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Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 361,275
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sadly looking like another possible lost road to...

Sadly looking like another possible lost road to closure like Gorge Creek :(:
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 46,368
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Second attempt, hopefully that went out. ...

Second attempt, hopefully that went out.

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 46,368
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to...

Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to pick one up sometime this summer to replace my 550.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I went with the plain stainless since they will...

I went with the plain stainless since they will show scratches much less than powder coated ones in black.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,756
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the...

Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the Camel Tank so we won't run out of fuel has fuel issues. Hope you get back on track with your trip quickly Cory.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all...

Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all of ten minutes to install. I decided to move my driving lights up onto the new bar as they were a bit exposed where I had them mounted on the lower...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
+1 I've seen them used to lockout gas...

+1

I've seen them used to lockout gas service valves. Not sure what other purposed they have.
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 361,275
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides...

Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides when I'm working, I'm returning the favour today. :D

Got out for a decent 300 km ride west from the city mostly on slab to the Stud creek road...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 361,275
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Those are some kinda sticky tires :lol3

Those are some kinda sticky tires :lol3
Forum: Canada 05-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 361,275
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Thinking of going riding Tuesday, no firm...

Thinking of going riding Tuesday, no firm destination plan yet, but possibly something out around Waiprous/ Hunter valley. Or maybe the Spray lakes road with Powderface on the way back (if it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,479
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I went for lower gearing, a 15T front with the 42...

I went for lower gearing, a 15T front with the 42 rear. Lots of clutch slipping at a steady throttle makes it nice and smooth in tech riding conditions. The newer revised clutch can take lots of...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I think would be a very suitable solution....

I think would be a very suitable solution. Separate provincial sub-forums would be far too much clutter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,069
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
There is a second version out now that fits with...

There is a second version out now that fits with some of the racks the original did not. Original is still available too.

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Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Love the Kootenay region. I usually do some...

Love the Kootenay region. I usually do some riding out there every year. Looking forward to info on more good rides in that area

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Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,188
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm not strong on math. It'd be faster for me to...

I'm not strong on math. It'd be faster for me to do it trial and error adjusting the weights than trying to do the calculations. :lol3

I just temporarily secure the weights with masking tape until...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I would, but I'm going drinking at the Beer Fest...

I would, but I'm going drinking at the Beer Fest Saturday :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
My first dual sport bike was an 03 BMW F650GS I...

My first dual sport bike was an 03 BMW F650GS I bought used in 2006 and rode until September of 2008 when i hit a dear with it. Though still repairable, the bike was written off, and I decided to...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 361,275
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Same deal, but the destination for tomorrow's...

Same deal, but the destination for tomorrow's dinner is Hanna.

I'm hoping to ride to work on Sunday.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
First off, you should have been using mostly...

First off, you should have been using mostly front brake going downhill, that's where all your traction is and all your braking power. The key is to ease into the front brake to load up the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The little detent on my fuel cap keeps breaking...

The little detent on my fuel cap keeps breaking and the lid then flops shut instead of staying open. Makes it a real nuisance to fill. I've glued it up a couple of times trying various products, last...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I trashed my first set of bars, so this time I...

I trashed my first set of bars, so this time I chose the AltRider bare stainless ones. That way the scratches won't matter.

And there will be scratches. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 144,729
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I had to remount my lights after replacing my old...

I had to remount my lights after replacing my old Holan crash bars with a set of AltRider ones this winter. I custom fabricated the mounting blocks on my mill. The lights are VisionX LEDs that I've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
A new sump is over $300. I know because I cracked...

A new sump is over $300. I know because I cracked mine and had to replace it. Not sure if that is cheap even by BMW standards.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The skid plate mounts to the sump, not the engine...

The skid plate mounts to the sump, not the engine block itself. The sump is easily removed if needed for easier access and removal of the stud. With the skid plate off, the sump can be removed in...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Yes, there are routes through the northern US as...

Yes, there are routes through the northern US as well, but all have to cross the continental divide at some point just like the Canadian routes do. You could plot multiple route options and pick the...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I've driven through BC a few times in mid to late...

I've driven through BC a few times in mid to late October, including Rogers Pass, and most times it would have been rideable. Not necessarily a warm comfortable ride, but no snow or ice. Have good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I believe it is just a simple single pole switch...

I believe it is just a simple single pole switch so you should be able to check it with an ohm meter to see if it has continuity in one position and be open in the other.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,086
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The bearing issue was just that, a bearing issue....

The bearing issue was just that, a bearing issue. I know there was some speculation on the hub being the problem, but really it was just a crappy poorly lubricated OEM bearings. I had mine get rough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'd look at the clutch switch as the culprit. The...

I'd look at the clutch switch as the culprit. The two probable failures of the side stand switch would be either to not allow it to run in gear at all (most common failure mode) or always allow it to...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I just scrape the big chunks off with a rock....

I just scrape the big chunks off with a rock. Laying the bike with the cases attached down on the rocks is my usual method. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,086
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Excel does not make a front rim with a safety...

Excel does not make a front rim with a safety bead that can be made tubeless which is why Woody's uses that front rim for tubeless. The downside is it is the same width as the stock rim and still...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 33,954
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
My little project today was to make some light...

My little project today was to make some light mounts for my F800GS. I changed the crash bars and needed to remount my LED driving lights. Probably could have bought these, but what's the fun in that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,014
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I figured it was time to inspect my bearings this...

I figured it was time to inspect my bearings this spring before starting the riding season. I couldn't detect any roughness, looseness, or any real problem with the steering, but figured it was worth...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Looks like a serious case of GonnaEuros. :lol3

Looks like a serious case of GonnaEuros. :lol3
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,533
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Thanks for the update. I'll be anxiously waiting...

Thanks for the update. I'll be anxiously waiting for the bars, riding season is near. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,952
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
about $2500 with shipping and taxes. :eek1

about $2500 with shipping and taxes. :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,952
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I think it's clear what my decision was when...

I think it's clear what my decision was when faced with a dented rim. :D

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Forum: Vendors 03-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,533
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm waiting for the arrival of the upper crash...

I'm waiting for the arrival of the upper crash bar for the F800GS. It shows that it's supposed to be available as of yesterday, so hopefully my local supplier will be contacting me to come get the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Love my Camel Tank, 485 Kms was my best range...

Love my Camel Tank, 485 Kms was my best range with it. I don't really notice the weight being an issue. Since it draws the fuel from the Camel tank into the main, the Camel tank empties first after a...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I took up fishing as a complimentary activity to...

I took up fishing as a complimentary activity to riding my GS. Seems more motivating to have a destination for the ride. Sadly, many good fishing spots near Calgary are off limits for riding to and a...
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