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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 71,187
Posted By Virtual Rider
Looking for a F800GS

Anyone know of someone wanting to sell a F800GS in the area? I have a friend looking for one who doesn't use this site. Will consider nearly anything but prefer fairly low miles. Post here or send...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By Virtual Rider
I think I paid under $150. I thought it was...

I think I paid under $150. I thought it was reasonable.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Virtual Rider
Using 16 from Siloam to Fayetteville, Elkins, St...

Using 16 from Siloam to Fayetteville, Elkins, St Paul, Loafer (I love that one), then 7 up through Jasper towards Harrison will add 1.5-2 hours of drive time compared to using 412....and is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Virtual Rider
...and if you have even more time, continue on 16...

...and if you have even more time, continue on 16 to Shirley, then 9 towards or to Mountain View. This is a pretty cool town that'll have live bluegrass on the square on weekends. From there make...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Virtual Rider
I agree. I grew up in north central AR and now...

I agree. I grew up in north central AR and now live in Tulsa so I've made that run a blazillion times. Here are my suggestions, depending on how much drive time you're up for.



16 from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Virtual Rider
The bike you end up buying will end up being a...

The bike you end up buying will end up being a lot better than the other one. Trust me...or just read this thread. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Virtual Rider
That's not the only thing I like about my GSA but...

That's not the only thing I like about my GSA but it was the final tipping point for me. I really like the range ...and the seat.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By Virtual Rider
I got my letter and already had the repair done. ...

I got my letter and already had the repair done. It was in the shop no more than about 20 minutes and the shop gave me a polite apology for the inconvenience. Can't complain.

While I waited I had...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Virtual Rider
Who was on an 800GSA in mid-town Tulsa today?

I had someone go right in front of my house on Cincinnati on an 800GSA. Anyone from here?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 77,362
Posted By Virtual Rider
Can I get a side view of that FZ1? I want to see...

Can I get a side view of that FZ1? I want to see how you attached that DirectTV Dish.

:D
Forum: Trip Planning 11-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,268
Posted By Virtual Rider
Buy one of these for your favorite state: Delorme...

Buy one of these for your favorite state: Delorme Atlas & Gazetters (http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10096)

Then remove the pages and assemble them as wall paper. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,189
Posted By Virtual Rider
I heard that when I was selling my 1100 a few...

I heard that when I was selling my 1100 a few weeks ago. I now own an F800GSA and so far there's no way I'd turn back.

Granted, if I were traveling in very remote regions and thought I might need...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Virtual Rider
The more I think about it, I guess they don't...

The more I think about it, I guess they don't have to keep the image stable with the road. I'm being a typical engineer and making it harder than it should be. Given what they're displaying on that...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By Virtual Rider
That's the box I used. I've since changed bikes...

That's the box I used. I've since changed bikes but I'm thinking about installing one on my F800
Forum: Trip Planning 10-31-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By Virtual Rider
I had a blast! I've been down there twice in...

I had a blast! I've been down there twice in fact. I didn't go necessarily looking for serious off-road stuff, just good adventure. I did the ride down to Bato then out the "back way" which was...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Virtual Rider
Yeah they might get by with those simple and...

Yeah they might get by with those simple and cheap accelerometers. Not sure. You need pretty precise information to keep the graphics stable relative to the earth. If it swaggers around much with...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Virtual Rider
That looks pretty cool...thought I'd like to see...

That looks pretty cool...thought I'd like to see a system that can be attached to any helmet rather than being stuck with their's.

I can't help but wonder what they use to track head position and...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-30-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,180
Posted By Virtual Rider
I find my Motorola Razr to be a good GPS for what...

I find my Motorola Razr to be a good GPS for what I've used it for. It does a great job of capturing location quickly and staying accurate. I can see a need for a specialized ap to use it in more...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-30-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By Virtual Rider
For my first significant trip (to Copper Canyon,...

For my first significant trip (to Copper Canyon, MX) I more or less did this. Had a small Pelican case to provide lockable dust & waterproof storage for a few items. I had a roll-top duffel in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 231,302
Posted By Virtual Rider
Thanks. I'd really like to get to the bottom of...

Thanks. I'd really like to get to the bottom of some of the reported weird CanBus behavior. If for no other reason, just to satisfy my curiosity.

I need to decide how much I may add in the way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 231,302
Posted By Virtual Rider
BMW's website lists it as 4.2, with 1 gallon of...

BMW's website lists it as 4.2, with 1 gallon of that as "reserve". Not sure where 3.7 might have come from.

FYI, the GSA has a 6.3Gal tank, again including 1 Gal reserve.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 231,302
Posted By Virtual Rider
That clearly isn't right. I'd press the dealer...

That clearly isn't right. I'd press the dealer to fix it if it's under warranty. It's clearly a bad battery, a bad alternator, or a poorly planned drain on the battery.

Make them fix it or find...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 231,302
Posted By Virtual Rider
I went looking for the unused SAE connector under...

I went looking for the unused SAE connector under the top plate but never found it. :cry Any suggestions?

On the other hand I did find this. Any ideas what it is and what it's for?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,795
Posted By Virtual Rider
Here's what's on the 2014 800GSA... ...

Here's what's on the 2014 800GSA...

http://jaytreat.com/Personal/Bike/IMG_20131027_181206_875.jpg

It sure looks to me like it was designed to collapse under enough pressure.

Of course it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Virtual Rider
:huh ...

:huh
http://syracusecap.org/static/newsphotos/kc135-refuel.jpg
:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Virtual Rider
There's some good info in the Hall of Wisdom.

There's some good info in the Hall of Wisdom.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,335
Posted By Virtual Rider
I posted these pics in another thread but I...

I posted these pics in another thread but I figured they might be more useful here. This uses the following bracket to mount a RAM X-GRIP to the "windshield bar":

RAM-B-213
RAM BASE W/U-BOLT FOR...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,222
Posted By Virtual Rider
Someone waved at me from a red 12GS near 31st &...

Someone waved at me from a red 12GS near 31st & Riverside in Tulsa. Anyone we know?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By Virtual Rider
1100 has the same.

1100 has the same.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Virtual Rider
Way to make a guy feel welcomed.

Way to make a guy feel welcomed.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-21-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,857
Posted By Virtual Rider
Rout 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum...

Rout 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum (http://route66vintageiron.com/about1.html) in Miami, OK.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By Virtual Rider
I had a '99 1100 for some time and it did the...

I had a '99 1100 for some time and it did the same in cold weather. I **ALWAYS** held the fast idle lever all the way over to start it when it was a little cold out and only released it after the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By Virtual Rider
In my experience with the 1100, if the engine...

In my experience with the 1100, if the engine isn't fully warmed up when you shut it off, oil gets trapped in the oil cooler. This causes it to indicate low oil when that's not the case.

FYI,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,201
Posted By Virtual Rider
48 - Just bought a 2014 F800 GSA after selling my...

48 - Just bought a 2014 F800 GSA after selling my '99 GS.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Virtual Rider
Very good advice. I backpack as well and the...

Very good advice. I backpack as well and the similarities are plentiful. Stop and enjoy a stream or river, chat with a roadside vendor and buy something from them (doesn't matter what), ask a local...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 193,821
Posted By Virtual Rider
Done. See above. No clue who makes them....

Done. See above.


No clue who makes them. It just came with the bike as far as I'm concerned.

It is attached to the upper part of the windshield as you can see in my first photo. I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Virtual Rider
Is a covered CC subject to overheating? I can't...

Is a covered CC subject to overheating? I can't think of another good reason for BMW to chop the plate halfway into protecting it.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 193,821
Posted By Virtual Rider
For F800GSA owners, I just installed the...

For F800GSA owners, I just installed the following on my "windshield bar" (for lack of a better description):

RAM-B-213
RAM BASE W/U-BOLT FOR 3/4 TO 1" DIA

Seems to mount just like it should. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Virtual Rider
The one from BMW for the GSA does a pretty good...

The one from BMW for the GSA does a pretty good job protecting the cat:

http://jaytreat.com/Personal/Bike/IMG_20131009_095716_615_sm.jpg

Other side......
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-14-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 71,187
Posted By Virtual Rider
Factory skid plate for 800GS(A)

Anyone need a stock skid plate (the plastic one) from a 800GS. It came from my 800GSA but I suspect it'll fit any 800GS.

I would guess that if someone manages to damage theirs to the point of...
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