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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By IckyBob
In my experience the best way to do it is with...

In my experience the best way to do it is with the forks off the bike. I know it sounds like a big job but it really isn't. As long as you have a decent spot to do the work like a garage, shed or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By IckyBob
Sounds sweet! I'm interested. Couple of...

Sounds sweet! I'm interested. Couple of questions, where did you buy? And how much brighter over stock is it? A solid guesstimation. I'm all about bro science.

Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By IckyBob
yesterday I setup the InReach on the Mac, fired...

yesterday I setup the InReach on the Mac, fired off a few test messages and got it connected to my iPhone via Bluetooth. I downloaded the free 'EarthMate' app and it works brilliantly so far. I did...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By IckyBob
Thanks a Mtl. I do have an iPhone and it's always...

Thanks a Mtl. I do have an iPhone and it's always inside my jacket pocket. That's good advice I will try that out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By IckyBob
I figure the likelihood of me getting separated...

I figure the likelihood of me getting separated from my bike is very minimal. Unless I crash and fly off my bike down a cliff. The more likely thing is I crash and hurt myself or damage my bike to...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By IckyBob
Welcome to the club of those who have crashed...

Welcome to the club of those who have crashed bikes. Two types of riders, those who have been down and those that will go down.

I'm glad you are okay and in good spirits. At the end of the day...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By IckyBob
DeLorme inReach SE

I just picked up an DeLorme inReach SE, couldn't pass up on the deal. Regular 319cdn +tax it was on for 230cdn. I am often deep into the bowels of the Ontarian Forrest with no cell reception, solo. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By IckyBob
Dents and scratches are like your adv riding...

Dents and scratches are like your adv riding resume! Keep the dent be proud of it and be proud of the future dents, dings and scratches that will inevitably come. Unless you are on the street all the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By IckyBob
Where do I check for play in the steering head? I...

Where do I check for play in the steering head? I have no damper so I can rule that out.

If it's the rotors and that's just the way it is I can live with that, albeit still slightly annoyed. My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By IckyBob
that was 8am to noon today. All off road and boy...

that was 8am to noon today. All off road and boy was she muddy and rocky and sandy. And awesome!!! I'm not the only pervert here who rides his 800 off road 80% of the time am I?

I was pretty sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By IckyBob
Clunking from front end

A clunk is the best way I can describe this noise. It's evident off road at slow speed especially on rocks. The only thing I can think of is its the front floating rotors. Am I right? What else could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By IckyBob
So today I blasted some back roads and some very...

So today I blasted some back roads and some very rough trails, littered with large rocks, mud, grass, even bigger rocks and lots of deep water as it's been raining here for a few days. What a day!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By IckyBob
1. Seppuku is the only answer in this...

1. Seppuku is the only answer in this case......:huh

2. Well I saw how many views you had and no replies and I know that suck sometimes. I'm not sure I can help you but I will offer what I can.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By IckyBob
Calling all suspension gurus....

'13, 800. Installed Ohlins front Fka 105 cartridge kit. Rear is touratech expedition.

Trying to get it set up and dialled in. I have the rear sag and ride height within specs.

The front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 81,728
Posted By IckyBob
That is one of the coolest 800's I've seen! ...

That is one of the coolest 800's I've seen!

a couple months back in installed the Ohlins drop in cartridge kit. I was never 100% confident all the air was bled out of the right leg. It was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
Green thumb, I can vouch for the pirelli...

Green thumb,

I can vouch for the pirelli scorpion rally on the front. It is quite aggressive but that pays off road. It's an absolute biter in sand and mud. The wear rate is pretty good as well. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By IckyBob
Well that's why they call it 'Adventure' riding....

Well that's why they call it 'Adventure' riding. No one said it was going to be easy!

In the Middle East they drive Toyota corollas across the desert. Africans ride 125 Chinese knock off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By IckyBob
I just recently removed my Britannia Composties...

I just recently removed my Britannia Composties Mirage 2 and put the stock wind screen back on. This year I went with the the 'less is more' approach. Ditched my hard boxes and am using Giant loop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By IckyBob
Josh, I just sold my sw motech racks and...

Josh,

I just sold my sw motech racks and Trax hard boxes and used the money to purchase Giant Loop Great Basin which came yesterday. I have fitted it to the bike although it was hastily packed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By IckyBob
100% you do NOT need to remove the front calipers...

100% you do NOT need to remove the front calipers to get the front wheel off, same goes for putting it back on. I do it all the time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By IckyBob
If anyone that rides off road and had even a tiny...

If anyone that rides off road and had even a tiny thought about suspension upgrades do it!! It's absolutely awesome and transforms the bike. I can't say it enough. I was hauling ass down an old train...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,039
Posted By IckyBob
I live in rural Canada so no Starbucks here. Best...

I live in rural Canada so no Starbucks here. Best we have is Tim Hortons and that's usually filled up with Harley's and more leather than a Cher concert. So if I ride for a coffee it's down a fire...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By IckyBob
Grettle I am an F800 guy so I'm not familiar with...

Grettle I am an F800 guy so I'm not familiar with the 1200 front end. If I was you I would Google the front wheel technical diagram. It's an exploded view of hthe wheel and will show you in detail...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,385
Posted By IckyBob
Incredible riding. Great videos. It's nice to see...

Incredible riding. Great videos. It's nice to see someone riding like this on a GS! You don't always need a 250 to go mental off road. Again thanks for the post!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By IckyBob
Really? I use electronic vernier calipers when I...

Really? I use electronic vernier calipers when I tighten and realign my wheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By IckyBob
My rear one looks exactly the same as that one in...

My rear one looks exactly the same as that one in the picture. Not sure why. What's the cause of this? Is it bad that they look like that? I think my front ones are the same.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By IckyBob
I have been frequenting woodyswheelworks site too...

I have been frequenting woodyswheelworks site too much! The irresponsible side of says to get a new kick ass front wheel! Think I will hold off. The wobble is tolerable. Spending close to a grand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
Brilliant, looks like it's going to go on my ever...

Brilliant, looks like it's going to go on my ever growing wish list! God this is an expensive passion.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By IckyBob
The side to side wobble was there with the...

The side to side wobble was there with the Pirelli street tire that was installed and balanced at a shop with weights. It is still there even though I have installed the rally myself and balanced...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By IckyBob
Front wheel wobble

I have a persistent and slight front wheel wobble side to side. It is not as though it's un rideable. At highway speed I stand up and look down and can see it. Thankfully due to the crappy Canadian...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
Funny I just got back from a ride. I was down an...

Funny I just got back from a ride. I was down an old rail bed with out the tracks. Loose gravel thick in some parts. Now that I have my suspension sorted I am going a lot faster than I used to with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
That tire in the video must have been made of...

That tire in the video must have been made of gummi Bears. Every time I change tires I end up sweating, pissed off, bloody knuckles and the dog goes back in the house.

If this really does work I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
Snowy, how is the off road performance of the E09...

Snowy, how is the off road performance of the E09 compared to the Pirelli rally?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
How is the E09 to mount? I do my own tires. The...

How is the E09 to mount? I do my own tires. The other I tried mounting a rear kenda big block on my mates klr and it didn't go on. Had to take it to a shop. Stiffest sidewall I have ever seen. I plan...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By IckyBob
Nice bike! It's quite clean though. :rofl the...

Nice bike! It's quite clean though. :rofl the seat is awful I know. Have a look at Renazco racing, they make incredible handmade seats.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 194,872
Posted By IckyBob
I am currently running the Rally scorpion front...

I am currently running the Rally scorpion front and rear. Absolute beast of a tire off road. When the back runs out of tread I may try the E09.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,039
Posted By IckyBob
Man, that is one big clean machine! I bet it...

Man, that is one big clean machine! I bet it feels different than a GS down the highway!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,039
Posted By IckyBob
Awesome pictures! Looks like you ate the roost of...

Awesome pictures! Looks like you ate the roost of some other bikes. I bet you had a blast. I am definitely interested in which parts to pay extra attention too after a muddy rise and wash off. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By IckyBob
I am the same height as you and yes it sits a bit...

I am the same height as you and yes it sits a bit taller. After I properly adjusted the sag it was better. I think the Renazco seat is also contributing to the added height in my bike. I am very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By IckyBob
I talked with Alex at Konflict for a while on the...

I talked with Alex at Konflict for a while on the phone and he helped me immensely with my decision. Couldn't be happier with my setup.
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