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Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By YakSpout
If you want a square 8deg spot, I've got one you...

If you want a square 8deg spot, I've got one you can have. The wiring at the case failed, though, so it needs a new harness soldered to the board. The stock wires are crappy 24gauge and they...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Cheap Chinese lights. I'm sure I could have...

Cheap Chinese lights. I'm sure I could have dropped $250 on some quality LEDs, but for $27 I could test the waters and see if I liked the concept. I tried some cheap 8deg spots in square cases, but...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
:freaky Nice! I did a bit of work to...

:freaky


Nice!

I did a bit of work to my Dorso over the weekend. Finalized the install for my aux lights. I mounted these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXTMKIQ

on a pair of 53mm...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 244,675
Posted By YakSpout
That's about what I'd figured. Thanks! I may...

That's about what I'd figured. Thanks! I may give it a shot.
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 244,675
Posted By YakSpout
I like it. That might help my focus issues. ...

I like it. That might help my focus issues. That's the H4 bulb, right? What did you use and how did you stick it on there?
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
You'd have to have the codes read to know if it's...

You'd have to have the codes read to know if it's really an issue. Further back in this thread, I detailed my own experience with the URGENT SERVICE light.

Ended up having a sensor replaced which...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Nice looking bike! I see you've got the clear...

Nice looking bike! I see you've got the clear clutch cover. What's that little cooler on the oil filter?

And loud pipes in Singapore? Do they cane you for that? :D
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Regarding the fuel reserve sensor, this is what...

Regarding the fuel reserve sensor, this is what the service manual says:



Lift the fuel tank. Check the connector for continuity and apply dielectric grease if it's good.


Topcase? Why...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Congrats! :freaky I commute 4 days/week...

Congrats! :freaky

I commute 4 days/week minimum on my '09 Dorso, but it's a short commute (25mi round-trip). My bike has about 17K mi on it right now. I don't really consider that to be high...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
That might work... I'd have to dig a bit to...

That might work... I'd have to dig a bit to check the required clearances around the fender, etc.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Did the same thing with my heated grips but I...

Did the same thing with my heated grips but I used a basic automotive relay instead of the premium Eastern Beaver stuff. :D

In the case of the aux lights mentioned above, I'm good on the wiring. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
New question: I've got some 10w LED aux...

New question:

I've got some 10w LED aux lights and a Skene controller I want to install now that the sun is heading down so much earlier. Has anyone added aux lights to their DD and if so, how? ...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Pretty much what Joe said. Another gallon of gas...

Pretty much what Joe said. Another gallon of gas would be appreciated. I added a top box (with a 30oz MSR fuel bottle just in case) and now it's the perfect commuter for my 25-mile round trip. ...
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 244,675
Posted By YakSpout
I noticed the same thing. The new LED bulb's...

I noticed the same thing. The new LED bulb's focus was higher than my old halogen.

I checked it on the back wall of my garage. There's not really a cut-off, but it's more of a gradual decrease...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 244,675
Posted By YakSpout
Exactly what I found on my Dorso. I'll...

Exactly what I found on my Dorso. I'll compensate for the lack of a true 'high' beam (light above the cutoff) by adding aux lights on a Skene controller. 20-30% driving around while on 'low' beam,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,817
Posted By YakSpout
I could definitely see one of these in my garage,...

I could definitely see one of these in my garage, but someone HAS to do something about the catalytic converter/muffler thing.
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 244,675
Posted By YakSpout
Ordered and installed the H4 bulb for my...

Ordered and installed the H4 bulb for my Dorsoduro. Really fast shipping and I definitely appreciated that.

The light is crazy bright, but the cut-off is completely gone. (Yep, the bulb is...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Representin' on my Dorso's topbox. ...

Representin' on my Dorso's topbox.

http://i.imgur.com/y7PgOVa.jpg?1
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Nice! :thumb That reminds me... I've...

Nice!

:thumb

That reminds me... I've got one of those rear bag combos. Fairly used, but I don't need it anymore since I've switched to a topcase. I'll send it to any inmate who wants it. You...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Hammer down the top a bit. :lol3 Or dremel...

Hammer down the top a bit. :lol3

Or dremel out some plastic on the top of the tube.

A bit of both maybe?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
I've just been keeping an MSR bottle in my top...

I've just been keeping an MSR bottle in my top case. So far my attempt at velcroing it to front of the top clamshell hasn't really panned out. The velcro I bought doesn't want to stick to the inner...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
+1 :thumb

+1

:thumb
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
:nod And if you get electrical gremlins like...

:nod

And if you get electrical gremlins like I did ("ECU not found" error on LCD and bike won't start), cleaning all electrical connections and liberal application of dielectric grease seems to...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Thanks for the heads-up. I saw your old post on...

Thanks for the heads-up. I saw your old post on the Ape forums with the part number. I'll see if I can track that part down as well.

Thanks again.
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
No rush. :) Merry Christmas!

No rush. :)

Merry Christmas!
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
No worries. I'm not in a huge rush to get this...

No worries. I'm not in a huge rush to get this mounted. The really nice fellow who found my tailbag returned it last night with everything but the yogurt I'd packed for breakfast the morning I lost...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Hi! Do you have the H&B Alurack for a Dorsoduro...

Hi! Do you have the H&B Alurack for a Dorsoduro available?

I think it's part number:

650779 01 01

I found a new old stock Krauser K5 that I picked up on Ebay and I just need the rack to...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Nevermind... Looks like the Hepco and Bender...

Nevermind... Looks like the Hepco and Bender Alurack is the same part.

Thanks for the link. I'll give them a shout.
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Thanks! Didn't know about the marks on the...

Thanks! Didn't know about the marks on the bodywork, that should help quite a bit.

Krauser doesn't seem to have a US distributor any longer. I can't find any place to buy the rear rack, but I...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Calling all Givi or other topcase users. I...

Calling all Givi or other topcase users.

I forgot to snap my tailbag in place last week, which resulted in my losing my wallet, some keys, my Slime Micro compressor, some sunglasses and some...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Yeah... Don't break small wires molded directly...

Yeah... Don't break small wires molded directly into plastic housings. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
I got a chance to tear into the bike on Saturday...

I got a chance to tear into the bike on Saturday with a buddy. Removed the side covers and propped the tank up, then went to work with dielectric grease on every connector I could find. Many of...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
I think you'll find that with just about any of...

I think you'll find that with just about any of the brand-specific forums, but I haven't found any other place with info regarding Dorsos. There just aren't that many out there.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Over on ApriliaForum, there seems to be an issue...

Over on ApriliaForum, there seems to be an issue with some of the '09/'10 DDs and Shivers throwing this code. Checking the ECU fuse, cleaning contacts and checking for any wiring with wear appears...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Argh. Went out this morning to start the bike...

Argh. Went out this morning to start the bike and when I turned the key, the red service light and the "ECU disconnected" icon appeared at the bottom of the LCD screen.

Not sure what the issue is...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Don't forget about vacuum in the aux tank as it...

Don't forget about vacuum in the aux tank as it empties.

Also, the pump is an electric motor requiring the bike to be on while you run it. Not sure I'd want to be dispensing fuel in that...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
I can't stand the stock seat either. I'm happy...

I can't stand the stock seat either. I'm happy with the gel seat. I also ride a road bike with a teeny-tiny seat, so my undercarriage is fairly well used to abuse. :lol3

I still have my stock...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
You'd think they'd be bolted on better...

You'd think they'd be bolted on better...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
Update: I've had the bike back for a little...

Update:

I've had the bike back for a little over a week and it's running great. The codes were erroneous. Turned out to be carbon buildup in the throttle bodies. That's an easy fix when it pops...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 155,001
Posted By YakSpout
My Dorso is back at the shop. The bike died mid...

My Dorso is back at the shop. The bike died mid left-turn last week and the Urgent Service light came on when I restarted it. It did the same weird surge between 2500-3000rpm with no throttle...
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