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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,127
Posted By machinebuilder
just to add another option, Find a ECU from...

just to add another option,

Find a ECU from a NON ABS bike.

BUT from other threads and issues it might not work with the instrument cluster (numbers not matching)
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,750
Posted By machinebuilder
:D:D:D exactly what happened to me. My...

:D:D:D

exactly what happened to me. My shock took longer to arrive than the forks and then I realised the stock shock sucks too

When you go to make adjustments don't be gentle, I tried small...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,259
Posted By machinebuilder
I did my forks first, riding in this area I...

I did my forks first, riding in this area I didn't realize how bad the shock was until I had good forks.

with the stock forks I felt I was riding a jack hammer on a potholes road.

With good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,259
Posted By machinebuilder
I typed it out like that because it seemed to me...

I typed it out like that because it seemed to me that there was confusion .......I think we all agree on how things work. I hope I didn't confuse it further.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,259
Posted By machinebuilder
when refering to suspension high speed /low speed...

when refering to suspension high speed /low speed refer to the speed of the suspension travel, ie how fast the shock rod is traveling.

when you try to say it has something to do with the speed of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 63,898
Posted By machinebuilder
I took a ride up Citico Rd Sunday Everything is...

I took a ride up Citico Rd Sunday
Everything is cut back off the road, it is still very messy with some low hanging branches (about helmet high)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 63,898
Posted By machinebuilder
Also watch for the trees etc from the ice storm 2...

Also watch for the trees etc from the ice storm 2 weeks ago.

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Hobbies/motorcycling/i-tv59Hqn/0/M/foothills%20parkway37145-M.jpg

This is Foothills parkway at...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,101
Posted By machinebuilder
Maybe....... I have heard of some manufacturers...

Maybe....... I have heard of some manufacturers using the ABS ring signals to tell if a tire is turning faster. Meaning its a smaller diameter than the others and sensing a low tire that way.

Of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,855
Posted By machinebuilder
This is an interesting one, it's the only place...

This is an interesting one, it's the only place I've seen graves like this.
http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Hobbies/motorcycling/i-JB5mr8m/0/M/hgway%2084%20graveyard-M.jpg

I remember being told...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,855
Posted By machinebuilder
I used the entrance pic last spring.

I used the entrance pic last spring.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,855
Posted By machinebuilder
http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Other/Tennesee-m...

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Other/Tennesee-misc/i-CDxBf2x/0/M/susie%20rymer-M.jpg

Here's one of the stones there, I thought it's pretty interesting
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,908
Posted By machinebuilder
Your Options may be different. I did the...

Your Options may be different.

I did the same as Indy and went with the AK-20's setup for "Extreme Offroad"

I decided I wanted the best for the worst conditions, IMHO if you are staying on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,908
Posted By machinebuilder
FORKS, without a question.

FORKS, without a question.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,908
Posted By machinebuilder
+many I could not believe the difference...

+many

I could not believe the difference after I did mine.


And I can't believe I've done some really stupid things without being hurt badly.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,259
Posted By machinebuilder
I've got the Wilburs, it works great. I think I...

I've got the Wilburs, it works great. I think I would get a Yacugar instead, from what I understand it's a bigger bang for the buck.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,750
Posted By machinebuilder
Scroll down the page there is a thread about it ...

Scroll down the page there is a thread about it


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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By machinebuilder
I Just found a pic of the sun rim and my stock...

I Just found a pic of the sun rim and my stock rim on my phone
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/09/1b8bfec8521d5af709ea984e520860d7.jpg



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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,389
Posted By machinebuilder
Why change the wheel? It's the sprocket carrier...

Why change the wheel? It's the sprocket carrier that's broken.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By machinebuilder
Again Buchanan has the sun rim in the stock size...

Again Buchanan has the sun rim in the stock size and doesn't drill it until you order.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By machinebuilder
I didn't lace it myself. I got a Sun Rim...

I didn't lace it myself.

I got a Sun Rim from http://www.buchananspokes.com/

and reused my stoke spokes and hub.


it cost me about $200 for the rim and I had a local shop lace and true it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,202
Posted By machinebuilder
The springs shouldn't be as much an issue as the...

The springs shouldn't be as much an issue as the crappy damping.

The Marcozi forks on the Pre 2013 are known to hydro-lock, this is felt as a violent stop in the fork on a sharp edge (example...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By machinebuilder
The KLR is a good bike, it is set up for bout ...

The KLR is a good bike, it is set up for bout 150LB rider

The F800 is a much better bike, that is set up for about a 185lb rider.

Both are about the same weight/size etc but he F800 has 85hp...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,175,220
Posted By machinebuilder
If you're in the city or on the island there is a...

If you're in the city or on the island there is a big sign in Yonkers marking an exit as UPSTATE.........so anything north of Yonkers must be UPSTATE.

BUT DOWNSTATE Correctional Facility is right...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 605,328
Posted By machinebuilder
I think that's common for madstadd owners. I...

I think that's common for madstadd owners.

I have 2 that are broken, one I glued back together with Plastic epoxy and it seems to be holding up.

I don't use the plastic part unless I really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 63,898
Posted By machinebuilder
Yes, I was sitting next to Megan (workerant) and...

Yes, I was sitting next to Megan (workerant) and across from Gabe (Mossy Creek).

I didn't catch who you are either.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By machinebuilder
I've been doing this stuff for a long time. My...

I've been doing this stuff for a long time. My emphasis is machine controls but I work on almost any part of the machine. Mainly CNC mills and lathes but a lot of custom stuff to.

The P-AB center...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 63,898
Posted By machinebuilder
I'll have to make it now. It's been interesting...

I'll have to make it now. It's been interesting in your other thread.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By machinebuilder
A 5/3 means 5 port 3 position. Ports A,B...

A 5/3 means 5 port 3 position.

Ports A,B hook to cylinder
port P, hook to Air supply
Ports E, exhaust (2x)

3 position
Position 1, P-A, B-E
Position 2 (center) A-E, B-E, P is blocked...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,456
Posted By machinebuilder
IMHO IF you understand the Aux M-codes and...

IMHO

IF you understand the Aux M-codes and how to wire a solenoid and 2 switches so they work, the cylinder is the easiest way to do it.

Use a 5 port valve (preferably a AB to P Center for a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,361
Views: 214,690
Posted By machinebuilder
Calling Dragonester................it can't get...

Calling Dragonester................it can't get much closer:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By machinebuilder
If I were to do anything, I would talk to one of...

If I were to do anything, I would talk to one of the suspension guy's like Ted porter or Konflict, and see if you get it sprung for your weight at the low end how much more weight you can add with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,777
Posted By machinebuilder
Their web site says call for pricing. I have...

Their web site says call for pricing.

I have a 2009 F800GS, I have not seen anything here about the 2013+ with the WP forks.

IMHO it is the best thing you can do for the bike (shock is 2nd). ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,777
Posted By machinebuilder
Read the suspension threads.................look...

Read the suspension threads.................look at Traxxion Dynamics (in Georgia)
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,510
Posted By machinebuilder
2009 F800gs with AK20's ("extreme" offroad setup)...

2009 F800gs with AK20's ("extreme" offroad setup)

I'm only up to 25000mi on mine, alot of those miles were on fairly rough back roads and a lot of rocks, but I haven't checked the bearings closely...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By machinebuilder
If I remember correctly I unbolted the chain...

If I remember correctly I unbolted the chain guide and got to the lower bolt easily.

I just checked the repair DVD and that's how BMW says to do it
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,039
Posted By machinebuilder
+1 AK20 except I didn't need it shipped down...

+1 AK20

except I didn't need it shipped down under:evil

When I was researching for my 2009, th options were a bit less but came down to

Bitubo.....they had some issues...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By machinebuilder
I hope not he's doing the REAR SHOCK:deal :lol3

I hope not he's doing the REAR SHOCK:deal :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By machinebuilder
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/31/98a3673...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/31/98a367389573dab9f850fd93555dc59c.jpg

This was as I was leaving home on a trip that ended up being 3533 miles. They do fine most of this trip was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By machinebuilder
It's the same as any shock. Remove the bolts,...

It's the same as any shock. Remove the bolts, remove the shock, install the new shock, install the bolts. Way over simplified I think it took maybe 45 min to install mine


Sent from my...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,217
Posted By machinebuilder
ok it looks like you have a problem. From...

ok it looks like you have a problem.

From looking at a Husky parts Fiche a TR650 uses a 17x40x12 bearing.

according to bearing book this would be a 6203 deep groove ball bearing

the 17mm...
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