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Old 05-30-2011, 05:47 PM   #76
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Nice work. But wrenching means no riding. Unless you have a couple spare ponies in the stable.

Me, I've been working on the farm and estate stuff. Not as much fun as riding I can assure you.

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Old 05-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #77
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I have a K1200S to ride.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:50 PM   #78
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So, did you buy this bike just to work on it? You must be very happy with it!

Your work is an inspiration. Maybe you could work part time at the dealership.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:32 PM   #79
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So, did you buy this bike just to work on it? You must be very happy with it!

Your work is an inspiration. Maybe you could work part time at the dealership.
Thank you. No, it's like any older machine; it just needs love.
I rather do the lovin' and not pay someone else.

No, I'm a cardiac nurse, wrenching is just for fun.
If you have time, look for my Shop Whore gets Naked thread.
Yes. I still have that one also
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:31 AM   #80
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I have a K1200S to ride.
You do?


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Old 05-31-2011, 12:35 PM   #81
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I gotta meet you two hellions one day and show off my "chrome duct tape" version of wrenching.


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Old 05-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #82
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You do?


What's yours is mine, and whats mine is mine. Read the fine print and give the lady the keys. (God knows she deserves it, putting up with your cranky old self.)

I really hope I get a chance to meet up with you two sometime.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:25 AM   #83
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What's yours is mine, and whats mine is mine. Read the fine print and give the lady the keys. (God knows she deserves it, putting up with your cranky old self.)

I really hope I get a chance to meet up with you two sometime.

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She does...any time she wants to.

Please do not paint it pink.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:34 AM   #84
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She does...any time she wants to.

Please do not paint it pink.
True.

As you wish dear.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:35 AM   #85
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True.

As you wish dear.
Periwinkle it is!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:40 AM   #86
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True.

As you wish dear.
CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME CALL ME...please
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Periwinkle it is!!
She can do what ever she wants with it. After I get the RC8 if I do...
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #88
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I ordered the seal / o-ring set for the filler cap but due to being rushed to finish the project, I didn't take any pics.

I decided to increase my fuel top off capacity by removing the entire flapper assembly.



My riding range increased by 35+ miles at interstate speeds. And 50+ at casual paced riding.

There has been much talk about the fact that the stated total capicity of the fuel tank is 5 gallons and yet one can’t seem to put 5 gallons in it even when dead empty.

Now I know why.

This is with the mod above.




No, it doesn't leak when filled to the max, the cap closed and on the side stand.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #89
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Finished.




Next thing on the list to fix was this.





These side panels are real PITAs.

Steve suggested using magnets so that’s the direction I went.

There are in fact three contact points, two pins fore and aft and the broken “C” clip in middle. I’ve used rubber tubing over the years, and it works ok but not great.

So I’ll be replacing them as well. First I cleaned the pins then to give the Rescue tape a firm place to bind to I put some heat shrink on them.

Rear pin.





Front pin.








Found this.



Repaired with Rescue Tape.



The center...I needed to create a flat place for the magnets and yet attach it to the round pin.





Left is the rubber I need to replace. So I insert a bit of nylon tubing that I plan to drill out to fit the metal pin on the bike.




Well, it didn’t work. The drill bound up on the inside and I couldn’t hold it tight enough and still keep it round.



So I found a bit of silicon tubing.





Test fit feels good.



Cut to fit.



Attached with epoxy.








I took it for a big test ride today and worked great. I’m very happy with the results.

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Old 06-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #90
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This next segment needs a little preface.

Are you listening?

Ok, this is it...I SUCK at all things that involve making electrons go the way I want them to. I simple don’t understand it and you are about to witness this first hand.

Let me set the stage.
Steve is at work and I decided to tackle this alone.
The rough plan was to use an existing dash switch to activate the dash light.
At first I thought about use the hazard switch.
I had talked with Duck about this and he sent me this diagram.



So put on some music...



And started taking things apart.





As it turned out this bike didn’t have heated grips, so I decided to cut the heated grip switch out of my other K1100RS and use it instead.

Now the high heat position on this switch hasn’t worked in a long time and after removing it I could see why. It has been soldered on in the past and not by me.



I start sending pics to Steve via Facebook asking if what I drew will work. The goal was to connect the LEDs through the modified switch power it through Blue Sea fuse block.
This was my first attempt.



Steve said ‘No’ then tried over the phone to help me understand what’s wrong with that drawing and how to overcome it.

This was the next.



SWEET! This will work.

I needed more room for more wires.





I had to repair one ring connector.



(Yes Phil, I tinned all my wires in this project and used heat shrink)







Steve came home and found me stopped dead in my tracks. I was trying to use a multi-tester (never used one before that day) to figure out why in spite of everything appearing to be connected right, it didn’t work.

Steve found there was no power to the Blue Sea and that a 30 amp fuse was blown. As it turns out I crossed up the (-) and (+) connections on the Blue sea. Everything had to be disconnected on the fuse block and put back in the order.

Then I solder everything together and flip the switch and it doesn’t work again.

Steve found I didn’t put a big enough fuse on the switch. That replaced with the right side and POW! LIGHT!












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