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Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By JeffinTD
I've always heard that referred to as a switch...

I've always heard that referred to as a switch housing.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,138
Posted By JeffinTD
So does the tooth looking area on that piece...

So does the tooth looking area on that piece match the spacing of the cam chain or teeth on the cams?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,138
Posted By JeffinTD
How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. ...

How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. Maybe you could confirm or rule out that it could have sheared from a sprocket by the spacing of the teeth.

I agree, though, if it is running find I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,138
Posted By JeffinTD
Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely...

Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely positive the drain pan was clean before you dumped the oil?

If you still have the filter, I'd suggest cutting the can off and closely inspecting...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,098
Posted By JeffinTD
My last rear I put on before a road trip. 4k...

My last rear I put on before a road trip. 4k loaded highway speed miles nearly used it up. I don't think I will get to 5k on this one, which surprised me.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By JeffinTD
On Fords I believe the 12v pos pin in the trailer...

On Fords I believe the 12v pos pin in the trailer plug is hot when the key is on (once you install a relay in the fuse compartment). Dodges have the 12v pos position hot all the time, so you would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By JeffinTD
I think I'd open the switch housing and take an...

I think I'd open the switch housing and take an ohm meter reading of the grip heater. A handful of ohms would be normal, but I'd bet you will have an open circuit confirming the heating element is at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By JeffinTD
Valve lash shouldn't cause a clunking noise, but...

Valve lash shouldn't cause a clunking noise, but something broken might.

I like the idea above of checking the cables and idle actuators. If everything checked out, I think I'd listen to it with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By JeffinTD
And no, that level of oil use is not normal. ...

And no, that level of oil use is not normal.

Are you sure it was filled to the proper level after the oil change?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,623
Posted By JeffinTD
There seem to be a number of threads about...

There seem to be a number of threads about primary coils failing, so that would be something to look at.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By JeffinTD
I don't think anyone mentioned the respro Foggy...

I don't think anyone mentioned the respro Foggy yet.

I have one, and love it.

I also use Plexus as a windshield/visor cleaner, and it seems to also reduce fogging slightly. Mainly it's handy...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By JeffinTD
I have the M18 brushless drill, one of the impact...

I have the M18 brushless drill, one of the impact drivers, skill saw, recip saw, and jigsaw.

So far I'm pretty impressed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,098
Posted By JeffinTD
I've gone through a couple 705's including the...

I've gone through a couple 705's including the hall road and dempster.

Never had a problem. Street feel/handling might not be as
Nice as tourances, but the 705's seem to improve once they have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By JeffinTD
Glad that solved the problem, and thank you for...

Glad that solved the problem, and thank you for posting the update.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By JeffinTD
While you have the plugs out, you could put a...

While you have the plugs out, you could put a plug in each coil, ground the body, and see what the spark looks like.

I'd probably do a compression test for peace of mind, but I'd be suspecting a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I wonder if I got a weak factory battery....

Yeah I wonder if I got a weak factory battery. Since new it would trip the ABS low voltage code when cranking in the cold. Cables are tight and clean. Alternator belt is good, with good output.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By JeffinTD
Looks like the pc626 is 18ah, and 200cca. ...

Looks like the pc626 is 18ah, and 200cca.

The extra capacity would be nice, but I've been seeing slow cranking at really low temps and would like something with a bit more cold cranking output.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By JeffinTD
Thanks for the replies. I had better luck finding...

Thanks for the replies. I had better luck finding threads by searching google.

I'm familiar with Li-Fe from model airplanes, but for this application IMHO they don't make sense. Main advantage...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By JeffinTD
Best battery 09 GSA?

Not getting any love from the search feature...

I'm about due for a battery, and would like one with more capacity (amp hours) than stock. I'd be ok with some light modifications if needed.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 205,250
Posted By JeffinTD
I'd call the Mt Hood ranger station (541)...

I'd call the Mt Hood ranger station (541) 467-2291
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By JeffinTD
I've thought some side lighting would be a good...

I've thought some side lighting would be a good idea, too, but haven't done anything about it yet.

I thought some of the strips of waterproof LED's used for night flyig rc might work. They are...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By JeffinTD
Though working in a plant like that might look...

Though working in a plant like that might look like fun to a motorcycle/gearhead who gets a brief look, I'd bet that putting parts in a jig, put fasteners here and there, poke a button, do it again;...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By JeffinTD
If it's not making weird noises, there must be...

If it's not making weird noises, there must be something wrong...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By JeffinTD
For that to have to have gotten there from inside...

For that to have to have gotten there from inside the engine it would have had to have gone through the pick-up screen and oil pump.

I wonder if there was a piece of debris caught behind the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,236
Posted By JeffinTD
With regard to your observations that there are a...

With regard to your observations that there are a lot of photos of GS bikes tipped over in what appear to be good riding conditions... Folks riding light dedicated dirt bikes I don't think consider...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,665
Posted By JeffinTD
Thanks for posting back. I figured that was...

Thanks for posting back.

I figured that was a high $ repair, but 5k? Ouch.

I'm glad insurance covered a chunk of it and you are back in the road. Really lucky that didn't cause a wreck.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By JeffinTD
I usually have a strap in one of the cases, that...

I usually have a strap in one of the cases, that I just run from the rear rack to a concrete parking block.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By JeffinTD
Or you can just turn down the socket you have.

Or you can just turn down the socket you have.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By JeffinTD
I'd say it was good it was an honest and ethical...

I'd say it was good it was an honest and ethical driver who stuck around and exchanged info...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By JeffinTD
Really a sad deal. Dangerous world out there.

Really a sad deal. Dangerous world out there.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,529
Posted By JeffinTD
Usually I start mine with the throttle at idle,...

Usually I start mine with the throttle at idle, but when I've fired it up when it was way below freezing it seemed to like to be held cracked a bit.

If I were to start it that cold frequently I...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By JeffinTD
I don't know. The ones Ive seen with hi/low had 3...

I don't know. The ones Ive seen with hi/low had 3 wires per grip for two elements. These don't seem to be designed that way.
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Good point. Flooded cells are still pretty...

Good point.

Flooded cells are still pretty popular as RV deep cycles and other solar systems, because they give the most amp hours stored per $ when you look at capacity, expected life, and...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Thinking outside the box on batteries might be a...

Thinking outside the box on batteries might be a good solution, but be aware of venting.

Fumes given off by a charging battery can be explosive and corrosive. I believe the fumes are heavier than...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Regarding catalyst heaters, yeah they save power...

Regarding catalyst heaters, yeah they save power but they do use oxygen from inside the rv, and they do give off some emissions.

They can be used safely if you know what you are doing, get...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Here's part 1. It links to other sections. ...

Here's part 1. It links to other sections.

http://youtu.be/kH9hQaIDZOs

The man things I picked up from Handy Bob:

Wire size to give less than 2% loss seems huge overkill, but compared to...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Two 220 watt 30 volt panels running MPPT...

Two 220 watt 30 volt panels running MPPT controller, two 12v batteries at the moment (like you, it would be difficult to modify for taller 6v's), trimetric.

I actually put a video on YouTube on...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
If you really want to keep track of the battery,...

If you really want to keep track of the battery, you might think about one of these.

http://www.amsolar.com/home/amr/page_73_17/tri-metric_2025-rv.html

It keeps track of current going into or...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
The issue with running two 12v batteries in...

The issue with running two 12v batteries in parallel is that if one of them has a weak cell, it will draw down the other battery.

If you can do it physically, two 6v in series, or one big honkin...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By JeffinTD
Not really practical. Your controller doesn't let...

Not really practical. Your controller doesn't let you program the voltage?
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