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Old 05-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #3661
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Rode her for another 100 miles😎
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:05 PM   #3662
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Lee, you have bigger balls than I. That puddle is bigger that the one I met when I only had the bike for 2 days 😳😳😳
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:40 AM   #3663
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Lee, you have bigger balls than I. That puddle is bigger that the one I met when I only had the bike for 2 days 😳😳😳
Damn did I suffer ;-) I gave more than my body had in reserve. But I rode home, cleaned the bike, dried the connectors and the RID and today I will flush the oil with cheap one, run it for an hour, then flush again with proper oil. I had water in the exhaust (obviously) but also in the swing arm. To avoid driveshaft rust, I pulled the rubber boot at the final drive, dried with compressed air and let it open all night. Except for the "puddle incident" the rest of the ride was great. The GSA behaved very well in rocks and steep climbs. It was actually easy. Stand on the pegs, use your legs to absorb bumps, don't touch the brakes, keep second gear and modulate throttle.

Here are some clips from "Chemin Scotch" off Youtube. Sometimes it's dry. Sometimes it's very muddy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1rf9aIUx_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfWdZ8-79I
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:53 AM   #3664
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:11 AM   #3665
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Here are some clips from "Chemin Scotch" off Youtube. Sometimes it's dry. Sometimes it's very muddy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1rf9aIUx_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfWdZ8-79I
T'aurais du laisser les panniers, t'aurais floté!
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:20 AM   #3666
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:21 PM   #3667
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Nice! Where did you get it? Is it a simple on/off switch?
Radio shack part number 275-0646 SPST momentary pushbutton switch.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:09 PM   #3668
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Radio shack part number 275-0646 SPST momentary pushbutton switch.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:39 PM   #3669
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Nop. Those are cheap eBay HID knock-off of Hellas 4" Optilux. They are wide beam and give a lot of light.

Lee
I tried a set of those on my 1200GSA and had to take them off. They weren't very well shielded and the ballast would set off the ABS warning light. I wasn't sure if it was a wiring isolation issue so I actually connected them to a marine battery sitting next to the bike to trouble shoot and they still set off the ABS warning light.

Great lights, I wish they could have worked.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #3670
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Nice! Where did you get it? Is it a simple on/off switch?
Hmmm ... can you tell us why the PBs could not be just triggered from the high beam as well ... to save the addition of sw / wiring to the right assembly?
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:39 AM   #3671
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Hmmm ... can you tell us why the PBs could not be just triggered from the high beam as well ... to save the addition of sw / wiring to the right assembly?
The sender signal from the high beam is strange, in that it is a constant on until you depress the high beam pass switch. I saw two issues:
first, I was unsure how the skene unit would react to the constant voltage
second, the skene unit relies on two pulses to trigger. On a normal system with high beam switch, the voltage would go: off-on-off-on-off. On the BMW, the high beam setup (constant on) ended up requiring 3 flashes to do the trick: on-off-on-off-on-off-on. Confused?

It's because the pattern is inverted, the off is actually the high beam activated on the bike, but what the skene needs are the two short pulses, on, in the middle. The ongoing on pulse can't be used to trigger.

So, to get those two short on pulses you need to flash three times. It's worse in my mind than flashing twice in a near emergency.

I'm not making this up, I actually tried with the "flash to pass" switch, it took three flashes to activate.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:46 AM   #3672
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I tried a set of those on my 1200GSA and had to take them off. They weren't very well shielded and the ballast would set off the ABS warning light. I wasn't sure if it was a wiring isolation issue so I actually connected them to a marine battery sitting next to the bike to trouble shoot and they still set off the ABS warning light.

Great lights, I wish they could have worked.
The lighting is superb. But quality is pretty low. It's another low quality Chinese knock-off. When I submerged the bike, the left projector showed it wasn't waterproof ;-) There was muddy water behind the glass. So, back home, I opened it. Many useless screws just for the show. But hey, for $80, what should I expect?

You can see brown water behind the lens...

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:37 PM   #3673
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #3674
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Plasti Dip'd the inside of my Panniers..Using the new Rust Olem brand..

Easy enough..turned out nice..but that is some VOLATILE shit...I had a bloody nose by the time I was done...If you do it..wear a damn respirator...
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:19 PM   #3675
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Plasti Dip'd the inside of my Panniers..Using the new Rust Olem brand...If you do it..wear a damn respirator...
couldn't agree more. Did plasti dip work last week and had it in the throat for hours. next time I'll use at least a scarve to protect me
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