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Old 03-29-2012, 08:23 AM   #11911
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The concept just makes me cringe. If I solder or crimp something, I can see how good the connection is. Posi-Taps scare me worse.

I have wire strippers, solder, good quality connectors, good crimpers, shrink tubing, heat guns, torches, and soldering irons, and I'm not afraid to use any of it.
Really ? In what way ? Have you ever used one ?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #11912
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Several more pages of electrical connection discussion please.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #11913
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Several more pages of electrical connection discussion please.
Really. If he doesn't like posi locks then let him use solder. I don't see how it matters.
For the record I have had great luck with posi locks.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #11914
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Several more pages of electrical connection discussion please.
Yours is post number 11955 (how appropriate ) what the hell else are we going to talk about
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #11915
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What's the boiling point of mercury, and can I seal my wiring connections in it?

I run my stuff to the battery, with an inline fuse and switch, sealed with rtv silicone.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #11916
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What's the boiling point of mercury, and can I seal my wiring connections in it?

I run my stuff to the battery, with an inline fuse and switch, sealed with rtv silicone.
Well DUH, it's 264 er....mmmm....er....Teslas. Yeah, that's it 264 Teslas

Actually I have no idea on the boiling point and Teslas is (if my long long lost electronics theory is correct) the unit of inductance
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #11917
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Really. If he doesn't like posi locks then let him use solder. I don't see how it matters.
For the record I have had great luck with posi locks.

I use the twist and tape method. Flawless
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:41 PM   #11918
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What's the boiling point of mercury, and can I seal my wiring connections in it?

I run my stuff to the battery, with an inline fuse and switch, sealed with rtv silicone.

It would be difficult... Since it's liquid at cold temps. Post picts if you figure it out!

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Name: Mercury
Symbol: Hg
Atomic Number: 80
Atomic Mass: 200.59 amu
Melting Point: -38.87 蚓 (234.28 K, -37.966 蚌)
Boiling Point: 356.58 蚓 (629.73 K, 673.844 蚌)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 80
Number of Neutrons: 121
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #11919
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the boiling point of mercury is directly proportional to the success of Fernando Alonso...

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Old 03-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #11920
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I just finished using TuneECU to update my XC's map from 20629 to 20635, and to reset the TPS.

I'll let you all know if I notice any differences from riding.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #11921
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Rider's heated gear, GPS, intercom/radios, aux lights, horns. Five. Maybe I might be able to reduce that by one or two, depending on how I might tap the auxillary and aux light circuits instead. Normally I'd do my own heated grips, but the previous owner already did the factory kit.
Heated gear is easily handled via the existing Powerlet, and there's a knockout and existing pigtail for a second one next to the battery. $15, 5 minute install, already fused.

GPS - no need for an individual circuit. They draw so little, you can tap and fuse into any of a number of places. I tapped into my aux light circuit, which has plenty of excess juice since I went with LED's over the OEM aux lights.

Aux lights and heated grips don't require a circuit - both exist already, and tapping into the existing fused pigtails is cheap and easy.

So again...for most owners, the 3 extra circuits provided by the Eastern Beaver unit is plenty. For those who need more - there's plenty enough room by the battery for 2 of the Eastern Beaver units.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #11922
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Heated gear is easily handled via the existing Powerlet,
Rather than detail out my reasoning, which will bore most of you, confuse some of you, and piss off a lot of you, I'll just say I have reasons why I want to do what I want to do and I know how I prefer to do that. Syspig is right, most riders won't want/need to do what I plan- in fact, I suspect most riders won't feel the need to stray outside the confines of normality at all. That's OK, I know I'm a freak... and let's move on.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #11923
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Rather than detail out my reasoning, which will bore most of you, confuse some of you, and piss off a lot of you, I'll just say I have reasons why I want to do what I want to do and I know how I prefer to do that. Syspig is right, most riders won't want/need to do what I plan- in fact, I suspect most riders won't feel the need to stray outside the confines of normality at all. That's OK, I know I'm a freak... and let's move on.
Ahhh, the lone wolf routine. How mysterious. I don't see any chicks around so can save lots of time and just say you don't like 'em and be done with it .
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #11924
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Just put up a post over in Craig's (CJ Designs) 800XC rack thread...it's a sweet piece for those who aren't familiar with it.

And, I stumbled upon a slick and relatively cheap setup using his rack for those that like Pelican top boxes. Quick release and tons of positioning options.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #11925
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Nice write up! I am on the waiting list for his next batch of racks. I was planning on using a Pelican 1450 case but really like your mounting idea, thanks for the tip
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