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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,315
Posted By pkbinder
You are hilarious as usual, and as usual have...

You are hilarious as usual, and as usual have interesting comments and suggestions. I will try to implement your fix. PK
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,315
Posted By pkbinder
My 09 has developed stalling issues that seem to...

My 09 has developed stalling issues that seem to have different symptoms than the above. My dealer says that no codes show up.
It starts, idles and runs fine, but when I pull in the clutch to come...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By pkbinder
I was just informes that the tkc70 will not be...

I was just informes that the tkc70 will not be available until later this year.
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By pkbinder
Oh, I'll be riding an 800GS. It hates sand too.

Oh, I'll be riding an 800GS. It hates sand too.
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By pkbinder
Thanks John. The bad news is that I HATE sand! pk

Thanks John. The bad news is that I HATE sand! pk
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By pkbinder
Best tires for Big Bend Nat'l Park

A friend and I are doing Big Bend and will probably be off road. I am due for new tires. I was first thinking K60's that I used for my Alska trip last year.But then I was thinking maybe the new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By pkbinder
Yes, this is the bike with the 4th engine. Two...

Yes, this is the bike with the 4th engine. Two were my fault. I still have the original in a crate and it runs just fine. At least it did when it was removed.

Regarding gravity micro-bursts: Do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By pkbinder
"In a sense, all things are connected." Very Zen....

"In a sense, all things are connected." Very Zen. Now make me one with everything.

More seriously, I think your answer has merit. The dealer will have a shot at it soon and I will share your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By pkbinder
Is the Kill Switch somehow connected to the TPS?

The service manager just shook his head and said "impossible", but...
The last 4 times I used the kill switch I had to re-set the TPS. That's right. When I found myself in a rare position where I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,016
Posted By pkbinder
I hope you are staying at Sven's Basecamp Hostel...

I hope you are staying at Sven's Basecamp Hostel in Fairbanks. I had so much fun there I will never stay anywhere else while in FB. At the moment I have some friends there. Dredd is on an 800GSA...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,016
Posted By pkbinder
I have an engine I can ship to you. 798cc, 72hp,...

I have an engine I can ship to you. 798cc, 72hp, 34K miles. Ran perfect when I took it out. PK
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By pkbinder
And now I have been edumacated! Thanks. pk

And now I have been edumacated! Thanks. pk
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By pkbinder
I use the handlebars in front and the passenger...

I use the handlebars in front and the passenger pegs in the back. Be careful not to compress the front forks too much because you don't want them to bottom out on bumps in the road. I use Acra...
Forum: Latin America 07-11-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 88,528
Posted By pkbinder
It is a sad day. Peace to his family.

It is a sad day. Peace to his family.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By pkbinder
I ended up using a welder to extend the TT bars...

I ended up using a welder to extend the TT bars about an inch and a half towards the radiator. I also got a Black Dog skid plate. Expensive but very heavy duty, and easy to take off for oil...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 518,128
Posted By pkbinder
I am new to this part of ADV. I usually hang in...

I am new to this part of ADV. I usually hang in the Parallel Universe. But my buddy/neighbor just picked up a brand new G650GS. He really is crazy about the bike except for one little thing. He...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,729
Posted By pkbinder
When I learned that most accidents happen within...

When I learned that most accidents happen within 10 miles of home, I moved!

Sorry if that is 205.
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By pkbinder
Mish, I did this trip last July. All the above...

Mish, I did this trip last July. All the above info is good and I will add my two cents.
I rode for two days in rain and low 40's.

Take one of those silly mosquito net hats. You will thank me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By pkbinder
i lowered mine two ways. Hyperpro springs and...

i lowered mine two ways. Hyperpro springs and shock (you made need to mod your side stand) and I had Woody's Wheels make me a 19" front wheel. I didnt get the 19 front to lower it, but only so I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,882
Posted By pkbinder
Last summer crossing the Great Plains I cruised...

Last summer crossing the Great Plains I cruised at about 83mph(Garmin), loaded to the max with gear, tools, camping equipment and my expresso machine. I had K60's and a damper, but also a 19" front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By pkbinder
I like my Fastways because not only are they...

I like my Fastways because not only are they wider but you can mount them a little lower too. pk
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,220
Posted By pkbinder
I did an SS in 2011 on my 09 8GS and I had a...

I did an SS in 2011 on my 09 8GS and I had a Corbin Seat. I circumnavigated Lake Michigan in 20 hours.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By pkbinder
I just found out that Jay Leno was there at...

I just found out that Jay Leno was there at Newcomb's Ranch the very next day. Don't much care for his show, but I like him as a collector. I hear he has 6 Vincent Black Shadows.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,376
Posted By pkbinder
Great report and photos, but does that damn...

Great report and photos, but does that damn Italian super-model need to be in every shot?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,360
Posted By pkbinder
I like it. Let us know what you think after a...

I like it. Let us know what you think after a couple fill-ups. PK
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By pkbinder
I rode the K60's from Chicago up to The Arctic...

I rode the K60's from Chicago up to The Arctic Circle and had tires waiting for me in down in Portland. Admittedly I got lucky with the weather on the Dalton.
If I was going to do it again and...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By pkbinder
Mosquito Netting Hats

I bought one before my Alaska trip. I honestly said to myself "This thing looks really stupid. People will think I am such a noob loser."
Then I noticed two things. Every single highway worker in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By pkbinder
This morning I woke up at 5:30am, which was easy...

This morning I woke up at 5:30am, which was easy because my body clock thought it was 7:30.
I rode Highway 101 north to Malibu to see if I could stalk Jennifer Anniston, but she was nowhere to be...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By pkbinder
Thanks Eyes Shut and everyone else for being so...

Thanks Eyes Shut and everyone else for being so helpful.
See my report on the ACH in Day Trippin, titled "One Day in LA".
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By pkbinder
One Day in LA

I asked for some advice in Trip Planning and got a dozen or so responses. The trip got changed from SF to LA, and this is my report.

The Wife is speaking at a conference so I got to tag...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By pkbinder
I am renting a 1200GS from Eagle Rider near the...

I am renting a 1200GS from Eagle Rider near the Los Angeles airport. They told me they're going to send me to the Angeles Crest Highway. So right now that is my only plan.
Forum: Americas 04-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By pkbinder
Funny story. On the way there to the airport this...

Funny story. On the way there to the airport this morning my wife discovered that her conference is actually in Los Angeles.
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By pkbinder
That was fast! Good luck to all who are headed to...

That was fast! Good luck to all who are headed to the 49th state. Try not to miss Hyder. pk
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By pkbinder
A gift for the Alaska-bound.

The first to pm me gets a free Milepost Alaska Planner, 2013 Edition. Postage is also on me. Also, advice is free! And worth every penny.
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By pkbinder
Thank you gentlemen. Food for thought. And I...

Thank you gentlemen. Food for thought. And I have heard that you can get anything you want at Alice's restaurant.
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By pkbinder
One day outta San Fran. Big Sur?

This Saturday I will be in San Fran with a rented 800GS. I was planning to just go south on Ca 1 as far as I can. Or do any of you locals have a better idea? I should probably stick to pavement as...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 126,649
Posted By pkbinder
If you ignore almost everyone's advice and come...

If you ignore almost everyone's advice and come to Chicago send me a note. My wife and I will show you around and even meet you on the outskirts and give you an escort. And there are indeed two...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By pkbinder
Here is what I wrote last summer. locking...

Here is what I wrote last summer.

locking Pin- This could happen to you!
So there I was at a gas station in Tok, Alaska, right across the street from Fast Eddie's. After I filled up I put my key...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By pkbinder
Same thing happened to me in Tok, Alaska. I took...

Same thing happened to me in Tok, Alaska. I took out the ignition and took it apart. The pin that locks the steering when you turn the handlebars to the left was out of place and interfering with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,976
Posted By pkbinder
Sonic Screwdriver? Is that from the future? pk

Sonic Screwdriver? Is that from the future? pk
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