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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By GPHusky250
Trailering an F800GS/A

Could not get the search function to work for me, so the question is simple..what tie down points are you using to trailer your bike. I have a couple of soft ties that I can attach to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By GPHusky250
One other thing...I saw a guy dump an F800 in a...

One other thing...I saw a guy dump an F800 in a water crossing where the water was up to the BMW logo on the side. Anything that was water sensitive and not in a waterproof case had to have been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By GPHusky250
I've taken a Canon 7D, a 16-35, 24-27 and a...

I've taken a Canon 7D, a 16-35, 24-27 and a 70-200 lens and accessories in many trips down into Baja. It's about 28-30lbs of camera gear. Camera and the 24-70 was in my tank bag. the other two lenses...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By GPHusky250
https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v...

https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10513510_796161877069237_4696205637427426671_n.jpg?oh=c3acf6822801acae50cc6ed753763f0c&oe=5451DF7D


Here are the differences. There are a...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,539
Posted By GPHusky250
I've had a couple of different set ups over the...

I've had a couple of different set ups over the years, including Frog Togs and although expensive...I'm enjoying my KLIM Badlands Pro setup. Never used them in freezing temperatures but I have...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By GPHusky250
Thanks...I have a Redverz tent I like..but for...

Thanks...I have a Redverz tent I like..but for BDRs...I use a Hubba Hubba, yets it's only about 8lbs lighter.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By GPHusky250
I'm really looking for information rather than a...

I'm really looking for information rather than a debate...but you would be entirely wrong in assuming that there 5-6 day trips where restaurants and fuel are always readily available...see Dalton...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,121
Posted By GPHusky250
Just trying to inject some humor in a serious...

Just trying to inject some humor in a serious subject. :)
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By GPHusky250
BDRs, Camping and Weight

I've looked through a number of threads showing bikes loaded down with camping gear...and pictures of 2-up camping with a loaded bike.

What's hard to tell is if these guys are driving on pavement...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,121
Posted By GPHusky250
Note to all...engines to "Blow Up" :) They are...

Note to all...engines to "Blow Up" :) They are not top fuel dragsters running nitro methane...they all use pump gas with a relatively high flash point. (Just tying to inject some humor)

I've seen...
Forum: Regional forums 07-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By GPHusky250
Hi, thanks for your reply. I'd be looking for a...

Hi, thanks for your reply. I'd be looking for a F800GS/A that I could attach all the stuff I have on my current GSA.

Australia makes it pretty tough to import a bike for a short period of...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,144
Posted By GPHusky250
Probably both really good tents..REI had a...

Probably both really good tents..REI had a $100.00 off on the Hubba Hubba recently. I purchased it...goes up extremely quickly.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By GPHusky250
Not trying to toot my own horn..just a...

Not trying to toot my own horn..just a fact...I've been riding and taking photos on bikes for 40 years....starting back with crappy old Pentax cameras that were leftover from high school..up through...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,121
Posted By GPHusky250
Wow...not sure how that would happen. I would...

Wow...not sure how that would happen. I would immediately take the photo and the bike to the BMW shop if close..otherwise send them the photo and see what they say.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By GPHusky250
I'm running Wolfman "Rocky Mountain" bags on my...

I'm running Wolfman "Rocky Mountain" bags on my F800GSA. They fit the curved racks without any problems.
...
Forum: Regional forums 07-10-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By GPHusky250
Thanks for the info. So you think if I were...

Thanks for the info.

So you think if I were to purchase a new BMW in Oz...it would be hard to sell after 60 days of riding?

Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By GPHusky250
Any photos with the hand guard installed?

Any photos with the hand guard installed?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By GPHusky250
I read an incredibly long thread...

I read an incredibly long thread somewhere...where a guy was overseas..Khartoum I believe and had this 3 week long ordeal with his bike starting and then dying...or not starting at all. He switched...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By GPHusky250
I have one...only challenge is that it's a bit...

I have one...only challenge is that it's a bit tall for me. Other than that...don't have any complaints.
Forum: Regional forums 07-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By GPHusky250
Ship a bike to Oz or buy one there

I've been kicking around a 60 day trip to Australia, taking my time and riding around the country. I was there in the 80s onboard the USS Okinawa LPH-3. Visited Sydney and Perth/Fremantle. Loved,...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By GPHusky250
I had Lucas install film on my '14 F8 GSA so...

I had Lucas install film on my '14 F8 GSA so installing a Wolfman tank bag wouldn't destroy the paint. It's held up well for a number of rides into Mexico.

Highly recommended. Once installed, you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By GPHusky250
Could be wrong...but didn't I read somewhere that...

Could be wrong...but didn't I read somewhere that setups like this were discoloring the reflector because of high heat.

There's a thread somewhere discussing discolored reflectors and how it did...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By GPHusky250
Good point...which made me think a bit. ...

Good point...which made me think a bit.

Probably the best thing to do is to have the cradle and RAM mount tightened enough to hold it steady, yet loose enough to move if impacted by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By GPHusky250
Yes, for gnarly stuff, the F800 GS/GSA suspension...

Yes, for gnarly stuff, the F800 GS/GSA suspension doesn't really cut it. :)

The interesting part is that I have friends who own boats...ski boats, cabin cruisers, house boats, pontoon boats and so...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,144
Posted By GPHusky250
I have a Redverz...love it dearly...but for quick...

I have a Redverz...love it dearly...but for quick set up and tear down while on the trail, I took the advice of someone on Adventure Rider and picked up a Hubba Hubba. Amazing how fast it set up and...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By GPHusky250
If you are into photography and want a fully...

If you are into photography and want a fully featured pocket camera, take a look at the Sony Rx100 III.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By GPHusky250
I've been riding for awhile with a Canon 7D, a...

I've been riding for awhile with a Canon 7D, a 70-200 2.8L, a 24-70 2.8L, a 27-35 2.8L, 550EX Flash, a battery charger, associated Compact Flash cards and so on. Probably getting close to 30lbs of...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,091
Posted By GPHusky250
If you find something you can't get in the UK,...

If you find something you can't get in the UK, let me know. I'll be glad to help out.

I wear these...

http://www.exofficio.com/products/details/mens-give-n-go-boxer-brief

1000 miles a day...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By GPHusky250
I used to run Alpinestar boots mainly...but then...

I used to run Alpinestar boots mainly...but then I tried a pair of SIDI Crossfires and I was hooked. I've got three sets of boots now...all SIDI. Could not be happier.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By GPHusky250
I think you're right...Noctis seems to want to...

I think you're right...Noctis seems to want to have a debate with every good suggestion or dismiss the experience of lot of good people who took the time to reply.

So I would say Noctis just do...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By GPHusky250
Only thing an alarm would do is wake you up in...

Only thing an alarm would do is wake you up in time to see your bike ride away without you. Nothing stops the professional, up to and including having a couple of guys lift it onto a trailer.

Put...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By GPHusky250
Photos?

Photos?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By GPHusky250
I'm thinking the weight difference between a GS...

I'm thinking the weight difference between a GS and GSA is really a non issue.

Weight (fully fueled):

GS - 472lbs
GSA - 505lbs

Difference - 33lbs

Since the GSA carries 2 extra gallons...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By GPHusky250
Couple of Camping Questions

I've got a couple of tents...one a Redverz and the other an MSR Hubba Hubba. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. The question is how waterproof are these tents? I'm talking a moderate downpour...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By GPHusky250
Local shops will have crates...but you'll...

Local shops will have crates...but you'll probably have to remove your handlebars...wrap them in towels or something soft and secure it to your bike.

I've hauled bikes back and forth across the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,137
Posted By GPHusky250
Here's a list someone put together.... ...

Here's a list someone put together....

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ApmyRZJUDC4odDdaR1IyTFZFUFJUendzdXNWYUkxNnc&single=true&gid=0&output=html

I looked at all of them and threw...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By GPHusky250
Lock on road = Yes I had the same problem...

Lock on road = Yes

I had the same problem when trying to use Basecamp to get from San Diego to Flagstaff. It wanted to set a straight line. Seems this Montana is for hikers as well as motorized...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By GPHusky250
Try the stock gearing before changing anything. I...

Try the stock gearing before changing anything. I had the same idea for my GSA...but after riding offroad in Mexico...stock gearing was fine.

From the aftermarket exhausts I've looked...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By GPHusky250
I looked at one Exped and it appeared the stuff...

I looked at one Exped and it appeared the stuff sack was the pump. You opened the sack, let air in..sealed the sack and pushed the air into the pads. Not a bad set up.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By GPHusky250
Thanks, that what I was looking for. I'll get the...

Thanks, that what I was looking for. I'll get the Nemo tomorrow.

Mark
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