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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,663
Posted By Mollygrubber
Different strokes for different folks I guess....

Different strokes for different folks I guess. For me (on an F800GS) I very rarely shift above 5000rpm, and value the good gas mileage and enjoy the relaxed ride this kind of "commuter" behavior...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mollygrubber
I modded my own (my link's in there too), and...

I modded my own (my link's in there too), and even though I only left about 1/2 an inch of foam over the seat pan it's WAY better than stock comfort-wise. If you take your time and test as you go it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 147,546
Posted By Mollygrubber
I guess my story is pretty typical so far. I have...

I guess my story is pretty typical so far. I have a 2010, it's my only vehicle so I ride year round, have nearly 80,000km/50,000 miles on it.

So far the only real problem has been the steering...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Mollygrubber
Similar to Loutre's experience, I got an EWS...

Similar to Loutre's experience, I got an EWS error after trying to start with a low battery. My culprit was the stator, I'd suspect a charging system issue before the antenna ring .
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Mollygrubber
I've never had it happen with the gas tank, but...

I've never had it happen with the gas tank, but my ignition barrel has frozen numerous times. I now carry a little spray can of lock de-icer, which is somewhat useful. Failing that I heat up the key...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mollygrubber
I wouldn't blame the wheelies, I've replaced my...

I wouldn't blame the wheelies, I've replaced my steering head bearings 3 times now, and wheelies were definitely not the cause. I'd be more inclined to believe riding in a straight line is the issue....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, the wife's bars "go out of alignment"...

Yeah, the wife's bars "go out of alignment" pretty regularly :lol3. They have never bent.

Loosen, adjust, retighten. Or just reef them back into position.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, it's a noticeable difference in oblivious...

Yeah, it's a noticeable difference in oblivious left turners, isn't it? Aux lights will be on every bike I have from this point on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By Mollygrubber
Do you like hot dogs?

Do you like hot dogs?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 35,458
Posted By Mollygrubber
Get her a bike of her own... it worked for me...

Get her a bike of her own... it worked for me :clap

FWIW the fasteners on my 3 year old Mirage have never budged. Maybe the new ones are different?

Had to ride the wife's F650GS to work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Mollygrubber
All of your questions will be answered here... ...

All of your questions will be answered here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688396
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By Mollygrubber
Just spit balling, but I hear Spain is pretty...

Just spit balling, but I hear Spain is pretty awesome. Disclaimer: I have no first hand experience.

BC is pretty amazing, but can be expensive if you're based near the coast.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By Mollygrubber
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439607

:freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mollygrubber
That's a pretty novel idea, I always liked the...

That's a pretty novel idea, I always liked the idea of fasteners that "self tighten". Just watch the corrosion on those, I'd bet they're not going to like being out in the wet and salt very much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mollygrubber
You can definitely clutch it up in first, but...

You can definitely clutch it up in first, but that front is really heavy. Requires courageous application of throttle. I tried it a long time ago with stock gearing, now I've got +1 tooth on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Mollygrubber
@ Capt CF - Haven't made the switch to Warm'N...

@ Capt CF - Haven't made the switch to Warm'N Safe - yet - but then again I haven't had functional Gerbings to use for two seasons either. Just toughing it out for now. My Gerbing gloves failed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Mollygrubber
Take a test ride, certainly, but bear in mind...

Take a test ride, certainly, but bear in mind that you WILL be replacing or having the seat modified. Don't let that put you off, it's a great bike that just needs a little seat work - although I...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By Mollygrubber
That's pretty interesting, I've heard several...

That's pretty interesting, I've heard several people say that WD40 should NEVER be used as chain lube... :lol3. I've used it in a pinch, the chain never exploded. What a great idea, thanks for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,292
Posted By Mollygrubber
Back in the 90's I found a baby-food jar full of...

Back in the 90's I found a baby-food jar full of hash oil and 2 20 dollar bills WAY out I the boonies by the trail side. Was an interesting weekend from that point on... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,378
Posted By Mollygrubber
Hmmm. Lots of strong emotions in this thread, not...

Hmmm. Lots of strong emotions in this thread, not sure why. Do some of you have a lot to lose if one or the other technology "wins"? Sounds suspiciously like the Neanderthal HD vs. "pussy bikes"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,512
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, funny how K60's were the darlings of the...

Yeah, funny how K60's were the darlings of the adventure set for so long, and were sold out everywhere, got rave reviews everywhere by everyone (even in the wet), and now they're getting panned left...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 582,311
Posted By Mollygrubber
Nope. $495 US. Worth every penny, IMHO. And I'm...

Nope. $495 US. Worth every penny, IMHO. And I'm in my right mind - at least I think I am :evil.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mollygrubber
I bought the wife a set of Pazzo's as she has...

I bought the wife a set of Pazzo's as she has pretty small hands - they have plenty of adjustment and she loves them, and they would work fine for my big mitts too. Great quality and much more...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Mollygrubber
You can buy new D3O armor by the piece and...

You can buy new D3O armor by the piece and replace what's in the suit (may have to trim to fit?), but if it's been well used the thread holding the whole thing together may be compromised from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,595
Posted By Mollygrubber
The first time I did mine I made a, ersatz slide...

The first time I did mine I made a, ersatz slide hammer out of a long threaded bolt, the head of which I hooked behind the sprocket teeth. That was a LOOOONG day :lol3. That bastard did not want to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,379
Posted By Mollygrubber
Will there be a dealer network in Canada as well?...

Will there be a dealer network in Canada as well? This thing would fit my wife a treat, it's hard finding a low seat "adventure" bike she will be confident on in dirt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,962
Posted By Mollygrubber
:clap wow, that looks like a beast! Thanks for...

:clap wow, that looks like a beast! Thanks for sharing, obrigado!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Mollygrubber
Thanks man, you're a sweetheart :freaky

Thanks man, you're a sweetheart :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Mollygrubber
Hmm. That's a good point. Original battery, and...

Hmm. That's a good point. Original battery, and all these shenanigans started right after I installed her GPS. I know I snugged down the connections (twice - I checked that first, and removed the GPS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Mollygrubber
Wife's '09 F650GS keeps blowing headlight bulbs... ?

Need your advice here, electrical geniuses... Mrs Mollygrubber's '09 650 keeps blowing headlight bulbs, both high and low beams, but the little front running light is still OK. She says her digital...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mollygrubber
Is it not common practice for the mechanic to do...

Is it not common practice for the mechanic to do a walkaround and note any damage before they do any work?? My BMW dealer has always done that, and I always laugh and say " does it look like I care...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,430
Posted By Mollygrubber
I'm nearing 80,000km and I think the symptoms are...

I'm nearing 80,000km and I think the symptoms are appearing. Might have to replace it very soon. Not too bad for the first occurrence I guess.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Mollygrubber
I commute year round, the Mirage 2 works well for...

I commute year round, the Mirage 2 works well for me. You do get a little wind on your shoulders but I think a couple of small winglets would cure that if it bothered you - it's pretty minor at those...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mollygrubber
:thumb A lot of thought went into that...

:thumb

A lot of thought went into that design. Really impressive, and clearly based on many, many miles of riding and testing. Love that mounting system, BANG, it's on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mollygrubber
Ah. "Unspoken" accusation withdrawn...

Ah. "Unspoken" accusation withdrawn :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mollygrubber
Reaver gets a pat on the back for holding his...

Reaver gets a pat on the back for holding his temper there. :lol3 Pretty sure I wouldn't have been that polite.

@ OP:

Decaf. That is all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,378
Posted By Mollygrubber
If you're going to have one bike for commuting...

If you're going to have one bike for commuting and another one (or two) for touring or dirt, I think ebikes make ALL kinds of sense. If I could afford multilple bikes, I think I'd be looking REAL...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mollygrubber
Guy downloads On Any Sunday for free (I guess...

Guy downloads On Any Sunday for free (I guess calling that "stealing" is inflammatory, so I won't go there :deal), then slags it on the world's premier hard core off-road oriented motorcycle forum. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Mollygrubber
Seat threads are a dime a dozen so I won't go...

Seat threads are a dime a dozen so I won't go into too much detail (look in the "thread index & links" sticky for that) , but for someone on a budget who has comfort issues, I'd say take a shot at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Mollygrubber
I think this is what he's talking about, the MOD...

I think this is what he's talking about, the MOD bashplate/toolbox combo. Looks sweet.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783559
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