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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By sarathmenon
Yup, they all do that :D I am impressed that...

Yup, they all do that :D

I am impressed that your bearings lasted 64k kms, that's more than twice what people usually get. On the other hand, that lower bearing may have been toast a while ago
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,167
Posted By sarathmenon
If you go from 270 to 300, your rake should...

If you go from 270 to 300, your rake should increase by .5 degrees and trail by 8mm (rough math, haven't had my coffee yet). If anything, your bike will be more stable on the road and slower to turn...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,792
Posted By sarathmenon
I don't know why I never thought about it, but I...

I don't know why I never thought about it, but I have a multimeter around. I hooked it to the battery yesterday night, and it read 12.20 V. Hooked it up today morning, and it reads 12.17V. That's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By sarathmenon
Motoriley has them, I've seen them a few times in...

Motoriley has them, I've seen them a few times in his youtube videos. You could PM him for his opinion if he doesn't respond here.

I have a pair of Braking (WL101L and WL101R) that I really like,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,167
Posted By sarathmenon
Hell yeah. Most of the threads out here goes like...

Hell yeah. Most of the threads out here goes like this: what top box do I get, do these side cases make my bike's ass look fat... You on the other hand are on to something epic here. So keep talking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By sarathmenon
The name escapes me, but there was a RTW trip...

The name escapes me, but there was a RTW trip where this guy clocked 120k miles on an F800GS. The engine was still going strong when the bike got totaled due to a collision. I remember he eventually...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,008
Views: 1,961,131
Posted By sarathmenon
:nono Man, not this again. He's done his ride on...

:nono Man, not this again. He's done his ride on the bike he loved. And so far, it never stranded him badly, except for this time. If I were to guess, I am sure he would make the exact same choices,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,792
Posted By sarathmenon
And that's exactly what I was looking for. The...

And that's exactly what I was looking for. The cigarette lighter socket is hard wired to the battery with an SAE socket port. That works perfectly for me. Thanks! Now to order it in time before my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,792
Posted By sarathmenon
Yeah, that's the part where I am lethargic :D. I...

Yeah, that's the part where I am lethargic :D. I don't want to go through the hassle of wiring a voltmeter. Let me see if any of the local stores have a cigarette lighter or powerlet voltmeter. That...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 233,792
Posted By sarathmenon
Not a new owner, but I am trying to troubleshoot...

Not a new owner, but I am trying to troubleshoot what I suspect is a dying battery. This is what I get these days when I try to start the bike. Somedays, it takes a good 2-3 seconds to do the monkey...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By sarathmenon
Thanks Jim. I have a week's break coming up. If I...

Thanks Jim. I have a week's break coming up. If I don't end up riding, this would make a nice project.
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By sarathmenon
Can you share your source? That looks near...

Can you share your source? That looks near stealth in day time. Nice job :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By sarathmenon
I see both of you and raise you with one billion...

I see both of you and raise you with one billion Zimbabwean dollars. Now that I think it through, let's make it two billion.
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By sarathmenon
Many Nolans are round. Like really round.

Many Nolans are round. Like really round.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,167
Posted By sarathmenon
My guess is that BMW went with 210 mm because of...

My guess is that BMW went with 210 mm because of the dual rotors. Gotta have some space somewhere.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By sarathmenon
So nobody brought out the alternator failures,...

So nobody brought out the alternator failures, soft suspension, poor life of the OEM chain, frequently failing head stem bearings, and weeping water pumps?

Damn, I've been thinking for half an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,007
Posted By sarathmenon
I've got a 805 on the rear. Had it too...

I've got a 805 on the rear. Had it too overinflated for 3k miles and felt miserable. It's now feeling better. I've posted about it in more detail here...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By sarathmenon
But that could have been solved by buying a spare...

But that could have been solved by buying a spare set of wheels. Would have been far more easier on the wallet :D

Congrats on the new bike, everything I read about the new Indians make me believe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 143,170
Posted By sarathmenon
I don't debate that, but you have to make the...

I don't debate that, but you have to make the video public for all of us to see it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,167
Posted By sarathmenon
Yeah, right. So can the triple clamps :D

Yeah, right. So can the triple clamps :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,167
Posted By sarathmenon
:clap The good thing about winters is that people...

:clap The good thing about winters is that people start updating all the threads they did not have time for in summers. On the other hand, if you had posted about it earlier, I may have had a few...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By sarathmenon
The fuel pump is right under the seat, takes...

The fuel pump is right under the seat, takes minimal tools and 10 minutes to get there. I'd just siphon to drain the tank, but go for whatever works for you :lol3 This video...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,808
Posted By sarathmenon
Reaver closed his store when he moved from...

Reaver closed his store when he moved from Canada. It's a shame, he had two of everything you could possibly think of.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,573
Posted By sarathmenon
Oh, that's me in the right. I am so in. Last...

Oh, that's me in the right. I am so in. Last time, it was mostly drinking and no riding for me, but isn't that what warped is all about? :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,119
Posted By sarathmenon
Thanks Wayne. I didn't know that. I got lucky on...

Thanks Wayne. I didn't know that. I got lucky on mine, it worked out of the box. At the same time, it was also the most expensive piece of wire I have ever bought in my life.
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,482
Posted By sarathmenon
After briefly trying contacts, how do you solve...

After briefly trying contacts, how do you solve the issue of riding in low light? I have severe astigmatism, and with the contacts, I am seeing double and triple of every light in my path. Plus my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By sarathmenon
On a related note, does anyone use a cover for...

On a related note, does anyone use a cover for just the seat? It's rainy season here, and my bike will be parked outside. I am looking to avoid the wet seat syndrome for the morning commute. Googling...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,119
Posted By sarathmenon
You get everything that the OBD data exposes -...

You get everything that the OBD data exposes - rpms, temperature, gear indicator (I think), charging voltage, speedo reading etc... You won't get fault codes by stock. That's where the KWP2k comes in.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,119
Posted By sarathmenon
That's one of the videos that triggered this...

That's one of the videos that triggered this discussion. To recap, that method, or any standard OBD reader will work for the pre-WC models. However, the only thing you will get is the OBD diagnostic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By sarathmenon
I've seen a very high demand for the lowered...

I've seen a very high demand for the lowered suspension in the flea market. You could just as easily swap out the suspension and sell it off to make a nice margin. There are a lot of midgets out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-04-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 143,170
Posted By sarathmenon
Nice! I have a fear of heights, and I probably...

Nice! I have a fear of heights, and I probably would have chickened out way sooner than you did.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 60,403
Posted By sarathmenon
I can't speak for Joel, but last year, I was...

I can't speak for Joel, but last year, I was around that point in the wait list and got in, with sufficient margin to spare. Hang in there, the deadline for everyone to pay up is coming soon.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,482
Posted By sarathmenon
I keep a spare glasses only for riding. That way,...

I keep a spare glasses only for riding. That way, I know I have an optically correct unscratched spare that doesn't affect me while riding. Also, after having worn glasses for more than 20 years, one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By sarathmenon
I guess tt depends on how you wired up the tender...

I guess tt depends on how you wired up the tender cable. I have wired a 12V outlet direct to the battery, which in an emergency I could use it as a battery tender cable. It's been running for years...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,936
Posted By sarathmenon
Maybe for the suspension travel. If you are using...

Maybe for the suspension travel. If you are using the GS frontend, it's much more easier to use the GS swingarm, and shock. You get a geometry that's been engineered by some competent people...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,983
Posted By sarathmenon
Oh, and I forgot to mention - this was on a...

Oh, and I forgot to mention - this was on a F800GS. Everyone knows that the porky boxers wear tires faster :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,983
Posted By sarathmenon
I am just back from a long trip on these tires. I...

I am just back from a long trip on these tires. I had a TKC80 up front and the Shinko on the rear. Due to last minute changes, this trip was pretty much all pavement - well, isn't that what all us...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,131
Posted By sarathmenon
If the prophet said so, it must be true.

If the prophet said so, it must be true.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By sarathmenon
Has anyone told you that Australians get to bend...

Has anyone told you that Australians get to bend over for just about anything? :roflI hear you on keeping it stock, and trying to get cheaper OEM wheels. The demand vs supply just isn't there for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 75,881
Posted By sarathmenon
My theory on motorcycle tire pricing is that tire...

My theory on motorcycle tire pricing is that tire manufacturers set the cost based on the cost of the bike. Case in point is 140/80 17 vs 150/70 17 rear tires. They both have the same amount of...
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