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Old 03-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #61786
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Sweet i will check that and ADV Grifter info.

I will let you all know what it is.

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Re: the big electrical connector under the tank!

Oh man, I had that happen to me also. It led to this:


The shame of being towed by a bimmer

When I got the bike home and finally figured out what it was, I was pissed 'cause I had everything I needed to find adn fix it on the trail.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:33 AM   #61787
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What would happen if your on the freeway going 80 mph and your electrical dies out? Would it be the same as running out of gas as mine pretty much starts to shut down when i run out of gas but it drifts still and i can control the bike and pull the clutch in and either turn the RES on or drift to the outer lane.

But when electrical goes out do the wheels semi lock up due to being in gear? And that wont be good if since the power goes out instantly.

Yes I am worried that due to my blunder of stretching a cable out that it more easily might pull out again while riding.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #61788
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Re: the big electrical connector under the tank!

Oh man, I had that happen to me also. It led to this:


The shame of being towed by a bimmer

When I got the bike home and finally figured out what it was, I was pissed 'cause I had everything I needed to find adn fix it on the trail.

Does anyone have a picture of which connection we are talking about? Want to double check mine
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #61789
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hey taz which mirrors are these on your setup?
That's my bike, advchick. Plain old stock mirrors. I don't have any trouble with them, set them wide and just tuck my elbow a little to see directly behind me.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #61790
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What would happen if your on the freeway going 80 mph and your electrical dies out? Would it be the same as running out of gas as mine pretty much starts to shut down when i run out of gas but it drifts still and i can control the bike and pull the clutch in and either turn the RES on or drift to the outer lane.
It will be like running out of fuel....it will be exactly like accidentally hitting the kill switch at speed....stops running but does not lock up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #61791
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My # 30 fuse on the right hand under side cover is blown and keeps blowing after i think i found an issue i replace with another 30 and try the ignition again. Pop its gone.
I don't see any open wires or pinches. No kinks against the head stop. Cant sleep going over and over in my mind what the hell did i do...ugggghhh.
I have checked everything you all have told me but will go over it again tomorrow. Thanks for all your help!!
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The place I would look now is the wiring bundle that travels from under the tank to the headlight assembly. If you have a Volt Ohm Meter you can start testing wires from start to finish. Wires in that bundle may have worn and are touching thus the fuse pop goes the weasel routine. I have found that to be the cause of a couple of machines. Might not be it but worth looking at. Sorry for your troubles. Roger
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #61792
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The unplugged connectors under the seat are used for overseas bikes with different laws and lighting regulations.

I doubt this was Boulder's problem but it fits here:
I saw this connector mentioned before, so when I had my tank off I checked it. On the right side of the bike, just behind the tank mount cushion, factory routing puts the white connector in front of the harness, behind the head stay bolt. You can see the small tear in the harness tape where it was rubbing. In that location, it points straight out, into the side of the tank. On the left end of the connector, you can see how the wires are bent 90*. This is were the connector was pushing against the tank. So I unplugged it, and worked it behind the wiring harness.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #61793
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Budget Hardbags

Does anyone know of an affordable hard saddlebag option for thr DR? I just can't see spending half as much on bags as I spent for the bike ('08). I'm almost to the point of bungie-cording a pair of igloo coolers to the seat.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #61794
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Back brake caliper

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Can anyone tell me if the DR 650 and DR350 back calipers are the same ? The reason i ask is the 350 has a nice built in stone guard and as i off road the big un a lot it'd be good to have the guard
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #61795
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It will be like running out of fuel....it will be exactly like accidentally hitting the kill switch at speed....stops running but does not lock up.
Great news thanks!! Didn't want to test the theory.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #61796
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The unplugged connectors under the seat are used for overseas bikes with different laws and lighting regulations.

I doubt this was Boulder's problem but it fits here:
I saw this connector mentioned before, so when I had my tank off I checked it. On the right side of the bike, just behind the tank mount cushion, factory routing puts the white connector in front of the harness, behind the head stay bolt. You can see the small tear in the harness tape where it was rubbing. In that location, it points straight out, into the side of the tank. On the left end of the connector, you can see how the wires are bent 90*. This is were the connector was pushing against the tank. So I unplugged it, and worked it behind the wiring harness.

Yep mine was fine but I am rerouting them like yours.

And below the tank I have a green one and a white one just under the tank. A large green connector and behind that one is a white one.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:14 AM   #61797
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Does anyone know of an affordable hard saddlebag option for thr DR? I just can't see spending half as much on bags as I spent for the bike ('08). I'm almost to the point of bungie-cording a pair of igloo coolers to the seat.
Saddle bags only if you can rig something up like go to a surplus store/army store and get some ammo cans for cheap.

But i did get me a great top case for cheap. Nice finish and looks great.

Take a look at it. Fits my XL helmet in it fine and whatever you want plus it locks up. And not too expensive of a loss if you crash and it breaks.

Emgo Travel Trunk 72-32440
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #61798
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Saddle bags only if you can rig something up like go to a surplus store/army store and get some ammo cans for cheap.

But i did get me a great top case for cheap. Nice finish and looks great.

Take a look at it. Fits my XL helmet in it fine and whatever you want plus it locks up. And not too expensive of a loss if you crash and it breaks.

Emgo Travel Trunk 72-32440
$65.49
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That's a great idea on the ammo cans, I hadn't thought of that. I think 20mm belt cans would be big and sturdy enough. Gonna make some calls right now.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #61799
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hey taz which mirrors are these on your setup?

I also use the stock mirrors on both my DR650's. Despite the complaints, they are very sturdy and almost vibration free (at least on my bikes), and when properly adjusted, I can see directly behind me. Longer stemmed mirrors tend to vibrate more and are easily damaged in a tip over.

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #61800
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Does anyone know of an affordable hard saddlebag option for thr DR? I just can't see spending half as much on bags as I spent for the bike ('08). I'm almost to the point of bungie-cording a pair of igloo coolers to the seat.
How much do you want to spend? Someone has these (http://www.allcases.com/) on their DR and they look pretty sharp. The ones he/she was using were around $35 or so a piece (plus having to buy the mounting racks of course).

EDIT:

Wrong board, this is the guy I was talking about - it's a few posts down from the OP:

http://drriders.com/topic3929.html?s...ffdbc7028f5b60
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