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Forum: The Garage Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,851
Posted By CycleDoc59
If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's...

If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's because the
tires are not balanced. Open trailers, especially when empty
are quite light, and very sensitive to out of balance wheels...

Have the...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By CycleDoc59
They've been around for many years. Buy one, ...

They've been around for many years. Buy one,
and you will soon find that it's virtually useless.
Bulky, and will only work in large flat areas.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By CycleDoc59
I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage...

I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage monitor mentioned....
I have it installed on two bikes... Simple, cheap, tiny, accurate.

http://tinyurl.com/pklnvl9
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By CycleDoc59
It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If...

It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If you are
strong enough and have good cardio, maybe you could
get 10 psi out of it. Also, it's doubtful the seal between
the two halves would last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32,374
Views: 1,937,175
Posted By CycleDoc59
Concerning Kris Massey, I found this: ...

Concerning Kris Massey, I found this:

http://www.gofundme.com/KristineClifford
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By CycleDoc59
Everything KlR over here: ...

Everything KlR over here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742912 Meanwhile, there's no way to tell the health
of the dohicky except take a look... So pull off the side and do so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By CycleDoc59
When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the ...

When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the
rear cover to thus slide the wires to the center hole
that I had cut for the wire entrance and grommet.

That way, there's no need to disassemble...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money,...

Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money, guessing and swapping
parts would not make me happy... Pumps are seldom intermittent, while
the controller has a reputation (thus the bypass...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By CycleDoc59
Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen...

Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen mentioned;
as timing chains wear (elongate), the valve timing slowly retards.
So there's a gradual loss is power as the chain wears. Thus you
may...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By CycleDoc59
The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same...

The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same engine that BMW uses
in their big scooter. So, a German car with a Chinese engine. How cool
is that match-up? Photo of the engine here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By CycleDoc59
Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly...

Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly fronts. Google brings up
some at Revzilla, others. The Anakee 3 is it's replacement...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
Just carry along a bypass cable for the...

Just carry along a bypass cable for the controller, many riders do.
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

It's not likely both items were bad. Actual mechanics are scarce now, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,031
Posted By CycleDoc59
That too, since the bars and front end all move...

That too, since the bars and front end all move left/right as one. And,
as stated by another poster, in checking for "fall-over" movement,
consider the possible drag of any cables/wires.... It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,031
Posted By CycleDoc59
Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been...

Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been pounded for decades in various
events; motocross, enduros, etc. Many use exactly the same size and
type of bearings with no unusual problems......
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,031
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With...

Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With those numbers,
a bearing supplier can give brand, other product info. However,
I doubt the brand used is the cause of your frequent problem.

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,031
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a...

Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a manufacturer. We live in a
very litigious society. ( I watched Gold Wing assembly in the Marysville, Ohio plant,
and all steering head bearings were set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,031
Posted By CycleDoc59
Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do...

Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do with
the brand or variety of motorcycle. It's all about:

1. Bearing quality

2. Well greased

3. No contamination (rust, corrosion, water..)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By CycleDoc59
You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS...

You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS
is sensitive to voltage. Also, these bikes are famous
for frying stators. So, check voltage directly at the
battery terminals with the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By CycleDoc59
I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago;...

I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago; an
excellent way to spend $22..... Big improvement in
light, big drop in temperature from the stock bulb that
would have soon damaged the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
The techs long-winded description makes it sound...

The techs long-winded description makes it sound like
the fuel pump controller was the problem. Not uncommon,
easily bypassed, and easily replaced.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
Sure, virtually everything has some sort of...

Sure, virtually everything has some sort of failure rate.
F800 owners have had Electosport stators fail, not likely because of "bad" stators,
but due to the improper type of rectifier..I'm not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES...

Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES type, which is
not mentioned in the ad. If it is the same shunt type as originally
installed, there is no improvement. They do mention how the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32,374
Views: 1,937,175
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can...

Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can heat the "D" portions, bend
out if you'd like to do that. Then repaint, and you'd be good. However, if they
were mine, I'd just junk 'um... They look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
I avoid that type of rectifier because of the...

I avoid that type of rectifier because of the plug-in arangment. It wastes space, can be iffy to connect, and provides a place for bad connections to occur. I'd stick with the ones that have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
Ricks has good products, as do others, but..... ...

Ricks has good products, as do others, but.....
As I have posted before, the primary problem leading to stator failure
is the rectifier. If the stator is replaced, there is still a good chance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650...

The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650 singles is now $163....

The solution for that built-in filter shown in the photo (thanks for that pic) is pretty simple.
Junk that filter, run the hose...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not...

Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not pulled one out to look. I'll edit the post... BMW does some dumb things, like combining the filter and pressure regulator in the single 650 bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel...

The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel pump, vid here:
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-instructions.php

The carbon canister (douche bag) can get fuel-logged if the gas tank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it arrived in my shop: 1. Are the plugs...

If it arrived in my shop:
1. Are the plugs firing? Likely yes, then..

2. Does the fuel pump run? Do the injectors squirt?
fairly easy to remove to check. Sometimes they stick, and
sometime a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By CycleDoc59
Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long, ...

Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long,
it's in a shed. It's chilly out. Where's the joke?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By CycleDoc59
15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to...

15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to measure;
your welcome.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
Then try the one that's listed for the BMW...

Then try the one that's listed for the BMW F800gs; they are not going
to warranty a battery that is not listed for a particular bike. Here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has...

Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has only 190CCA.
Not enough for many bikes that use a 14 amp size battery....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
Good question. I can test voltages and have load...

Good question. I can test voltages and have load testers up to 500amp, but have no way to test amp-hour ratings. The CCA tester uses conductivity to check CCA, it does not do anything else. ALL lith...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
Well, the Scorpion I put in was $125, has 368CCA,...

Well, the Scorpion I put in was $125, has 368CCA, and weighs 2.05 pounds.
The Odyssey PC680-P costs $117, has 170CCA, and weighs 15.4 pounds.
The Odyssey is good stuff, for sure. But, I have Lit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
I should have said that I have battery testing...

I should have said that I have battery testing equipment, and the actual tested
CCA of the Scorpion battery I installed is 368 CCA. Thus the data provided
by the seller is correct. The 14 amp AGM...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
There is no connection at all from the charging...

There is no connection at all from the charging system to anything but
the battery. ABS is sensitive to battery voltage, so when a stator or
other part of the charging system starts to fail,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,548
Posted By CycleDoc59
The 55403 just has a special weather proof...

The 55403 just has a special weather proof connector... As none
of the supplied connectors (plugs) are used, it makes no diff. Instead,
cut off the original bike plugs/wires, and solder to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,863
Posted By CycleDoc59
I just put this one in: ...

I just put this one in:
http://www.batterystuff.com/batteries/lithium-iron-batteries/sstx14ahq-fp.html

It has over 300 CCA. Below 30 degrees or so you may need to turn
on the key and hold the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 210,188
Posted By CycleDoc59
That's easy: Madstad, if the one for the...

That's easy: Madstad, if the one for the F700gs/F800gs will adapt, and
the F800r appears to be quite similar...give them a call to see.
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