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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By MTrider16
Sorry Rides, I find things like this funny late...

Sorry Rides, I find things like this funny late at night. There was one poster here who was a die hard "loud pipes saves lives". Hopefully you can make a deal with someone who thinks they need a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By MTrider16
Interesting. Has anyone had a TKC or...

Interesting.

Has anyone had a TKC or similar 150/70-17 tire on a F8GS or similar size tire slip on the rim with 25-40 psi? It seems unlikely to me considering what it takes to break the bead,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By MTrider16
This looks very nice. I'll have to check out the...

This looks very nice. I'll have to check out the mfg's site.

My Joe Rocket is giving up the ghost, so I think it's time to upgrade.

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,360
Posted By MTrider16
Wildman is back in the house? :clap

Wildman is back in the house? :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 85,370
Posted By MTrider16
Routes?

Are you looking for routes around Yellowstone and Northern Wy? Your map is pretty vanilla in that area. I suppose it's driven by time some.

Anyway, enjoying the RR. Thanks for sharing your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By MTrider16
:roflThe next post/thread will be titled "How do...

:roflThe next post/thread will be titled "How do I remove fork oil from my Klim suit".
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By MTrider16
This is the procedure. Different forks have...

This is the procedure. Different forks have different air gaps but all are measured without springs and compressed.

A shop overfilled mine and eventually it blew oil over the seals. The forks...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,053
Posted By MTrider16
I've broken my hard boxes, so I'm now using...

I've broken my hard boxes, so I'm now using Wolfman's. I'll pass on the cf layup artist. ;-)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,053
Posted By MTrider16
:clap I always like your work E. It would look...

:clap I always like your work E. It would look better on an F8GS, but hey what am I complaining about?

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By MTrider16
Seems like it is the normal "pump the brakes a...

Seems like it is the normal "pump the brakes a couple times" after re-installing the calipers. One side was dragging a little, the other side was loose. At least that would be my thoughts from your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 119,644
Posted By MTrider16
Looks like Friends of Pipestone is having a trail...

Looks like Friends of Pipestone is having a trail maintenance day on June 6th. Check it out.

http://friendsofpipestone.com/newsletters/
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By MTrider16
I take one of the allen head bolts out of the...

I take one of the allen head bolts out of the handle bar mounts and then install a spacer and longer bolt from the hardware store. The spacer allows me to put a flat tab style ram ball under the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,057
Posted By MTrider16
Let us know how it goes NDTransplant. :ear I'm...

Let us know how it goes NDTransplant. :ear I'm +30K miles but my steering head feels just like your description.

Pretty sure mine is the steering head bearing, but I've got a number of projects...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 119,644
Posted By MTrider16
Try this group for Pipestone. ...

Try this group for Pipestone.

http://friendsofpipestone.com/

This group is general for Montana, and will give you contacts for local areas.

http://www.mtvra.com/

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By MTrider16
rotors.

rotors.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By MTrider16
Looks like he is posting in the R1200 forum. ...

Looks like he is posting in the R1200 forum. Maybe a PM will work. David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By MTrider16
This Advrider forum is pretty much for the...

This Advrider forum is pretty much for the parallel twin GS models. A few folks may still chime in with info. The parallel twin motor is slightly different angle on the block for the GS vs the S...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By MTrider16
Other than giving an exact number for the sag,...

Other than giving an exact number for the sag, when it should probably be calculated from your total travel, this seems to be an okay description of the process.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
Well, considering the challange of working with...

Well, considering the challange of working with your painter and the gold you are saving, you've been through your share of pain.

Now get that BFH out and do some cold forming.

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By MTrider16
Here is my take on the tool tube idea. ...

Here is my take on the tool tube idea.

http://mtrider16.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips/130910/i-RpgN4pW/0/L/130914%2022-L.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
Patience is truely worth its weight in gold.

Patience is truely worth its weight in gold.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
Very sharp.

Very sharp.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By MTrider16
You've hit all the salient points. No comment...

You've hit all the salient points. No comment necessary.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By MTrider16
What is this "wash" thing you're talking about. ...

What is this "wash" thing you're talking about. Is it a new farkle in Tourtech? Does it increase your cred at Starbucks? :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By MTrider16
If you can't feel it in the handle bars or...

If you can't feel it in the handle bars or handling, I'm wondering why you should worry about it? It seems like it would be pretty easy to get a little wobble on 21" wheel on this large of a bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By MTrider16
I've used the Adv Monster lights to replace the...

I've used the Adv Monster lights to replace the Tourtech HID and Fog kit. The dimmer feature works pretty nice.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By MTrider16
I originally bought the Tourtech HID and Fog...

I originally bought the Tourtech HID and Fog light kit. They have a nice little set of instructions on which wire to tap in the headlight wiring harness. I have since thrown the kit away, but keep...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,572
Posted By MTrider16
The motard is looking nice. Definately ditch the...

The motard is looking nice. Definately ditch the tourtech screen and go with the little breif one. IMHO motards are suppose to look sleek and light, and the little tourtech fuel bottle take away...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By MTrider16
There are a million different tire combinations...

There are a million different tire combinations out there, and even more tire threads. Ride what you like.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By MTrider16
Put the bike on the side stand and then add...

Put the bike on the side stand and then add weight the seat until the three points mentioned line up. Check to make sure there is slack. Then your 25-30mm is probably okay, however next time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By MTrider16
:becca:becca There is a thread on every tire...

:becca:becca

There is a thread on every tire combonation known to man. As long as you don't go off the reservation buying weird stuff, you'll be fine. Buy what makes you happy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By MTrider16
Some items from my personal experience. 1....

Some items from my personal experience.

1. Make sure you allow for the suspension movement. There is one spot during the suspension movement where the swing arm pivot, the drive gear and the axle...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 PA is a "big" state??? lol I use a GPS to...

:lol3 PA is a "big" state??? lol I use a GPS to check the cows because Montana is a big state. Next you're going to tell about those big mountains in the commonwealth.

Keep wrenching Dave, can't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
All good. Looks like a dry and low snow year. A...

All good. Looks like a dry and low snow year. A wet front moved in this weekend and gave us a little rain. The west saw a 6-10 inches of snow in the elevations.

And if you wonder why people...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3:lol3 I'm too much of a romantic to agree,...

:lol3:lol3 I'm too much of a romantic to agree, but it is funny.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By MTrider16
lol. Snowy, you just poke your family to get...

lol. Snowy, you just poke your family to get them to tell you they love you.

:wink: :lol3

I weighed mine with all my gear when I had the stock varios on it. Over 750 with me, and I'm not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-25-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 749,923
Posted By MTrider16
Well Dave, it looks like you and your painter are...

Well Dave, it looks like you and your painter are getting along better. I suppose a few warm days this winter has helped out too. When are you planning to get it out on the road?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,709
Posted By MTrider16
I've been following this thread. It seems like...

I've been following this thread. It seems like the critics have taken thier cue from the twitter feeds, and are impolite with their comments.

I like the build and the pictures. It isn't my bike,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By MTrider16
I've used the motion pro without grinding the...

I've used the motion pro without grinding the head, and it worked okay. If you've done MTB bicycle chains in the field you should be fine. Make sure the pin is lined up with the plates. I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,924
Posted By MTrider16
Engineering comment: 3 vs 10 probably has more...

Engineering comment: 3 vs 10 probably has more to do with the relative size of the bearing and expected load. I would hope a bearing set on an off road bike with longer suspension would be larger...
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