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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Canada Mike
AltRider Crashbar bags

Hey everyone,

Just thought I would share on a great product and company that can provide custom bags for the AltRider crash bars.

Robert Schober
sales@blackibags.com
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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Canada Mike
The only time I switch mine is on a major US...

The only time I switch mine is on a major US highway with the concrete slab sections avery 30 ft. I change it to comfort and it makes the super slab more enjoyable for sure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Is there a chance an assembly lube or oil was...

Is there a chance an assembly lube or oil was used to lubricate the pump seals and press it onto the engine? Just a thought on the trace of oil found.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Thanks for the input folks...So the bike went in...

Thanks for the input folks...So the bike went in last week and I had to make some decisions. My thought was to do some simple tests but not a tear down until the sample came back. Now that the sample...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Results

RESULTS! What do you Chemists think?

Print All Screen

ATT: MIKE

X : Immediate corrective action is required
Lab Number Equipment Compartment Model Jobsite Notes &nbsp ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Canada Mike
Hey good idea I'll try and swap some 1's out with...

Hey good idea I'll try and swap some 1's out with the boys in the back so I have a few extra of each.

I left blanks as well but it still works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Canada Mike
Sorry your correct...I have about 20 number 1's...

Sorry your correct...I have about 20 number 1's for some reason?
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 25,891
Posted By Canada Mike
Nemo Asashi

Nemo Asashi

The two of us like the extra room as its a 4 person tent. We opted for the garage add on to store panniers or stay out of the rain and cook.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Canada Mike
What about wrapping it in aluminum duct tape?...

What about wrapping it in aluminum duct tape? Sounds crazy but will it act as a shield?
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Canada Mike
? Battery Bus Voltage? Can you elaborate. I...

? Battery Bus Voltage? Can you elaborate.

I have the Radio and the Gerbing controller that run off the bike power and they are wired through a Denali Fuze Block and are on separate fuse links. The...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By Canada Mike
I just backed off the torx bolt and moved it up a...

I just backed off the torx bolt and moved it up a couple of splines and it made it a bit easier.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Canada Mike
+ 1 keying is easy...Stick your key in and move...

+ 1 keying is easy...Stick your key in and move around the raised ones. I think I have about 20 of the number 7's if you need any.:D
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Canada Mike
I have at least one of those and will give it a...

I have at least one of those and will give it a try and see if it keeps the thing from cutting out.

Thanks for all the info.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Canada Mike
Gerbing controller shuts off when radio is keyed?

Here's a weird one...wifey and I have bike to bike coms via two kenwood radios and two autocom super pro automatic units.

I have a gerbing controller mounted on the fairing near the fake gas tank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Sample Sent to Finning

Well everyone...Two weeks until we get the results back. I'll post the information from the report soon. I will flush all the fluid through the rad a few times and top up with new stuff now.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Canada Mike
Thanks you've been a big help.

Thanks you've been a big help.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Perfect. Found a Cat or Finning location on route...

Perfect. Found a Cat or Finning location on route to my work. I'll call them and see what the steps are to drop off samples.

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Canada Mike
Any reason to have the bike turned on while the...

Any reason to have the bike turned on while the bleeding is being completed?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Thanks for the input. I will try and find the...

Thanks for the input. I will try and find the Canadian equivalent as I don't know the rules about sending fluids to the US.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Canada Mike
LOL now that is some funny shit... I just...

LOL now that is some funny shit...

I just use the brake levers to push the fluid out and top up as I go. No Mighty Vac in my tool box.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
A good point...It's on the list to send these in...

A good point...It's on the list to send these in for analysis as I have taken samples of the fluid and some of the sludge clay like substance.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Canada Mike
Don't mean to Hijack the thread..But it just got me thinking.

So gravity bleed from the front and rear reservoir same as on any bike that does not have ABS? Does the fluid in large silver ( ABS Box) get changed doing it this way? This is why I have been told...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Canada Mike
So is it true that you can't bleed the brakes on...

So is it true that you can't bleed the brakes on the F800's without connecting to the $10,000 dollar box of lies?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Not by me...I don't think the dealer would have...

Not by me...I don't think the dealer would have added it either as they were paid by BMW to change the water pump. I will ask them to review the invoices on record to see if I did ever pay for some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Just want to thank everyone again for chiming...

Just want to thank everyone again for chiming in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
I agree..something is not right...I do have a...

I agree..something is not right...I do have a tester its one of the bulb squeeze type I'll try that. I also like the idea of sticking it in the freezer to test it as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
I like this idea...What I have notice since the...

I like this idea...What I have notice since the fluid has sat all night is the separation of the fluids. The main fluid is still brown or light pee color no doubt about that. But the other grey /dark...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
If I didn't know better I'd agree with you. I...

If I didn't know better I'd agree with you. I know the tech very well and he flushed 3 litres through the system before adding the final 2 litres. He pulled off the overflow and flushed it as well. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
So this is what I first saw when I pulled the rad...

So this is what I first saw when I pulled the rad cap off.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/vstrommike/20150405_113150_zpsnxjuebej.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
I have no white smoke on start up at all or milky...

I have no white smoke on start up at all or milky oil in the pan. The reservoir was low when I noticed it but this would have been after about 10,000 kilometers or more?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
No it has not been ruled out. I have no idea how...

No it has not been ruled out. I have no idea how this works or how I could test it with my limited knowledge of motors.

Would there be any other symptoms that I have not mentioned in the other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Thank You

Thank You everyone so far for your input and advice. I now know a little more about it and possible issues.

I topped up the overflow to the min line and we took off for 4 hours. No issues at all....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
What color is the fluid in the Rad?

Maybe I should pinch off the hose going from the overflow to the rad and pull off the rad cap and have a look inside? Could it be just the overflow tank?

There are a number of responses on the KTM...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
I am NOT a gear head by any stretch... reason why...

I am NOT a gear head by any stretch... reason why I posed the question...But if oil was going into the coolant system from the lubrication system would it not indicate so by the dip stick oil being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Help f650 gs grey rad overflow fluid.

*Never replaced the thermostat at the dealer. Once the water pump was changed I have never seen any fluid from the pump weep hole or anywhere else.

*That is what leads me to think water pump is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
I concur...May be oil in the coolant. We...

I concur...May be oil in the coolant. We immediately pulled over on the highway after it purged... The engine light only came on as soon as we turned off the highway when we got to the town. I assume...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Yes your correct that may help in the...

Yes your correct that may help in the diagnosis...The color is not Blue even remotely but a light grey.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Canada Mike
Help f650 gs grey rad overflow fluid

Hey everyone...Just doing a search for this and come up with a number or related issues on the KTM but not so many on the BMW.

This is the second time now that we will have to do a complete flush...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Canada Mike
I would be more concerned about carrying a spare...

I would be more concerned about carrying a spare Aerial Ring antenna to keep you from getting stranded than the alarm.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Canada Mike
Alarm

I have added a BMW alarm to mine and my wifes F800's I really like the idea and the added protection. What I can tell you is if you add an alarm or remove one it has to be enrolled on the system or...
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