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Old 09-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #52921
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I'm reluctant to upgrade to the newer stuff due to the lack of rugged power connection. The new Mini USB stuff just doesn't seem that durable compared to the old round garmin power port.

What was special about the garmin hardwire cord you got for your Nuvi 500 that keeps it from disconnecting, etc?
There are 3 things that make it better. First there is no cig lighter adapter to shake loose (which seemed to be a big part of the problem). Second, the USB connector is just higher quality. Third, the USB connector is right angle so less torque is transmitted into the connection on each bump.

I put the kit on before I went to AK and I don't recall ever having a problem, where before it drove me nuts.

That being said the old round 4 pin power connector was better and the units that used it would take 12V directly rather than 5V like the Nuvis
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #52922
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What was special about the garmin hardwire cord you got for your Nuvi 500 that keeps it from disconnecting, etc?
Nothing, and I've killed one Nuvi because of this weak link. Surprisingly though, with this second Nuvi, I've killed 3 power cables, but not the power port on the GPS yet. I also don't like it, but I've made do. It's nice that, if I do kill a cable, like In Alaska just south of Denali National Park for example, most gas stations have a mini-USB car adapter. I've never had the cable 'fall out' though.


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How big of a job is it to change the air filter on the tay-nay-ray?
Nothing really difficult about it, but it's more time consuming than I think it should be. That's most likely due to the fact that I'm used to Buells (4 screws and 4 snaps) and the WRR (2 screws and 1 snap).
You've got to pop off the side covers and seat: 4 quick turn fasteners, then 6 non-quick-turn fasteners
Unbolt the tank: 2 allen bolts
Tilt the tank up, then hold it somehow: I used a ratchet strap to the luggage rack
Then about a dozen screws hold the air box lid down, some harder to get to than others.

So what's that, about 24 different bolts/screws? Jeesh. Seems like an awful lot to me, but like I said, not difficult, so I'm just bitching to bitch. I haven't heard a single person report the spark plugs looked anything but fine when they replaced them, so I'm putting it off till I do the valve job and am already in there.

EJV (and S10 friends) have any of you done the air screw adjustment and throttle body sync? Mine isn't running as smooth as it did before, and I'm thinking about trying that. Nothing wrong with mine really, but it's supposed to be an improvement, and it's about free, so why not.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #52923
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That is true about the 550 importing tracks. Strangely, I can download tracks into it using Mapsource, but I can not get them to display.
Make sure the color is turned on. I know when I first started messing with the GPS60c it would default to no color, making the tracks invisible.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #52924
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Anyone want to ride dirt Saturday? Maybe Tar Hollow stuff? KLR friendly or not...
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #52925
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I haven't heard a single person report the spark plugs looked anything but fine when they replaced them, so I'm putting it off till I do the valve job and am already in there.
The plugs on the Tiger were pretty well worn at 12k miles.

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #52926
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Well there's your problem, you're only using 3 plugs! You need to step up to 4 like our bikes!
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #52927
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I have a dilemma. I've rented an aerator for tomorrow assuming that we would be able to borrow a trailer to pick it up.

Anyone in the 614 have a utility trailer I can borrow? Call me at 614-five.six.two-2563 if you can help out.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #52928
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I have a dilemma. I've rented an aerator for tomorrow assuming that we would be able to borrow a trailer to pick it up.

Anyone in the 614 have a utility trailer I can borrow? Call me at 614-five.six.two-2563 if you can help out.
I'm 100 miles from you but if you are stuck you can have mine. If you want it I will just unlock it, come and get it. 2" ball / 4 wire flat. You know where I live.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #52929
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I have a dilemma. I've rented an aerator for tomorrow assuming that we would be able to borrow a trailer to pick it up.

Anyone in the 614 have a utility trailer I can borrow? Call me at 614-five.six.two-2563 if you can help out.

I have no cell service right but you are welcome to my mow trailer and/or truck, I'm about 45 min from you.

Should have asked, I have an aerator you could have used.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #52930
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I forgot what GPS I had. It says it is a 550. Dox approved at the time.
I think 200 off Amazon
The Mount was about 130 from Touratech.
-It tells me how to get home.
-Custom routes are made to werk.
-It finds Gas Stations when the Low Fuel Light is on.
-It is weather resistant
-No prob with power (turns on and off with the Ign.)

I just put the Heat Controllers on the other day (see the knobs?).

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I have not done the airscrew adjustment. (no need??). I did do the "15 HP Add on" though. Short your Clutch Switch. You will be impressed at low end. (Super Sport Mode). It now has Normal Hooligan and Sport Hooligan modes.

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #52931
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just a few bits of info regarding this sundays ride:

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announcing...

Sion's (First Annual?) Big Hock Hollow Ride


what is it?

a paved road only tour of the Hocking Hills and Tar Hollow areas...175 miles of some of the best (but lesser known) roads in the Lancaster-Logan-Chillicothe corridor...


when is it?

Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 11 am

where is it?

Starts at the Tarlton Market in Tarlton, OH
located here: http://goo.gl/maps/mnk65

Ends at the Millstone BBQ restaurant in Logan, OH
located here: http://goo.gl/maps/rRRtj

featuring:

about 175 miles of scenic, twisty roads
gas stop at about the 95 mile mark

who's invited?

any and all with a two wheeled machine capable of sustained speeds of 50+


so, who's interested...?


Gas:

the gas station at the Tarlton Market has ONLY 87 octane gas...so you may wanna top off in Oakland if you bike requires a higher grade. Or carry a bottle of octane booster.

Oakland gas station is here: http://goo.gl/maps/lhQTu

the gas station at the halfway point carries 87, 89 and 93, so no worries there.

Rules:

I have only two rules and they're pretty simple.

First rule is about helmets. I won't insist everyone be fully ATGATT but I do think everyone should be wearing a helmet. I don't expect that to be a problem with this crowd, but I wanted to put it out there just the same.

Second rule is that, if for any reason you have to leave the ride before the end, please tell me (or someone who will tell me) so we're not waiting or looking for someone who went home.

Other than that, I'm sure standard group ride etiquette will suffice. I intend to do a quick head check at every stop sign and red light. I pre-rode both legs within the last 10 days and there are only 3 redlights to deal with. 2 of them are the temporary type due to bridge repairs where theres only 1 lane.

Finally, here's my cell phone number 740-three-oh-4 one 5 niner niner. I'll be in Tarlton by 10:30 at the latest. If you happen to be running late and want to call/text and ask us to wait, feel free to do so. In the absence of any calls or texts, we'll be pulling out at 11. The gas stop is at 95 miles or so and we should get there somewhere between 1 and 1:30. I'm figuring about 15-30 mins for everyone to gas up and then the final 75 miles to the Millstone should get us there around 3:30-4:00.

If anyone who cant make the ride wants to stop by The Millstone and have a beverage with us, thats cool too. We should be pretty easy to spot.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #52932
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Indyowner - thanks for the nutcracker video - wish I had been there - looked like fun trails - see you at McArthur.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #52933
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Indyowner - thanks for the nutcracker video - wish I had been there - looked like fun trails - see you at McArthur.
You're welcome. I had a blast. I'll be driving down next Friday night and riding both days at the Baby Burr. Should be another great weekend.

You going to be on your husky?
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #52934
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RULES? We don't need no stinkin' rules! ;)
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:52 AM   #52935
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I have a dilemma. I've rented an aerator for tomorrow assuming that we would be able to borrow a trailer to pick it up.

Anyone in the 614 have a utility trailer I can borrow? Call me at 614-five.six.two-2563 if you can help out.
I'm headed your way sort of with a trailer to pick up a motorcycle. I was going to be in lithopolis around 11am. Can we make something work providing you don't live too terribly far from
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