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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,286
Posted By Mollygrubber
Wow, that's surprising... Mine is still in...

Wow, that's surprising... Mine is still in amazing shape after 40-50,000km. Still has all the original nuts and bolts too! Sorry to see you have had this much trouble Loutre, that's very :huh.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,984
Posted By Mollygrubber
The dealership I get major services at uses a...

The dealership I get major services at uses a G650GS as their loaner. I'm SO glad to get back on my 800 twin after riding that thing. Vibes? The 800's just fine IMO.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,547
Posted By Mollygrubber
Oh yeah, I'll take cold over hot any day. Riding...

Oh yeah, I'll take cold over hot any day. Riding is heat is miserable, for me at least - and I'm a skinny little runt. I don't know how you big guys do it.
Not having a car (and a shitty 2 hour bus...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,722
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, I notice my right shin getting warm...

Yeah, I notice my right shin getting warm sometimes, it was fairly pronounced riding in 42C temps through Lillooet B.C. last summer - that's 107.6F for the Americans and Liberians reading this :lol3....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Mollygrubber
I like these "this engine is bombproof" threads...

I like these "this engine is bombproof" threads :D.

Gives me a warm, cozy feeling...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yup. Wonder if an upgrade would help? I'm pretty...

Yup. Wonder if an upgrade would help? I'm pretty light (150lb), maybe the springs being too stiff for my weight is an issue? I'm clutching at straws now. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah I know. My wife has a 2009 650GS and still...

Yeah I know. My wife has a 2009 650GS and still has the original set. Go figure.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mollygrubber
Bluhduh Hmmm. My bearings are notched AGAIN. This will be...

Hmmm. My bearings are notched AGAIN. This will be the 4th set in 4.5 years. The last set (I think about 10 months ago) was supposed to be the "upgraded" set from the Motherland. :deal Yes, they were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,903
Posted By Mollygrubber
I'm assuming this whole question is based on road...

I'm assuming this whole question is based on road riding, so I won't bother mention how they work or don't work in dirt, it's irrelevant.

Ridden in dry pavement conditions in non-emergency...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,903
Posted By Mollygrubber
Having used all manner of tires in all kinds of...

Having used all manner of tires in all kinds of conditions, I'd personally prefer to be riding with Anakee 3's or their ilk in rain (on pavement). TKC's can't compete with a good street tire in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Mollygrubber
Doesn't "chapeau" mean "hat"? ...

Doesn't "chapeau" mean "hat"?
:hmmmmm:hmmmmm:hmmmmm:hmmmmm
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 51,792
Posted By Mollygrubber
80,000km on my 2010, only "big" failures have...

80,000km on my 2010, only "big" failures have been steering head bearings (3 sets) and stator (just replaced it - not bad IMO). I think the EWS issue was sorted years ago. If you don't want the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,595
Posted By Mollygrubber
Different strokes for different folks I guess....

Different strokes for different folks I guess. For me (on an F800GS) I very rarely shift above 5000rpm, and value the good gas mileage and enjoy the relaxed ride this kind of "commuter" behavior...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mollygrubber
I modded my own (my link's in there too), and...

I modded my own (my link's in there too), and even though I only left about 1/2 an inch of foam over the seat pan it's WAY better than stock comfort-wise. If you take your time and test as you go it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 150,345
Posted By Mollygrubber
I guess my story is pretty typical so far. I have...

I guess my story is pretty typical so far. I have a 2010, it's my only vehicle so I ride year round, have nearly 80,000km/50,000 miles on it.

So far the only real problem has been the steering...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Mollygrubber
Similar to Loutre's experience, I got an EWS...

Similar to Loutre's experience, I got an EWS error after trying to start with a low battery. My culprit was the stator, I'd suspect a charging system issue before the antenna ring .
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Mollygrubber
I've never had it happen with the gas tank, but...

I've never had it happen with the gas tank, but my ignition barrel has frozen numerous times. I now carry a little spray can of lock de-icer, which is somewhat useful. Failing that I heat up the key...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mollygrubber
I wouldn't blame the wheelies, I've replaced my...

I wouldn't blame the wheelies, I've replaced my steering head bearings 3 times now, and wheelies were definitely not the cause. I'd be more inclined to believe riding in a straight line is the issue....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, the wife's bars "go out of alignment"...

Yeah, the wife's bars "go out of alignment" pretty regularly :lol3. They have never bent.

Loosen, adjust, retighten. Or just reef them back into position.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, it's a noticeable difference in oblivious...

Yeah, it's a noticeable difference in oblivious left turners, isn't it? Aux lights will be on every bike I have from this point on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Mollygrubber
Do you like hot dogs?

Do you like hot dogs?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,286
Posted By Mollygrubber
Get her a bike of her own... it worked for me...

Get her a bike of her own... it worked for me :clap

FWIW the fasteners on my 3 year old Mirage have never budged. Maybe the new ones are different?

Had to ride the wife's F650GS to work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Mollygrubber
All of your questions will be answered here... ...

All of your questions will be answered here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688396
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By Mollygrubber
Just spit balling, but I hear Spain is pretty...

Just spit balling, but I hear Spain is pretty awesome. Disclaimer: I have no first hand experience.

BC is pretty amazing, but can be expensive if you're based near the coast.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mollygrubber
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439607

:freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mollygrubber
That's a pretty novel idea, I always liked the...

That's a pretty novel idea, I always liked the idea of fasteners that "self tighten". Just watch the corrosion on those, I'd bet they're not going to like being out in the wet and salt very much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mollygrubber
You can definitely clutch it up in first, but...

You can definitely clutch it up in first, but that front is really heavy. Requires courageous application of throttle. I tried it a long time ago with stock gearing, now I've got +1 tooth on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mollygrubber
@ Capt CF - Haven't made the switch to Warm'N...

@ Capt CF - Haven't made the switch to Warm'N Safe - yet - but then again I haven't had functional Gerbings to use for two seasons either. Just toughing it out for now. My Gerbing gloves failed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mollygrubber
Take a test ride, certainly, but bear in mind...

Take a test ride, certainly, but bear in mind that you WILL be replacing or having the seat modified. Don't let that put you off, it's a great bike that just needs a little seat work - although I...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Posted By Mollygrubber
That's pretty interesting, I've heard several...

That's pretty interesting, I've heard several people say that WD40 should NEVER be used as chain lube... :lol3. I've used it in a pinch, the chain never exploded. What a great idea, thanks for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,907
Posted By Mollygrubber
Back in the 90's I found a baby-food jar full of...

Back in the 90's I found a baby-food jar full of hash oil and 2 20 dollar bills WAY out I the boonies by the trail side. Was an interesting weekend from that point on... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 26,195
Posted By Mollygrubber
Hmmm. Lots of strong emotions in this thread, not...

Hmmm. Lots of strong emotions in this thread, not sure why. Do some of you have a lot to lose if one or the other technology "wins"? Sounds suspiciously like the Neanderthal HD vs. "pussy bikes"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,129
Posted By Mollygrubber
Yeah, funny how K60's were the darlings of the...

Yeah, funny how K60's were the darlings of the adventure set for so long, and were sold out everywhere, got rave reviews everywhere by everyone (even in the wet), and now they're getting panned left...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 598,723
Posted By Mollygrubber
Nope. $495 US. Worth every penny, IMHO. And I'm...

Nope. $495 US. Worth every penny, IMHO. And I'm in my right mind - at least I think I am :evil.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mollygrubber
I bought the wife a set of Pazzo's as she has...

I bought the wife a set of Pazzo's as she has pretty small hands - they have plenty of adjustment and she loves them, and they would work fine for my big mitts too. Great quality and much more...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Mollygrubber
You can buy new D3O armor by the piece and...

You can buy new D3O armor by the piece and replace what's in the suit (may have to trim to fit?), but if it's been well used the thread holding the whole thing together may be compromised from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,048
Posted By Mollygrubber
The first time I did mine I made a, ersatz slide...

The first time I did mine I made a, ersatz slide hammer out of a long threaded bolt, the head of which I hooked behind the sprocket teeth. That was a LOOOONG day :lol3. That bastard did not want to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 41,825
Posted By Mollygrubber
Will there be a dealer network in Canada as well?...

Will there be a dealer network in Canada as well? This thing would fit my wife a treat, it's hard finding a low seat "adventure" bike she will be confident on in dirt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,750
Posted By Mollygrubber
:clap wow, that looks like a beast! Thanks for...

:clap wow, that looks like a beast! Thanks for sharing, obrigado!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Mollygrubber
Thanks man, you're a sweetheart :freaky

Thanks man, you're a sweetheart :freaky
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