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    Another great ride, Rin and another milestone in...

    Another great ride, Rin and another milestone in that it was my 20th year in a row riding there and I'm still not bored of the place. This year, I added Denmark to my list and Skagen as the...
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    Chances are you are having other issues and not...

    Chances are you are having other issues and not battery issues.

    And your battery isn't putting a load on your electrical system...your electrical devices are. Even at idle, I charge at 13.9 V.
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    It might be Anton, but why have they failed?...

    It might be Anton, but why have they failed? Abuse in the past?

    Sort of like why batteries fail prematurely...there is usually a reason.
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    I remember there being a recall for under-crimped...

    I remember there being a recall for under-crimped Otiker crimp clamps. Some leaked fuel for that reason, probably only on the pressure side, although not in my case even though I could rotate my QDs.
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    That is what I've always said shortly after...

    That is what I've always said shortly after reading about these QD issues ages ago.

    It did't take me long to figure out that new O-rings were needed every time these connectors are split or too...
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    Fuel Line Quick Disconnects - Finally!

    Well after 11 years, I finally got around to replacing those "so-called" junk and often read about plastic OEM fuel line quick disconnects on my 2003 GS Adventure that I've owned since day-one.
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  7. I've got more pics of the rebuild which I will...

    I've got more pics of the rebuild which I will post some info, when time permits.
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    Harry, that is a new car. :laugh I would expect a...

    Harry, that is a new car. :laugh I would expect a car to be problem-free for at least 7 or 8 years other than brakes.

    I look at long term. For example, I owned my Honda that I bought new for 15...
  9. Is there any reason why it can't be installed and...

    Is there any reason why it can't be installed and located on the starter cover as it is on my R1150 GS Adventure?
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  10. By the way, this is a pic of all the parts that...

    By the way, this is a pic of all the parts that make up a Valeo D6RA75 starter...

    http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Technical-Stuff/BMW-R1150-GS-Valeo-Starter/i-2bb9mx7/0/XL/IMG_5564-XL.jpg
  11. An update to my Valeo starter which I rebuilt...

    An update to my Valeo starter which I rebuilt last weekend.

    The starter was completely disassembled and all parts were cleaned with gas to remove any old grease and then washed with my favourite...
  12. The solenoid cavity actually has a thin sheet of...

    The solenoid cavity actually has a thin sheet of polished stainless steel inserted into it so that rust cannot form and the solenoid plunger is plated as well.
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    I know the feeling. Sounds like my first new car,...

    I know the feeling. Sounds like my first new car, an '81 Ford Mustang which I sold 17 months after buying it. Second and last American car I've ever owned. You gots to wonder why they needed...
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    I was wondering the same thing when I read...

    I was wondering the same thing when I read racer7's post and replied.

    You might ask him as well. I just don't put up with BS when someone makes some comment about a nutcase leader when they have...
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    It being "free", I take it it was old and run...

    It being "free", I take it it was old and run down when you got it.



    Hell, look what Bush sold you on...a bunch of lies and massive debt. :stick
  16. Sounds great, till that controller module goes....

    Sounds great, till that controller module goes. There is nothing wrong with that or fuel infection; works great when it does, till it goes south.

    I guess I am hanging onto my airheads and oil...
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    Certainly better that what the big 4 had to offer...

    Certainly better that what the big 4 had to offer at the time...late 50s to early 70s. We never had a problem.
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    It being a new car, I checked the oil every 1K to...

    It being a new car, I checked the oil every 1K to 2K kilometers and it was still at the MAX mark when I changed the oil at 9140 km (5680 miles).

    I've done some preventative maintenance like...
  19. And good ones are expensive, for some reason. ...

    And good ones are expensive, for some reason.

    I didn't see the point to one for starter circuits unless it has a Max Hold function.

    Instead, I bought a new 200A shunt off ebay, mounted it in a...
  20. I reworded my post. Pulling the fuse wakes up the...

    I reworded my post. Pulling the fuse wakes up the circuit out of some kind of "sleep mode". The blue text (Step 3 on page 3 of that VW Technical Bulletin) explains it.

    I have the Ross Tech VCDS...
  21. I'm not up on the details of CANBUS (you know me,...

    I'm not up on the details of CANBUS (you know me, got no use for high-tech BS), but it has something to do with waking up the circuit if you pull the fuse. There is a VW service bulletin or similar...
  22. What I have always done BUT since owning a car...

    What I have always done BUT since owning a car with CANBUS, that can no longer be done according to the VW TDI forum I am on.

    Instead the voltage across the fuse is measured while it is in place....
  23. The DATEL LED voltmeters are waterproof but draw...

    The DATEL LED voltmeters are waterproof but draw too much current to connect directly to the battery without having it switch out of the circuit when the ignition is off.

    I installed a DATEL LCD...
  24. For starters it is connected directly to my...

    For starters it is connected directly to my battery for a true battery voltage reading. Some people wire them in elsewhere...not a good idea.

    When I am cruising, I expect to see somewhere between...
  25. A shunt is used to measure current. For example,...

    A shunt is used to measure current. For example, you might have one that is 100A - 25 mV. The voltmeter is connected to the two inner terminals. In this case, if you read 25 mV, you are passing 100A....
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