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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 163,670
Posted By sarathmenon
I am starting in the evening in that direction....

I am starting in the evening in that direction. Can you post up on this thread how the roads are? The forcast looks good, and I'll take 88 over i5 any day.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,329
Posted By sarathmenon
Also, I digged up my notes from the conversion....

Also, I digged up my notes from the conversion. Older BMW cars used these plugs in other places. If you are really insistent on using them, and no inmate steps up to hand you one, these are the plugs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,329
Posted By sarathmenon
A couple of weeks before, I gutted the stock RR...

A couple of weeks before, I gutted the stock RR plugs to use with a series RR. With that fresh on my mind, I'll say that the plugs are overrated. I kept mine in case I run into warranty work, but you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 245,998
Posted By sarathmenon
Anyone? I suppose the strength of the attachment...

Anyone? I suppose the strength of the attachment is compromised. I can bend it fairly easily when the racks are attached. I want to see how much out of whack it is, before deciding on the direction...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By sarathmenon
Before you commit to that path, consider taller...

Before you commit to that path, consider taller boots. This (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514635) is a fairly well rated boot in these parts. That extra suspension can come in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 245,998
Posted By sarathmenon
I took some photos of my tank in day light today....

I took some photos of my tank in day light today. This is with the SW Motechs. This probably happened during my last fall. My guess is that the weight of the bike rested on the front attachment and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 254,915
Posted By sarathmenon
What is the temperature outside? Every once in a...

What is the temperature outside? Every once in a while, mine gets a bit finicky starting in cold.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 245,998
Posted By sarathmenon
Can someone please post a photo of the SW Motech...

Can someone please post a photo of the SW Motech pannier from the left side, near the passenger pegs? I think I see a problem with my setup, it may have bent a bit during my last off. Google image...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By sarathmenon
Well, the answer is yes.... :hide

Well, the answer is yes....


:hide
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 42,120
Posted By sarathmenon
Try again. The eventbrite page allowed me to add...

Try again. The eventbrite page allowed me to add 10 tickets for Thu-Sun. Since I didn't want any more, I did not proceed to checkout.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By sarathmenon
It won't come apart during a ride, the caps are...

It won't come apart during a ride, the caps are sturdy enough. There is a fancy locking cap, but nothing that any enterprising thief can't take out in 5 minutes. It works for me, since otherwise it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By sarathmenon
I always thought that the rear mud guard was a...

I always thought that the rear mud guard was a legal requirement, something like the tire can't the item that extends the farthest. If the upper plastic didn't stick out that much, the manufacturers...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 37,157
Posted By sarathmenon
As an update, I finally installed a series...

As an update, I finally installed a series rectifier. I figured I could wedge in the SH847 above the stator cover, but that was too much work, and would have needed a longer cable. I decided to screw...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By sarathmenon
I got mine on Thursday morning. Quick pics of the...

I got mine on Thursday morning. Quick pics of the unboxing:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qVy8zern98g/VQSRR2PyE1I/AAAAAAAAKkk/xrtlHw8TjSw/s800/15%2520-%25202.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 68,580
Posted By sarathmenon
Boy, is someone really butt hurt. Fat Nelly, here...

Boy, is someone really butt hurt. Fat Nelly, here is an open invitation from all Norcal riders. Come get our tag!
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By sarathmenon
I agree, this makes it clearer. Was the tracking...

I agree, this makes it clearer. Was the tracking estimate provided by the shipping company, and were they the people that screwed up? if so, it's somewhat unfair to blame rocky mountain.
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By sarathmenon
Let me understand this. You ordered something...

Let me understand this. You ordered something that arrived in 3 business days with normal shipping. You had the option of expedited shipping at checkout but chose to opt for free shipping. When you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,243
Posted By sarathmenon
Do you have a multimeter? If so, measure how much...

Do you have a multimeter? If so, measure how much voltage and current you get across the USB out. The cheapest ones that directly hook onto USB are 3 dollars on flea bay...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By sarathmenon
Yeah, mine is right now in Japan. I don't think I...

Yeah, mine is right now in Japan. I don't think I can drive there and pick up :lol3

Thanks for the tip with the signature. Looks like a trip to Fedex is in order for me.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By sarathmenon
Nice. I am getting mine tomorrow according to...

Nice. I am getting mine tomorrow according to Fedex.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By sarathmenon
I am in California as well. A trick well...

I am in California as well. A trick well documented out here is to keep the nozzle parallel with the bike. I fill up mine with the nozzle facing the rear. Works at full flow, and the shut off also...
Forum: Asia 03-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By sarathmenon
Nice! One thing with the enfields is that you...

Nice! One thing with the enfields is that you have to be somewhat mechanically inclined. They are fragile machines. Lovely when they run, but require a lot of TLC. Start early in the day, ride in...
Forum: Asia 03-10-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By sarathmenon
It starts getting hot in March. Still, better...

It starts getting hot in March. Still, better than April or May which are next to unbearable in northern india. Your schedule looks slightly ambitious, anything more than 300 kms in a day is a hard...
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By sarathmenon
Shov, since we have your attention, the sony door...

Shov, since we have your attention, the sony door can actually be removed by using a screw driver and a few tools. And if the charging door is out, it should be possible to permanently hook it on a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,243
Posted By sarathmenon
If you have a multimeter, read the amperage out...

If you have a multimeter, read the amperage out of that socket. China sellers are very optimistic about the power draw. 2A is plenty of power to keep a phone charged at max drain. I have a feeling...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By sarathmenon
In seriousness though, if you are planning to put...

In seriousness though, if you are planning to put your blood group in there, I've heard that emergency responders mostly ignore it. They don't know if the helmet is yours, and whether the data is...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By sarathmenon
It just means that the rider has been rated to...

It just means that the rider has been rated to survive at temperatures 0 and above :D
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,365
Posted By sarathmenon
Are you sure? Most of the Lithium Ion batteries...

Are you sure? Most of the Lithium Ion batteries have charging protection either built in to the battery or to the charger. If you want to dispute that they are safe to overcharge without any...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By sarathmenon
Yes and no. Modern BMWs do not use a seperate...

Yes and no. Modern BMWs do not use a seperate flasher relay for the LEDs. To switch to pure LEDs on them, you have to either have pay the dealer to reprogram the ECU, or add a load resister on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By sarathmenon
I guess they didn't like it when all the people...

I guess they didn't like it when all the people were bitching about final drive failures direct on a company forum. Good thing we still have advrider.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By sarathmenon
Mine comes out "This domain may be for...

Mine comes out "This domain may be for sale"
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,243
Posted By sarathmenon
I have the OEM bmw cable, and a chinese USB...

I have the OEM bmw cable, and a chinese USB socket, so roughly the same setup that you are thinking of. Everything is plug and play, and several others have the same setup without any issues. Unless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By sarathmenon
I got one too. And at 138...

I got one too. And at 138 (https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/3566/24440/Ricochet-Offroad-Skid-Plate?6&v=10631), mine was a whooping 6 dollars cheaper :lol3 I was ordering tired from rocky...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By sarathmenon
Does your pegs have the rubber cushion thingy on...

Does your pegs have the rubber cushion thingy on it? That helps a lot with the vibrations. At the same time, I haven't heard anyone complain of vibrations on any inline-4 made in the last 20 years.
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 71,409
Posted By sarathmenon
Hmm, isn't that vent cap plugged into the wrong...

Hmm, isn't that vent cap plugged into the wrong tube? If it's in the right place, I have had mine in the wrong tube all along. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,410
Posted By sarathmenon
In and paid!

In and paid!
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By sarathmenon
Will you develop something similar for the Sony...

Will you develop something similar for the Sony Action Cam lineup? I am invested into that, and this is something I have been missing for a while.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,494
Posted By sarathmenon
Which is why you go LED or go home. Much better...

Which is why you go LED or go home. Much better beam pattern too
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By sarathmenon
I have had my share of talking to sleazy...

I have had my share of talking to sleazy insurance claim agents. My opinion is that if they smell a way to wriggle out of paying you, they will go the extra mile to do that. You might get the claim...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By sarathmenon
America is the land of the free. What that means...

America is the land of the free. What that means is that in half the states, a beanie cap is considered ample head protection. :D I don't think any cops will give you shit. If it's a full face...
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