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by IainD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Fitting a zumo 590lm
Replies: 21
Views: 2814

Re: Fitting a zumo 590lm

Hi, Use a supply direct from the battery through a relay with the control + tapped into a switched +. Whatever you do, don't use the spare socket under the tank to supply the unit as the CANbus system gets confused and if the unit is left on the bike, a power draw drains the battery. Something like ...
by IainD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: fatal flaw or sour grapes
Replies: 48
Views: 6649

Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Interesting. Without knowing the history of the bike it is impossible to tell if it has been subjected to abuse or been in a previous accident. However, I know from my own (bitter) experience with BMW that they deny absolutely everything, even to the point that when you show them umpteen cases of ex...
by IainD
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 8382
Views: 899967

Re: A photo you took, today

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Loch Venacher in the Trossachs.

Took The Trannie over Dukes Pass, stopped for coffee and cake then rode back again.

You can't see the Midgies, but they out and Hungry.
by IainD
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Help please with painting some brackets.
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Re: Help please with painting some brackets.

There have been a few guys on here who have done some stainless steel fabbing at reasonable cost from reading past posts. If thee brackets need to last a decent amount of time, then that might be the way to go.
by IainD
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Learning from last years mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 5402

Re: Learning from last years mistakes

I can say I have ever been cold in my sleeping bag once. I Have been too hot many times. After being cold one April I decided to buy a new bag and went for a Snugpak Winter rated bag. It is too (insert expletive) hot even for Spring and Autumn and useless in summer (even in Scotland). Be careful abo...
by IainD
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Best multi tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 5311

Re: Best multi tool?

I bought a Leatherman Wave around the turn of the Century, still in perfect condition and used regularly. Goes into every trip bag.
Does any household insurance cover your loss?
by IainD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Thanks Garmin
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Thanks Garmin

My Zumo 350 froze last year and being well out of warranty I paid up front and sent it of for repair / replacement. It wasn't cheap but much less than a new one. Having only used it in the car since it came back I was a bit peeved to find that it wouldn't change off either of the bike cradles when I...
by IainD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Scottish Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Scottish Islands

Midgies have hatched and apparently abundant on Arran now as are Sheep Ticks. Take precautions. I used to cycle round Arran with pals from work. You can do it in a day, but then you don't get a night out in Blackwaterfoot, so we took two with plenty detours - caves, standing stones, distillery etc. ...
by IainD
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Solar Panel on top box
Replies: 28
Views: 2805

Re: Solar Panel on top box

DavidS wrote:How about a wind turbine? ;)
Plenty wind, just at the wrong end :woohoo:
by IainD
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What's you think is the best under rated bike you have owned
Replies: 43
Views: 6048

Re: What's you think is the best under rated bike you have owned

Oh, dear, I think I am a serial underrated bike owner. Some of the more underrated here: 1980's GPZ500s (basically half a GPZ1000RX), about 60hp on a good day, but nimble and did it all. Commuting. scraping (not scratching) the belly pan would grind into the tarmac when cornering. TT with the girlfr...

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