks, Loutre. Using orig flywheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 149,215
Posted By ThirdUncle
Men, Is there a 'how to change your f800gs...

Men,

Is there a 'how to change your f800gs stator' thread, with pics?

I have my new Electrosport unit and have ordered the RR via express from Jack@ Roadster. Keener's keen to help me out,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 149,215
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks JR -- and to all the rest of you who dug...

Thanks JR -- and to all the rest of you who dug so deep for the benefit of electroignoramuses like me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 149,215
Posted By ThirdUncle
Laugh Thanks, Thumper. An actual solution would indeed...

Thanks, Thumper. An actual solution would indeed be nice, instead of having to keep replace something that's not engineered correctly. I'll look into it. Looks like a found a sweet deal on a new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 149,215
Posted By ThirdUncle
Second stator RIPing

I have a '09 800GS with 91,000km, bought new. It's been quite good to me, but once I put the Dually lamps (31w net draw) on a few years ago, charging troubles began. (I am also a victim of headlight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 28,545
Posted By ThirdUncle
OK then, I'm taping it bigtime -- like Homeland...

OK then, I'm taping it bigtime -- like Homeland Security.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,949
Views: 3,685,818
Posted By ThirdUncle
Here's Naomi at home in the Ganny, with Keener...

Here's Naomi at home in the Ganny, with Keener muscling into the backdrop with his KTM...

http://champers.smugmug.com/Summer-Rides-2014-Ontario/i-MRVCB9j/0/XL/IMG_0196-XL.jpg

And on holidays in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 28,545
Posted By ThirdUncle
New burner here

Can I join this elite club?

Both of my headlight reflectors on my 2009 F800GS are badly burnt and have been for years. I've barely ever switched on the high-beam, let alone ever changed the bulb;...
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,245
Posted By ThirdUncle
Specfuckingtacular weekend

I've never broken so many things on one ride. Plus my head hurts, my right calf seems to have become a figure-8 knot, I lost a touring peg, and my right ear's ringing louder than ever. Somehow, I am...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,245
Posted By ThirdUncle
Yes!!! I need a bed. Still available?

Yes!!! I need a bed. Still available?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,134
Posted By ThirdUncle
When's the next shipment, Dusty?

When's the next shipment, Dusty?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By ThirdUncle
I am indeed running that MIVV carbon can and love...

I am indeed running that MIVV carbon can and love it. Here's a vid -- you can hear it under various loads, riding around town one night, dB killer out. I think the sound's just right for notifying...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By ThirdUncle
Just get a MIVV carbon fibre can. $400 and weighs...

Just get a MIVV carbon fibre can. $400 and weighs 2.5lbs vs the stock can's 12lbs. Has a removable dB killer if you're into noise.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,155
Posted By ThirdUncle
Wicked Get the 8

You sound like you've been riding long and hard enough to handle an F800GS. I haven't ridden the F700GS, but did try its 650 predecessor as a loaner for 3 days, and was not moved by it; it's a great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,134
Posted By ThirdUncle
I had the same legendary waste of time with these...

I had the same legendary waste of time with these people.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,134
Posted By ThirdUncle
Hope to have a report on them once you've done...

Hope to have a report on them once you've done some muddin' and such. Though, I think I'm happy enough with Mitas to finally cease my half-decade-long quest for the perfect dualsport tire, and just...
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