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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Reaver
If you don't have one, get a steering stabilizer....

If you don't have one, get a steering stabilizer. :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
Even with good bolts the metal under the plastic...

Even with good bolts the metal under the plastic rack will eventually crack.

The cases use many common parts and are the same size. I've had many of each. Depends on the helmet design I guess....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,860
Posted By Reaver
Parts fiche shows a rear brake light switch but...

Parts fiche shows a rear brake light switch but no front. ABS unit has an integral pressure switch that speaks Canbus.

No advice to give. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,860
Posted By Reaver
The brake light comes on when the ABS unit...

The brake light comes on when the ABS unit detects pressure buildup...........

Default for safety is "light on".
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,961
Posted By Reaver
You mean we had Interwebs back then?

You mean we had Interwebs back then?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Reaver
Never tried a bike seat but I did get a vinyl car...

Never tried a bike seat but I did get a vinyl car seat repair place to do my Jeep seat. Lasted 4 yrs then I sold it. It was something like $40 but a much larger area. Any DIY kits on the market?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 28,037
Posted By Reaver
Ever build a ship in a bottle?

Ever build a ship in a bottle?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Reaver
BTDT! That would need approval BEFORE it was...

BTDT! That would need approval BEFORE it was ordered. :rofl


Yeah I thought so. Dealer's being difficult. The shop I was at in Ontario would order according to the number of bikes they sold that...
Forum: Latin America 03-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Reaver
Costa Rica and Shoestring don't really work in...

Costa Rica and Shoestring don't really work in the same sentence. :D That's why the ADV'rs blast through asap.

Buses are the cheapest travel option anywhere down here. You trade time for money...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Reaver
Well, for that to happen there'd have to be trust...

Well, for that to happen there'd have to be trust involved. If you were a regular Customer and were liked then it could happen. I used to put 800 chain sets on the 650's under that recall when...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Reaver
Wow. Can't argue cause I never went far on...

Wow.

Can't argue cause I never went far on one. It's essentially the same engine as in the GS as far as the noisy parts go. The '08 engines (first MY in a GS) made a loud whirr until warm and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,860
Posted By Reaver
So.....after modifying the crap out of it, you...

So.....after modifying the crap out of it, you want to keep a plug stock? :D

Sorry I don't have one. Keep in mind that the 650 single uses the same RR, stator and electrical plugs in case you find...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Reaver
In Canada anyway, the Dealer has to pay for all...

In Canada anyway, the Dealer has to pay for all parts and labour. When the recall paperwork is completed and submitted after the job is done, he gets a credit after so many days (weeks) in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
A lot of helmets fit inside the Vario Topcase....

A lot of helmets fit inside the Vario Topcase. Our System 5 and 6 do. Not sure about the Hornet.

The Vario is fine if lightly loaded and the roads are smooth. :D

Mine was overloaded on 3rd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Reaver
Did you recalibrate the idle air controller with...

Did you recalibrate the idle air controller with the 911?
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Reaver
Timing chain rattle on startup is easily fixed...

Timing chain rattle on startup is easily fixed with a new tensioner if that's what it was. I haven't researched it for piston slap being detrimental. Many high mile bikes out there. The first gen...
Forum: Latin America 03-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Reaver
baggage information for costa rica flights ...

baggage information for costa rica flights
Nature Air permits between 15 lbs. and 40 lbs. of checked baggage per person, determined by the fare class purchased.



All of your questions...
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Reaver
I'd think if you shipped bags beforehand there'd...

I'd think if you shipped bags beforehand there'd be import crap involved. Nothing is easy in this Country. You're backpacking and need more than 25lbs?

We'll be in Ojochal by then but I doubt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
It's a Post mod with the pin missing. What's up...

It's a Post mod with the pin missing. What's up with that?

Rubber pads missing too. Might be a good candidate for a permanent install with bolts.
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 350,871
Posted By Reaver
My place sucks. It's no Meat Cove. ...

My place sucks. It's no Meat Cove.






http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w428/reaver66/P2020973.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By Reaver
I only found one shop in BC. Or was that...

I only found one shop in BC.

Or was that the Rekluse? :evil

Try Bluestreakracing.ca

Good guys and I got mine there. Ships to Loserville for free. Email them for a quote.........
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
Just make sure it has the post #1 or else it's...

Just make sure it has the post #1 or else it's the old style. Pic is bottom, rear attachment.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116502&stc=1&d=1179657759
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
Uh, that's cause the 01 is the QTY and a partial...

Uh, that's cause the 01 is the QTY and a partial PN is not valid.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
There's two types of 1200 Topcases. Pre mod and...

There's two types of 1200 Topcases. Pre mod and Post mod. Pre mod's fall off the bike.


Can you post a picture of the bottom of your case at the rear mount?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Reaver
You need the F800GS luggage rack (Same as the 650...

You need the F800GS luggage rack (Same as the 650 Twin) PN 77 44 8 523 309.

Once you have that you can use either the F Series topcase or the R1200GS Topcase. That pic shows the R type.



...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Reaver
Oh look at you, all helpful and all. :D ...

Oh look at you, all helpful and all. :D

Somewhere in my Shiver thread I used my flashlight for a seal driver rather than buy one.

Loutre's dead to me. The thing I like the most about him is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Reaver
BTW, the Real north isn't anywhere near...

BTW, the Real north isn't anywhere near California. :D

I was going to say wait till the snow melts.

You just have to be patient. Stuff will show up in trickles. You need to be aware of what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Reaver
I'm hungry but too lazy to help myself. Go on up...

I'm hungry but too lazy to help myself. Go on up to the buffet and grab me some grub. None of that crap, get me the good stuff.

And hurry up.


If only there were threads on how to change...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Reaver
Maybe if you'd finish what you started punk,...

Maybe if you'd finish what you started punk, you'd have more reward points. You abandoned us. :dizave

May the Pregnant Elephant fall upon the Orange Quitter. :pissed
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Reaver
So, a BMW on a KLR budget? Got it. ...

So, a BMW on a KLR budget?

Got it.

Your best bet without making a new bike look dumb is to stick with used farkles. Ebay, local Craigslist etc. There's lots of guys that buy a bike, farkle it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Reaver
Less lazy. It's all here.

Less lazy.

It's all here.
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 350,871
Posted By Reaver
What? Who? Where? You know where I am and...

What? Who? Where?

You know where I am and that you're welcome to join us. It's only like 10 K kms or so from that unfinished shed. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Reaver
:D It can't do any harm to leave it. The...

:D

It can't do any harm to leave it. The batteries can go dead but that's about it. An 800 doesn't have TPMS so there's no issues if you leave it or not. Just unplug the damn thing and see what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 254,000
Posted By Reaver
Original battery?

Original battery?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 254,000
Posted By Reaver
Yes, but at the Dealer. Haven't seen it on a...

Yes, but at the Dealer. Haven't seen it on a GS911 yet.

It'll show Bars or PSI.

Temp in F or C.

Trip computer in MLS or KM

Etc.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Reaver
The whole thing's whacked. The bottom shows...

The whole thing's whacked.

The bottom shows 0 rpm but with all the readings including the engine load at 54.17.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Reaver
Look at the throttle % openings. :huh If he...

Look at the throttle % openings. :huh

If he was blipping the throttle then it sure looks like the TPS is stupid. Maybe needs retraining. The engine RPM rises so.........
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,069
Posted By Reaver
Where in the Great White North? ...

Where in the Great White North?

http://www.dualsportplus.com/product_p/f809-1-1200.htm

They bought my F8 as an Altrider Demo bike. Great bunch, the new owners.


...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Reaver
I followed you here from the PU. :D I'm an...

I followed you here from the PU. :D

I'm an Ex BMW Tech. The S bikes were never really a hit in Canada or the world in General. That's why they were discontinued. An '06 is a very early model....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36,567
Views: 9,555,364
Posted By Reaver
At that point, the visibility was great and not...

At that point, the visibility was great and not another vehicle in sight, so........

It was our first time there and are inexperienced flatlanders.The part most armchair critics don't realize is...
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