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Old 04-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #4111
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Cruz, your getting mixed up with old Transalps

Is it true you and Tim have got a buy one get one cheaper Strom deal.
Would have to be a buy one get one free deal.

Wonder what yours weighs compared to Andy's?
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #4112
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yah I hear what you are saying, so maybe 'rideability was a better word to use. I found mine was better on the back wheel after its slimming routine.
I reckon it just took some of the weight off the butt end and there was less of a trend to slide out under power when doing tight hillside turns up the single trax stuff.
It also helped its turning no end, the butt slides around real nice when u get on the gas - kind of nicely controlled. Doesn't seem to push into corners so much when the speeds up either.
Hard to think of a better bike on open fire trails ...
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:23 AM   #4113
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Would have to be a buy one get one free deal.

Wonder what yours weighs compared to Andy's?
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #4114
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Hard to think of a better bike on open fire trails ...
I'm using mine on tite single trax more and more. I backed off the steering stops til they were non existent, haven't had any problem on switch backs at all.
I find it likes to steer with the butt end, but as I said, the work I've done seems to aid that. I rode guymcfly's just a few days back. He took an extra 10 lbs or so off of his and like he said, his dry weight is the same as the new wrf 450 wet! And he'd trade the extra mass for the long service schedule and its just like having a monster mx bike!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #4115
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Upgraded my previous radio only hard wired comms to the full Starcom Advance Unit so I can have music and phone as well as UHF, hard wired so no batteries to charge like on a Bluetooth set up. Got it through Dale (DMME) on the forum, great service as always.







Fitted the Bulkhead connector on the Dash for easy connect/disconnect.







Made up some light protectors out of some Perspex “keep it simple” they work.



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Old 04-17-2013, 04:02 AM   #4116
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I did the same except I went for the Bikecomm Wireless bluetooth unit. I don't mind charging the unit up as I wont be doing the APC everyday.

Got Mine from Dale at DMME also

It's great, UHF and phone cut the music out when someone talks. Can still walk around the bike with your helmet on and still hear whats going on. Actually, you can walk about 15-20m away from the bike and you can still hear whats going on.

Nearly set the bike up for the APC, last on the things to do is re-grease the swingarm and linkages, Install new tyres.


Got the dash all sorted out,
  • 4 x 12v mini fuse holder
  • 1 x 12v from accessories
  • 1 x 12v direct
  • Switch for accessories (just encase I need the power to start the bike I can switch off things drawing power.
  • UHF installed
  • Iphone with handlebar mount and hardwired for charging
  • GPS unit hardwired with ram mount
  • Bikecomm unit all installed
  • PTT bracket made up on the handlebars
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #4117
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Did you hardwire the Radio, I have a UH720SX hardwired but it is only 2 watts, I want to upgrade to a 5 watt which will allow me to use a good remote GI aerial to get good range but don't want charging hastles and most have warnings about they won't work whilst charging or you can't leave them on-charge. May end up going to a remote head car unit like the GME TX3520.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #4118
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Did you hardwire the Radio, I have a UH720SX hardwired but it is only 2 watts, I want to upgrade to a 5 watt which will allow me to use a good remote GI aerial to get good range but don't want charging hastles and most have warnings about they won't work whilst charging or you can't leave them on-charge. May end up going to a remote head car unit like the GME TX3520.
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No, I haven't hard wired the UHF as I cant find a battery eliminator for the uniden UH078 5w. I did however have a look at the 240v charger for the batterys and the input to the charger is 12v, so I was thinking of unplugging the 240v supply and wiring in a 12v male cigarete lighter end and charge up the spare battery as I ride in the tank bag. If that makes any sence!!

1 battery usually does a one day ride anyway but usually carry the second one as a spare.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #4119
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No, I haven't hard wired the UHF as I cant find a battery eliminator for the uniden UH078 5w. I did however have a look at the 240v charger for the batterys and the input to the charger is 12v, so I was thinking of unplugging the 240v supply and wiring in a 12v male cigarete lighter end and charge up the spare battery as I ride in the tank bag. If that makes any sence!!

1 battery usually does a one day ride anyway but usually carry the second one as a spare.


You can get a 12v charger for the UH078. The 240 needs 240 in then it reduces to 12 so I dont think it would work the way you plan.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #4120
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You can get a 12v charger for the UH078. The 240 needs 240 in then it reduces to 12 so I dont think it would work the way you plan.
Am I right in saying you can't use it whilst its charging ?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #4121
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You can get a 12v charger for the UH078. The 240 needs 240 in then it reduces to 12 so I dont think it would work the way you plan.
That's the way i have been running mine i just run 12v into the back of the charger with my spare battery in my tank bag,
charges while I'm riding then the next day swap them over,
worked fine for a 3 week ride a few months ago.

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #4122
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Am I right in saying you can't use it whilst its charging ?
I think your right Andy, It doesn't transmit while charging.

Looks like ill have to make the 12v car charger do for charging the spare, even thou it's designed for the whole radio with the battery attached
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:31 AM   #4123
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Am I right in saying you can't use it whilst its charging ?

No, if you get the UH078 NB then you can transmit while charging
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:42 AM   #4124
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transmits while charging OK

[QUOTE=podge NT;21234062]No, if you get the UH078 NB then you can transmit while charging

My UHO76 charges while riding, you can get the correct charger that plugs on the bottom and runs from a cig lighter outlet, El Ponkins familiar with my set up......worked fine in the first APC and all other rides. I also rigged up the desk top charger with a cig plug and can use that as well.

Bought I high gain ariel from Prestige Electonics and get extra distance on that.

All run via my Autocom and into the helmut

PM me if you need help....

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:27 AM   #4125
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Just thought I would share my experiences with latest mods to my 690.
1. Leo vince slip on & akro map. This is like dropping to a 14t sprocket! You gain so much more down low. No more slugging. Much more responsive and more hp I'm sure. Also makes an awesome note without the bung up it
2. Swapped out rear spring for a 92n/mm. Before this the arse would squat so badly under power, so very difficult to float the front over holes etc. also front would pop up too easily if you tried to get moving on a steep hill. Now it will power wheely with ease and still manages to make good headway up the steep stuff. Great for getting both wheels off the ground too!!!!
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