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Old 10-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #601
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Ummm. Good point. Redesign time..
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:15 PM   #602
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FWIW I'll add that my trickle-charger uses an SAE cable by default and comes with an SAE to clamp adapter / dongle. That dongle has a 75 amp fuse build in. I don't know exactly for what but... it does.

Right now I have an SAE plug dangling for the electric jacket and charger... I think its the 16/18 gauge one instead of 10 gauge unfortunately.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #603
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Right now I have an SAE plug dangling for the electric jacket and charger... I think its the 16/18 gauge one instead of 10 gauge unfortunately.
Yes, you can charge through these dongles, but you can't jumper/start a bike. Most folks think you need 10awg for jumping, perhaps you can get away with 12awg.

That 75 amp fuse on the clamps to SAE is what the wire is rated at, not what the typical charging current is.

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:43 AM   #604
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FWIW I'll add that my trickle-charger uses an SAE cable by default and comes with an SAE to clamp adapter / dongle. That dongle has a 75 amp fuse build in. I don't know exactly for what but... it does.

Right now I have an SAE plug dangling for the electric jacket and charger... I think its the 16/18 gauge one instead of 10 gauge unfortunately.

Take a closer look at the fuse.... more than likely it's a 7.5 amp fuse, not 75.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #605
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Interestingly, I am fussing over that exact situation. I am thinking of an inline fuse but it would need to be pretty hefty to allow boosting. Not sure of the initial amperage during a boost but I would imagine it is north of 50 amps.
Mine used a 40 amp inline fuse about an inch from the battery.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:54 PM   #606
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After reading all this, I made up a 6-foot jumper set using 10-ga speaker wire. Looked at all kinds of clips, but settled on simple ring terminals. Any bike I have ever seen has the same 6mm battery bolts so they should be toe smallest and have the maximum ampacity.
Instead of ring terminals, use spade connectors. Those are the ones that are U shaped. 1\4 turn of the battery bolt and slide it right on. This helps often because lots of times battery bolts are short and the little nut falls to the bottom and it takes a helluva lot of patience and balancing a small oothpick to raise it enough to catch the bolt.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #607
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Those tool tubes shatter on contact with rocks or flying debris,Ive seen em do it. Mounting them in front of the engine is not a good idea, Suppose you ride through a rut? Kinda like making your bike into a bulldozer. Doesnt work well off road.
Did 10,000 mile round trip to AK last summer, and my 3" pvc tube mounted on the front of the frame down tube did just fine. LONG portions of gravel/rocks--Top of the World Highway is all gavel and portions of the Alaska Highway are pretty rough. Huge frost heaves...Not a problem. But for hardcore offroad, though, I am sure you're right.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:41 PM   #608
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Did 10,000 mile round trip to AK last summer, and my 3" pvc tube mounted on the front of the frame down tube did just fine. LONG portions of gravel/rocks--Top of the World Highway is all gavel and portions of the Alaska Highway are pretty rough. Huge frost heaves...Not a problem. But for hardcore offroad, though, I am sure you're right.
Schedule 40 PVC and JB Weld made a great fly rod holder for my GS.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:40 PM   #609
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Tool Tube

Somewhere in the woods of Quebec is my buddy Joe's complete KLR toolkit. He laid it down on a rocky section and didn't notice till it was too late that the tube had shattered on one end...
I snapped the big hose clamps that held mine on a few times and then gave up on the idea. Might be alright for on-road.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:57 PM   #610
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Mine have survived quite a few jaunts off-road but all my sockets/allen wrenches have rusted to shit. I didn't think moisture got in there but it did. Ever since I put the tool tubes on the front I've been wanting something else -- something "cleaner" -- as if that somehow applies to KLR. That said, for a couple of years now I've had all my heavy tools down low and always with me which is way better than before. I'm going to leave them there till I have something better.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:25 PM   #611
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As I scan through all the post and pictures, I notice some have this long nose Vise-Grip and some have the 5" regular nose Vise-Grip. I cannot decide.

If in an emergency, the regular nose can be better as a make shift lever for a broken clutch, brake, or shift lever. I already have a mini long nose in my micro multi-tool from Walmart.

Somehow, I don't feel the long nose Vise-Grip can be much beyond being just a long nose plier.

Any inputs from you guys?
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #612
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I am carrying this now, Vise-Grip 4LW. Just in case I have a slightly rounded nut. The "beak" can also be use to grab stuff like the regular nose Vise-Grip.



So now I have three options on Vise-Grips ..... decisions, decisions .....
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #613
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I am carrying this now, Vise-Grip 4LW. Just in case I have a slightly rounded nut. The "beak" can also be use to grab stuff like the regular nose Vise-Grip.

(Someone tell me how to attach a picture, I have it on my PC desktop)
Here ya go.


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Old 10-07-2009, 09:04 PM   #614
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I am carrying this now, Vise-Grip 4LW. Just in case I have a slightly rounded nut. The "beak" can also be use to grab stuff like the regular nose Vise-Grip.

(Someone tell me how to attach a picture, I have it on my PC desktop)


Put IMG tags around the image url.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #615
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I'm a bit slow, figured it out. Thanks guys.
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