ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2014, 09:24 AM   #3286
fullmonte
Reformed Kneedragger
 
fullmonte's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oddometer: 4,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildjester View Post
So its helping to shift "sprung" weight for improved cornering?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
This sounds like a perfect question for the Art of Cornering guru Keith Code.
__________________
"If you are looking for the typical ride to a restaurant, eat tacos, hold the middle finger over the food, stop and take a picture of a gravel road type ride, you probably won't be interested." - dlrides

"A guy I know was the lead researcher for the University of Utah federally funded study of cellphone and texting use while driving. He found that your twice as dangerous as a drunk while using your cell phone and I think it was up to six times worse if the driver was texting."-dakardad
fullmonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #3287
klinquist
übergeek
 
klinquist's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Oddometer: 1,001
Today's 10 minute mod.

I don't like my GPS to be on switched power because if I shut off the bike to wait up for friends, I don't want my GPS to shut off.

The Zumo had one advantage over the Montana - the Zumo would not charge while in the motorcycle mount if it was turned off.

To prevent even the possibility of my GPS draining my motorcycle's battery (a low chance, I know), I would remove the GPS from the mount when I parked my bike in my garage. I'd sit it on a shelf.. or on the seat of the moto... and inevitably move it when I needed something... and misplace it for a few minutes...


Anyway. All better now. Just installed a little switch on the right side of the bike (easily accessible while on the bike) that lets me shut off power to the GPS when I park in my garage.





__________________
My 2013 Tiger 800 "Off-Roadie" (plate HATE SUV) - My 2003 DRZ (plate LV DRT RD) - My 2003 E350 Adventure Van (plate ADV VAN) - Amateur Radio W1ADV
Upcoming: Heart of the West Sept 2014 Past: Two idiots and a guy on a VFR have dinner in Prudhoe
klinquist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 11:55 AM   #3288
boinoodle
Old and Cautious
 
boinoodle's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: The Dark Side
Oddometer: 934
Quote:
Originally Posted by klinquist View Post
Today's 10 minute mod.

I don't like my GPS to be on switched power because if I shut off the bike to wait up for friends, I don't want my GPS to shut off.

The Zumo had one advantage over the Montana - the Zumo would not charge while in the motorcycle mount if it was turned off.

To prevent even the possibility of my GPS draining my motorcycle's battery (a low chance, I know), I would remove the GPS from the mount when I parked my bike in my garage. I'd sit it on a shelf.. or on the seat of the moto... and inevitably move it when I needed something... and misplace it for a few minutes...


Anyway. All better now. Just installed a little switch on the right side of the bike (easily accessible while on the bike) that lets me shut off power to the GPS when I park in my garage.
Sweet, I just ordered the same switch but lighted red so I can see when it's on.

Next up is a relay so I can install a louder horn.

A few weeks ago I moved the tip sensor to the back of the bike to make more room for tubes and what not. So far it's working fine so it's time to cut out the lock and sensor mount plastic
__________________


Sealed with a curse as sharp as a knife. Doomed is your soul and damned is your life
.
Lord John Whorfin
boinoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 01:10 PM   #3289
y0y02369
Beastly Adventurer
 
y0y02369's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area
Oddometer: 1,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by boinoodle View Post
Sweet, I just ordered the same switch but lighted red so I can see when it's on.

Next up is a relay so I can install a louder horn.

A few weeks ago I moved the tip sensor to the back of the bike to make more room for tubes and what not. So far it's working fine so it's time to cut out the lock and sensor mount plastic

Could you post up what you end up with for the horn relay and horn? I really want to do that upgrade too!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Drive?! Why?! Cars have too many wheels... just makes me feel... awkwardly stable... I'll ride thank you!v
Not knowing where you are going in part of the adventure! :loll
Daisy the Tiger and Frenchie
y0y02369 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 02:48 PM   #3290
Drunk_Uncle
Beastly Adventurer
 
Drunk_Uncle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Anchorage, AK
Oddometer: 2,018
Motorcycle Consumer News just did a horn comparo and found one that did not need a relay and was over 110 dbs. If I can find it I'll post up which one it was. It was only like 25 bucks on amazon.
__________________
"I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death"
'13 Tiger 800XC, '13 KLR 650, and a 2010 Honda NT700V for the wife.
Drunk_Uncle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:54 PM   #3291
y0y02369
Beastly Adventurer
 
y0y02369's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area
Oddometer: 1,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drunk_Uncle View Post
Motorcycle Consumer News just did a horn comparo and found one that did not need a relay and was over 110 dbs. If I can find it I'll post up which one it was. It was only like 25 bucks on amazon.

Sweet thank you!

Does anyone know the OEM decibel level?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Drive?! Why?! Cars have too many wheels... just makes me feel... awkwardly stable... I'll ride thank you!v
Not knowing where you are going in part of the adventure! :loll
Daisy the Tiger and Frenchie
y0y02369 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 06:00 PM   #3292
The Haymaker
Gnarly Adventurer
 
The Haymaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Cowtipping, USA
Oddometer: 278
Not much.

Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
__________________
Haymaker who?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventureridemaine/
The Haymaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #3293
Sound Farm
Art x Science
 
Sound Farm's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Des Moines IA
Oddometer: 104
I just put a bad boy airhorn on mine. Sounds great. And loud. Came with a relay. Fits right under the beak. 40 bucks at northern. 20 on eBay
__________________
2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
99 KTM Adventure-R 640 (sold)
Garmin 550
Sound Farm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 03:33 AM   #3294
boinoodle
Old and Cautious
 
boinoodle's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: The Dark Side
Oddometer: 934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sound Farm View Post
I just put a bad boy airhorn on mine. Sounds great. And loud. Came with a relay. Fits right under the beak. 40 bucks at northern. 20 on eBay
Is that the "all in one" design? How about some pictures?
__________________


Sealed with a curse as sharp as a knife. Doomed is your soul and damned is your life
.
Lord John Whorfin
boinoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 04:52 AM   #3295
Solohobo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Solohobo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 116
Does anyone have an issue with the drilling out the plug hole on the side of the bike, without sealing it? This area under the seat is all the electric connections and also the air box intake....??? would it not be better to put an aux plug elsewhere than having a hole in this delicate area of the bike?
__________________
Adventure Travel to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China, Honk Kong, Macau, France, Italy, EU, Morocco, Turkey, USA National Parks, camping, fishing, hiking, surfing, scuba diving, trekking, river rafting, new cultures, new cuisine, new languages.
Solohobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 05:31 AM   #3296
Yossarian™
Deputy Cultural Attaché
 
Yossarian™'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
Oddometer: 9,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solohobo View Post
Does anyone have an issue with the drilling out the plug hole on the side of the bike, without sealing it? This area under the seat is all the electric connections and also the air box intake....??? would it not be better to put an aux plug elsewhere than having a hole in this delicate area of the bike?
Unless you hit the area with a pressure washer, it should be fine. It's not in a position to have water forced at it.
__________________
Successfully surviving motorcycling since 1976.
Yossarian™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 05:42 AM   #3297
MotoTex
Miles of Smiles
 
MotoTex's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Tool Shed
Oddometer: 1,511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solohobo View Post
Does anyone have an issue with the drilling out the plug hole on the side of the bike, without sealing it? This area under the seat is all the electric connections and also the air box intake....??? would it not be better to put an aux plug elsewhere than having a hole in this delicate area of the bike?
Consider that the factory put a similar hole on the box for a Powerlet option. Keeping it sealed is probably not that big of a concern.

Well, unless you are riding in water that deep. Then you probably have bigger concerns than water getting in through an unsealed accessory installed in the side of the box.
__________________

This is The Internet. Confirm for yourself anything you may see while visiting this strange and uncertain land.

MotoTex is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 08:52 AM   #3298
Rob Dirt
More or less in line
 
Rob Dirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Mobile
Oddometer: 2,523
Solohobo, have you noticed the giant opening allowing all your chain lube to coat that same area? It's like a bucket with holes in both ends. I don't see how adding another small hole on the side of that bucket will make any difference.
I put duct tape under my prefilter to prevent it from filling up with chain lube.
__________________
Heart of Dixie
Rob Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 08:53 AM   #3299
Seventy One
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Seventy One's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Land of 10,000 lakes.
Oddometer: 346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sound Farm View Post
I just put a bad boy airhorn on mine. Sounds great. And loud. Came with a relay. Fits right under the beak. 40 bucks at northern. 20 on eBay
I'd like to hear your review of it a year from now.

Durability is pretty important too.
__________________
"It takes a big dog to weigh a ton."
_______________________________________________
2009 DR650
2013 Tiger 800XC
Seventy One is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 11:08 AM   #3300
Dirigo
Curious
 
Dirigo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Sanford, NC
Oddometer: 299
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildjester View Post
Just picked up my 13 XC. Got the top case as promo. Can someone please explain the sliding carrier and what's the point of the sliding?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
I picked up my '14 last week. Had a moment when I first touched the boxes and they shifted. Service guy said the same thing, it's for shifting weight, wind, and some "give" for when you drop it. Dunno about the last part, but for the most part I haven't noticed too much of an issue so far.
__________________
"Melior Diabolus Quem Soles"
Dirigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014