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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Posted By greenthumb
A fix for the old gasket

Mine has been leaking for quite some time. Looked similar or slightly worse than LM's in the original post.
I had just been ignoring it until a valve check. Reading about the updated gasket/bolts,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By greenthumb
The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to...

The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to retrieve it. Removed the left cover to put it back.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By greenthumb
This is where the part normally resides if you're...

This is where the part normally resides if you're not familiar.
The large, shiny blind hole is where the end of the selector shaft (the part that the shift lever attaches to) sits inside the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By greenthumb
Wink Found this in my oil pan

Well, to be more accurate, it was rolling around on top of the pan gasket.
It's the dowel pin that the shifter return spring pushes on.
I was riding along, minding my own business and shifter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By greenthumb
I do it. Works great. Do it a lot with a...

I do it. Works great.
Do it a lot with a loaded bike and the stand will bend a bit after a few years.
Ymmv:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34,316
Views: 8,428,814
Posted By greenthumb
Inmate

Inmate
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By greenthumb
Don't forget the ABS ring as well. You...

Don't forget the ABS ring as well.

You would also be disrupting the brake pad/rotor that have worn together, if you care.

One could also debate wether the fact that the spokes are being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By greenthumb
I had a rubber brake line on a car once that had...

I had a rubber brake line on a car once that had collapsed internally, restricting the flow. Looked normal from the outside.
It caused a delay in application and release of that particular...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,647
Posted By greenthumb
Wait till you try some spirited riding on cold,...

Wait till you try some spirited riding on cold, wet asphalt. :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,647
Posted By greenthumb
E09 Skip the front version. Those Sava...

E09
Skip the front version.

Those Sava tires are listed on Mitas' website. It would appear they are producing or in some way associated with that brand.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By greenthumb
This is awesome :D Thanks for the info....

This is awesome :D

Thanks for the info. :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks for the responses and advice. :ear ...

Thanks for the responses and advice. :ear
I'm not all worked up about this. I beat the piss out of it, so I'm actually surprised how few parts I've thrown at it. I'm not paranoid of a breakdown,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By greenthumb
Question Maintenance opinions

So my 2009 has a little over 60 000km on it now. I really like the bike and since it's taken me to some far and away places, I doubt I'll ever sell it. It has never left me stranded but I do go to...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By greenthumb
Not to mention if the hype about wet leather...

Not to mention if the hype about wet leather losing its strength is even remotely true.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,033
Posted By greenthumb
Something like one of these. fuel filters...

Something like one of these.

fuel filters (http://www.golanproducts.com/filters.html)

10 micron rating and washable. I think most paper filters are good for around 30 microns.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,033
Posted By greenthumb
I like this. Looks good. :thumb I wonder...

I like this. Looks good. :thumb

I wonder what the micron rating is on our oem vs. aftermarket fuel filters and how it will affect the injectors.
A clear and/or reusable one would be nice.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By greenthumb
Motoport winter gloves review

First off, I have their Kevlar racing glove. I like them very much. The fit and comfort is great and after two years of riding, they have held up very well. I would buy them again. They're not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 2,591,315
Posted By greenthumb
I guess it's time to get the sled ready :rofl ...

I guess it's time to get the sled ready :rofl

<a href="http://500px.com/photo/17283353"><img src="http://pcdn.500px.net/17283353/ab301530f17a24ec00527e82a542993072c77fac/4.jpg" alt="Untitled by J...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,021
Posted By greenthumb
Are there the final product or just the moulds?...

Are there the final product or just the moulds? It says moulds, but they are all mounted up. What's the purpose of making a cf set of moulds as opposed to using the steel mock ups as the mould?
Forum: Canada 10-22-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,933
Posted By greenthumb
Received my parts today :clap Packed very well,...

Received my parts today :clap
Packed very well, with a sticker and business card in the box.

I was charged 12% HST, plus a $9.95 handling fee by customs at time of pickup from the post office. No...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,021
Posted By greenthumb
Awesome. :thumb

Awesome. :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,555
Posted By greenthumb
It's under the seat near the tailight. Engine...

It's under the seat near the tailight. Engine model specifics and valve clearances are on the same sticker. Not all bikes have it. Mine is a Canadian model, and it is mentioned on the sticker as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,555
Posted By greenthumb
I have said this before, but I have a factory BMW...

I have said this before, but I have a factory BMW sticker ON MY BIKE that says to use SE or SF oil of the following weights:
10w30, 40, 50
15w40, 50
20w40, 50

It is there. I have used several...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By greenthumb
This has worked for me as well. This thread ...

This has worked for me as well. This thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458452)has pics of the procedure. Don't expect instant miracles, just keep working at it. :freaky


...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks. I may just take you up on that. I will...

Thanks. I may just take you up on that. I will try cycling the key next time they act up.
I rode through snow on the coquihalla yesterday, so at this rate my time may be better spent prepping the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks for the responses. Upon further...

Thanks for the responses.


Upon further investigation, according to the manual; if the battery power is low, the grips are disabled to maintain starting ability. It is entirely possible a bad...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By greenthumb
I doubt it. I am going to look at it today. Will...

I doubt it. I am going to look at it today. Will let you know what I find.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By greenthumb
Grip heaters failing

My grip heaters have been acting up over the last few months.
At first, I thought it was all in my head. After today's encounter with some snow however, I know they're not right, and I have had...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 431,748
Posted By greenthumb
GoPro Hero 3

New camera out. Check it

GoPro (http://gopro.com)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A3PDXmYoF5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,118
Posted By greenthumb
:thumb Maybe SHE will ride the klr? Way...

:thumb

Maybe SHE will ride the klr?

Way to go on the new toy:thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,202
Posted By greenthumb
It all about your right wrist. I have had tkc's...

It all about your right wrist. I have had tkc's last from 2500km to 9000km depending on what I was doing with them. I ate an E-09 in 1500km once, but the current one has around 7500km on it, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,202
Posted By greenthumb
Yes. Reasonably aggressive riding on rough...

Yes. Reasonably aggressive riding on rough deactivated foresty roads leaves me ~30mm of unused travel. Big hits take it to the last mm.

I cut the stock 30mm plastic spacer in half to 15mm. 120mm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,202
Posted By greenthumb
Look at Race Techs. Reasonably priced. I'm about...

Look at Race Techs. Reasonably priced. I'm about your body weight and the .75's and 10wt is working well for me. They also offer a .95 rate. Ability, terrain and expectations are all factors though....
Forum: Canada 10-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By greenthumb
+1 The amsoil girls helped make up for it...

+1

The amsoil girls helped make up for it though.

The LED booth was offering some great deals.I bought some very bright light strips for $6 a piece. I also got two H7 HID kits for $40 total! ...
Forum: Canada 10-12-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By greenthumb
Vancouver powersports show

Anyone going? Looks like it could be interesting.
$12 entry seems a little steep considering you're paying to have someone advertise to you.
Something to take the nephew to if nothing else. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 97,453
Posted By greenthumb
Found this thing in a dumpster last year. Looks...

Found this thing in a dumpster last year. Looks like it is from the 80's and never been used. Surprisingly comfortable for something a little over a foot tall, and doesn't seem to mind my 200lb ass....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By greenthumb
Nonsense. It works just fine. Try it for...

Nonsense. It works just fine. Try it for yourself.
Acetone however, is another story.

You could also use oil / antifreeze / washer fluid jugs if you are concerned about a reaction. They are the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,202
Posted By greenthumb
You didn't mention tires. That to me would be my...

You didn't mention tires. That to me would be my first priority.
I would also get some boots that allow you to properly operate the bike, and offer decent support.
As far as performance upgrades...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By greenthumb
I don't a see why that wouldn't work. It does put...

I don't a see why that wouldn't work. It does put the weight up high however, and youre stuck with this big clunky thing once its empty. The 5 gallon model I see is 13" square, which gives you a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,737
Posted By greenthumb
I'm sure you could find someone here that would...

I'm sure you could find someone here that would be willing to trade your brand new WP's for their old "shit" M's, and you could carry on with your grand master plan.
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