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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Since we are on the subject, if it becomes...

Since we are on the subject, if it becomes necessary to bypass a defective switch to get going you connect the red and white wires and leave the brown wire floating.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Hey Reaver are you sure that the sidestand switch...

Hey Reaver are you sure that the sidestand switch is a pot? The schematic shows a switch and when I tested one it behaved like a switch albeit a strange one what with the rotation and some logic that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Aeroflow

My wife and I have the Aeroflow on our bikes. I chose it because I had a good experience with their product on my R1100R after trying a couple of alternatives. They give good wind and rain protection...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By bmwroadsterca
As the BMW literature excerpt above makes clear...

As the BMW literature excerpt above makes clear the CAN-bus does not monitor electrical loads nor do electrical switching. BMW does not misuse the term. It uses "CAN-bus" when referring to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By bmwroadsterca
It is the ZFE that monitors electrical loads like...

It is the ZFE that monitors electrical loads like bulbs and not the CAN-bus. Having said that I can't help with the question (but I strive for accuracy!).

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,550
Posted By bmwroadsterca
USPS/Canada Post

TYC

Insist on shipping via USPS/Canada Post. In my experience buying numerous accessories for three bikes Canada Post did not collect HST nor levy any brokerage fees for anything under about $300....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"The "controller area network" on your bike...

"The "controller area network" on your bike provides a mechanism for sending signals between devices on the bike, "

Correct

"which also eliminates the need for traditional fuses."

Incorrect...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Floods to see at night. Spots to be seen during...

Floods to see at night. Spots to be seen during the day. Depends on your objective.

mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,242
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yes!

To answer the question posed at the outset of this thread....

See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igj4vt3UXBU&feature=youtu.be

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Like many I have wired both our F650GSs directly...

Like many I have wired both our F650GSs directly to the battery with a separate receptacle into which I plug a charger. The one thing I would add is that I read somewhere on a dealer site that if one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,714
Posted By bmwroadsterca
It was back in 2011 but the point is that there...

It was back in 2011 but the point is that there is a precedent.

Here you go:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726406&highlight=gs911

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,714
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Be sure to see the previous group buy in Vendors...

Be sure to see the previous group buy in Vendors while you are there.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Another socket

My thanks to those who posted information about the outside diameter of sockets that will fit down the tunnel.

I spotted a 16mm spark plug socket by EMGO at a local dealership and picked it up for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I read somewhere that the ZFE will shut down the...

I read somewhere that the ZFE will shut down the grips if the charging system is unable to maintain adequate voltage as a means of lowering overall current draw. I would think that if the ZFE shuts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 178,865
Posted By bmwroadsterca
USB Drive

Since I travel with a netbook computer that also serves to run the software for my GS-911 I copied the entire workshop manual onto a USB drive. I could not get Windows to do the copy but learned that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Measurement?

Would some kind soul who has one of these BMW sockets, or any socket that actually works, please measure the outside diameter (or the outside dimension at the hex points if that is greater) and let...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Socket?

Can anyone suggest a name brand socket known to work in this application? Thanks.
mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 178,865
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Don't worry, be happy

It will be fine. The 2 amperes is just what it is capable of supplying. The device will only take the current that it requires to charge.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I happened to take a photo of mine the other day....

I happened to take a photo of mine the other day. Let me know if you want me to email it to you.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Led tail light

Be advised that the LED tail light on these bikes only have two wires because the LEDs are either off altogether, operating at reduced brightness by virtue of a less than 100% duty cycle (i.e. they...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Diode Approach

I did this kinda thing many years ago on my Yamaha RD250. The headlight was pathetic. I wanted more light on high beam. I decided to try setting it up so both beams came on when the high beam was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 106,174
Posted By bmwroadsterca
276c

Given all the stator problems I changed the display on my 276C to read voltage. I have seen a similar range as you report but the voltage always seems to be as one would expect - low after starting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Good luck

The installation manual for the HealTech Brake Light Pro that is featured in this video specifically says:
"For use on ALL motorcycles, ATVs, cars and other vehicles (except BMWs)"

Good Luck.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Huh?

That thread deals with changing out an 1157 for an LED and adding a brake light bar. The 1157 bulb has three wires because there are two separate filaments. This is not the case for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Sorry

Sorry but I think this is doomed to fail. The taillight on this bike is a LED array that flashes at a rate too fast for the human eye when normally lit and it stops flashing and glows full time/full...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Oil!

BMW will recommend 12.5w47.5 oil for the 2014 inspiring yet more oil threads here.:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,464
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"Then I got a car headlight replacement insert...

"Then I got a car headlight replacement insert with housing in 7 inch."

Photo please.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By bmwroadsterca
http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/uploads/Tiedown2.pdf...

http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/uploads/Tiedown2.pdf

While this refers to telelever suspension it applies equally to telescopic forks if the fork leg permits a loop to be placed there.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yankee Dog has it exactly correct. Best way by...

Yankee Dog has it exactly correct. Best way by far.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Side stand too

In addition to changing the rear shock you need to change the side stand.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Stand drag

Congrats!

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Centrestand not necessarily too long

My wife's bike is a lowered F650GS and I added the center stand after doing some research on the net. The bike goes up easily enough on the stand. The only tricky part is getting your foot in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Sidestand too

When you put on a low rear shock you also need to put on the shorter sidestand.

Both can be DIY if you are comfortable doing things mechanical.

mike
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,032
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Another data point

I paid $3400 for a 2010 with 1100 kms on it last Fall.

Great little bike. Having a blast.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Link?

"The recently came out with replacement glass for the headlights, made in China of course."

Got a link for that??

thanks
mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Have to start it

Just turning the ignition to ON only lights the small parking bulb. You have to start the engine before the headlight comes on. As such I would not expect to see 12V at the connector if all you did...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,353
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Not two up

I sold my R1100R in favour of a F650GS and I don't regret it at all.

That being said it doesn't have the "grunt" of the R and more shifting is required.

But if you are saying that you intend to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By bmwroadsterca
The yellow wires are numbered

The wires are numbered: #1 is ground, #3 is switched 12V.

Ignore #2 - just insulate the end and put it aside.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By bmwroadsterca
There are three wires going to the switch - red,...

There are three wires going to the switch - red, white, brown. Connecting
red and white and leaving brown float lets the engine operate normally. As noted in a previous post inevitably one tries to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By bmwroadsterca
3 wires on sidestand switch

There are three wires going to the switch - red, white, brown. Connecting
red and white and leaving brown float lets the engine operate normally.

mike
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