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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By tofire409
It sounds like you ended up riding close to the...

It sounds like you ended up riding close to the "tank" durning Act-3, putting more weight forward.

Can the Bitubo pre-load be adjusted or is it just air and oil weight? Bleed the forks of air and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By tofire409
To add to the plugs/wires to check list, the...

To add to the plugs/wires to check list, the wires and plugs coming from the stator and the rectifier.

I don't think it's your stator yet…but if nothing is loose or shorting then that's the next...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 356,994
Posted By tofire409
You're a little far away for steak and beers this...

You're a little far away for steak and beers this time so I added a bit to your coffers.

Simply amazing trip :clap

Blair
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By tofire409
try a plastics shop and see what they have or can...

try a plastics shop and see what they have or can suggest. I don't know if epoxy would stand up to the gas or not... "ebrabaek" is the epoxy guru.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By tofire409
2006 KLR to 2011 800gs… no comparison and LOVE...

2006 KLR to 2011 800gs… no comparison and LOVE the BMW. No worrying about burning oil at higher rev's, will run on the highway/interstate all day long, great off road and the handle bars didn't bend...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,466
Posted By tofire409
:photog:poser

:photog:poser
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,466
Posted By tofire409
I usually stick the nozzle to where I can see the...

I usually stick the nozzle to where I can see the gas flow and go slow. If I'm filling from the gas light being on, I'll put the nozzle all the way for the first 8-10 litres, stop and then pull the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By tofire409
Not really. The only difference with my...

Not really.

The only difference with my 2011 (Canadian version) is the ABS light is red till there is forward motion.

So long as the lights go out after you start to move forward, you're good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By tofire409
It's part of the system diagnostics at start up....

It's part of the system diagnostics at start up. On mine, all the warning lights and other indicator lights come on. Let it do it's thing before you start it. You should be left with the ABS light on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By tofire409
If the rim sizes remain the same, the only thing...

If the rim sizes remain the same, the only thing that I'd keep an eye one is the break pad wear…as you mentioned in your first post. Each swap the pads would have a slight difference in wear pattern...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 356,994
Posted By tofire409
Glad it wasn't your gear that they got into. ...

Glad it wasn't your gear that they got into.

Never a dull moment! I can't thank you enough for taking us along :clap

:lurk
Forum: Vendors 07-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,246
Posted By tofire409
Hi Tuff Tunica, Are you able to ship to...

Hi Tuff Tunica,

Are you able to ship to Canada using USPS? I find that I usually don't get hit with extra fees using them. UPS is nasty with brokerage fees, custom fees and anything else they can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By tofire409
Here's all the information that you will need on...

Here's all the information that you will need on rear wheel bearings!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505577

The sealed bearings do come with some grease, not a lot. I know...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
long day today... Tellico to WV via the...

long day today... Tellico to WV via the Cherohola, the blue ridge - twice - to near Grandpa mountain...was going to try to catch up but it's late and I have an other long day.

A taste of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Thanks! I was amazed at some of the guys...

Thanks!

I was amazed at some of the guys and gals on supermotos or sport bikes that were tearing it up...put me to shame :eek1 I still ended up running it 4 times while I was there :D

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Some gems from today:clap Lost creek ...

Some gems from today:clap

Lost creek

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/P1020006_zps75ce3903.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Day 2 was to Suches and further south it was...

Day 2 was to Suches and further south it was fantastic!!

Day 3 was 64 to almost 28 and found a dirt road off of Wayha rd NC, that followed a hydro tower line. I would have had more fun if I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Yesterday's fun!! My address for the next...

Yesterday's fun!!

My address for the next few days...A great place to stay, the owners are fantastic and it's close to all the riding you want. I opted for the air conditioned cabin...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
The day started out wet and I thought that I was...

The day started out wet and I thought that I was in for a long soggy ride.

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/Trip%202014/P1010901_zps6bbc39f5.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Time to catch up with this... Home for the...

Time to catch up with this...

Home for the night...
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/Trip%202014/P1010893_zps5ab7531f.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
I have to go to bed soon...but I will say that...

I have to go to bed soon...but I will say that the dragon did bite some one, just a bit beat up and had to offer up their bike.

that's all for tonight.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Thanks!! Got lucky today with the...

Thanks!!

Got lucky today with the sunshine!

Tomorrow it's off to Suches Georgia
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
A quick update before I call it a night. Got to...

A quick update before I call it a night. Got to get to Telico Plans tomorrow and I really don't want to do it in the rain.

getting ready
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By tofire409
Another Northerner trekking to slay the Dragon

The route: Toronto, ON, CDN to Tellico Plans, TN

2 days to get there, 4 days to explore, 3 days to get home.

I can't wait:clap

I'm leaving Sunday to get as far as I can but not beat myself...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By tofire409
I was able to tie into the break light with...

I was able to tie into the break light with these:

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/file_zps6e529ecc.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By tofire409
Page 8-13 in the Haynes -there is no flasher...

Page 8-13 in the Haynes -there is no flasher unit…it's integrated into the ZFE as stated above. You might be able to use it to tie into your break lights (according to the web site).

The factory...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 145,245
Posted By tofire409
Just installed these: ...

Just installed these:

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/tofire409/F800%20lights/20140614_183437_zps8y8ljlqv.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By tofire409
According to the Haynes manual the thermostat...

According to the Haynes manual the thermostat opens at 85c…beyond that I have nothing for you other than my temp gauge doesn't vary off half.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By tofire409
TKC80's except if I'm doing a 3000k+ pavement...

TKC80's except if I'm doing a 3000k+ pavement trip - still have the OEM rubber to abuse for that.

Tires, oil, best helmet, the faster colour…many threads, many, MANY different opinions. Get a set...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 356,994
Posted By tofire409
Hi Paul, I'm glad I was able to meet you...

Hi Paul,

I'm glad I was able to meet you while I had the chance!

Nice to see that you are back to your grand adventures and I hope that they are "Mexico" drama free:freaky

I look forward to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By tofire409
Found them I think… Sw-motec ...

Found them I think…

Sw-motec
http://shop.sw-motech.com/cosmoshop/pix/a/z/bc.hta.00.306.10000/bc_hta_00_306_10000_zusatz_10.jpg

Kriega...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By tofire409
I tend to look at some of the threads where...

I tend to look at some of the threads where others are having issues and learn from that.

There is a ton of good stuff here:http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604

As for formal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,044
Posted By tofire409
Neduro has a great how to here...

Neduro has a great how to here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717&page=32

They also have a good trick to avoid pinch...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By tofire409
I just replaced my rear pads with EBD sintered. ...

I just replaced my rear pads with EBD sintered.

The squeaking does happen with the new ones till they seat. Don't be afraid like one poster said…sand the pads with a higher grit paper. Some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,229
Posted By tofire409
From everything I have looked at motorcycle...

From everything I have looked at motorcycle related, it tends to come with a bag of some sort. I'd go to a paddling store (MEC, SAIL) and look at the map cases they have.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By tofire409
I put on a Walmart ATV pad to change the pressure...

I put on a Walmart ATV pad to change the pressure points. It's a cheap fix that works for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 192,403
Posted By tofire409
Any place that sells double sealed bearings will...

Any place that sells double sealed bearings will have what you need. But the MFG uses very little grease.

Sealed and "greased"…as you hopefully see it's why Woody's Wheel Works takes the seals...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 621,893
Posted By tofire409
I'll be on the 12's little brother :wink: ...

I'll be on the 12's little brother :wink:

Found some better pics of the bridge!

http://www.panoramio.com/user/7682651

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/90501777.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By tofire409
try this ...

try this

http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=70305&cat=51,1

http://www.leevalley.com/en/images/item/Woodworking/ApronsAccessores/67k7650v05_01.jpg
Forum: Canada 04-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 621,893
Posted By tofire409
Thanks! I certainly won't break any land...

Thanks!

I certainly won't break any land speed records crossing the bridge :eek1

I tend to be more of a slow and steady rider…I don't want to break myself (again) or the bike :thumb
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