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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By Effisland
In that instant any discount you may have counted...

In that instant any discount you may have counted on was lost. Dealers make no money from customers who do their own work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 62,668
Posted By Effisland
makes sense. did you torque it?

makes sense. did you torque it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Apologies, had to get married and take vacation....

Apologies, had to get married and take vacation. Also, someone trucked over one of the cats...I've got plenty of time now but doubt if more of the same (heat/pulling/hammering) is going to do the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Pissed I called the dealer's service department today....

I called the dealer's service department today. My rundown of the conversation, basically he said that the BMW puller doesn't do anything more special than a regular puller (although not verified)....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
I'm sure it would have lasted another 35000...

I'm sure it would have lasted another 35000 kms...probably wouldn't have been any easier to remove then though. Had I not been convinced to upgrade to a sprocket with more teeth we wouldn't be having...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Yes I would do that I'm just thinking the...

Yes I would do that I'm just thinking the tolerances are less on this kraut bike:freaky

Whoops. Well obviously there is space between the splines to fit plenty O' cement. Aren't those mechanics...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Thanks this is good advice even from an anonymous...

Thanks this is good advice even from an anonymous intertube traveller. I will also have the fire extinguisher handy and try to avoid fittings and melty bits.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Yep will be taking this advice later today....

Yep will be taking this advice later today. Probably worth a call to the dealership - their response would likely be 'you should have taken it in for us to remove' - idiots!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
This is the first time I've ever had to use a...

This is the first time I've ever had to use a puller to remove a sprocket - so far it is not removed. This is the original sprocket! Unless it was installed this way at the dealership. There was also...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
I am hoping this is not the case. how do you...

I am hoping this is not the case. how do you determine this?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Sheared bolt ...

So I heated with the propane torch. was unsure whether to heat also the inner part. Now I know I didn't blast it enough. It started smoking, but that would be normal. I let the garage clear once I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
hmm no torch. would a simple propane torch get it...

hmm no torch. would a simple propane torch get it hot enough? Cheap(er) than real torch
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
Posted By Effisland
Eh? Removing front sprocket with puller - arrg

Hey maybe past front sprockets just slid off, this one seems like it's rust-welded in and the puller doesn't look like it could handle much more cranking. I'ts in first gear and turning over when I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,559
Posted By Effisland
I second that emotion:clap

I second that emotion:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 32,929
Posted By Effisland
Exactly. Did you know that motorcycle critics...

Exactly. Did you know that motorcycle critics will live forever? Same with other health nuts or militant vegetarians who preach about everlasting life...

I love Bill Hicks (RIP)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 32,929
Posted By Effisland
ha ha! That's the funniest thing I've read all...

ha ha! That's the funniest thing I've read all day!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,467
Posted By Effisland
Deer

Whacked a deer once, sent it to heaven. Fortunately it was a black tail/roe deer, pretty small. It got caught under the lower fairing. The spinning front tire opened up its innards. I didn't endo or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,559
Posted By Effisland
I am curious, is it cold out? Seems mine did this...

I am curious, is it cold out? Seems mine did this while on the highway, blowing through some cold wet weather. Hasn't done it in a while, but then again it's in storage for the first time in two...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Effisland
Well that's certainly true, since I still haven't...

Well that's certainly true, since I still haven't got there yet either! Always dreamed of going though, guess it's about time - I just wish I could get my bike down there so I could take it across...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Effisland
Not a car! My helmet. It is older than one...

Not a car! My helmet.

It is older than one year, I bought it in Feb 2010 when I got my F800GS.

the chin piece was replaced last year, covered by warrantee (plastic bits fell off), I believe it...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,859
Posted By Effisland
This may be sometimes true, but unfair and a real...

This may be sometimes true, but unfair and a real old stereotype. Old men with hats? Old ladies?

I was recently screamed at and physically threatened by some idiot white guy driving a big white...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,859
Posted By Effisland
Well I did have my helmet stolen off my bike...

Well I did have my helmet stolen off my bike while parked outside my place....and then had tools stolen while I was working on it (tire was off) while I went to find a missing wrench... so no, don't...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Effisland
BMW Series 6 inside visor issues fix?

Hey my inside/tinted visor keeps falling off. It just has two tiny tabs holding it in and they must be worn off slightly. Before I begin to monkey around, has anyone else had this problem and been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Effisland
Actually, I've seen a number of photos from Asia...

Actually, I've seen a number of photos from Asia with bikes loaded with all manner of goods and service personnel - you have too, they are all over the innertubes. Yeah, we have a lot to learn from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Effisland
Man, I'd bet the grizzlies around here would love...

Man, I'd bet the grizzlies around here would love gopher...tasty are they?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Effisland
Holy crikes! Wow...:bmwrider

Holy crikes! Wow...:bmwrider
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Effisland
This must be a first - two bales of hay

So, can your KTM do this?

http://i45.tinypic.com/2ypjcli.jpg

Two 75 pound bales of hay. Went about 75 kms, no problem. Used a few bungi cords and wrapped with the blue tarp to avoid suspicion....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,672
Posted By Effisland
I bought a top box with brake lights and blinker...

I bought a top box with brake lights and blinker lights and would like them to operate off the system. Thought it would be a simple matter of connecting to the existing wiring but now that I find the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,672
Posted By Effisland
Any thoughts on how to do the same thing with the...

Any thoughts on how to do the same thing with the blinkers?
Forum: Canada 02-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,851
Posted By Effisland
I'd have to second this, being a year-round rider...

I'd have to second this, being a year-round rider and having commuted to Squamish a few times in the fall. I'd also have to comment that the sea to sky highway is an improvement on the old highway...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 102,893
Posted By Effisland
Hilarious and timely as I recently read a Cycle...

Hilarious and timely as I recently read a Cycle magazine reviewing some super bikes with detailed descriptions of weight and horsepower and how one reviewer had a preference for the lighter bike -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Effisland
Interesting, but I found it confusing. I wasn't...

Interesting, but I found it confusing. I wasn't planning on tapping into the CANBUS - I would rather access the 'final' wires i.e. to the brakes and blinkers, because I want the lights on the topbox...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Effisland
How to access rear wires on F800GS

I bought a top box this weekend and it has signal lights and brake light attached.

Wondering if anyone has quick instructions to get at the wiring. I was planning on tapping into the existing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,073
Posted By Effisland
Not to be an anal stickler for detail, but you...

Not to be an anal stickler for detail, but you are comparing a front tire to a rear tire. The front TKCs are easily as 'knobby' as the one you've shown there.

I guess my point was that after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 208,821
Posted By Effisland
I actually ran my bike dry once. Was able to go...

I actually ran my bike dry once. Was able to go about 50 kms after the miles remaining went to zero. If you go slow you should be good for a while. Fortunately I ran out and coasted into a town where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,073
Posted By Effisland
they work great for me

Just going on the record to say that after installing my TKC's last year, I have thoroughly enjoyed having them on the bike, both in dirt and thick mud and also on the highway. They felt weird at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,403
Posted By Effisland
That's what I thought, but to be honest in all my...

That's what I thought, but to be honest in all my years of adjusting chains I've never really checked for a tight spot before. It just seemed weird.

Being somewhat of a cheap bastard, and the fact...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By Effisland
both grips went off

Just a comment that both my grips stopped producing heat on a particularly wet and frozen morning. Made an appointment to get them replaced, but on the way home that same day they were working! Maybe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,403
Posted By Effisland
Chain adjustment technique

Hey, maybe this should be a separate thread....

I'm at 30,000kms and still with original chain and sprockets. The chain seems generally loose, in the past I have tightened it no problem, but now I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By Effisland
Guys, we forgot about the air filter. I just...

Guys, we forgot about the air filter. I just changed mine...I think it made a difference. Hard to tell as I have also gone back to running 94 Octane with no ethanol. Runs great, just been driving in...
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