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Title: Kraken's Garage
Post by: minimac on July 27, 2020, 03:00:49 PM
Remember Eric, AKA The Virginian? He's created a You Tube channel that some of us might find interesting. He hopes to show some motorcycle, and soon scooter, maintenance, tips, and hopefully share some of his travels and history lessons. You can view the first one here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwWT9mXIZM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwWT9mXIZM)


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on July 30, 2020, 02:26:03 PM
Release the Kraken!!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: minimac on August 05, 2020, 02:13:35 PM
Eric will have a new video series soon for "Lo Mein" , his China knock off small bike.   In other news, it was good to see Ozark post again on this board!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 10, 2020, 05:49:11 PM
Thank you so much Bruce for thinking of me. I wasn't really comfortable posting it as my work is rough as a cobb.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jpowell692 on August 13, 2020, 04:35:36 PM
With your vast experience, can you give me help on my Burgman  650. My emergency flashers quite working but the turn signals are fine.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 13, 2020, 08:54:00 PM
With your vast experience, can you give me help on my Burgman  650. My emergency flashers quite working but the turn signals are fine.

Without having a service manual or the specific year of your Burger, my best guess is the turn signal and flashers work on a separate relay flasher.

1. Check all the fuses and see if any have blown
2. Check all the bulbs and see they're good to go
3. Replace the flasher relay

The hazard and turn signal lights found on the vast majority of road going vehicles are controlled by a flasher, which is commonly referred to as a relay. The flasher is an electrical component that serves as the switch that allows the lights to flash on and off. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, which will vary according to the specific needs of the vehicle.

I hope my thoughts help.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jpowell692 on August 13, 2020, 10:36:36 PM
The turn signals and flashers use a single fuse.  Do you know where the relay is located on a 2011-650? I've replaced a number of them on the older, rear engine VWs


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: minimac on August 14, 2020, 12:40:42 AM
John-someone over at  the Burgmanusa site will have a quick answer for you. I had the shop manual for the 650, but let it go with the bike when I sold it. If I find the PDF for it, I'll send it to you.
EDIT: see LeDudes Burgman site. All the wiring diagrams and more are there


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jpowell692 on August 14, 2020, 03:57:55 AM
I've used his site to help service my 400 cc but never looked for the wiring diagram for the 650. Thanks for the help


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 14, 2020, 04:15:49 AM
Hope you get it sorted.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on August 15, 2020, 04:23:44 PM
John, I had an issue with mine and it ended up being a simple switching out of the button itself.  The connections became "old"  maybe remove and clean and check it out?


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jpowell692 on August 15, 2020, 07:35:23 PM
Loose wire at switch.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 16, 2020, 01:01:45 AM
Great news!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: minimac on August 20, 2020, 08:46:26 PM
While visiting Krakens Garage, I got a chance to ride The Virginian's China bike, known as Lo Mein. It's similar to a Grom but has a 5speed, 135cc engine, and cool looks. What a gas! Check out the bike on his You Tube channel It's a lot of fun for not much money.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 28, 2020, 05:22:51 PM
I just uploaded a video of what I call my Legacy Series, an interview with minimac. Here is part 1 should you have any interest.

https://youtu.be/ntuyPhW7NPg


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jdbrot on August 28, 2020, 09:17:55 PM
Great video!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: CathyN on August 29, 2020, 12:06:22 AM
Great video!

I concur with Joan.  Enjoyed it very much.  Waiting for Part 2.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on August 31, 2020, 02:57:18 AM
Awesome video~~~


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 31, 2020, 05:18:08 PM
Awesome video~~~


Part 2 is up with a shout out to you. :)

https://youtu.be/-E0Qna55WxY


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jdbrot on August 31, 2020, 08:11:05 PM
Corrected link: https://youtu.be/U_mwZPj_Dbs

Great job guys!!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on August 31, 2020, 09:09:20 PM
Corrected link: https://youtu.be/U_mwZPj_Dbs

Great job guys!!
Whoops... sorry about that folks and thank you Joan.  :thanks:


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on September 01, 2020, 09:56:22 PM
Awesome video~~~


Part 2 is up with a shout out to you. :)

https://youtu.be/-E0Qna55WxY


:-) Thanks for the shout out.  You and Bruce are not only good people but great people. 

Eric, you need to interview yourself for an episode or have one of your guests interview you!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: minimac on September 02, 2020, 02:05:35 PM
I should have warned Eric that I can be long winded on occasion, before he started!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: CathyN on September 02, 2020, 11:35:06 PM
I should have warned Eric that I can be long winded on occasion, before he started!

You were just fine Bruce.  I Enjoyed the interview.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on September 03, 2020, 07:01:00 PM
I should have warned Eric that I can be long winded on occasion, before he started!

You were just fine Bruce.  I Enjoyed the interview.

Ditto!!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jpowell692 on September 04, 2020, 05:07:41 AM
Enjoyed both interviews with Bruce. He has a great deal of knowledge to share.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on October 10, 2020, 04:50:05 PM
We had a repeat visitor at Casa De Redneck. Bob and Cathy rolled out of Chicago for some VA sunshine and curvy roads. I have a couple of videos in the mix and will be posting soon.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-TzKphWm/0/661236aa/XL/20201007_122152-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-TzKphWm/A)

Went to see a historical site and it was close.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-xTfjqsz/0/c8df612e/XL/20201007_125254-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-xTfjqsz/A)


Stopped for a bite to eat and had a hella monster Stromboli! Cathy had the brisket sammich and Bob had the steak & cheese. My first choice was a BBQ joint but it was closed too.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-BXnkq5J/0/25ef4fab/XL/20201007_135539-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-BXnkq5J/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-3xM4b9K/0/6899b518/XL/20201007_135615-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-3xM4b9K/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-KZKZn4D/0/7f98a04f/XL/20201007_141758-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-KZKZn4D/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-mxTST6p/0/266f4ee0/XL/20201007_141800-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-mxTST6p/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-kFZfFF4/0/4f81bcbb/XL/20201007_141802-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-kFZfFF4/A)

A random shots...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-MJfWGZQ/0/98cc2574/XL/20201007_150323-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-MJfWGZQ/A)


Loaded up and headed back to Chi-town.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-hprJhPZ/0/13283dbf/XL/20201009_121255-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-hprJhPZ/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-j7DB5Ks/0/f7b61f09/XL/20201009_121304-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-j7DB5Ks/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-Kmgf5GL/0/d5926722/XL/20201009_121443-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-Kmgf5GL/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-Kmgf5GL/0/d5926722/XL/20201009_121443-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2020-Benelli-TNT-135/i-Kmgf5GL/A)

For heaven's sake don't ask about the fried chicken I tried to make... What a fiasco!


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Virginian on October 10, 2020, 04:51:39 PM
Here's a short video of us riding, it's more me flapping my gums talking to myself here it is if you have any interest. I'll do a two part legacy interview with them and post them up here when I get done editing.

Eric

https://youtu.be/UBecMZiIcXs


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: sonuvabug on October 10, 2020, 07:42:11 PM
Nice ... thanks for sharing.  So what's the story behind the fried chicken?


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: jdbrot on October 11, 2020, 01:14:03 AM
Nice video, friends and great weather make great rides.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: CathyN on October 11, 2020, 04:17:11 AM
Thanks again  Eric and also Lisa for being so hospitable.  We had a great time.  We will be home tomorrow.  We couldn’t of asked for better weather.  I will write up a ride report once I get home.  Even though Eric has posted most of the pictures.  That’s OK though.  It was a great first retirement trip.  Going riding and visiting friends. All states we don’t need to quarantine when we get back. 


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Clampett on October 11, 2020, 05:21:00 AM
Nice ... thanks for sharing.  So what's the story behind the fried chicken?
He said don't ask   :rofl:


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: Maggie on October 12, 2020, 03:00:12 PM
Very cool!  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Kraken's Garage
Post by: sonuvabug on October 12, 2020, 09:35:20 PM
Nice ... thanks for sharing.  So what's the story behind the fried chicken?
He said don't ask   :rofl:

REALLY!  It's not right to just throw that line out there and then say "don't ask".  Too teazy!