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Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 51,429
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, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
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: Beasts 11-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
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: Beasts 11-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,432
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,432
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: Beasts 10-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,137
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,095
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: Beasts 10-09-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,835
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
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...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By greywolf
A separate ground rod better be very separate. If...

A separate ground rod better be very separate. If any equipment can access both ground rods and there is a nearby lightning strike, the potential difference between the two ground rods can be very...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By greywolf
I've had problems with zinc coated bolts in...

I've had problems with zinc coated bolts in aluminum engine cases, but never with SS.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By greywolf
I've never had a problem with 7lb-ft/9.5Nm on any...

I've never had a problem with 7lb-ft/9.5Nm on any 6mm bolt. Just be sure the torque wrench is properly calibrated. A 1/4 drive 200in-lb wrench is probably the best tool. Bigger torque wrenches may...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,886
Posted By greywolf
When using a torque wrench, you have to keep your...

When using a torque wrench, you have to keep your head in the game. If you feel the thing should have already clicked, stop! Double check the settings. If it is the first use especially, make sure it...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By greywolf
The Mazda SKYACTIV-G engine runs 87 octane with a...

The Mazda SKYACTIV-G engine runs 87 octane with a 13:1 compression ratio....
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By greywolf
http://www.skf.com/group/system/SearchResult.html?...

http://www.skf.com/group/system/SearchResult.html?search=suffixes

Suzuki uses Japanese bearings. That's good. You can lever the inner spacer aside to get a drift over a bit of the inner race of...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By greywolf
That's correct. The one above and to the left is...

That's correct. The one above and to the left is the STPS.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By greywolf
Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be...

Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be aware there have been problems with the nut galling to the axle using service manual specs. It is better to use anti seize on the threads and torque to...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By greywolf
I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It...

I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It calmed the fluctuations down quite a bit. The back of the voltmeter is buried in a fairing part and access is quite a job so I'm not going to do further...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By greywolf
No. The 650s are not restricted.

No. The 650s are not restricted.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By greywolf
Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts...

Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts forum, where the question belongs.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By greywolf
The gear position switch consists of a set of...

The gear position switch consists of a set of resistors, one for each gear. The ECM reads the voltage from the GPS and applies the restriction for that gear. Fourth gear is the only unrestricted...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By greywolf
Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give...

Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give it a try.
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By greywolf
The dual controller cycles on and off for a...

The dual controller cycles on and off for a portion of each full second. One of the controls handles grips and gloves while the other handles the body. The controller is not on the same feed as the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By greywolf
How to change voltmeter reaction time

My old bike had a cheap voltmeter that had a slow reaction time and would display the average voltage when a heat controller was cycling on and off a portion of each second. My new bike's voltmeter...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By greywolf
It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal...

It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal block. The bottom half of the pic is some kind of reflection, not part of the strip.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By greywolf
I have a combination of bus bars made from...

I have a combination of bus bars made from terminal blocks on the top of the battery and a fuse block to distribute accessory power in the tail. The top bar is a grounding block. The bottom bar is a...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By greywolf
The bike has about 125W-150W excess capacity so...

The bike has about 125W-150W excess capacity so those lights will barely put a dent in the available power. A voltmeter is always a good thing to have to display the state of the charging system. If...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By greywolf
Use some Loctite bearing mount adhesive and that...

Use some Loctite bearing mount adhesive and that baby won't spin the outer ring.
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By greywolf
A crack would be very unusual. Casting flaws that...

A crack would be very unusual. Casting flaws that look like cracks are common. http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/52661-looks-like-my-hub-cracked.html
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 51,429
Posted By greywolf
You picked an old thread. That bike now has over...

You picked an old thread. That bike now has over 300,000 miles on it. Keep up the regular maintenance. I'd check to see is the axle rumbles when spinning a wheel off the ground or if the lock to lock...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By greywolf
Cable adjustment will be all that is needed. The...

Cable adjustment will be all that is needed. The clutch pushrod free play adjustment is unchanged.
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,910
Posted By greywolf
See post 104. He's talking about a to rack from...

See post 104. He's talking about a to rack from an '08 Wee. Side racks will be different.
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,910
Posted By greywolf
All years of Vee and Wee will accommodate the...

All years of Vee and Wee will accommodate the same luggage racks. That's 2004-2011 DL650s and 2002-2012 DL1000s.
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,910
Posted By greywolf
I don't see a Dl650 in your list of bikes - ...

I don't see a Dl650 in your list of bikes - XR650L/XR600, NX650, TE/SM610, TE630, XR400, XR250 and XT225. What exactly is the year and model of your recalled bike? The is no recall active for any...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,910
Posted By greywolf
Both use needle bearings, roller bearings with...

Both use needle bearings, roller bearings with small diameters and no taper. Unless doing water crossings, a small amount of grease is all they need. I've been reading V-Strom problem posts for 8...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By greywolf
You'll need a T40 Torx security bit with a hole...

You'll need a T40 Torx security bit with a hole in the end to remove the ignition switch. That will get the two screws out from the bottom. You'll probably need to extend the wires too.
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