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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By MaestroPNW
Tourance on the front of Wee - turning wobble?

Rode my 09 Wee for the first time after a while today. Pretty fresh Tourances on both front and back - only have couple of hundred miles on them.
Don't recall it from before, but turning on a...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
Thanks for all the replies, this is great!...

Thanks for all the replies, this is great! :freaky
I've come to some conclusion, at least for the time being, I'll write up what I came up with pics.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
What he said ^^^ :lol3

What he said ^^^ :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
Looks line an Anderson connector - I've been...

Looks line an Anderson connector - I've been thinking about that, but I'd rather avoid having to pass the wire though the wall, that's why I wanted a bulkhead mounted connector.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
I thought about it. I couldn't find one that...

I thought about it. I couldn't find one that accepts 2 AWG cables (and is through wall). Andersons work, but they're not through wall.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
That's the first thing that I thought of - but...

That's the first thing that I thought of - but it's kinda sketchy, isn't it?

1) Steel bolts aren't really designed to push current through. I mean, if I went to a 2 AWG copper cable (yes,...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
Thanks! But how do I get to the backside...

Thanks!

But how do I get to the backside of the plate? The whole point of this socket is to not have wires going through the camper wall. I could cut out a bigger panel than needed for the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MaestroPNW
Ground/Negative connection

Not motorcycle related, but I'm in a dire need of community wisdom.

Short description: I need to reliably attach a high-amp capable ground/negative to a socket that's designed to be mounted to a...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,908
Posted By MaestroPNW
XT (they don't make it no more) is a 2.5 Turbo,...

XT (they don't make it no more) is a 2.5 Turbo, it's a 250 HP
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,908
Posted By MaestroPNW
I tow a glider trailer with mine (2007 XT) all...

I tow a glider trailer with mine (2007 XT) all the time. With the ship inside, it's gotta be at least 1500lb. No issues.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By MaestroPNW
Can't help with your specific bike, but you...

Can't help with your specific bike, but you really have to find that VSS wire - you identified the problem yourself.
I wouldn't even try testing it on the road until it passes the tests.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By MaestroPNW
Not that exact case, but I did a similar one with...

Not that exact case, but I did a similar one with 3 strips of surface mount LEDs. I used a 6-pin trailer plug connector, and have tail, brake (same two strips one through resistor for reduced...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By MaestroPNW
Anubody with Skene AUX lights controller AND headlight modulator?

I've been running a headlight modulator on all my bikes for years.
Now, let's leave the holy war of pros/cons of headlight modulators for another thread :D

Current setup is DL650 (dual H4s) and...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,295
Posted By MaestroPNW
I'll dig around in my archive, I should have it.

I'll dig around in my archive, I should have it.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By MaestroPNW
There are similar multi-wire connectors if you...

There are similar multi-wire connectors if you need more than two - I've got this for my taillights in the top box.
Enough for tail/brake/left/right/ground.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By MaestroPNW
I thought that might be the case. Checked my...

I thought that might be the case.
Checked my lights, they're not grounded. Ordering the Skene.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By MaestroPNW
It appears that it's a common design for PWM....

It appears that it's a common design for PWM. Even the "7 dollar ebay" PNW LED controller modulates the ground and passes on the +12v straight to the output. There must be some advantage to that...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By MaestroPNW
Thanks for the tips! The Skene and the...

Thanks for the tips!

The Skene and the Trailtech switch look pretty darn good.
Just need to verify that the housing on my lights isn't connected to ground.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By MaestroPNW
Aux light switching

Finally figured out the mounting for the lights, time to figure out the switches.
I'm going to have two pairs of LEDs - one fork/fender mounted, one up higher on the light bar.

The lower ones...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,876
Posted By MaestroPNW
Got the same setup - the new version of the...

Got the same setup - the new version of the changer and mojo lever. As far as I understand (and it is stated on the mojo lever website), mojo blocks are not compatible with the new design (yet).
...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By MaestroPNW
Will do, have to dig up the wiring diagram.

Will do, have to dig up the wiring diagram.
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By MaestroPNW
So if you had to install TPMS sensors (e.g....

So if you had to install TPMS sensors (e.g. doran) on the inside, would this method work?
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By MaestroPNW
So I went and tried a bunch of things trying to...

So I went and tried a bunch of things trying to troubleshoot it. I pulled the connector off of the Rostra unit. Voila, FI error is gone. I was reasonably confident that I didn't have the issue right...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By MaestroPNW
Help! FI malfunction code out of blue, puzzled.

Short version: getting C12 (CKP sensor) FI code, out of blue.

Long version:
So, the bike in question is a '09 DL650. Was on the stand for a few months with lotsa projects going on, one of the...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By MaestroPNW
http://www.warmnsafe.com/heat-trollers/

http://www.warmnsafe.com/heat-trollers/
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By MaestroPNW
THANK YOU! ADV is awesome. PM on the way.

THANK YOU!
ADV is awesome. PM on the way.
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By MaestroPNW
Yes, precisely like that! :)

Yes, precisely like that! :)
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By MaestroPNW
Custom/odd size spacer source?

Trying to mount a set of lights using the fender bolt holes. The original bolts are shoulder bolts to prevent crushing the fender - so I thought I'd get a longer bolt with a set of 3 spacers to...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,518
Posted By MaestroPNW
It will be a pickup camper, and it won't be a...

It will be a pickup camper, and it won't be a popup either. Gotta use it in winter time (skiing), and need an open hitch in summer, mostly hauling a glider, so not much weight on the hitch.
I hear...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,518
Posted By MaestroPNW
I can wrench some. I do everything on the bike...

I can wrench some. I do everything on the bike myself, wasn't doing much on the car so far - mostly because there wasn't much to do except regular maintenance. Brakes/Rotors/miscellaneous stuff...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By MaestroPNW
After a quick check it looks like they only have...

After a quick check it looks like they only have them online. Amazon sells them though.

...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By MaestroPNW
Not sure if it's doable without drilling the...

Not sure if it's doable without drilling the case, but for removable mounting - maybe mount a set of t-tracks to the rack and use bolts/knobs to mount?
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,518
Posted By MaestroPNW
School me about camper-hauling trucks

Considering to get a truck/camper rig. Looking to buy used, ~100KMiles. Going to be camper specific vehicle, not a daily commuter or anything. Need 4x4.

Am I right that I need to start looking...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By MaestroPNW
most likely, there's some high freq PWM going on...

most likely, there's some high freq PWM going on inside that light.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By MaestroPNW
Best VISIBILITY lights?

This forum is full of great threads on off-road/driving/fog LED lights, but pretty much all of them are too bright for all-the-time on-road use. I'm still planning on installing a couple of...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,954
Posted By MaestroPNW
the sliding arms don't look like they move all...

the sliding arms don't look like they move all the way out. In fact, the pin needs to be on the outside of the arm to prevent it from moving outwards. Estimating length of the square tube on the base...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,811
Posted By MaestroPNW
When I need to string up my drybags :evil

When I need to string up my drybags :evil
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,954
Posted By MaestroPNW
I arrived at the same conclusion - judging by the...

I arrived at the same conclusion - judging by the measurements on the pictures, 16.5 looks to ne realistic.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,811
Posted By MaestroPNW
I make my own. Polypro webbing and whatever style...

I make my own. Polypro webbing and whatever style of buckles I need.
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By MaestroPNW
http://dx.com/p/3-0-lcd-car-digital-thermometer-wi...

http://dx.com/p/3-0-lcd-car-digital-thermometer-with-voltage-clock-display-black-119723 - or any other option out of 99,999,999,999 available on dx.com :D
Probably would want to open it up and fill...
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