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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,543
Posted By svowles
I think this joker may be pulling what we Brits...

I think this joker may be pulling what we Brits call an "Intricate Double Bluff" by taking the sarcastic remarks of the author and turning them on their heads to cause confusion/frustration with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 167,950
Posted By svowles
Akrapovic Mod

Not sure if I'm alone here, but I've got the Akrapovic can om my 800 and consider it too quiet with the baffles in and too loud with them out. As a result I took to the baffle with drill and file in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By svowles
The instructions that came with the lock were in...

The instructions that came with the lock were in German and the pics were useless, so I had to freestyle it a bit.

Basically, it appears quite simple....take off the old end weights, slip on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By svowles
I seem to be a lucky one as my bike has very...

I seem to be a lucky one as my bike has very little vibration anyway. As a result I didn't notice any difference in changing the bar end weight.

What i have noticed though, is that if I wind the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,968
Posted By svowles
100bhp and 100 ft lbs of torque? I can never...

100bhp and 100 ft lbs of torque? I can never understand how American designers can get such little power from such large engines :D.

Now this is a mans bike. 48 x 250cc cylinders and for sale...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By svowles
Wunderlich throttle lock. Two models available...

Wunderlich throttle lock. Two models available for use with/without the BMW cage type hand guards. 55.00 GBP.

Works a treat :)

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7,379
Views: 2,359,957
Posted By svowles
Just setting off on a 700 mile round trip to the...

Just setting off on a 700 mile round trip to the Isle of Man TT races...

http://s104768845.websitehome.co.uk/WebImages/1.jpg

http://s104768845.websitehome.co.uk/WebImages/2.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,379
Views: 2,359,957
Posted By svowles
Maybe because it truly depicts "a road to...

Maybe because it truly depicts "a road to nowhere"??
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By svowles
I have to admit that I did re-torque any of the...

I have to admit that I did re-torque any of the existing engine mounts. The bars fit insuch a way that this isn't necessary, though after reading your reply it might be a good idea to check.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By svowles
Reduced Engine Vibes - 800GS

Thought this might be interesting....

My 800GS, while not bad enough to make a fuss, did produce noticeable engive vibration starting at around 4500rpm through to 6000rpm. For some reason it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,630
Posted By svowles
Thanks.... Got it sorted...They are...

Thanks....

Got it sorted...They are available freely in the US and Europe, but not currently stocked by dealers in the UK (Where I live). However, I've managed to get one ordered direct from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,630
Posted By svowles
Hi... Can you point me to the place where...

Hi...

Can you point me to the place where you got this throttle lock please....cant seem to find it listed anywhere??

Thanks

Simon
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By svowles
F800GS Touring Screen Brace Question

Hi,

This may sound like a dumb question, but has anyone used the additional touring screen brace with the stock 800GS screen.

I've got a TT spoiler (which I like) but it does flap around a bit...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By svowles
Thanks for the advice... :)

Thanks for the advice...

:)
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By svowles
Chain Tension Datums

Hi...

Just putting the rear wheel back on my F800GS and checked the chain slack in the handbook to be 35-45mm on the side stand...Fine

The thing is.....When measuring this slack should you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,409
Posted By svowles
I think I'll try this at the weekend. ...

I think I'll try this at the weekend.

Being really lazy I might even try and split a rubber spacer with a sharp blade, push it onto the shaft and use a little blob of super glue to rejoin as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By svowles
Nice work "davidpeterson". You may get nominated...

Nice work "davidpeterson". You may get nominated for a medal or something for this!

Interesting that "itsatdm" pushed the guides down the tubes a bit, which could be the reason why his forlks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By svowles
Thanks again for the info. Your comments are...

Thanks again for the info. Your comments are very interesting.

I didn't want this thread to turn into a general debate abouts whats causing the noise, as many of us have made our own decisions. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By svowles
I strapped them up with zippies and went for a...

I strapped them up with zippies and went for a ride.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By svowles
Thanks itsatdm. I think I've read quite a...

Thanks itsatdm.

I think I've read quite a few of your posts on the subject. Am I right that you made your own spacers to replace the originals?? If so, for what reason?

svowles
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By svowles
F800GS / Hyperpro / Clack Question

Hi,

I've read a lot of threads relating to the front suspension "clack" on the F800GS (mines an 09 version with it).

I've tightened the steering head bearing, checked all torque settings...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By svowles
Mine does it. Just reduce the flow of fuel...

Mine does it.

Just reduce the flow of fuel from the pump into the tank. It only holds a thimble full so doesn't take long to fill.

:)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By svowles
Just park next to a Ducati and you'll feel a...

Just park next to a Ducati and you'll feel a whole lot better!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,873
Posted By svowles
Hmmm. I think you need to see a doctor about...

Hmmm. I think you need to see a doctor about that.

From my own experience all helmets offer quite a bit of noise and plugs are essential for longer trips.

As for brands, Schuberth and BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,536
Posted By svowles
Blimey...Just got back from a few days holiday to...

Blimey...Just got back from a few days holiday to find 5 pages of replies!

Nice to see the actual service diagram showing the fork position so I'll adjust them tomorrow and see what happens.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,536
Posted By svowles
F800GS Fork Position Question

<!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->I've read a few posts about the fork positions on the F800GS being incorrectly set (or not set at all) by the supplying dealer.

According to a few...
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