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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By GrendelMk1
Photo dump! Ready to go, sunday morning. ...

Photo dump!

Ready to go, sunday morning.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By GrendelMk1
Woof. Surprising how many places on the...

Woof.

Surprising how many places on the coast don't have cel service.

Monday wasnsomething else. I rolled south from Astoria, and after a bit I was wondering where these fabled views were. Then...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By GrendelMk1
Grendel's widdershins US/Canada tour

So here I sit, in a campground just south of Astoria, Oregon.

I've been planning to do this for so long that actually being on the road feels a bit unreal. South from home in Vancouver, down the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,802
Posted By GrendelMk1
So I read the first and last pages, because I'm a...

So I read the first and last pages, because I'm a terrible, lazy person. My comments:

I own a 650. I commute on it every day, and I've ridden it through everything from gorgeous sun to slushy...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By GrendelMk1
Holy shit, I leave for this in a week. A...

Holy shit, I leave for this in a week.

A lot's happened in the meantime. Added a few more farkles to the bike, done a couple of weekenders to straighten out my gear, gotten a Rich's custom seat...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By GrendelMk1
Lol, I'm a supporter, too, I've got everything...

Lol, I'm a supporter, too, I've got everything but your toolcase, and I'm contemplating repurposing one inside the right mount of my hardcases :P I just can't call anything right behind the front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 232,485
Posted By GrendelMk1
I think that's a lot of it. I'm constantly...

I think that's a lot of it. I'm constantly adjusting for everyone else in tight quarters, and I'd not be surprised if this is why I eat brake pads like crackers. I'm betting I'm on the short list for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By GrendelMk1
Lol, I'm English? By the bye, always attack the...

Lol, I'm English? By the bye, always attack the poster if you can't say why he's wrong in a semi-coherent manner ;) Shit, tell me where I'm "specious". Or maybe actually identify the hyperbole. Can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 232,485
Posted By GrendelMk1
To really compare: how do you ride? My daily...

To really compare: how do you ride? My daily commute is in heavy stop and go traffic, where I pretty much live between 1st-3rd gear and thanks to both the traffic and hills, I'm constantly touching...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,692
Posted By GrendelMk1
Too bad my damper showed up sans bit, and the...

Too bad my damper showed up sans bit, and the fuckers weren't budging for shit with vice grips. I now have hex-head bolts in there after me and my buddy drove the 5-pointers out with an impact...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,506
Posted By GrendelMk1
IMO, if you don;t know what to upgrade to, your...

IMO, if you don;t know what to upgrade to, your present bike is doing the job. I've got the F650GS, and I can see buying the warranty extension and keeping this thing for 6-7 years. It's quick...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By GrendelMk1
I'm not going to argue that protection from heavy...

I'm not going to argue that protection from heavy impacts is worthless. However, my original point was that if you're going to bother building a plate AT ALL, you should protect all the things that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,879
Posted By GrendelMk1
I didn't read the entire thread (ducks), but...

I didn't read the entire thread (ducks), but 7-day rider signing in.

I don't own a car/truck/unicycle/Unimog. I've got 1 (one) bike, an F650GS with Heidenau K60s on it. For giggles, I'm Canadian....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 232,485
Posted By GrendelMk1
HELL yes. I burned my first set of front pads...

HELL yes. I burned my first set of front pads down past the bars in 7k km. I just did my 10k service, and the "new" pads with 3kon them are down to 40% remaining. Ok, I commute on it, but fuck me, a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By GrendelMk1
As a throwaway comment, I was stupid and bought a...

As a throwaway comment, I was stupid and bought a "premade" tool roll from TT. I SNAPPED my T40 trying to dismount the rack for my topcase. As in, snapped it BY HAND. Ripped the short end right off....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By GrendelMk1
The front of my skidplate looks like it's been...

The front of my skidplate looks like it's been through the wars. Not from coming down hard on things, but from having the front tire pick up rocks from the road surface. Some of those rocks have been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By GrendelMk1
The very first mod that went on my bike was a...

The very first mod that went on my bike was a bash plate, precisely because I looked at where the oil heat exchanger and filter were and thought "fuck THAT". Why on earth would someone build a plate...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,450
Posted By GrendelMk1
As an aside after my last post: I've been WAY the...

As an aside after my last post: I've been WAY the heck over on my K60s, and the only time I've ever had issues is a "wibble" crossing painted lines under heavy throttle in first or second gear while...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,450
Posted By GrendelMk1
My review is far less thorough. However: I...

My review is far less thorough. However:

I ride my 658 as a daily driver, and then thrash it on FSRs on weekends. The stock tires did just fine for the first bit, but they were downright...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,451
Posted By GrendelMk1
Pardon me, Mr. Chemist, but may I mention that...

Pardon me, Mr. Chemist, but may I mention that the line into your home is actually methane and not propane? Unless you have a serious compressor and pressure vessel, you might be out of luck ;)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,309
Posted By GrendelMk1
Back in the day (when I was 19 and immortal) I...

Back in the day (when I was 19 and immortal) I owned a 550 Seca, with about 40 lbs of the stock mass "missing" and a few extra horsies added. Because I was a special brand of stupid and was aiming...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By GrendelMk1
To perpetuate an overused internet meme; ...

To perpetuate an overused internet meme;

THIS!

My backpack has a sleeve for a 3 liter bladder. There's been days where I've drunk the bladder and also the 2x1 liter bottles I was packing spare....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By GrendelMk1
I lucked out and got the BMW aluminum topcase...

I lucked out and got the BMW aluminum topcase dirt cheap in a package with a bunch of other used stuff. Around town, I can get my helmet in it, with my "off-road" stuff still in there. Off-road, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 232,485
Posted By GrendelMk1
To add to the dogpile: I drop my bike on (a lot)...

To add to the dogpile: I drop my bike on (a lot) more than 50% of my dirt outings, usually in something like gravel-laced deep sand, or the mudpits that pass for active logging roads in spring. I've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,654,735
Posted By GrendelMk1
Kinda leaves your exhaust hanging, doesn't it?...

Kinda leaves your exhaust hanging, doesn't it? I'm a wee bit paranoid about that after I damn near crimped my pipe shut one day. Thus the goddamn enormous aluminum ingot I bought for mine :P
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By GrendelMk1
Just as a side note, the acceleration tolerances...

Just as a side note, the acceleration tolerances on a powered down (and thus autoparked) modern HD tend to be pretty high. We're talking 30 G in operation, and 250 Gs or more parked. Your ass will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,289
Posted By GrendelMk1
I was out today on some graveled roads. Nasty...

I was out today on some graveled roads. Nasty stuff, hard base with a layer of 3"- crush on the top, with the odd section of potholes and sloppy mud from snowmelt, plus all the assorted crud from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,654,735
Posted By GrendelMk1
My F650GS, being its usual nappy self. ...

My F650GS, being its usual nappy self.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,280
Posted By GrendelMk1
Can't comment on the full set, but I bought the...

Can't comment on the full set, but I bought the BMW alum top case for my F650GS. The dealer had the case and several other farkles lying about used from other bikes, so it was dirt cheap. It's big...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By GrendelMk1
Umm. Your timing sounds good on first glance (I...

Umm. Your timing sounds good on first glance (I have a family event on Van island in late may, f'rex) but damn, Vancouver to SF in 2 days (3rd and 4th)? You might pull it off, but I'm just not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By GrendelMk1
Speaking as someone with a metric farkton of...

Speaking as someone with a metric farkton of posts on some other forums:

No it's not strange. Same thing, over and over and over and over and over... and the answers are RIGHT THE FARK THERE! IN...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By GrendelMk1
Yeah, cos 20 seconds every 500-1000 km is SUCH a...

Yeah, cos 20 seconds every 500-1000 km is SUCH a damn hardship. How about you post what this wonder of modern technology does that's SO awesome? Or, tell us how much they pay you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By GrendelMk1
I bought one last september. I'd previously had a...

I bought one last september. I'd previously had a couple of Yamaha Secas, the first of which died horribly due to my tendency to keep going up FSRs with it. Occasionally even deactivated, washed out...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By GrendelMk1
So I bought a Michelin atlas, it looks pretty...

So I bought a Michelin atlas, it looks pretty much perfect. Reminds me I don't have a tankbag yet, I'll have to bring the atlas along for window sizing.

Cell phones: Is it possible to get a short...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By GrendelMk1
Moto situation: I bought a BMW F650GS last...

Moto situation: I bought a BMW F650GS last september, I'll be riding that. The way I ride, I'm probably going to be past my first 10k service before I leave, and I'll need the next one en route....
Forum: Americas 03-10-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By GrendelMk1
North America loop trip

I'll save you the backstory (for now), and just say that I'm going to do a single orbit around Canada and the US, starting from Vancouver, BC and running widdershins. I'm intending to leave in...
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