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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,598,727
Posted By digdesign
Just got back from a month on the road....

Just got back from a month on the road. Boston>San Fran>Boston.

Nevada salt flats
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hVv-jhyZqbY/TijYyl9Jm8I/AAAAAAAAFWE/G3qZmhUKsWA/s912/WP_001235.jpg

Tahoe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 101,687
Posted By digdesign
Great post Joel, thanks.

Great post Joel, thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By digdesign
The theory is that the rings in a fresh motor...

The theory is that the rings in a fresh motor need a little friction and a few thousand miles to seat. With synthetic oil there is too little friction. Some say that with modern engines it's not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 220,363
Posted By digdesign
Haha, fair enough. But if he has no intention of...

Haha, fair enough. But if he has no intention of going off road I think he should at least be looking at an F650. Although, if he is concerned about how much power the F800 makes compared to the 796...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 220,363
Posted By digdesign
If you plan to ride only asphalt and around town...

If you plan to ride only asphalt and around town consider getting a 1200GS. You'll be much more comfortable on such a long haul. I don't know how you can even consider the 796 for touring.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,998
Posted By digdesign
I like it ok. Great wind protection with some...

I like it ok. Great wind protection with some minor issues.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15763387&postcount=764
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,598,727
Posted By digdesign
Your kid is awesome! Dads biggest fan.

Your kid is awesome! Dads biggest fan.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,998
Posted By digdesign
Free shorty levers. For the clutch, drop it on...

Free shorty levers. For the clutch, drop it on it's left side. For the brake drop it on it's right. Presto! ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 567,692
Posted By digdesign
I have the Wunderlich Vario and agree with your...

I have the Wunderlich Vario and agree with your review 100%. (I'm also the same size as you) It's an awesome screen for touring but it slaps around too much off road. The top variable part slaps...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,529
Posted By digdesign
Awesome writeup and pics, thanks. I wish I could...

Awesome writeup and pics, thanks. I wish I could use soft bags but commuting into the city requires me to have lockable cases. If I could I'd be sold on this one. With it's accessible side pockets it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,165
Posted By digdesign
You could be right on the Big Block mileage. One...

You could be right on the Big Block mileage. One thing that put me off to that tire was how stiff people said the sidewall is. It sounded like it would be a total pain if you had to repair a flat on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 98,031
Posted By digdesign
Low tech, Love it!

Low tech, Love it!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,165
Posted By digdesign
I see these having the potential to be a good...

I see these having the potential to be a good touring tire with good longevity and 1/2 way decent off road capabilities. Sure they're expensive. How about props for being early adopters rather than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,165
Posted By digdesign
Thanks for the heads up! Just got off the phone...

Thanks for the heads up! Just got off the phone with Dave, nice guy. I ordered 2, one for me another for a buddy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By digdesign
I like my Giant loop bag. It's nice and simple...

I like my Giant loop bag. It's nice and simple and doesn't get in the way. It's also water proof and has a map pocket....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-29-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,073
Posted By digdesign
good stuff. thanks. I'll try and make my way...

good stuff. thanks. I'll try and make my way through there this summer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,165
Posted By digdesign
I don't know what it is about this photo, but it...

I don't know what it is about this photo, but it rules. It's gotta just be the lack of freaking farkels.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 158,855
Posted By digdesign
I've got it. The solution is breakaway break...

I've got it. The solution is breakaway break lines! :huh
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,485
Posted By digdesign
That's how my Buell is designed. With 2 fill...

That's how my Buell is designed. With 2 fill points, drain plugs, and fluids to deal with, it could be argued that having only one reserviour is simpler. I personally don't have a preference. I just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,537
Posted By digdesign
Thanks for the video. I like the quick cuts, made...

Thanks for the video. I like the quick cuts, made it easy to compare. :ear
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-15-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,968
Posted By digdesign
looks good. what's the terrain like?

looks good. what's the terrain like?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 158,855
Posted By digdesign
Dam! That was rough. Glad you're ok.

Dam! That was rough. Glad you're ok.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,366
Posted By digdesign
I agree, overkill. I carry a tow strap. If I'm in...

I agree, overkill. I carry a tow strap. If I'm in a position where I'm alone and need a winch I probably have bigger problems than extracting the bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,366
Posted By digdesign
F800GS at the 2011 Powersports Expo

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_LQ5wsTuOUxM/TWl1aTZoaNI/AAAAAAAADSc/ELhMUghgUu4/180176_1884724564348_1428406424_2134474_3347978_n.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,103
Posted By digdesign
The limiting factor is the friction of the tire...

The limiting factor is the friction of the tire to the pavement. If 1 rotor can lock the wheel another rotor isn't going to make the bike stop in a shorter distance. What a second rotor does do is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By digdesign
My bike felt taller to me when I went to TKCs. It...

My bike felt taller to me when I went to TKCs. It could have been in my head though. I'll have to measure the sidewalls.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 75,827
Posted By digdesign
That's great news.

That's great news.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 75,827
Posted By digdesign
Point taken, it wasn't my intent to stir things...

Point taken, it wasn't my intent to stir things up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 75,827
Posted By digdesign
I totally agree that covering this would be a...

I totally agree that covering this would be a nice thing to do. Unfortunately, for them, it's a double edged sword. If they don't warranty the failure they get bad press, if they do they set a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 75,827
Posted By digdesign
ouch! I think its plausable that this is the...

ouch!
I think its plausable that this is the result of severe detonation. Its hard to tell from the pics though. How does the top and top edge of the piston look?
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,785
Posted By digdesign
Looks great Dave. I've had really good luck with...

Looks great Dave. I've had really good luck with the Nord-lock system on my track car in places where safety wire wasn't an option. This is a perfect example of what it's designed for.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,455
Posted By digdesign
The difficult/expensive part is getting license...

The difficult/expensive part is getting license to use the proprietary iPhone connector. You need to apply for the "Works for iPhone" seal of approval and pay licensing fees. Once you do there's...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,455
Posted By digdesign
July = iOS -0.6% | Android +0.8% Aug = iOS...

July = iOS -0.6% | Android +0.8%
Aug = iOS +1.1% | Android +3.2%
Sep = iOS -0.1% | Android +2.9%
Oct = iOS -0.1% | Android +0.8%
Nov = iOS +0.7% | Android +3.4%
5 straight months of growth for...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,455
Posted By digdesign
Cult of MAC fanatics are kind of like...

Cult of MAC fanatics are kind of like Scientologists. Go against their beliefs and they start regurgitating the same old canned arguments. It's not worth it.
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,785
Posted By digdesign
I'd prefer naked too. Seems like powder coat...

I'd prefer naked too. Seems like powder coat wouldn't last long on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,598,727
Posted By digdesign
Where are you know? Last we saw the beast it was...

Where are you know? Last we saw the beast it was on a flatbed.
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,785
Posted By digdesign
Dave this sounds great. Sounds like you're going...

Dave this sounds great. Sounds like you're going to address all of the little issues I see with the currently available options. I especially like that you recognize the lean angle issue. Count me in.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By digdesign
Same here. No issues with my bike. I'm very happy...

Same here. No issues with my bike. I'm very happy with it so far.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By digdesign
Yes, they have their own part number. Have a look...

Yes, they have their own part number. Have a look here
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51598&rnd=03192010
Select "77-Accessories" from the top menu then scroll down to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 103,020
Posted By digdesign
Thanks for the pics. Looks great all black. I was...

Thanks for the pics. Looks great all black. I was considering going that route myself.
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