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Old 08-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #4981
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all this has to be because it's ready to be replaced
It may come to this.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #4982
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Battery Voltage Display

Great mod. Love how small it is and how it can be positioned in your peripheral. Not too big which is not as professional as this one.
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Not for everybody but on all bikes and on my beach fourby i have installed a small cheap battery voltage display. It sort of gives you an early warning of impending doom...that is an alternator that is not charging or even over charging. Simple to construct and about $9 on internet from FUTURLEC ( ship from Thailand ) ... supposed to be constructed flat but on some i put the LED's side on and encase in epoxy making it waterproof slim and durable...sorry about the focus... one pic of KTM couple of BMW 1150GS adv..also beach fourby ......on the KTM if the charging stops and you pull the blue fuse you are likely to get an hour of riding...[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #4983
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LED indicator

I've been using this one for a few years with good success:
http://signaldynamics.com/index.php?...hk=1&Itemid=77

Its nice because it is light, sleek, and can be mounted just about anywhere with just a small single hole.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #4984
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I had one of those. I put it on after my battery failed. It always showed me having issues, too high or too low. Didn't trust it.....

Then I replaced my R/R.

I was cleaning out the parts bin and started thinking about reinstalling it. Thought I would test it out first and it didn't work correctly. I think that my faulty R/R fried it causing it to read incorrectly. I'll be getting another.....

I like the concept and cost of the diy unit above but mounting would be an issue. With the signal dynamics unit you can put the brains under the seat and the light in your dash.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #4985
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I had one of those. I put it on after my battery failed. It always showed me having issues, too high or too low. Didn't trust it.....
Hmm. My experience has only been good.
I've had these is two different bikes. One has been in since 2008 and works perfectly. Before I start it up in the morning it will be amber and stay there for a few seconds after a start; then it turns green.

Installed mine after a bad R/R killed a battery and nearly ruined a vacation trip. Every now and again a glance tells me everything is working correctly.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:08 PM   #4986
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Not the R/R. That should probably be the last place for you to look.

You need the Big three. Air, Fuel & Spark

Check that you are first getting fuel at the fuel injector. Your hose might have come off inside the tank or something simple like that.

If you are getting fuel.

Next, see if you are getting a spark by pulling the spark plug and turning it over.

If both of those are good it becomes harder.
Bingo on the hose inside the tank. Sorted now and so far so good. Bike is running as it should. Thanks to all for the suggestions and this thread for the ideas and documentation.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #4987
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You all saw that Noah.(RoninMoto) got his 690 stolen in Ireland?

Not even in the country for a day...
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #4988
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Bingo on the hose inside the tank. Sorted now and so far so good. Bike is running as it should. Thanks to all for the suggestions and this thread for the ideas and documentation.
Awesome to hear you got it fixed.

The fuel hose is a tough one....

When mine did it, the hose was only partially off. So, upon start up the pump would pressurize line/injector and the bike would start just fine. Then die soon after. Never with the same duration though.

I could even take the injector out and turn it over. Fuel would spray out perfectly....
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #4989
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You all saw that Noah.(RoninMoto) got his 690 stolen in Ireland?

Not even in the country for a day...
For those who haven't seen the Ride Report.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893

If there are any 690 owners over there (Dublin, Ireland) please keep an eye out. (I really mean: :sh oot:p ain) I think that is enough.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #4990
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For those who haven't seen the Ride Report.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893

If there are any 690 owners over there (Dublin, Ireland) please keep an eye out. (I really mean: :sh oot:p ain) I think that is enough.
not quite, you left out this one
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:26 AM   #4991
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not quite, you left out this one
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #4992
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Got my BPD chain guide guard installed. Took about 10 minutes, I didn't even bother to take off the rear wheel like they recommend in the instructions.

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Old 08-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #4993
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Got my BPD chain guide guard installed. Took about 10 minutes, I didn't even bother to take off the rear wheel like they recommend in the instructions.
That looks tits! I've got to go check the mail box......

Your swing arm is dirty.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #4994
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That looks tits! I've got to go check the mail box......

Your swing arm is dirty.
Seconded... Looks nice. Mine should be at home when I get home from Oman on Thursday...

Not so much te swing arm being dirty as the part still being clean. Get on it...
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #4995
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Seconded... Looks nice. Mine should be at home when I get home from Oman on Thursday...

Not so much te swing arm being dirty as the part still being clean. Get on it...
My wife and I worked in the ME for about 12 years, most of it in Saudi Arabia. Also worked in Muscat with NBO as part of a clean-up team. Small world it is!

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