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no juice
Written by obijuanak on 11/30/2010 at 01:03 am


On Nov 29, 2010, at 15:47 , Jerry wrote:

> Fred/Joe,
>
> Good tiedown reco, but I would still find a way to also anchor the bike higher
above the axles.
>
> The tipover bars are close to the plane the axles, so if the wheel slips out
because the bike weight above the axles you could have a problem.
>
> I should think you could route a line over the back seat wrapping around the
grab handles should be sufficient to address this concern.
>
> When I shipped Mr. Hyde, I didn't have a fully clothed PC, so it was easy to
tie down from the frame under the rear seat. The bike was rock steady on the
way home.

The engine guards are the Honda recommended point of attachment for transporting
a PC800 (see owner's manual). I know it works because that is how I transported
Hobbes through 4,600 miles worth of Alaska Highway travel (among other
instances). The Canyon Dancer I used to soothe my worried mind was completely
superfluous in practice.

YMMV

Juan Goula
Fairbanks, Alaska
--
'90 PC800 - "Hobbes"
'90 XL600V - "Roswell"
'97 VMX1200 - "Silver Surfer"
'07 DR650SE - "Darth Marmot"
'07 Phazer FX - "Spike"
'07 Phazer Mt Lt - "Stretch"

Message Thread for message #99106

wolfbear_1932
11/29/2010, 11:53 pm
no juice
Several days ago I turned the key in the ignition switch, the dash lights flashed on and off, the radio made a bleep and the electricity disappeared. A friend and I have pulled off a lot of plastic body parts and found that the battery is

    attitudehats
    11/30/2010, 12:02 am
    no juice
    Well, if it were me, I would try really cleaning/working the kill switch contacts back+forth on the handlebars. Sometimes the oxides there cause problems, and can certainly cause a dead system. --- In

    goldwingman40
    11/30/2010, 12:19 am
    no juice
    Joe, How did you determin that the battery is fully charged? If you measured the voltage with the ignition off then it might not be accurate. Measure the voltage with the ignition switch off and then turn it on and see what it does. If you

    daviddockstader
    11/30/2010, 12:19 am
    no juice
    A voltmeter draws practically no current, so even with a bad battery or bad contacts you will still get 12 volt readings. To really check a battery you need to use a battery tester that puts a high load on the battery or measure voltage while

    goldwingman40
    11/30/2010, 12:29 am
    no juice
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "wolfbear_1932" <wolfbear@...> wrote: Joe, Forgot to say the corr

      spacetiger_j...
      11/30/2010, 12:47 am
      no juice
      Fred/Joe, Good tiedown reco, but I would still find a way to also anchor the bike higher above the axles. The tipover bars are close to the plane the axles, so if the wheel slips out because the bike weight above the axles you coul

        obijuanak
        11/30/2010, 01:03 am
        no juice
        On Nov 29, 2010, at 15:47 , Jerry wrote: > Fred/Joe, > > Good tiedown reco, but I would still find a way to also anchor the bike higher above the axles. > > The tipover bars are close to the plane the axles, so

          spacetiger_j...
          11/30/2010, 02:58 am
          no juice
          Never heard of the Canyon Dancer I/II mount. I just did a search of it and now know what this is. This would seem as good an upper anchor point as something from the rear. No issues with using the lower guards as anchor points, but unless

        pgboyd
        11/30/2010, 01:41 am
        no juice
        Canyon Dancer II is the best way to tie down the PC and not have to worry about broken plastic. It worked a peach when I towed my last PC home to me here. Phil Northern VA --- In