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Old 04-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #21061
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Fun day/ride with Daughter # 2, Caitlynn, yesterday.......one nice thing about living in the foothills of San Diego is we have some fun trails right out our door......

A few cell phone pics of Caitlynn as we made our way across Upper Santa Isabel TT.

Mid Trail:



Santa Isabel TT in the background.....fun/local trail......it's a traverse between two other dirt roads.....



Crossing Santa Isabel Creek spillover



Perched on Mesa Grande with Lake Henshaw in the distance.....then we dropped down to The Hideout....for a burger/beer before reversing course and heading back to the house....

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:23 AM   #21062
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First commute to work on the SM wheels.

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:12 AM   #21063
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First commute to work on the SM wheels.

And it was like?
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:34 AM   #21064
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And it was like?
Riding a great handling slow bike fast through the curves and it was lots of fun!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:52 PM   #21065
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jumpering out the headlight relay

Is it ok to remove the headlight relay?

Some background. The WR is new to me so I am not too familiar with it. I installed a headlight cut-off switch and it didn't work. I traced backward from the light looking for voltage until I got to the headlight relay.

I pulled the relay and checked it. I applied 12V to the coil and the contacts closed, so the relay appeared to be ok. The relay coil measured 94 ohms if that means anything. With the relay still removed, I put in a jumper on the relay connector to mimic the relay contacts. Now the headlight and cut-off switch worked as expected. This is a mystery, the relay checks ok yet does not work in the circuit.

What is the relay for? One side of the coil goes to the ECU so I assume the ECU is supervising the headlight in some way. At first I thought maybe the ECU kept the light from coming on until after the motor is started. Or maybe the ECU sees that my fuel pump is disconnected and the tank removed and determines I donít need a headlight. But both of these seem wrong because I hear the relay click when I turn the ignition switch to on. However, I didnít actually try to start the bike since my tank was off, so maybe the ECU opens the relay contacts only when cranking the motor.

Can I just leave the relay out and put in a jumper? If the ECU is only disconnecting the light during startup, I really donít need it since I now have a cutoff switch. Also with it out, it is one less thing that can fail. But what goes on inside the ECU is a mystery to me. I wonder if the ECU needs that wire from the headlight relay coil for other purposes. I would be nice to have a document explaining what the ECU does with all itís inputs and outputs.

If replacing the relay with a jumper is not a good idea, I guess I can buy another relay and cross my fingers.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #21066
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Thank you DewTwo, that means a lot.

Skierd- I like that setup. Just curious- how do you attach the tailbag? Will I need a rear rack?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:53 PM   #21067
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Relay

In operation the headlight is off until the motor is running--most likely to make sure the pump has sufficient voltage when the motor is cranking.

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Is it ok to remove the headlight relay?

What is the relay for? One side of the coil goes to the ECU so I assume the ECU is supervising the headlight in some way. At first I thought maybe the ECU kept the light from coming on until after the motor is started. Or maybe the ECU sees that my fuel pump is disconnected and the tank removed and determines I donít need a headlight. But both of these seem wrong because I hear the relay click when I turn the ignition switch to on. However, I didnít actually try to start the bike since my tank was off, so maybe the ECU opens the relay contacts only when cranking the motor.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:33 PM   #21068
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Loaded up the Stalker Van and headed to the desert!











It was cold and rainy, but we had a great time anyway!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #21069
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #21070
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #21071
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Fun day/ride with Daughter # 2, Caitlynn, yesterday.......one nice thing about living in the foothills of San Diego is we have some fun trails right out our door......
Mid Trail:







We had a rain/snow/hail mix yesterday. Hurry summer..........

Family fun at its finest..Do all your kids ride? Have a pretty good guess.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:14 AM   #21072
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It was cold and rainy, but we had a great time anyway!! [/QUOTE]

Keep heading south next time & Scotty & I will take you two on some great & warmer rides??
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:58 AM   #21073
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Wasn't there a thread or post showing how that windscreen was made?

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #21074
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Anybody out there with the happy trails panniers mind throwing up a picture of the setup? Particularly a direct side view and a direct rear shot. Let me know if you have the teton or the imnaha too...

I'd also like to.see anyones setup with a hard top box too, givi, pelican, etc. Let me know what size also...

Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:36 AM   #21075
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I just replaced my old cheap top box with a Pelican 1400. I like it. I'll try to remember to take some pictures of my mounting tonight.
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