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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 05:19 AM
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Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get...

If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get the bike below 1500~1600rpm then the clutch disengages. Downshift and you are still free wheeling. Blip the revs just a little and it's just like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction...

Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction environments.

It's quite literally like having traction control.

I rode in a straight line feet on the pegs up one very wet clay hill that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered...

Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered mountains.


Oh yeah.

It went like BRRRRRRAAAAAAPPPPP.....BRRRAPP, BRAAAP, BRRRRRAAAAAP, POP, POP, BRRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPP.....

Small marsupials and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
Yep, got it. Wilco.

Yep, got it. Wilco.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for...

I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for the weekend. I reckon if the Baldy Range trail doesn't break it 2 up, nothing will.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
It's funny if you do a U-turn and then use the...

It's funny if you do a U-turn and then use the clutch old school. I thought....What the...something not working....oh...right...


I can see that going wrong hilariously on a snotty hill climb...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, the medium, according to the paperwork.

Yeah, the medium, according to the paperwork.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
The mail man knocked on the window early this...

The mail man knocked on the window early this morning.

Suttos (the Australian distributor) had put the kit in an overnight postpack.

So after the ice had burned off the bike and driveway I set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
I was going around and around the block, doing...

I was going around and around the block, doing slow work out the front, then standing starts in first and 2nd. 45 mins of playing.

Definitely a game changer.

My 10/70 synthetic engine oil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,908
Posted By Snowy
It comes set up for medium engagement. It...

It comes set up for medium engagement.

It took about 20mins to strip and fit new clutch. A bit of stuffing around to get correct play on lever.

Engages about 1600 rpm accelerating, seems to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Did you spring for the faster delivery? I...

Did you spring for the faster delivery?

I had to pay by bank transfer, and of course that doesn't process until the next day. So by all accounts they got the money today.

I'm away all next...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
So close.....so close....

So close.....so close....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,150
Posted By Snowy
Tractive, out of interest, how would these...

Tractive, out of interest, how would these cartridges compare in function to a motocross fork like the Showa from the 07 Suzuki RMZ450?

I run modified Showas (high speed valving was changed to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Snowy
As to the original question about brake pads: ...

As to the original question about brake pads:

I have 3 rear wheels for my DR650. I swap them around a bit (when it isn't in pieces...long story involving a large pointy rock) and I noticed the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Well mines paid for. Now the waiting game...

Well mines paid for.

Now the waiting game begins......whoa......what'd I just say.....:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
What? Oh come on...I'm closer to them than...

What?

Oh come on...I'm closer to them than you...


It's a God damned popularity contest....


edit:...damn it...a missed phone call....shitshitshitshitshitshit
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Snowy
Mines been saying it needs a service for almost...

Mines been saying it needs a service for almost 70,000kms. You learn to not even see it. It flashes up some date from years ago too.

It's like driving a company car. Just tune it out. The oil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Still no word...but it is dark here...so... ...

Still no word...but it is dark here...so...




Here's a video of my favourite backroad, with snow melt and stuff. Red clay road with mushy soup a couple of inches think in places. Wife on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Oh well. Still no word for...

Oh well.






Still no word for me. I'm trying to figure what I did to piss anyone off. It's a long list and it's taking time to edit and divide into categories. Probably keep me busy until...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Still no word. In other news, I have hit a...

Still no word.

In other news, I have hit a record 5 off road rides without any sort of malfunction or failure. Mind you, the ABS still doesn't work.

It even started after I washed it.


I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Damn it!

Damn it!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
I'll need proof of life. A picture of you,...

I'll need proof of life.

A picture of you, holding the clutch kit, with identifying markings, and a copy of the local paper to confirm dates.




:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Still waiting. Nothing. Nada. Zip....

Still waiting.

Nothing.

Nada.

Zip.

Zero.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
I just use silicon and throw the gasket away on...

I just use silicon and throw the gasket away on my Suzukis.

Clean surface, let the silicon go semi hard...your finger doesn't stick to it any more and it rebounds mostly if you push on one spot....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
That they are. Which is exactly why I want...

That they are.

Which is exactly why I want to go play.

But my experience in snow and frozen red clay says the existing clutch will get a work out that I'm not confidant I'll ride home from.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Oh....does BMW sell the standard narrow tab...

Oh....does BMW sell the standard narrow tab clutch plates as part of a pack or individually?

Because I have no adjustment left on mine, so it's as close to worn out as it gets, while still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Still no word. :huh

Still no word.





:huh
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Sigh...

Sigh...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
Thank you Erling. I have my issues. I earned them...

Thank you Erling. I have my issues. I earned them the old school way.



My bike is my therapy. I'm not getting much therapy lately. :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
As soon as I have the "Rekluse clutch" here, I'll...

As soon as I have the "Rekluse clutch" here, I'll purchaser a set of second hand RMZ forks and have the lower legs rechromed, then fitted. That way I'll have a full set of operational spares.

...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
I use this after every dirt ride. ...

I use this after every dirt ride.

http://rhinomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Seal-doctor-big.jpg

Gets an amazing amount of crud out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
That's good. My RMZ forks have some chrome...

That's good. My RMZ forks have some chrome chips....somehow when they are fully extended the chips are between the dust seal and oil seal...possibly the high pressure washer....

Leaking like the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
I'm a combat veteran Infantryman. I have 2...

I'm a combat veteran Infantryman.

I have 2 settings:

1. Kill everything

2. Fuck you, kill everything
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 61,468
Posted By Snowy
7 July. Start of another week, still no word. ...

7 July. Start of another week, still no word.


What was the date in that bet again?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
I believe that was the point where I said...

I believe that was the point where I said "fuckit" and ordered the Emig Racing custom triples and mounted the RMZ forks up to the F800.

That was the point where the real issues with it started,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By Snowy
i was quite reserved. That single track...

i was quite reserved.

That single track ride was the result of continually hanging shit on my 1190 owning friend. He rang up and asked if I wanted to go for a ride. I showed up to the usual...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
As far as the engine goes, in nearly 70,000kms...

As far as the engine goes, in nearly 70,000kms now all I've done is oil and filters.

Never touched by the dealer for servicing. I don't think warranties are worth the paper they're written on....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By Snowy
Single track? ...

Single track?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgQxOypMdIY

It does it, but not so good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wp_ETFEydI
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,613
Posted By Snowy
This reminds me of my moment of weakness where I...

This reminds me of my moment of weakness where I rode the 1200GSA at a dealer demo day and said "Yeah, ok, I'll have one. Do up the paperwork and let's get on the road".

Next thing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,906
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, but it's hard to look waaay cool drinking...

Yeah, but it's hard to look waaay cool drinking from a sippy cup wearing your construction worker gear and a bad assed open face helmet.

It's the juxtaposition of imagery.
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