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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by We're Here, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    The easiest way to deal with the TPMS is with duct tape. Cut a little piece exactly the right size and stick it on the surface of the RID so as to completely obliterate the TPMS warning. Hey, guess what? You can fix the ABS problem the same way! :brow
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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    :fpalm Oh no DRONE your starting to lose your respect for German techno whizz bang !
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  3. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    What little research I've done.
    Need to find the blanking plug for the TPMS, that is removed when you upgrade to TPMS.
    ABS will require a new sense ring for the front wheel that has a slightly different number of slots.
    More detective work needed.
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  4. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    Looks great! I thought two rigs were enough but now....... My monkey will not be happy if I start another project. Having shoulder surgery on Tuesday will have time to do a lot of research. Having idle time has never been good for my pocketbook.:fpalm Oh well I LOVE your rig!!!!! Also love the paint, both the color and satin finish.
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  5. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I don't have the OEM TPM sensors on my GSA so I have a 24/7 "WARNING!" light perpetually on my RID. I use the duct tape fix, but if there is a way to tell the ECM to ignore my lack of TPM sensors, I 'd love to know how to do that. I asked my dealer about it when I first got the bike and they told me that it's not possible. Of course, mine's a 2008. Perhaps not the same on the newer bikes.

    On the ABS, I'll also be interested to see what you find out. The ABS works fine on my GSA and I have a car pusher that's smaller than the stock tire size (by 5%) and a front tire that's also smaller than stock (by 7%).
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  6. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    With the RUKO rig they were able to disable the TPM with the help of the local dealer. That will be my next conversation.
    ABS works on the RUKO, just barley, very sensitive. Though the tires are smaller, they are the same diameter which must be close enough for it to work much like yours, there is a certain percent diameter give and take, but the EML front is much smaller than the original.
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  7. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    Would you mind giving me total length and width of this rig if it were to fit in a box. Curious if it will fit in my small toyhauler. Not trying to steal :raabia but if I were that type you would be on the list :lol3
  8. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    8'l X 6'w with an inch or two to spare. 6' is handlebar to outside fender.
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  9. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear

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    It will fit.......:-) DAMN!
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  10. Ridn3

    Ridn3 Lopsidd

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    Oh Boy! Another project.
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  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Any headway on the abs rings or pickups ?
    How about a few nice images given your taste is exquisite ? :-)
  12. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    " Any headway on the abs rings or pickups ? "

    Yes, there has been some progress, however still waiting for a replacement sensor ring.

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System has been uninstalled. The trick is to find a friendly dealer that will perform the uninstall with their diagnostic computer.
    The plug that goes into the TPMS is pulled and covered to prevent dirt and moisture.
    Photo of the HEXezCAN shows the covered plug, that normally would plug into the TPMS. Red,blue,green plugs into the original TPMS feed plug.
    HEXezCAN greatly simplifies connecting the sidecar electrics to the motorcycle. No more relays and fuses.

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  13. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Modified the windshield. Side benefit, much reduced wind buffeting for the driver.

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  14. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    You have leprechauns?

    Seems you only just got it and it's already being cut up.
  15. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Yup.

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  16. crash a-ron

    crash a-ron mmm...burnt steel

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    I'm just about to check/adjust the toe in on my R1150GS E2000 EML rig, and this looks like a great way! Are you measuring toe in over the wheelbase of the bike axle to axle by transferring the length measurement behind the bike? Genius!

    Also- any photos of the Eccentric axle? I haven't taken mine loose yet, but my rigs feels too twitchy even for an EML. I need to remove the body to flip the top shock bolt for servicing, I'm guessing the toe adjustment is easier with the body off too.



  17. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    You are correct, wheel base is transfer to the rear, measuring from the rear wheel axel.
    No pictures of the eccentric axel. Body off saves a lot of frustration.
    Started with 1/2" toe/in, but have now increased it to 1". Still pulls at little at highway speed, but slow down a little and its good, in town and mountain roads.
    I'm going to leave there.
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  18. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    What are you running for tire pressures David ?
  19. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Front and Side, 27 (1.9)
    Rear 31 (2.1)
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  20. We're Here

    We're Here Been here awhile

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    Last project finally done!
    Replacement sensor ring installed. ABS is happy, and the quick shift is now working. No more fault codes.

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