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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By PatrickM
Going offroad and dropping the bike at speed... ...

Going offroad and dropping the bike at speed... I'd be afraid of not being able to find all the bits!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By PatrickM
Would not do it. A lot of bulbs can have their...

Would not do it. A lot of bulbs can have their wattages increased, but the light output isn't linear when compared to the energy consumed - most of it turns into wasted heat.

That's not even...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By PatrickM
I shopped around a few years back and Progressive...

I shopped around a few years back and Progressive came in with the lowest price. I have CostCo and they referred to Progressive for the motorcycle insurance, and I did a comparison with Geico and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By PatrickM
I believe the hyperlite installation comes with...

I believe the hyperlite installation comes with them by default (at least mine did IIRC!)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,121
Posted By PatrickM
I'd avoid 80 at this time of the year. There's a...

I'd avoid 80 at this time of the year. There's a massive winter spell coming in with snow and drifts.

If forced to do it, I'd go south along the coast until I hit Ft. Lauderdale, FLA. From...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By PatrickM
+1 But I have a 250XC instead.

+1

But I have a 250XC instead.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By PatrickM
Interesting price. Anyone do any...

Interesting price. Anyone do any comparison/contrast with the R1200GSA?

http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2015_bmw_r_1200_gs_adventure_information.htm

The reason why I call out "interesting price"...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By PatrickM
Ah thanks for the clarification! Gears would...

Ah thanks for the clarification! Gears would indeed transfer >99% of that torque and behave as nearly as well as a straight & direct connection for torque transfer.

I could go for a final...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By PatrickM
Pledge? Works just fine in removing bugs...

Pledge?

Works just fine in removing bugs from my visor, can't see why it wouldn't work on the rest of the helmet.

Plus that lemony stuff attracts bees when you stop! So don't stop!
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By PatrickM
If you're worried about the fender, you can...

If you're worried about the fender, you can always run a bungee cord (or two) to the headlight mask as well.

The wolfman pack (http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/enduro-fender-bag) can sit a...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By PatrickM
I wound up with these: ...

I wound up with these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251370483066

Yeah, $10 for 20. I replaced about 12 in my vehicle and have gone through about 3 on my motorcycle (in two years)

The ones...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,600
Posted By PatrickM
Ambarella 801 mini wired to your parking (194 on...

Ambarella 801 mini wired to your parking (194 on mine) bulb.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331062684569

The camera and GPS mount is not waterproof, and the audio is a lot of wind noise at speed. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By PatrickM
The cold isn't so bad, it's the cold and wet that...

The cold isn't so bad, it's the cold and wet that gets me. In my order of importance...



Gerbing heated gloves and jacket.
BMW Rallye 3 pants and jacket
Alpinestar WP Scouts (pants go...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-09-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By PatrickM
That makes no sense. A myriad of vehicles have...

That makes no sense. A myriad of vehicles have the engines mounted at 90 degree angles to the axle and/or wheels.

They put out torque > 0.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By PatrickM
I always start with the front wheels. Loosen and...

I always start with the front wheels. Loosen and remove if necessary and see if that helps. From there, I move up to the triple clamp, loosening the forks.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-23-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By PatrickM
Very nice! I was almost in for the 1190...

Very nice! I was almost in for the 1190 Adventure R when they first came out, but decided to wait because I still needed to beat on the bikes I have.

If I want to do dirt, real dirt, I have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By PatrickM
Alt-Rider ones, with a Touratech pannier rack and...

Alt-Rider ones, with a Touratech pannier rack and the Motooverland top rack.

Low side last weekend at 20+ MPH (dash cam said I entered a 20MPH turn at 45MPH, but I claim it was scared) and my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By PatrickM
Lowest safe voltage to keep the bike running?

So was heading up Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) this Saturday evening. Yeah, it was snowing, and cold (about 31F). So I wanted to see how much juice I could draw down with all the gear going...


...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,804
Posted By PatrickM
You don't have to kill the engine, just stop...

You don't have to kill the engine, just stop forward motion.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a...

+BMW guard here all the time as well, with a Lamin-X protector on the lens (it went on first, then I got the guard).
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 36,577
Posted By PatrickM
Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice...

Well, got this thing put on and went for a nice 250+ mile ride through the Sierra's.

Don't know if it's the placebo effect, but it most certainly felt smoother. Around Ebbett's pass and Sonora...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV...

Well criminy, it looks like I have the 2013 CEV one. Guess no help there.

I'm still wondering if the connector could help. I know that the LED's put out plenty of heat and to avoid problems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,734
Posted By PatrickM
Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it...

Careful about the RAM mount, I have one and it self-destructed a few days back.

I merely bumped it and had the internal spring go flying along with the two arms. From what it looks like, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
Dunno, what's the difference?

Dunno, what's the difference?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
So far, nothing at 23,157 miles. ...

So far, nothing at 23,157 miles.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,973
Posted By PatrickM
That fits? The guide (my italian is rusty but...

That fits? The guide (my italian is rusty but ...) doesn't seem to indicate the F800GS

Looks like a good color compliment with your bike!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
Don't forget that you also need to compare...

Don't forget that you also need to compare lumens. To get the same amount of lumens you're going to need to increase the energy consumption to the same level between the LED and the HID. A 35W HID...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,175
Posted By PatrickM
HID's definitely run cooler than LED's,...

HID's definitely run cooler than LED's, particularly if you're looking at LED's that require a cooling fan (or massive heat sink).

I've had LED's as the DRL's and have seen scorch marks on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,915
Posted By PatrickM
20,000+ miles with HID. No problem.

20,000+ miles with HID.

No problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,361
Posted By PatrickM
I have had no problems with the K60's. Now...

I have had no problems with the K60's. Now getting them mounted is something else, they're (as the dealership says) like petrified rubber which is why they wear well.

Finished up a set on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By PatrickM
Is there a link to that?

Is there a link to that?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By PatrickM
That's true and part of the reason why I went...

That's true and part of the reason why I went with the SuperSprox one. It apparently has both holes that you can see in the picture :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By PatrickM
Haha! I almost bought it in my driveway. Did...

Haha! I almost bought it in my driveway. Did about 500 miles (to Lake Tahoe and back to SJC to get my luggage from the airport) and when I got home, I hopped off without flicking the kickstand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By PatrickM
+1 Sprocket Center. DID chain 525 119 links...

+1 Sprocket Center.

DID chain 525 119 links IIRC
SuperSprox because it's sexy

<img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14675501551_1fefb60e70_z.jpg" width="480" height="640"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By PatrickM
Definitely not HID.

Definitely not HID.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By PatrickM
And Revzilla is IN Philadelphia! ...

And Revzilla is IN Philadelphia!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/revzilla-motorsports-philadelphia
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By PatrickM
Do you really want to live forever, or just act...

Do you really want to live forever, or just act like you're going to?

If you got a smaller bike, then the question would be "when is it time to upgrade?"

If you got the bike you want, then it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By PatrickM
Depends on what gear you'll mostly be in (your...

Depends on what gear you'll mostly be in (your comfort level I suppose). If you're in 1st most of the time, you'll use a lot more fuel than cruising in 4th or 5th for the distance that you go.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,632,952
Posted By PatrickM
From another thread I went from the...

From another thread



I went from the stock 0.590 to 0.615 (it's touchy!) and it's helped deal with the backfire on hard deceleration.

But I'm wondering if it makes sense to go to 0.640 as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,632,952
Posted By PatrickM
I picked up a few shares in GPRO (after having a...

I picked up a few shares in GPRO (after having a few of the cameras) and even got in on the IPO price. What I find striking about their product is that anyone can "be a hero" particularly with a...
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