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Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 2,516,892
Posted By Endurodude
+1!!! :clap

+1!!! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Endurodude
They look fairly even. I'd go with the yellow! I...

They look fairly even. I'd go with the yellow! I prefer the colour and it's a year younger. The screen would be nice, too. The things I changed very early on were the seat and the screen. Enjoy which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,787
Posted By Endurodude
I only wish more manufacturers would participate...

I only wish more manufacturers would participate actively here and elsewhere :clap! I would love Arai to take part, although to list all those who might would create pages and pages of names! It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Endurodude
They do have a gold top, so yes they should work...

They do have a gold top, so yes they should work fine! The thread is the same, but you're right - they are quite large. I like the ease of use and the fact I won't have to carry a small tool with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Endurodude
Fork air bleeder valves

I did email the company who set up my suspension, but have not received a reply - novice help needed!

I have Ohlins front forks on my F800GS. At a recent bike meet, I spoke to someone who had the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Endurodude
Lighter would be useful, too!

Lighter would be useful, too!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Endurodude
I've been interested in this here in the UK....

I've been interested in this here in the UK. There's a course at my local college the runs evening classes; it keeps getting cancelled due to lack of interest!

When I posted similar elsewhere,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,789
Posted By Endurodude
Anyone heard any more on this? If this actually...

Anyone heard any more on this? If this actually happens, I too would be VERY inetersted! :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Endurodude
Sorry to hear about the loss. Being in the UK,...

Sorry to hear about the loss. Being in the UK, I'm not going to be any help with recovery. I do have an alarm fitted to my bike, although I'm not sure it would make a difference. Here in the UK, most...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Endurodude
Where abouts in the UK? Just curious if you're...

Where abouts in the UK? Just curious if you're anywhere near?! I like the above idea about Revzilla! Anthony's videos are excellent. It's a real shame we'd get hit hard with customs costs, or I'd buy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Endurodude
My first thought is why would it need a new...

My first thought is why would it need a new shock? Upgrade, fine. Replaced due to wear? What else might be iffy? If you've seen so many pictures, this would be a good indication of the state of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By Endurodude
There was a very similar discussion on this very...

There was a very similar discussion on this very point here recently. I can't remember the exact name, but the search function will sort that out.

In the end, it comes down to the question of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 212,740
Posted By Endurodude
Yeah, what Reaver said. If you have one, stick it...

Yeah, what Reaver said. If you have one, stick it on the centre stand, spray the underside of the chain by the rear sprocket and just turn the tyre with your other hand; easy. Or by a scottoiler!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,791
Posted By Endurodude
I think mine are flush - how will this affect the...

I think mine are flush - how will this affect the handling? For a while, I've felt that (at times) the front end can feel a little vague. I've raised the ride height on the rear shock, and this has...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,791
Posted By Endurodude
Although I too now have Ohlins on mine, the only...

Although I too now have Ohlins on mine, the only time I found any wobbling was at 110mph (German unrestricted Autobahn) and this was on the stock suspension and with the OE scorpion trails; I don 'to...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By Endurodude
I use Metal Mules. Mine are 38l; if I had a do...

I use Metal Mules. Mine are 38l; if I had a do over, I'd go for the 31l. Whatever size you go for, you'll always try to fill it! Smaller makes things more manageable, especially if you go off road....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Endurodude
I've learnt from bitter experience that buying...

I've learnt from bitter experience that buying anything other than Arai is a non starter. Having said that, I'm not at all keen on the outer visor idea. Arai have done it to try not to lose too many...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By Endurodude
I wondered the same when I saw low 40's! Maybe...

I wondered the same when I saw low 40's! Maybe something to do with the fuel? I do like look at the scenery; this might have something to with it :clap !
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By Endurodude
I do, regularly! :evil at the moment, the average...

I do, regularly! :evil at the moment, the average mpg on the click says 61.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By Endurodude
I think much of the advice here is sound. I...

I think much of the advice here is sound. I would, however, be careful when dragging the bike. I moved the handled bars when I dropped mine in the garden :D, rather aggressively as it turned out, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,864
Posted By Endurodude
I used aTT spoiler on top of a Wunderlich Vario...

I used aTT spoiler on top of a Wunderlich Vario screen for the first time today, and the results were excellent. Highly recommended.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,786
Posted By Endurodude
I'd be interested, too, in your thoughts on them...

I'd be interested, too, in your thoughts on them in the wet; keep us posted! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 176,606
Posted By Endurodude
Not surprised they're better than the Pirellis;...

Not surprised they're better than the Pirellis; the Scorpion Trails are basically a street tyre!
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Endurodude
I use a BikeTrac device; I can also get coverage...

I use a BikeTrac device; I can also get coverage when I travel abroad, too! It uses GPS, GPRS, GSM & RF tracking to ensure I'm always covered. It has a good track record of recovery here in the UK....
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 35,206
Posted By Endurodude
I think these are the recommended pressures for...

I think these are the recommended pressures for the road? My F800GS have these as the pressures with luggage. I assume you don't alter them when riding off road? Is this because you have tubeless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Endurodude
When I bought my 2010 bike, it was suggested that...

When I bought my 2010 bike, it was suggested that between 4k - 6k was the optimal range. Personally, if I go below 3k, it's time to consider changing down. Cruising happens around 4000-4500. When...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Endurodude
I've bought loads of stuff from Adventure Spec,...

I've bought loads of stuff from Adventure Spec, both for the bike and for me, and it's all excellent! I've met Dave Lomax (co founder) at a Horizons Unlimited meet, and he's always been very helpful....
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By Endurodude
+1! I learnt this the hard way, although it...

+1! I learnt this the hard way, although it wasn't so much a price thing - I tried to convince myself that others would 'bed in' rather than just going with what has always been brilliant and fit...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Endurodude
I've just bought an Arai X4, and it's excellent!...

I've just bought an Arai X4, and it's excellent! The visibility over my old Quantum is amazing. The peak was an issue originally, but there are remedies here if you look. I couldn't find a flip front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Endurodude
This seems so simple! I could probably just do...

This seems so simple! I could probably just do this and release the valve at the same time. Don't know why I didn't think of that myself. :rofl

Cheers.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Endurodude
I agree with the above. I've recently been...

I agree with the above. I've recently been through a bit of a helmet fiasco, where I bought two different types of helmet, each time thinking they'd 'bed in' and become the perfect fit. Both times I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Endurodude
Ohlins front fork adjustment

I've had the Ohlins front forks for a year now, and they're great. I use the left hand pressure release valves every so often, but I've only ever managed this process with two people - one to lean on...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Endurodude
+1 (obviously). Perhaps Touratech sell something...

+1 (obviously). Perhaps Touratech sell something better on their site, although you might need to sell the bike to pay for it :evil .
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By Endurodude
My hope is that someone from Arai will take...

My hope is that someone from Arai will take notice of the continual dialog about their XD4's peak design issue and make some attempt to change it and actually listen to their customers!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Endurodude
Looks a bit over the top for Starbucks :lol3 ...

Looks a bit over the top for Starbucks :lol3

Looks good, though! How much would that set you back?
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By Endurodude
Just an addition to my earlier posts, in case...

Just an addition to my earlier posts, in case anyone else is looking to do the same (that's how I found this in the first place!). I added a fairly thick coat hanger in a horse shoe shape and glued...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,948
Posted By Endurodude
+1 :d

+1 :d
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By Endurodude
I thinkI've come to the same conclusion; a wire...

I thinkI've come to the same conclusion; a wire 'frame' is the way to go. 100mph?! I barely get much over 70 :D I like to look at the scenery!!!

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By Endurodude
Sorry to resurrect a slightly old thread, but...

Sorry to resurrect a slightly old thread, but this issue just won't go away! I've read elsewhere that some people have used rubber washers between the peak and the helmet to dampen the vibrations....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 148,037
Posted By Endurodude
I used an E07 rear and E10 front last year from...

I used an E07 rear and E10 front last year from the UK to Morocco and back. I WILL NEVER buy an E10 front again!!! Scared the #%^*+=$> out of me in Spain. Basically, it's a fair old distance from A...
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