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Old 08-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #14086
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I bought into one of these and installed it a while back. It is good kit, as far as workmanship, etc.

My Casio Commando smart phone will not charge through it though ( ! ) , it does recognize that it's plugged up but displays something like "USB debugging device connected" and that's all folks.
My Garmin GPS does the same thing if I use a non-Garmin USB lead. It eventually figures out it's not connected to a PC and powers up and charges up as normal. Did you leave it for a little while to let it sort itself out ?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #14087
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I bought into one of these and installed it a while back. It is good kit, as far as workmanship, etc.

My Casio Commando smart phone will not charge through it though ( ! ) , it does recognize that it's plugged up but displays something like "USB debugging device connected" and that's all folks.
Yeah, some devices actually try to do negotiation with the host - and depending on how they're programmed, may not work with just a pure charging cable (no data). My understanding is that one of the reasons they need the data negotiation to determine how much power they can draw - and w/o knowing, they just say 'no!'.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #14088
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But then I like to twist the throttle.
Yea, you just answered your own question. Getting good mpg on the tiger doesn't just magically happen. If good mpg matters to you ride it as such.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #14089
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Yea, you just answered your own question. Getting good mpg on the tiger doesn't just magically happen. If good mpg matters to you ride it as such.
Definitely agree... I commute through a small town with lots of lights. When I do that for a full tank, I'm down around 40MPG, but if I'm out and about in 5th/6th gear around 70MPH, I get around 50MPG.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #14090
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Some tablets are picky about their power. Even when a power supply meets specs, the tablets do not always recognize them properly.
Properly, the USB spec (v 2.0?) says the host device (charger) will negotiate over the data lines for how much power it will provide to a client device, up to a maximum 500ma. If your charger is just power w/o the intelligence to do that negotiation, some devices will sit waiting for that to happen before allowing any charging to happen.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #14091
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IMHO, I feel that Triumph went to great links to make sure you keep a gallon in the tank for the fuel pump. It's not going to hurt anything if you run out of gas, but if you ride around all the time with less than one gallon, then it might over heat or break the fuel pump. I usually refuel with one bar showing & it's about 4 gallons.
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+1 . . . . . . Cheap insurance to keep your fuel pump in working order; No reason to run it empty unless you absolutely have to.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #14092
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Fuel reserve notes

My last tank included drag race starts at each light, mountain twisties and some freeways at 80ish. Fuel light came on at 178 miles. I filled at 205 miles, and it took only 4.3 gallons, which confirms I have about 60 miles reserve after the light came on. I like the 49 mpg, but it was all above 5000 feet, which does help mileage.

My KLR had a reserve valve setting that gave me 70 miles before empty. I won't say how many times I ran out after switching to reserve! The dummy low fuel light on the 800XC probably won't save me either. The Versys light comes on about 25 miles from empty. I pay a lot more attention to that!
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #14093
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I came back from week ride to and around Norway this weekend.
Best I did was 388 km on the tank without running dry with 45 km remaining indicated.
Worst...don't ask. Got carried away on German motorway because of boredom of transit...was racing some cars in no-limit zones and 110+ mph

On all occasion board computer was in "distance to empty" mode and did excellent job of not letting me run dry. I had this mode on all the time and found it to be greatly useful. I came back home on Sunday with 40 km to empty according to computer and fuel bars accordingly and reserve light on. No probs at all. Later drove to fuel station and filled up.
It seems that "brain" constantly recalculating "distance to empty" based on momentary and average trip consumption which helps to keeps it rather real. I was positively surprised by that. And it seems tad pessimistic, which is great.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #14094
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On all occasion board computer was in "distance to empty" mode and did excellent job of not letting me run dry. I had this mode on all the time and found it to be greatly useful. I came back home on Sunday with 40 km to empty according to computer and fuel bars accordingly and reserve light on. No probs at all. Later drove to fuel station and filled up.
It seems that "brain" constantly recalculating "distance to empty" based on momentary and average trip consumption which helps to keeps it rather real. I was positively surprised by that. And it seems tad pessimistic, which is great.

+1

Love this feature.

Also nice to know there's plenty of reserve. I don't mind filling it up, but also wanted to know what I was up for in a worst case scenario.

Thanks all!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #14095
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My Garmin GPS does the same thing if I use a non-Garmin USB lead. It eventually figures out it's not connected to a PC and powers up and charges up as normal. Did you leave it for a little while to let it sort itself out ?
I am not at all sure! It has been a couple of months I guess, but I need to check out the possibility that it may sort itself out and go into a charge mode.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #14096
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I bought into one of these and installed it a while back. It is good kit, as far as workmanship, etc.

My Casio Commando smart phone will not charge through it though ( ! ) , it does recognize that it's plugged up but displays something like "USB debugging device connected" and that's all folks.
My Motorola DroidX charges with no problems.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #14097
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Axle f/r diameter?

Anyone happen to know the axle diameters of the XC?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #14098
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Anyone happen to know the axle diameters of the XC?
If you look at the wheel bearing size on here http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...lock_03=560040 that should give it. Seems it's 20mm on the front. I'll let you find the rear.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #14099
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If you look at the wheel bearing size on here http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...lock_03=560040 that should give it. Seems it's 20mm on the front. I'll let you find the rear.

Yeah, I figured 20mm both F/R from parts specs on the bearings also; I just wondered if anyone had direct info from a disassembly.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #14100
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Received my center stand today. Thank God for You Tube. How can they ship something like this without any installation instructions?
Installing tomorrow.
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