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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By JRWooden
Not sure this is a good idea, but I'll suggest it...

Not sure this is a good idea, but I'll suggest it anyway ... :lol3

with some of the "fixed height" riser designs (typically 20 / 25mm rise), you might be able to stack two kits on top of each...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By JRWooden
I can't help you on cables as I only went up...

I can't help you on cables as I only went up about 1.5" and my stock cables were OK, but I didn't like how tight the brake line was at full lock so got a front brake line from these guys: ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By JRWooden
Do you have any details on the ECU update? i...

Do you have any details on the ECU update?
i have a 2009 model year, I wonder if it would apply to my bike?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By JRWooden
Were you able to find a non-dealer (cheaper)...

Were you able to find a non-dealer (cheaper) source? :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By JRWooden
Another inmate was kind enough to take one out of...

Another inmate was kind enough to take one out of his junk box for me, or if you are friends with any of the local dealerships they might save one for you if they do a non-warranty replacement.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 638,303
Posted By JRWooden
VERY NICE WORK! :clap

VERY NICE WORK! :clap
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 43,111
Posted By JRWooden
The unheated hoses are not very expensive (~$35)...

The unheated hoses are not very expensive (~$35) which is about 10X what it should cost but ... hey mark-ups in america....

I didn't realize that difference my first trip out and ended up cutting...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,173
Posted By JRWooden
trouble saving new routes ???

I've suddenly started having trouble saving new routes (from an existing base route) anybody else have this issue?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By JRWooden
I'd be interested....

I'd be interested....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 70,923
Posted By JRWooden
Besides the "bic" spring (which I think is...

Besides the "bic" spring (which I think is internal to the tensioner assembly?) there is a 2nd spring at least on my 2009 design that appears to apply pressure between the "plug" in the back of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By JRWooden
My 1982 Honda XL250R has a mechanism similar to...

My 1982 Honda XL250R has a mechanism similar to what you describe :rofl

Besides the "bic" spring (which I think is internal to the tensioner assembly?) there is a 2nd spring at least on my 2009...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By JRWooden
measuring the slack..

This page is for the 650 single, but it would be reasonable to think that slack could be measured the same way on the twins if we knew the dimensions.... which is roughly how the "magic tool" is...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 43,111
Posted By JRWooden
Alternative to powered humidifier

I'm sure one of these will not work for some people in cold/low relative humidity climates, but during nice weather with higher relative humidity I'm happy with leaving my S9 Humidifier at home and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By JRWooden
The site I linked has lots of data on thread...

The site I linked has lots of data on thread size/pitch length of filter and etc....

Having a pressure releif valve is presumably important ... I have no idea if the pressure settings should be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 70,923
Posted By JRWooden
That's my question too.... does oil actually...

That's my question too....
does oil actually add additional "tension" ... or is it "just" for damping....

Indy ... since you probably have an old unit laying around ...
would you mind pushing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By JRWooden
There's a thread here with some P/N: ...

There's a thread here with some P/N:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/21733-F800-GS-Oil-Filter-Cross-Reference

Personally I would not trust a filter just because it fit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By JRWooden
tensioner ... stupid question

I've had my cam chain tensioner out, and inspected it ... but until now the following question had not occurred to me:

There is a spring in the tensioner assembly that provides tension, but does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By JRWooden
Thanks GT! I'll probably do that for my next...

Thanks GT!

I'll probably do that for my next bike nap...
I already cracked the glass on this one trying to figure out how it was put together ........... :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By JRWooden
There is no built-in way to adjust the height of...

There is no built-in way to adjust the height of the rear brake pedal, but I think you'll find this thread of interest:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23656063#post23656063
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 187,701
Posted By JRWooden
Looks very well done! :clap but we need...

Looks very well done! :clap

but we need another picture from the "long view" :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By JRWooden
Thanks guys ... I'm seeing just a small amount on...

Thanks guys ... I'm seeing just a small amount on long trips when running at highway speeds.... no big deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 187,701
Posted By JRWooden
that came out very well.... I have a buddy in...

that came out very well....
I have a buddy in the sign business I'm going to have to kick thru his scrap bin for some goodies.... :evil

Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,741
Posted By JRWooden
Pressure washing?

One cause seems to be pressure washing or car wash stall washing of the bike which causes water intrusion....

I some thread Reaver disassembled and cleaned one with success as I recall....
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By JRWooden
Oil Consumption?

What kind of oil consumption rates are you high-mile guys seeing?

I have 45K miles on my twin ... and I'm starting to use a just bit....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 187,701
Posted By JRWooden
Clever ... how did you fabricate your "modesty...

Clever ... how did you fabricate your "modesty panel" :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,023
Posted By JRWooden
I wish I'd have found out about this option...

I wish I'd have found out about this option before my reflector went to shit......... :cry
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By JRWooden
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By JRWooden
If you have the $$$ I'd probably go with the...

If you have the $$$ I'd probably go with the Vario.
It has an optional backrest for your daughter,
would be keyed to the ignition, matches your pannieres,
comes with quick-release mount,
and does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By JRWooden
I'm with you Indy on being conservative.... ...

I'm with you Indy on being conservative....
I've replaced heads and valves on several "interference" auto engines...

I have the F658GS with the much milder grind cam, it's my suspicion that my...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 92,063
Posted By JRWooden
I agree that cost to mfg. is probably less than...

I agree that cost to mfg. is probably less than $80 bucks, but I'll bet the cost of liability insurance is a MAJOR factor in the overall price of the product due to the litigious nature of the USA...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By JRWooden
Thanks mr B! I did look at them, but they...

Thanks mr B!

I did look at them, but they didn't quite tickle my fancy....
That, and I'm between jobs right now and might splurge but .... if I can find an OEM take-off ... my wallet would be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By JRWooden
Who knew .... :rofl Women are like that some...

Who knew .... :rofl
Women are like that some times....

The parts fiche lists separate P/N for left and right so I think something is different... list price is $81 bucks so .... ummmmmm I ain't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By JRWooden
Elaborate away ... that would be great .... ...

Elaborate away ... that would be great .... :clap

or if one of you guys that swapped out your OEM mirrors for something else would like to send me a right-side unit ... I'd be much obliged ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By JRWooden
Anybody in the USA got access to the the...

Anybody in the USA got access to the the wholesale parts catalogs to see if it's available on this side of the pond? :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By JRWooden
Check this thread for some ideas: ...

Check this thread for some ideas:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445999
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JRWooden
Thanks .......... that makes sense, and the...

Thanks .......... that makes sense, and the steering damper is a big plus :-)
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 43,111
Posted By JRWooden
There are a bunch of charts and estimators on the...

There are a bunch of charts and estimators on the Resmed website.
My guess would be that a 14Ah battery (like in our bikes) would run the S9 for two nights without the humidifier, but I wouldn't run...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JRWooden
Snowy: My first stupid question for today comes...

Snowy:
My first stupid question for today comes to you :lol3 :

When you do the above ... does it increase the odds of a tank-slapper, or with this setup are you planning to be going slowly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,171
Posted By JRWooden
revive old thread?

My bike took a nap the other day and broke off one of the OEM mirrors....

I have been using these mirror extenders: http://f800depot.com/ztechnik-mirror-wideners-f800-650gs.html
so as to get a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By JRWooden
mind sharing the name of the manufacturer of...

mind sharing the name of the manufacturer of these sprockets?

I think I want to spend my $$$ elsewhere :huh

Are they steel or aluminum?
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