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Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,920
Posted By greywolf
Having a good wheel chock made a huge difference...

Having a good wheel chock made a huge difference for me. Otherwise, just getting the bike on the table was a chore. Now it's just ride the bike into the chock and step off.
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,037
Posted By greywolf
Just to be clear. the new 1000 does not have an...

Just to be clear. the new 1000 does not have an automotive style regulator. That would require electromagnetic windings instead of a permanent magnets. The bike still has permanent magnets in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,037
Posted By greywolf
A big plus on the new 1000 is the 490W charging...

A big plus on the new 1000 is the 490W charging system instead of the old 400W. The big news though is loose rotor magnets and burned out stators may be things of the past and a number of people had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,037
Posted By greywolf
I've preferred the 500-750cc range for decades. A...

I've preferred the 500-750cc range for decades. A 4 to 5 second 0-60 time is plenty for me. I'm very appreciative of a 650 with a roomy frame. My present 2012 DL650 is probably going to be my last...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,037
Posted By greywolf
Madstad has been making a bracket for '02-'03...

Madstad has been making a bracket for '02-'03 Vees for a while now. http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.5625/.f
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By greywolf
12ga wire and a 30A relay with 1/4" blades are...

12ga wire and a 30A relay with 1/4" blades are plenty. As was mentioned before, adding the total fuse ratings together is not the way to determine capacity. You could add up the power each device...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By greywolf
http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discus...

http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/54124-intermittent-gas-leak-3.html is right on point.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By greywolf
The stock chain is a 525. 500 series chain:...

The stock chain is a 525.

500 series chain: 5/8" pitch (distance between pins)
Roller diameter: .400" all 500 sizes
Width between inner plates--
520: 1/4"
525: 5/16"
530: 3/8"
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By greywolf
Do not open and pack with grease. That can cause...

Do not open and pack with grease. That can cause churn, overheating, and early bearing failure. 2RS bearings come with the right amount of grease. There is also the possibility of adding incompatible...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By greywolf
Dual sealed bearings keep dirt and water out and...

Dual sealed bearings keep dirt and water out and have just the right amount of grease sealed in. Use them as is.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 53,539
Posted By greywolf
I'm sure Kith used the method described at...

I'm sure Kith used the method described at http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6105.0.html
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By greywolf
Did you see that possibility that the brake light...

Did you see that possibility that the brake light wire connection may not be finding ground? One way to check that is to connect the purple wire directly to ground and see if the unit will engage....
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By greywolf
A common mistake is driving the new bearings in...

A common mistake is driving the new bearings in with a hammer and large socket that only presses the outer race. That works fine on the first bearing installed but the second can cause a problem....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By greywolf
I did. I also read the reason for the question...

I did. I also read the reason for the question was the Kaoko throttle lock wasn't good enough. I got the idea the OP may not be aware an electronic cruise control was an addable option.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By greywolf
There are a lot of bikes out there with Rostra...

There are a lot of bikes out there with Rostra and CCS-100 real electronic cruise controls added.

http://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?products_id=369...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,075
Posted By greywolf
They are pessimistic. Find out whether your local...

They are pessimistic. Find out whether your local stations are all UHF on the RF carrier channels though. If they are, a UHF antenna is all you'll need.
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,075
Posted By greywolf
Yep. There is no such thing as a digital antenna....

Yep. There is no such thing as a digital antenna. The signals are on VHF and UHF just like they have been for decades though there are fewer channels now. Its only the signals sent in those bands...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By greywolf
The mileage gets pretty close between the two...

The mileage gets pretty close between the two over 80mph, maybe high 30s mpg. Keep an average around 60mph and the Wee may do over 300 miles on a tank, a little over 60mpg in warm weather on level...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,404
Posted By greywolf
60,000 miles is not high mileage. There are...

60,000 miles is not high mileage. There are plenty of Wees into 6 digits including my old bike I sold with 77,000 miles on it. The new owner keeps in touch and the only problem it has with over...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 65,963
Posted By greywolf
The front hub on the Glee has the slots machined...

The front hub on the Glee has the slots machined into it that accept the prongs on the Wee speedo sensor, probably because only one wheel is made for the Glee and the 2007 and later Wee. The XT hub...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By greywolf
The white with a black stripe brake light wire...

The white with a black stripe brake light wire will blow the signal fuse if it gets shorted to ground.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By greywolf
Make sure any wiring plugged into the heated grip...

Make sure any wiring plugged into the heated grip connector, even if just tucked away, is not wearing against the frame or having ends poking through tape.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By greywolf
I noticed you used the heated grip connector. A...

I noticed you used the heated grip connector. A short circuit on anything plugged into it will blow that fuse and kill power to anything plugged into it. Did you use it as a trigger for the 3CS by...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By greywolf
A separate ground rod better be very separate. If...

A separate ground rod better be very separate. If any equipment can access both ground rods and there is a nearby lightning strike, the potential difference between the two ground rods can be very...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By greywolf
I've had problems with zinc coated bolts in...

I've had problems with zinc coated bolts in aluminum engine cases, but never with SS.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By greywolf
I've never had a problem with 7lb-ft/9.5Nm on any...

I've never had a problem with 7lb-ft/9.5Nm on any 6mm bolt. Just be sure the torque wrench is properly calibrated. A 1/4 drive 200in-lb wrench is probably the best tool. Bigger torque wrenches may...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,424
Posted By greywolf
When using a torque wrench, you have to keep your...

When using a torque wrench, you have to keep your head in the game. If you feel the thing should have already clicked, stop! Double check the settings. If it is the first use especially, make sure it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By greywolf
The Mazda SKYACTIV-G engine runs 87 octane with a...

The Mazda SKYACTIV-G engine runs 87 octane with a 13:1 compression ratio....
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By greywolf
http://www.skf.com/group/system/SearchResult.html?...

http://www.skf.com/group/system/SearchResult.html?search=suffixes

Suzuki uses Japanese bearings. That's good. You can lever the inner spacer aside to get a drift over a bit of the inner race of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By greywolf
That's correct. The one above and to the left is...

That's correct. The one above and to the left is the STPS.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By greywolf
Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be...

Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be aware there have been problems with the nut galling to the axle using service manual specs. It is better to use anti seize on the threads and torque to...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By greywolf
I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It...

I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It calmed the fluctuations down quite a bit. The back of the voltmeter is buried in a fairing part and access is quite a job so I'm not going to do further...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By greywolf
No. The 650s are not restricted.

No. The 650s are not restricted.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By greywolf
Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts...

Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts forum, where the question belongs.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By greywolf
The gear position switch consists of a set of...

The gear position switch consists of a set of resistors, one for each gear. The ECM reads the voltage from the GPS and applies the restriction for that gear. Fourth gear is the only unrestricted...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By greywolf
Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give...

Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give it a try.
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By greywolf
The dual controller cycles on and off for a...

The dual controller cycles on and off for a portion of each full second. One of the controls handles grips and gloves while the other handles the body. The controller is not on the same feed as the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By greywolf
How to change voltmeter reaction time

My old bike had a cheap voltmeter that had a slow reaction time and would display the average voltage when a heat controller was cycling on and off a portion of each second. My new bike's voltmeter...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By greywolf
It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal...

It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal block. The bottom half of the pic is some kind of reflection, not part of the strip.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By greywolf
I have a combination of bus bars made from...

I have a combination of bus bars made from terminal blocks on the top of the battery and a fuse block to distribute accessory power in the tail. The top bar is a grounding block. The bottom bar is a...
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