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Old 03-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #34036
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I'm looking to run my iPhone as a GPS once in a while on my WR, picked up a nice little mouning case, etc. I plan to run an SAE => cigarrette plug from the Battery Tender lead to the front, where I can plug in a phone car charger to keep the phone juiced.

My question is: the phone charger will basically be plugged directly into the battery. Is that OK for the phone? Should I look at putting a fuse in line? Any other issues? I don't want to fry my phone.
I've installed one of these - it's fused so you can plug any usb device in there to charge, I've got a few things.

http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #34037
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http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...der+081-0069-8

This is what I got. I figured with the cigarette plug I can adapt pretty much anything to it. I have a cigarette to USB adaptor for the phone that I have used in the car plenty. On the surface it seems if it works in the car it should work on the bike. BUT - I'm guessing the car is a bit more 'sophisticated' than just a wire straight off the battery. Maybe some type of fuse and maybe more protection in between?
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #34038
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http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Mot...pr_product_top

And this is the phone mount I got. Fellow inmate janliness showed me this one and it looks pretty decent. Not sure how it will handle a little abuse but functionally it looks pretty nice so far.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #34039
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I'm looking to run my iPhone as a GPS once in a while on my WR, picked up a nice little mouning case, etc. I plan to run an SAE => cigarrette plug from the Battery Tender lead to the front, where I can plug in a phone car charger to keep the phone juiced.

My question is: the phone charger will basically be plugged directly into the battery. Is that OK for the phone? Should I look at putting a fuse in line? Any other issues? I don't want to fry my phone.
If you installed a Battery Tender SAE lead, it should have a fuse inline to it. If not, I'd add one for sure. The cig adapter you reference should work fine also. Since it's not fused, don't leave it charging when the bikes not running. Although it would probably take overnight to kill your battery. When I was in Utah last year, I used the same type of lead to charge my phone, ipod and speaker for a couple hours in the evening while at camp. Bike would still start fine in the morning.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #34040
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Managed to get my rear tire off with 1 hand but boy am I sweating... also took some hot water and simple green to the rear sprocket and that old grease is coming off like nothing!



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Old 03-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #34041
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Hey Skierd,
Is that bike back together yet?

A friend of mind just flew up your way to watch his son cross the finish line riding a bicycle on the Iditarod with the Bobsleders.

OK I can here you all now.................... Bicycles? He's making that up!

True!



And we call ourselves "Adventure Riders"........... Humbled me.
Impressive! But all the riders are walking...
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #34042
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Since it's not fused, don't leave it charging when the bikes not running.
I think you mean, "since it's not switched".

The fuse has nothing to do with draining the battery, the fuse offers protection in the event of a short.

I personally would not use an I-Phone as a GPS on a bike, maybe it would be okay on a smooth multi cylinder street bike; but no way on a single that will be going off road. Vibrations will kill it sooner rather than later. With the proliferation of inexpensive waterproof and shockproof GPS's available, around $100-150, no reason to risk your lifeline by using it as a GPS.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #34043
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Used a rubber washer and plastic weld. Seems to be holding. Thanks for help!
Contact IMS and tell them the problem you are experincing and request a new generation tank. I had a first generation-first run tank and mine leaked a little. I requested a replacement and they provided one. I am pleased with my replacement.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #34044
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Seems I've been following Meefzah around the internet. Not on purpose though. Easy to remember a name like Meefzah. He had an FZ1, I had an FZ1 - well actually 2. Then I saw him on a KLR forum when I had a KLR. Then I saw him on stromtroopers when I had a Wee. Now I just bought a WR250R from inmate trinc4me. Going to pick it up tomorrow. It's a 2012 with some farkles and 1,600 miles or so. Never had a 300 lb bike before. I won't know how to act. I used my FZ1 as a dualsport, and it weighted 500 lbs. I've been enjoying this thread for a long time though. A lot of good info in here.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:35 PM   #34045
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Seems I've been following Meefzah around
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #34046
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Seems I've been following Meefzah around the internet. Not on purpose though. Easy to remember a name like Meefzah. He had an FZ1, I had an FZ1 - well actually 2. Then I saw him on a KLR forum when I had a KLR. Then I saw him on stromtroopers when I had a Wee. Now I just bought a WR250R from inmate trinc4me. Going to pick it up tomorrow. It's a 2012 with some farkles and 1,600 miles or so. Never had a 300 lb bike before. I won't know how to act. I used my FZ1 as a dualsport, and it weighted 500 lbs. I've been enjoying this thread for a long time though. A lot of good info in here.
Quit sniffing my ass, willya?

The WR is so far superior to the KLR in terms of a lightweight do anything bike, it will blow your fucking mind!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #34047
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I'm up to 5 in a year.

The chief and I had to have a little talk the other day.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #34048
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Impressive! But all the riders are walking...
It's a Random photo I stole off the web. They probably stopped for the photo.

My friends son "Rode" his bike over 1000 miles, and did it in just over 20 days. Only 3 riders made the whole trip. They were on the course at the same time as the dog sledders, and if the snow was packed the bicycles could go a few miles faster than the sleds, but if it got fluffy, the sleds would pass them back. He told me a story of riding on a frozen river with a tail wind, and he caught up with a sled. He and the sledder had a conversation for several miles moving all the time.


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Old 03-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #34049
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The WR is so far superior to the KLR in terms of a lightweight do anything bike, it will blow your fucking mind!

That is funny and true!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #34050
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Bah, that's not that adventurous for Alaskans as the weather's been quite warm of late. Now the dudes (and gals) I saw riding in town when it was -50? Those are the crazy bastards.

BTW I had no idea there was a bicycle ride on the Iditarod trail, especially not at the same time as the dog race.

Or there's the guy who just rode his R1 from Barrow, which has no road access, across the pack ice, to Deadhorse and down the Dalton. He's currently in Fairbanks, getting repairs, before heading to Key West.


http://www.polariceride.com/index.php?lang=en

My WR is back together, but hasn't been ridden yet. Never got the swingarm off, never looked further at the motor. Decided to just leave it alone for a little while and revisit it once the outside temps are above freezing at night. Might be buying a Honda Nighthawk 750 for a second bike for more road-tripping and turning the WR back into a more focused off-road dual sport machine again.
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