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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By malloy
No reply from cannonracecraft on spring rates ITS...

No reply from cannonracecraft on spring rates ITS - nice lead though. Anyone else with ideas for spring rates? :ear:ear

Interesting Red that you find the front too stiff. The usual complaint is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By malloy
QUESTION: Single rate or progressive style? ...

QUESTION: Single rate or progressive style? What's the preference?
I think Wirth and HyperPro are progressive and Wilburs are single rate. I'm sure there are others.

OEM springs on my 2012 F650...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By malloy
Maybe something here would...

Maybe something here would do:http://www.rubbersheetroll.com/

Then there's this stuff: http://techspec-usa.com/magento/index.php/product-overview/

Interested to see what you come up with :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,375
Posted By malloy
27,500 miles

27,500 miles on Regina OEM chain on F650GS (twin). 95% pavement. It was well within spec length wise (144mm between 9 pins). Sprocket & chain ring looked great but it had the dreaded red rot:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By malloy
If you are getting the nuts from a hardware...

If you are getting the nuts from a hardware store, make sure the flange is large enough to clamp the chain ring. Take an old one with you to be sure..
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By malloy
Thanks for the replies :clap - as figured = leave...

Thanks for the replies :clap - as figured = leave the thing on!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By malloy
Question Remove the pipe?

HAINES says to remove the silencer aka muffler when replacing the shock. I can't see why and no one has mentioned this. What say you?????:ear:ear
Much obliged.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By malloy
Better yet, ride over to Albany and have Don...

Better yet, ride over to Albany and have Don custom make a seat for you:
http://www.mredsmoto.com/mredsmoto.htm:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 125,426
Posted By malloy
Bump for a great report!!!!

Bump for a great report!!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By malloy
Very nice, Mike C. Thanks for the info.

Very nice, Mike C. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By malloy
MIKE C - That's quite the kitted out F650GS! Can...

MIKE C - That's quite the kitted out F650GS! Can you tell us about that front wheel brake combination? The whole front end looks pretty custom. :ear:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By malloy
Here's some good info on replacing coolant:...

Here's some good info on replacing coolant: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431251
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By malloy
Try this guy's videos - #10 is cleaning the...

Try this guy's videos - #10 is cleaning the pipes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQL6ACSF9Ec

A great series by the way.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By malloy
Can you provide some detail on how this is done,...

Can you provide some detail on how this is done, pics, etc?:ear:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By malloy
Wrap some dental floss, very thin wire, fishing...

Wrap some dental floss, very thin wire, fishing line or cord in the groove between the cap and the reservoir; pull it snug and it will depress the tangs on the cap allowing you to unscrew it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 2,401,911
Posted By malloy
Ed - You will make it a good group. You always...

Ed - You will make it a good group. You always do. Glad you are back into it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 2,401,911
Posted By malloy
Good morning, Ed. That was a great tour. Rudey

Good morning, Ed. That was a great tour. Rudey
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,442
Posted By malloy
The liner from a Starbucks coffee box works well...

The liner from a Starbucks coffee box works well and sometimes can be had for free. About 3 quarts, folds into almost nothing when empty. But then it's not some fancy expensive part!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By malloy
Supposed to have the valves checked every 12,000...

Supposed to have the valves checked every 12,000 miles so due in a 6,000 for you - spendy at the dealer but rarely requires adjustment with new shims. Air filter @ 12,000. Also, check (& replace?)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By malloy
Nice to see Joel again. Thanks!

Nice to see Joel again. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By malloy
When mounting new brake pads, check the fluid...

When mounting new brake pads, check the fluid reservoir first. If it's high, it's a good idea to siphon some of the fluid out and avoid this drip down.:norton
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By malloy
Michelin Anakee 3. Good wet or dry for me and OK...

Michelin Anakee 3. Good wet or dry for me and OK for a little hard pack dirt or gravel. I have almost 7,000 miles on the rear at 40 psi and looks like I'll get another 1,500 miles. This will be my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,967
Posted By malloy
5800 miles & 17 days to Texas and back solo,...

5800 miles & 17 days to Texas and back solo, fully kitted for camping, rain and snow for fun. Absolutely no problems, no oil added. :clap Cruise @ 80 mph all day. 47 mpg average - 39 mpg low, 60...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By malloy
Try this...

Try this thread:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199827
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By malloy
Here:...

Here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Ohlins_Shock_Install.html :clap

You're welcome :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By malloy
Another inmate with a lot of 899GS suspension...

Another inmate with a lot of 899GS suspension info is ITSATDM.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By malloy
The 800 & 650 shocks are a different part...

The 800 & 650 shocks are a different part numbers. The 800 is heavier. The 800 has more ground clearance. The calculator might get you close with stock shocks. I have no idea how it would work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By malloy
Mtl - Marc Parnes has a longer axle for his...

Mtl - Marc Parnes has a longer axle for his balancer. It's 14" for $20.00. It will accommodate the the wheel,sprocket & hub.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By malloy
Endurodude - Getting the sag measurement to match...

Endurodude - Getting the sag measurement to match (or close) when loaded and unloaded is the starting point for me. I've managed it on several different bikes and it feels right to me. But the next...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By malloy
IMHO: It's better to tie off on the lower fork...

IMHO: It's better to tie off on the lower fork clamp as shown in the picture of the factory crate. Tying off on the handle bars puts too much strain on them and allows too much up and down movement....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By malloy
You will need to increase the preload for the...

You will need to increase the preload for the extra weight, yes. And also increase the rebound damping some. Probably add about one third of the preload range, i.e. if the preload range is 45...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By malloy
Thanks for the replies TZ & Melville. :clap:clap ...

Thanks for the replies TZ & Melville. :clap:clap I love the area up there and plan to ride through it later this year. Good riding!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By malloy
Friday Ridge Road?

This road intersects with Titlow Hill Road and goes over to Saylor on Hwy 299.
Is it paved? What's its condition?:ear:ear

Much obliged.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By malloy
Your welcome, Pavlos. I hope it helps you and/or...

Your welcome, Pavlos. I hope it helps you and/or others.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By malloy
I think the Intiminators are worth while, at...

I think the Intiminators are worth while, at least for me. They make the fork a little more responsive and planted (less dive) at the same time. Can't speak to off road riding with them as I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By malloy
Wipe the bulb off with some alcohol to remove...

Wipe the bulb off with some alcohol to remove fingerprints & grease.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By malloy
Squizzy - You can adjust the preload & ride...

Squizzy - You can adjust the preload & ride height on the front by pulling the OEM spacers out and cutting new ones out of PVC (1 1/4" O.D.). The trick is to get very square cuts on the PVC and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 209,476
Posted By malloy
Hucker - sounds like you are taking great care of...

Hucker - sounds like you are taking great care of your chain.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By malloy
I don't know about adjusting the chain daily. ...

I don't know about adjusting the chain daily. Check it, yes but probably won't need to adjust it that often. In 15,000 miles I've only adjusted mine 3 times - OEM Regina chain. A plentiful lube...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By malloy
Geoffster - Sorry to hear about your experience...

Geoffster - Sorry to hear about your experience with the ZTechnik light guard! I ran an acrylic light guard on a KLR for a while and kept popping the bulb - air couldn't circulate behind it, too...
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