November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby oso polar » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:45 pm

Jim thanks for an excellent afternoon. It was good to meet a lot of the folks and easy to leave knowing more than I did when I got there. I discovered so many new ways to spend money that I have to make a list!
Thanks again,

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby endobobdds » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:59 pm

Thank you Jim - another fantastic BMWBMW Tech Day!

Great fellowship, learned a few tips, and with a BIG THANK YOU to KERMIT replaced the lousy low beam bulb on my KRS with a HID Xenon headlight conversion kit.
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:45 pm

Nice tech day. The weather started at 37° and rose to 60°.

We had 22 bikes show up, and lots of work get done!

Here are a few photos:

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby redman » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:56 pm

Jim,
Great host, great bunch of people, great time, great food and my favorite beer and great pics!
Thanks for hosting! =D> =D>

Can hardly believe Kermit gave me light! Thanks again Kermit! It works super.
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby skyblue » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:56 pm

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby BoyBastos » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:43 am

Thanks Jim for hosting the Tech Day, my first mind you! It's great to finally meet the people on this board who are warm and friendly in person.


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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby RJP3579 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:30 am

Mega thanks to Jim for wiring my new lights.

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They are bright but the pattern seems to indicate they require an upright mounting as the lights throws a vertical line in front of my bike.

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I looked on Hella's website and they state upright mounting and I mounted them sideways so it must be why I get the vertical pattern. I used the BestRest mounts which only allow a sideways mounting. I might be able to rotate the bulb housing inside the light.
Great thing is, thanks to Jim's wiring, I can simply swap out these lights for whatever lights I want. :D
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby River747 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:34 am

Many thanks to all who assisted me with my adventurous undertaking. Jim, Rick, Lesly, Paul, and I am sure others are skipping my brain. I rode home and even my wife could hear the difference with my bike.
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby eap » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 am

RJP3579 wrote:Mega thanks to Jim for wiring my new lights.

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SNIP :D

Even though I was there for such a short time, I enjoyed looking and learning at the several active projects that had started up - Rick, I am especially interested in how you like these lights, how they respond to vibration (so get on some GS roads), how is the tempered glass when hot after a stream crossing, what is the cost of replacement bulbs AND can you rotate that housing to get a horizontal beam... :!:

Thanks JVB for hosting.
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby Va ntcptr » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:17 pm

River747 wrote:Many thanks to all who assisted me with my adventurous undertaking. Jim, Rick, Lesly, Paul, and I am sure others are skipping my brain. I rode home and even my wife could hear the difference with my bike.



No problem at all,I had a blast and thanks to Jim for the use of his home,tools,lift and a great lunch!

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby adooley » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:53 pm

Not to be redundant. Big thanks to Jim for hosting the party and for helping out everyone who asked for technical assistance. Especially me! Thanks to everyone else who showed up! It was great to meet and talk to y'all. Thanks JIm for helping me break that rotten bolt off the valve cover guard! I now have valve cover guards for sale! :lol:
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby BMWGirl » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:56 am

Great tech day, Jim! Thank you to ANDY for your help with the Gerbing wire!!!! I TRULY APPRECIATE the time and effort you put in to it to make things go right! And I learned something new about the battery cover. :oops:
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby radon222 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:10 am

I'll add another big thanks to Jim for hosting the Tech Day.

I ended up getting a lot more done than I had planned. Finally installed my Centech, got the Jiffy Quick Disconnects installed, and last put on the new Remus can.

Also want to thank Jim for doing the Throttle Body sync and RickNut for checking motronic codes with his GS-911 =D>
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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:13 am

radon222 wrote:I'll add another big thanks to Jim for hosting the Tech Day.

I ended up getting a lot more done than I had planned. Finally installed my Centech, got the Jiffy Quick Disconnects installed, and last put on the new Remus can.

Also want to thank Jim for doing the Throttle Body sync and RickNut for checking motronic codes with his GS-911 =D>


I was going to ask, could you tell a difference? Your cables were off a fair amount.

Thanks to all who came and made it a great day. We finished about 5:30, but got a lot of work done. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones!

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Re: November Tech Day, 20th, Vienna, VA

Postby radon222 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:49 am

It definitely was a little smoother. Seat of pants says the Remus opened things up a little more too, but 495 traffic wasn't really the best place to put it through the paces on the way home lol!
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