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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By malloy
UPDATE TO MY POST #11: Serviced the forks...

UPDATE TO MY POST #11:

Serviced the forks (changed fluid) after almost two years with the Intimidators. Oil was dark - no surprise. Using Amsoil Synthetic 5W.

Wanting to soften the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By malloy
You are a good source, Reaver. Thanks again.

You are a good source, Reaver. Thanks again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By malloy
Thumb Thank you for the replies flei and Reaver. I'll...

Thank you for the replies flei and Reaver. I'll have a look see. It seems that it is not a matter of taking the switch apart but rather working on the grip. I'm still confused but willing....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By malloy
Just ran into this thread and have the same...

Just ran into this thread and have the same problem: LOOSE LEFT COMBINATION SWITCH with no real answer. Not dropped, etc. Took the switch apart & dismounted it = no love. I didn't see any pins,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By malloy
The fork brace is also 19nm or 14'# or 168"#. ...

The fork brace is also 19nm or 14'# or 168"#.

Good practice is to torque the lower two fork clamps and just "snug" the top clamp, fork brace, axle and axle clamp. Then put the front wheel against...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By malloy
Thanks RG. :clap That's a bunch of preload and...

Thanks RG. :clap That's a bunch of preload and you are a big guy + 2 up. Good you found what works at that extreme end of the spectrum.

These are progressive springs. I hoped you had found...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By malloy
RG: Please tell us about "heavier springs in"....

RG: Please tell us about "heavier springs in". Where from, spring rate, length, preload spacer length, etc.

Much obliged :ear:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By malloy
COPIED FROM ANOTHER THREAD: The Ricor piece...

COPIED FROM ANOTHER THREAD:

The Ricor piece is 14mm thick so it adds 14mm to the OEM preload. On mine the OEM spacer was 200mm long. The OEM spring lengths are 377mm (right) and 378mm(left) = go...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By malloy
So, WiseGuy - what did you come up with?

So, WiseGuy - what did you come up with?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,592
Posted By malloy
Thanks Reaver. Looks like Costa Rica is working...

Thanks Reaver. Looks like Costa Rica is working for you. :clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,592
Posted By malloy
Curious about mounting a Scott's Stabilizer. ...

Curious about mounting a Scott's Stabilizer. Looking at the stock bar mounts as attached to the top triple tree, the nut is on the bottom side. How the heck do you get at it, especially straight on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By malloy
Agree with Molly - great street tire even in the...

Agree with Molly - great street tire even in the wet; okay for easy dirt.

Best rear tire mileage I've ever gotten on any bike, almost 10,000 miles and I've tried them all over the years :clap ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By malloy
No Light Spot

Answering my own question (#11 above), the bar code sticker on the bead is NOT a light spot mark (or heavy spot) according to Mike at the Michelin website
contact email address.
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,170
Posted By malloy
:ear:ear YACUGARS VS. WILBERS :ear:ear

:ear:ear YACUGARS VS. WILBERS :ear:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By malloy
Anakee 3s have a bar code sticker placed on the...

Anakee 3s have a bar code sticker placed on the bead. Rumor has it that this is the "light spot" on the tire (place at the valve stem to aide balancing).

Can anyone confirm this? Point to an...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By malloy
Obenauf's

OBENAUF'S http://www.amazon.com/Obenaufs-LP-Boot-Preservative-Preserves/dp/B0002X520S

After saddle soap a couple of time a year. Black plastic bag in the sun trick per above.

Occasionally...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By malloy
Espana es muy bonita!!!

Espana es muy bonita!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By malloy
377mm

377mm
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By malloy
GP - You can get one (probably have to order it)...

GP - You can get one (probably have to order it) at a NAPA Auto Parts.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,173
Posted By malloy
:clap:clap Wonderful travels Mac - thanks for...

:clap:clap Wonderful travels Mac - thanks for sharing your part of the world!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By malloy
Is that all? :rofl Thanks Indy. You make it...

Is that all? :rofl Thanks Indy. You make it sound so easy. Now something to work with. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By malloy
So, Indy & ACAP - to the question of where to...

So, Indy & ACAP - to the question of where to find proper single rate springs in the aftermarket. Haven't had much luck with this in other threads. Any suggestions?

Does one order a custom set?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By malloy
Thanks, Indy - Those are very light springs...

Thanks, Indy - Those are very light springs indeed!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By malloy
Yeah, well try buying those little "paper clips"...

Yeah, well try buying those little "paper clips" for .11 cents! (05 31 42 7 666 224 SUPPORTING RING 2 $2.23) Good idea to have extras on hand should one spring into oblivion. DAMHIK

INDY...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By malloy
The Ricor piece is 14mm thick so it adds 14mm to...

The Ricor piece is 14mm thick so it adds 14mm to the OEM preload. On mine the OEM spacer was 200mm long. The OEM spring lengths are 377mm (right) and 378mm(left) = go figure.

TUNING: I felt the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By malloy
Mine has been a bulb eater since day one - 5,000...

Mine has been a bulb eater since day one - 5,000 to 7,000 miles per. R1200GS was the same way. Using 55Watt bulbs - nothing fancy. Bunch of threads on the subject:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,892
Posted By malloy
Hey 101 - My F 650 has just one "pad" also, at...

Hey 101 - My F 650 has just one "pad" also, at the rear of the swing arm. :eek1
Not sure how you'd get a solid mount on just one pad. YMMV
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By malloy
No reply from cannonracecraft on spring rates ITS...

No reply from cannonracecraft on spring rates ITS - nice lead though. Anyone else with ideas for spring rates? :ear:ear

Interesting Red that you find the front too stiff. The usual complaint is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By malloy
QUESTION: Single rate or progressive style? ...

QUESTION: Single rate or progressive style? What's the preference?
I think Wirth and HyperPro are progressive and Wilburs are single rate. I'm sure there are others.

OEM springs on my 2012 F650...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By malloy
Maybe something here would...

Maybe something here would do:http://www.rubbersheetroll.com/

Then there's this stuff: http://techspec-usa.com/magento/index.php/product-overview/

Interested to see what you come up with :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,191
Posted By malloy
27,500 miles

27,500 miles on Regina OEM chain on F650GS (twin). 95% pavement. It was well within spec length wise (144mm between 9 pins). Sprocket & chain ring looked great but it had the dreaded red rot:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By malloy
If you are getting the nuts from a hardware...

If you are getting the nuts from a hardware store, make sure the flange is large enough to clamp the chain ring. Take an old one with you to be sure..
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By malloy
Thanks for the replies :clap - as figured = leave...

Thanks for the replies :clap - as figured = leave the thing on!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By malloy
Question Remove the pipe?

HAINES says to remove the silencer aka muffler when replacing the shock. I can't see why and no one has mentioned this. What say you?????:ear:ear
Much obliged.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By malloy
Better yet, ride over to Albany and have Don...

Better yet, ride over to Albany and have Don custom make a seat for you:
http://www.mredsmoto.com/mredsmoto.htm:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 130,944
Posted By malloy
Bump for a great report!!!!

Bump for a great report!!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By malloy
Very nice, Mike C. Thanks for the info.

Very nice, Mike C. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By malloy
MIKE C - That's quite the kitted out F650GS! Can...

MIKE C - That's quite the kitted out F650GS! Can you tell us about that front wheel brake combination? The whole front end looks pretty custom. :ear:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By malloy
Here's some good info on replacing coolant:...

Here's some good info on replacing coolant: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431251
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By malloy
Try this guy's videos - #10 is cleaning the...

Try this guy's videos - #10 is cleaning the pipes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQL6ACSF9Ec

A great series by the way.
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