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Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By IckyBob
+1 on the Toucans. Very happy with them,...

+1 on the Toucans. Very happy with them, comfortable right out of the box with lots of support.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By IckyBob
Congrats and welcome!

Congrats and welcome!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 67,772
Posted By IckyBob
Well done that's a gorgeous pipe! I have an arrow...

Well done that's a gorgeous pipe! I have an arrow slip on in black and I'm happy with the sound.

to answer your question I was going to say the 'supersize me' license plate. Those things look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By IckyBob
Doesn't sound like a simple tip over. Sounds like...

Doesn't sound like a simple tip over. Sounds like she ran it over as you have said. I have wiped out on mine off road at 50kmh, dropped in in parking lots, rocks, mud holes and logs and never broke...
Forum: Photos 06-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,380
Views: 3,920,531
Posted By IckyBob
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Forum: Photos 06-05-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,380
Views: 3,920,531
Posted By IckyBob
That's awesome buddy! Congrats I'm happy for you....

That's awesome buddy! Congrats I'm happy for you. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 19,342
Posted By IckyBob
36 First bike was a 1995 Kawasaki ninja with...

36

First bike was a 1995 Kawasaki ninja with the horrible early 90's color scheme. Numerous GSXR's and an R6 since then. Got into adventure riding after a bad crash and numerous speeding tickets...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By IckyBob
Ssssooooo back to the 700/800's..... It's a...

Ssssooooo back to the 700/800's.....

It's a great bike also because of its 'do it all attitude'.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By IckyBob
I also love the sound the parallels make, in...

I also love the sound the parallels make, in stock form it's awesome. One of the better stock sounding exhausts out there in my opinion.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By IckyBob
Lets keep it going fellas! Be happy with what you...

Lets keep it going fellas! Be happy with what you have and ride it with a smile!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By IckyBob
8 KLRs for the GS 800. :lol3

8 KLRs for the GS 800. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By IckyBob
After reading that twice I have a nose bleed, I...

After reading that twice I have a nose bleed, I am of no help to you. Get a cartridge kit for the front end.
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By IckyBob
I am using the described setup in the link your...

I am using the described setup in the link your provided. I actually just mounted it yesterday evening and went out for my first ride. The RAM mount worked great! You are right there is no locking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By IckyBob
What a great bike

Guys I just want to let all the fellow GS parallel folk out there that I love my bike and couldn't be happier. The F800GS is a great bike in stock form, it does everything you ask of it, nothing more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By IckyBob
In my experience the best way to do it is with...

In my experience the best way to do it is with the forks off the bike. I know it sounds like a big job but it really isn't. As long as you have a decent spot to do the work like a garage, shed or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By IckyBob
Sounds sweet! I'm interested. Couple of...

Sounds sweet! I'm interested. Couple of questions, where did you buy? And how much brighter over stock is it? A solid guesstimation. I'm all about bro science.

Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By IckyBob
yesterday I setup the InReach on the Mac, fired...

yesterday I setup the InReach on the Mac, fired off a few test messages and got it connected to my iPhone via Bluetooth. I downloaded the free 'EarthMate' app and it works brilliantly so far. I did...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By IckyBob
Thanks a Mtl. I do have an iPhone and it's always...

Thanks a Mtl. I do have an iPhone and it's always inside my jacket pocket. That's good advice I will try that out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By IckyBob
I figure the likelihood of me getting separated...

I figure the likelihood of me getting separated from my bike is very minimal. Unless I crash and fly off my bike down a cliff. The more likely thing is I crash and hurt myself or damage my bike to...
Forum: Face Plant 05-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,138
Posted By IckyBob
Welcome to the club of those who have crashed...

Welcome to the club of those who have crashed bikes. Two types of riders, those who have been down and those that will go down.

I'm glad you are okay and in good spirits. At the end of the day...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By IckyBob
DeLorme inReach SE

I just picked up an DeLorme inReach SE, couldn't pass up on the deal. Regular 319cdn +tax it was on for 230cdn. I am often deep into the bowels of the Ontarian Forrest with no cell reception, solo. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By IckyBob
Dents and scratches are like your adv riding...

Dents and scratches are like your adv riding resume! Keep the dent be proud of it and be proud of the future dents, dings and scratches that will inevitably come. Unless you are on the street all the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By IckyBob
Where do I check for play in the steering head? I...

Where do I check for play in the steering head? I have no damper so I can rule that out.

If it's the rotors and that's just the way it is I can live with that, albeit still slightly annoyed. My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By IckyBob
that was 8am to noon today. All off road and boy...

that was 8am to noon today. All off road and boy was she muddy and rocky and sandy. And awesome!!! I'm not the only pervert here who rides his 800 off road 80% of the time am I?

I was pretty sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By IckyBob
Clunking from front end

A clunk is the best way I can describe this noise. It's evident off road at slow speed especially on rocks. The only thing I can think of is its the front floating rotors. Am I right? What else could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By IckyBob
So today I blasted some back roads and some very...

So today I blasted some back roads and some very rough trails, littered with large rocks, mud, grass, even bigger rocks and lots of deep water as it's been raining here for a few days. What a day!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By IckyBob
1. Seppuku is the only answer in this...

1. Seppuku is the only answer in this case......:huh

2. Well I saw how many views you had and no replies and I know that suck sometimes. I'm not sure I can help you but I will offer what I can.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By IckyBob
Calling all suspension gurus....

'13, 800. Installed Ohlins front Fka 105 cartridge kit. Rear is touratech expedition.

Trying to get it set up and dialled in. I have the rear sag and ride height within specs.

The front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 83,307
Posted By IckyBob
That is one of the coolest 800's I've seen! ...

That is one of the coolest 800's I've seen!

a couple months back in installed the Ohlins drop in cartridge kit. I was never 100% confident all the air was bled out of the right leg. It was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 197,561
Posted By IckyBob
Green thumb, I can vouch for the pirelli...

Green thumb,

I can vouch for the pirelli scorpion rally on the front. It is quite aggressive but that pays off road. It's an absolute biter in sand and mud. The wear rate is pretty good as well. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By IckyBob
Well that's why they call it 'Adventure' riding....

Well that's why they call it 'Adventure' riding. No one said it was going to be easy!

In the Middle East they drive Toyota corollas across the desert. Africans ride 125 Chinese knock off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By IckyBob
I just recently removed my Britannia Composties...

I just recently removed my Britannia Composties Mirage 2 and put the stock wind screen back on. This year I went with the the 'less is more' approach. Ditched my hard boxes and am using Giant loop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By IckyBob
Josh, I just sold my sw motech racks and...

Josh,

I just sold my sw motech racks and Trax hard boxes and used the money to purchase Giant Loop Great Basin which came yesterday. I have fitted it to the bike although it was hastily packed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By IckyBob
100% you do NOT need to remove the front calipers...

100% you do NOT need to remove the front calipers to get the front wheel off, same goes for putting it back on. I do it all the time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By IckyBob
If anyone that rides off road and had even a tiny...

If anyone that rides off road and had even a tiny thought about suspension upgrades do it!! It's absolutely awesome and transforms the bike. I can't say it enough. I was hauling ass down an old train...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By IckyBob
I live in rural Canada so no Starbucks here. Best...

I live in rural Canada so no Starbucks here. Best we have is Tim Hortons and that's usually filled up with Harley's and more leather than a Cher concert. So if I ride for a coffee it's down a fire...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By IckyBob
Grettle I am an F800 guy so I'm not familiar with...

Grettle I am an F800 guy so I'm not familiar with the 1200 front end. If I was you I would Google the front wheel technical diagram. It's an exploded view of hthe wheel and will show you in detail...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,840
Posted By IckyBob
Incredible riding. Great videos. It's nice to see...

Incredible riding. Great videos. It's nice to see someone riding like this on a GS! You don't always need a 250 to go mental off road. Again thanks for the post!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By IckyBob
Really? I use electronic vernier calipers when I...

Really? I use electronic vernier calipers when I tighten and realign my wheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By IckyBob
My rear one looks exactly the same as that one in...

My rear one looks exactly the same as that one in the picture. Not sure why. What's the cause of this? Is it bad that they look like that? I think my front ones are the same.
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