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  • Birthday 06/07/1958

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    Huntsville, AL
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    03 VTEC
    '13 Triumph Explorer

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  1. vtecal

    VTECAL

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  2. The kid will have this strange urge to want a sidecar when he grows up..... :ph34r:
  3. no issues...i have both as i wanted to add the relay for accessories and actually added it AFTER the recall was complete. THANKS!! :biggrin:
  4. Bump. Question for anyone who has done the RR monitor wire fix and has the front harness replaced under the recall----Someone may have already answered this already, but will the the monitor wire fix still work after the recall wire harness is installed--in other words, do I have to undo the fix? :fing02:
  5. Question for anyone who has done the RR monitor wire fix and has the front harness replaced under the recall----Someone may have already answered this already, but will the the monitor wire fix still work after the recall wire harness is installed--in other words, do I have to undo the fix? :unsure:
  6. Question for anyone who has done the RR monitor wire fix and has the front harness replaced under the recall----Someone may have already answered this already, but will the the "monitor wire fix" still work after the recall wire harness is installed?
  7. vtecal

    He is a Shy Guy-No really!

    thats near bristol. Pretty sure sure it was after The Box attacked Keith and wouldn't let go.....
  8. Does anybody have the honda part numbers for the replacement harnesses?
  9. " And we spend the money we save by not riding Ducatis on groceries and good beer". Hey, I resemble that remark... :salesman:
  10. vtecal

    Father/Daughter June 2005

    We had a great time--that photo was taken last year.....But, I'm writing this right now while at the robbinsville microtel with my family motorcycle gang---did the deals gap thing yesterday--we did a 250 mile blue ridge loop today....hope to post pictures soon...
  11. I guess I should have been more specific==I tried to maintain my load under 25 amps thru my own switchology (never high beams, aux, heated grips and vest on at the same time), etc... However, I probably was at 25 AMPS load constantly when it was cold and dark....couple that with alot of corrosion, and crappy honda connectors probably fried the harness. I can't explain the RR failure, tho.
  12. OK, here's my reader's digest version....last November I noticed that the 30 AMP fuse holder was a little discolored, but no melted insulation. My accessories include heated grips, 2 jastek plugs (for garmin-very little draw; and the rear mounted jastek for the heated vest), fork mounted driving lights, autocom...all within the alternators load capacity (yup, I did the math). The funny thing was--I had the bike in the garage, with a multimeter hooked up to check voltage and @ 2000 rpm the voltage spiked to 18.2 and then the bike died. Fried 30 AMP fuse holder, melted battery harness at the holder and melted fuse. Battery toast. Hmmm, timing is everything. Now, It's an '03 with an extended warranty, but I didn't want to dick with the worthless dealer ("VFR, thats a Yamaha, right")and with all the accesories on the bike, so I inspected the wiring harness and decided that I could do the main harness swap. I purchased the main and battery harness, RR and Ron Ayers. Battery I got locally. The swap was a PITA. But I shielded, covered, and dielctric greased the crap out of everything. I mean everything. Plus I took the opportunity to rewire and conolidate the accory wiring with an aux fuse box and install a digital voltmeter.... So, I know I didn't report it, scream about it or poke Honda in the chest--but I didn't need the extra stress--I threw my money and time into it. My choice, but at least I know some pimple face 18 YO excuse for a mechanic touch my bike after waiting for the bike to become sun bleached while waiting for its turn to be worked on.... See ya next week at the Gap. I'll be the one with extra 10 GA wire.....
  13. I have the dreaded melted 30 amp fuse holder in the battery harness syndrome. An 03 that has under 20k and live a pampered life... I didn't want to screw around -- and because I wil not trust the bike to some unreliable boy-mechanic I have opted to replace the main harness and the battery subharness. Plus, I felt comfortable digging into the electrics--i've had plenty of experience chasing electrons on my beemer. I bought the harnesses from Ron Ayers--alot cheaper than the dealer and most other online parts places. I'm just about done--I haven't been in a hurry-a few hours every weekend so I can do it right--dielectric grease and tape in all the right places--I hope. But I have to tell ya--It is a PITA snaking the harness even with all the major ( and alot of minor) stuff off the bike. I've ordered a Centech AP-1 fused bus to connect all of the accessories (jastek plugs for GPS and heated vest; heated grips; motolight diving lights, autocomm...) , and now I can position all of the relays better since I've got the bike completely apart. Oh, I am installing a C volt digital voltmeter before I'm done... I'll give a report when I'm done and offer any help (thats if I put all this sh*t back together right)..... :huh:
  14. vtecal

    Deals Gap June 2005

    VFRider Gal--you might consider what we do. My oldest daughter, on her Seca II and me solo on the viffer make will ride to our destination -- whether its deals gap or Barber Motorsports Park, etc and wife trailers her beemer with our 11yo watching videos in our Honda Van. That way we have our support vehicle to carry all of the crap a family ends up taking, and we can take a day off from riding and go do some shopping in pidgeon forge... If the weather is super crappy we just put my oldest daughter bike on the trailer ( a utility trailer with two baxley stands) and I head off into the muck on my own--the rain doesn't bother my 'stich or my Z6's Ride safe.
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