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Old 04-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #17176
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Oh, now, now. It's not the end of the world. I got $16.87 for mine on ebay
so it won't be a total loss.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #17177
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Oh, now, now. It's not the end of the world. I got $16.87 for mine on ebay
so it won't be a total loss.
I'll give this one a try and then give up on it and buy the WolfmanJack special. Does yours have magnets or no?
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #17178
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I'll give this one a try and then give up on it and buy the WolfmanJack special. Does yours have magnets or no?
No magnets. Just a rubberized bottom and four straps. Keep in mind it was some
pretty rough off road. I put a bungee cord on it and that helped.

The ones that mount on the gas cap ring seem popular too.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #17179
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No magnets. Just a rubberized bottom and four straps. Keep in mind it was some
pretty rough off road. I put a bungee cord on it and that helped.

The ones that mount on the gas cap ring seem popular too.
I wouldn't use one if you ride in dusty conditions... DAMHIK

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3685

Mine ended up bungied on the back of my wife's DR for the remainder of a dual sport ride we were on, just barely got it released on day two or I would have been screwed for getting gas in my tank.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:32 PM   #17180
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Any of you guys know where I can get these pins cheaper?



I can get 50 of them on Amazon for $20 +S&H. I only need three.

They're the molex pins needed to use in the special 3 and 4 pin auxiliary connectors on the bike. I purchased the 3 pin connector but it didn't come with the pins.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #17181
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Radio Shack???
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #17182
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Any of you guys know where I can get these pins cheaper?



I can get 50 of them on Amazon for $20 +S&H. I only need three.

They're the molex pins needed to use in the special 3 and 4 pin auxiliary connectors on the bike. I purchased the 3 pin connector but it didn't come with the pins.

Try your shop if your on good terms with the service manager or a tech.
My shop gave me some, just to get me by. I paid them back later..
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #17183
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Any of you guys know where I can get these pins cheaper?



I can get 50 of them on Amazon for $20 +S&H. I only need three.

They're the molex pins needed to use in the special 3 and 4 pin auxiliary connectors on the bike. I purchased the 3 pin connector but it didn't come with the pins.

Absolutely the greatest place to get any Japanese electrical supplies is from Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver - http://www.easternbeaver.com/

He's the best, and once you become a customer you will be one for life!

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:53 PM   #17184
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Absolutely the greatest place to get any Japanese electrical supplies is from Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver - http://www.easternbeaver.com/

He's the best, and once you become a customer you will be one for life!

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I just managed to find this place through some inadvertent searching right after my post.

Still sucks as I need to purchase over $20 so the shipping isn't $100 for a $1 part

Already tried Radio Shack. They only carry the tube type molex found on PC's.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:59 PM   #17185
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Try this place...

http://www.repairconnector.com/
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #17186
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Not to burst your bubble. I got rid of my OEM bag. Slides all over off road.
Thing was always hanging off the side of the tank at the worst time.
No problem at all on the slab. With the ditty bag on the back it felt a little
crowded moving up on it too.

I know. little Mary sunshine. Sorry.
Sold mine for this reason. Don't get me wrong... it's a great bag for the road. But after hitting a rut pretty hard while off roading the bag came unhooked at the front and flopped to the side making an already tricky section of trail that much more challenging. YMMV
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #17187
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Steeering dampener

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Originally Posted by Dallara;21191587[COLOR="DarkOrange"
]It's like having a steering damper[/COLOR]... You don't need it, but it looks so... so... so much like it's a Bavarian/Teutonic/Austrian mount down at the Starbucks if you hang stuff like that on it. Makes sure you get a lot of questions about what an "Adventure Rider" you are while you're having a fat-free Latte'...

It helps to be wearing some of that gear made out of whale-foreskin, though!

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Not really if you ride on sand or mud ... it relieves the strength you have to apply on the handlebars when you get on those 'ugly' places ... desert, swamps, etc. ... just ask Jaume if he considers it useful.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #17188
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If you plan on going offroad, just add a few rare earth magnets inside the bottom of the bag and it should stick like glue. Works great on an offroad tank bag I have, doesn't budge at all anymore.

http://www.amazon.com/Rare-Earth-Mag...+earth+magnets
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #17189
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Not really if you ride on sand or mud ... it relieves the strength you have to apply on the handlebars when you get on those 'ugly' places ... desert, swamps, etc. ... just ask Jaume if he considers it useful.
Cheers,
Roberto

I dunno', Roberto...

I've been riding for more than 43 years, and raced (on- and off-road) for 22 of those, and I have yet to have found a need for a steering damper on a properly set up motorcycle.

Maybe it's just me... YMMV.

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #17190
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If you plan on going offroad, just add a few rare earth magnets inside the bottom of the bag and it should stick like glue. Works great on an offroad tank bag I have, doesn't budge at all anymore.

http://www.amazon.com/Rare-Earth-Mag...+earth+magnets
Thanks, I like that better than the "how to lose $125" Pluric plan.
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