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Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By markymcd
I'm building a prototype rally screen that will...

I'm building a prototype rally screen that will bolt on to the faceplate like it was made by the factory ( I hope ). When I've got my prototype on and tested I'll snap a couple of shots and if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12,887
Views: 2,516,622
Posted By markymcd
Any mods are great even if they're not the right...

Any mods are great even if they're not the right ones. You at least get to tinker and find out what works well for you. Screw everyone that says you've made a mistake. We'd all be as boring as shit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12,887
Views: 2,516,622
Posted By markymcd
I've got a $300 Kryptonite Fuggetaboutit Chain...

I've got a $300 Kryptonite Fuggetaboutit Chain Lock and an alarmed disc lock. Also a hidden GPS tracker which will email me if it's on the move which in turn vibrates the watch on my wrist when i'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12,887
Views: 2,516,622
Posted By markymcd
Black Carbon Fibre Leather with Tomato Red sides....

Black Carbon Fibre Leather with Tomato Red sides.

cheers,
Mark
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,887
Views: 2,516,622
Posted By markymcd
I designed them myself. I sell decals for the BMW...

I designed them myself. I sell decals for the BMW 650twin and the 800. Not sure if I'll produce them for sale for the CRF though. Perhaps if there's enough interest on here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,887
Views: 2,516,622
Posted By markymcd
New Ride

So I'm moving over from GS Twin land. Got rid of my highly modified BMW F798GS (650 Twin) and got a Honda CRF250L. Of course I immediately put a bunch of custom goodies as I knew what I wanted to do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
Welcome aboard! Great looking bike. Hope you have...

Welcome aboard! Great looking bike. Hope you have lots of great miles together.

McD
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,144
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Posted By markymcd
awesome!

awesome!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
Sure thing Rando. Thanks for the advice.

Sure thing Rando. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,144
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Posted By markymcd
Way to go Leslie. That's awesome! Hopefully see...

Way to go Leslie. That's awesome! Hopefully see you at the fall newbie ride.

Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
One of the unfortunate pics from our Cabin Fever...

One of the unfortunate pics from our Cabin Fever trip this year. Came out of a corner a little hot and hit the loose stuff at the edge and flew off at about 60mph. I think I went about 15 feet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,144
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Posted By markymcd
lookin good Dave. Bummer I missed the second half...

lookin good Dave. Bummer I missed the second half of that ride.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
already sacrificed it to the dumpster gods. felt...

already sacrificed it to the dumpster gods. felt good to do.

day 2 of riding today so that's 130 kilometers with no stalls. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
Update

So, the techron seems to have just stirred up more shit than it was able to fix. Stalled out 5 times on a highway.

I ordered the aftermarket fuel pump from:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
I'm debating hacking off the male end of the 1150...

I'm debating hacking off the male end of the 1150 filter and if it's a tight enough fit use some gasket seal.

I've ordered the aftermarket pump and will re-assess when i take it apart again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
just to confirm... took apart my fuel pump today...

just to confirm... took apart my fuel pump today and manage to take the fuel filter off and it's the same dimensions as the 1150 filter but unfortunately the 1150 is male/male and the 800 is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,472
Posted By markymcd
My favourite tire too. Just put a new front on...

My favourite tire too. Just put a new front on today and took my fuel pump apart to try fix other issues... gave it a blast with carb cleaner inside the filter and put some techron in the tank. will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
Go through enough shit and its either silver...

Go through enough shit and its either silver linings or rope with a loop on the end.

I've just gone through one tank with the sea foam and will do a tank with the BMW techron. After that I'm going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 83,247
Posted By markymcd
For me the Shinko 705 is the only tire that I've...

For me the Shinko 705 is the only tire that I've been unhappy with. not good on or off road. but then again, you get what you pay for. they are pretty cheap. I personally think a better 50/50 tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
UPDATE: Chevron does not sell Techron...

UPDATE:

Chevron does not sell Techron anymore in Canada (conversation with Chevron manager). Any product that is seen on a shelf is strictly that it hasn't sold yet from inventory.

I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By markymcd
unless you're dealing with gaskets or critical...

unless you're dealing with gaskets or critical things like disc brakes, etc you basically use your noodle on what material your tightening into what material and what size it is. obviously a small...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
All great info folks. I'm going to try and find...

All great info folks. I'm going to try and find the techron but if I can't find it will look for the alternate. Have to find the biggest Chevron in the area. Will be doing that and taking the fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
Thanks bayner. I looked in one chevron previously...

Thanks bayner. I looked in one chevron previously but didn't see any. I'll have to check more out.

Now I've got to check out that other thread and figure out how to flush the filter. Sounds like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
is this the fuel filter?.... ...

is this the fuel filter?....
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/markymcd/ScreenShot2013-03-03at53121PM.png
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
I don't think you can get techron in Canada other...

I don't think you can get techron in Canada other than in small amounts in chevron gas. And on the fuel filter front I'm not sure what part of that whole assembly is the filter and how to go about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 107,649
Posted By markymcd
So I've got the 2008 f650 twin (very modified)...

So I've got the 2008 f650 twin (very modified) and i'm at about 63,000 km. I let it sit in the cold for about 6 weeks unstarted with a low tank. I know. stupid.

In the past it had stalled on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By markymcd
E-09 Dakar front and back all the way baby! Nice...

E-09 Dakar front and back all the way baby! Nice strong tire and shitloads of off road traction.

The rear lasts a hell of a long time compared to the TKC and for us folks with the 19" front, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By markymcd
You might also have a misbalance in your front...

You might also have a misbalance in your front wheel. BestRest has a product (i think they're called DynaBeads) that go inside your tire and go where they are needed when rolling. The misbalance will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,377
Posted By markymcd
Don't crash this one Dave!

Don't crash this one Dave!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,566
Posted By markymcd
Highway Dirt Bikes

Highway Dirt Bikes
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
welcome aboard!

welcome aboard!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,508
Posted By markymcd
It's also a good sign to perhaps invest in...

It's also a good sign to perhaps invest in getting a GS911.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,508
Posted By markymcd
I think the same shit just happened to my ride....

I think the same shit just happened to my ride. Hadn't started it for a month or so, went to start and battery was dead. New Odyssey battery so gave it a good charge and started no probs. ran it for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By markymcd
Big fan of Ride West too. Much better than any...

Big fan of Ride West too. Much better than any dealer I've dealt with in the vancouver area.

They've even brought in touratech stuff for me at no cost because I hadn't been able to make it down...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
Dave, you're running out of plastic on that thing!

Dave, you're running out of plastic on that thing!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By markymcd
out of the box, they've got 2 options. Low...

out of the box, they've got 2 options.

Low seat and also lowered suspension. I'd highly recommend trying just the low seat first in a showroom. If you do the lowered suspension you will have less...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
I see spokes and a garbage can muffler so I'd...

I see spokes and a garbage can muffler so I'd guess the new 800!

btw. you're not related to jenny or ray letkeman are you??
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 626,115
Posted By markymcd
I think if you could add something like that to...

I think if you could add something like that to your mix you'd sell tons. Something that would bolt on to the mirage or the desierto systems.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
was just in that area this morning trading my car...

was just in that area this morning trading my car in for a jeep. was going to pop in to see if they had any but thought there was no chance in hell they'd have em in yet. You should go for it!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 2,837,605
Posted By markymcd
looks awesome. love that colour. Ya, it's a tough...

looks awesome. love that colour. Ya, it's a tough crowd here sometimes :). Just ask that sensitive ChiTown guy.

Mark
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