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Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 84,795
Posted By vtbob
F800R tweeted the hp, new...

F800R

tweeted the hp, new suspension...details, etc
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By vtbob
I believe they announce a new F800R in italy this...

I believe they announce a new F800R in italy this week. 90hp...better suspension(upside down forks), not sure about cruise
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By vtbob
I have a F650GS with Intiminators which I put it....

I have a F650GS with Intiminators which I put it.

The thin oil they provide is very important. The disc valving give a much more compliant front suspension...better ride, better control. I did...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By vtbob
FWIW Get the output of your...

FWIW

Get the output of your Rectifier/Regulator. Simple volt meter check. Vary the RPM of the engine.

I don't know the specific specs...but some one on this site does.

I believe the...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
Like the others have said....the engine is pretty...

Like the others have said....the engine is pretty bullet proof

This bike has the air box eliminators kit, K&N filter and A BC exhaust.....that means, almost certainly, the carburator jets have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By vtbob
+1 simple small strap is all that is needed

+1 simple small strap is all that is needed
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By vtbob
I don't understand this. If they wired...

I don't understand this.

If they wired the pig tail directly to the battery, there should be no problem.
I've had this installation on my 2010 F650GS (the same as the 700) for nearly 5 years...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By vtbob
FWIW I'm in the same age bracket and have minor...

FWIW I'm in the same age bracket and have minor hip problem. These reasons and your reason are why I bought an F650GS in 2010.

I love the F650GS. Have taken it to Alaska, Labrador and lots of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By vtbob
Tough Choice....buy both!! I have had a...

Tough Choice....buy both!!

I have had a Bonniville and now have a Scrambler (270 degree crank...sounds better IMHO) which I a have modified quite a bit toward a cafe racer style.

These triumphs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By vtbob
FYIW My 2010 F650GS lower suspension came with...

FYIW My 2010 F650GS lower suspension came with the front forks in the full down position...(top of fork flush with top of steering yoke i.e. the same position as a std suspension bike). If I want...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By vtbob
Yes the side stand is shorter.

Yes the side stand is shorter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By vtbob
I got the high rent Wilber's about $1100. Same...

I got the high rent Wilber's about $1100. Same price for the shorter low suspension version or the longer std suspension.
This price includes a new spring...appropriate to weight and riding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By vtbob
Go on the BMW site and look up the seat...

Go on the BMW site and look up the seat heights....the true seat height data is all there. They also explain the impact of wider vs narrower seats on effective inseam length. Go to the dealer an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
Posted By vtbob
I have a 2010 F650GS with low suspension. I...

I have a 2010 F650GS with low suspension.

I recommend the center stand. Yes a shorten BMW stand works fine. A couple of note above recommend sources. PS it seems the shortened factory stand...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,041
Posted By vtbob
ooop Sunday after is a good time for a ride...

ooop

Sunday after is a good time for a ride to the Prohibition Pig or some similar spot.

let me know about what time.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,041
Posted By vtbob
That sounds like a great trip....a bit cool in...

That sounds like a great trip....a bit cool in October but no bugs.

If your going north to the Route du Nord turn off....I'd think about first continuing north to Radisson and off to the west to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,041
Posted By vtbob
Eldor, Thanks for sharing an absolutely...

Eldor,

Thanks for sharing an absolutely great trip report! Wonderful pictures.

What is your next big trip?

vtbob
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By vtbob
don't worry!

don't worry!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By vtbob
The tourance next is primarily a road tire. ...

The tourance next is primarily a road tire. good sticky in the twisties. Ok on dry dirt roads too. on wet dirt or off road not much special there.


The Karoo 3 is much more dirt oriented. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,796
Posted By vtbob
another +1 on this. If you want to really...

another +1 on this.

If you want to really enjoy the dirt...a light bike is the only way to go.

Then something else for the pavement.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,041
Posted By vtbob
I finally caught up with your trip report. ...

I finally caught up with your trip report. Sounds like a great adventure and a great ride.
I really enjoy the pictures

bob z
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By vtbob
I have an F650GS twin that I have never put...

I have an F650GS twin that I have never put engine bars on.

I ride 95% on pavement some dirt roads....rarely on single track if I can avoid it.

The bike has taken me to Alaska, New Foundland,...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
FWIW I've bought an 08 Bonnie (injected) and...

FWIW

I've bought an 08 Bonnie (injected) and rode it for a couple of years. Foolishly I sold it so I could buy a new BMW GS bike.
I really missed the Triumph...and after attending the Barber...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By vtbob
Ride it for a while...see what you like and don't...

Ride it for a while...see what you like and don't like about the bike.

Everybody's butt is different....some like firm wide flat seat you can move around on ...others like plush bucket that hold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By vtbob
Great report, evan if the quality of a couple of...

Great report, evan if the quality of a couple of pictures are diminished by photos of a dubious character.

Thanks for the beer.

WOW never expected to learn the diameter of the VFR bar on this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,275
Posted By vtbob
I have a F650GS and have gone thru several sets...

I have a F650GS and have gone thru several sets of tires. For mostly paved roads and twisties the Tourance EXP was the best. Better than the basic Tourance. I will be putting on Tourance NEXT in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,195
Posted By vtbob
Doing long distances is more a dependent on the...

Doing long distances is more a dependent on the rider than the bike.

A few years ago I met 3 guys who had ridded across the country on their 50 year old Allstate/jJawa 250 cc two strokes...and...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
Yep They are were the Scouts

Yep They are were the Scouts
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
The choice of K60's is not a black and white...

The choice of K60's is not a black and white thing. I put a set on my GS for an 10K mile Alaska trip. The good part is they wore like iron,(the rear was done at the end of the trip) and did OK on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By vtbob
+1 on the Sargent seat. Over 40k miles on mine...

+1 on the Sargent seat. Over 40k miles on mine 2010 F650GS. No slide forward wedgie....long a flat so on long days you can move around a bit. Evan after lots of use and boot...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
I my scrambler is was a failed ignition coil. ...

I my scrambler is was a failed ignition coil. the scrabblers have two (because of the 270 degree firing order.). It was a soft failure so some time it would run on both cylinder and then drop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By vtbob
I agree with GH41. The main advantage of the...

I agree with GH41. The main advantage of the F800GS over the F650/700GS is the long travel suspension and greater ground clearance if you want to true off road.

If you need to lower it, you lose...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 137,356
Posted By vtbob
Has anyone on this list had their aftermarket...

Has anyone on this list had their aftermarket replacement stator fail over time?

I have the electrosport...a couple of years 20K+ miles and planning a long trip...should i open it up and inspect,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 106,390
Posted By vtbob
is there any one on this list who is happy with...

is there any one on this list who is happy with their F800GT?
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
+1 !!

+1 !!
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
Extremely Nice! Would be a great world 6 day...

Extremely Nice! Would be a great world 6 day trials bike too
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By vtbob
I have a 2010 F650GS which I love...but I also...

I have a 2010 F650GS which I love...but I also love the looks and fun of a "naked-Scramber" too!!

So last winter I bought an abused, running on one cylinder Triumph 900 Scrambler, fixed it and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By vtbob
+1 yes better than K60s not sure they will...

+1 yes better than K60s not sure they will last as long though
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
A wind screen makes a bit difference on long days...

A wind screen makes a bit difference on long days at speed. It is not certain that buffeting will be less...different but not necessarily less. W/O wind screen your helmet is is "clean" air...ie...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21,884
Views: 6,421,476
Posted By vtbob
What great trip you have made. Congratulations!!...

What great trip you have made. Congratulations!!

The shifter problems, in time, will make the memories of the trip richer. You'll tell better stories.

Thinking about different bikes...after...
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