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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Mollygrubber
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Mollygrubber
Did you buy a lottery ticket when you got home?...

Did you buy a lottery ticket when you got home? :lol3 Man, that could have ended really badly...

That's the prime reason I never follow too close on the highway - I want lots of warning when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Mollygrubber
Hmm, thought they had stopped selling these. Good...

Hmm, thought they had stopped selling these. Good to know they're still around.

FWIW I have my tools in a small fishing tackle box that lives in the bottom of my pannier. Simple, tough, works...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,157
Posted By Mollygrubber
+1 on taking a safety course. When my wife...

+1 on taking a safety course. When my wife decided to get her motorcycle license, I attended one with her as purely as moral support. Although I had been riding for more than 20 years (self taught,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Mollygrubber
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Mollygrubber
How did you get the headlight assemblies apart,...

How did you get the headlight assemblies apart, Reaver? I thought the glass was secured with unbreakable epoxy or something? Link to thread?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 638,128
Posted By Mollygrubber
My favorite part is when I'm out with the wife...

My favorite part is when I'm out with the wife and I look over at her visor, which is always completely covered in bug guts, while mine is minty fresh :lol3

It's a big, heavy bug that doesn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Mollygrubber
On my "old" model, when the low fuel light comes...

On my "old" model, when the low fuel light comes on, the readout shows I have 60 km to empty (that's 37.5 miles for all you 'Muricans and people in Mauritania, West Africa :deal).

It's pretty...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,434
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, mine's in the sun a LOT, guess that must be...

Yeah, mine's in the sun a LOT, guess that must be what killed it. Faded to nothing after a couple of years.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,757
Posted By Mollygrubber
My dealer uses the G650GS as their loaner bike. ...

My dealer uses the G650GS as their loaner bike.

I am VERY happy to return it, and get back on my GS twin.

My 2 cents, but the 650 single is one of the most uncomfortable bikes I've ever...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Mollygrubber
If I'm not mistaken, BMW removed the 'distance to...

If I'm not mistaken, BMW removed the 'distance to empty' feature in 2011. Is that what you're talking about? Apparently it was inaccurate (although it works fine on my 2010).
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, and those bikes weigh 225 pounds, not a...

Yeah, and those bikes weigh 225 pounds, not a top-heavy 500 like the F8GS.

Sure I agree there is obviously a benefit to learning the techniques of riding a tall bike, but if you're always...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By Mollygrubber
IMHO if the seat is not the "right" shape for...

IMHO if the seat is not the "right" shape for you, it doesn't really matter what kind of cover is on it. Some may help a bit, but getting it custom-fitted is the way to go for long-term comfort. As a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,434
Posted By Mollygrubber
If it's the one from Aerostitch, be prepared for...

If it's the one from Aerostitch, be prepared for it to fade into nothingness after a few years :cry

My wife hates stickers, therefore my panniers are festooned with them.

She gets really...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,462
Posted By Mollygrubber
90,000km on my 2010 F8GS. Needed a stator...

90,000km on my 2010 F8GS.

Needed a stator & reg/rec at 85,000, done the steering head bearings 3 times. Other than that, really no issues. I ride it like a gentleman, though. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 638,128
Posted By Mollygrubber
Hell, nothing's perfect, but the Mirage II works...

Hell, nothing's perfect, but the Mirage II works pretty well - for me. Miles better than the BMW touring (LOL) screen, anyway.

FWIW, there can be a lot of turbulence coming around the lower...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19,218
Views: 1,107,836
Posted By Mollygrubber
900 PAGES. Just sayin'.

900 PAGES. Just sayin'.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By Mollygrubber
I think everybody has those 'off' days. When I...

I think everybody has those 'off' days. When I feel like that, I slow it down and be extra watchful. As far as 'doing the wrong thing', that shit needs practice, as others have said. Practice...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,667
Posted By Mollygrubber
I had the same issue, and I found it happened...

I had the same issue, and I found it happened because the width of my glasses causes them to contact the helmet liner on each side. Selecting a narrower pair of frames cured it completely.

Not...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,641
Posted By Mollygrubber
+1 I'd laugh, but it's not really funny....

+1

I'd laugh, but it's not really funny. Guys like that make those of us that take this shit seriously look really bad to the non-riding public IMO.

Take the keys away until he gets some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mollygrubber
I had a similar issue back in 2011, but in...

I had a similar issue back in 2011, but in reverse... couldn't get a new sprocket to go on (come to think of it, the original was a bitch to get off as well.). I went as far as filing a tiny bit off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,428
Posted By Mollygrubber
Damn that's nice, well freakin' done! This has...

Damn that's nice, well freakin' done! This has been an amazing thread to follow, you're one talented dude.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,979
Posted By Mollygrubber
I would have to agree with you, IckyBob. ...

I would have to agree with you, IckyBob.

After commuting on mine every day for 5 years, touring all over North America, and occasionally scaring the shit out of myself on crazy boulder covered...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,749
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, same here. Mine uses zero oil at almost...

Yeah, same here. Mine uses zero oil at almost 90,000km.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mollygrubber
Good on you Erbe, nice to see you find your own...

Good on you Erbe, nice to see you find your own solution, and that all the penis waving didn't scare you off :lol3

Welcome to the asylum:freaky
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mollygrubber
Nice, congrats! And I'm with you, a well...

Nice, congrats! And I'm with you, a well maintained modern bike with 24k miles is NOT high mileage :rofl. If dumb-asses want to sell them cheap because they THINK they're high mileage, so much the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,152
Posted By Mollygrubber
Interesting thread, I'm considering what my next...

Interesting thread, I'm considering what my next bike will be as well (current is a 2010 F800GS). With good road tires and a Mirage 2 fairing, it's done many thousands of slab miles all over North...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mollygrubber
How the hell can you lose the front so many times...

How the hell can you lose the front so many times in 10 minutes and not crash?? :lol3

Wow, racers.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,881
Posted By Mollygrubber
I believe the Brammo Ebike has a 6-speed. I...

I believe the Brammo Ebike has a 6-speed. I wonder how much difference it really makes in day-to-day riding?

If an electric bike can perform above your realistic requirements without a gearbox,...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mollygrubber
This will ramble a bit lol: You may...

This will ramble a bit lol:

You may already have this covered, but I don't see EARPLUGS on your list. You'll be at high speed for many, many hours a day to make that schedule, and your ears...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Mollygrubber
Pazzo Levers are also awesome, got a set for the...

Pazzo Levers are also awesome, got a set for the wife's bike and am jealous. Made in Langley BC, you can take a ride over and they will happily install them for you!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Mollygrubber
Your links don't seem to work zosta, for me...

Your links don't seem to work zosta, for me anyway.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Mollygrubber
My wife has the same setup (2009) It was still a...

My wife has the same setup (2009) It was still a little tall for her, but a trip to the local cobbler was the solution. She had him add 1/2" to the soles of her boots, and she's really comfortable...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Mollygrubber
I just ignored it and bolted it down. Does not...

I just ignored it and bolted it down. Does not affect the seal or squareness of the box, so not a problem. 50,000 miles later... still no problem. You may choose to be a little more anal about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Mollygrubber
I'm at about 53,000 miles on my 2010, it gets...

I'm at about 53,000 miles on my 2010, it gets ridden pretty much every day as I sold my car years ago. Stator went a couple of months ago, but that's about it - oh, besides the steering head bearings...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Mollygrubber
This is my personal opinion, so take it for what...

This is my personal opinion, so take it for what it's worth:

I have a 2010 F800GS. My dealership uses a G650GS for their loaner bike.

When I ride that thing to work and back while my...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Mollygrubber
Pay close attention to the weather crossing the...

Pay close attention to the weather crossing the Rockies, if you're going that way. Things can get ugly fast up there in April.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By Mollygrubber
I hear ya. Mine sure doesn't look that good. But...

I hear ya. Mine sure doesn't look that good. But it has a lot of character :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mollygrubber
I guess for a lot of people it comes down to...

I guess for a lot of people it comes down to personal tolerance for buffeting. I can't say I get ZERO with my Mirage II, but it's a hell of a lot better than anything else I have tried, and MUCH...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By Mollygrubber
Tilting it back made a significant difference,...

Tilting it back made a significant difference, seems to cause less rotation behind the trailing edge. Of course, then it's more likely to knock your teeth out :lol3.

I didn't get into the...
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