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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 54,460
Posted By Snowy
The max pressure on the tyre. From memory it's...

The max pressure on the tyre. From memory it's only 34psi.

I was very surprised in loose rocky stuff on steeper fire trails. The Karoo 3 did much better than I thought they would. But they start...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 06:54 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 54,460
Posted By Snowy
Never apologise for not speaking English. Most of...

Never apologise for not speaking English. Most of us can't speak Greek.

My Karoo 3 rear looked better than that at 7000km, 2 up, a couple of long (1800km each) trips and some fire trail work for...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By Snowy
They don't reply to email inquiries. We have...

They don't reply to email inquiries.

We have been strung along this long.

I've lived with the stock clutch until now.

Stock clutch needs replacing now.

Can only afford one or the other.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
It's not water crossings I get frustrated with. ...

It's not water crossings I get frustrated with.


I'll continue to do what I've done for years without issues, you continue to dispense advice on why that doesn't work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Utter bollocks. In fact, thanks to the wonders of...

Utter bollocks. In fact, thanks to the wonders of "dubbin" my feet were still dry at this point. I am steering the bike between large irregular shaped, slippery rocks that it was simply never going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Biggest dick contest hey? Seriously? Is the...

Biggest dick contest hey? Seriously?

Is the guy that proclaims it the biggest dick contest therefore the biggest dick?


It's a bike. If you ride through water make sure you're clever enough to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Nah...she wants a Harley or some such nonsense. I...

Nah...she wants a Harley or some such nonsense. I wont even entertain talk of it.

She wants it, she gets her license and learns to ride it,.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Nothing, but it got rid of about 30,000litres of...

Nothing, but it got rid of about 30,000litres of rain water real quick.

Sealed it up and calmly walked away...nothing to see here....

If I'd thought about it, I could have done deep water...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Got nearly 50mm in an hour here. Backyard was...

Got nearly 50mm in an hour here. Backyard was about 2 feet deep. I lifted the sewer lid and it was like pulling the plug in a bathtub.

I wondered if the sewer could handle all that...then I got...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
With the rain that came today....a 500km long...

With the rain that came today....a 500km long storm front....heading that way...


Naaaah, you'll be fine...:huh
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Snowy
Nah, mines been on for over 50,000km and nothing...

Nah, mines been on for over 50,000km and nothing else happened. It just says "SERVICE" on the right hand side.

From memory, I think it goes away when it blows a lamp...then it just says "LAMP" or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Snowy
Permanently....I don't think so. The whole...

Permanently....I don't think so.

The whole system is designed so that the bike regularly talks to Mother back in Munich.

Updates and such. I think it may also capture some data, but not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
That's how the crossing went wrong in the high...

That's how the crossing went wrong in the high country, She had walked a couple and complained her feet were wet and cold. So we got to what looked like a cake walk, and I said "No honey, you stay...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
I don't believe, with the current design, that...

I don't believe, with the current design, that sealing the headlight is a viable option.

It's really a simple as this: If you can't deal with a wet engine through lack of knowledge or mechanical...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
What DR? I'm talking about the F800! So by...

What DR? I'm talking about the F800!

So by your logic, having finished a National 24 mountain bike race, I'm qualified to serve up sermons from the Mount on mountain bikes? I finished a national...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
I personally think you're all over thinking it. ...

I personally think you're all over thinking it.

Sure, if it does go wrong you'll have some place to start.

In an average year I cross an average of probably 50 creeks/rivers. My wife is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By Snowy
Every water crossing is conservative until you...

Every water crossing is conservative until you hit a rock or a hole.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowy
Indeed. I raced bikes with a friend who drove...

Indeed. I raced bikes with a friend who drove tanker trucks. We had the old kitchen from his house fitted in the garage and used cupboards for storing parts and the kitchen sink for washing parts. He...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By Snowy
Barkbusters and lane splitting: Owners of...

Barkbusters and lane splitting:

Owners of SUVs may experience financial hardship as a result of my lane splitting decisions.

This is their own fault for ignoring the plight of the planet in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snowy
I like the kold Kutter, but they are far too off...

I like the kold Kutter, but they are far too off road oriented for what I want.

Nice though.

Aerostitch look the go for what I was thinking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Hahaha, cheers. I have always had a quiet...

Hahaha, cheers.

I have always had a quiet chuckle about mine. When I park it outside the BMW shop there's usually someone doing slow circles around it. Inevitably the comment is made...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Nice. Bike needs more scratches though.

Nice.

Bike needs more scratches though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snowy
Is there a general consensus on positioning of...

Is there a general consensus on positioning of the studs, or is it "suck and see"?

I would imagine on the 150 tyre you'd want them about 30~40 mm either side of centre line of the tyre, or as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snowy
Thanks. What sort of mileage do they do if...

Thanks.

What sort of mileage do they do if just left in?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Poor Erling...you screw up one lousy video... ...

Poor Erling...you screw up one lousy video...

Or as the natives say...you fuck one lousy goat, suddenly you're a goat fucker.

So the clutch doesn't overly slip while attempting mid climb...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snowy
There's some positive feedback on these. ...

There's some positive feedback on these.

I'm looking for some so I can do some Alpine riding this coming winter. For the most part the roads would be dry and ice free, but you can find yourself...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Snowy
My 2009 leaned horribly. Then I fitted new...

My 2009 leaned horribly. Then I fitted new suspension and it leaned at a stupid angle. I ended up cutting the foot off the side stand and inserting about 40mm, which brings it back to about the same...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Erling, what sort of editing software do you use?...

Erling, what sort of editing software do you use?

I have tried a couple and found my Windows 8 laptop with quad core Intel processor just wont do it. I went back to using my old Windows 7 laptop. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Snowy
I'll add here that a lot of sports bikes die on...

I'll add here that a lot of sports bikes die on this road. I've stopped to help a few. Mid corner steps in the surface, and the odd depression in the road surface see their stiff short travel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Snowy
On the road, long smooth lines and counter...

On the road, long smooth lines and counter steering is your friend. The longer travel front end will probably put you off the first time you set yourself up in a fast turn. Expect to exit tracking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowy
http://s197.photobucket.com/user/manfromhell01/med...

http://s197.photobucket.com/user/manfromhell01/media/BMWcrash.mp4.html

Here's a slight mishap captured on video.

Very wet clay track, full knobbies, white clay in right hand turn and the front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowy
Gopro images are permanently deleted. No one...

Gopro images are permanently deleted. No one wants to be reminded.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowy
You have no idea how close to my last incident...

You have no idea how close to my last incident that is. My wife walked away and tried to suppress her laughter while I went "full retard". I ended up throwing the helmet, and damaging it, kicking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowy
OK....picture this.... You fall on a...

OK....picture this....

You fall on a slope...so naturally you fall face first downhill. The bike is now laying on it's side with the top facing downhill.

I grab the front wheel and skull drag...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By Snowy
I've done it heaps of times. With a pillion...

I've done it heaps of times.

With a pillion on the first thing I notice is that low rpm wide throttle causes knocking, so I don't do it. Go down a gear and let it rev a little. Wide open throttle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,576
Posted By Snowy
BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA...gold. Spot on with the...

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA...gold.

Spot on with the description. What they have going for them is they last. That's it. They aren't the worst tyre in the wet, but they aren't the best. They'll do most things...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Soon.... so this is what it feels...

Soon....




so this is what it feels like for my wife when I tell her I'll fix something soon....no wonder she's cranky all the time....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 42,330
Posted By Snowy
Do they want a test mule for Australian...

Do they want a test mule for Australian conditions?


I have time on my hands.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Snowy
They'll never overcome our Australian distrust of...

They'll never overcome our Australian distrust of all things motorcycle. It's one of the reasons I got out of representative roles in the state MCC. Well...I was showing up to meetings to get a...
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