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Forum: Vendors Today, 02:18 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 47,370
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: Australia 07-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 358,676
Posted By Mike.C
Want a fully sorted touring Guzzi? Well this is...

Want a fully sorted touring Guzzi? Well this is the one!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/11678289266_0b84f5ee11.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57523448@N08/11678289266/)

Fitted with all...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
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: 750
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: 750
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: 750
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: 750
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 344
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 1,316
Views: 537,542
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: 860
Views: 63,309
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: 1,036
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: 1,036
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: 7,607
Views: 2,483,847
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: 536
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...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mike.C
I have ordered the V2 Camel tank and will be...

I have ordered the V2 Camel tank and will be modifying the Jessee mounts to fit it on our F798's.

There's an order for two mounts that allow the camel tank to be used right there if it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 63,309
Posted By Mike.C
I hear that a supercharger with an automatic...

I hear that a supercharger with an automatic gearbox for the F7/800 and electronic fly by wire is being tested at a secret location in the Australian Outback just the other side of the black stump as...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 52,779
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Mr Camel, We are in for two, The...

Hey Mr Camel,

We are in for two, The Minister's bike has H&B racks and I am going to just make it work with my Jesses come hell or high water!

We also have the extended rear mud guard, but I...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
IME a logo is only useful as an advertising...

IME a logo is only useful as an advertising device if it is likely to be recognised by the consumer as part of the brand and then trigger a reaction.

For small business it's a dubious benefit, as...
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
It's astonishing to me that the kickstarter...

It's astonishing to me that the kickstarter didn't quite make it, this project has all the ingredients - passion, quality, innovation and probably the most difficult one - persistance. I for one am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Mike.C
Many moons ago we installed Ricor Intiminators...

Many moons ago we installed Ricor Intiminators and Wilbers progressive springs on the front without consulting a suspension specialist because I figured there were enough positive reponses on the...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
I am absolutely with you on the "pigtail" it was...

I am absolutely with you on the "pigtail" it was IMHO an upgrade waiting to happen.

My thoughts are more along the lines of preventing this

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/electric/pics/fl61.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Crafty, It might be too late, but I have...

Hey Crafty,

It might be too late, but I have been wondering for some time about the wisdom from a marketing point of view of using terminal blocks that require the user to terminate any wires with...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
Make up a blank and post it over, I'll make you...

Make up a blank and post it over, I'll make you some silicone moulds.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Mike.C
Inside the rack is a great place to put thte...

Inside the rack is a great place to put thte Rotopax. The other solutions of punting them vertically at the back of the seat, or flat on a rear rack are a poor compromise.

It's a tight fit though...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,181
Posted By Mike.C
On our F798 the connector from the O2 sensor was...

On our F798 the connector from the O2 sensor was (and still is) attached to the cross member and about in the centre of the bike just above the swing arm. It was easy to use a flat blade screw driver...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,469
Posted By Mike.C
Mate don't panic F700=F650=F798 they are all...

Mate don't panic F700=F650=F798 they are all just not an F800 and a much better bike because of it :rofl

As I posted above I installed it on teh weekend and so far so good.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,469
Posted By Mike.C
AF-XiED and the F798

Well today I finally got around to putting this box of electrickery on one of our F798's.

Some background to put any observations in context is important.

Relevant Mods:
1) Beowolf Stainless...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
Great idea, we do it all the time. Just be...

Great idea, we do it all the time.

Just be sure to use an addition curing grade not a condensation curing grade (ask the supplier). Most addition types are more chemically resistant and usually...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,080
Posted By Mike.C
Hey Crafty, Just a 0.0002c input. IME...

Hey Crafty,

Just a 0.0002c input.

IME less is more with mould release wax, it just takes a leap of faith. Too much and it makes a mess of the epoxy surface.

After lotsa years experimenting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,469
Posted By Mike.C
Bugger me, whod a thunk it - changing the...

Bugger me, whod a thunk it - changing the composition of petrol to combat pollution from burning wood, what a strange world we live in!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,469
Posted By Mike.C
Forgive my ignorance, what's "winter...

Forgive my ignorance, what's "winter fuel"?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 143,990
Posted By Mike.C
Well the one I used that you can see in the pics...

Well the one I used that you can see in the pics is a TT part for mounting a GPS to the handle bar clamps on (IIRC) a 1200GS.

You have to drill one hole (the bottom one) in metal frame though. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 143,990
Posted By Mike.C
I have had a couple of requests for pics of my...

I have had a couple of requests for pics of my final screen version, so seeing as it's boxing day and it's too hot in the shed, here goes.

Firstly to those what have been waiting (several months)...
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