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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7,923
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Posted By Vandal 62
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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vandal 62
Gents update, I have decided to go with the...

Gents update,

I have decided to go with the touratech expedition rear shock. I talked at length for a while with a really knowledgeable suspension expert and this decision was made.

As well...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By Vandal 62
I have Rox risers and ran into similar problems...

I have Rox risers and ran into similar problems until I figured out how to tighten the properly as mentioned previously. Now they are great, I have no issues with line tension. Hope this helps.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vandal 62
Elka and most of the other manufacturers only...

Elka and most of the other manufacturers only build rear shocks up to 2012 as far as I can tell.

My budget will allow up to 1200$ looking for adjustable preload, compression and rebound....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vandal 62
I'm planning on after much reading installing the...

I'm planning on after much reading installing the traxxion ak20 Kit. I'm looking for a rear shock to match the new front. I have googled and really only come up with rear shock options from touratech...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vandal 62
Rear shock help!

Gents,

I'm looking for a new rear shock for my 2013 800gs Which has the esa feature. Ride hard enough off road. So far all I have found are some options from touratech and an ohlins bm303. Are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Vandal 62
Brilliant, thanks guys.

Brilliant, thanks guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Vandal 62
HDB folding mirrors

Is there a trick to these folding mirrors? I cannot seem to get them into a a good enough position where I don't have to duck my head to see what's behind me. Anyone with these mirrors your insight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,029
Posted By Vandal 62
Curing the headache by cutting off the head....

Curing the headache by cutting off the head. Nice. Best of luck to you in your quest for the perfect motorcycle. God speed.

Regards.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Vandal 62
That sucks. What about modifying foot peg angle...

That sucks. What about modifying foot peg angle or height? Perhaps a seat? Rather than modify the bars look at your knee position and see what else you can try. I have these bars on my 13 and can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Vandal 62
Different strokes for different folks. For me,...

Different strokes for different folks. For me, they were cheap, perform brilliantly off road and good on road. I'm a realistic guy and fully expected a knobby tire to perform differently than a more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Vandal 62
I've only got about 300kms on these tires which...

I've only got about 300kms on these tires which includes some pavement. The front feels very 'heavy' in the corners when leaned over. They defineatly feel better once scrubbed in. For me it's a worth...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Vandal 62
Pirelli Scorpion rallye

For those who are interested....just came back from an epic day of off road adventure, deep mud, forest roads at 80kph, sand pit, rock etc.

The new pirelli scorpion ralleyes I spooned on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Vandal 62
+1 I emailed elka and asked them when and if...

+1 I emailed elka and asked them when and if they were going to develop a shock for the 2013 model year. From what I remember he said they were unsure and he would e mail me as soon as they do. I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Vandal 62
"Let the good times roll!" That's kawasaki mate. ...

"Let the good times roll!" That's kawasaki mate.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Vandal 62
When I bought mine I got the road side assistance...

When I bought mine I got the road side assistance card, warranty card and the plastic wallet key. I also got a 'welcome to the club' type letter from bmw mottorad.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Vandal 62
ESA for off road

For those that have it, what ESA setting are you dudes using for off road?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,736
Posted By Vandal 62
I'd hate to be in the middle of no where and have...

I'd hate to be in the middle of no where and have to patch a tube.[/QUOTE]

My thoughts exactly. I've had a few flats on my KLR deep in the bush with multiple tube patches and changes on mefos...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,736
Posted By Vandal 62
I have k60's front and rear. I find them to be a...

I have k60's front and rear. I find them to be a very good all round tire. However, lately I find myself on pavement only in search of dirt and mud. Having said that I'm looking to replace them with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By Vandal 62
I own a 2009 klr 650 and a 2013 F800gs. Before...

I own a 2009 klr 650 and a 2013 F800gs. Before buying the gs i was in the same boat, wondering about vibes. To sum it up the klr is a great bike but the gs is an amazing bike. Even if you dumped...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 35,888
Posted By Vandal 62
I just installed one on my '13. So far it's been...

I just installed one on my '13. So far it's been awesome. No real off road adventuring as of yet just some highway Kms.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By Vandal 62
Try some good line and a few caribiners. You...

Try some good line and a few caribiners. You could rig up a pulley system if there are trees around. No trees? Slap yourself in the face, rage out, grab lift whilst turning purple in the face. A...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By Vandal 62
Simple solution.....more time at the gym.

Simple solution.....more time at the gym.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,941
Posted By Vandal 62
Ice ice baby.

Ice ice baby.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,828
Posted By Vandal 62
Britannia composites mirage 2. Brilliant piece of...

Britannia composites mirage 2. Brilliant piece of kit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Vandal 62
+1..... 100% agree.

+1.....

100% agree.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Vandal 62
Same problem I have. I installed a Mirage 2 the...

Same problem I have. I installed a Mirage 2 the same day as the HDB guards. I can turn to full lock to the right, when I turn to the left the guard hits the Mirage, looking down at the lock there is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Vandal 62
I just installed hdb handguards on my 800...

I just installed hdb handguards on my 800 yesterday. I also have the 2" rox risers. I played around with clutch cable position for a while but to no avail, it was too tight. I loosened off the clutch...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,941
Posted By Vandal 62
Nothing at all. There is just a difference of...

Nothing at all. There is just a difference of opinion with regards to the touratech handguards that are apparently made out of Austrian chocolate. Mine cracked in half after a tumble off road....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,941
Posted By Vandal 62
Well mine broke clean in half. Complete waste of...

Well mine broke clean in half. Complete waste of money. As for gloves, maybe your huge manly blue collar sandwich smashers will be fine after a 400lb motorcycle crash off road, but for me I'd rather...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,941
Posted By Vandal 62
I had the touratech ones with wind guards as...

I had the touratech ones with wind guards as well. Right side snapped in half after a drop. Replaced with highway dirt bikes. I wish I had bought the hdb in the beginning. They don't make plastic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,862
Posted By Vandal 62
I f$#%€ing hate goats.....judging eyeballs, eat...

I f$#%€ing hate goats.....judging eyeballs, eat garbage. Don't trust'em. Never have, never will...that's all I have to say about that.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Vandal 62
Excellent. Thank you.

Excellent. Thank you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Vandal 62
Do you have pictures? I just ordered a mirage 2...

Do you have pictures? I just ordered a mirage 2 last week, as well I have a brand new set of HDB handguards awaiting install. I believe these are as big if not bigger than the barkbusters. I think I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Vandal 62
Congratulations to you and your wife. You are...

Congratulations to you and your wife. You are indeed in the right place for info. Any question you have will be answered.

Welcome aboard and good luck.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Vandal 62
Mirage 2.....that's it. My mistake.

Mirage 2.....that's it. My mistake.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Vandal 62
"Is there no one else??"

"Is there no one else??"
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Vandal 62
HDB handguards with mirage 3...

Anyone have the hdb guards as well as the mirage 3 fairing? Wondering if the two are compatible.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Vandal 62
+1 excellent customer service great product.

+1 excellent customer service great product.
Forum: Canada 01-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Vandal 62
If you have a second bike to thrash off road I...

If you have a second bike to thrash off road I wouldn't worry about it. For me I feel the suspension could be better. I'm looking at the front first then do the rear shock after. This is purely a...
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