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Old 11-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1471
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couple of quick questions about the SE-

1) i have a safari tank. is there a reserve or does it just assume because you have 8 gal capacity that you won't run out? I usually just put a couple of gallons in but wondered if I run it dry is it really dry? I'm assuming yes because the fuel petcocks are just a screw type, so no other setting than "on", right?

2) output of alternator I think I read was about 450 watts? my bike has heated grips and a garmin GPS. I want to probably use my heated jacket (75 watts) and maybe gloves (24 watts). On my hard wired Garmin (176c) it shows voltage, usually 13.4-13.8 volts with the grips going. is that pretty accurate and how low can I get before I have to worry about it starting after I stop (again, I could assume 12v, but what do I know?)? I'd like to add some LED lights down the road as well and wondering how much juice I have to play with...

3) It has heated grips, I think KTM brand? there's a switch on the dash where center is off. it's supposed to have a high and low, any idea which side is which? I tried them out last weekend but didn't notice much change from one side to the other, but it was some stop and start traffic and I turned them off when we got to the fun stuff. :)
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #1472
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and one last one- i got a touratech tank bag with my SE but no instructions. Looked around their website and nada.

anyone know how to hook this thing up, or have a good photo of their setup I could see how it's mounted. I Assumed it would be pretty intuitive but I guess I'm missing those genes...
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #1473
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Originally Posted by AirDale
Any advice on where to run the crankcase breather hose? Are most of you leaving it terminating in the stock location at the top of the air box ...
I left mine venting into the air box as stock,
When I desmogged mine

I read of a few people having some problems with oil contaminating the air filter, is this common or just a problem when overfilling the oil?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #1474
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Just putting this out there in case someone else happens to find it when it's needed.

I found my intermittent ignition fuse short this evening. After much metering of the harness and tracing of things I tracked it down to the speedo sensor cable. Apparently it had worked loose to the point in which it rubbed on the front rotor. This resulted in the jumpy speed signal I was getting as well as creating a ground which would blow the ignition fuse. Of course it was intermittent with motion

So, if your ignition fuse just randomly blows one day keep the speedo cable in mind for a quick look over.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:01 AM   #1475
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So, if your ignition fuse just randomly blows one day keep the speedo cable in mind for a quick look over.
Now thats a strange one
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #1476
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no reserve in the safari tank, but your low fuel warning light should still be functioning... I bought the clear safari tank so I can eyeball my remaining fuel at a glance
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:12 AM   #1477
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caps post epc

Last weekend I purchased a very good example SE pharrrrk what a weapon!
I have previously owned a 07 990 Adventure and my first impressions are the SE feels more fun, lighter, and easier to ride in the dirt and on the road and its like a hooligan bike.
Its already in pieces as I am doing the EPC removal,my question is where can I source the CAPS that are needed to cover where the 2 hoses are removed from the carbys and also the one outlet at the back of the airbox from the SAS removal.
I know that the 2 holes on the side of the airbox are replaced by a similar plug like on the swing arm but the other 3 are a pain to source,thanks.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #1478
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20mmm blind electrical grommets is what you need, dab of silicon to get a good seal. Ebay might be best


Here is what I mean for Ref#
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products...FSHHtAodNEAA2Q
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:25 AM   #1479
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What I am chasing are the plastic tube looking things that slide over the now 3 exposed hose nozzles.
I also want to run a Unifilter Pre Filter that replaces the plastic snorkel but mine has a hose coming up and out of the snorkel and then goes down and clamps on to the airbox lid what is this for and can I get rid of to mount the Pre Filter.
The HOW only shows a Adventure and a SM that do not have this snorkel hose.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #1480
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What I am chasing are the plastic tube looking things that slide over the now 3 exposed hose nozzles.
I also want to run a Unifilter Pre Filter that replaces the plastic snorkel but mine has a hose coming up and out of the snorkel and then goes down and clamps on to the airbox lid what is this for and can I get rid of to mount the Pre Filter.
The HOW only shows a Adventure and a SM that do not have this snorkel hose.

just pull the snorkel out & the uni pre-filter fits in there/it replaces the snorkel on the ADV/SE/SM.





i'd say he means the "Rubber Vacuum Caps" ebay search for that tirm

vacuum caps:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&....1.6Z1usGqKqeE





rubber blanking grommets:
https://www.google.com/search?q=rubb...w=1170&bih=746



some info here:
http://home.comcast.net/~garrysimmon...er-Removal.htm

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...canesterectomy



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Old 11-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #1481
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Ive had a 690R & loved it but it had its issues. Also had a Honda Superhawk, which I loved. Sold the 690R for a 2004 GSA 1150. The GSA is great, but its not all that exciting & doesnt handle the offroad abuse that I give it. Question is would a SE be able to fit the bill for my needs? I dont have a car. I commute for work. Ride off road, slab, rip through the twisties, backroads & tour on my bikes. I also have an Alaska Trip in the works in the next couple of years, about 12k miles roundtrip. Would the SE fit this roll? I miss the excitement of the 690R & Superhawk but want the tourability of the GSA. Thinking of a 950SE with Safari tank & a raid designs fairing would fit the bill nicely.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #1482
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Yes it will do it all. Not quite as dirt worthy as the 690(had one) less of a boring slab eater than the 1150(had one). Its a compromise of each end of the spectrum but a great value with prices where they are. I rode mine to AK last year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #1483
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Ive had a 690R & loved it but it had its issues. Also had a Honda Superhawk, which I loved. Sold the 690R for a 2004 GSA 1150. The GSA is great, but its not all that exciting & doesnt handle the offroad abuse that I give it. Question is would a SE be able to fit the bill for my needs? I dont have a car. I commute for work. Ride off road, slab, rip through the twisties, backroads & tour on my bikes. I also have an Alaska Trip in the works in the next couple of years, about 12k miles roundtrip. Would the SE fit this roll? I miss the excitement of the 690R & Superhawk but want the tourability of the GSA. Thinking of a 950SE with Safari tank & a raid designs fairing would fit the bill nicely.
In a word Yes The only thing I find hard on the SE is commuting through london its just got too much power and overheats to quickly. Other than that I use mine for everything. To be fair its the best bike I've owned. It sits right between the 690 and gs for being off road ridable, nice and planted and with the right gearing and the raid designs fairing a great tourer. I had 2 bikes, a tourer and 450 exc sold both bought this and never a moment of regret
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #1484
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Is there a quick or easy way to tell what spring in on the rear shock on the SE? Looking to get the suspension set up a little better for me and it would be nice to know where I'm starting at.

AS for commuting, I spent a month this summer commuting 120miles RT for 4-5 weeks and the only change I made was to go back to a 17t up front. Made hanging with the 85-100 cruising speeds easier.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:35 AM   #1485
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Yes it will do it all. Not quite as dirt worthy as the 690(had one) less of a boring slab eater than the 1150(had one). Its a compromise of each end of the spectrum but a great value with prices where they are. I rode mine to AK last year.
What kind of time frame was your trip? Would love to hear more about it & how the SE did. Thanks for the feedback.
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