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Old 04-16-2013, 03:59 PM   #17146
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Try this place...

http://www.repairconnector.com/
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #17147
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Not to burst your bubble. I got rid of my OEM bag. Slides all over off road.
Thing was always hanging off the side of the tank at the worst time.
No problem at all on the slab. With the ditty bag on the back it felt a little
crowded moving up on it too.

I know. little Mary sunshine. Sorry.
Sold mine for this reason. Don't get me wrong... it's a great bag for the road. But after hitting a rut pretty hard while off roading the bag came unhooked at the front and flopped to the side making an already tricky section of trail that much more challenging. YMMV
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #17148
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Steeering dampener

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Originally Posted by Dallara;21191587[COLOR="DarkOrange"
]It's like having a steering damper[/COLOR]... You don't need it, but it looks so... so... so much like it's a Bavarian/Teutonic/Austrian mount down at the Starbucks if you hang stuff like that on it. Makes sure you get a lot of questions about what an "Adventure Rider" you are while you're having a fat-free Latte'...

It helps to be wearing some of that gear made out of whale-foreskin, though!

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Not really if you ride on sand or mud ... it relieves the strength you have to apply on the handlebars when you get on those 'ugly' places ... desert, swamps, etc. ... just ask Jaume if he considers it useful.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #17149
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If you plan on going offroad, just add a few rare earth magnets inside the bottom of the bag and it should stick like glue. Works great on an offroad tank bag I have, doesn't budge at all anymore.

http://www.amazon.com/Rare-Earth-Mag...+earth+magnets
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #17150
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Not really if you ride on sand or mud ... it relieves the strength you have to apply on the handlebars when you get on those 'ugly' places ... desert, swamps, etc. ... just ask Jaume if he considers it useful.
Cheers,
Roberto

I dunno', Roberto...

I've been riding for more than 43 years, and raced (on- and off-road) for 22 of those, and I have yet to have found a need for a steering damper on a properly set up motorcycle.

Maybe it's just me... YMMV.

Dallara



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Old 04-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #17151
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If you plan on going offroad, just add a few rare earth magnets inside the bottom of the bag and it should stick like glue. Works great on an offroad tank bag I have, doesn't budge at all anymore.

http://www.amazon.com/Rare-Earth-Mag...+earth+magnets
Thanks, I like that better than the "how to lose $125" Pluric plan.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #17152
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I dunno', Roberto...

I've been riding for more than 43 years, ...and I have yet to have found a need for a steering damper on a properly set up motorcycle.

Maybe it's just me... YMMV.

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+1 though
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #17153
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Any of you guys know where I can get these pins cheaper?



I can get 50 of them on Amazon for $20 +S&H. I only need three.

They're the molex pins needed to use in the special 3 and 4 pin auxiliary connectors on the bike. I purchased the 3 pin connector but it didn't come with the pins.
Look locally for a place that does car stereo installations. The techs usually have a handful rattling in the bottom of a box somewhere.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #17154
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Look locally for a place that does car stereo installations. The techs usually have a handful rattling in the bottom of a box somewhere.
Yeah, I just punched myself in the groin and fulfilled the $20 quota with other unnecessary junk .

I picked up the 4 pin connector for the other auxiliary plug and another weather tight 12v cigarette lighter outlet so I can wire a constant-live plug.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #17155
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Thanks, I like that better than the "how to lose $125" Pluric plan.
That's just the tank bag. Scrapped the OEM bash plate and touring windscreen too.

I was just so happy the dealer had a Tenere available back in the preorder days I just
told them to "Load it up with what ever accessories you have" and I'd be back to pick it up.

Slowly I've learned the hard way of the other better options out there. I still have the factory
bags big enough to hold a snicker bar and a couple T shirts.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #17156
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Look locally for a place that does car stereo installations. The techs usually have a handful rattling in the bottom of a box somewhere.
I think you can ask for samples directly from Molex. All you have to do is pay for the shipping (typically). I do that at work all the time. Most electronics manufacurers have a sample program... Every time I protoype something I request samples. Maybe it's because they are my vendor, but I would guess anyone could do it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #17157
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Cool2 I don't think they're Molex...

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I think you can ask for samples directly from Molex. All you have to do is pay for the shipping (typically). I do that at work all the time. Most electronics manufacurers have a sample program... Every time I protoype something I request samples. Maybe it's because they are my vendor, but I would guess anyone could do it.

Just for the record...

If he's using any plugs that plug directly into any Yamaha factory connectors then they won't be Molex plugs/connectors, or male or female pin sets.

Most all the Jap bikes use Hitachi, Sumitomo, Mitsubishi, Furakawa, Yazaki, etc. connectors...

You can see a whole bunch of different ones just by clicking around on this page - http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...onnectors.html - and most use proprietary pins.

Just FYI...

Dallara



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Old 04-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #17158
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Note to self: The Pro-Taper Raptor bend will not work in concert with 2" Rox pivoting risers. At least not with the stock brake and clutch lines . Ah the curse of having a long torso and stubby little T-Rex arms.

EDIT: Which is a damn shame, because the standing position was freakin' sweet...
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #17159
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Just got the following this morning from Ed Cook at "AF-1 Racing" in New Braunfels, TX. Ed is who did my ECUnleashed re-flash, and his shop is an authorized ECUnleashed dealer.

I think you guys here in the USA with an ECUnleashed re-flash might find it interesting... Note, you've got to act quick!


Please note, this is all the information I have at this time... You know what I know, and if you have any questions you might want to contact ECUnleashed directly (http://ecunleashed.com/), and right away.

Just FYI...

Dallara



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Got this response today......

"Hello Rick,
We are aware of the confusion going on in the forums right now and
we will be posting an update about this flash shortly to clear up and
misconceptions and incorrect information as well as instructions on how
to and who needs to update to the new Gen 2 flash. We appreciate all of
the interest.
Thanks,
-ECUnleashed Staff On 4/16/2013 12:24 PM,"
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #17160
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I must be who this bike is made for:

5'10"
31" Inseam
34" Sleeves

everything fits nicely with the seat in the low or high position...
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