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Old 04-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #15976
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She runs

Well the Wee actually runs!

Changed fork oil, replaced heated grip controller and the heated grips themselves (now they actually work), removed and greased swing arm, replaced the cruise servo (the cruise works again, not bad for being on two bikes over 11 years and 70K miles, got my $100 out of it), valve adjust (they were all in spec after 30K miles), replaced air filter and spark plugs (they were both toast, 30K interval is too much!), replaced the coolant and replaced the steering bearings (completely shot, huge notch).

Bikes got 55K, did a valve adjust and spark plug replacement at 25K. The plugs were so bad this time I couldn't believe the bike actually ran (they were the same at 25K). All valves were in spec and hadn't moved much in 30K.

This bike is rode hard and put away wet, lots of dirt roads, twisty mountain roads, and loaded up for camping trips. I always change the oil but have never babied this thing.

Bought her new in June of '07 and she runs as hard as the day I brought her home.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #15977
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I got news and bad news, good news it's that's the first bulk pack of .22's I've seen since the SHTF, bad news is that you need to cash in your 401K to buy them........

I know, I bought bulk 9mm at Dicks a few weeks ago for pre-shtf prices. Hopefully this is a sign things are coming back. The guy at Dick's said they have been getting in bulk .22, you just have to be there at 9am on a Friday to get it. Last week they had .40 and .45 on the shelf late in the day.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #15978
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I know, I bought bulk 9mm at Dicks a few weeks ago for pre-shtf prices. Hopefully this is a sign things are coming back. The guy at Dick's said they have been getting in bulk .22, you just have to be there at 9am on a Friday to get it. Last week they had .40 and .45 on the shelf late in the day.
Boychiks, save your gas and go here: gunbot
Cruise the site often. I have gotten some great deals on 40, 45's.
Also if you get on DeGoff's email/FB list you will get a heads up on what just came in. They have a 2 boxes/person/day limit but hey, I got 4 boxes of 9mm for $18/50 rounds 2 wks ago.



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Old 04-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #15979
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I'm thinking about heading west Sunday, riding FS roads and such west of Harrisonburg then heading back home. Anybody interested in joining?
Is there a group in the area that gets together regularly and rides out toward central Va?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #15980
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Is there a group in the area that gets together regularly and rides out toward central Va?
I try to get out there as often as the war department allows.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #15981
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Any of you GPS gents able to tell me how to make use of this handy cable that came with the GPS I got out of the Flea Market? Seems more convenient to be able to hardwire it vs relying on a 12v outlet, but then I wonder if there's a constant pull on the battery even when the GPS is off. Pros and cons I guess...
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #15982
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Any of you GPS gents able to tell me how to make use of this handy cable that came with the GPS I got out of the Flea Market? Seems more convenient to be able to hardwire it vs relying on a 12v outlet, but then I wonder if there's a constant pull on the battery even when the GPS is off. Pros and cons I guess...

Put in a relay or power it directly off something that only has power with the key on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #15983
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Put in a relay or power it directly off something that only has power with the key on.
+1 I have my relay hooked up to my license plate light.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #15984
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Put in a relay or power it directly off something that only has power with the key on.
a GPS, by itself, doesn't need a relay and can be tied directly to a key/on circuit.

if you're going to add other accessories besides the GPS, then you could add a relay and fused accessory panel, with the relay tied to a key/on circuit.

personally, i have the GPS on a dedicated circuit, no switch or relay, so it stays on and doesn't need to reacquire sats and so on. if you're powered off an existing circuit, either directly or by relay, and lose that circuit, then you lose the GPS. could be very inconvenient to lose the GPS.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:51 AM   #15985
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I have my GPS wired hot all the time right off the batt. There is no draw with the GPS out of the cradle there will be a small draw to charge the battery when the GPS is in the cradle.

They draw very little juice though and you could tap in pretty much wherever you want, the in-line fuse should be 2A as the draw is very low.

If you just tap into a wire that is hot with the key on you will not need a relay.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:50 AM   #15986
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Thanks alot for all the responses!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:24 AM   #15987
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Do you have a DRz? If so there may be a couple of +12v accessory connections if it is like the DR650. The only thing is these are usually off when the key is off.

Like the previous I run my GPS so it is on all the time. I take if off when I am off the bike. It does not draw that much but will eventually run the battery down after a number of days if left connected.

Before I installed the Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution I soldered the GPS wires to the battery terminals for a clean connection easily removed. Just don't skip the fuse.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #15988
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Do you have a DRz? If so there may be a couple of +12v accessory connections if it is like the DR650. The only thing is these are usually off when the key is off.

Like the previous I run my GPS so it is on all the time. I take if off when I am off the bike. It does not draw that much but will eventually run the battery down after a number of days if left connected.

Before I installed the Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution I soldered the GPS wires to the battery terminals for a clean connection easily removed. Just don't skip the fuse.
Yep its a DRZ. A couple people now have mentioned the DR has a couple 12v connections behind the headlight, I'm hoping the DRZ may, I'll do some digging this weekend.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #15989
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Yep its a DRZ. A couple people now have mentioned the DR has a couple 12v connections behind the headlight, I'm hoping the DRZ may, I'll do some digging this weekend.

Yeah, there's a 12v plug behind the headlight. Before you start running lots of electronics off your DRZ you might want to read about the DRZ Free Power Mod which will give you an extra .5v. There is some voltage drop with the way the stator power is run into the harness stock. To correct it you basically just run the charging leads from the R/R directly to the battery with some ring terminals.

Also, if you want to use a GPS that uses 5v or whatever, you'll have to wire in an adapter for it. I had to, and put a toggle switch and 10amp fuse on it. But I just went straight from the battery, not the plug up front.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #15990
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Great info, thanks man! ^




I have bowed out of the TG trip due to the weather and all the TG rumors in the Richmond thread. Sounds like it'll be a madhouse there anyway, or even getting busted up by LEO's, so no thanks lol.



Edit: Let me also go on the record as stating that I see now why some people swear by the newer GPS's that can go 20 hours+ on a few AA batteries...

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