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Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Effisland
:rofl someone shit in your cornflakes?!

:rofl someone shit in your cornflakes?!
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Effisland
OK I'll admit driving in those conditions don't...

OK I'll admit driving in those conditions don't often thrill me...but I'm an any weather driver ... and have been since jacknifing through the wintry icy streets of north western and southern Ontario...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Effisland
Haters gotta hate (had to say it, cause I live in...

Haters gotta hate (had to say it, cause I live in Squamish. Whistler cagers are a nuisance, for sure, but then aren't they all, and it sure beats driving the lower mainland.)

Our guest from India...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Effisland
Would be long time coming...back when I was...

Would be long time coming...back when I was commuting from Van to Surrey during and throughout the Port Mann bridge construction there were often lines of solid immobile traffic slowly tricking...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 419,256
Posted By Effisland
This story reminds me of my old 1984 Honda...

This story reminds me of my old 1984 Honda Accord, that my brother gave me after rescuing it from the junkyard and fixing it up back in the 90s. Lasted me quite a few years, and I'll never forgret...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Will be looking for said drain hole but its...

Will be looking for said drain hole but its pretty dark down there.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Apologies for the humungus picture ...

Apologies for the humungus picture

http://i.imgur.com/yenQN9b.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Finally took a picture. Never seen a rusty thing...

Finally took a picture. Never seen a rusty thing like this before. Looks fouled, it's not tan like the left. Replaced them but whatever is happening needs to be figured out. How is water getting in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 240,908
Posted By Effisland
Oh no the grammar police ...

Oh no the grammar police
http://i.imgur.com/Id7qs5c.gif
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Effisland
BIG SIGH Beast baby has been down for the...

BIG SIGH

Beast baby has been down for the last month or so. Torrential downpours and darkness, no garage, then freezing and work/life balance and network testing I have been unable to successfully...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Effisland
In the case of flames coming through the throttle...

In the case of flames coming through the throttle intakes...wonder if it would flame so much without a spark?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Effisland
thanks what's the resistance in one of those...

thanks

what's the resistance in one of those coils?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 156,315
Posted By Effisland
Could be wrong, but I think by 'to spoon' he...

Could be wrong, but I think by 'to spoon' he means the wear on the backside of each knobbie. Mine did this, likely from too much driving on asphalt. After a good amount of wear I remounted the tires...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Effisland
I would never advocate reducing pressure as...

I would never advocate reducing pressure as standard procedure when leaving asphalt. Here on the west coast we get trails steep and deep. Typically I have made a run up a steep section that catches...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Effisland
I had the same set up (now using K60s since the...

I had the same set up (now using K60s since the TKCs wore out) and definitely took the pressure down for steep rocky inclines - better traction for sure. You don't need to reduce pressure all the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Sounds the same as mine, only without the flames...

Sounds the same as mine, only without the flames as far as I know. Was it the plug on the right side? I was surprised to see rust etc in mine, seemed dry above the coil. I'd like to test the coil if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
The oil level is ok now, it was the first thing I...

The oil level is ok now, it was the first thing I did - empty the old and then measured the new, 2.7L. When its running it runs great. It's all apart now and I'm attempting to clean the injectors, my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
I tried saving the DVD to the hard drive to run...

I tried saving the DVD to the hard drive to run it from there but it won't let me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Methinks this may be a wise investment. Have the...

Methinks this may be a wise investment. Have the injectors out to clean, however when attaching 12 volts there's just a click and no fuel cycling through the injector. Either the first injector I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Excellent suggestion as I have them both out....

Excellent suggestion as I have them both out. They seem physically okay, but one has a little brown on the edge. The spark plugs both looked the same, still new but for a fine white coating, not thick
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Maybe you can help decipher this... ...

Maybe you can help decipher this...

http://i60.tinypic.com/6fqf01.png
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Have already uninstalled Wine, too many crashes,...

Have already uninstalled Wine, too many crashes, however will try again as I'm using different video driver with Ubuntu. On a side note, am experimenting with i2p routing...fun!

No GS911 (yet) and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Thanks for the offer. I'm in Squamish. Nice day...

Thanks for the offer. I'm in Squamish. Nice day today, I'll probably take the bike out and run more gas through on the off chance that the injector cleaner may do something - never found those...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,068
Posted By Effisland
I put some in with a fill up today. What's the...

I put some in with a fill up today. What's the prognosis, you got to run through a couple of tanks full before it cleans your injectors?

Is this treatment just a stop gap or to be used during...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Ran it with STP injector cleaner for a good hour....

Ran it with STP injector cleaner for a good hour. It stumbles on idle, cuts out and stalls. I can keep it running with the revs up and slipping the clutch but this can't be good. Never took out the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
After I changed plugs, oil, gas it ran fine for...

After I changed plugs, oil, gas it ran fine for an hour or more, then back to the same old stalling. Will run through some injector cleaner, hope it works. I don't understand how the injectors work,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,285
Posted By Effisland
Hi viz draws my attention. In skiing through...

Hi viz draws my attention. In skiing through trees we advise to not look at the trees, otherwise you will hit them. This is my theory of survival, avoidance at all costs.

I figure that during the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,300
Posted By Effisland
OK thanks, different from my issue, which was...

OK thanks, different from my issue, which was shitty at all speeds! Got it figured out today fortunately. However since I made a number of changes it could have been a) new spark plugs b) cleared gas...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,633
Posted By Effisland
Thank you. Your description helped, that fuel...

Thank you. Your description helped, that fuel tank check valve must have been part of the reason for my stalling out, I blew it out, was full of aluminum dust, I presume, the valve wasn't passing any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,300
Posted By Effisland
Don't see an answer to my question so I'll ask:...

Don't see an answer to my question so I'll ask: How did you figure it was the fuel pump to begin with and not injectors or some other issue?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Effisland
Pissed This sounds exactly like what I was experiencing....

This sounds exactly like what I was experiencing. My bike is still apart, I have checked air filter but not plugs, need a 16mm thin walled socket to get the plugs out.

This started soon after I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,527
Posted By Effisland
38,000 ON A 2010 Most mileage early,...

38,000 ON A 2010

Most mileage early, commuting and two trips east, 4000kms each. Lately fewer long trips and infrequent around town.

Suddenly though my bike is not running and not sure which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,923
Views: 2,692,603
Posted By Effisland
Cool2 Does anyone have pictures of fuel system, diagram?

Am trying to troubleshoot...I do have the DVD manual, but am not running a PC anymore so can't read it. There should be a PDF of the bike breakdown, somewhere.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,725
Posted By Effisland
fuel tank vent system check valve or spark plugs?

I am having a similar sounding problem. On the UK site they say it's the -

"fuel tank vent system check valve. The valve is made from aluminium and had corroded. I removed it found the check...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
A.)How many miles? 38,000 kms (24,000 miles) ...

A.)How many miles? 38,000 kms (24,000 miles)
B.)How old are the plugs? Original
C.)Have you looked in the airbox since overfilling oil?----Many times engines will simply pump the excess oil into...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,941
Posted By Effisland
Fellow wrenching wretches, help diagnose problem?

OK, I have a recent issue on my F800GS and I think I know what it probably is, but I'd like some confirmation.

Symptom: Sounds like it's running on 1 cylinder, stalls, sometimes 2nd cylinder...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Effisland
You sure? The new plug has two washers, one...

You sure? The new plug has two washers, one copper one aluminum-ish. The copper washer is solid, does not crush, while the aluminum-ish washer is clearly wider and compresses with the torque.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By Effisland
Finally changed the plug today. Worked fine and...

Finally changed the plug today. Worked fine and lesson learned - no crush washer=stripped bolt. Dremmeled a groove on the bolt then used 1" chisel to turn it. Still good in a pinch!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Effisland
I have a 30" bar with Lb/ft and Kg/m or something...

I have a 30" bar with Lb/ft and Kg/m or something metric, not nm. Set it at just above 10 ft/lbs, around 15, and it kept cranking. I probably turned it at least another crank after finger snug, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,052
Posted By Effisland
I'm almost at 40,000kms and no issues here. Out...

I'm almost at 40,000kms and no issues here. Out of how many thousands of bikes out there, how many have had this issue? It does sound like more of a coincidence that you have had four sets of...
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