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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a...

+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a Lamin-X protector on the lens (it went on first, then I got the guard).
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 32,420
Posted By PatrickM
Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice...

Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice 250+ mile ride through the Sierra's.

Don't know if it's the placebo effect, but it most certainly felt smoother. Around Ebbett's pass and Sonora...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV...

Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV one. Guess no help there.

I'm still wondering if the connector could help. I know that the LED's put out plenty of heat and to avoid problems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,975
Posted By PatrickM
Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it...

Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it self-destructed a few days back.

I merely bumped it and had the internal spring go flying along with the two arms. From what it looks like, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
Dunno, what's the difference?

Dunno, what's the difference?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
So far, nothing at 23,157 miles. ...

So far, nothing at 23,157 miles.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By PatrickM
That fits? The guide (my italian is rusty but...

That fits? The guide (my italian is rusty but ...) doesn't seem to indicate the F800GS

Looks like a good color compliment with your bike!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
Don't forget that you also need to compare...

Don't forget that you also need to compare lumens. To get the same amount of lumens you're going to need to increase the energy consumption to the same level between the LED and the HID. A 35W HID...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,221
Posted By PatrickM
HID's definitely run cooler than LED's,...

HID's definitely run cooler than LED's, particularly if you're looking at LED's that require a cooling fan (or massive heat sink).

I've had LED's as the DRL's and have seen scorch marks on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,365
Posted By PatrickM
20,000+ miles with HID. No problem.

20,000+ miles with HID.

No problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,910
Posted By PatrickM
I have had no problems with the K60's. Now...

I have had no problems with the K60's. Now getting them mounted is something else, they're (as the dealership says) like petrified rubber which is why they wear well.

Finished up a set on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By PatrickM
Is there a link to that?

Is there a link to that?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By PatrickM
That's true and part of the reason why I went...

That's true and part of the reason why I went with the SuperSprox one. It apparently has both holes that you can see in the picture :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By PatrickM
Haha! I almost bought it in my driveway. Did...

Haha! I almost bought it in my driveway. Did about 500 miles (to Lake Tahoe and back to SJC to get my luggage from the airport) and when I got home, I hopped off without flicking the kickstand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By PatrickM
+1 Sprocket Center. DID chain 525 119 links...

+1 Sprocket Center.

DID chain 525 119 links IIRC
SuperSprox because it's sexy

<img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14675501551_1fefb60e70_z.jpg" width="480" height="640"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By PatrickM
Definitely not HID.

Definitely not HID.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By PatrickM
And Revzilla is IN Philadelphia! ...

And Revzilla is IN Philadelphia!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/revzilla-motorsports-philadelphia
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By PatrickM
Do you really want to live forever, or just act...

Do you really want to live forever, or just act like you're going to?

If you got a smaller bike, then the question would be "when is it time to upgrade?"

If you got the bike you want, then it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By PatrickM
Depends on what gear you'll mostly be in (your...

Depends on what gear you'll mostly be in (your comfort level I suppose). If you're in 1st most of the time, you'll use a lot more fuel than cruising in 4th or 5th for the distance that you go.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
From another thread I went from the...

From another thread



I went from the stock 0.590 to 0.615 (it's touchy!) and it's helped deal with the backfire on hard deceleration.

But I'm wondering if it makes sense to go to 0.640 as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
I picked up a few shares in GPRO (after having a...

I picked up a few shares in GPRO (after having a few of the cameras) and even got in on the IPO price. What I find striking about their product is that anyone can "be a hero" particularly with a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By PatrickM
Okay, answer is on the right hand side - but had...

Okay, answer is on the right hand side - but had a higher output stator wired up and couldn't figure out why it was so hard.

First, the part:

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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
I was running up to 75 MPH this weekend (200+...

I was running up to 75 MPH this weekend (200+ miles) but put on some proper SM tires.

Anything over 45 MPH needs to get the wheels balanced, particularly if you're sticking with the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
Riemann makes some of the best videos, the use of...

Riemann makes some of the best videos, the use of drone video, the overlay of the music and of course the bikes!

In, already started the download now!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By PatrickM
KTM Fuel Cap vent hose

Well, I replaced my fuel cap vent hose a while back, and due to some high temperatures (I'm gathering) the one-way-check-valve-cap (http://shop.ktm.com/us_en/factory-fuel-tank-cap-vent.html) took off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By PatrickM
Isn't it a lot easier to pop the front wheel off,...

Isn't it a lot easier to pop the front wheel off, part of the deterrence factor lost?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,192
Posted By PatrickM
Next year will always be better... Same thing...

Next year will always be better... Same thing with brands that just came out, they're going to be ahead of the curve just a little so much.

So you're going to be looking for a brand that you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
HAHA, it's all good! A lot of us get spoiled...

HAHA, it's all good! A lot of us get spoiled watching Riemann and his Motology videos with the fancy music, thinking everyone is not only a dirt bike god, but runs trials in their spare time - so we...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By PatrickM
Actually pretty close. City type commuting.

Actually pretty close. City type commuting.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 171,925
Posted By PatrickM
Which bike?

Well, it looks like there are a few people with experience with the new 2014 R1200RT and a few others. I'm looking for a ride to cover more long distance and am torn between a couple of options:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,967
Posted By PatrickM
LOL. I was going to read this thread and say...

LOL. I was going to read this thread and say "WTF, who would want to wax a GS" and then saw your post.

QFT.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By PatrickM
KTM Freeride E (Electric)

With the news of HD thinking about a production run of an electric bike, does anyone know of any new news on the Freeride E?

http://www.ktm.com/freeride/freeride-e/highlights.html

I've been...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,318
Posted By PatrickM
That's a two fold problem you point out. First,...

That's a two fold problem you point out. First, you and others don't recognize other companies (like KTM) as viable when they bring out an EV bike. KTM is a real company that's not going anywhere. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,318
Posted By PatrickM
Scooters are easily around, as are mopeds. They...

Scooters are easily around, as are mopeds. They make good gas mileage and have enough power to get around the bay area.

But I see a lot more cars than I do motorcycles. And of the two-wheeled...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 36,208
Posted By PatrickM
When does it happen? 5 minutes into the trip,...

When does it happen? 5 minutes into the trip, consistently, or when cruising the highway?

1. Bad LED
2. Bad connection
3. Too little amperage available so Canbus kills it?

I wired up an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,868
Posted By PatrickM
KTM, drink the ORANGE coolaid!!!

KTM, drink the ORANGE coolaid!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By PatrickM
Yeah, it's a doozy if you haven't done it...

Yeah, it's a doozy if you haven't done it yourself (the wiring).

1. Remove the caps, particularly the high beam one
2. You should be able to see the bulb in there, and remove it.

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By PatrickM
You need to take a look at the lights (with the...

You need to take a look at the lights (with the bulbs in/out) with the caps removed.

The stock wiring can be connected to standard connectors and with a hole drilled through the caps (and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,122
Posted By PatrickM
That's a tough call that only YOU can make. ...

That's a tough call that only YOU can make.

2013 - 250XC
2013 - 500EXC
2013 - F800GS

For short connections (30-60 miles) and blasting around a city like SF, the two-stroke is joy, plain and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 350,964
Posted By PatrickM
How does that old saying go, "its not the fall...

How does that old saying go, "its not the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the end"
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