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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,124
Posted By greenthumb
I did talk to Ted when I was looking for a shock....

I did talk to Ted when I was looking for a shock. He was knowledgeable, very helpful and competitively priced. Although I didn't end up purchasing from him, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his shop....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By greenthumb
I have a similar noise on my bike. Sounds like a...

I have a similar noise on my bike. Sounds like a washer vibrating on loose bolt.
It is a 2009 as well, now pushing 70k. It has done it for years.
I have had that area of the bike apart dozens of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,124
Posted By greenthumb
http://www.newmansuspension.com Small, one...

http://www.newmansuspension.com

Small, one man operation in Vernon. About 45min north of the airport.
At the time he sold at 12% under list price, cash only. Looks to be the same still.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,124
Posted By greenthumb
I went with an Elka, purchased through a local...

I went with an Elka, purchased through a local suspension business.
They have a reputation for performance and quality, and, the F800 models are built and custom valved for each order. They only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,739
Posted By greenthumb
Didn't you hear? It's an oilless 2-stroke...

Didn't you hear?
It's an oilless 2-stroke diesel turbine!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,739
Posted By greenthumb
It's winter. As it's your first on ADV, you may...

It's winter.
As it's your first on ADV, you may not be accustomed to the whining, arguing and mundane rambling that runs rampant when people are suffering from lack of handlebar time. Not only that,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,739
Posted By greenthumb
I passed trough Lillooet that weekend too. :puke1...

I passed trough Lillooet that weekend too. :puke1
Stopped for a swim in Pavillion lake; with all my gear on. Never realized how buoyant the armour is. :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,739
Posted By greenthumb
Funny how straddling an in internal combustion...

Funny how straddling an in internal combustion engine can make your legs warm.:scratch
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,924
Posted By greenthumb
+1 for what Molly said. If you're riding at...

+1 for what Molly said.
If you're riding at legal speeds in prudent manner, I feel a tkc is pretty much just as safe. There is definitely an advantage to knobs when you involve sand/rocks on top of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By greenthumb
Happens to me as well. Usually when I've spent...

Happens to me as well. Usually when I've spent the majority of the day with it off.
While I don't have a definitive answer, I have a bit of theory based on what I've seen.
When I'm out riding off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By greenthumb
The stock springs in my '09 were measured at .45,...

The stock springs in my '09 were measured at .45, if I remember correctly, when they came out. AFAIK that was close to spec. at the time. Cannot comment on the WP forks and/or the GSA.
Their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By greenthumb
Issues? No; it was bright and the bike didn't...

Issues? No; it was bright and the bike didn't complain.
Meltage? While the reflector isn't as cherry as the day it rolled off the line, its not nearly as affected as some of the photos posted here....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By greenthumb
I ran a 100w high beam for a couple years. 55w...

I ran a 100w high beam for a couple years.
55w HID in both now. Much betterer. YMMV:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,833
Posted By greenthumb
IMHO, If you want an adventure then do as little...

IMHO, If you want an adventure then do as little of the above as possible. Seriously.
True, adventure means different things to different people, but the key is to break your routine and get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 1,060,405
Posted By greenthumb
Absolutely. I did not mean to imply the patent as...

Absolutely. I did not mean to imply the patent as absolute.
It is the most detailed, reputable information we have to go on at this point, and bears an overwhelming resemblance to the prototype on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 1,060,405
Posted By greenthumb
I was thinking the same, especially since the...

I was thinking the same, especially since the ports appear to be angled towards each other. The tube size is rather large for a smaller displacement.

If you look at and read the link to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By greenthumb
This ^^ , or, The bar clamps are rubber...

This ^^ , or,

The bar clamps are rubber mounted to the triple. The bars slip in the clamps and remain crooked. Usually easily straightened by hand or you could loosen the clamps a bit.

Given...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,210
Posted By greenthumb
A fix for the old gasket

Mine has been leaking for quite some time. Looked similar or slightly worse than LM's in the original post.
I had just been ignoring it until a valve check. Reading about the updated gasket/bolts,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By greenthumb
The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to...

The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to retrieve it. Removed the left cover to put it back.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By greenthumb
This is where the part normally resides if you're...

This is where the part normally resides if you're not familiar.
The large, shiny blind hole is where the end of the selector shaft (the part that the shift lever attaches to) sits inside the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By greenthumb
Wink Found this in my oil pan

Well, to be more accurate, it was rolling around on top of the pan gasket.
It's the dowel pin that the shifter return spring pushes on.
I was riding along, minding my own business and shifter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By greenthumb
I do it. Works great. Do it a lot with a...

I do it. Works great.
Do it a lot with a loaded bike and the stand will bend a bit after a few years.
Ymmv:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,766
Posted By greenthumb
Inmate

Inmate
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By greenthumb
Don't forget the ABS ring as well. You...

Don't forget the ABS ring as well.

You would also be disrupting the brake pad/rotor that have worn together, if you care.

One could also debate wether the fact that the spokes are being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,728
Posted By greenthumb
I had a rubber brake line on a car once that had...

I had a rubber brake line on a car once that had collapsed internally, restricting the flow. Looked normal from the outside.
It caused a delay in application and release of that particular...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,923
Posted By greenthumb
Wait till you try some spirited riding on cold,...

Wait till you try some spirited riding on cold, wet asphalt. :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,923
Posted By greenthumb
E09 Skip the front version. Those Sava...

E09
Skip the front version.

Those Sava tires are listed on Mitas' website. It would appear they are producing or in some way associated with that brand.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By greenthumb
This is awesome :D Thanks for the info....

This is awesome :D

Thanks for the info. :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks for the responses and advice. :ear ...

Thanks for the responses and advice. :ear
I'm not all worked up about this. I beat the piss out of it, so I'm actually surprised how few parts I've thrown at it. I'm not paranoid of a breakdown,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By greenthumb
Question Maintenance opinions

So my 2009 has a little over 60 000km on it now. I really like the bike and since it's taken me to some far and away places, I doubt I'll ever sell it. It has never left me stranded but I do go to...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By greenthumb
Not to mention if the hype about wet leather...

Not to mention if the hype about wet leather losing its strength is even remotely true.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,527
Posted By greenthumb
Something like one of these. fuel filters...

Something like one of these.

fuel filters (http://www.golanproducts.com/filters.html)

10 micron rating and washable. I think most paper filters are good for around 30 microns.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,527
Posted By greenthumb
I like this. Looks good. :thumb I wonder...

I like this. Looks good. :thumb

I wonder what the micron rating is on our oem vs. aftermarket fuel filters and how it will affect the injectors.
A clear and/or reusable one would be nice.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By greenthumb
Motoport winter gloves review

First off, I have their Kevlar racing glove. I like them very much. The fit and comfort is great and after two years of riding, they have held up very well. I would buy them again. They're not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 2,725,910
Posted By greenthumb
I guess it's time to get the sled ready :rofl ...

I guess it's time to get the sled ready :rofl

<a href="http://500px.com/photo/17283353"><img src="http://pcdn.500px.net/17283353/ab301530f17a24ec00527e82a542993072c77fac/4.jpg" alt="Untitled by J...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,424
Posted By greenthumb
Are there the final product or just the moulds?...

Are there the final product or just the moulds? It says moulds, but they are all mounted up. What's the purpose of making a cf set of moulds as opposed to using the steel mock ups as the mould?
Forum: Canada 10-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,314
Posted By greenthumb
Received my parts today :clap Packed very well,...

Received my parts today :clap
Packed very well, with a sticker and business card in the box.

I was charged 12% HST, plus a $9.95 handling fee by customs at time of pickup from the post office. No...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,424
Posted By greenthumb
Awesome. :thumb

Awesome. :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,292
Posted By greenthumb
It's under the seat near the tailight. Engine...

It's under the seat near the tailight. Engine model specifics and valve clearances are on the same sticker. Not all bikes have it. Mine is a Canadian model, and it is mentioned on the sticker as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,292
Posted By greenthumb
I have said this before, but I have a factory BMW...

I have said this before, but I have a factory BMW sticker ON MY BIKE that says to use SE or SF oil of the following weights:
10w30, 40, 50
15w40, 50
20w40, 50

It is there. I have used several...
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