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Old 09-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #136
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Question Battery Upkeep

A very useful thread, thanks to all the contributors. Having a blast on my new 990 Adv R. Due to the down low location of the battery, looking for advice and suggestions on setting up/cable routing for using Battery Tender. I've always plugged my bikes in at the end of the day.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #137
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A very useful thread, thanks to all the contributors. Having a blast on my new 990 Adv R. Due to the down low location of the battery, looking for advice and suggestions on setting up/cable routing for using Battery Tender. I've always plugged my bikes in at the end of the day.
I plug my Battery Tender into the 12v. outlet. It's rated for 10amps and the Battery Tender's output is way less than that. Worked great last winter.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #138
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A very useful thread, thanks to all the contributors. Having a blast on my new 990 Adv R. Due to the down low location of the battery, looking for advice and suggestions on setting up/cable routing for using Battery Tender. I've always plugged my bikes in at the end of the day.
Optimate4 came with the cable and water resistant cover for the connector. I ran the cable from the battery connectors out the rear left side of the battery box, up the frame behind the left fuel tank and cable tied it behind the fan. Easy to get to and pretty well protected. The connector for my Gerbings lives there also...Mmmmm winter is coming
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #139
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I plug my Battery Tender into the 12v. outlet. It's rated for 10amps and the Battery Tender's output is way less than that. Worked great last winter.
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Optimate4 came with the cable and water resistant cover for the connector. I ran the cable from the battery connectors out the rear left side of the battery box, up the frame behind the left fuel tank and cable tied it behind the fan. Easy to get to and pretty well protected. The connector for my Gerbings lives there also...Mmmmm winter is coming
Thanks for your responses. Sacal, sounds like a good way to route. Ladukebob, did you just splice on a plug, or did yours come with the right kind of plug-in for the 12v socket?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #140
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I used to deal with battery tenders all the time...

Recently put a Shorai battery in my 950. HIGHLY recommended! Spin's fast, very slow self-discharge, prices have come down quite a bit.

I know they have been discussed elsewhere, but thought it was worth mentioning again with the charger discussion.

I have had good luck with a couple of batteries from Shorai, but I think most of the other Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4) battery offerings are also quite good!
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #141
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Ladukebob, did you just splice on a plug, or did yours come with the right kind of plug-in for the 12v socket?
Bought a 12v plug at NAPA and spiced it into one end and the other end has the same plugs as the Battery Tender. They are also the same ends as my small air compressor, so the 12v plug works for both the tender and the compressor. The Tender also comes with clips in case you want to hook onto battery terminals.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #142
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Once I installed the Blackdog skid plate I was able to just hook up a standard Battery Tender cable.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #143
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Once I installed the Blackdog skid plate I was able to just hook up a standard Battery Tender cable.

Nothing like keeping it simple moto-treks. Cool thing is I just ordered a BDCW skid plate this am. Although, I can see having a plug in for convenience too.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #144
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Nothing like keeping it simple moto-treks. Cool thing is I just ordered a BDCW skid plate this am. Although, I can see having a plug in for convenience too.
I wired a "BMW" plugin for my electric vest so I can use that too. Just depedns on which charger is closer

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #145
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Cool thread.

On the oil filter front - CJRacer's clutch window cover. I appreciate the paper filter idea but I never seem to have them or plan ahead and order them when I should so I like to use Scotts filters and have for years. CJ's cover is bling but I find that I use it more frequently to assess the condition of the oil and it's nice to see it at the level of the window (understanding it's a dry sump bike and the tank could be low still.) I once flooded the bike and knew from the window that my engine was filled with water.

Spare Keys: I always keep a spare key zip tied to the frame (hidden of course) on long trips and another in my luggage.

Best 950/990 Party Trick: Has your battery died and you don't relish the idea of laying on your back to undo the skid plate to get to the battery? If you're traveling with another 950/990 owner put both bikes on the center stands with the rear wheels touching and use the running bike to spin the bejezus out of the other bike. Dead bike in second, running bike in second or first. Can't say why I like this so much but I really do. It feels like cheating.



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Old 09-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #146
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Great thread! Thanks guys. +1 subscribed.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #147
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Cool thread.

On the oil filter front - CJRacer's clutch window cover. I appreciate the paper filter idea but I never seem to have them or plan ahead and order them when I should so I like to use Scotts filters and have for years. CJ's cover is bling but I find that I use it more frequently to assess the condition of the oil and it's nice to see it at the level of the window (understanding it's a dry sump bike and the tank could be low still.) I once flooded the bike and knew from the window that my engine was filled with water.

Spare Keys: I always keep a spare key zip tied to the frame (hidden of course) on long trips and another in my luggage.

Best 950/990 Party Trick: Has your battery died and you don't relish the idea of laying on your back to undo the skid plate to get to the battery? If you're traveling with another 950/990 owner put both bikes on the center stands with the rear wheels touching and use the running bike to spin the bejezus out of the other bike. Dead bike in second, running bike in second or first. Can't say why I like this so much but I really do. It feels like cheating.



I'm sure I'll think of more...

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #148
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Eek Shift Lever Problem /Question?

Pilfered diagram below from another thread. Was out today, 3rd time on my new 2012 990 ADV R, having a blast practicing/playing in the dirt. Went to downshift and the shift lever while initially engaging and completing the gear change continued to rotate down way past normal. Stopped bike to check out. The lever would now rotate all the way up and/or down way past normal range. Only thing stopping it is contact with some other part. Not a free swing, it will stay wherever you stop rotating it but still it would move to the extreme ends way beyond normal range and no longer engages the gears. So ok, must have come loose - right, and slipped off the splines/teeth of the shaft. I tried to tighten the nut (#19), it was pretty tight already and I didn't want to over torque and break it, but the little bit of tightening I did made no difference. Other problem, after removing bolt #19 and washers #17 & 18, I am unable to remove the lever, I've pried it, tapped it, but no in or out movement, I cannot slide it any further off or on, although it still rotates as described above. I'm thinking it was lose or loosened while riding and slid of the teeth a little and is no longer engaging the teeth on the shift shaft (say that 5 times fast). The space between the back (engine) side of the lever (13) and washer(?) #12 is ~ 3/8 to 1/2 inch, should it be closer or flush? Is it a tapered shaft? WTF? I am under warranty, it's new but it's also a 75 mile trailer trip to take the bike in, so....any ideas or suggestions from those of you experienced with the 990 would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #149
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Pilfered diagram below from another thread. Was out today, 3rd time on my new 2012 990 ADV R, having a blast practicing/playing in the dirt. Went to downshift and the shift lever while initially engaging and completing the gear change continued to rotate down way past normal. Stopped bike to check out. The lever would now rotate all the way up and/or down way past normal range. Only thing stopping it is contact with some other part. Not a free swing, it will stay wherever you stop rotating it but still it would move to the extreme ends way beyond normal range and no longer engages the gears. So ok, must have come loose - right, and slipped off the splines/teeth of the shaft. I tried to tighten the nut (#19), it was pretty tight already and I didn't want to over torque and break it, but the little bit of tightening I did made no difference. Other problem, after removing bolt #19 and washers #17 & 18, I am unable to remove the lever, I've pried it, tapped it, but no in or out movement, I cannot slide it any further off or on, although it still rotates as described above. I'm thinking it was lose or loosened while riding and slid of the teeth a little and is no longer engaging the teeth on the shift shaft (say that 5 times fast). The space between the back (engine) side of the lever (13) and washer(?) #12 is ~ 3/8 to 1/2 inch, should it be closer or flush? Is it a tapered shaft? WTF? I am under warranty, it's new but it's also a 75 mile trailer trip to take the bike in, so....any ideas or suggestions from those of you experienced with the 990 would be greatly appreciated.


You might want to put your question in it's own thread in the OC forum. This thread is more for what new owners need to know about the 950/990, not to ask questions.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:29 AM   #150
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You might want to put your question in it's own thread in the OC forum. This thread is more for what new owners need to know about the 950/990, not to ask questions.
I am a new owner and it is something I need to know, but I hear ya and understand what you're getting at.

I would say though that questions are valid here, if related to a 'legit' post.. Agreed this one doesn't purely fit that criteria.

Do I need to rewrite and post or is there a way to move my existing post to start a new OC thread or add to an existing thread other than this one?


Moved to new thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826991
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