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Old 02-28-2014, 02:39 PM   #1261
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I swap between the HPN and stock tank, leaving the front mounts on, but take the rear off. I hardly ever use the little tank though.

you should be able to see them here..bike in pretty trim.....BTW not usually this clean.
Tasty! but way too clean.

it's that rear mount I wouldn't mind avoiding having to remove
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #1262
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you need to remove for the bail hook of the stock tank.

BTW- make sure the tank has the two rubber pads at the rear!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:34 AM   #1263
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Suns out
Going to hit the mid 50's today
Tire aired up
fluids checked
bike rolled out
petcocks on
choke on
key on
all tell-tale lights on as expected

Hit the starter button..... nothing
check the kill switch, it's in the "on" position.. switch from on to off a few times

Hit the button, nothing
try the horn... feeble squeak
GPS indicates 8 volts (that's the internal battery, GPS is also hard wired)

Easy diagnosis, some dumbass left the positive battery bolt loose last winter and every time I plugged in the battery tender to run for a day or so until the green light came on, it was only charging the GPS battery

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #1264
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Fail again..

Charged up my 8 month old battery, fired up the bike Saturday afternoon... ran great and was charging above 13.5 volts above 3,000 RPM.

Rolled the bike out this AM, and got a few cranks, but that was all. The GPS said the resting voltage was 10.2... then I remembered that when I pulled the heated grips off I neglected to wrap the wire ends with tape and they may have been resting on the triple clamp.

Wrapped the wires, plugged in the tender. Once I have a full charge I'll pull the tender and let the bike sit for a few days to see if there is a votage drop again.

In other news, when I fired up my bike to come back from the BMW national in OR last summer the bean can was squeaking..

See the chip/crack?


This fell right out:

Also has some heat marking on the inside of can below the shim:



I also found that the points plate was bent, and there was some scoring on the inside of the bushing that the shaft passes through on the cam side of the can.

Luckily I had a spare points can that is on and not squeaking.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:31 PM   #1265
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I know a guy who could rebush that housing better than new - fairly inexpenisvely as well.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:19 PM   #1266
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I know a guy who could rebush that housing better than new - fairly inexpenisvely as well.
Sent you a PM!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:15 AM   #1267
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Weekend date with a multimeter...

Charged the battery all day Monday.

Monday 6PM 12.43 (pulled the charger off)
Monday 10PM 12.33
Tuesday 6AM 12.11
Tuesday 6PM 12.00
Wednesday 6AM 11.91
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #1268
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Weekend date with a multimeter...

Charged the battery all day Monday.

Monday 6PM 12.43 (pulled the charger off)
Monday 10PM 12.33
Tuesday 6AM 12.11
Tuesday 6PM 12.00
Wednesday 6AM 11.91
Looks like it's a gone'r. Lots of versions of these, but essentially your battery never got above about 75% charge and was down to less than 40% charge in 72 hours. May it RIP.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:49 AM   #1269
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Thanks Jim,

The battery is still connected to the bike, I may pull it and let it sit on the bench to see if I see the same drop.


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Looks like it's a gone'r. Lots of versions of these, but essentially your battery never got above about 75% charge and was down to less than 40% charge in 72 hours. May it RIP.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #1270
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No need to pull the battery, just disconnect the negative lead.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #1271
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Well, it was an easy fix and what I half-suspected... I pulled all leads off of the positive terminal and hooked up my multi-meter in series between the positive terminal and the leads. I started by capturing all leads at once and then checked each individually


It turns out that my hard-wired Garmin 276c was pulling the load. I check the other leads and most were hundredths of a volt.

I checked the battery on the 276C and where it should have ~8.4 volts it was at something less than 7.5v on one terminal. I had also assumed that then it said "battery fully charged" it stopped pulling a load.

I'll buy a replacement battery for it (~$22) and not leave it connected to the bike at all times.

not sure about the batteries health as it was 13.0v when I disconnected the batter tender Sunday AM and is now at 12.444v and holding since last night.

If the battery health chart is correct, it is on the way out.

While I was in there I also pulled all the wired connections, cleaned the terminals with deoxite and applied diaelectric grease.

I also ordered some 1 ohm spark plug caps after reading Brad's warnings...
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:12 AM   #1272
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With the GPS disconnected and the rest of the wiring connected the battery has been holding at 12.39 volts for a few days now...

think I'll send and email to Odyssey to see about replacement if this is really ~70% charge.

**Full Dislosure** I have been using a Battery Tender Plus forever, and just read that these won't provide a full charge to Odyssey batteries.... this could be my issue here.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:58 PM   #1273
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I've had really great luck with Odyssey over the years but had to retire one this spring. It was old though and deserved it. Since my 89 GS has the big tray, I replaced it with a huge harley battery. Wow, it sure cranks over nicely in any temp now. Although it should considering it's probably a 30lb battery.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #1274
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My G/S is running like a champ, and the suspension is working well now.

This weekend, after many tries at venting the crankcase somewhere other than into the carbs I gave up and returned the crank case vents to the stock location.

This change was mostly due to oil seeping down from the airbox "duckbill" drain and all over the back of the transmission. Upon checking I found that my duckbill was rock hard and open (not good!). I swapped it out to the spare I had that was slightly less hard and slightly less open... need to buy a new replacement!

CHECK YOUR DUCK-BILLS!

Anyway, here is the last version I tried. If the db wasn't dumping oil (no, not huge amounts) out the back I would have left it was is was.

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:37 AM   #1275
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Now where to put that Dyna Booster?

Here's the Booster:


Here's my idea, use the bracket left open when the electronic ignition went missing


Test Fit with some clearance issues potentially




Removing the offending bits


Mounted again


Looks reasonable


I pushed it hard against the frame before the final fitting, it's clear of the tank

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