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Old 11-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #136
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My nit-picky self needs to complete the wiring properly. Never enough daylight or warmth. I have the grip heaters on barebar now and may go back and use your tip. Thanks Mike!

Is yours wired with a relay to the horn switch?
Wired it to a relay and distribution block to the license plate light. Keyed on/off that way. Did the distribution block to make it easy to add other stuff i.e. GPS power, heated jacket liner and battery tender. All parts can be had from Radio Shock pretty cheap. If you need any assist lemme know!
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:05 PM   #137
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As always, thanks Mike. This is something I remind myself to do everyday. I always end up drinking a beer instead and dreaming of a heated garage. Fortunately, my boss should have his new garage space done in a few weeks, just in time for the single digit temps
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:35 PM   #138
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Great Ride

Good summery of our day.
Thanks for helping me lift up the blue beast.
Skippii likes steep hills! And my backing up skills are a little rusty.
That tattoo on your forearm? Is it the work of FlashGS?
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #139
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Nice Valley trip report. Sounds like a full day!
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:27 PM   #140
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Skippii likes steep hills! And my backing up skills are a little rusty.
It's true--I do.
Actually, on my way to place that tag, I went up this road, which was much steeper with some really horrible "gravel", and almost lost it a few times...

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Old 11-23-2008, 06:28 PM   #141
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That tattoo on your forearm? Is it the work of FlashGS?
Ha no its my own design. Got it when I was 19 and have it forever. Nothing like this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1221955140

Hey that reminds me of Ravens Roost...I should get back to the rock ADV formations. More to come on that later.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:50 PM   #142
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So, we got a new Harrisonburg guy!
I met him at the University Farm tag.
His name is Dan, and he works with Nick65.
He was riding a CBR600rr, which he'd just dropped earlier that day.
Once he told me that, I happily let him take my V-strom around the grave for a spin, but he was nice enought not to test out the crash guards for me.
He said he'd start posting here soon----welcome!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:24 AM   #143
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I remember reading somewhere that electrical tape may "melt" under the heat and can make for a gooey mess. Those grips get pretty hot so you may be better off using stronger heat resistant type wrap. I'm not sure if this really matters but its better not to find out the hard way if you can avoid it from the start.
What about this? Seems like a good idea (except taking off the bars would be a huge pain in the ass)

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:52 AM   #144
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What about this? Seems like a good idea (except taking off the bars would be a huge pain in the ass)
I found the easiest to be using a $3 'leather' steering wheel wrap from the auto parts store, cut to the length of the handle, and it wrapped lengthwise perfectly. Used a small piece of electrical tape to hold it into place at the seem, not overlapping any of the heating coil. Little soapy water and the grip slid right back on. Any questions just lemme know!
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:20 AM   #145
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Haha Dip your Grip

Welcome Nick and Dan!
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:39 AM   #146
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It's true--I do.
Actually, on my way to place that tag, I went up this road, which was much steeper with some really horrible "gravel", and almost lost it a few times...

Where is this shot taken? It looks to be somewhere in the valley.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:48 PM   #147
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Where is this shot taken? It looks to be somewhere in the valley.
I'd tell you, but then I couln't use it as a tag!
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #148
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I'd tell you, but then I couln't use it as a tag!
Knowing you it won't even be in the valley!

Hey, feel like tagging this evening?
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:49 PM   #149
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Knowing you it won't even be in the valley!

Hey, feel like tagging this evening?
Yeah, that's why I suggested it in the other thread!
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:51 PM   #150
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There are Super Enduros in them there Hills.....




ANNNDDD I saw the strangest sign when we got to one of the Back Country entrances to the Park.




Thanks for a great ride today Ted. Had a blast. We need to do it again soon.
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