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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
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, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,604
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,322
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,584
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,919
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, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
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, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,963
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...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sure, lets go with Wednesday then. Looks like...

Sure, lets go with Wednesday then. Looks like it'll be nice and warm, so probably get going earlier. What time works and where to meet? 9AM? I'm in the north end in Country Hills, so anywhere to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I put an E09 on the rear on mine late last year....

I put an E09 on the rear on mine late last year. Love it so far, hope it lasts like yours. Much better than the K60 for hooking up in loose stuff or mud.

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Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I was planning to do that ride later this week,...

I was planning to do that ride later this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. Anyone else who has one of those days off want to join in?

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Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I just bought an XD4 to replace my six year old...

I just bought an XD4 to replace my six year old BMW Enduro helmet. I was considering just getting another Enduro as it is a really nice helmet, but the downside is it is not very accommodating for...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sadly looking like another possible lost road to...

Sadly looking like another possible lost road to closure like Gorge Creek :(:
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 67,529
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Second attempt, hopefully that went out. ...

Second attempt, hopefully that went out.

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 67,529
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to...

Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to pick one up sometime this summer to replace my 550.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I went with the plain stainless since they will...

I went with the plain stainless since they will show scratches much less than powder coated ones in black.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,874
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the...

Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the Camel Tank so we won't run out of fuel has fuel issues. Hope you get back on track with your trip quickly Cory.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all...

Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all of ten minutes to install. I decided to move my driving lights up onto the new bar as they were a bit exposed where I had them mounted on the lower...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,821
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
+1 I've seen them used to lockout gas...

+1

I've seen them used to lockout gas service valves. Not sure what other purposed they have.
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 421,728
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides...

Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides when I'm working, I'm returning the favour today. :D

Got out for a decent 300 km ride west from the city mostly on slab to the Stud creek road...
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