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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,370
Posted By m5guy
Throw away the key on this guy.

I have a longtime friend who is also a prosecutor with the SB District Attorney's office. I am sending her a link to this thread so she can tell the DA assigned to this case to bust the driver's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By m5guy
Tuckerware, I ride an F800GS and I'm down in...

Tuckerware, I ride an F800GS and I'm down in Ventura. I've ridden a few of the trails behind Santa Barbara and Ojai (up near Pine Mountain off the 33), and also in the Ballard Canyon OHV. However,...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 116,704
Posted By m5guy
MC Superstore Coupon Code needed

Hi Guys, if anyone has a 10% off coupon code available that they have not used, can you PM me please? I need to buy a new jacket and pants combo and the 10 off will come in handy. I will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By m5guy
I am putting about 10,000 miles a year on mine as...

I am putting about 10,000 miles a year on mine as a commuter bike, going from Ventura to the south bay (Compton/Carson) area a couple of times a week. The 800 does okay, but when traffic is hauling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,266
Posted By m5guy
+ 1 on Ventura. I'm on the east side of town...

+ 1 on Ventura. I'm on the east side of town near Kimball and Telegraph.

Loudo, you need to check out Ventura. It's a coastal city far enough away from Los Angeles that you don't have to deal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By m5guy
I am running the 1OffMotorsport HID headlight...

I am running the 1OffMotorsport HID headlight conversion (low beam only) and a pair of ADVMonster Model 60 floods. The ADVMonsters are wired up to a dimmer so I can run them at whatever setting I...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 971,891
Posted By m5guy
Jazz62, you probably figured this out already,...

Jazz62, you probably figured this out already, but using the horn wiring to trigger the full bright setting is not going to work. The high beam trigger wire needs a consistent 12V hot current to...
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 971,891
Posted By m5guy
F800GS Installation Notes

Hi John,

Thanks again for the quick shipping on my Model 60s. They work great! Here are some tips for other F800GS owners doing the installation and using your remote control dimmer module:
...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 971,891
Posted By m5guy
Recommendations for BMW F800GS

Hi Sanjoh, just sent you a PM asking for a recommendation on what to run on my bike. Thanks in advance!

-Greg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 28,682
Posted By m5guy
Great thread!

Guitarhack, thanks for posting your ride photos and daily reports. What a great idea to have your chase crew (aka family) making the trip with you. Sounds like the best kind of vacation -- you get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By m5guy
Great pictures and captions! Makes me want to...

Great pictures and captions! Makes me want to take a vacation from work without telling the wife, then hit the road for a couple of days!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By m5guy
What kind of bikes are you guys riding? That...

What kind of bikes are you guys riding? That might help us/me recommend some local roads for you.
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 85,978
Posted By m5guy
Got mine too. Thanks HTC! Installed it this...

Got mine too. Thanks HTC! Installed it this afternoon and went out for a short ride. Weather was in the mid-60's so I had the switch set to the blue position. Very noticeable improvement in the...
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 85,978
Posted By m5guy
I've got a bid on your Ebay auction, but having...

I've got a bid on your Ebay auction, but having to wait for 5 days until the auction ends and bidding back and forth against other people to get one is lame. Can you just create a new auction with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,016
Posted By m5guy
I just installed the 1OFF Moto HID low beam on my...

I just installed the 1OFF Moto HID low beam on my F800GS this past weekend. My morning commute is always in the dark (I leave the house around 4:45am) so I was able to test it immediately this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,361
Posted By m5guy
New rider, new bike

Welcome to the addiction! Ride safe.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,555
Posted By m5guy
The factory grips are hard as granite and offer...

The factory grips are hard as granite and offer no vibration dampening. I've found that loosening my grip on the grips/bars helps a little.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,016
Posted By m5guy
Good to hear from someone else using the 1off HID...

Good to hear from someone else using the 1off HID conversion. UPS just dropped off mine yesterday and I'll be installing it this week. Where did you tuck away the ballast?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By m5guy
Congrats! I did the same. Sold my DRZ-SM last...

Congrats! I did the same. Sold my DRZ-SM last year and bought a used F800GS 2 weeks ago. It's great to be able to rip along at speeds above 70mph for a couple of hours at a time. Never could have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,718
Posted By m5guy
45-47mpg

800GS with a Cee Bailey windscreen. Getting 45-47mpg with mostly freeway/highway riding. Speeds normally range between 60mph-75mph.
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,732
Posted By m5guy
RIP Mark

I was at a trade show in Las Vegas on Friday and had a quick meeting with one of our company's regional sales reps from Northern California. We exchanged greetings and I asked him how he and his...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By m5guy
There is a north loop you can try too, past Lake...

There is a north loop you can try too, past Lake Cachuma on Hwy 154. Do a Google Maps search on Happy Canyon Road. Ride Happy Canyon north past Figueroa Mountain Road. There's a great off road...
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,598
Posted By m5guy
Glad to hear you are okay. Please post pics of...

Glad to hear you are okay. Please post pics of your gear if you have a minute free. I'd like to see how your Alpinestars jacket held up as I'm thinking of getting one to fill in the utility gap...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,025
Posted By m5guy
Checkin In

Hey Rodney, just checking in on your thread to see how you're doing. Glad to hear you're recovering. Hang in there. In the mean time, I'm guessing you are returning to the world of 4 wheels. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,944
Posted By m5guy
Yes, it's not really visible from the freeway. ...

Yes, it's not really visible from the freeway. Get off at Osborne and head north of the freeway. It's in a semi-residential area on the left side of the street.
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,457
Posted By m5guy
Old drivers - off topic

BUBB, I hope your wife is able to make a full recovery and start riding again. If this was her first accident, it will be a little tough for her to get back in the saddle without fear.

Off...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By m5guy
I've taken one of the Admo-Tours classes out at...

I've taken one of the Admo-Tours classes out at El Mirage. Admo is run by a guy named Uwe and he's a pretty good coach. I would recommend him as a legit riding instructor and tour operator. You can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By m5guy
If you need a copy of your CA driving record,...

If you need a copy of your CA driving record, it's simple. Just go to your local DMV, wait in line, and ask the clerk to run you a copy of your driving record. I'm not sure if they charge for that,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,279
Posted By m5guy
Another vote here for the DRZ. Mine has been...

Another vote here for the DRZ. Mine has been absolutely trouble free, although models built prior to 2006 should be upgraded to a manual cam chain tensioner. All I do is clean the air filter,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,567
Posted By m5guy
[quote=bimmerx2]Not a face plant but could/should...

[quote=bimmerx2]Not a face plant but could/should have been...

.... .You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting one the local LEO's trolling the area - and I like it that way because...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,645
Posted By m5guy
I also saw the big CHP motorhome parked at the...

I also saw the big CHP motorhome parked at the lookout spot above the Rock Store on Mulholland. Luckily I passed it early (around 9:15) before they were ready for business.

Every year the CHP...
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