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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Feb 14, 2014.
Put an Akro header on and that baby will POP!
Thanks @jskene for this thorough explanation and diagram. This is great! I checked my trailer wiring today and I have separate brake and tail running light inside the same housing and two turn signals along with a ground. The Skene device has two output wires that show connection to Skene lights. I have included a photo of the install guide with my notes added (pardon the Dyslexia). How would I wire this to 4 separate trailer inputs?
That header pops to much, it's about to come off of mine.
You should connect the controller to the trailer wires as follows:
IQ-260-TS wires.......trailer wires
gray/green striped........left turn signal (YL)
gray/yellow striped.......right turn signal (GN)
red-switched power......running light (BL)
Note that the trailer's brake light wire is not used. This is because the left and right turn signals on the trailer will operate as turn signals, running lights and flashing brake lights. To get the visibility benefit of the conspicuity flicker provided by the controller you should use LED bulbs in the trailers turn signals. Note also that to be fully compliant with your state's motor vehicle laws the turn signals should be red, as they are also operating as running and brake lights.
I just mounted my 1st pair of new tires, Conti Road Attack 3, and the handling and feel are much improved. Much smoother and have a more planted feel than the stock tires that were replaced. The original rear was shot at 4800 miles. Hopefully, the Conti RA3 will last a bit longer.
Tire mileage will depend on your right hand. LOL
You da man! Thank you @jskene.
Yep switched to Road 5's after originals needed replacement---Big improvement
Was interesting-I was at iron pony yesterday in columbus and was sitting on some bikes. Sat on a Honda Goldwing and was amazed how effortless it was to upright it off the side stand. This bike has to be 250 lbs heavier then my XR. I really have to nudge the XR to upright it. I also could not believe how many bikes they have sold over the last month.
My bike came with T31 tires, they been bloody lovely and see no reason for anything else... maybe T32 since they're new and improved
Any thoughts from the knowledgeable folks here on this bike? Anything specific I should ask for when I go to take a look at it?
It's a 2017 for $12,800 CAD, with only 6000km - comes with a centrestand and a Leo Vince pipe on it (not sure how loud they are, but I prefer something respectful to my neighbours)
Here's the ad: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/markham-york-region/12017-bmw-s1000xr/1569910587?undefined
Looks well maintained. Best advise is go ride it for an hour and that should give you your answer. Bought mine a 2018 9 months ago with 296 miles on it. I am just shy of 8000 miles now. Great bike and the shift assist is slick.
It's time for my 1st oil change & I'm wondering what easy-to-find locally oil choices meet the recommended specs? Do any of you run Rotella T6 5W40?
Been running the T6 for 30,000 miles, good stuff.
I use that in all my diesels
amzoil only for me...
...Not another oil thread...
Just make sure that the oil is designed for wet clutches, all quality automotive oil is to "slippery" and can burn the clutch plates due to slipping. I use Amsoil but any good MC oil is fine.
I bought a 2016 recently, base model (no cruise, no dynamic, no electronic suspension. It is the best motorcycle purchase I have ever made. I love the thing: 160 hp dirt bike with touring ergonomics. An in lone four with torque for days mailing 6 th gear roll ons from 25 mph a thing. The quick shifter is great, took me a while to accommodate myself to using it, but it makes the ride ultra smooth. I have put 1000 miles on it so far and I’m really loving it.
Question for those who have more miles: I am getting around 37-38 mpg (US gallons) on around town riding, but on a 250 mile mountain ride I did this past weekend I was well into the 40s. What is everyone else’s experience?
41mpg. Less at 80mph on the highway.
sounds about right