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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I have a few pairs of cheap cheater reading...

I have a few pairs of cheap cheater reading glasses in the shop and have one pair of prescription bifocal safety glasses. The cheaters are fine for a lot of things, but I got tired of switching back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Moving the lever up also makes it much easier to...

Moving the lever up also makes it much easier to shift while standing.
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Too bad you got swamped, but thanks for setting...

Too bad you got swamped, but thanks for setting up the ride for Matt and I. Next time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Both are excellent skid plates that protect as...

Both are excellent skid plates that protect as intended. I have the MOD plate on my F800GS and have abused it enough to say it does work very well. Never had an issue with the mounts. I once caught...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Female mud wrestler. :evil

Female mud wrestler. :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The rear mud guard is the first thing to break...

The rear mud guard is the first thing to break off in mud anyway, so better not to have it there.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I have the GPR and no real complaints with its...

I have the GPR and no real complaints with its performance. I did not like the bar position with it though, it does move the bars higher, but also much more forward. I ended up making my own risers...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,725
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Ten points for the correct answer. That 87 engine...

Ten points for the correct answer. That 87 engine would have a reverse rotation water pump. the routing of the serpentine multi-V belt spins the water pump in the opposite direction to the engine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm running an E09 rear with an E10 front. So far...

I'm running an E09 rear with an E10 front. So far the rear has outlasted a TKC and has way better grip than the K60 off road. No weird or scary behavior on road either from this combo. The E10 front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
If you anticipate getting into mud, don't waste...

If you anticipate getting into mud, don't waste your time and money with that kit, it isn't enough clearance. Been there, done that, FAIL.

The best solution to the front fender problem is a high...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,864
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
+1 Mines taken a few good hits and kept the...

+1 Mines taken a few good hits and kept the important stuff intact unlike the BMW aluminum one I first had. Get the tool box too from MOD to attch to the front of the plate.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I mounted mine under the seat just ahead of the...

I mounted mine under the seat just ahead of the tank. I relocated the diagnostic plug and made a bracket to hold the Fuzeblock. Hasn't blown up yet. The fuel tank vent is way back in the tail section...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The metal shield will not keep the bearing sealed...

The metal shield will not keep the bearing sealed well enough for use as a wheel bearing. It is a dust shield only and will not stop moisture from getting into the bearing. You need the 6204-2RS.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,169
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
This is my method too. Things like washing up and...

This is my method too. Things like washing up and cleaning the cookware don't require filtered water as long as the source is decently clear. I use a collapsible bucket to carry the water from the...
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'll second that sentiment. Though Friday looks...

I'll second that sentiment. Though Friday looks like it might be good for a bit of an afternoon run before the night shift.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,879
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
It's your bike, if you like the look go for it. ...

It's your bike, if you like the look go for it.

The Woody's wheels are a pricey upgrade, but they are likely the best wheels out there. You could save some cost going with just the rims laced to...
Forum: Canada 10-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm not a fan of riding in large groups as it too...

I'm not a fan of riding in large groups as it too often leads to someone riding outside their comfort and skill level. The media reports that the victim was a fairly new rider, so her skill level was...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Also if you come in from the north end, it's...

Also if you come in from the north end, it's easier to do the big hill going down if you feel less confidant about trying it uphill. Still a bit of a climb back out of that coulee, but not as steep...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Do you use the passenger pegs? If not, perhaps...

Do you use the passenger pegs? If not, perhaps just cutting them off entirely and going without is an option.

If you do need them, it is quite probable that the subframe is already bent which...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,939
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I replaced my SG2 suit with a new SG4 earlier...

I replaced my SG2 suit with a new SG4 earlier this year. The old suit held up well for nearly seven years of use, but the pants had mysteriously shrunk a bit at the waist. :hmmmmm I had looked at the...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,316
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I heard there was a new version coming out, but...

I heard there was a new version coming out, but opted for an Arai XD4 to replace my Enduro earlier this year. I did consider getting another of the original Enduro, but while I really liked the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Hydraulic spreader to coax the bag back into...

Hydraulic spreader to coax the bag back into shape :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I found my right hand case tended to flex on the...

I found my right hand case tended to flex on the inner side where the cutout is. I could actually hear it popping in and out as I rode over rough ground. I added some bracing inside to stiffen that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,711
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I usually run mine until the main tank is well...

I usually run mine until the main tank is well down which means the Camel tank is completely emptied. On the few occasions I did refill early, I did find the Camel tank had not yet drawn down much or...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Though getting to travel to and ride in some far...

Though getting to travel to and ride in some far off destination would've been cool, the honour of being the representative of the home country is great too.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Some of the area around Whiteswan was closed back...

Some of the area around Whiteswan was closed back in August for fires. Probably good by now, but worth checking first to be sure.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this...

BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this time. Its a biannual event with teams from several countries competing. Competitors are selected at GS Challenge events held in the various countries;...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I got about the same usage out of the original...

I got about the same usage out of the original set of batteries in mine. I always carry a spare set with me should I need them. On my last trip, I noticed the power LED was flashing red one day mid...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Bravo. Wish I could have been there too, would...

Bravo. Wish I could have been there too, would seriously enjoy hearing about it more over coffee or beers.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Yes to both questions. There are a few short...

Yes to both questions. There are a few short gravel patches where the road was repaired and still one short detour to bypass a washed out section.
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Anyone in Calgary using a Giant Loop Diablo tank...

Anyone in Calgary using a Giant Loop Diablo tank bag? I'm not entirely happy with my current bag and the Diablo looks like it might be a better choice, but I'd like to see one and possibly test fit...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm also heading west tomorrow. Not heading as...

I'm also heading west tomorrow. Not heading as far as the coast, just into the west Kootenays for a week. Plan to be off by 10am at the latest after getting home from work in the morning. I'll be in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Was there some doubt? :eek1 If so, to quote Mark...

Was there some doubt? :eek1 If so, to quote Mark Twain: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

:lol3:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The side stand is very likely just mild steel,...

The side stand is very likely just mild steel, nothing exotic, not heat treated or anything of the sort. Bending and re-bending cold will tend to "work harden" the metal, possibly creating conditions...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I had the same issue with my Schuberth C3, the...

I had the same issue with my Schuberth C3, the tint on the sun visor was too light in bright sunshine. I was lucky though that they do make a tinted visor for it (not cheap though). They have both...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The rear is an E09, the front is an E10; seems to...

The rear is an E09, the front is an E10; seems to be a good combo so far. They seem to be wearing well, I've got about 3000 kms on them and there's lots of life left in them. Good grip on loose...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
It was a successful trip to the top of Limestone,...

It was a successful trip to the top of Limestone, (or at least to the towers, same as Cowtowner). Was getting a bit showery at the top and a few rumbles of thunder around. Didn't rain too much, just...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Just in case anyone else finds the time to join...

Just in case anyone else finds the time to join in tomorrow, we're meeting at 9:30 at the Esso on Country Hills Blvd and Nose Hill Dr.
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Looking forward to it as well. I've never been up...

Looking forward to it as well. I've never been up there despite having spent a lot of time out in the Mountain Aire and Yaha Tinda areas camping, hunting and fishing when I was much younger. It's...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,297
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Very true. Anyone who's used tire plugs...

Very true.

Anyone who's used tire plugs knows that they have a hit and miss success rate sometimes. For a roadside repair to get you going, they are invaluable, but often they continue to leak a...
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