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Old 07-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #3091
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That is such a cool pic!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #3092
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That is such a cool pic!
I dig it!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #3093
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Thanks! We needed some pics .
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:09 AM   #3094
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Oil question for you - the oil filter? Thats on the other side of the bike, and to get to it, i need to remove both the sprocket cover and the little weird canister?

Can i just change the filter every 6k miles? Even if im changing oil more frequently?

And, i think its time for me to buy the repair manual (http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Motorcycle...=sertao+manual). Can anyone confirm it works on a mac? It says windows XP only online...

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Old 07-16-2013, 02:28 AM   #3095
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The single spark manual was pdf, the dual spark windows only and have not looked at the G Series but would expect it to be as per the dual spark. You can run a windows XP virtual machine on the MAC to access the manual

Oil filter yes, remove the RHS sprocket cover and remove the round cover to the front/top of the cover area, for RTW the stainless steel filters are a better bet as they are washable and reusable
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #3096
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Ok, so I installed the TT lockable GPS mount and the AMPS rugged mount for a Montana. Now my issue is that the AMPS mount has a regular positive/negative to hook on to the battery/splice in to a wire. I don't want to hook straight up to the battery because then I have to remove the GPS every time I leave the bike defeating the purpose of having a locking mount in the first place. I'd rather not splice in to a wire since there is a socket on the bike that I'm pretty sure is switched power (someone please correct me if I'm mistaken ). I have a car charger for a set of rechargeable batteries that I will never use. Is there any reason I couldn't just splice the end of the car charger onto the cables from the AMPS mount and call it a day? I'm a noob when it comes to anything electricity, so if I'm being a total idiot please don't hesitate to say so.

Also, here's a shot from a local get together a few weeks ago.



The guy right after me sunk his DR650 in there and we had to drain about a gallon of water from his air box.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #3097
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Also, here's a shot from a local get together a few weeks ago.


You should share this in the water crossings photo thread. The guys there would love this.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:36 AM   #3098
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Thanks for posting a picture Zbone!

I just use AA batteries in my GPS
when they run out i throw them on the ground then put more in.
hasn't failed me yet.

i use ultimate lithium batteries . i get up to 3 days out of 2AAs... so..ya.

i dont see the point in hardwiring a gps unit to the bike. .. i mean, you dont wire your point and shoot camera to your bike do ya?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #3099
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Well... as it happens I'd like to have a way to charge my camera/GoPro/phone on longer camping trips so... yes?

I thought about going the battery route too. I'll definitely have a set in my tank bag just in case.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #3100
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Well... as it happens I'd like to have a way to charge my camera/GoPro/phone on longer camping trips so... yes?

I thought about going the battery route too. I'll definitely have a set in my tank bag just in case.
Mine is hard wired at the moment but I am about to fit one of these so that it is activated by the ignition. The build in rechargeable battery will keep it running while the bike is off. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/

2 new battery every 3 days is such a waist and a cost!!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #3101
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there is a socket on the bike that I'm pretty sure is switched power ...
The powerlet socket is always powered on, even in Ignition OFF.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #3102
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I am using a Centech AP-1 fuse box, which costs much less than the FuzeBox and does the same job.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #3103
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Well. that's a bummer. I really don't want to mess with a fuse box just to run a GPS. That seems like extra money/work/clutter for something that I will hardly utilize.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #3104
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Well. that's a bummer. I really don't want to mess with a fuse box just to run a GPS. That seems like extra money/work/clutter for something that I will hardly utilize.
You can always splice off the horn and add a cig outlet to the dash.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #3105
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You can always splice off the horn and add a cig outlet to the dash.
I have a montana hard wired to the battery, you can turn the gps off so that it is only charging the battery, which is what I do when stopped for an hour or two. If I am stopping to camp or longer stops, I simply un-dock the gps. I considered wiring up a disconnect, but I try and avoid to many extra electrical connections/splices as this adds another point of possible failure.That said I have left the gps in the cradle over night (in the off mode) and the bike fired right up the next morning. It was also 35 deg F that morning. BTW still running the stock BMW/Yusa POS battery
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