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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By tofire409
Ask away! Unless you really messed up, you...

Ask away!

Unless you really messed up, you may not notice till much latter when your sprockets and chain would have an odd wear pattern. Your break pads may also have uneven wear as well.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By tofire409
BMW F800GS - with LED tail light Bike Wire...

BMW F800GS - with LED tail light
Bike Wire Color
Brown
Blue/Grey - License Plate Light
Gray with Black Tracer, repeating Yellow dots
Blue with Black Tracer
Blue with Red...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
That would be fantastic! :clap My hope is to...

That would be fantastic! :clap

My hope is to mount the rotopax units to the racks and have the Reckless fit over the whole thing and not affect the gas cap.
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400...

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/f4/f4ff94c6-c493-4d6c-86ce-c6fbdb8d1ee1_400.jpg

This stuff would be perfect if you are worried about heat.

Home Depot Oatey heat shield for...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409...

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/Panniers/20150501_132928_zpsq8kpzmuk.jpg (http://s388.photobucket.com/user/tofire409/media/Panniers/20150501_132928_zpsq8kpzmuk.jpg.html)

I'm not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8,106
Views: 2,804,103
Posted By tofire409
Nice pic!! Welcome aboard... Please...

Nice pic!!

Welcome aboard...

Please fill out some of your profile so we can be jealous of were you live and get to ride all of the time :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By tofire409
It should... If you have one or a friend...

It should...

If you have one or a friend that does, I'd be tempted to use a large wood clamp on it. Put an oversized socket on one side and one that is just under sized on the nut. That way you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By tofire409
If it's too tight, at best the chain stretches...

If it's too tight, at best the chain stretches and wears out prematurely.

If you don't want to disconnect the rear shock and get the swingarm in a straight line (tightest point) from the drive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By tofire409
https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMi...

https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0006590.png?v=04282014

I can't find any bearings on the engine case. It should go, but the needle bearing is seized to the bolt for sure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By tofire409
There are tones of threads about what you are...

There are tones of threads about what you are after. Start here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604

You'll want to go with the small connector above the battery, but it's known...
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
Thanks Dave, I had a look at another product...

Thanks Dave,

I had a look at another product and it would not work.

I don't want to buy before I see it or try it...kind of tough being so far away.
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
Any pictures of the Reckless 80 on a F800? ...

Any pictures of the Reckless 80 on a F800?

I'm wondering how it fits with a SW rack left on to carry RotoPax and access to the fuel tank.

Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By tofire409
The manual is pretty good at telling you how and...

The manual is pretty good at telling you how and the tolerances.

I'd spin the tire and measure a few times just to see if there's any tight spots.

One quick way of seeing if you are in...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,336
Posted By tofire409
This is the start just off 41 south of Bon Echo...

This is the start just off 41 south of Bon Echo park last August. I was expecing a tech trail off in the distance so I took the "easy trial":fpalm
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 263,397
Posted By tofire409
Is this the plug? ...

Is this the plug?

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/20140614_182157_zps2jvcxjn5.jpg

If so, you can get a 3 wire adapter to power a relay for high watt lighting or...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 44,597
Posted By tofire409
http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i...

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-RpFQd7Z/0/XL/194-XL.jpg



+1 :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By tofire409
Actually you have to check the list... all BMW's...

Actually you have to check the list... all BMW's are admissible to Canada. You just have to take it to CND tire to have it "safetied" or Canadianized and that there are not recalls.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By tofire409
I haven't seen any...not sure it's worth the...

I haven't seen any...not sure it's worth the expense if you can find them. Just wrap the bar in rubber/silicone tape, tighten the worm clamp and if you want them black add more wrap to the outside.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 244,870
Posted By tofire409
It's not a F7 but they share the a lot of the...

It's not a F7 but they share the a lot of the same parts...

I've got the SW rack with Pelican 1520's. I cut up a cheap plastic cutting board to make mounts and the cases have their own areas for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By tofire409
:photog Guilty...

:photog

Guilty...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,000
Posted By tofire409
1. Common sense...usually shows after I really...

1. Common sense...usually shows after I really needed it
2. Spot beacon, esp when wandering by myself - keeps the family happy
3. back up maps of wherever I'm travelling
4. ear buds for music or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By tofire409
here's what I did... ...

here's what I did...

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/file_zps055259fc.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By tofire409
It's an F8... but no mods needed ...

It's an F8... but no mods needed

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/file_zps6e529ecc.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,675
Posted By tofire409
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By tofire409
:amazon Didn't mean to start anything... ...

:amazon

Didn't mean to start anything...
:hide
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 283,117
Posted By tofire409
If you can't wait...just get a piece of metal...

If you can't wait...just get a piece of metal (washer or whatever) to span the gap.

BTW, love that the owners jumped in so fast:clap
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,939,334
Posted By tofire409
Does it need cell service? The spots use...

Does it need cell service? The spots use satellite...not perfect but pretty good.

Geigerrig should be in the vendor section here and when I ordered I got a free inline water filter. It's a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By tofire409
What's your milage? I'd be temped to take...

What's your milage?

I'd be temped to take the rear axle and sprocket apart. Check the bearings as itsatdm suggested.

I'd also see if your calliper has frozen with everything apart. Mine did,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By tofire409
Any excuse for a ride :deal

Any excuse for a ride :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By tofire409
Did they change the controls before the F8's? ...

Did they change the controls before the F8's?

I was sad to see the BMW signal controls leave...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,939,334
Posted By tofire409
Depends on the facilities at the where I'm...

Depends on the facilities at the where I'm staying.

I have a Geigerrig backpack with a filter to use in an emergency. I usually boil the water before I start thinking about turning in for the...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 276,069
Posted By tofire409
http://www.mec.ca/product/5028-666/gear-aid-tenaci...

http://www.mec.ca/product/5028-666/gear-aid-tenacious-clean-tape-patches/?Ntk=productsearch_en_q32008&No=40&h=10&q=seam%2Bsealer
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By tofire409
It would be a cheaper way to resolve it...but I...

It would be a cheaper way to resolve it...but I think it would drive me nuts!

Besides it feeds into my tool habit :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By tofire409
I found that it's the best way to learn how to...

I found that it's the best way to learn how to use a helicoil or timecert thread repair...the KLR case is made of hardened cheese but the bolt is tough :baldy

After that experience, I kinda like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By tofire409
The signal controls are different...the stator is...

The signal controls are different...the stator is different:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By tofire409
My rear calliper has a bit of a moan...thought it...

My rear calliper has a bit of a moan...thought it was the rear shock till I applied the rear break, did the same movement and no moan.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By tofire409
how about something like this... ...

how about something like this...

http://www.tchweb.com/tchresource/images/product-images/501-2485/501-2485800-l.gif
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,574
Posted By tofire409
I used it for 3W led running lights and it does...

I used it for 3W led running lights and it does shut off eventually (10min or so). I have put them on a switch so I turn them off when I shut the bike off. The can bus sometimes needs to be cycled...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,574
Posted By tofire409
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409...

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/20140614_182157_zps2jvcxjn5.jpg (http://s388.photobucket.com/user/tofire409/media/F800%20lights/20140614_182157_zps2jvcxjn5.jpg.html)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By tofire409
Nice customer service!! :clap

Nice customer service!! :clap
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