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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By epicxcrider
How many miles on the chain?

How many miles on the chain?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By epicxcrider
Saw this bike at the Lynnwood Euro-Moto show last...

Saw this bike at the Lynnwood Euro-Moto show last weekend. We should ride sometime! I need to hit some dirt out here...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By epicxcrider
Sounds like wheel bearings, I'd check them all...

Sounds like wheel bearings, I'd check them all around. Just changed all mine at 20k and it's like a new motorcycle.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
I did this too, then finally dropped mine off at...

I did this too, then finally dropped mine off at Konflict. It was well worth the money. Feels like it was built for the bike, not a patched fix.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By epicxcrider
I've got some .8 front springs I'll sell cheap if...

I've got some .8 front springs I'll sell cheap if you want to tone down the firmness of the front end - makes it easier to tune the rear to match but still fairly stiff. They were just too stiff for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 35,929
Posted By epicxcrider
Dropped off my fork and shock at Konflict for a...

Dropped off my fork and shock at Konflict for a revalve-respring :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By epicxcrider
Some good info here! Thanks for the time you put...

Some good info here! Thanks for the time you put into posting it Reaver.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By epicxcrider
I don't understand the question. If you think...

I don't understand the question. If you think the aux lights are causing high current draw, your low beam draws easily twice what those lights do. If the heated grips are shutting down you need to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 35,929
Posted By epicxcrider
Had to get out the hi-lift jack to straighten my...

Had to get out the hi-lift jack to straighten my F800 Ricochet skid plate :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By epicxcrider
When I lived in the cold east I just brought the...

When I lived in the cold east I just brought the battery inside for the winter and kept the trickle charger on it there. A warm battery is a happy battery!
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By epicxcrider
I've got the foods on my 800, mounted up by the...

I've got the foods on my 800, mounted up by the headlamp and angled out so I can see while cornering at night - works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
I did all those suspension mods and its been a...

I did all those suspension mods and its been a street queen since the move to Seattle. Can't wait to REALLY try it out.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Just when I find some time - it goes away again. ...

Just when I find some time - it goes away again. Offline for about a month!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
I like my Elka rear shock - was maybe $850? I...

I like my Elka rear shock - was maybe $850? I forget now. Differ t animal though - very sensitive to correct spring and preload.
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Day 19: Good ol' Golden Bernie was up and...

Day 19: Good ol' Golden

Bernie was up and out early to get that leaky fork seal replaced while Shawn and I... well, didn't get up very early. When we did, we coasted into town and grabbed some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Golden got pretty rowdy for a Monday night. We...

Golden got pretty rowdy for a Monday night. We found a pretty nice wine bar downtown with a pretty Polish bartender that Bernie tried his two Polish words out on. The rest of the night, well......
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Boy, what a busy time. New job, move to Seattle,...

Boy, what a busy time. New job, move to Seattle, wedding coming up in about a week. Time to get in the way-back machine and start up where I left off!

Rocky Mountain National Park was beautiful!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Finally getting settled in Seattle, once I get...

Finally getting settled in Seattle, once I get internet hooked up and get a computer the story will continue :)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41,670
Views: 2,309,262
Posted By epicxcrider
Beautiful out here in the midcoast. Blasting...

Beautiful out here in the midcoast. Blasting around the area for a few days taking care of errands before I move out to Seattle... Going to miss Maine!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By epicxcrider
I agree about taking the wheel off. To answer...

I agree about taking the wheel off. To answer the question, yes you run the risk of blowing out the front seals by doing this.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,577
Posted By epicxcrider
Sorry I haven't worked on this - lots of changes...

Sorry I haven't worked on this - lots of changes right now for me. Turns out I'm moving to Seattle next week and I've been in the process of lining things up for the move and a new job. Hopefully...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
Great! The .95 would be too stiff unless you're...

Great! The .95 would be too stiff unless you're a street only rider and weigh at least 220 or so. I'm at 200 ish and got .8 springs - I'm happy with those as it's a good mix of street performance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 139,758
Posted By epicxcrider
Soon we will start to see "adventure trailers"...

Soon we will start to see "adventure trailers" full of gas haha
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By epicxcrider
Thanks everyone! I think we're going to be...

Thanks everyone! I think we're going to be looking in between MLT and Woodinville. I like Kenmore and would like to be close to Saint Edward park where I hear there is some good mountain biking. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By epicxcrider
Another "Moving to Seattle" Thread

Well, the title says it all. I've got a new job in Mountlake Terrace and I'm packing up and moving to the left coast. I love the state so I'm pretty excited about it! Any recommendations on where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,155
Posted By epicxcrider
Looks AWESOME

Looks AWESOME
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By epicxcrider
I think I have this in first gear, and it's...

I think I have this in first gear, and it's definitely a worn drive chain. Mine needs to be replaced and it sounds like either stuck links or a stretched chain getting hooked on the teeth.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,268
Posted By epicxcrider
Had the same problem, housing was replaced under...

Had the same problem, housing was replaced under warranty at 17k miles

Been through any stream crossings? Did you get water or excess moisture in the headlight?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 180,404
Posted By epicxcrider
HAHAHAHA Brilliant description!

HAHAHAHA Brilliant description!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
Got the spring guides made and installed. ...

Got the spring guides made and installed. Springs are still working well for me, after more extensive testing I think I'll take out a little preload and switch back to 5wt oil. With a properly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By epicxcrider
Do nothing at all, works just fine!

Do nothing at all, works just fine!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
Well so far the .8 springs are great! I was...

Well so far the .8 springs are great! I was skeptical at nearly doubling the spring rate but these make the big bike so much more predictable off road and turning into corners, especially at low...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,155
Posted By epicxcrider
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 25,018
Posted By epicxcrider
Wish I was there, and not stuck on a plane.

Wish I was there, and not stuck on a plane.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 180,404
Posted By epicxcrider
Hose, sponge and soap. I avoid the pressure...

Hose, sponge and soap. I avoid the pressure washer.
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,377
Posted By epicxcrider
Mine came with a bracket to mount it to the rear...

Mine came with a bracket to mount it to the rear brake resi mount. Works okay, seems protected enough with bags on. I don't think there would be enough room to mount it to the shock resi the way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 81,017
Posted By epicxcrider
Nothing. I didn't notice a difference in...

Nothing. I didn't notice a difference in handling from the added travel. Ride height stayed the same.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By epicxcrider
That thing looks nice, I need a new plate and I'm...

That thing looks nice, I need a new plate and I'm pretty tempted.

Two concerns:
1: Does away with the rubber shock / vibe isolators which protect the oil pan from damage.

2: Doesn't protect...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By epicxcrider
Exactly! I find the same thing! It's quiet, low...

Exactly! I find the same thing! It's quiet, low revving, tall, and easy to make it look like you're not screwing around or going way over the posted limit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By epicxcrider
Haha, yup. That's why I wear all my gear :P

Haha, yup. That's why I wear all my gear :P
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