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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By CycleDoc59
The techs long-winded description makes it sound...

The techs long-winded description makes it sound like
the fuel pump controller was the problem. Not uncommon,
easily bypassed, and easily replaced.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
Sure, virtually everything has some sort of...

Sure, virtually everything has some sort of failure rate.
F800 owners have had Electosport stators fail, not likely because of "bad" stators,
but due to the improper type of rectifier..I'm not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES...

Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES type, which is
not mentioned in the ad. If it is the same shunt type as originally
installed, there is no improvement. They do mention how the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can...

Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can heat the "D" portions, bend
out if you'd like to do that. Then repaint, and you'd be good. However, if they
were mine, I'd just junk 'um... They look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
I avoid that type of rectifier because of the...

I avoid that type of rectifier because of the plug-in arangment. It wastes space, can be iffy to connect, and provides a place for bad connections to occur. I'd stick with the ones that have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
Ricks has good products, as do others, but..... ...

Ricks has good products, as do others, but.....
As I have posted before, the primary problem leading to stator failure
is the rectifier. If the stator is replaced, there is still a good chance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650...

The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650 singles is now $163....

The solution for that built-in filter shown in the photo (thanks for that pic) is pretty simple.
Junk that filter, run the hose...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By CycleDoc59
Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not...

Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not pulled one out to look. I'll edit the post... BMW does some dumb things, like combining the filter and pressure regulator in the single 650 bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel...

The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel pump, vid here:
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-instructions.php

The carbon canister (douche bag) can get fuel-logged if the gas tank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it arrived in my shop: 1. Are the plugs...

If it arrived in my shop:
1. Are the plugs firing? Likely yes, then..

2. Does the fuel pump run? Do the injectors squirt?
fairly easy to remove to check. Sometimes they stick, and
sometime a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By CycleDoc59
Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long, ...

Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long,
it's in a shed. It's chilly out. Where's the joke?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By CycleDoc59
15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to...

15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to measure;
your welcome.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
Then try the one that's listed for the BMW...

Then try the one that's listed for the BMW F800gs; they are not going
to warranty a battery that is not listed for a particular bike. Here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has...

Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has only 190CCA.
Not enough for many bikes that use a 14 amp size battery....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
Good question. I can test voltages and have load...

Good question. I can test voltages and have load testers up to 500amp, but have no way to test amp-hour ratings. The CCA tester uses conductivity to check CCA, it does not do anything else. ALL lith...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
Well, the Scorpion I put in was $125, has 368CCA,...

Well, the Scorpion I put in was $125, has 368CCA, and weighs 2.05 pounds.
The Odyssey PC680-P costs $117, has 170CCA, and weighs 15.4 pounds.
The Odyssey is good stuff, for sure. But, I have Lit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
I should have said that I have battery testing...

I should have said that I have battery testing equipment, and the actual tested
CCA of the Scorpion battery I installed is 368 CCA. Thus the data provided
by the seller is correct. The 14 amp AGM...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
There is no connection at all from the charging...

There is no connection at all from the charging system to anything but
the battery. ABS is sensitive to battery voltage, so when a stator or
other part of the charging system starts to fail,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
The 55403 just has a special weather proof...

The 55403 just has a special weather proof connector... As none
of the supplied connectors (plugs) are used, it makes no diff. Instead,
cut off the original bike plugs/wires, and solder to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By CycleDoc59
I just put this one in: ...

I just put this one in:
http://www.batterystuff.com/batteries/lithium-iron-batteries/sstx14ahq-fp.html

It has over 300 CCA. Below 30 degrees or so you may need to turn
on the key and hold the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 207,224
Posted By CycleDoc59
That's easy: Madstad, if the one for the...

That's easy: Madstad, if the one for the F700gs/F800gs will adapt, and
the F800r appears to be quite similar...give them a call to see.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
I thought it was fairly easy, but then I've...

I thought it was fairly easy, but then I've worked on many charging
systems... The plugs don't match up, so I cut the wires at the original rectifier and soldered them to the new wiring, with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
"moving the heat source to another location" (?) ...

"moving the heat source to another location" (?) The stator runs cooler as it only produces what is necessary, and the new Compu-Fire rectifier does not get warm to the touch since it does not now...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,091
Posted By CycleDoc59
I posted this in another thread last month, it...

I posted this in another thread last month,
it may help clarify the situation:

The stator is not really the problem.
They do burn out, and cooling is iffy,
but the culprit is the cheap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By CycleDoc59
Same here. I got a used clutch cable from an...

Same here. I got a used clutch cable from an F800gt which is about
5 inches longer. Had to shorten the outer cable for it to fit....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By CycleDoc59
Any method that raises the bars more than and ...

Any method that raises the bars more than and
inch or so will likely require longer cables/wires..

The 2" Rox risers can be tightened by moving the
risers such that just one of the two bolts is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,785
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it might help, my '10 F650 has a pair of...

If it might help, my '10 F650 has a pair of Micatech bags,
a Vario topbox, a large tank bag and Madstad windshield.
Fully loaded, including a tent and chair across the seat,
and running...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,785
Posted By CycleDoc59
It would then be easier to fall down on the...

It would then be easier to fall down on the overloaded side..(?) Actually,
the bike would have to steered with slight counter-steering, much like
compensating for wind from one side. Not dangerous,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
Major LOL..! Thanks for clearing that up....

Major LOL..! Thanks for clearing that up....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,785
Posted By CycleDoc59
It is quite common to have head shake if the fork...

It is quite common to have head shake if the fork
angle is changed. A properly set up bike drops an
equal amount at each end when loaded. Which is
why the rear spring preload is adjustable. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By CycleDoc59
The stator is not really the problem. They do...

The stator is not really the problem.
They do burn out, and cooling is iffy,
but the culprit is the cheap rectifier...

I pulled the stator in mine before it
toasted and it was loaded with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,518
Views: 1,699,349
Posted By CycleDoc59
Tire chains? ...

Tire chains? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418653
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
My leaf "blower" has tines and a wood handle;...

My leaf "blower" has tines and a wood handle; seldom used too.
I figure that if leaves were not meant to be on the ground, they'd
have stayed on the trees.
My "string" trimmer has a single blade...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
I spent a couple days each on two different trips...

I spent a couple days each on two different trips at Canyon de Celly in Az.
Camping in the cottonwoods in the nice Navajo campground there.
(campground is free...)
Good walking, decent roads,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15,518
Views: 1,699,349
Posted By CycleDoc59
Vacuum petcocks solved one problem, and created...

Vacuum petcocks solved one problem, and created another. No need
to manually shut off fuel at each engine stop, but they do often fail to
work. Sometimes they don't shut off the fuel, sometimes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
Ain't it the truth. In 10+ years of use my ZRT...

Ain't it the truth. In 10+ years of use my ZRT mower always starts in the
spring; StaBil. Carb wise, many are so cheap that cleaning attempts
make no sense; I work on a lot of scooters, which use...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bikes are built to SELL, not so much to ride....

Bikes are built to SELL, not so much to ride. Stubby fenders, cute but
unsittable seats, etc. My F650 had no rear inner fender; giving the rear tire
the shock as a target, so the PO installed an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By CycleDoc59
I use a length of 2" pvc, then split it with a...

I use a length of 2" pvc, then split it with a saw for about 8 inches up.
Several splits remove enough material and make it flexible enough
that it will then fit most fork seals....

But, after...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
Extra gas space is a decent reason to pull off...

Extra gas space is a decent reason to pull off that fume tank; living where we
can get away with doing so. I may do the same on my mini gs, as the 2500+mi trip
to the Swamp Scooter rally required...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,464
Posted By CycleDoc59
All tanks must be vented; can't get fuel out...

All tanks must be vented; can't get fuel out w/out letting air in.

Modern vent systems do not vent to the outside, but are a loop,
which allow air in, but not out..... Any fumes are collected in...
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