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Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,859
Posted By cathulu
Hey Vito, this is awesome! Sent from my...

Hey Vito, this is awesome!

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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,992
Posted By cathulu
Which is weird, mine does not get more clackety,...

Which is weird, mine does not get more clackety, which maybe is the case but not obvious as my tensioner is failing earlier. I get hard mettalic clangs or knocks. I dont think it is a faulty...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,992
Posted By cathulu
I got 26000 km. Dealer checked cam chain and...

I got 26000 km. Dealer checked cam chain and guides at 20,000 km service and said they were ok. I was also concerned about that.

Mischief, what are your symptoms to indicate replacement of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,992
Posted By cathulu
Rattle is one thing, but hard metallic bangs are...

Rattle is one thing, but hard metallic bangs are another. People stop and stare when they hear it. It grits your teeth and sets you on edge. At a dealer sponsored track day the dealer heard it so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,992
Posted By cathulu
Not one mention of the crappy cam chain...

Not one mention of the crappy cam chain tensioner!! This is what I *hate* about the bike. Mine is going again - had the tensioner replaced less than 10000 km ago. This sucks, when it goes the...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 63,986
Posted By cathulu
Thinking inside the box... Why not build a tank...

Thinking inside the box... Why not build a tank that can go inside a jesse?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 143,379
Posted By cathulu
Here is a little video I shot last year of the...

Here is a little video I shot last year of the F800GS on a track day, Heidenau tires, dicing it up with a CBR 600. I was down on HP and with the wrong rubber (and bike for that matter), but better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 103,318
Posted By cathulu
BMW is also replacing my fuel pump. Hope it...

BMW is also replacing my fuel pump. Hope it solves the problem and the controller is still good. At least something is being done in the right direction.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Cool. Looking forward to beers at the bike show...

Cool. Looking forward to beers at the bike show and riding all together next year!

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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 103,318
Posted By cathulu
Bringing back a dying thread... hmmm sounds...

Bringing back a dying thread... hmmm sounds familiar

Well, just as I thought, the throttle position sensor my dealer thought was the problem for my bike stalling issues was not the problem. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
OK, I am done now. :D

OK, I am done now. :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
OK OK this happened on my last trip report. I...

OK OK this happened on my last trip report. I just take too long doing them... next time someone else should do it. Anyways, I am an adult and sometimes I'd rather play my guitar. Suck it! ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
I suffered a major bout of food poisoning - so...

I suffered a major bout of food poisoning - so the weekend was a bust. Feeling well this afternoon, so a bit more of the report. Nearly got her done.


Friday September 14


We awoke to a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Ha ha some funny stuff in the comments. I like...

Ha ha some funny stuff in the comments. I like them. :D

Will wrap up the report this weekend. Sorry, slow and steady as she goes.


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Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Thursday September 13 Well it was clear we...

Thursday September 13

Well it was clear we were not going to complete the full route as shown below, we just don't have enough time - we are not making enough kms each day. We are old pansies in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Wednesday September 12 OK where was I? ...

Wednesday September 12


OK where was I? Oh ya, we woke up to a beautiful morning. Weather was back on track. :clap

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8154963172_4db4880d19_b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Sorry to break your bubble... Vlad just...

Sorry to break your bubble... Vlad just disturbed the moist gravel below cause his bike was so heavy
:D

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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
I think so, the only area that stood out to me as...

I think so, the only area that stood out to me as definitely not doable was the Mud Lakes ' Poison Mountain area due to the steep slopes up and down - but that can be skipped. There was a crossing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Tuesday September 11 So today would be a...

Tuesday September 11

So today would be a transition day from threatening weather back to good. A front moving through was finally passing for good.

The view from our campsite last night of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
OK, Brian hasn't popped in to update us on his...

OK, Brian hasn't popped in to update us on his crash, lets just say he was making a run to the Ferry, he thought he was past the sand, and then got caught in a sandy bit and launched. His dignity...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
OK, I corrected the errors, it was the Chilcotin...

OK, I corrected the errors, it was the Chilcotin River, not the Fraser... Chilcotin River kicks in to the Fraser, but not close enough.

Yes, those folks in the minivan were a bit foolish! And no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Well I fixed my furnace, loose connector at the...

Well I fixed my furnace, loose connector at the gas valve. Hard to find. I jammed a couple of nails into the connector and now it works. :D

Now onto the report...


Sunday September 9.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
Thanks Brian! Unwanted comments are wanted :D ...

Thanks Brian! Unwanted comments are wanted :D

Oh crap, my furnace is on the fritz and it is not igniting the gas. So I am going to try and fix it tonight, gonna start the tear down right now. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,962
Posted By cathulu
A Loop Around Southern BC

Last year I had two weeks and with Vito hatched this idea to do the Western TAT on my F800GS and Vito's KLR 650. We had a great time on the trip as reported here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,752
Posted By cathulu
My bike has stalling issues in heat, with low...

My bike has stalling issues in heat, with low miles and good gas. I got video recently of it happening and will link it and for my dealer to see. The filter is not behind a lot of the stalling...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By cathulu
It is back intermittently- definitely the cam...

It is back intermittently- definitely the cam chain tensioner. Loosens off and the cam chain slaps and bangs during the occasional start. Nobody else has had problems and resolved satisfactorily?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,863
Posted By cathulu
Suggest you bypass the fuel pump controller, ie...

Suggest you bypass the fuel pump controller, ie wire the fuel pump direct to the battery. There is a thread on it. It is perfectly safe to do so and may solve your problem.

Sent from my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By cathulu
Just an update in case anyone else comes across...

Just an update in case anyone else comes across this problem... the dealer diagnosed that it was the cam chain tensioner. Just got it replaced.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 103,318
Posted By cathulu
That is exactly what happened to my 09 during hot...

That is exactly what happened to my 09 during hot conditions. Dealer replaced the throttle position sensor but I think they didn't get to the root of the problem and my next trip in hot weather will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By cathulu
Bang and Strange Noises during Starting

Usually my bike starts fine. But occasionally I get bangs and knocks and sometimes other unusual noises during starting. It does not sound right, like something is hitting something in the engine,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 147,662
Posted By cathulu
Thanks for that. BMW is a disappointment I must...

Thanks for that. BMW is a disappointment I must say. I have had fuelling issues that I worry will rear their head again soon, at the most inconvenient time.

Sent from my GT-I9100M using...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 140,957
Posted By cathulu
Stator is a bad design... Agree parts at cost. ...

Stator is a bad design... Agree parts at cost. Don't agree with the poster above. :)

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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 146,168
Posted By cathulu
Hmm, well I thought some more and if the...

Hmm, well I thought some more and if the alternator is putting out 400 watts and you are using 250 watts, well then the regulator is absorbing the rest... It has to go somewhere. So the low Rds...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,399
Posted By cathulu
Your work is extremely appreciated! Sent...

Your work is extremely appreciated!

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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 146,168
Posted By cathulu
I suspect your heat sink mount is fine, the...

I suspect your heat sink mount is fine, the mosfet has a low Rds so the i^2r losses are lower than the stock regulator... Your anecdotal observations support that. Joel did not make a distinction...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By cathulu
I would say no. They also suck for cycling imho....

I would say no. They also suck for cycling imho. They may be recommended in certain very specific circumstances and unless you know what they are and why you need them, stick to regular weight.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 35,755
Posted By cathulu
LOL KLR nation is on it! I don't think there...

LOL KLR nation is on it!

I don't think there were winners or losers... Just bikes with different strengths and weaknesses. I pick the faster bike that looks cooler :D

KLR is a great bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,403
Posted By cathulu
If you want excellent protection, good looks,...

If you want excellent protection, good looks, good price and a fit that works for tall guys, then it is SW Motech, Motoverland, and Highway Dirtbikes. Simple.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 105,502
Posted By cathulu
So I want to lose weight on my bike. How much...

So I want to lose weight on my bike. How much did you lose, and what is the biggest bang for the buck other than the usual suspects of battery and exhaust?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,288
Posted By cathulu
I use both. Usually I clutch it but accelerating...

I use both. Usually I clutch it but accelerating up through the gears without the clutch can result in very smooth shifting. Done correctly I am certain there is no wear or damage. Never was a...
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