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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #15676
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I leave for a few days and it's all motorcycle talk. WTF?

I got 8 inches of snow last night and more coming tomorrow. I could give a shit less
if my bike starts. Now if the snowblower starts acting up..... then there's a problem.


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Old 01-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #15677
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How can the power tank ring draw current with nothing connected to it?

It is simply a "power point" for plugging accessories into?
The tank ring has some circuit in it that stops a spark from happening when the bag is connected and disconnected from the bike. A spark right there after a sloppy fill up on a hot day may not be a good thing. I am going to be putting a switch for the tank ring on the bike so I can shut it off when I am not ridding. The electrical drain this ring puts on the battery is documented elsewhere on this site. The starting problem is not a problem for me, at least not yet.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #15678
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I saw this same blower on You tube the other day.... What a MONSTER !!! Its almost as bad ass as my Tenere...

My Tenere can throw snow better than this thing......
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #15679
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I leave for a few days and it's all motorcycle talk. WTF?

I got 8 inches of snow last night and more coming tomorrow. I could give a shit less
if my bike starts. Now if the snowblower starts acting up..... then there's a problem.


What kind of mileage you get with that thing????? Two shovel fulls to the gallon?????? Love the exhaust....
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #15680
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I saw this same blower on You tube the other day.... What a MONSTER !!! Its almost as bad ass as my Tenere...

My Tenere can throw snow better than this thing......
Yeah, I heard you had given up on the Ohlins and put a plow on the front.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #15681
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What kind of mileage you get with that thing????? Two shovel fulls to the gallon?????? Love the exhaust....
Aw it's worth it to have neighbors two blocks away think it's still snowing.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #15682
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Aw it's worth it to have neighbors two blocks away think it's still snowing.
Thats interesting, it just started snowing here.......I think I might have a walk around the block and check for 400 HP snow blowers in the area.....
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #15683
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Thats interesting, it just started snowing here.......I think I might have a walk around the block and check for 400 HP snow blowers in the area.....
Canada?! I had no idea the thing would throw snow that far.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #15684
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Thumb Bags Connection Tank Bag Ring...

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The tank ring has some circuit in it that stops a spark from happening when the bag is connected and disconnected from the bike. A spark right there after a sloppy fill up on a hot day may not be a good thing. I am going to be putting a switch for the tank ring on the bike so I can shut it off when I am not ridding. The electrical drain this ring puts on the battery is documented elsewhere on this site. The starting problem is not a problem for me, at least not yet.

I've got one of the "Bags Connection" powered tank rings, and have it wired through the same relay that triggers the power to my GPS and radar detector. None of 'em get juice until the key is switched on, and it works terrific. Never had it run down the battery.

That said, when I first got it I had to wire it (along with the GPS and the radar detector) kind of "quick & dirty" because I was leaving for a trip in just a couple of days, so all were wired direct to the battery - no relay or switching. Had to always remember to turn the detector and GPS off when parked, as well as not have anything plugged into the tank bag outlets, etc. (or have the tank bag removed). Ended up running it that way for about 4 months, and I never had the tank ring run the battery down... Bike always started, etc.

And yes. my "Bags Connection" tank ring has the thick, flat cable coming off it that includes the big, black "box" on it. Don't know why it never ran my battery down if it does, indeed, have some sort of constant parasitic drain if not switched... But there ya' go.

Just FYI... YMMV.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #15685
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Laugh So you wimped out? Did you buy a Black Super Tenere, too?

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I leave for a few days and it's all motorcycle talk. WTF?


So where are those pics of your wife in the swimsuit on the cruise?

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #15686
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So where are those pics of your wife in the swimsuit on the cruise?

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Hey Dal,

its snowbird season again, so Rockport driving is "challenging" , I would almost rather dodge the 24 wearing hoopdie with the grill and the bangers inside. At least they dont want to hurt their 24's might pull a drive by but dont dent the rims.

My snowbirds generally cant see over the steering wheel of the Dodge 8500 super extra dooper diesel they used to pull their fifth wheel to my domain and seem to lose a 6'3" rider on a Super T thats eye to eye with them.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:47 PM   #15687
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See, Coastalcop knows!

But I can't disagree on the Houston drivers thing. But not a fair comparison. While riding ANY bike ANYWHERE, a certain degree of diligence is required or your motorcycle career will be short. But "city" riding is another level.

I avoid it amap.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #15688
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I leave for a few days and it's all motorcycle talk. WTF?

I got 8 inches last night and more coming tomorrow. I could give a shit less
if my bike starts.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #15689
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Hey Dal,

its snowbird season again, so Rockport driving is "challenging" , I would almost rather dodge the 24 wearing hoopdie with the grill and the bangers inside. At least they dont want to hurt their 24's might pull a drive by but dont dent the rims.

My snowbirds generally cant see over the steering wheel of the Dodge 8500 super extra dooper diesel they used to pull their fifth wheel to my domain and seem to lose a 6'3" rider on a Super T thats eye to eye with them.

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See, Coastalcop knows!

But I can't disagree on the Houston drivers thing. But not a fair comparison. While riding ANY bike ANYWHERE, a certain degree of diligence is required or your motorcycle career will be short. But "city" riding is another level.

I avoid it amap.


You guys may be right about the Rockport drivers... But at least they *SEEM* better to me.

You gotta' remember, I live in Corpus - Home of the Absolute Dumbest, Most Idoitic, Least Skilled, Moronic Drivers on Planet Earth!!!

Trust me... Any place else is an improvement!

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #15690
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Where can I find a list of bitches, grips and complaint on tthe Super Tenere?
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