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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 278,713
Posted By Captain Excellent
Mosko Moto Soft Bags for Offroad & Dualsport

A minor suggestion on the duffle bag... with the clips on each roll closer, if you were to flip one end, then it would be possible to buckle the bag flat for storage (and shipping). As they are now...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Captain Excellent
Ive always done axle first. I figure if you do...

Ive always done axle first. I figure if you do pinch bolts first then tightening the axle will just fight against the action of the pinch bolts. Also the torque in the pinch bolts is only 19 Nm so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Captain Excellent
video how-to

Here, this is a good how to video (https://youtu.be/zB4DsHV8SAQ). Notice how he uses the 8mm allen key to keep the chain taught while tightening everything up. Maintains the slack that you keep...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Captain Excellent
Easiest if you get one of the CAN-BUS adapters...

Easiest if you get one of the CAN-BUS adapters for the driving light and go from there.
http://aviciouscycle.ca/MainPages/productpage.aspx?productid=244
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-30-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,594
Views: 2,614,932
Posted By Captain Excellent
I'll bet your ears would pop on that one.

I'll bet your ears would pop on that one.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Captain Excellent
I've never seen one, but Moskomoto is making an...

I've never seen one, but Moskomoto is making an adaptor specifically for the F8 racks to mount their Back Country panniers. That'll be my setup.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Captain Excellent
I know you're asking about racks, not bags, but...

I know you're asking about racks, not bags, but check out Moskomoto.com. Great soft bags, and some idea of what side racks work with (their) various systems. Their Reckless bag doesn't even need...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Captain Excellent
Glad you like them. I've met Andrew (he's a...

Glad you like them. I've met Andrew (he's a fellow Vancouverite) and heard a bit of their back story. I'm always happy to support a new company with the inspiration and energy to try something new...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Captain Excellent
I bought the back country pannier kit with the...

I bought the back country pannier kit with the 40l duffle. Huge capacity. If they had the Reckless at the time, it would have been a serious contender. I'm waiting for the BMW rack adapters to make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 191,007
Posted By Captain Excellent
It'll make a K60 look like gummi Bears, well...

It'll make a K60 look like gummi Bears, well almost. You can lick them and tell me what you think. The video is true, no kidding!
I picked mine up 2nd hand from an inmate who was part of that first...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 191,007
Posted By Captain Excellent
Snowy / IckyB, you've gotta try this thing...

Snowy / IckyB, you've gotta try this thing (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822894). I've mounted multiple K60s with it. No swearing, no sweating, no problems. I'm hoping one day...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Captain Excellent
You need a side stand, a 24mm socket, (preferably...

You need a side stand, a 24mm socket, (preferably a breaker bar for loosening the rear axle nut), two 13mm open end wrenches, and a tape measure.
From there do a YouTube search "motorcycle chain...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Captain Excellent
Have you checked out the Moskomoto Reckless...

Have you checked out the Moskomoto Reckless system. Two sizes with waterproof liners. Moskomoto.com.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,315
Posted By Captain Excellent
Funny, me too on this issue. My chain arrived...

Funny, me too on this issue. My chain arrived (very quickly BTW) from Amazon, but turns out the wrong colour.
Now I'm no fashionista when it comes to the colour of my chain, so I'm not sending it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Captain Excellent
DID 525VX or OEM BMW chain

Oooh, thanks for that. That was an expensive lesson. Now I need to rethink trail side too, as a broken tool with a broken chain is no better than not having one at all.

BTW, do you think the tool...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Captain Excellent
All ears on this one. I just ordered the DID...

All ears on this one.
I just ordered the DID 525VX off Amazon, so I'm committed now. But always interested to hear what others think.
BTW, picked up a JTF704 16 tooth front sprocket too, back is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Captain Excellent
I wouldn't use loctite only on any of the bolts...

I wouldn't use loctite only on any of the bolts going into the engine case, especially the bolts with the rubber head. You won't easily get them out again.
I used a combo of loctite and anti-seize...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Captain Excellent
I've often wondered why, when you buy oil, the...

I've often wondered why, when you buy oil, the bottle doesn't have a "best before" date on it. But as soon as you put it in the engine it's doomed to failure within just a few months. What's up with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,987
Posted By Captain Excellent
Aw, come on, how come nobody has ever cracked the...

Aw, come on, how come nobody has ever cracked the programming on the CANBUS? When are we going to see Mad Max meets Blade Runner?
There's gotta be a programming geek with low morals out there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Captain Excellent
Ouch, looks like one of the many cases I...

Ouch, looks like one of the many cases I totalled.
I had a bent rack too, and it was obvious because the rack was neither plumb, nor parallel to the opposite side. Put her on the centre stand and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,315
Posted By Captain Excellent
Effisland, thanks for that. I agree best to buy...

Effisland, thanks for that. I agree best to buy local, and I tried that first. I went to three bike shops / repair shops, only the dealer had any stock. The price online from Amazon.ca (I know, some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,315
Posted By Captain Excellent
Perfect, thanks for that Jttele

Perfect, thanks for that Jttele
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,315
Posted By Captain Excellent
Spec / Part No. for front sprocket

Guys, need some help.
I'm trying to replace the chain and front sprocket on my '13. I put a Woody's wheel set on not too long ago, and upsized to an 18" wheel, so went with a 45 tooth rear sprocket...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,615
Posted By Captain Excellent
F800GSA - Custom Air Pump Install

Excellent idea. I'll bet you're everyone's friend on the trail now. I can see the sticker now "free blow jobs"
Couple of questions:
- can you describe how you control the switch / on-off power when...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,788
Posted By Captain Excellent
ADVrider discount?

Great looking product. It's just the thing I've been looking for. I was never that taken by the bar-end throttle locks. As I'm sure you know with your 640, riding an adventure bike means that I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By Captain Excellent
F650GS Unknown dashboard lights

It's got a cop motor, a (seven hundred and ninety eight) cubic (centimetre) plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. Is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Captain Excellent
Who needs that? We've got Reaver. Wisdom...

Who needs that? We've got Reaver. Wisdom (personified) with a heaping serving of attitude.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Captain Excellent
Describe your bike like a Woman (or Man if that's your twist)

Found a quote on here today (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885833) and I couldn't help but thinking: here's a great time waster for all of us to contribute to.

So, when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Captain Excellent
...and the second one too.. Looks like an...

...and the second one too..
Looks like an F800GS to me, I'd hazard a guess at '13 or '14.
The thingy at the end of the bar stays. The hand guard bar is flattened tube at the end with a hole that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By Captain Excellent
OP - I gotta ask, after all this learned...

OP - I gotta ask, after all this learned pontification and sarcastic diversion tempered with some honest speculation, why do you ask about MPG to weight ratios? Is your Dad after you about some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By Captain Excellent
Here's an over simplification, but a good way to...

Here's an over simplification, but a good way to think of this none the less.
If you assume a given rate of consumption at say 100kph, then to achieve 120kph would require 120% fuel consumption....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Captain Excellent
It's a busy shop, and I think they trust / like...

It's a busy shop, and I think they trust / like me. We're on a first name basis and I've helped them out in the past.
All good, thanks BTW. [emoji6]
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Captain Excellent
There's nothing on-line about this yet and I...

There's nothing on-line about this yet and I haven't received a letter either (not that that says anything).
Wonder if we can "upgrade" to get the GSA controls with switching for the fog lights...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Captain Excellent
Funny this question comes up today. I was just...

Funny this question comes up today. I was just meeting up with another inmate this afternoon to check out some farkles on his F700. I have the BMW mounts on a '13 F800GS with Denali D2s installed. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Captain Excellent
To measure, just use a string with a weight on...

To measure, just use a string with a weight on one end (plumb bob). Hang it at the edge of the widest part, put a mark on the floor with a pencil (so it comes off after). Do the same on the opposite...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By Captain Excellent
I'm riding a '13 F8 with a Woody's set. I went...

I'm riding a '13 F8 with a Woody's set. I went for a 21x1.85 and a 18x3.5. Both "super laced" with heavy duty spokes. The rear was taped to be able to use tubeless (and that is the way I ride it),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,571
Posted By Captain Excellent
Check out the MOD plate. The designer / owner is...

Check out the MOD plate. The designer / owner is a F8 rider and put some real thought into the plate. Easier to change oil with it on, and when it takes a hit it is designed to adsorb in a way that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By Captain Excellent
Great ides. PM sent.

Great ides. PM sent.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-18-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 78,559
Posted By Captain Excellent
Is that possible? I'd be interested in that too.

Is that possible? I'd be interested in that too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By Captain Excellent
Great video! Sometimes just knowing what IS...

Great video! Sometimes just knowing what IS possible keeps me inspired to keep improving my own riding, within my own limitations. I don't for a moment think I could get to half your skill level...
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