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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,896
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: 330
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: 1,851
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: 647
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: 763
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: 272
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: 272
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: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By dpm
71 60 7 701 957

71 60 7 701 957
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
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: 1,175
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: 1,175
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: 1,851
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: 173
Views: 25,765
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: 1,515
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: 1,515
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: 6,585
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: 173
Views: 25,765
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: 6,585
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: 6,585
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: 6,585
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: 2,965
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: 838
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: 1,978
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: 1,327
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: 487
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: 319
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: 980
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: 173
Views: 25,765
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...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,658
Posted By dpm
there will always be black stuff in the filter,...

there will always be black stuff in the filter, it's carbon from the pump motor's brushes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 110,686
Posted By dpm
a small pick/screwdriver and push one end of the...

a small pick/screwdriver and push one end of the circlip *down* works well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 110,686
Posted By dpm
both, but the circlip in particular. There isn't...

both, but the circlip in particular. There isn't too much preload on the cap, and it has a sealing O-ring so the friction from that slows it down a bit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 110,686
Posted By dpm
push down on the cap then carefully flick out the...

push down on the cap then carefully flick out the wire circlip. Be warned, it'll try to fly away...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,494
Posted By dpm
it's not an 800.

it's not an 800.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,494
Posted By dpm
Is this an 800 or a smaller sibling?

Is this an 800 or a smaller sibling?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,518
Posted By dpm
loosen your throttle cable so there's loadsa play...

loosen your throttle cable so there's loadsa play in it, and take your bike for a run. That's what it feels like.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,518
Posted By dpm
Answered already. Restricted F bikes have a...

Answered already. Restricted F bikes have a different throttle cam. Some years, it's a compete throttle body swapout, others have both cams moulded as a single piece and you just shift the cable into...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,048
Posted By dpm
condensate from the engine breather? Pretty...

condensate from the engine breather? Pretty normal if so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 615,050
Posted By dpm
A data point for anyone who cares. I bought the...

A data point for anyone who cares. I bought the Givi Airflow a while back and while still impressed with it, I was never totally satisfied with the fit on my 658 as the brackets are for the 700 and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,518
Posted By dpm
Might want to look at the throttle cam that the...

Might want to look at the throttle cam that the cable wraps around, behind the engine. Some variants have a cam with both the restricted and unrestricted channels, and I'm sure you could *quietly*...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 615,050
Posted By dpm
http://www.puigusa.com/tuning-bikes/bmw-f800-gs-ad...

http://www.puigusa.com/tuning-bikes/bmw-f800-gs-adventure-2014/touring-screen/c171en/f1-r19-m4519/
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