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Old 07-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #4381
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:48 AM   #4382
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Anyone out there who uses something like a Giant Loop bag have any issues with the heel guard failing while using it as a tie point for your luggage? They seem a little flimsy to me. Thoughts?
I have used that plastic piece as a lash point for my Coyote bag for over 4,000 kms of offroad and it has shown no signs of wear or fatigue. I have a heavy duty bungee cord hook I scavenged from a Walmart bungee (that looks more like this: ... and made a loop in the webbing at the hook base and passed the Coyote strap through that....

and NOT these wimpy ones:


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I noticed BobZ and his gang simply tied a small gauge bit of climbing rope through the hole in that heel piece so it was a 4" long loop ....and then used a carabiner to loop the Coyote strap through.....much simpler than my method

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:14 AM   #4383
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Paul, Have you seen a doctor about that yet ???
Oups. After a second reading, it sounds quite different to what I had in mind when I wrote it ...

But do you have a clue of what I really meant ??? Or should I rephrase it ???

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #4384
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Anyone out there who uses something like a Giant Loop bag have any issues with the heel guard failing while using it as a tie point for your luggage? They seem a little flimsy to me. Thoughts?
I took the pegs off the passenger brackets and put the pivot pins back in the brackets. Makes for a very nice place to attach the GL lower straps.

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #4385
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Is it OK to wire heated grips to the accessory wire behind the headlight cowl? I already have a pair of LEDS and an accessory power outlet wired to that wire. Or is it OK to wire the grips to the low beam power wire?

Thanks

I have LEDs, accessory plug (for GPS) and Heated grips installed on the SWITCHED accessory wire. It is 10 Amp fused. I wouldn't wire your grips into the low beam wire. That sounds like a bad idea.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #4386
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Found the casue of my flashing error code!! Both wires going into the temp sensor snaped off right at the base of the connector . Before i attempt to pull it apart, has any one else managed to sucessfully reconnect the wires back to the connector?

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Old 07-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #4387
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Found the casue of my flashing error code!! Both wires going into the temp sensor snaped off right at the base of the connector . Before i attempt to pull it apart, has any one else managed to sucessfully reconnect the wires back to the connector?
It depends on what you mean by "reconnect".

Two ways I could think to fix it. Both involve first removing the pins that are inside the connector. You could try to pry them (the tabs on the pins) back open and recrimp and solder them to freshly stripped wire. A couple times I have had success with this but, just as many times it doesn't work.

Your best bet is to find the type of connector it is and what type/size of pins it uses and purchase some new ones. Then crimp those on and reassemble the connector. Good as new.

Source of some connectors/pins: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...-MT/sm-mt.html
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #4388
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It depends on what you mean by "reconnect".

Two ways I could think to fix it. Both involve first removing the pins that are inside the connector. You could try to pry them (the tabs on the pins) back open and recrimp and solder them to freshly stripped wire. A couple times I have had success with this but, just as many times it doesn't work.

Your best bet is to find the type of connector it is and what type/size of pins it uses and purchase some new ones. Then crimp those on and reassemble the connector. Good as new.

Source of some connectors/pins: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...-MT/sm-mt.html
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:37 AM   #4389
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I feel weird quoting myself...

Took a look and while it will be a challenge to pull the boot/wire off the spark plug from this angle it most definitely would be possible and the spark plug itself is definitley a 'Yes' as far as access goes.

Also, I had a light bulb go off while I was in the garage. My statement above mentions the only possible movement is in the up/down direction, I started thinking about some foam under the seat to just "snug stuff up" and .... I have a Corbin seat which has a custom seat pan. It actually has rubber bumpers which put pressure on the top of the air box already. You can see some of the round rub marks from them in some of my pics. My airbox is locked in and has all directions of movement stopped by something. I'm still going to leave my disclaimer above but, now feel really confident this is going to work very well.
Good news , thats gotta save a lotta time on the side of the track.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #4390
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Both screws/bolts holding the airbox cover are no longer attached to the airbox... Not sure how to solve it, glue?
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #4391
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I screwed up...

I am replacing the tank fuel filter with one outside the tank...

I purposely left the return hose on the connection where the fuel is pumped from the tank. Ran to napa... when I came back i removed it with out thinking.. now I cant remember which of connections is the return and which one goes to the pump

Its a 50/50 choice but i know i will get it wrong %90 of the time
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #4392
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Question about 2012 model running temp

On a warm day and especially slow moving traffic I'm getting 8-10 bars on the gauge pretty quickly. How does this compare to what you guys are getting? No, stalling and engine doesn't seem to complain but is this headed towards overheat?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #4393
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Both screws/bolts holding the airbox cover are no longer attached to the airbox... Not sure how to solve it, glue?
Super glue the insert back into the airbox.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #4394
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I hear that the 2012 headlight on the Enduro and SMC is much improved. As good as on the 990 ADV I'm told?

Does anyone know what the difference is and if we can install the 2012 headlight into a 2011 or earlier bike?

I'm trying to figure out which 690 to get and I want a black frame and the longer travel suspension that's only 2011 or earlier but would love better light output too.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #4395
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Found the casue of my flashing error code!! Both wires going into the temp sensor snaped off right at the base of the connector . Before i attempt to pull it apart, has any one else managed to sucessfully reconnect the wires back to the connector?
More importantly, you should try to figure out why they snapped so you can mitigate it for the replacement.
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