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by AustinW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.

I tried the motion pro jobbies on GS12 yesterday (replacing the battery in the TPS). I left the wheel in sun for an hour until the tyre felt good and warm. The levers got a good grip on the rim and the tyre but I couldn’t get enough pressure on the bead to get it to break away. Some lube in there wo...
by AustinW
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 1787

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

Ignore most of the above. It’s wrong. The rugged mount DOES NOT consume any power. It simply passes through 12v into your unit. Your unit is designed to accept this voltage through the pins that connect to the Rugged Mount. I have taken my rugged mount apart several times. The gold connectors you se...
by AustinW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Travel this year
Replies: 101
Views: 6311

Re: Travel this year

Our plans for a 6-8 week trip to Eastern Europe, Georgia and Turkey on hold for two reasons: 1. Riding into a "hot zone" and catching the flu while away. Ill with flu of any sort for 2-3 weeks on a 6 to 8 week trip is not going to be fun, possibly longer if we get it consecutively rather than concur...
by AustinW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 1787

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

I am not clear what your problem is here. Have you got something that is stepping down the voltage out the cigarette socket from 12volts to 5volts. I am pretty sure the USB socket should only be powered with 5 volts (although I could be wrong on that). If, when you plug a USB cable directly into you...
by AustinW
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 1787

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

I have a Garmin Rugged mount that's been fitted to three different bikes each in a different way. I have also dismantled it a couple of times after connection problems. Power to the mount goes straight through the connectors with 12v supplied into the Montana unit. This comes through pins 4 & 5 (fro...
by AustinW
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike Down
Replies: 27
Views: 2440

Re: Bike Down

The correct level is oil visible in the sight glass. No need to top up until it’s right at the bottom. So where you had it after adding the 2litres is fine for trying to start the bike again. In my experience it’s usually something like half litre from bottom of sight glass to top so don’t go tippin...
by AustinW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: New Zealand or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 6865

Re: New Zealand or Not?

We travelled around South Island NZ in March and April this year. Very small Campervan though. 4 weeks was just enough to do a full lap of SI and see most of what we wanted. Highly recommended but most of the trip I was wishing I was on the bike. As others have said campsites everywhere (get CamperM...
by AustinW
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Just a thought what's the furthest north anyone has been on a bike?????
Replies: 53
Views: 6810

Re: Just a thought what's the furthest north anyone has been on a bike?????

Nordkapp June 2017. Fantastic, great weather with loads of snow lying about slowly melting in the sunshine. Nordkapp centre is touristy and pricey (as is everything in Norway) but worth it to get as far as you can go. About 20miles North of Fairbanks, Alaska in 2015 before smoke from forest fires an...
by AustinW
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise
Replies: 323
Views: 26967

Re: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise

Thanks just what we needed. :) I am pretty sure we will rent as cheap a car as we can find - money is tight on this trip - so self catering too so good news on the campsite kitchens. Camper vans always sound good initially until you start to think about the details and then don't sound very good at ...
by AustinW
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise
Replies: 323
Views: 26967

Re: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise

Great stuff :D We are planning a trip down under later this year - New Zealand first for 5-6 weeks to visit our son and travel round, then over to Sydney to visit another friend followed by a ride or drive or camper across Oz to Perth and another friend before heading home. The cost of things on the...

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