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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By GeckoRider
Met a fellow who came down from WA State, not...

Met a fellow who came down from WA State, not sure exactly where, to the n00b ride in Death Valley and it looked like a stock seat. Smart part he had a smaller bike to ride in DV, while I floundered...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 195,585
Posted By GeckoRider
Started shopping for a new set of five bearings....

Started shopping for a new set of five bearings. Besides Amazon, any other good source online (that is not going to charge huge shipping) for a States side buyer?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By GeckoRider
I use graphite powder lubricant in my locks, it's...

I use graphite powder lubricant in my locks, it's dry and won't gunk up the works.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,862
Posted By GeckoRider
Humm, maybe some QC issues then as mine went on...

Humm, maybe some QC issues then as mine went on without a hitch. Pressed it in place with my fingers no hammer needed. Mine is a 2009. Donno.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 177,906
Posted By GeckoRider
MT21 and K60 combo

Took a MT21 front and K60 rear out for a three day run in Death Valley and then the ride back to San Francisco Bay Area on the highways.

I am a dirt n00b so take with a large grain of salt. For...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 58,740
Posted By GeckoRider
Utilitarian but well executed. Fits the look of...

Utilitarian but well executed. Fits the look of the bike. After losing my laminar lip in the first get off in sand I have dreaded the thought of doing highway speed runs for long durations. Yours...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,294
Posted By GeckoRider
I think the impacts I'd be concerned with is from...

I think the impacts I'd be concerned with is from roost. Can the lenses deal with roost? If not, then if there was some way to adjust the mount so after market roost protectors could be fitted would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 22,155
Posted By GeckoRider
That is a far better price if we can get it....

That is a far better price if we can get it. Another thought occurred to me along the lines of issues such as wheel bearing and stators going bad. It seems the luck of the draw who has issues with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,294
Posted By GeckoRider
While I'd like to spend money on some new front...

While I'd like to spend money on some new front suspension upgrades, I will be interested to hear about this set up as it develops. At best I can say I am strongly interested.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 22,155
Posted By GeckoRider
My reflector has developed the burn too (will...

My reflector has developed the burn too (will post some pics later). I was wondering about using some chrome/aluminum paint to touch up the spot. Probably prep the surface with alcohol and a fine...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 194,862
Posted By GeckoRider
Bike lift from SF Bay Area

Posting to see if there is any space for my F800GS on a trailer leaving the Bay Area (the closer to Oakland the better) on Wednesday with flexibility on the return date/time. Can kick in for my share...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,150
Posted By GeckoRider
Thanks for the quick replies. As far as I can...

Thanks for the quick replies. As far as I can tell the wire from the O2 sensor that is show in earlier photos does lead right to there. I will double check in the morning when there is more light....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,150
Posted By GeckoRider
So I am looking at the photos in the thread to...

So I am looking at the photos in the thread to try and install mine. Some differences is I have not removed the charcoal canister and I have a 2009.

So far the only connector I have located which,...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,844
Posted By GeckoRider
Have a pair on the way to play with in Death...

Have a pair on the way to play with in Death Valley. Will see what kind of range I can get. No wireless PTT button yet, might see if I can find a wired one near by.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By GeckoRider
Post up in the Parallel Universe for more answers.

Post up in the Parallel Universe for more answers.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,620
Posted By GeckoRider
MT21 will have to cover me for an up coming at...

MT21 will have to cover me for an up coming at the end of March. Maybe after they wear out I will give these a spin. Glad someone is importing them.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By GeckoRider
Vibration issues aside, not having to put the...

Vibration issues aside, not having to put the device in an Otter box type protection is one less hassle. I never got to try the wave your finger near the screen control that the S4 has, but I assume...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 306,073
Posted By GeckoRider
Going to run it down in Death Valley at the end...

Going to run it down in Death Valley at the end of March and will post back how well it did for me. Probably going to run a MT21 on the front for better grip. I don't plan on going up many goat/mule...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By GeckoRider
Not sure but doesn't the KTM come with the usual...

Not sure but doesn't the KTM come with the usual "KTM issues" like PIA oil changes, poor fuel economy, etc?

Don't get me wrong, I love the insanity of a liter+ bike as much as the next person. My...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 142,770
Posted By GeckoRider
Mine just arrived on 2/19. Getting ready for a...

Mine just arrived on 2/19. Getting ready for a Death Valley ride, looking forward to hitting some technical slow stuff to see how she runs. Glad to have these photos to look at for routing options....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By GeckoRider
The SN was such a PIA to find when I brought the...

The SN was such a PIA to find when I brought the bike in to the CA DMV to register, plus it was covered in dust/filth from 4 years and made nearly inaccessible from the bash plate and crash bars.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,998
Posted By GeckoRider
Probably the writer got the Bedouin clothing...

Probably the writer got the Bedouin clothing mixed up with Western clothing. Cotton and wool loosely knitted and loose fitting (flowing) in black block the light better than white and help create a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 306,073
Posted By GeckoRider
Just had a rear installed to replace a dead...

Just had a rear installed to replace a dead TKC80. I am noticing a buzz right around the 20-25mph mark that is not there above or below those speeds. Also the buzz will go away if I am turning enough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,314
Posted By GeckoRider
While I honor the KTMs for the RR badge, I'm not...

While I honor the KTMs for the RR badge, I'm not impressed with the other aspects that would not be on a racers mind anyway such as fuel range (distance for amount of fuel), ease of owner maintenance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,075
Posted By GeckoRider
My only thought would be anyone who relies on my...

My only thought would be anyone who relies on my income or other support (Spouse, dependents, etc), and then take out a proper insurance policy that would cover the lost money of my passing.

Do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By GeckoRider
On the CDR there is a stretch in Wyoming that...

On the CDR there is a stretch in Wyoming that gets tight. Found going about 30 to 40 mph in third gave the 60+ MPG needed to cross it. Started that leg in the afternoon so had to sleep out and finish...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,625
Posted By GeckoRider
Not sure what kind of shank those Docs have, but...

Not sure what kind of shank those Docs have, but I made the mistake of wearing 18 eyelet air soles. Those soles fold like a soft taco when caught between 450+ lbs of bike and asphalt. Only had a...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By GeckoRider
If you have a kayak store near by they often have...

If you have a kayak store near by they often have this sort of product to protect from UV.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,809
Posted By GeckoRider
Looking forward to hearing about the dirt ride....

Looking forward to hearing about the dirt ride. Be sure to pick it up off the ground a few times to let us n00bs know how much effort it will take every time we drop it.

If it is favorable I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,679
Posted By GeckoRider
It is the UV light, that goes through cloud...

It is the UV light, that goes through cloud cover, that causes the damage. If you parked the bike in a garage all the time then you'd not have an issue. But then you'd not be riding, not good.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By GeckoRider
Inewqban hit it right. Same idea if you take...

Inewqban hit it right.

Same idea if you take a rod of say wood and cut it in to several different lengths. Say one about a foot long and the other about as long as a boom handle. Now try to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By GeckoRider
Cuz buying a whole bike is far cheaper than new...

Cuz buying a whole bike is far cheaper than new tires. . .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 799,378
Posted By GeckoRider
Looked like she got target fixed on the truck,...

Looked like she got target fixed on the truck, then the rail while trying to slow down and lost it in the gravel.

The guy with the camera seemed like he was messing around and liked to hear his...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,673
Posted By GeckoRider
thanks for the quick reply! Will pack them up and...

thanks for the quick reply! Will pack them up and UPS this weekend with my new contact info (Bought them while living in NYC).

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By GeckoRider
Since you have the bags on to work strap a cover...

Since you have the bags on to work strap a cover on the back and toss that over the whole thing to keep the sun off. Also check out plastic treatments from places like kayak stores that protect...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,544
Posted By GeckoRider
No doubt about KTM racing cred, but I wonder what...

No doubt about KTM racing cred, but I wonder what other sort of issues compared to the BMWs' issues would have cropped up with such long distance runs. Pondering if the KTM already top heavy loaded...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,544
Posted By GeckoRider
Just checked out the video. Great stuff tossing...

Just checked out the video. Great stuff tossing the pig around like that!
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By GeckoRider
The boot dryers, extra sock changes, and I have...

The boot dryers, extra sock changes, and I have found using a preoperative skin cleanser with the active ingredient chlorhexidine Gluconate about every two weeks helps keep the population of stinky...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 207,724
Posted By GeckoRider
Sweet news! Keep the fund raiser going though as...

Sweet news! Keep the fund raiser going though as TOS always change. Glad we have more time.

Cheers!
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 58,050
Posted By GeckoRider
I've bought my GPS, and several misc items from...

I've bought my GPS, and several misc items from GPS City in the past. Solid customer service. Would buy again when want/need arises. Thanks for the discount, hope it stays around until I have use for...
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