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Old 08-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #21
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SO whats the difference in the types of plugs? any benefit of one over the other? My chargers fit cigarette type outlets.

I have only owned a bike for about 9 weeks and already added 8000 miles to the speedometer. My employment requires lots of commute time. Useful mods are more important to me, "cool factor" is not so important. I would like more luggage space. Honestly, I would like to consider a luggage trailer if i could find an attachment for my bike. But atleast larger bag, How do ya'll tie down bigger bags?

Also, a better horn, something that scares the poo out of offensive car driving types

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #22
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It's easy to farkle a 919. I have a 599, and you can see what I've done to mine here.
are those electronics you added rain/weather resistant?
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:16 PM   #23
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are those electronics you added rain/weather resistant?
Yes, they are.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:25 PM   #24
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SO whats the difference in the types of plugs? any benefit of one over the other? My chargers fit cigarette type outlets.

I have only owned a bike for about 9 weeks and already added 8000 miles to the speedometer. My employment requires lots of commute time. Useful mods are more important to me, "cool factor" is not so important. I would like more luggage space. Honestly, I would like to consider a luggage trailer if i could find an attachment for my bike. But atleast larger bag, How do ya'll tie down bigger bags?

Also, a better horn, something that scares the poo out of offensive car driving types
Luggage space? You have to get one of these seat bags. I have the large and you can throw a medium sized child in that thing with room for the dog too. My buddy has the medium and to him its the bee's knee's after looking at mine. Not too pricey, secure, expandable and easy on off with a rain cover. Be careful on the stich site though, your wallet may be emptied really fast if your not careful. Order a roadcrafter while your at it, last suit you'll ever buy, well till the next one.

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In my large I had my laptop bag, weeks clothing, 3 pairs of size 15 shoes, my 3/4 First Gear Kilaminjaro jacket (as an option to my roadcrafter) Toiletries, winter gloves, first aid kit and a few other random items and still didnt have it expanded. So consider the Medium.

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #25
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So, My battery was dead, after removing the entire right side of my bike i was able to jump it off with cables. I put it all back together and drove for about 20 minutes, cut it off and it wouldnt restart. this weekend i will replace the battery but while i hav e everything open i would like to add something to the battery cables that would allow me to connect to the battery without actual having to get all the way to the battery. a stand alone connection that would endure a jump start. any ideas? any tips? anything else i should do while i am in there?
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So, My battery was dead, after removing the entire right side of my bike i was able to jump it off with cables. I put it all back together and drove for about 20 minutes, cut it off and it wouldnt restart. this weekend i will replace the battery but while i hav e everything open i would like to add something to the battery cables that would allow me to connect to the battery without actual having to get all the way to the battery. a stand alone connection that would endure a jump start. any ideas? any tips? anything else i should do while i am in there?
You need to use pretty heavy wire.. at least as heavy as the +/- cables that connect to your battery.
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i would like to add something to the battery cables that would allow me to connect to the battery without actual having to get all the way to the battery. a stand alone connection that would endure a jump start. any ideas? any tips? anything else i should do while i am in there?
There is a popular fuse block system called "Blue Seas" that a lot of ADV riders use. You set it up once and then you can connect multiple 12vdc devices to it; each with it's own fuse and connection bus. It was made for boats, so it's waterproof. Available in fine marine stores everywhere.

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Wouldn't you prefer to figger out what the issue is with your charging system and then fix it?

It is VERY, VERY rare that a modern motorcycle charging system will allow a battery to die like that, without something seriously wrong. So, putting in wires to allow for a jump start is simply asinine; it will do nothing to solve the problem you have.

However, a battery can discharge if the bike is not used for a long time, and in that case the remedy is to keep the battery up to snuff with a trickle charger, such as a Battery Tender. How old is your battery? Do you ride the bike often? If the battery is new and good, then I'd recommend getting a Battery tender and attaching the supplied wires to your battery. They will allow you to charge the battery without taking off any bodywork.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:48 AM   #29
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So, putting in wires to allow for a jump start is simply asinine.
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