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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
There's an old bloke that lives in the city here....

There's an old bloke that lives in the city here. Must be about 70 or so (well, that's still "old" to me).

He writes to the paper every couple of months complaining about all the people with their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, then the clutch is dragging a little too...

Yeah, then the clutch is dragging a little too much.

When the plates get hot there must be enough expansion to reduce clearance.

Try adjusting it about one full turn of the lock nuts,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
When yours is hot, is it hard to find neutral? ...

When yours is hot, is it hard to find neutral?

I noticed in the middle of a ride in the steeper trails that mine doesn't like going into neutral. It'll go 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 1st, but just will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
Arguably all valid points. But buying...

Arguably all valid points.

But buying another one that is the same as my current one was before I modified everything is a daunting proposition. My use of the bike puts it in the sort of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
Exactly. It has become the upmarket...

Exactly.

It has become the upmarket "thinking man's" DR650.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
Mate, I love taking mine out. I have a ball on...

Mate, I love taking mine out. I have a ball on it.

But paying for a new one that has exactly the same issues as the old one just seems so counter productive it isn't even an option for me.

I'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,566
Posted By Snowy
Synthetic air is crap. It costs twice as much...

Synthetic air is crap. It costs twice as much here and no one can tell me why?

Buying from the US on eBay sucks too. The shipping is ridiculous. It's air, how much could it weigh? Minus the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
Long term BMW owners must have lots of money, low...

Long term BMW owners must have lots of money, low self esteem, and zero expectations then. Probably late middle age to retirement age, survived at least one life threatening illness, divorced, got...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,732
Posted By Snowy
The needless annoyance was the attraction. ...

The needless annoyance was the attraction.

No one seems to give a shit about annoying me, I do it and everyone is annoyed.

Helps me sleep sounder at night knowing I annoy everyone. :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,732
Posted By Snowy
Supertrapp. Throw away the end cap and...

Supertrapp.

Throw away the end cap and spacer rings and run it as a 2 inch straight through. Everyone can hear you coming.

Everyone.


I went back to standard because my hearing loss (as a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
Warped plate maybe? When my adjustment was...

Warped plate maybe?

When my adjustment was out I couldn't get it to slip when cold. I had to let the bike warm right up, even then it was dragging at idle. Not really a shudder.

Depends on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
Still going strong. No shudders. Adjusted...

Still going strong. No shudders.

Adjusted once since install, and not by much.

Have done a lot of slow steep 2 up trail work.

The trick is to stick to the right gear to give you revs for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,306
Posted By Snowy
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,457
Posted By Snowy
I have found that not regreasing the bearings...

I have found that not regreasing the bearings means they last just as long as regreasing them.

Moly grease didn't make them last longer.

Teflon grease didn't make them last longer.

Marine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,235
Posted By Snowy
I got poked with a stick once to see if I was...

I got poked with a stick once to see if I was dead.

But I was laying semi naked, coated in mud, under a tree on a remote North Queensland beach.

A day of mud crabbing and drinking FNQ style...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,277
Posted By Snowy
The secret to longevity in the E09 is 34psi. At...

The secret to longevity in the E09 is 34psi. At all times. Every where.

Air it down and it'll chew out quick.

The 150/70-17 version of the E09 is a 5 ply tread and 3 ply side wall. The rubber...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,277
Posted By Snowy
More miles from a BB than an E09? Wow. ...

More miles from a BB than an E09?

Wow.

I must have got a dud. Made of licorice.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,277
Posted By Snowy
I should have seen that coming. ...

I should have seen that coming.


Inyourendo.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,277
Posted By Snowy
HAhahahahaha. Yup. That happens around me...

HAhahahahaha.

Yup. That happens around me too.


But the Kenda didn't impress me. Riding on dirt roads my wife was very critical of it from the back seat. She says it moved around under her and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,277
Posted By Snowy
My sarcasm detector just went off. In...

My sarcasm detector just went off.


In relation to the Big Block ride report/feedback...I tried one. It gave me the shits on road. It gave me the shits off road. It wore like 10 sons of bitches....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Snowy
I have tried several times to purchase an A60 rim...

I have tried several times to purchase an A60 rim for my GS but the importer here wont sell me one unless I send the wheel to him to build.

$1000 plus postage each way for that.

I could buy a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,358
Posted By Snowy
I want to change my vote.

I want to change my vote.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,235
Posted By Snowy
The only way you wont have compression braking...

The only way you wont have compression braking with a Rekluse is if you shifted while at idle.

If the revs are above minimum engagement speed the clutch will engage, and you will engine brake.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
It was working fine until that ride. I'd done...

It was working fine until that ride. I'd done some super steep 2 up climbs on it, and done stop/starts on the incline to try and prove to the wife that we weren't going to die and that it was worth...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Snowy
Possible stress on the axle clamps could possibly...

Possible stress on the axle clamps could possibly lead to long term fatigue failures.

That's the only real downside I can imagine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 79,565
Posted By Snowy
I've done about 3000km of trail riding 2 up with...

I've done about 3000km of trail riding 2 up with the Rekluse and adjusted during todays ride for the first time since install.

It got difficult to find neutral when hot. A bees dick more tension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,453
Posted By Snowy
You are kidding right? I was posting wear...

You are kidding right?

I was posting wear results with E07s years ago.


YEARS!



Personally I don't think the E07 150/70-17 lasts as long as the 140/80-17. Interestingly, they are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 277,372
Posted By Snowy
That's not how it works. The bolt is...

That's not how it works.

The bolt is somewhere in a state of transition between straight and bent.

It is only straight when new.

It is only bent when you look at it.

At all other times...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 277,372
Posted By Snowy
Yeah I grounded right next to the weld. Still...

Yeah I grounded right next to the weld. Still lucked out.

On a more up beat note, today the 5th set of rear wheel bearings in 70,000kms failed.

The new bearings can now be pushed about 75% of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 277,372
Posted By Snowy
Before welding I would disconnect the module that...

Before welding I would disconnect the module that sits right in front of the battery, actually unplug it, and then the one under the seat, and the ABS unit.

The local BMW mechanic told me he...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 277,372
Posted By Snowy
That would be the safest option methinks....

That would be the safest option methinks. Disconnect all the main CANBUS stuff prior to welding. It's an expensive mistake to just isolate the battery and hope for the best.

I keep promising to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,608
Posted By Snowy
My wife works at UC. They have Zeirholtz right...

My wife works at UC. They have Zeirholtz right there. I like their Stout. I like their Porter. Actually....I think I've liked every beer they make.


They also do a proper foot long Kransky roll...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By Snowy
Or spend thousands on suspension. Then still...

Or spend thousands on suspension. Then still damage things.

The reality is, off road, that this is a lot of bike. It is nearly the weight of the R1200 and it's been built down to a price and runs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,608
Posted By Snowy
My brother worked for them for a while. Switched...

My brother worked for them for a while. Switched from Tooheys, where he was apprentice of the year every year of his apprenticeship.

In those days they got vouchers that could be redeemed for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By Snowy
I ran the K60's on the F800GS a couple of years...

I ran the K60's on the F800GS a couple of years back.

Keep an eye on the K60's toward the end of their life. A good hot day, or a warm day and low pressures, will see the tyres heat up and they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,608
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, I put my Irridiums in at the 10,000km mark....

Yeah, I put my Irridiums in at the 10,000km mark. Now at 70,000 and haven't looked at them once.

Carlton Draught......whoa....and you reckon everyone else is stoned? You know they make proper beer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,608
Posted By Snowy
You'll get over the spark plug changes. Once...

You'll get over the spark plug changes. Once you've had to replace the battery a few times, change the clutch, replace the stator, replace the ABS pump, completely strip a front end, remove a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,618
Posted By Snowy
Data? BMW should be able to verify, in a...

Data?

BMW should be able to verify, in a heart beat, exactly how many FD units they have shipped, or claimed under warranty...or whatever measure you want.

That would end this.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,522
Posted By Snowy
Hahahaha, good stuff. Erling, are you...

Hahahaha, good stuff.

Erling, are you planning on being a beta tester for the big girl too?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,522
Posted By Snowy
This new model is slowly winning me over, but...

This new model is slowly winning me over, but after my whirlwind affair with the F800GS, and subsequent falling out of love, and then back in love....well....I want to make sure the 1200 is the one...
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