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Old 08-20-2012, 07:08 AM   #14116
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I bought a new gasket. Why risk an oil leak and all the time to fix?
Whilst I understand your concerns, I reused the gasket fitted by the dealer to my 955Tig at its 36K service at both the 48K & the 60K services without it leaking. You just need to clean it up and add a smear of instant gasket around the relevant surfaces and all is good. I guess if it's damaged or feels as if it's hardened then replace it but mine has always felt flexible and OK to reuse. YMMV as always.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #14117
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Whilst I understand your concerns, I reused the gasket fitted by the dealer to my 955Tig at its 36K service at both the 48K & the 60K services without it leaking. You just need to clean it up and add a smear of instant gasket around the relevant surfaces and all is good. I guess if it's damaged or feels as if it's hardened then replace it but mine has always felt flexible and OK to reuse. YMMV as always.
Yeah, I agree. Different strokes for different folks, and I'm by no means trying to start an argument, but if the gasket comes off fine, it'll go on fine 99% of the time. I check the valves A LOT on my thumpers, and I've never replaced a valve cover gasket.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #14118
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Any suggestions on power adapter to keep the iphone ready if i need it?
There is an outlet near handlebar on the left. It is not a standard 12V automotive outlet, see Powerlet's website for your options.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #14119
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Any suggestions on power adapter to keep the iphone ready if i need it?
You can skip the bulky 12v connectors and go directly to a powered USB port to recharge most electrical devices: http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #14120
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If you do any tight technical stuff, slow crawling, or even get annoyed at slipping the clutch at stoplights, then get the 15t. It's not the be all end all, but it helps a lot, and makes the bike a lot more livable at really slow speeds.

The penalty on the highway isn't bad. I don't notice it being any worse than it was before on the highway. I just did two round trips from CT to PA, mostly highway, cruising 70-85. The engine turns about 6000 at 85.

If you're till concerned, take your bike on the highway and cruise for a bit in 4th or 5th, and see how much you mind the rpms.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #14121
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You can skip the bulky 12v connectors and go directly to a powered USB port to recharge most electrical devices: http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php
I did something similar to this this weekend. I basically cannibalized an old cigarette lighter to cell phone charger (verifying it was 5VDC output). Wired a powerlet connector in the incoming side, and a mini usb on the outlet. This was all stuff I had laying around my garage. I do want to install some usb sockets though. Thanks for the link! :)

Did some quick looking around and found this guy too:
http://shop.pkys.com/blue-sea-system...2-volt-dc.aspx

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #14122
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Pre-load adjuster cover.

Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a speedo cable. A dirt cover. Possibly the gearbox end of the speedo drive off BMW R series. Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #14123
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Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a clutch cable at the lever end. A dirt cover. Maybe an XR250RF???? Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.


I am pretty sure I have something similar to that lying around.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #14124
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Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a speedo cable. A dirt cover. Possibly the gearbox end of the speedo drive off BMW R series. Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.
OK, done some searching in my brain and online and think it's this....

CLUTCH/BRAKE CABLE RUBBER SLEEVE (H/BAR END) ........ Pt # 61146

on this page.... http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts....20valve%20Twin under "Control Cables".
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #14125
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Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


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Sort of looks like a distributor cap plug wire boot.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #14126
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #14127
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If you do any tight technical stuff, slow crawling, or even get annoyed at slipping the clutch at stoplights, then get the 15t. It's not the be all end all, but it helps a lot, and makes the bike a lot more livable at really slow speeds.

The penalty on the highway isn't bad. I don't notice it being any worse than it was before on the highway. I just did two round trips from CT to PA, mostly highway, cruising 70-85. The engine turns about 6000 at 85.

If you're till concerned, take your bike on the highway and cruise for a bit in 4th or 5th, and see how much you mind the rpms.

I'm just looking for a little help with slow speeds off road. Slipping the clutch gets old. I think the bike will run fine at highway speed with the 15T, but I wanted to ask just confirm my research.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #14128
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Fuel Capacity? Range?

So, what's the deal with this fuel tank? Each tank I get down under 20 miles to empty on the guage and then it won't even take 4 gallons. I thought the tank was 5? So is there really a half gallon or so unusable? How far will it go when it says zero miles left?

And my fuel consumption shows 38.6, has since new. And the speedo reads at least 3mph fast. That means my consumption is really about 40 I guess. Have not measured gps miles over a fill up.

Sheesh!!


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Old 08-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #14129
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So, what's the deal with this fuel tank? Each tank I get down under 20 miles to empty on the guage and then it won't even take 4 gallons. I thought the tank was 5? So is there really a half gallon or so unusable? How far will it go when it says zero miles left?

And my fuel consumption shows 38.6, has since new. And the speedo reads at least 3mph fast. That means my consumption is really about 40 I guess. Have not measured gps miles over a fill up.

Sheesh!!


Just because the speedo is fast does not mean the odometer is off. Coming from a versys you should know this! I've not actually measured the odometer vs. gps but generally odometers are pretty accurate assuming you have OEM or close to OEM tires. (side note, once on a 400 mile trip in my wife's civic her odometer was less than 1 mile off of what my gps showed) I don't pay attention to the miles left but usually fill up with one or two bars showing and it's always around 4 gallons filling up to just above the tank crash bars on side stand. I have been past the 0 miles to go and obviously was still riding. I just don't trust that particular parameter. Not sure what upper level triumph considers the top of the tank.

# Date Miles Gal. MPG Price
30 8/20/2012 208.9 3.8 55 3.4
29 8/17/2012 160.5 2.91 55.2 3.62
28 8/16/2012 206.9 3.76 55 3.34
27 8/8/2012 226 4.08 55.4 3.19
26 8/1/2012 205.3 3.7 55.5 3.18
25 7/24/2012 230.8 4.08 56.6 3.18
24 7/19/2012 223.2 4.01 55.7 3.2
23 7/9/2012 225.4 3.79 59.5 3.25
22 7/2/2012 199.5 3.58 55.8 3.4
21 6/22/2012 226.2 4.06 55.7 3.4
20 6/14/2012 219.8 3.87 56.7 3.62
19 6/8/2012 229.6 4.12 55.7 3.53
18 5/31/2012 222.5 3.86 57.6 3.62
17 5/12/2012 206.8 3.74 55.3 3.68
16 5/6/2012 222.2 4 55.6 3.7
15 4/27/2012 198.6 3.72 53.5 3.7
14 4/19/2012 201.3 3.83 52.6 3.7
13 4/11/2012 221.2 4.15 53.3 3.74
12 4/4/2012 223 4.04 55.2 3.74
11 3/30/2012 220 4.36 50.4 3.76
10 3/19/2012 195.2 3.69 52.9 3.72
9 3/12/2012 206.5 3.83 54 3.66
8 3/7/2012 213.2 4.09 52.2 3.66
7 2/28/2012 221.8 4.13 53.7 3.6
6 2/22/2012 193.7 3.84 50.4 3.38
5 2/14/2012 214.8 4.06 53 3.36
4 2/8/2012 218.2 4.3 50.7 3.3
3 1/31/2012 201.7 3.93 51.3 3.2
2 1/26/2012 197.8 3.93 50.3 3.2
1 1/20/2012 191.6 3.75 51.1 3.24


























































































































































































































































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Old 08-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #14130
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You can skip the bulky 12v connectors and go directly to a powered USB port to recharge most electrical devices: http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php
Please note that this port does not support the ipad (per the installation instructions), which takes a bit more power; especially the latest version, ipad 3. This version takes forever to charge and if power isn't just right, it just sits there saying, "plugged in but not charging".

This shouldn't be a problem for 98% of the users, though.
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