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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By dpm
do the plug recesses on these not have drain...

do the plug recesses on these not have drain holes?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By dpm
I'll go a maybe here.

I'll go a maybe here.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By dpm
You'll need to add a big resistor in parallel...

You'll need to add a big resistor in parallel with the solenoids to let the ZFE "see" the right load. I know that the turn signal circuit is happy as long as there's 100ohms or so at each bulb, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,755
Posted By dpm
It'll not directly translate. You'd likely need...

It'll not directly translate. You'd likely need to get a sample to a paint shop with a spectro, and do it that way.

Ah, but I see a problem. That code you posted is for a metallic colour. You best...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By dpm
As I said earlier in the thread, it's now...

As I said earlier in the thread, it's now available. Opie Oils are listing it too.

item page:
http://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/modules/mahleFilter/detail.xhtml?filterId=1343408&d=
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By dpm
strip out and clean the idle air valve in the...

strip out and clean the idle air valve in the airbox.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By dpm
Mahle internal reference is 72352094,...

Mahle internal reference is 72352094, EAN4009026933237.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By dpm
Yup, seems for real. Mahle themselves are only...

Yup, seems for real. Mahle themselves are only listing it as for the g650 tho.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By dpm
how much freeplay at the lever?

how much freeplay at the lever?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By dpm
I bought two pairs of these. Much brighter than...

I bought two pairs of these. Much brighter than stock and OE-looking.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Turn-Signal-Blinker-Indicators-For-BMW-F800GS-2007-2008-white-Led-/371180908561
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By dpm
not everyone has a MOSS, and isn't it the case...

not everyone has a MOSS, and isn't it the case that the BMW LEDs just plug straight in without programming?

Anyhoo, the measurements might help someone out some day [shrug]
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By dpm
Spent some time searching on this subject and...

Spent some time searching on this subject and didn't really get anything definitive, so here's the news.

The ZFE monitors the bulbs differently to an old-school flasher relay. To put LEDs on an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,398
Posted By dpm
Got weighed during the brake test portion of the...

Got weighed during the brake test portion of the local safety inspection. 130kg on the front, 170 on the back.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By dpm
It's an LED bank controlled by the computer, you...

It's an LED bank controlled by the computer, you can't really "tap into" it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By dpm
for oil to get into the coolant it has to be at a...

for oil to get into the coolant it has to be at a higher pressure than the coolant and there aren't that many places where this is the case. Always assuming someone hasn't dumped something into the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By dpm
I'm sure there are instances where a...

I'm sure there are instances where a solidly-mounted plate will resonate loudly if firmly-bolted.

But I'm intrigued by all this "shearing off" stuff. The plate pivots on the front bolt and then...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By dpm
^ I've a spare LL in the garage if you want to...

^ I've a spare LL in the garage if you want to try it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By dpm
I think I posted some info at the time, I'll try...

I think I posted some info at the time, I'll try and find it later if I get a chance.

But the brackets needed bent a touch at the top end, and a spacer about a 1/2" thick between the bodywork and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By dpm
Done it. You can either add a couple of spacers...

Done it. You can either add a couple of spacers and bend the supplied brackets a touch to fit, or buy the support bar for the OE Touring screen and use it instead.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By dpm
71 60 7 701 957

71 60 7 701 957
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By dpm
get the support bar for the BMW Touring screen,...

get the support bar for the BMW Touring screen, the GIVI screws right on and then you've got a bar to clamp onto.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By dpm
What you're saying is clear, I just don't agree...

What you're saying is clear, I just don't agree with it. Do scope traces confirm this massive voltage spike you allude to at startup? What time period does it take the R/R to settle into control?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By dpm
whut? a bulb's inrush (cold) current is nothing...

whut?
a bulb's inrush (cold) current is nothing to do with the alternator or canbus...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By dpm
has the oil cooler and it's gasket been ruled out?

has the oil cooler and it's gasket been ruled out?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,270
Posted By dpm
well, you disconnected the pump motor, the valve...

well, you disconnected the pump motor, the valve solenoids, and the pressure sensor that operates the brakelights. I can see why it wouldn't be happy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By dpm
This side of the Pond, either a Lubro-Moly...

This side of the Pond, either a Lubro-Moly product or (if you have access, it's pretty much trade-only) Forte.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By dpm
did you open and clean the idle actuator?

did you open and clean the idle actuator?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,153
Posted By dpm
nope, no knock sensors. The knock value is either...

nope, no knock sensors. The knock value is either some unknown calculated internal number or (as was postulated in that other thread) the ECU is using ionisation voltage or some other technique to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,270
Posted By dpm
there's a microswitch in the front master cyl,...

there's a microswitch in the front master cyl, looks not unlike the clutch switch.

Bosch ABS has all the logic inside the ABS unit. Your twisted pairs are front and rear sensors, plus CAN-BUS.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,153
Posted By dpm
IR thermometer on the downpipes- which side is...

IR thermometer on the downpipes- which side is missing? Swap plugs, coils, injectors- one at a time- see if the fault moves.

Unless a coil pack or injector fails electrically, the ECU can't tell...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,153
Posted By dpm
Fault codes and live data are just a tool. It's...

Fault codes and live data are just a tool. It's up to the skilled technician (or random parts changer, in some dealerships) to understand the data and what it means, using targeted faultfinding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,153
Posted By dpm
what are you asking about the data? What did the...

what are you asking about the data? What did the bike do at this time. Was it just idling, or did you blip the throttle to try and recover it?

There's certainly something odd- dumping fuel in and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,611
Posted By dpm
the "service tool" kit from the dealer is pretty...

the "service tool" kit from the dealer is pretty good and covers most stuff.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By dpm
ran the tape measure over my 658. Bars are...

ran the tape measure over my 658.

Bars are 34"
Front plastics at widest point are 22" (above the knees)
GIVI crashbars are 25"
rear footest hangers are 25"

looks like it'll go.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By dpm
any way you want. Tape measure, or marked...

any way you want. Tape measure, or marked oil-sucker tube. You're measuring from the top, after all.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By dpm
I always thought the MCCT Lada used in their cars...

I always thought the MCCT Lada used in their cars was great- it had a light adjuster spring, and a cap-nut which had a locking collet in it.

Slacken capnut, gently turn engine over , tighten...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By dpm
sheesh, it's not so hard. Pop the cap, pull the...

sheesh, it's not so hard. Pop the cap, pull the spring and spacer, reassemble t'other way round. Ten minutes a leg? A minute or two more if you need to slacken the handlebards for access.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By dpm
spacers normally go at the top.

spacers normally go at the top.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By dpm
Isn't the standard front sprocket a 17t?

Isn't the standard front sprocket a 17t?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,270
Posted By dpm
IIRC the ECU monitors fan current- if the Spal is...

IIRC the ECU monitors fan current- if the Spal is too beefy, a relay may not help you...
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