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Old 09-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #9076
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[...]loosen my front sprocket nutz[...]
You did WHAT?


You should seriously look into getting some decent Loctite...and remember the torque to be used for this nut, don't forget the tab washer either.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #9077
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Not really. All it would take is a hand drill. Find a castle nut that fits, torque it to spec, then drill the hole to line up wth one of the notches in the nut. As long as its drilled straight itll work.

A drill press would be better but a hand drill would be perfectly adequate.
A little off topic but you might be interested in this set up


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Old 09-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #9078
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does anyone use the BMW single seat? If so - what are your thoughts... pros.... cons.....
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #9079
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It might not hit anything, but there is a chance that the chain could jump on the front sprocket if it weren't there. Always good to keep things in line.
yea i guess i should leave the roller on there. bmw designed it on there for a reason lol!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #9080
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[QUOTE=jdaniele;19511005]A little off topic but you might be interested in this set up


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Nice!! What rig is that above the guages?? Where is the body stashed at?? Ive got a VX6R that Ive been thinking of mounting up, with a mobile antennae somewhere on the bike.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:11 PM   #9081
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A little off topic but you might be interested in this set up



Nice!! What rig is that above the guages?? Where is the body stashed at?? Ive got a VX6R that Ive been thinking of mounting up, with a mobile antennae somewhere on the bike.
FTM-10SR yaesu 2m-440 the guts fits in the rear storage compartment and its a home made antenna bracket with an nmo mount. The rig and the guts are 100% waterproof. I have the sena sr-10 hub and a ptt on the left grip all audio and tx through helmet on bluetooh.

The vx-8gr was just on a ram mount I was playing with aprs one day.

The antenna is a diamond NR770HBNMO they require no ground plane and work well on the bike.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #9082
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FTM-10SR yaesu 2m-440 the guts fits in the rear storage compartment and its a home made antenna bracket with an nmo mount. The rig and the guts are 100% waterproof. I have the sena sr-10 hub and a ptt on the left grip all audio and tx through helmet on bluetooh.

The vx-8gr was just on a ram mount I was playing with aprs one day.

The antenna is a diamond NR770HBNMO they require no ground plane and work well on the bike.

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Hows the audio using the bluetooth in the helmet?? Would make my commute nicer be able to talk on the local repeater.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #9083
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Hows the audio using the bluetooth in the helmet?? Would make my commute nicer be able to talk on the local repeater.
The sena BT set up works great good reports back on tx. for a vx-7r you might have to make an adapter but it should work on your bike. I have vx-8dr with BT it works but vox is NG on a motorcycle.

I dont want to upset this thread with ham stuff pm me if you have any questions or download echolink I am usually on the limarc repeater W2VL 146.850

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #9084
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does anyone use the BMW single seat? If so - what are your thoughts... pros.... cons.....
Had one until my accident two years ago...

Pros... storage compartment was great space for all the roadside emergency stuff - compressor, tire tools, tubes, spare levers, cables, etc. - and the four tie-down points were handy for tying things on top.

Cons... the stock seat was kind of short and uncomfortable to me. I eventually had Rick Mayer saddles make me another one at great expense (over $400) and it was great. Unfortunately, just a couple of weeks after was when I got rear-ended by the SUV.

Following the accident which tore up the compartment part of the seat, I sold the Rick Mayer portion to another inmate when I thought the bike was gonna be totaled. I ended up keeping the bike in the settlement and when I put it back together I found a Corbin saddle at a good price and it's now on the bike.

Picture with Rick Mayer saddle on solo seat:


Earlier photo with stock saddle on solo seat:


Same bike today with 2012 renovations (YZ front end, Excel rims, Corbin, ABS removed, etc., etc.) It's now got almost 80K miles and still going strong:
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #9085
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That Rick Mayer seat looks iron butt good...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:11 AM   #9086
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does anyone use the BMW single seat? If so - what are your thoughts... pros.... cons.....
I have one and agree with GSBS comments above. I also recovered the seat and posted some info earlier in this thread

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #9087
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It doesn't unbolt.
Simple as that.

You could always just fab a toolbox yourself and attach it to your (selfmade ) skid plate.
I think you may be thinking of a different one Toby, The TT ones does have a detachable toolbox. I now have one in front of me and it the toolbox is bolted to the skidplate. Can be used with or without toolbox
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:11 AM   #9088
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Where did you get that diagram?
I have a pdf of the wiring diagram (very similar to a BMW workshop one) if you want me to send you a copy
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:34 AM   #9089
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That Rick Mayer seat looks iron butt good...
Don't it though? I never had the opportunity to do a long ride with it, but a 200-miler felt like just around the block.

Bottom line is I wouldn't buy another solo because despite it's plusses, the cost of the unit (now around $350 shipped new from MaxBMW) and the redeux of the seat by Mayer (over $400) is just too high to be practical for me.

Besides, the Corbin I got for $125 is probably 90-95% as comfy on trips.

I do miss that storage though!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:28 AM   #9090
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Don't it though? I never had the opportunity to do a long ride with it, but a 200-miler felt like just around the block.

Bottom line is I wouldn't buy another solo because despite it's plusses, the cost of the unit (now around $350 shipped new from MaxBMW) and the redeux of the seat by Mayer (over $400) is just too high to be practical for me.

Besides, the Corbin I got for $125 is probably 90-95% as comfy on trips.

I do miss that storage though!
How's the Corbin compared to the stock Dakar seat (which the single seat's front portion seems to be)? I installed the Seat Concepts foam and cover on a spare seat pan I had but found the SC foam to be too firm on longer trips so now back to the softer stock Dakar seat.
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