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Old 05-31-2010, 09:16 AM   #301
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There is so little oil in the clutch cover that you dont need to lay it on it's side, just on the side stand is good, no oil loss....
Cool, thanks! I'll try that next time!
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:00 PM   #302
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I washed it. But I will fix that. Headed out for a ride to get her dirty again.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:06 PM   #303
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wider is better

So I saw these and liked 'em.


$140 was a little much for me to justify.



OK so they aren't as pretty but it was only $30 for the donor pegs I cut in half to weld on, and it was a fun little project to boot!
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:36 AM   #304
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Sneaked out and did 130 miles around Ely, very dry out there!
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:45 PM   #305
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This is not what I've done (yet), but I'd like to get opinions on how I should approach this. I'm going to hardwire my SPOT 2 to my bike's battery. I have a 12VDC to 4.5VDC, max 1Amp, converter that successfully powers the unit. I am going to rebuild the housing of the converter to make it waterproof, but I need ideas as to how it should connect to the SPOT.

My idea so far is to solder and permanently mount a plug on the SPOT, so I can remove the power cord, if I want. The only condition to this is that I must still be able to put batteries in if I need. I contemplated using some sort of "pack" that has the same dimensions of 3 AAAs but is just used as a housing to put in place in the device, which will have the power wires hooked to the one pos and one neg end, but this is problematic in so many ways.

Please contribute ideas if you have them. I've been looking around for a suitable waterproof plug that is small, yet durable.

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:46 PM   #306
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Out of curiosity.. why not just run it on batteries? Mine has ran for a year on maybe 3 sets of lithiums (and I use it a *lot*)... the thing doesn't eat batteries much at all (not to mention if you crash bad enough to need to press 911.. there's a chance your bike will be trashed and I wouldn't want to count on it to power my spot)
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #307
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Out of curiosity.. why not just run it on batteries? Mine has ran for a year on maybe 3 sets of lithiums (and I use it a *lot*)... the thing doesn't eat batteries much at all (not to mention if you crash bad enough to need to press 911.. there's a chance your bike will be trashed and I wouldn't want to count on it to power my spot)
Good concerns... I plan to use the batteries with the external power... should the external power fail, the battery power will begin to be drained. I am still working these details out.

The mail reason for the external power is that it will be somewhat hidden on my bike, and will be in the mode to send coordinates every ten minutes, and I believe this mode should run my batteries down within ~two weeks.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #308
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I run tracking all the time... but I have spot 1.. perhaps its better on batteries? I've already tracked 20+ days of all day riding on my first set of batteries this spring.

I have friends who insist on wearing their spot on their person in case separated from their bike in a crash.
I can't make myself do it... mine is mounted on an RAM mount on my bars.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #309
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I run tracking all the time... but I have spot 1.. perhaps its better on batteries? I've already tracked 20+ days of all day riding on my first set of batteries this spring.

I have friends who insist on wearing their spot on their person in case separated from their bike in a crash.
I can't make myself do it... mine is mounted on an RAM mount on my bars.
Perhaps I should just use batteries. I'm really hesitant to jeopardize the power mechanism, as you mentioned, in case of a bad crash. Maybe I should just make it well concealed but easily removed to replace batteries/take with me.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #310
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I've tried running mine in my glove box and in the top of one of my side cases... and the tracking was hit & miss at best... so I just run it in a RAM mount (never misses a track) and the quick release allows me to throw it in a side bag (along with my gps) if I need security.

Sorry I didn't mean to nitpick your idea... I use my bike to charge all kinds of accessories I just never thought of doing the SPOT because with my luck it wouldn't work when I needed it



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Old 06-03-2010, 04:22 PM   #311
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Thanks for the chat. It made me realize a few things that might have been a little dangerous and unrealistic (in regard to the ability to track under a body panel). I think I'll just buy a few sets of batteries and a ram mount. I had planned to incorporate the SPOT hidden on my bike for an added benefit as a security device, but I realize now that my safety is more important.

Thanks Geek!
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I've tried running mine in my glove box and in the top of one of my side cases... and the tracking was hit & miss at best... so I just run it in a RAM mount (never misses a track) and the quick release allows me to throw it in a side bag (along with my gps) if I need security.

Sorry I didn't mean to nitpick your idea... I use my bike to charge all kinds of accessories I just never thought of doing the SPOT because with my luck it wouldn't work when I needed it



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Old 06-03-2010, 07:11 PM   #312
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I fitted a Camel Toe to the side stand today.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #313
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I unloaded my laundry from last weekend's 3 day ride so I can wash it before this weekend's 2 day ride in the high country

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:40 PM   #314
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Installed a Rotopax on the top my caribou case - for a little extra security fuel, lubed the chain and will do the Ride On sealant in the am before a little scoot through Pikes National Forest. Next is a LED battery voltage monitor.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #315
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