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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By greywolf
There are two wiring connections besides the...

There are two wiring connections besides the connector on the instrument cluster for the pink/white signal wire, orange/red power to the sensor and black/white ground to the sensor. Check the sensor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,607
Posted By greywolf
I haven't seen anyone reporting bypassing the...

I haven't seen anyone reporting bypassing the clutch switch on a Veek yet, but I suspect it would be the case.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,607
Posted By greywolf
The side stand switch can be bypassed with no...

The side stand switch can be bypassed with no effect. It is clear from the number of people who have had problems that bypassing the clutch switch on a 2007 or later DL650 causes idle problems. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,607
Posted By greywolf
That won't work well on 2007 and later DL650s....

That won't work well on 2007 and later DL650s. They will tend to die at idle do to changes in emissions controls.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By greywolf
Spongy brakes scream trapped air. Try tying the...

Spongy brakes scream trapped air. Try tying the brake lever back overnight to let trapped air in the m/c escape. A banjo bolt with a bleeder is also available for hard to purge high trapped air.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,958
Posted By greywolf
I sold my 2007 with 77,000 miles on it. The new...

I sold my 2007 with 77,000 miles on it. The new owner passed 113,000 miles the last I heard.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,380
Posted By greywolf
Part of that is leaning forward bends the elbows,...

Part of that is leaning forward bends the elbows, keeps you loose and keeps the wind on your body from introducing steering inputs.

It is good to get more weight on the front wheel too though. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By greywolf
I found that a bit confusing because Touratech...

I found that a bit confusing because Touratech used to make a folding brake lever for the Vee and not the Wee. Checking now indicates the situation has reversed. Maybe you can do a wanted ad for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By greywolf
It won't fit.

It won't fit.
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By greywolf
I managed to rotate my car's tires using a...

I managed to rotate my car's tires using a pancake compressor to run an air tool. I just use it to take off the front sprocket nut when working on my bike. The tool won't run well for more than a few...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 92,754
Posted By greywolf
Both V-Stroms have a 7500 mile oil change...

Both V-Stroms have a 7500 mile oil change interval for 2015. It may be a competitive selling point as other models have done the same. Folks who have done Blackstone oil analysis normally get reports...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,408
Posted By greywolf
Watch shipping and handling costs though and...

Watch shipping and handling costs though and include them when comparing prices. Oneida's are high.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,816
Posted By greywolf
The Rostra and the CCS-100 are both made by...

The Rostra and the CCS-100 are both made by Audiovox originally. Audiovox is no longer making the CCS-100 but a clone is available. I got one each from Murphskits.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,816
Posted By greywolf
The center stand on my 2012 did go on first, but...

The center stand on my 2012 did go on first, but a Rostra and several other things also went on before the bike came off the table lift.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By greywolf
The 650 has exactly the same nut.

The 650 has exactly the same nut.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By greywolf
The usual wisdom is a loose steering head causes...

The usual wisdom is a loose steering head causes a wobble and a tight steering head causes a weave.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By greywolf
The only fuel coming out of a V-Strom tank when...

The only fuel coming out of a V-Strom tank when the hose is disengaged is the few drops of fuel in the hose. I've done it dozens of times.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 34,023
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.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,709
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, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,709
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,709
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, 05:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,709
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, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 56,773
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, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,316
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,316
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,514
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 92,754
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
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, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
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...
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