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Old 09-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #16801
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Do you think that a 9 day trip would be too much? Two weekends and the mid week. We would need at least one and maybe two support vehicles depending upon the number of FFs that go. Maybe no more than 9 - 12 riders.

Thoughts?

TAT or GDR? either way works for me. Just a long n00b friendly trip.
Ok, the adventure riding aspect fell apart quickly Support vehicles?!?
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #16802
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Ok, the adventure riding aspect fell apart quickly Support vehicles?!?
My thought for that was that we would truck the bikes to NM and from Colorado. This would maximize our off road riding time. I don't think that my xr4 would do real well slabbing it for 500 miles in a day. The other thought for the support vehicle was in case of a catastrophic failure, that rider would not hold the rest of us from our ride. One dead bike and our ride would be over.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #16803
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Ok, the adventure riding aspect fell apart quickly Support vehicles?!?

LOL, exactly what I thought.

Don't forget the Pacific Crest Quest as an option. It's still on my bucket list.

But hey, if trucks are going Anyway...
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:21 PM   #16804
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After 1121 pages it's about time!

thanks jo, you just made me feel good.


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Old 09-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #16805
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #16806
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dr, i'm not getting younger and time is running out........
I started it. It is a poor start, but it is started.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post14036045

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Old 09-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #16807
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On the street everything works fine on my bike. When I go offroad, I am constantly blowing the main 15a fuse, like every couple of miles. I'm guessing that the bumping must be causing a wire to short somewhere. I've visually inspected everything but have not found anything. Does anyone know of an easy (electrical noob) way to try to track down the short or does anyone know of something else that may be causing the blown fuses? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #16808
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:25 PM   #16809
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Is there an electrical schematic in the owner's manual?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #16810
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Nice! So is this the ride that scared you away from further adventure touring until now, Joel?

By the way...me and a couple of other guys are heading down to Baja for Thanksgiving (Wed evening - Sun). Heading down to Gonzaga Bay and then no plan from there. You and anyone else who wants to is welcome to come along. It will be a mix of pavement and dirt.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:45 PM   #16811
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On the street everything works fine on my bike. When I go offroad, I am constantly blowing the main 15a fuse, like every couple of miles. I'm guessing that the bumping must be causing a wire to short somewhere. I've visually inspected everything but have not found anything. Does anyone know of an easy (electrical noob) way to try to track down the short or does anyone know of something else that may be causing the blown fuses? Thanks in advance.

my guess

on the street, the bike was smooth less jogging and less abrubt motions - the wires remain relatively undisturbed

on dirt, a lot of movement and causing the wire to move, thus there's a possibility you have a short


inspect all connections, underlying wires, and routings, especially ones that are rubbing against the frame or with another piece of metal.

good luck bud.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:01 PM   #16812
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Here's a schematic. Do I have to go wire by wire and trace it all the way?
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:03 PM   #16813
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i bought my dr650 for adventure rides, then bang, wife gets pregnant! now the baby is here and everything is cool, maybe i can plan for a big ride.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #16814
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On the street everything works fine on my bike. When I go offroad, I am constantly blowing the main 15a fuse, like every couple of miles. I'm guessing that the bumping must be causing a wire to short somewhere. I've visually inspected everything but have not found anything. Does anyone know of an easy (electrical noob) way to try to track down the short or does anyone know of something else that may be causing the blown fuses? Thanks in advance.

first thing you do is..... find the internet and open up an account on eBay.

second.... sell your bike.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:10 PM   #16815
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get yourself a continuity tester/volt meter. connect 1 terminal to the frame, and start probing the wires with the battery disconnected.

disconnect all connectors, clean the contacts and look for frayed wires.

inspect 1 wire at a time. shake each wire and look for a spark...kabooom.
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