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FYI.  Just got an e-mail from Sena and they are offering factory refurbished 20S Evo and 30K headsets at $179 and $199 US respectively with full 2 year Sena warranty.  Pretty good buy, I paid much more than that for my 20S Evo.

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / DAANNNG!!! How about the new Thruxton TFC
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:08:07 AM »
OH MY GOODNESS!  Have you ever seen such gorgeous lines since the old Nortons!

I think I finally found the solution for the right angle valve stems on the pressure sensors that are subject to breakage by anyone replacing a tire that is careless damages them.  JP Cycles has the aluminum ones for an 8mm hole (which I'm pretty sure ours is, since a good stem that screws into one is 8.06mm), and they're only $2.96/ea.  So now if you have an extra set of sensors that are the type that can be opened up and have tabbed CR2032 replacement batteries soldered onto the leads from the circuit board and/or someone breaks a valve stem, you can fix the problem.  I have an extra set of sensors because of just such a scenario, and I'll get fresh batteries for a set and when I have tires changed I'll have them put the replacement sensors in with fresh power and never have the low battery issue.  My dealer doesn't charge to program the sensors if they mount tires, and they match online prices on tires for me, so it's a no brainer.  I'll double check the stems when they come in next week to make sure they fit the sensors and if not I'll post a cautionary notice about them.  They just don't have the "Triumph" name on them.
Here's the link for you perusal:

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Ducati Ready for Red Tour announced
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:43:54 PM »
Found this on Webbike World and just gotta go!

The bikes on display during the tour will include Panigale V4 R, Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP, Multistrada 1260 Enduro, Multistrada 950 S, Diavel 1260 S, Scrambler Cafι Racer, Scrambler Desert Sled, and Scrambler Full Throttle. Ducati personnel will be on-site at each location to give attendees an experience of the brand.

January 18, 2019 – MotoCorsa – Portland
January 19, 2019 – Block41 – Seattle
January 23, 2019 – Harrison Eurosports – Salt Lake City
January 25, 2019 – Skylight– Denver
January 26, 2019 – Ducati Omaha – Omaha
January 29, 2019 – Motor Cycle Center – Chicago
January 30, 2019 – Ducati Detroit – Detroit
February 1, 2019 – Lars Anderson Auto Museum – Boston
February 13, 2019 – Ducati Sanford – Orlando
February 15, 2019 – Ducati Miami – Miami
February 19, 2019 – Ducati Austin – Austin
February 21, 2019 – Bayou & Bottle – Houston
February 23, 2019 – AMS Ducati Dallas – Dallas
February 26, 2019 – OTTO Car Club – Phoenix
February 27, 2019 – Ducati Las Vegas – Las Vegas
February 28, 2019 – Location TBA– San Diego
March 2, 2019 – Location TBA – San Francisco

Can't even buy one, but oh man do the Italians make some beautiful machines.
"Lovely to look at a wonder to hold, knock one over and we consider it SOLD!"

Time Out - General Chat / We think Triumph has problems
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:25:30 PM »
Posted by a BMW rider in another country:
Most of the story is in my last post, but... The bike has throw these faults regularly for the last few 100 kms. Initially they claimed it was the side stand switch, reset everything and said it would be good... It wasn’t.

The dealership had the bike Wednesday to Friday last week to fix these faults (again) and to do the 1000km service. This is where they claimed the problem was a dodgy front ABS sensor. They did some re flash of the computer and said it was ok but to bring it back if it throws those warnings again.

Sunday morning I was riding to work, 5am, wet roads, light rain, all those warnings on again.. Heading down a relatively steep hill a few kangaroos hopped onto the road. Hit the brakes but got nothing but a clicking pulsing brake lever. The brake pedal felt the same. I kicked it down to second or first, managed to slow a little with a massive over rev of the motor followed by quite a rear lock up. I went passed the ‘Roos with the back sliding, I’m guessing I was at an angle of 45 degrees to direction of motion. I did eventually stop, reset what I could with a power down and restart.

My impression was that the computer was reading the front wheel as stationary and significantly reduced brake pressure while reading the back moving fast (hence the DTC). Just a malfunctioning sensor should not cause this... There’s clearly a lot more wrong with the system. (Including that ‘brakes too hot’ warning)

And yes, it did scare the #### out of me!

All these things are scary,  :005: no matter who made the equipment.

Accessories and Products / TomTom sale includes the Rider 550
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:39:05 PM »
If anyone is interested TomTom is having a Christmas sale and the TomTom Rider 550 is priced $319.99 USD which is $80 off.  Almost wish I hadn't complained about my old automotive type so loudly in October that my wife bought me the the new rider!  I do like the way the new one works, it's fast, and addresses get entered exactly as you say them, and it will take a 32GB micro sd to store data without using up the internal space.  A good deal if anyone is in the market.

Accessories and Products / Triumph USA has some deals
« on: November 02, 2018, 11:20:10 PM »
Triumph USA has some accessory deals right now:
Heated low seat $190
Heated rider seat $190
Comfort pillion seat $32
Pannier inner bags $50
Color coded top box cover $75
Top box inner bag $70
Top box backrest pad $40
Front fender extender $10

There are a few others, but they don't look like screaming deals.

I just solved all my Bluetooth connection issues in a way that gives me phone, TomTom Rider navigation, Trophy audio, and intercom, through my Sena 20S Evo headset (or any headset that has 2 Bluetooth channels).  I paired my Samsung Note 9 phone (it has 2 Bluetooth channels)with my headset as "phone selective pairing" and paired my phone to the TomTom Rider 550 as "mobile phone", then paired the TomTom with the headset as "mobile phone".  Now comes the interesting part.  I took one of my old SMH10 headsets, put it on a helmet clamp mount made for boom mic and earbuds and mounted it to the opposite side of the helmet from the 20S.  I paired the SMH10 to the Trophy on "Device 2", then intercom paired it to the 20S.  One press on the SMH10 to open the intercom channel with the 20S and then a long press (2 quick beeps) and the SMH10 is streaming the Trophy audio to the headset.  I'm not sure yet if it will recover the intercom streaming function if it's interrupted by the Nav directions or a phone call, but it should.  If not it just takes a second or two to restore it.  Supposedly if the receiving headset interrupts the intercom connection once it is terminated the connection to the sending intercom will be restored.  I'll find out after I go ride it some and post a follow up.  Good thing is I can still have my Sena paired with the Trophy and use the audio if I don't have the Nav on the bike by selecting which device to pair with on the phone, and my SMH10 unit can still be used by a pillion on their own helmet mount for intercom, their own phone, and Trophy audio.  Until Sena or someone else decides to give us a Bluetooth hub with 4 or more channels and each channel's function prioritized so each device could be connected with a single pairing to the hub I think this may be the only solution.  The streaming audio sounds great BTW (at least to my half deaf ears with earbuds in).  More info to come.

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