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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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Posted By markymcd
Welcome aboard! Great looking bike. Hope you have...

Welcome aboard! Great looking bike. Hope you have lots of great miles together.

McD
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
awesome!

awesome!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
Sure thing Rando. Thanks for the advice.

Sure thing Rando. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
Way to go Leslie. That's awesome! Hopefully see...

Way to go Leslie. That's awesome! Hopefully see you at the fall newbie ride.

Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
One of the unfortunate pics from our Cabin Fever...

One of the unfortunate pics from our Cabin Fever trip this year. Came out of a corner a little hot and hit the loose stuff at the edge and flew off at about 60mph. I think I went about 15 feet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
lookin good Dave. Bummer I missed the second half...

lookin good Dave. Bummer I missed the second half of that ride.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
already sacrificed it to the dumpster gods. felt...

already sacrificed it to the dumpster gods. felt good to do.

day 2 of riding today so that's 130 kilometers with no stalls. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
Update

So, the techron seems to have just stirred up more shit than it was able to fix. Stalled out 5 times on a highway.

I ordered the aftermarket fuel pump from:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
I'm debating hacking off the male end of the 1150...

I'm debating hacking off the male end of the 1150 filter and if it's a tight enough fit use some gasket seal.

I've ordered the aftermarket pump and will re-assess when i take it apart again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
just to confirm... took apart my fuel pump today...

just to confirm... took apart my fuel pump today and manage to take the fuel filter off and it's the same dimensions as the 1150 filter but unfortunately the 1150 is male/male and the 800 is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,737
Posted By markymcd
My favourite tire too. Just put a new front on...

My favourite tire too. Just put a new front on today and took my fuel pump apart to try fix other issues... gave it a blast with carb cleaner inside the filter and put some techron in the tank. will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
Go through enough shit and its either silver...

Go through enough shit and its either silver linings or rope with a loop on the end.

I've just gone through one tank with the sea foam and will do a tank with the BMW techron. After that I'm going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 70,063
Posted By markymcd
For me the Shinko 705 is the only tire that I've...

For me the Shinko 705 is the only tire that I've been unhappy with. not good on or off road. but then again, you get what you pay for. they are pretty cheap. I personally think a better 50/50 tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
UPDATE: Chevron does not sell Techron...

UPDATE:

Chevron does not sell Techron anymore in Canada (conversation with Chevron manager). Any product that is seen on a shelf is strictly that it hasn't sold yet from inventory.

I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By markymcd
unless you're dealing with gaskets or critical...

unless you're dealing with gaskets or critical things like disc brakes, etc you basically use your noodle on what material your tightening into what material and what size it is. obviously a small...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
All great info folks. I'm going to try and find...

All great info folks. I'm going to try and find the techron but if I can't find it will look for the alternate. Have to find the biggest Chevron in the area. Will be doing that and taking the fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
Thanks bayner. I looked in one chevron previously...

Thanks bayner. I looked in one chevron previously but didn't see any. I'll have to check more out.

Now I've got to check out that other thread and figure out how to flush the filter. Sounds like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
is this the fuel filter?.... ...

is this the fuel filter?....
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/markymcd/ScreenShot2013-03-03at53121PM.png
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
I don't think you can get techron in Canada other...

I don't think you can get techron in Canada other than in small amounts in chevron gas. And on the fuel filter front I'm not sure what part of that whole assembly is the filter and how to go about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,700
Posted By markymcd
So I've got the 2008 f650 twin (very modified)...

So I've got the 2008 f650 twin (very modified) and i'm at about 63,000 km. I let it sit in the cold for about 6 weeks unstarted with a low tank. I know. stupid.

In the past it had stalled on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By markymcd
E-09 Dakar front and back all the way baby! Nice...

E-09 Dakar front and back all the way baby! Nice strong tire and shitloads of off road traction.

The rear lasts a hell of a long time compared to the TKC and for us folks with the 19" front, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By markymcd
You might also have a misbalance in your front...

You might also have a misbalance in your front wheel. BestRest has a product (i think they're called DynaBeads) that go inside your tire and go where they are needed when rolling. The misbalance will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By markymcd
Don't crash this one Dave!

Don't crash this one Dave!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,399
Posted By markymcd
Highway Dirt Bikes

Highway Dirt Bikes
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
welcome aboard!

welcome aboard!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,803
Posted By markymcd
It's also a good sign to perhaps invest in...

It's also a good sign to perhaps invest in getting a GS911.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,803
Posted By markymcd
I think the same shit just happened to my ride....

I think the same shit just happened to my ride. Hadn't started it for a month or so, went to start and battery was dead. New Odyssey battery so gave it a good charge and started no probs. ran it for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By markymcd
Big fan of Ride West too. Much better than any...

Big fan of Ride West too. Much better than any dealer I've dealt with in the vancouver area.

They've even brought in touratech stuff for me at no cost because I hadn't been able to make it down...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
Dave, you're running out of plastic on that thing!

Dave, you're running out of plastic on that thing!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By markymcd
out of the box, they've got 2 options. Low...

out of the box, they've got 2 options.

Low seat and also lowered suspension. I'd highly recommend trying just the low seat first in a showroom. If you do the lowered suspension you will have less...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
I see spokes and a garbage can muffler so I'd...

I see spokes and a garbage can muffler so I'd guess the new 800!

btw. you're not related to jenny or ray letkeman are you??
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 558,208
Posted By markymcd
I think if you could add something like that to...

I think if you could add something like that to your mix you'd sell tons. Something that would bolt on to the mirage or the desierto systems.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
was just in that area this morning trading my car...

was just in that area this morning trading my car in for a jeep. was going to pop in to see if they had any but thought there was no chance in hell they'd have em in yet. You should go for it!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
looks awesome. love that colour. Ya, it's a tough...

looks awesome. love that colour. Ya, it's a tough crowd here sometimes :). Just ask that sensitive ChiTown guy.

Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
looks like it's on it's centre stand and the...

looks like it's on it's centre stand and the centre stand has been photoshop'd out. god knows why???!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By markymcd
the stiffener underneath is more on the right in...

the stiffener underneath is more on the right in case you want to hang a rotopax off the side (added strength). you can only hang the rotopax off the right because of the muffler on the left. that's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
A few more shots (as good as you can get from an...

A few more shots (as good as you can get from an iPhone i guess) from the Cabin Fever 2012 trip...

this is the view from the start of the off pavement on the way there on the Hurley Pass. for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By markymcd
bestRest has a product, I think they're called...

bestRest has a product, I think they're called dynabeads. tiny little white beads that you put inside your front tire by removing your valve stem and slowly pouring them in.

When I was tubeless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 2,561,787
Posted By markymcd
now that's a big pussy!

now that's a big pussy!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By markymcd
mine's always pulled a bit to the left. even...

mine's always pulled a bit to the left. even after I replace the 200 lb. stock exhaust.
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