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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,042
Posted By Effisland
I second that emotion:clap

I second that emotion:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,110
Posted By Effisland
Exactly. Did you know that motorcycle critics...

Exactly. Did you know that motorcycle critics will live forever? Same with other health nuts or militant vegetarians who preach about everlasting life...

I love Bill Hicks (RIP)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,110
Posted By Effisland
ha ha! That's the funniest thing I've read all...

ha ha! That's the funniest thing I've read all day!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 206,224
Posted By Effisland
Deer

Whacked a deer once, sent it to heaven. Fortunately it was a black tail/roe deer, pretty small. It got caught under the lower fairing. The spinning front tire opened up its innards. I didn't endo or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,042
Posted By Effisland
I am curious, is it cold out? Seems mine did this...

I am curious, is it cold out? Seems mine did this while on the highway, blowing through some cold wet weather. Hasn't done it in a while, but then again it's in storage for the first time in two...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Effisland
Well that's certainly true, since I still haven't...

Well that's certainly true, since I still haven't got there yet either! Always dreamed of going though, guess it's about time - I just wish I could get my bike down there so I could take it across...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Effisland
Not a car! My helmet. It is older than one...

Not a car! My helmet.

It is older than one year, I bought it in Feb 2010 when I got my F800GS.

the chin piece was replaced last year, covered by warrantee (plastic bits fell off), I believe it...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By Effisland
This may be sometimes true, but unfair and a real...

This may be sometimes true, but unfair and a real old stereotype. Old men with hats? Old ladies?

I was recently screamed at and physically threatened by some idiot white guy driving a big white...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By Effisland
Well I did have my helmet stolen off my bike...

Well I did have my helmet stolen off my bike while parked outside my place....and then had tools stolen while I was working on it (tire was off) while I went to find a missing wrench... so no, don't...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Effisland
BMW Series 6 inside visor issues fix?

Hey my inside/tinted visor keeps falling off. It just has two tiny tabs holding it in and they must be worn off slightly. Before I begin to monkey around, has anyone else had this problem and been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Effisland
Actually, I've seen a number of photos from Asia...

Actually, I've seen a number of photos from Asia with bikes loaded with all manner of goods and service personnel - you have too, they are all over the innertubes. Yeah, we have a lot to learn from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Effisland
Man, I'd bet the grizzlies around here would love...

Man, I'd bet the grizzlies around here would love gopher...tasty are they?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Effisland
Holy crikes! Wow...:bmwrider

Holy crikes! Wow...:bmwrider
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Effisland
This must be a first - two bales of hay

So, can your KTM do this?

http://i45.tinypic.com/2ypjcli.jpg

Two 75 pound bales of hay. Went about 75 kms, no problem. Used a few bungi cords and wrapped with the blue tarp to avoid suspicion....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,362
Posted By Effisland
I bought a top box with brake lights and blinker...

I bought a top box with brake lights and blinker lights and would like them to operate off the system. Thought it would be a simple matter of connecting to the existing wiring but now that I find the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,362
Posted By Effisland
Any thoughts on how to do the same thing with the...

Any thoughts on how to do the same thing with the blinkers?
Forum: Canada 02-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,505
Posted By Effisland
I'd have to second this, being a year-round rider...

I'd have to second this, being a year-round rider and having commuted to Squamish a few times in the fall. I'd also have to comment that the sea to sky highway is an improvement on the old highway...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 98,912
Posted By Effisland
Hilarious and timely as I recently read a Cycle...

Hilarious and timely as I recently read a Cycle magazine reviewing some super bikes with detailed descriptions of weight and horsepower and how one reviewer had a preference for the lighter bike -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By Effisland
Interesting, but I found it confusing. I wasn't...

Interesting, but I found it confusing. I wasn't planning on tapping into the CANBUS - I would rather access the 'final' wires i.e. to the brakes and blinkers, because I want the lights on the topbox...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By Effisland
How to access rear wires on F800GS

I bought a top box this weekend and it has signal lights and brake light attached.

Wondering if anyone has quick instructions to get at the wiring. I was planning on tapping into the existing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,499
Posted By Effisland
Not to be an anal stickler for detail, but you...

Not to be an anal stickler for detail, but you are comparing a front tire to a rear tire. The front TKCs are easily as 'knobby' as the one you've shown there.

I guess my point was that after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 178,919
Posted By Effisland
I actually ran my bike dry once. Was able to go...

I actually ran my bike dry once. Was able to go about 50 kms after the miles remaining went to zero. If you go slow you should be good for a while. Fortunately I ran out and coasted into a town where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,499
Posted By Effisland
they work great for me

Just going on the record to say that after installing my TKC's last year, I have thoroughly enjoyed having them on the bike, both in dirt and thick mud and also on the highway. They felt weird at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,005
Posted By Effisland
That's what I thought, but to be honest in all my...

That's what I thought, but to be honest in all my years of adjusting chains I've never really checked for a tight spot before. It just seemed weird.

Being somewhat of a cheap bastard, and the fact...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By Effisland
both grips went off

Just a comment that both my grips stopped producing heat on a particularly wet and frozen morning. Made an appointment to get them replaced, but on the way home that same day they were working! Maybe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,005
Posted By Effisland
Chain adjustment technique

Hey, maybe this should be a separate thread....

I'm at 30,000kms and still with original chain and sprockets. The chain seems generally loose, in the past I have tightened it no problem, but now I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Effisland
Guys, we forgot about the air filter. I just...

Guys, we forgot about the air filter. I just changed mine...I think it made a difference. Hard to tell as I have also gone back to running 94 Octane with no ethanol. Runs great, just been driving in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Effisland
Have been consistently running Chevron with...

Have been consistently running Chevron with Techron, low grade gas 87 octane with I think 10% Ethanol. Decided to run a couple tanks of the no Ethanol 94 octane and see if it makes a difference. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Effisland
It runs well when warm (pulls as hard as it ever...

It runs well when warm (pulls as hard as it ever did!). Might be time to bring it to the dealer for a check. Or I could just let it idle before taking off.

It feels like it's faltering, like it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Effisland
Mine is parked outside all the time. Ran it all...

Mine is parked outside all the time. Ran it all last winter (Pacific Northwest) and no rough warm up at all.

Has about 28,000 kms. Changed oil at 25000. Checked valves at 20,000 they were all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Effisland
Rough engine when cold

Just noticed in the last couple of months when taking off after starting, the engine does not accelerate smoothly. In the almost two years since I've had the bike I would normally take off and it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By Effisland
I experienced the same after putting the bike...

I experienced the same after putting the bike down on the left side once in traffic. The brake seemed rock hard when I got back on the bike, a bit concerning at first. Since then I have felt some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,692
Posted By Effisland
Yeah, I was just going to say that! Also, I...

Yeah, I was just going to say that!

Also, I replaced my rear brake pads - $75!!

They were paper thin and I couldn't wait to order them online....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By Effisland
:lol3 Depends what you mean by "title". If...

:lol3

Depends what you mean by "title". If you mean legally registered, then yes.

Having said that, once this June blizzard clears up, I'll head out of my igloo across the tundra and over to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By Effisland
I've heard tell of a 24mm, but mine takes a 10mm...

I've heard tell of a 24mm, but mine takes a 10mm hex.

...not to hijack, but I would like to modify the bash plate somehow to do an oil change without taking it off. It's a real pain getting those...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Effisland
Yep, sounds like you've got the alternative set...

Yep, sounds like you've got the alternative set up. It's a pain and I've been stuck there too.

Seems to me you need to hold down both buttons at once (on the dash) to enter edit mode, and then...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Poll: Chain Life?
Views: 2,254
Posted By Effisland
That's a 10-4. They checked my VIN last time I...

That's a 10-4. They checked my VIN last time I was in and the only thing that came up was the air filter. Thanks, I didn't realise it was so specific.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Effisland
My guess is that the function button has been...

My guess is that the function button has been switched, I've had this problem before and its aggravating as hell. You need to enter the edit function and change the setting so that it's back to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Poll: Chain Life?
Views: 2,254
Posted By Effisland
Where is this recall notice? Never heard of it...

Where is this recall notice? Never heard of it before. Maybe not in Canada?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,096
Posted By Effisland
Sorry, I thought this thread would enlighten me...

Sorry, I thought this thread would enlighten me for my planned coffee holder.

Anyone got one yet? Will update once I figure out where to put it, and how to build it. Nothing like coffee for the...
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