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Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,228
Posted By BostonGS
Thanks for posting this up, I think it seals...

Thanks for posting this up, I think it seals things up nicely. I've certainly used standard appropriately sized tubes front and rear to fix flats and I'll stick with carrying 2 sizes instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Yep, but Blk/white is on the other side of the...

Yep, but Blk/white is on the other side of the harness/CDI though. On the side shown on my picture it's Blk/red and it goes to CDI with the larger Brown in the picture. This is the ignition coil...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Yeah, no. Yes, the green wires are all ground. ...

Yeah, no. Yes, the green wires are all ground. The brown wires, as I suspected and confirmed by Ricky (stator) on a TT thread, are two separate circuits, both hot legs, but they stem from two...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Sorted out

It's the rear brake wire and it shouldn't be spliced like that...figures.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
stock wiring question

Rewired the XR and I'm down to the stock wiring harness. See attached picture for wires in question.

I've been referencing the this wiring diagram to sort it out and this is what I'm making of it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Not particularly worried, just checking to see if...

Not particularly worried, just checking to see if this is normal. I don't want to rewind this thing if it's a futile effort.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Stator inspection

I was looking at an extra OEM stator that I have and something about the stator poles caught my eye. If you look at the attached picture you'll see that the ignition pole (left) has quite a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Mikie, Ditch those batteries and get one of...

Mikie,

Ditch those batteries and get one of the these small lead acid ones. Lots of different shapes and sizes to choose from and will work better.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Another option

This has the relay built in and would eliminate the need for the switch.

http://www.trailtech.net/7004-rr150
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
I'm a real thread killer, huh?

I'm a real thread killer, huh?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
To those with the electrosport/moose esg440...

I yanked the stator today to sort out my wiring. This stator has three legs + the ignition coils that use 16 of 17 posts (vs stock 12). That is

1 white runs across every third post for 5 posts...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
If all you need is the board pm me your address...

If all you need is the board pm me your address and I'll send you a pic of the one I yanked. If it suits you, it's yours for free. Mine is a bit different than some of the others I've seen as it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
...and about the brown, blue/white &...

...and about the brown, blue/white & white/green?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Are you running a street legal kit? If so, how...

Are you running a street legal kit? If so, how are you turn signal and T.S. relay hooked up?

I came across that post you are referring to, it was Rallyemoto that was trying to wire this thing up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Thanks for the help. How did you wire these...

Thanks for the help. How did you wire these things up, that schematic (high power) doesn't make any sense to me.

Based on that diagram it looks like the ESG440 has 4 power outputs:

1. Brown &...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,699
Posted By BostonGS
Reverse engineering PO's work

I picked up a low mileage, clean '01 XR650R and the started going through the dual sport kit. Turns out it's got the infamous Electrex Dakar kit. Wiring was clean, but the headlight unit a POS and...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By BostonGS
I've got a set, at those temps they aren't going...

I've got a set, at those temps they aren't going to help much (my experience is that heated grips are useless below 40F if your moving good).

If you don't heat your core your fighting a loosing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By BostonGS
It may be that your compression damping is set to...

It may be that your compression damping is set to high, this will make the suspension feel stiff. To see if you have the right spring rate you need to check the sag. The shock probably came with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By BostonGS
Agreed, you don't need a video. For the...

Agreed, you don't need a video. For the Odysseys, there are a few installation threads on here, search for them (google "advrider odyssey battery installation")...some will show you how to trim the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,208
Posted By BostonGS
Uh, did everyone miss the obvious here? I'm...

Uh, did everyone miss the obvious here? I'm pretty sure it's the transmission that has to come out to change the air filter, not the gas tank.

Seriously...why are you removing the gas tank to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,459
Posted By BostonGS
+1 I use the side stand all the time with...

+1

I use the side stand all the time with the wheel off. Maybe it's easier because shops charge a minimum of $50 here in the Boston area.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By BostonGS
I had a dual shorai lithium battery setup on a...

I had a dual shorai lithium battery setup on a previous GSA (totaled when I was rear-ended). It was the one add-on I didn't remove before the insurance company came to pick up the bike. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,108
Posted By BostonGS
Brain fart. I was picturing the OP doing a valve...

Brain fart. I was picturing the OP doing a valve job when this occurred, but I can see how a loose nut could back off from engine vibration while riding and work it's way into the sump.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,459
Posted By BostonGS
If you're struggling, you might want to look up...

If you're struggling, you might want to look up how to use wire ties to pinch the tire together before slipping it on the rim (helps the tire lip in the rim channel), I mostly use Mitas E09 Dakar...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,108
Posted By BostonGS
I'm so baffled by this, I have to ask: How...

I'm so baffled by this, I have to ask:

How does the nut get to the sump from the end of the head? I'm not being sarcastic, I just can't imagine how it wouldn't fall to the ground unless you were...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,554
Posted By BostonGS
Scuff well and paint the underside with black...

Scuff well and paint the underside with black vinyl spray can. That said, my guess is it's your windscreen. I can turn my head 90 degrees on my GSA without any vibration/whistling whatsoever, but I...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By BostonGS
Conductive thread works fine on any glove, you...

Conductive thread works fine on any glove, you just need to figure out where to sew the contact patch on the fingertip. It requires that the thread touches your skin to ground it out.

What worked...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By BostonGS
Those roads look pretty well packed, so I think...

Those roads look pretty well packed, so I think full luggage would be fine. That said, the lighter the bike the better.

I would ditch the top box/pillion seat and replace it with a waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By BostonGS
bluetooth splitter

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082703&p_id=9722&seq=1&format=2

Works well, I have one.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,967
Posted By BostonGS
Well show me video proof that the HP2E is better...

Well show me video proof that the HP2E is better at dealing with the off-road banditos (or ninjas) one always encounters on adventures, like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTx7m43R3Aw
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,967
Posted By BostonGS
What a joke. A loaded up GSA could have easily...

What a joke. A loaded up GSA could have easily made that video. This is a different story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3lxvacsmcM
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-08-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,223
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,518
Posted By BostonGS
Got the TETs doc, looking forward to the gpx. ...

Got the TETs doc, looking forward to the gpx.

Thanks
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-08-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,339
Posted By BostonGS
Got the PDF.

Got the PDF.
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,780
Posted By BostonGS
Have to agree with much of what's been said about...

Have to agree with much of what's been said about rides and maps/sites (with dowloadable gps files on magazines website, just don't piss us off with ridiculous fees, someone else will create that...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,080
Posted By BostonGS
Another option:

I used this one with a hard bottom when traveling two up on a GSA without a topcase:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By BostonGS
Good stove, it's a bit tricky to get a stable...

Good stove, it's a bit tricky to get a stable low/simmer flame...read up on that.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,722
Posted By BostonGS
Depends what you read. I think it is the best...

Depends what you read. I think it is the best 50/50 tire I've put on the GSA. I've got about 6k miles on my first tire and I'll guess I've got another 2k easy.

Still can't believe Mitas hasn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By BostonGS
As I suspected, though I think the older one has...

As I suspected, though I think the older one has better lines. I have the newer one, but it's seen better days. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By BostonGS
I have the Forma Adventures and a pair of the...

I have the Forma Adventures and a pair of the Terrain TX...the value of the latter sold me on the former. I wear a normal width shoe and neither of these are loose on me if that's any indicator.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By BostonGS
Identify this Shoei DS helmet

I ran across this randomly and it caught my attention. I have a Shoei Hornet and that's a few years old and it doesn't look like this...nor do the current ones at the shop.

The vents and...
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