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Old 01-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #3361
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Check out the AGM batteries at Batteries Plus, I have them in the 950, the 1000 Interceptor, the ZX11 and I can leave the ZX sit from October until late April (not on a tender even once) and with the FCR's it AIN'T easy to start when cold, and it starts the beast every year. Good Stuff.

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Old 01-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #3362
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argh, Anyone else have a bastard of a time with trying to get a vtwin cold started?
Does an old flattwin count? In Vermont, where the temperatures would get down to 15-20 below zero on many occasions, the oil in my R70/5 would turn to molasses. The only way to get it started was to heat the oil pan up for a few minutes before trying to get it going.



Here's the actual electric fan space heater I used for the job:



Now, you better be sure there are no gas fumes before doing this! Technique can lead to some exciting pyrotechnics!

Walter, that routine you have to go through with the lithium battery is rediculous!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #3363
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...Walter, that routine you have to go through with the lithium battery is rediculous!
So is the way your BMW turn signals work, but you get used to it. Besides, I only have to do it once a day when I ride the SE in the winter months: but you have to use the turn signals all the time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:02 PM   #3364
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And it powers his Rascal Hover-Round too !
Still, a more stylish ride than a GSA
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #3365
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Still, a more stylish ride than a GSA
Yes, but the "style" comes with a cost, Walter. It seems that during the winter, your "super models" repeatedly need naps between struts down the runway! There's only so much my hammies and back muscles can take!

And the BMW signal switches are entirely intuitive. A left one for the left. A right one for the right. And a cancel button. What could be more logical?

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #3366
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...And the BMW signal switches are entirely intuitive. A left one for the left. A right one for the right. And a cancel button. What could be more logical?
So logical they don't use it anymore on the new models?
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #3367
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So logical they don't use it anymore on the new models?
Cost savings. Now you get the cheap single switch, non-cancelling garbage you get on all lesser bikes! That's one of the reasons I'm keeping my 2002!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #3368
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Can you use a regular battery tender on the Li-iOns or is there a special float charger you have to buy.

The Uly does the shitty ground start like shit shitty shit hot cold or just right. Never had it not start and have done all the tricks to make them better but it is what it is.

Probably going to get a new battery before the next season and if i do upgrade i dont want to have to buy a new charger. Or at least be surpirsed when I do.

May just go AGM.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #3369
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Can you use a regular battery tender on the Li-iOns or is there a special float charger you have to buy.

The Uly does the shitty ground start like shit shitty shit hot cold or just right. Never had it not start and have done all the tricks to make them better but it is what it is.

Probably going to get a new battery before the next season and if i do upgrade i dont want to have to buy a new charger. Or at least be surpirsed when I do.

May just go AGM.
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And the BMW signal switches are entirely intuitive. A left one for the left. A right one for the right. And a cancel button. What could be more logical?







No wonder there's so many BMW wannabees...............their directionals are like a Harleys
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:24 PM   #3370
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Happy to announce that I've accepted a new job that I'll be starting February 11 in NYC. No more traveling, more free weekends for riding, and a job I'm REALLY juiced up about.

All that on the same day as my minor surgery (which went better than expected)...a lot of life coming at me today!

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:23 AM   #3371
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Good to hear Shick! Best of luck.
As for the battery issue, I never bought a tender as I never leave the bike for more than a week, but if can give me that boost in the AM, maybe worth it. And Red, come on man....'4 cylinder rider' I am trying to learn here
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:25 AM   #3372
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Happy to announce that I've accepted a new job that I'll be starting February 11 in NYC. No more traveling, more free weekends for riding, and a job I'm REALLY juiced up about.

All that on the same day as my minor surgery (which went better than expected)...a lot of life coming at me today!

Congrats Shick! EZ Pass is in order !!
What was your major anyway ?
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:33 AM   #3373
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I was a Finance major, but this position is less finance and more business development. Very project and team based type of work and not so much crunching numbers in a cubicle. I'll be working with our external clients a lot too which are companies like Google and Facebook.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:34 AM   #3374
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Cool, congrats and good luck.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #3375
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So who's going to the NY Motorcycle Show and Dr. Rock's party on Saturday? I'll be heading in with Shinndaddy (Rich) again. We're taking the ferry in from Port Imperial and meeting up at the show around 11AM ish. Probably heading over to Dr. Rocks place around 5:30ish and taking the subways again. If anybody needs help getting to Rocks apartment....Red....Gent... let me know and we can go over together. Shoot me a PM for my cell phone number.
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