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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
I'd say 600 miles is nearly too long before...

I'd say 600 miles is nearly too long before checking them again. Damage be done by that stage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Yep doing correctly. Have fitted head bearings...

Yep doing correctly. Have fitted head bearings before too other bikes no problem. Ill try them this time very tight too see. And forget about the correct torque. Run them slightly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
I think u r correct!!!!!! When I torqued up...

I think u r correct!!!!!! When I torqued up the last set I put a marker line on centre nut where it was torqued too. This time I have tightened it on past that mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Surely if they were too tight it would be bad...

Surely if they were too tight it would be bad too???
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Everything was measured before assembly. All...

Everything was measured before assembly. All spot on
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Done my bearings again with koyo ones this time. ...

Done my bearings again with koyo ones this time. Torqued up correctly. Took run on rough ish roads and there is a slight notch straight ahead. I know it will get back too the way it was very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
But crap suspension or not surely they would last...

But crap suspension or not surely they would last longer than 1 thou mile s at best??????? Bike never off road either
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
All were fully pressed home and clean before...

All were fully pressed home and clean before fitting. No chance that races were swapped. Wear marks slightly tapered??????
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Any ideas ???does it look like maybe they were...

Any ideas ???does it look like maybe they were slack
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
At least with tubes can fix a puncture at road...

At least with tubes can fix a puncture at road side. If have no tubes and get a big rip in tyre u r parked and going nowhere
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
I found GSA screen ok. No better or worse than...

I found GSA screen ok. No better or worse than my own bike with bmw touring screen and wunderlich deflector
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,121
Posted By Rodooo
Not using bearing too fit race. Just tapping...

Not using bearing too fit race. Just tapping it around evenly and then using old race to drive it right home into frame. Bike never been offroad either
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,121
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/DA212352-A4F7-4D5B-BF85-FBAC882D1AAF-974-00000077F2F7DC63_zpseea4923f.jpg
My lower bearing race after 1 thou mile. Really bad pocket in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/DA212352-A4F7-4D5B-BF85-FBAC882D1AAF-974-00000077F2F7DC63_zpseea4923f.jpg
My lower bearing race after 1 thou mile. Real major pocket right in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Not sure. Must study it. Mustn't be fitted...

Not sure. Must study it. Mustn't be fitted correctly or else frame is knackered
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Head bearings notched again. Pure s--t

Head bearings notched again. Pure s--t
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/D59CEA9D-E95E-4116-A165-2531FA4CBFB9-3317-0000016827FFDAFF_zps192df9aa.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/9B71A3E1-CC8B-4D7B-9E09-B3208897D133-3317-00000167FA5679F0_zps9e1a2694.jpg
From a recent day trip on Antrim coast. Toasty:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/DCABAE58-72DC-4F2A-B8FD-B4CC2E7F58F3-6362-0000031F2DAB5D0D_zps4fd024a7.jpg
Nice wee spin out after work:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
Get the pics up.

Get the pics up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Tried that way of torquing the head bearings. ...

Tried that way of torquing the head bearings. Makes no difference
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
Have tried them fitted slack and tight. Makes no...

Have tried them fitted slack and tight. Makes no difference.
Any help from anybody be really appreciated.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
All skf bearings. Real good quality

All skf bearings. Real good quality
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
All sets were perfectly greased up prior to...

All sets were perfectly greased up prior to fitting. Waterproof grease. I am at a loss with this. Would really like to keep bike but this has done my head in
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
10mm Allen key

10mm Allen key
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,121
Posted By Rodooo
Head bearings notched again. 500 miles maximum....

Head bearings notched again. 500 miles maximum. Not impressed. I doubt we are going to have too part company
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rodooo
I am fed up replacing mine. Last set were...

I am fed up replacing mine. Last set were notched by 500 miles. Changed and now notched again. Always replaced by manual. Have tried having them slacker or tighter. Makes no difference. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rodooo
That is bad luck. I have never had any issues...

That is bad luck. I have never had any issues with mine. Although from time to time I would squirt some acf50 in the key hole as my bike is out in rain a lot.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
32 inch trouser leg. It was ok. Just tip toe...

32 inch trouser leg. It was ok. Just tip toe and bike was brand new Might settle a bit yet. Could keep one foot on peg and nearly flat foot other side. So not too bad. Although on paper my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
Must admit I am keen on one after my test ride. ...

Must admit I am keen on one after my test ride. Doesn't seem one bit heavier than my own bike. I am hoping touratech bring out a Lower comfort seat for them. Just would like it slightly lower. As...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
800 s are cheaper to run and service. So if...

800 s are cheaper to run and service. So if doing plenty of miles that has to be considered.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
Test rode them both yesterday. My current bike...

Test rode them both yesterday. My current bike is a 2012 trophy 800. Love the look of adventure 800. 1200 for sure just feels a bigger bike too ride. I wasn't as confident on wee nacky roads...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
Thoughts on seat comfort? Mega looking bike by...

Thoughts on seat comfort?
Mega looking bike by the way. Like the alloy boxes
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/1FF58B1B-2EB7-41EE-ACF2-F04A3CFF6C34-283-000000210519FB9B_zps67c4dbb3.jpg
Tested one today. Very impressed
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/B3287108-B311-479E-B890-843DA2121FBD-2929-00000160EB2F5FFB_zps6076e5c7.jpg
Sun shining here ok. Pic taken on the north Antrim coast :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,330
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/B3287108-B311-479E-B890-843DA2121FBD-2929-00000160EB2F5FFB_zps6076e5c7.jpg
Out and about on my trophy on the north Antrim coast. Just love this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
I done the same and test rode s1000rr. Bad...

I done the same and test rode s1000rr. Bad move. Loved it but don't think my license would love it too long. Very addictive but 800 GSA be more usable for me
I think:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
Sun does shine sometimes. It was just a...

Sun does shine sometimes. It was just a unlucky ride out. Rain all day. :cry
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 2,484,467
Posted By Rodooo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/rod800gs/1E660079-50AA-453D-B71E-ED84A71E632A-711-00000054E1A3D8FB_zpsa1502d1a.jpg
My 800 in sunny glen Coe in scotland
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,693
Posted By Rodooo
All 800 s from 2013 model on, have wp forks

All 800 s from 2013 model on, have wp forks
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