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Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Has anyone experienced a slight "squeal" coming...

Has anyone experienced a slight "squeal" coming from the front end? Its more noticeable at slow speeds and when applying the front brake, which makes me think its a brake issue.

I had this same...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I found a site that lists TKC80's that come in...

I found a site that lists TKC80's that come in the right sizes. 120/70/17 on the front and 180/55/17 in the rear.

Hmmm, Maybe I can pick up a second set of rims to be able to switch between the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
That scared the sh!t out of me the first time I...

That scared the sh!t out of me the first time I hit it. I had never ridden a bike with that feature before, and my first thought was that I just blew up my engine.:eek1:rofl


On another note,...
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,547
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I have the same thing happening on my F800R, and...

I have the same thing happening on my F800R, and I havent taken it off since I put it on. I like the idea that this one is sturdier, and has a set screw instead oif relying on the strength of the...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,547
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Order placed! Wow! talk about quick service!...

Order placed!

Wow! talk about quick service! Ordered last night, and had a shipping notice and tracking number in my email at 3am! Im already impressed!
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,547
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Ill be placing an order this upcoming week for...

Ill be placing an order this upcoming week for one, bout time i replaced my Go-cruise(which doesn't work nearly as well as it did when it was new btw.:huh)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Haha. Nope, never even noticed. lol

Haha. Nope, never even noticed. lol
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 95,041
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I guess thats better than an outright "no", lol. ...

I guess thats better than an outright "no", lol.

Ill volunteer to ride my bike out there for a beta tester. :evil:hide
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 190,305
Posted By gadgetguy1288
If this wasnt about 4 hours from me :eek1 I'd...

If this wasnt about 4 hours from me :eek1 I'd join you guys. Maybe next time:cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 214,202
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I know where it is but I was hoping someone else...

I know where it is but I was hoping someone else would go grab it sionce its about 2 hours from me lol. Might have to just ride up this weekend if no one grabs it before then.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I'm down in Elizabeth City, and I have a 2011....

I'm down in Elizabeth City, and I have a 2011. Ive actually been trying to sell it. I could ride it up there this weekend if your still needing a test ride.
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 772,149
Posted By gadgetguy1288
What mount system would you recommend for a BMW...

What mount system would you recommend for a BMW F800R for a set fo 35L side cases?
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 95,041
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Any chance you guys make or would consider making...

Any chance you guys make or would consider making a mnount for the BMW F800R? I want to pick up some metal paniers for mine but I havent really liked many of the ones Ive come accross so far.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,849
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I have a F8R and so far I love it. For me it was...

I have a F8R and so far I love it. For me it was a choice between the F8R, Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Monster 796, and the Aprilia Shiver 750.

The Ducati and Aprilia were knocked out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
A buddy of mine got me thinking the other...

A buddy of mine got me thinking the other day........

Has anyone ever thrown some "offroad" tires on an R adn seen what it can do off road?

My buddy bought a GS and wants me to do some...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,153
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I love it! I hope they bring it to the US, This...

I love it! I hope they bring it to the US, This would definitely replace my f800r!
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,645
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I have one I bought a few weeks back for a trip I...

I have one I bought a few weeks back for a trip I took and find myself using it quite a bit. I had some issues with it slipping, but after I put the rubber ring on the bar that comes with it its been...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,319
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I agree with this. I am slowly working on a plug...

I agree with this. I am slowly working on a plug in type device that will do something very similar that I'm going to put in my little sisters car when she starts driving, because the thought of her...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I may have to take a trip up there to see you...

I may have to take a trip up there to see you next year then, I seriously want that bike! lol Its gorgeous.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I like the new colors! Ive been thinking about...

I like the new colors! Ive been thinking about painting the tank and front fender on mine black anyways.

I like the idea of the packages too.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I had ordered a bunch of stuff the past couple of...

I had ordered a bunch of stuff the past couple of week sfor a small trip Im taking this weekend to visit a friend of mine, but most of it still hasnt come in, so I've had to improvise on most of it....
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I got to see the new 2012 ER6n in Yellow when i...

I got to see the new 2012 ER6n in Yellow when i was on a trip to Newfoundland a few months ago, and it was absolutely gorgeous!

If that bike was sold in the US, Id have gotten that instead of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By gadgetguy1288
The triumph, Duc and aprilia are all gonna run...

The triumph, Duc and aprilia are all gonna run you about the same as the F8R after taxes and fees and such.

These will all run right around 10K after Taxes and such(you should be able to...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,783
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Well, Ill try an post an update when it gets...

Well, Ill try an post an update when it gets here, but I went ahead and ordered the Givi TW01 bag that I liked, Hopefully it gets here by friday.:clap:clap:clap

Ill try and post a review on it...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,783
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Waterproof 30-40ltr tail bag?

Im going on a weekend trip this upcoming weekend and want to find a waterproof bag that I can strap to the tail on my F800R.

I was looking at the Givi TW01, and really like the design and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,424
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Interestingly enough, they were originally...

Interestingly enough, they were originally invented to stop bleeding in bullet wounds. Most of the gun guys will tell you they keep 1 or 2 in their range bag/firstaid kit just for that reason, I do.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,254
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Im on C-130J's, qualified as an MSO(Mission...

Im on C-130J's, qualified as an MSO(Mission System Operator), I get to play with the Radar, FLIR(Forward Looking InfaRed) camera and all the fun VHF, UHF, and HF radios that we have. :D

I went to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,254
Posted By gadgetguy1288
No, I'm from the Villa de Palmas/Sykes Creek...

No, I'm from the Villa de Palmas/Sykes Creek area(up near the barge canal).

What did you do in the CG, and how long ago did you get out? I'm currently stationed at Air Station Elizabeth City, and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,254
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Just thought I'd pop in and say hey! I'm a...

Just thought I'd pop in and say hey! I'm a Merritt Island native, born and raised. Then I joined the USCG and got sent all over the country. Currently residing in NC, about an hour west of Kitty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Canada 05-22-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By gadgetguy1288
things to do in st johns newfoundland?

Gonna be coming up there tomorrow for about a week on a work trip, but I should have a few days off. What is there to do around there?
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
I got tired of looking at the whale tail that...

I got tired of looking at the whale tail that comes on the back of the bike for a tag holder, so I did something about it.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20,947
Views: 1,096,555
Posted By gadgetguy1288
The week before last when I flew back in it was...

The week before last when I flew back in it was an F800ST. I wonder how often they change the bike?
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 254,841
Posted By gadgetguy1288
PM sent with question....

PM sent with question....
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,689
Posted By gadgetguy1288
My F8R, before I installed the Wunderlich...

My F8R, before I installed the Wunderlich radiator guard and instrument panel reinforcers.

Also on the list of future mods:
-Slip-on Exhaust (haven't decided which yet)
-BoosterPlug
-Eliminate...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20,947
Views: 1,096,555
Posted By gadgetguy1288
If this is not allowed someone let me know and...

If this is not allowed someone let me know and I'll take it down.

A buddy of mine from the base started a sportbike forum for the Hampton Roads/Chesapeake area. We do local rides and meetups once...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20,947
Views: 1,096,555
Posted By gadgetguy1288
Howdy fellas! Not new to the area, but new to...

Howdy fellas! Not new to the area, but new to riding(started last year), I live down in Elizabeth City, and am in the Coast Guard Stationed at the Air Station there.

Currently ride a ninja 250,...
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