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Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 120,311
Posted By Captain Excellent
+1 more to that list!

+1 more to that list!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Captain Excellent
Rad Hub bearing rebuild help

Ok, here's the write up. It's a first for me, so give me some slack. Send any questions you have and I'll try to fill in the blanks.
The following are notes on the removal and replacement of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By Captain Excellent
'Do you feel lucky, punk?' 330352

'Do you feel lucky, punk?'
330352
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,569
Posted By Captain Excellent
Scotts steering damper for F6500GS

I had a front tire blow out at 100kph this past summer. The tank slapper that came after would have been way easier to manage if I'd had a steering damper.
I'm 100% in agreement with the safety...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Captain Excellent
Well, what do you know. I had the rear hub...

Well, what do you know. I had the rear hub bearings go on my RAD hub and took a bunch of photos as I was doing the replacement with visions of posting a "how to" on line.
Send me a PM and I'll send...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,569
Posted By Captain Excellent
Just had a look at the site and see that the...

Just had a look at the site and see that the F800GS is labeled as only up to 2010 model year. Is there a different version of sub-mount for the newer bikes? If so, do you have access to it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By Captain Excellent
I had a similar experience. Sold my 2nd bike when...

I had a similar experience. Sold my 2nd bike when I was about 14 in '84 after having ridden dirt bikes for 5 years. Then nothing with a motor until late 2011. I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam (about 175...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
I don't recall if that's a must. I ran a...

I don't recall if that's a must. I ran a multi-terminal master ground block with a direct heavy gauge wire back to the battery ground. One could set up a ground terminal at each end of the bike for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
Tell me about it! To be completley honest, there...

Tell me about it! To be completley honest, there is no end to it. The only to do is accept you are on a slipery slope into the abyss (with the rest of us farlkers).:eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
I'd strongly suggest the PDM 60. They are a bit...

I'd strongly suggest the PDM 60. They are a bit more dollars, but being solid state it is so much easier to reset rather than having to strip panels and reinsert a 19th century technology fuse into a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
Here's a link to the trigger connection I've used...

Here's a link to the trigger connection I've used for my fuse block. Using this means you don't have to break through the sheath on any wiring. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
There's a BMW power connector cable you can buy...

There's a BMW power connector cable you can buy to connect to this outlet
Check this link http://f800depot.com/bmw-switched-power-cable.html
I bought mine at a dealership.
Not sure that this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Captain Excellent
That's the BMW GPS connector. It's switched off...

That's the BMW GPS connector. It's switched off the ignition with a delay.
Best to put in a fuse block for accessories and switch its operation off the high beam wire. I have a PDM 60
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,963
Posted By Captain Excellent
Ah, but alas there are reasonable limits to this....

Ah, but alas there are reasonable limits to this. Better a bolt head with a smattering or tarnish than no bolt head at all. Or perhaps even better a robust bolt head than one that wilts like warm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,963
Posted By Captain Excellent
Might be that they are made in the same factory...

Might be that they are made in the same factory as those BMW wheels.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,963
Posted By Captain Excellent
First pics - New TOURATECH fork cartridges for the F800GS :)

Watching this with great anticipation. So, just to be clear, were these BMW bolts and not Touratech bolts? I've had nothing but chagrin from TT bolts in the past?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Captain Excellent
I've got the same bike. Picked her up and Feb '13...

I've got the same bike. Picked her up and Feb '13 she has over 18K kilometers on her now.
She's been down to Death Valley, through some of the GDR in Montana, and three stages of the WABDR. It's...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Captain Excellent
It's entirely weather dependent. You could hit a...

It's entirely weather dependent. You could hit a sunny dry stretch, or be in the midst of a dump. Everything up to Vancouver will easy going, not likely to have more than lots of rain. Best price...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Captain Excellent
Check this thread out. ...

Check this thread out.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=993783
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,418
Posted By Captain Excellent
Great, rub it in why don't ya. We've had over...

Great, rub it in why don't ya. We've had over 130mm (5" american) in the last two weeks alone.
I've been told it's not raining too hard until your helmet fills up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Captain Excellent
They sure can! I've used mine on a 21" front...

They sure can!
I've used mine on a 21" front tire with no issues, though it's hardly necessary with a front tire.
The only variable to watch for is the axle size.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Captain Excellent
Tire Tool

For next time, consider one of these. It makes life so much easier.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21517807:freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 33,593
Posted By Captain Excellent
Now an Oil Thread, yea!

Wow, this is now an official "Oil Thread" Who would have thought that was possible?
So just to throw gas on the fire, check out the oil article (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/116570/3). from the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By Captain Excellent
You guys are all crazy. I use all natural helium....

You guys are all crazy. I use all natural helium. It is carbon free unlike natural air, so you can claim carbon credits to offset that fossil fuel at the tail pipe, and it has the added bonus of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 33,593
Posted By Captain Excellent
I know a guy who works in a machine shop, and...

I know a guy who works in a machine shop, and rides an old Honda cruiser (like it's a dirt bike). He takes oil that people drain out of their cars at the standard oil change cycle, runs it through a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Captain Excellent
Ah, that's just mean to drop that on him now....

Ah, that's just mean to drop that on him now. Well at least he can still back track to fix it before he sets all of the 2nd bead.

The only other thing to add is as you get close to the end on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Captain Excellent
I bought a set from Woody's last year. Front 21"...

I bought a set from Woody's last year. Front 21" x 1.85 x 36H and rear 18" x 3.5 x 35H. SS spokes and SS nipples, all heavy duty. Woody's "super laced" setup. Oh, and hubs were blue to match the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,213
Posted By Captain Excellent
ebrabek, thanks for that. my first thought...

ebrabek,
thanks for that. my first thought after reading your post was to ask you for the spec. you beat me to it.:nod
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Captain Excellent
Exactly what I was thinking, and yes, on the...

Exactly what I was thinking, and yes, on the inside only.
Touratech probably hasn't thought of this yet, but we're lucky they will see these posts and make the best of it, and perhaps some engineer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Captain Excellent
It was VERY minor. I'm still waiting to see what...

It was VERY minor. I'm still waiting to see what the dealer says on a possible replacement. They always seem to want waranty work, it's the most profitable for them.
BTW, it was probably part way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Captain Excellent
F800GS crashbars: Touratech vs Wunderlich vs Altrider

Given the sideways force a hard fall can put on the bars, I doubt a hose clamp could do much. The geometry just doesn't seem like it would have enough surface area / friction on impact to resist that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Captain Excellent
I've got the same thing on a '13. Not sure why,...

I've got the same thing on a '13. Not sure why, and it wont dry out even if I leave a cover cap off in the sun for a day. Seems odd to me, but dealer may be doing a warranty replacement for me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Captain Excellent
TT upper bars on my setup. Too many drops to...

TT upper bars on my setup. Too many drops to count and no marks on the tupperware. Last one was at about 35 to 40 kph to avoid a head-on with a p/u, so probably the hardest drop yet. The bars...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Captain Excellent
I noticed a bit of dirt on that floor in your...

I noticed a bit of dirt on that floor in your messy garage, how could you? Tisk tisk,
If its not obvious, there's much envy going on here!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,213
Posted By Captain Excellent
OlyRider, I read your post with great interest...

OlyRider,
I read your post with great interest because I had a very similar experience this summer. I was coming around a r/h bend in the road with little visibility. About half way through the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By Captain Excellent
The easiest route (from my experience) was with...

The easiest route (from my experience) was with the Canbus adaptor from Twisted Throttle. Run the wire through the headlight vent. It doesn't clog that vent. Maybe it fills 30% of the free area in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 181,001
Posted By Captain Excellent
BTW, it comes to mind that I was keeping my...

BTW, it comes to mind that I was keeping my weight way back to lighten up the front wheel. I think that makes a big difference.
Motoriley has ridden much more sand than I. I'd be interested to hear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 181,001
Posted By Captain Excellent
Ha, rim lock. Funny you should mention that. I...

Ha, rim lock. Funny you should mention that. I had a front tire blow out at 100 km/hr this year. Managed to hold it up, but a rim lock might have let me use the front brake. Fortunately I didn't and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 181,001
Posted By Captain Excellent
I spent some time in the spring in Death Valley...

I spent some time in the spring in Death Valley this year. Lots of sand there. I had a set of K60 front and back and aired down to maybe 24 psi front and 22 back. No steering damper.
Had a hell of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 230,996
Posted By Captain Excellent
Heard an off hand comment recently that Hidenau...

Heard an off hand comment recently that Hidenau offers a K60 tire with a winter rated rubber compound. It's called the K60 M+S Silica (SiO2). It's not a 90/10 tire, but might be worth further...
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