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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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    i dont like the ugly blinkers that are on our bikes. i want something like in the picture. or just something to clean the bike up a little. any ideas please?
    picture is from www.highwaydirtbikes.com
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  2. coffman300

    coffman300 Been here awhile

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    if you look close at mine you will see that it is a water proof socket with a springed door/cover and i just dilled two small hole in the back of the battery box for the wires and used high temp black silicone to seal them.i use a pressure washer on my bike and no problems.
  3. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    I made that mistake once. Looked at the phone, thought no way charging that overnight can drain the battery. I only had to push the bike up a slight incline from my campsite to the road, maybe 30 feet, then I had several miles of downhill to bump start the bike. I'm with RideAbout on this one. Charge the phone while riding, or camp up on a hill. At least until you have proven that your setup won't drain the bikes battery.

    Walter
  4. mhking

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    i took some led lights and put them in my handgards i put on my bike im gunna put up some pics of my bike tomorow since spud told me how to finish my blinker mods.
  5. ADV BUM

    ADV BUM Been here awhile

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    Also make sure your phone is off. If the phone is on while charging, and is looking for service it will drain the battery.
  6. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    How do you like Havelock? I spent 3 years there. I miss the beach, not much else.
  7. mhking

    mhking Adventurer

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    hahahaha havelock how i hate you. :rofli hate this place but ya the beach is nice:freaky. wish there was more offroad here instead of one offroad park.
  8. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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  9. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    It's possible when the battery is weak and/or on it's last legs, a connection is going bad, or if the key is left on, that the tiny amount of charge reqjuired by a cell phone could make the difference between barely starting and not quite. Bummer that happened to you. When all's strong and good, it's not much of a risk. But to be on the safer side, of course, charge while riding.
  10. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Absolutely. Unless you've got the type that is programmed to recognize when service doesn't seem to be available and stops trying until you ask it to do something. But regardless, it's at night and you're charging from a battery - that's two reasons to power down the phone.

    And if you start charging when you stop then it'll probably be charged by the time you hit the sack so you can unplug it from the bike.

    Life's a gamble.... :dunno
  11. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Oh my God. Who the hell was talking about the physical weight of the spring. TENSION.Mass and gravity have nothing to do with tension of a spring. It exerts the same force up , down or horizontally . And a highly accurate scale would be perfect to measure the tension of a tiny spring. Weight it really? You were kidding right?
  12. stiggs13

    stiggs13 Been here awhile

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    yes especially if you are in a area with crappy service. my idea was put it on the charger for a few hours while setting up camp etc.. although if I charge while riding I wont't have to worry about it much at all.

    Here is where I ended up mounting my aux box

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stiggs13/8515219590/" title="Untitled by Stiggs13, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8515219590_95842376bd.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Untitled"></a>

    ordered up better usb plugs, oh and its got a water tight cover to keep it snug. My first jaunt out is March 16 to Death Valley, we will see how it does. New gel battery installed also tonight. Need to lube up the chain and find some saddle bags....
  13. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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  14. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    If your batter was nil, this could happen with a weak bike battery. I've never had amproblem. The iPhone's about 1400mah vs. 8,000 or so for a stocker. But yes, charging while riding is a solution.
  15. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    The actual charger could be causing a draw i would suspect the cheaper non oem ones would be worse
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    RZRob Long timer

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    I ran my cigarette lighter on switched power with the outlet and phone mount at the bars. I've got a cigarette/USB and the iPhone cable with Ram Mount for the iPhone. Cheap, simple, functional.

    RZ Rob
  17. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I can't imagine why...



    Having anything drawing power, however little draw it is, while stopped, on an XRL is just asking for battery trouble IMO. Whats the problem with charging it while riding?
  18. Mossy-Back

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    I didn't have a bike when I was out there, but I remember there being some decent looking trails out off of Catfish Lake Road. If you head out towards the actual lake you'll find them.
  19. SmokeBike

    SmokeBike Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a Dual Sport - XR 650L would be gret but I know some of you guys have multiple horses in your herd... :1drink

    DR Suzuki or KTM. are both cool. This is for my nephew and I'm trying to get him to see the light on the merits of this XR addiction of ours... :lol3
    That siad, he just wants a DS of some type.

    West coast is preffered as a shipping cost from the east would be rather costly.

    If in Cali or BC Idaho etc would all be way cool

    Thanx in advance boyz.... :feelgood
  20. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    The battery was not week or on it's last legs. 3 1/2 years and 30 some thousand miles later, and it has never since failed to start the bike. Once it even sat for nine months without a charge and still started the bike. I also agree a cell phone battery doesn't have enough capacity to drain the bikes battery. So it had to be my phone charging setup (inverter and phone charger) that caused the drain. Just because my setup drained my battery, doesn't mean everyone's will. But they may want to test ahead of time to be sure. In my case, I was on a hill so it was no big deal. All I had to do was push the bike out to the road, climb on and let it start rolling, pop the clutch and I was on my way.

    Walter