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Ian Soady said :-
I've considered this myself - mainly for the caravan rather than the bike - but was concerned about battery life / charging. I was eventually thinking about fitting a motion sensor which would operate a latching relay somehow wired into the "on" button of the phone.

Then I decided it was all too much hassle.......
14/3/2019 4:40:33 PM UTC
Rod said :-
Ian, Could you not wire a usb charger from your leisure battery on the caravan to help with battery life?
14/3/2019 5:13:52 PM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Yes, but as it's not used for months on end (fair weather caravanner as well as biker!) I suspect it'll go flat.

As it happens I do have a spare android phone knocking about so will probably download Bob's suggestion and play with it a bit.
15/3/2019 10:04:37 AM UTC
Joe Fitz said :-
Bob, I checked out Gogg play store for the app. There are some car alarm apps there but not the one you refer to, or any with the same functions, as far as I can see. Am I looking in the wrong place?
15/3/2019 1:18:44 PM UTC
Snod said :-
Has it happened already? Could this fit a 250SL? I can't tell..
15/3/2019 11:01:41 PM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I've downloaded the "here" maps app and it looks quite good - but useless to me as it doesn't allow you to put in co-ordinates for destinations. I use these a lot for finding campsites in France, where postcodes cover far too big an area to work. I also can't see any way to upload my own POI files - possibly linked to the same issue.

But it may be useful for other things.....
16/3/2019 10:38:50 AM UTC
Pocketpete said :-
Snod is this what you are after

The option plugs I got from work arnt quite right they fit together but the pins dont line up going to have to modify them or perhaps order the right ones. Going to try cutting the edges of the clip and bending the pins downwards.

16/3/2019 7:45:26 PM UTC
Snod said :-
No that's the commonly available light-duty rack that can't really take a top box, bit of a waste of time really..
16/3/2019 10:24:14 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Snod - the Z125 rack should fit the Z250 as it is the same frame etc........... BUT... Notice the passenger footrests on the z125. On the 250 the hangars are welded, on the Z125 they are bolted to the frame. It's the same for the frame pocketpete lists if the pictures are to be believed. I can only assume in some countries the Z250 frame also has bolt on footrest hangars.

Still, if Sharon would ever let me I'd get them and make some adaptor to make them work.

I think the rack Pocketpete's put up will be as sturdy as any other rack I've seen. Take a top-box no problems that.
17/3/2019 7:41:03 AM UTC
Upt'North said :-
I've come over all funny, all Ren'esque.
Bored of not riding, so decided to Farkle, Ren.......Total Cost £0.00. Is that too much?
I'm going to call these Baglux Anti Peepers. If anyone else is fed up of the horn peeping and the starter motor whirring with your tank bag in place these could be the answer. Or not! I think I'll get onto two large floats and a propellor next, a boat could be more usable than a motorcycle.

17/3/2019 1:25:26 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Those... are... absolutely... bleeding... FANTASTIC!

My everyday tankbag, AKA manbag with magnets for attaching to the tank, causes no such issues as it's small. My larger travel tank bag does though. I might have to patent these Upt' and then get 10,000 made in China and sell them on Ebay for £25 per side.

You sir are a legend. I mean leg end.
17/3/2019 7:50:12 PM UTC
Borsuk said :-
Upt'North those are a brilliant idea. I'll be looking at my bike tomorrow to see what would be needed.

Scare the SHoneT out of myself doing a u turn the other day when the horn went off and I thought there was a car on the road behind me.

17/3/2019 11:04:39 PM UTC
Upt'North said :-
Hey, you like em. Obviously all bikes are different but I'll post the dimensions which might help. I filed the clamp slightly so the anti peeper went in square and the the black brackets are steel reinforcement. Any questions just ask.

17/3/2019 11:16:23 PM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Ooh look, a proper dimensioned drawing!

I do wonder why you didn't round them off though - 80mm instead of 78, 30 instead of 28. Or was it just a bit of old scrap you had lying around with those dimensions?

Many years ago I was splashing around in the Highlands on my Commando getting very disgruntled as I'd misread the map and had to retrace my wheeltracks about 20 miles due to there not being a bridge across a loch where I'd thought there was one. I nearly fell off when the twin Fiamma airhorns (very loud) I had fitted suddenly went off. Not the tank bag - the relay had filled with water and shorted out......
18/3/2019 4:00:06 PM UTC
Upt'North said :-
Ian, it was more down to how it turned out. I made the first and worked at it until the dimensions were right and it turned out like this. The Measurements were probably 20,30 and 80 before the file smoothed and squared things off. Glad you like my drawing. South Cheshire Technical College don't you know...............I was the cleaner.
18/3/2019 5:04:04 PM UTC
Henrik said :-
Last panic-order on Ebay before brexit, exhaust for my XRX

Lots of other stuff that I have no time to search and order, so this was it

Look forward to see how the trade and taxes will end up

I usually order both in UK and USA a few times every year, with drlivery on DK

Guess its the same in UK the other way around

20/3/2019 8:29:21 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Blimey Henrik - I live in the UK and I don't have a clue what's happening with Brexit. I don't think our government or politicians do either. And you're panic buying? Is there something Denmark knows that we don't?
20/3/2019 8:42:20 AM UTC
Henrik said :-
No one knows anything, unless we are all being manipulated and there is a secret master-plan, we expect a hard-brexit, in a few days, or with a little delay, maybe 3-6-12 mounths max

After that UK orders wil be taxed like any other non-eu country

A order like this around 130 euro will be added with vat 25 pct, import fee around 12 euro, plus, regular import taxes, it will most certainly end up around 200-225 euros

Just to give you an idea

So knowing I had to get it sooner or later, plus stock is also reducing over time,... now was the time
20/3/2019 12:14:24 PM UTC
Henrik said :-
Correction: import-fee not 12 but 22 euro
20/3/2019 12:27:37 PM UTC
Upt'North said :-
These are the welded version.
Don't worry Ed, still £0.00.

20/3/2019 5:06:53 PM UTC

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