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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Mike.C
Why does it come without them: Dunno, maybe it's...

Why does it come without them: Dunno, maybe it's just a street bike after all but it's a problem for us as we travel-on-gravel and the odds of a stone strike are high.

We installed the Wunderlich...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,015
Posted By Mike.C
I thought Rattle was some kind of snake :evil

I thought Rattle was some kind of snake :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
Hang on one cotton pickin moment - "acceptable...

Hang on one cotton pickin moment - "acceptable shudder"?????

Just installed the first of our two units but will be a week or two before I can ride test it. Now I am going to pull the second apart...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mike.C
Chaing Gang here in Brisbane make sprockets and...

Chaing Gang here in Brisbane make sprockets and supply DID chains. I'm sure they will post to PNG.

Their sprocket profile fits the DID chain like a glove and wear is excellent.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
Congratulations.

Congratulations.
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,322
Posted By Mike.C
I would love to give one a go, but can't for the...

I would love to give one a go, but can't for the life of me see how it would fit on the BMW F800. Have you ever looked at one for fit?
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 75,903
Posted By Mike.C
v2

v2
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 75,903
Posted By Mike.C
I am half way with installing with Jesses. ...

I am half way with installing with Jesses.

The tank clears the forward mount perfectly, so perfectly it looks as though it was designed that way. Cory is a magician!

The only requirement is to...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
Mate I am blown away once again by the techincal...

Mate I am blown away once again by the techincal detail that you've put into this project!
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
Agreed. We trigger a relay to switch LED...

Agreed.

We trigger a relay to switch LED Glenda lights from low to high beam with a tap into the headlight wiring on both our BMW F650GS twins, no probs.

I have been mulling over the...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
Thanks Crafty, I am a backyard wiring type of...

Thanks Crafty, I am a backyard wiring type of bloke with zero understanding of electronic theory and have been known to let the smoke out on many occasions, so it's good to know that the design...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
I emailed Clearwater Lights to ask if they...

I emailed Clearwater Lights to ask if they thought that it might be possible to replace their LED light dimmer circuit with the PWM circuit control in the Motobrain...

Unfortunately their response...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
G'Day Crafty, So is it possible with PWM to...

G'Day Crafty,

So is it possible with PWM to dim LED lights like the Clearwater Darlas?

I am not sure of the exact electrickery they use, but AFAIK their system pulses the LEDs on and off at an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Mike.C
Using tubes in a TKC80 is perfectly OK. That...

Using tubes in a TKC80 is perfectly OK.

That fact that they are rated as tubeless indicates only that the tyre is capable of being run tubeless, not that it is incompatible with tubes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,979
Posted By Mike.C
Not in our experience. We have 2 x F650's...

Not in our experience. We have 2 x F650's identical in every way including mileage within 500km. Both with the exact same HID setup installed at the same time. One with a rapidly deterorating...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 44,218
Posted By Mike.C
WOW that's a bolt out of the blue! What a...

WOW that's a bolt out of the blue!

What a journey this has been. At one point IIRC you were unhappy with the PCV/AT fuel consumption at 15-20% increase over stock, then the AFX-EID came along and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,465
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Azz, Mine melted many moons ago, and now that...

Hey Azz, Mine melted many moons ago, and now that it looke like the Italian connection is a closed shop for shipping outside the EU, I am also looking for a solution.

If you need a second hammer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,979
Posted By Mike.C
Erling has cost me too much already with bloody...

Erling has cost me too much already with bloody clutches, so I might go under the radar with Reaver :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,979
Posted By Mike.C
Bummer, I've been keeping it on my pooter for...

Bummer, I've been keeping it on my pooter for ages as insurance. Now to find a plan B....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,979
Posted By Mike.C
Cheaper replacements available here:...

Cheaper replacements available here:...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 83,821
Posted By Mike.C
I am upgrading our two Zumo 550's to 590LM with...

I am upgrading our two Zumo 550's to 590LM with tyre monitors.

Can you ship to Australia with City Navigator for Oz and the lifetime map updates, or is this a no go from Garmin?
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,126
Posted By Mike.C
That right there sir is one hell of a milestone -...

That right there sir is one hell of a milestone - Fantastic!

I suspect that they will fly out the door, I for one have my finger on the buzzer for two.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike.C
Front end mods. Oustside: Woodys tubeless...

Front end mods.

Oustside: Woodys tubeless wheels and Galfer rotors with Wunderlich fork gaitors. Inside: Custom springs with Ricor intiminators. On Top: Ralle Moto steering dampener, Rox Risers...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike.C
They were way too soft and the front end skipped...

They were way too soft and the front end skipped around all over the place when going over corrugations.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike.C
Sure. I weigh 72Kg and kitted up quite a bit...

Sure.

I weigh 72Kg and kitted up quite a bit more. The testing by the suspension bloke was with me in riding gear and the bike fully loaded with stuff for a 2 week off road rally. I have no idea...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike.C
I installed the Wilbers progressive springs and...

I installed the Wilbers progressive springs and they turned out to be a bad idea. Poor performance and just wrong for my weight / load / riding style.

Had a suspension bloke look at it (should...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
At least one dealer is advertising it and taking...

At least one dealer is advertising it and taking orders.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24408372&postcount=19
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
When I ordered from Justin at Suttons in Sydney...

When I ordered from Justin at Suttons in Sydney he told me that Rekluse are not going to make a big deal out of releasing it on their website or other usual channels for new product announcements....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
Just ordered from Justin @ Suttos in Sydney....

Just ordered from Justin @ Suttos in Sydney. Phew.... he only had four on order and I got the last two.

He said he was going to try and order some more.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Snowy, just doing some sums for the...

Hey Snowy, just doing some sums for the discussion, not exactly sure where it might lead......

$650 USD = $664.24 AUD (from the NAB website calculator today for cash)

Difference is about $800 -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Mike.C
Just a thought. If you have installed the...

Just a thought.

If you have installed the ABS cutoff switch from Burns Moto it interferes with the turn signal canceling making it inoperative. I have no idea on the headlight though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
Did the bloke at Suttos say what the price will...

Did the bloke at Suttos say what the price will be?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
This is going to get ugly!

This is going to get ugly!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
Well it's Monday morning 26th of May, and my...

Well it's Monday morning 26th of May, and my credit card is shaking with anticipation.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 621,919
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Fearless, fear not I have just had a look in...

Hey Fearless, fear not I have just had a look in the cupboard and found our two OEM screens. What else do you need? I've got 2 original seats, 2 sets of wheels and various other sundry bits and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 93,658
Posted By Mike.C
I realised years ago that I need more balls to...

I realised years ago that I need more balls to ride a big adventure bike off road, so I'll have to settle for stumping up the cash.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Mike.C
Who cares about what the numbers mean, the fact...

Who cares about what the numbers mean, the fact is that the higher the advertised octane rating the more the fuel companies charge for it.

However now I see that I was mistaken. The F700 (and as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Mike.C
The 650 uses (as defined by Aus standards) 91...

The 650 uses (as defined by Aus standards) 91 octane fuel, the 700 is specified with 98 octane.

98 is about 6%-8% more expensive than plain vanilla 91, and sometimes hard to find, the same is true...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,826,517
Posted By Mike.C
On the way to Camerons Corner - central Australia...

On the way to Camerons Corner - central Australia

The colours of the outback are fantastic.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7689558562_01b2c5e85e_c.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Mike.C
I have had a leaky experience with Continental...

I have had a leaky experience with Continental TKC80 on the front fitted with a Superlaced Excel tubeless converted rim.

Changed the tyre to a Heidenau K60 and it's not leaked in six months.

I...
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