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Old 08-25-2014, 12:15 PM   #10456
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Would be concerned about spark knock have you changed anything that would lean out the bike. AB:-)
Hey AB13, what do you mean by "spark knock"; last weekend I was doing 15k valves check and my spark plugs looked similar (not as bad as these though).
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:11 PM   #10457
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Installed a sidestand-switch-bypass-removal-kit

and cleaned the chain. I use one of these grunge brush. Works pretty well.

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:40 PM   #10458
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What Oldfuddy said!!!!

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Old 08-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #10459
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Tried out my new setup for the inReach. Seemed to connect well enough in my pocket, but that made the screen so damn hard to see. I pulled this together using a lot of RAM mount parts that came with holders I purchased. Not so clean with all that hardware and fasteners but with two ball mounts I was hoping to get a Garmin GPS next to it. Would prefer to get it all lower and tucked back behind the screen. Touratech mount is like a springboard anyway. Maybe machining an aluminum deck, fastening it to the Touratech base, and pitching that top piece with the bar gets me where I want to be?

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Old 08-27-2014, 12:23 AM   #10460
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Maybe mount your inreach on your jacket and your phone on the bike. Use the phone with the Earthmate app to compose and receive. Just a thought.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:29 AM   #10461
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Maybe mount your inreach on your jacket and your phone on the bike. Use the phone with the Earthmate app to compose and receive. Just a thought.
Makes sense because in the worst of situations one might not be able to get to the bike to activate the SOS feature on the inReach. However, my phone has become a finicky POS and won't charge unless I wiggle the connection until it responds and then don't touch it until charged. Battery doesn't hold a charge as well anymore either and ... it's a Windows phone. Think that completes my list of sorry excuses until eligible for an upgrade in February when I will surely look for a more reliable Android phone that allows for pairing using Earthmate.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #10462
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Finished Alcan 5000 yesterday. Promptly changed out balance shaft seal in parking lot for return trip in a week.

First bike. Second overall. Great time!

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #10463
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Tried out my new setup for the inReach. Seemed to connect well enough in my pocket, but that made the screen so damn hard to see. I pulled this together using a lot of RAM mount parts that came with holders I purchased. Not so clean with all that hardware and fasteners but with two ball mounts I was hoping to get a Garmin GPS next to it. Would prefer to get it all lower and tucked back behind the screen. Touratech mount is like a springboard anyway. Maybe machining an aluminum deck, fastening it to the Touratech base, and pitching that top piece with the bar gets me where I want to be?

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if u mount ur GPS on the left side of the handle bar, u will be able to work with it a bit safer while riding than having it on the dash. Because u can hold on to the left mirror stem with ur fingers and work the gps with ur thumb.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #10464
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Finished Alcan 5000 yesterday. Promptly changed out balance shaft seal in parking lot for return trip in a week.

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:02 PM   #10465
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Tried out my new setup for the inReach. Seemed to connect well enough in my pocket, but that made the screen so damn hard to see. I pulled this together using a lot of RAM mount parts that came with holders I purchased. Not so clean with all that hardware and fasteners but with two ball mounts I was hoping to get a Garmin GPS next to it. Would prefer to get it all lower and tucked back behind the screen. Touratech mount is like a springboard anyway. Maybe machining an aluminum deck, fastening it to the Touratech base, and pitching that top piece with the bar gets me where I want to be?

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I'm wondering, wouldn't one interfere with the other if they were that close?? I know that the Spot has to be away from any other device to function properly... Maybe it's different for the inReach...
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:16 PM   #10466
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I'm wondering, wouldn't one interfere with the other if they were that close?? I know that the Spot has to be away from any other device to function properly... Maybe it's different for the inReach...
InReach will work fine right next to another device.
My recommendation is to keep it on you though. I had it mounted in a similar location and wrecked a couple weeks ago. The Delorme ended up about 70 feet from the bike. I had to use the gps coordinates sent off by it to find it and it still took over two hours to find because of long grass.
If I had been hurt it would have been a bad thing. I thought it would stay in the mount, but it shot out like a rocket.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #10467
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I cleaned/lubed my chain and re-jetted the carbs. Went back from 160/165 on the mains to 155/160. I also replaced a starter jet that was kinda messed up. Checked both floats and they were in spec. I already had the 45 low speed jets in which are amazing. I gotta change the oil soon too. Luckily I have the CJ kit so I dont have to take off all the crap again. I replaced the screens last oil change so I'll just do filter and oil this time.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:36 PM   #10468
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:59 PM   #10469
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Hey AB13, what do you mean by "spark knock"; last weekend I was doing 15k valves check and my spark plugs looked similar (not as bad as these though).
Pinging or pre-detonation AB:-)
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:12 PM   #10470
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After this little incident,

I had a few minor pieces to replace. So I did that, and added a few farkles.

Hammerhead brake pedals are bigger than stock, but don't stick out much further. I like this idea.




And it was time to get a little more stability in my life.
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