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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,536
Posted By NCD
No. You're not alone. Ohlins main problem is...

No. You're not alone. Ohlins main problem is that they have a lot of vendors, and some care more than others about setup and getting things right. Some vendors just turn over a lot of stuff at a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,249
Posted By NCD
This is the crux statement that started the...

This is the crux statement that started the trouble. Peg us as "you BMW guys" and then refer to a characteristic of the model you rode/we ride as being "crap" and the fun begins.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,249
Posted By NCD
I'm always blown away by posts like this. ...

I'm always blown away by posts like this.

You know....posts like...

"This bike vibrates..."

"This bike has engine heat..."

"This bike is windy...."
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By NCD
As an option, this one fits in the low beam no...

As an option, this one fits in the low beam no problem, including the driver. The only hole you need to put in the cap is a small one on the bottom for ventilation if you feel the need. 3000 lumen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By NCD
I replaced my tensioner at 12k miles, and again...

I replaced my tensioner at 12k miles, and again at 24k. It makes a noticeable difference in sound, and quiets sooner after startup.

It's not expensive to do, and only takes a couple of minutes. ...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 76,665
Posted By NCD
I read this thread from time to time. It's like...

I read this thread from time to time. It's like a car crash - - you just can't help it.

Riders looking for an excellent seat, without any BS, attitudes, hype, and would like it done on time, as...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 300,258
Posted By NCD
I just installed mine yesterday. Plug goes to...

I just installed mine yesterday. Plug goes to the left, driver (ballast) goes to the right. I tucked it deep into the lower right corner of the headlight. The wires then crisscross neatly.

I...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 27,572
Posted By NCD
Can anyone comment on the wear pattern of the...

Can anyone comment on the wear pattern of the front 21" E10's? Do they cup/feather like the TKC80 does when used on pavement? It's always a bummer to have plenty of center knob left, but the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13,546
Views: 752,711
Posted By NCD
I don't know if anyone here cares - - but if you...

I don't know if anyone here cares - - but if you are planning a ride out west in the near future - you might want to be in the loop on this. A buddy of mine just sent me the info.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By NCD
Early on in my bikes life, I had some strange...

Early on in my bikes life, I had some strange barfages out of the waterpump weep hole also. I almost had it replaced under warranty, but it just stopped and has been fine ever since. Now at 24k...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
My RR's are a little odd - - so thanks for...

My RR's are a little odd - - so thanks for reading!
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 50,497
Posted By NCD
Will do. I have been working on the route the...

Will do. I have been working on the route the last few nights. Trying to find a fun way back home from the border. It's a loooong way!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Thanks man! Catch up on my CDR report below -...

Thanks man! Catch up on my CDR report below - I'm headed back to finish it up next August!
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Too late. We're all loaded up and heading there...

Too late. We're all loaded up and heading there now...:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
It was a stationary front just stuck over the...

It was a stationary front just stuck over the whole area in mid-August. I almost cancelled - but chose to slog it out anyhow. Made the pictures poopy, but the ride was still good!
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Nah. Thank YOU for reading it! :D

Nah. Thank YOU for reading it! :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Get up there as soon as you can!

Get up there as soon as you can!
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Wow. That's an AWESOME picture!

Wow. That's an AWESOME picture!
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
It's not too late. There is still plenty or...

It's not too late. There is still plenty or gravel to keep it real for now. Get up there!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn225/NorthCoas...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn225/NorthCoastDakar/Trans%20Lab%202014/IMG_0971_zps3f09a21a.jpg

I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for the kind words both here and in PM's. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
I left in the middle of August. The weather was...

I left in the middle of August. The weather was messed up from a front that was just stuck over the region all week. It was just bad weather luck, as it would normally be really nice at that point...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Welp, it's time to wrap this up and cover the...

Welp, it's time to wrap this up and cover the last 2 days of the ride - the ones that led me home. But they weren't event free.

The game plan was to zig-zag a big diagonal from Moncton down to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
All of my long rides are solo - hence the lack of...

All of my long rides are solo - hence the lack of photos containing my ugly mug! I will make it a point from here on out to at least get a few along the way.

My wife is a tragic combination of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Yeah. I was pretty underwhelmed. But often it...

Yeah. I was pretty underwhelmed. But often it was the fastest place to chow when trying to stay ahead of the weather!

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
I don't think you are gonna need that much...

I don't think you are gonna need that much popcorn for what's left! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Woke up cold on the floor Sunday morning in the...

Woke up cold on the floor Sunday morning in the back corner of the ferry. Someone must have seen that I was in the fetal position and threw blankets on me while I was sleeping. Thanks! Or maybe it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Don't say it past tense. There is still more to...

Don't say it past tense. There is still more to come!
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Thanks Klay!

Thanks Klay!
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Got married AND bailed on the trip? DOUBLE FAIL!

Got married AND bailed on the trip? DOUBLE FAIL!
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Yeah, I figured you just lost interest. It was...

Yeah, I figured you just lost interest. It was a hell of a trip dummy!
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
I thought I was going to haul ass on the paved...

I thought I was going to haul ass on the paved parts - - but gas range was on the back of mind all the time. Besides, there is a lot to stop and enjoy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 599,771
Posted By NCD
Don't forget the Brittania Composites Mirage2. ...

Don't forget the Brittania Composites Mirage2. Instead of trying multiple height screens to find your sweet spot - just adjust it where you want! And put it down in rough stuff, way up on the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
That was by far the best night of sleep all trip....

That was by far the best night of sleep all trip. I woke up pre-dawn, but it was sooo quiet and peaceful I just drifted back off for a while. But I woke again to a sensation of warmth on my face. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Thanks for the feedback and thanks everyone for...

Thanks for the feedback and thanks everyone for the thread ratings!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Get it off your radar and get it done!

Get it off your radar and get it done!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Hold tight. It's coming. Still have to make fun...

Hold tight. It's coming. Still have to make fun of Tim Hortons....
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
You gotta do the whole loop! Gravel or not -...

You gotta do the whole loop! Gravel or not - it's a long adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Then you will recognize the "bike cover" picture...

Then you will recognize the "bike cover" picture as the back parking lot of the Hotel Coronet at the top of the hill!
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
Yeah...that van looked like it had been through...

Yeah...that van looked like it had been through the ringer. Thanks for the kind words.
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By NCD
That section was by far the most screwed up. ...

That section was by far the most screwed up. That's where I almost ate full on shit at speed. But I will never forget it either. :freaky
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