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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Here's me riding off and a young guy I went...

Here's me riding off and a young guy I went riding with is filming it. This was slippery shit. As you'll see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhQG1nSfNc&feature=youtu.be

even with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Effectively in places where I'd have previously...

Effectively in places where I'd have previously had to try and maintain momentum and suffered loss of traction, I can now attack those types of obstacles at a more relaxed pace with a lot less...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Hater. I cracked it wide open and...

Hater.



I cracked it wide open and skated from one corner to the next out the back of Captains Flat on the dirt. Wife screamed so loud and long that the intercomm cut out completely. Her arms...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 44,265
Posted By Snowy
I just re read the email, they're looking at a...

I just re read the email, they're looking at a DR650 Rekluse in the next 6 to 12 months, and the technology that went into the Rekluse for the 800GS means they can explore other options for larger...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I'm trying to upload a 5 min video but thanks to...

I'm trying to upload a 5 min video but thanks to our Political masters that thought fast internet was an extravagance, I have a 1200 min upload time.

Apparently it's raining and and the internet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Awesome. Yes. Yes. It makes it...

Awesome.

Yes.

Yes.


It makes it so easy to ride in more difficult terrain. You will be surprised at just how much mind power you use to control the clutch and traction at lower speeds....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 44,265
Posted By Snowy
Sure. But given I've broken or bent everything...

Sure. But given I've broken or bent everything that get's broken or bent on the F800GS, I was just trying to do a little research before I do something stupid and put a deposit on a R1200 GSA. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
It fell toward the cupboard and I just couldn't...

It fell toward the cupboard and I just couldn't get a hold of it to lift it.

I ended up standing with my toes on the back tyre and grabbing the pannier frame, ass right back, and slowly haul it up...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 44,265
Posted By Snowy
I've read quite a lot about final drive failures...

I've read quite a lot about final drive failures in the oil head boxers, but what about the new water cooled boxer? Are we seeing failures of a similar nature, or have BMW fixed the issues?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I leaned the bike against a cupboard in the...

I leaned the bike against a cupboard in the garage, stood back and surveyed the set up, and was justifiably happy with myself. Then it rolled forward a touch and fell down against the cupboard, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
yeah, I think my cable is pretty stretched. I...

yeah, I think my cable is pretty stretched. I thought that with no available adjustment left that I was up for a new clutch anyway. I wasn't overly annoyed by that, because it does cop a flogging....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I wondered about the stock fibre plates, stock...

I wondered about the stock fibre plates, stock metal plates thing.

I measured things, made mental calculations....my brain hurt, I did what the instructions said and had a beer. Well...I did what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I have both nuts on top, but I think I could have...

I have both nuts on top, but I think I could have got away with one each side. There's enough exposed thread to get the nut on.

At full temp (with radiator fan cycling) I don't have any drag.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
But no bolt I ever put in with the rattle gun has...

But no bolt I ever put in with the rattle gun has come loose on me. It's actually a standard screw gun, not a full size rattle gun.

You'd seriously have to go nuts to warp the cover. Given the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
star pattern? I went around the cover...

star pattern?


I went around the cover clockwise from the shifter. Nip them first go, slight tension second go, rattle gun on the third.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By Snowy
Mine was showing minor heat damage and chrome...

Mine was showing minor heat damage and chrome deterioration when I dumped it in a river. Then all the chrome lining inside peeled off. The bulbs exploded. Plus the wife got dunked.

I too tried to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
I calls 'em like I sees 'em. In my mind...

I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

In my mind there are two categories that parts or accessories fall into:

1 - "works"...is ok.

2 - doesn't "work"...is shit.


You can't have degrees of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
I tested mine 2 up, semi frozen water logged clay...

I tested mine 2 up, semi frozen water logged clay and some river sand.

**Insert evil minion giggling here.

I had fun. Wife says it's very smooth.



So far so good.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
the two fingers on your left hand will never be...

the two fingers on your left hand will never be this good.

If they were, you'd be the Ron Jeremy of the clutch world.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
It works. Exactly as advertised. It...

It works.

Exactly as advertised.

It changes the way you ride the big bike in the dirt.

It makes riding easier.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
My precious.... Here's the view from the...

My precious....

Here's the view from the young bloke following me on his BMW Sertao...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhQG1nSfNc

I stopped and waited for him...very regularly. He's a nice...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
I now firmly believe the Rekluse takes a "not a...

I now firmly believe the Rekluse takes a "not a dirt bike" BMW and turns it into a "dirt bike" BMW.

If not actually making it a contender, it makes it more of a contender than anything else on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
yeah, I found that talking to the public is the...

yeah, I found that talking to the public is the fastest way to stop liking people.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
It is the smoothest clutch...

It is the smoothest clutch engagement/disengagement you will have ever experienced.

Very gradual. Very predictable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
BINGO! We have a winner!

BINGO! We have a winner!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get...

If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get the bike below 1500~1600rpm then the clutch disengages. Downshift and you are still free wheeling. Blip the revs just a little and it's just like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction...

Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction environments.

It's quite literally like having traction control.

I rode in a straight line feet on the pegs up one very wet clay hill that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered...

Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered mountains.


Oh yeah.

It went like BRRRRRRAAAAAAPPPPP.....BRRRAPP, BRAAAP, BRRRRRAAAAAP, POP, POP, BRRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPP.....

Small marsupials and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Yep, got it. Wilco.

Yep, got it. Wilco.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for...

I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for the weekend. I reckon if the Baldy Range trail doesn't break it 2 up, nothing will.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
It's funny if you do a U-turn and then use the...

It's funny if you do a U-turn and then use the clutch old school. I thought....What the...something not working....oh...right...


I can see that going wrong hilariously on a snotty hill climb...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, the medium, according to the paperwork.

Yeah, the medium, according to the paperwork.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
The mail man knocked on the window early this...

The mail man knocked on the window early this morning.

Suttos (the Australian distributor) had put the kit in an overnight postpack.

So after the ice had burned off the bike and driveway I set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
I was going around and around the block, doing...

I was going around and around the block, doing slow work out the front, then standing starts in first and 2nd. 45 mins of playing.

Definitely a game changer.

My 10/70 synthetic engine oil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,816
Posted By Snowy
It comes set up for medium engagement. It...

It comes set up for medium engagement.

It took about 20mins to strip and fit new clutch. A bit of stuffing around to get correct play on lever.

Engages about 1600 rpm accelerating, seems to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
Did you spring for the faster delivery? I...

Did you spring for the faster delivery?

I had to pay by bank transfer, and of course that doesn't process until the next day. So by all accounts they got the money today.

I'm away all next...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
So close.....so close....

So close.....so close....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,916
Posted By Snowy
Tractive, out of interest, how would these...

Tractive, out of interest, how would these cartridges compare in function to a motocross fork like the Showa from the 07 Suzuki RMZ450?

I run modified Showas (high speed valving was changed to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Snowy
As to the original question about brake pads: ...

As to the original question about brake pads:

I have 3 rear wheels for my DR650. I swap them around a bit (when it isn't in pieces...long story involving a large pointy rock) and I noticed the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,571
Posted By Snowy
Well mines paid for. Now the waiting game...

Well mines paid for.

Now the waiting game begins......whoa......what'd I just say.....:rofl
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