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Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
f800r top heavy? compared to what? certainly...

f800r top heavy? compared to what?
certainly not compared to my former weestrom. calling that bike a dual sport was a joke.

i find the f800r pretty well balanced and perfect for the street.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
great - photo looks correct. hard to find a...

great - photo looks correct. hard to find a reliable source for information these days - local dealer i trusted had another turnover ...
enjoy,
ferenc
ps service manual on my other (put together...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
hey, to answer your question, i really don't...

hey, to answer your question, i really don't know, but having just replaced the rear tyre, followed my intuition and put it so that the smaller diameter fit better on the inside, as perhaps a guide. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
6k mile service?

ii am about due for the 6k mile service and a local dealer says that they also check the valve clearances, since they open up the engine, but, do they need to?

here is what i understand is on the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
Sorry to hear that. We are spoiled in...

Sorry to hear that. We are spoiled in California, except for the lack of ideal road conditions and some traffic.

Perhaps you should come down to the lower 48 ... for a change of scenery and...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By flkovacs
thanks. i checked another online site and after...

thanks. i checked another online site and after a while the superstore folks met that price. i'd bought perhaps a half dozen tires from the superstore before and for some reason they could not find...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By flkovacs
motorcycle superstore low price match???

so, i was ready to purchase another tyre from them when i noticed their low price match blurb. but, when i asked them to match the amazon.com online price, they came back with the following...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,502
Posted By flkovacs
the poor stripler has a shorter chassis and...

the poor stripler has a shorter chassis and significant range issues compared to the f800r :-)
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
does it seem that much sweeter, having a...

does it seem that much sweeter, having a relatively short riding season?
enjoy,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
what's missing in this photo?

the one casualty of my recent road trip:

http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/flkovacs/media/20130506_142700_zps934ed418.jpg.html

so, what is the missing piece (note that the tie wrap held for 2k...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
hey nice color combo - great choice! enjoy, ...

hey nice color combo - great choice!
enjoy,
ferenc
ps it's at home out in the west:
http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/flkovacs/media/20130430_121954_zpse29d4426.jpg.html
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,618
Posted By flkovacs
sounds like a nightmare not worth repeating ... ...

sounds like a nightmare not worth repeating ...
in addition to riding to be visible, i keep reminding myself to stay further back of things like trucks that keep me invisible to oncoming traffic and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
yeah, i knew the goosy front would need...

yeah, i knew the goosy front would need attention, and now that i've decided to keep the bike, it's time. for me, the rear suspension suffices, and i am trying to get the front to 'match.' i'm just...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
yup - that's what i ran into in doing a mod on...

yup - that's what i ran into in doing a mod on another bike, so my intent is to do the front mod only to 'match' the factory rear.

nice job,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
ditto! did you find any problems with the rear...

ditto!
did you find any problems with the rear shock mount?
i recently spoke with a factory guy from ohlins about redoing my front suspension without having to mess with my rear, but he got onto...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
so, is the general consensus to go with the...

so, is the general consensus to go with the progressive emulators on the front?
i emailed progressive and they said they had nothin' for the f800r,
feren
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
ouch, sounds like a recipe for high-siding. ...

ouch, sounds like a recipe for high-siding.
suspension is more important than many people realize or appreciate, and having the front and rear 'balanced' wrt to each other is critical.
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
Thanks for the details. Yes, Progressive I spoke...

Thanks for the details. Yes, Progressive I spoke with last year about the '11 I had, but noticed some folks are using a 'Wilbur' product. You are right, I installed a similar Progressive solution...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
so, please remind me what you had put in? tx, ...

so, please remind me what you had put in?
tx,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
now that i plan to keep my f800r (range issues...

now that i plan to keep my f800r (range issues resolved!) front suspension is the next to deal with, as anticipated.
for starters i will try a different viscosity oil and see if it fixes the front...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
just curious, what specifically about the f800r...

just curious, what specifically about the f800r made you choose it over the tigger and the stripler :-),
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
Nice, but that's my bike before the center stand...

Nice, but that's my bike before the center stand and the top case!
Ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
more verbiage? sure, but as far as opinions,...

more verbiage? sure, but as far as opinions, ymmv!
what are your criteria for the decision?

enjoy,
ferenc
ps i'm impressed at your persistence and thoroughness.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
TOTALLY! excuse the all caps, but it's been an...

TOTALLY! excuse the all caps, but it's been an arduous journey to get here :lol3

yes, all is well with the world, and i am now in love with my f800r with the ~4.2 usable US gallon tank. before...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
TMD, anyone?

So, my bike does not seem to vibrate that much, but then, perhaps I'm not that demanding ...

For those with concerns of high vibrations (including the sub 20Hz kind that is hard to eliminate),...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
i did that on my vx800 and it did improve the...

i did that on my vx800 and it did improve the ride to the point that the rear suspension was crying out for attention :-)
progressive is the way to go???
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
ditto. speaking of smokin', sounds like his...

ditto. speaking of smokin', sounds like his train (zug) spent too much time in the tunnel ;-)

i wonder how accurate that gauge really is,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
higher sae fork oil worth a try?

i bought a userd sw motech from a non-R f800 rider in canada and am pretty happy with it.

next step, anyone do any minor tweaks to the front end, to make it take less of a dive?
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
hmm, here the "1" indicated the distance...

hmm, here the "1" indicated the distance travelled since the low fuel light comes on:
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w497/flkovacs/IMAG0539.jpg

i ran mine dry yesterday, and it took...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
so, i sorta followed your advice, and now have a...

so, i sorta followed your advice, and now have a 2012 f800r and, after the dealer put in gas and the first 15 miles, i have the following troubling update:...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By flkovacs
oops, got a more finely grained map and see...

oops, got a more finely grained map and see ceciville - paved?
ferenc
Forum: Americas 09-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By flkovacs
hmm, are you saying to continue on 36 past mad...

hmm, are you saying to continue on 36 past mad river, hit 3N and then loop around 96 back down to 299? that sounds like a great loop.
how do i i find the condition of south fork mt. titlow hill...
Forum: Americas 09-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By flkovacs
requesting ride planning for days in norcal

So, i have a couple of online friends flying in to sfo at the end of the month, renting a couple of bikes (tigger, wee/versys) and asking for 5 days worth of riding recommendations. they said 6-9...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
Yeah, we may have previously discussd this, and I...

Yeah, we may have previously discussd this, and I tried really hard to make sure I got the right adapter for the f800r for the above and to find a US dealer, but could not find one. Looked like a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
looking forward to photos. i went with the v46...

looking forward to photos.
i went with the v46 givi topcase, from f800depot, somewhere in PA. it is _so_ convenient.
it required a couple of adapters, and i never did install the optional lights....
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
hey congrats! i'm also considering moving to a...

hey congrats! i'm also considering moving to a '12 or '13.
got pics?
regarding the '11 speedo, it's quite close to what it shows, indicating no more more than 3% too high - within error of my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,809
Posted By flkovacs
why not a poll???

why not a poll???
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
sounds like bmw is listening to what its...

sounds like bmw is listening to what its customers want/need.
i, too, love the black and the touring package,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
lookin' good - glad you're out and about on it -...

lookin' good - glad you're out and about on it - where did you tour?
regarding the windshield, did it make a difference in mpg?
buffeting issues (given your dimensions, etc.)?
enjoy,
ferenc
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 191,165
Posted By flkovacs
2013 edition of the f800r?

http://bmwmcmag.com/2012/07/bmw-motorrad-2013-model-updates/

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/07/06/motorcycle-news/bmw-announces-returning-2013-models-all-with-abs-standard/

my next bike?...
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