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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Well, you don't get all the same tooth counts -...

Well, you don't get all the same tooth counts - and you have to buy both DMOBill's sprocket adapter and a full new drivetrain to stay with the factory overall ratio - but here's the deal:
...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Perhaps. LED stands for light emitting diode -...

Perhaps. LED stands for light emitting diode - diode being a one-way part. AC will only pass thru when it's going the right way, and the mfg of the LED's that I have been using specifically require...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Ha! Started 'er up first thing and she ran just...

Ha! Started 'er up first thing and she ran just fine - but got progressively worse as she warmed up. Hmm.

Note: The lights do run on AC - I got 8V at idle and 14V revved up. LED's would need a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
7/8" grips are the stock size. If you mount the...

7/8" grips are the stock size. If you mount the (thin film) heater to the bar/left and throttle tube/right they are just a bit snug. I note that the throttle grip has a bigger hole in it than the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Hmm. The choke knob was on tight enough that I...

Hmm. The choke knob was on tight enough that I did not take it off. I did try it in different positions and wiggled it while the bike was "running". Wiggle=nothing. It ran best full on, tho.

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Today I pulled the carb off and flushed it well...

Today I pulled the carb off and flushed it well with B12. There was rustdust everywhere - even got little shots of color out of some of the passages. So much for the Fram gas filter the PO put on....
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Another headlight note: It's a J-base...

Another headlight note:

It's a J-base headlight bulb.

BW's take a 45W/45W

Here's a 60W/60W:
http://www.mfgsupply.com/01-6260j.html

I wonder if the lighting coil would drive it? You...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16,127
Views: 9,647,291
Posted By Wadester
"Thank God and Greyhound you're gone!!"

"Thank God and Greyhound you're gone!!"
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
The "bad" part is the plastic driver. I wonder...

The "bad" part is the plastic driver. I wonder if that could be 3d printed? I'm gonna look into it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
I started thinking (always dangerous) about...

I started thinking (always dangerous) about headlights, so I took off mine and compared it to a DR350S spare that I have. The H4 reflector is a bit bigger, mounting is way different.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
I was rebuilding the bearings on a front wheel,...

I was rebuilding the bearings on a front wheel, and noted that the speedo drive "ears" were a bit munched.

I found another one on ebay for $20 delivered that looked ok - and took them both apart...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Looking at the wiring diagram - is the headlight...

Looking at the wiring diagram - is the headlight AC? Looks like it pulls power off before the regulator/rectifier.

I know the Cyclops LED bulbs can be used with a separate rectifier for dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Thanks for the listing! Sent him an email,...

Thanks for the listing! Sent him an email, asking for a seat/price and what else he has. Here's the pic:

http://images.craigslist.org/00404_5AMWWsNLbw5_600x450.jpg

AND! Messed about with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Ok, so in my first search attampts - I see no...

Ok, so in my first search attampts - I see no seats available.

Anybody got a spare seat they would part with? I can get covers all day long (or make one myself if it comes to that), so base and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Okay, I'm a lurker no more. Ya'll pointed out a...

Okay, I'm a lurker no more. Ya'll pointed out a BW350 up for sale right here in town. I tried to resist, took my time getting ahold of the seller - but to no avail. It followed me home tonite:
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
Those letters stand for the year of mfg: ...

Those letters stand for the year of mfg:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22945333&postcount=19684
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
Actually, H4 halogens are 55w low/60 watt high. ...

Actually, H4 halogens are 55w low/60 watt high. So it's 40W vs 110W for low and 60W vs 120W on high.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,038,876
Posted By Wadester
Ha! I recall my stepdad commenting (back in the...

Ha! I recall my stepdad commenting (back in the late 70's) that all the HD dudes were referring to their bikes as "scooters" - and that the same type of folk would have been greatly offended by such...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
It is possible, but you must replace the left...

It is possible, but you must replace the left case half - and get all the gears/clutch/different carb boot and manifold. It's a lot of effort. Easier to get a complete bottom end - and even then,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
Does anyone have a source for the tiny little...

Does anyone have a source for the tiny little washer that sits between the spring and the o-ring on the carb pilot screw? CV carb specifically, but I recall the pilot screw is the same on the pumper...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 531,970
Posted By Wadester
Crap, and it's here in town. Also on...

Crap, and it's here in town.

Also on Craigslist:

http://lascruces.craigslist.org/mcy/4763006157.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_fcUunXbH3HV_600x450.jpg

Carb issues no problem -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
For driving bearings back in - if you don't have...

For driving bearings back in - if you don't have sockets big enough - I have had good luck using PVC pipe fittings. Simple, cheap. Use a chunk of 2x4 on top of that to take the blow, and there you...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,807
Posted By Wadester
Get a quick release tank bag - so you don't have...

Get a quick release tank bag - so you don't have to leave all your other stuff out on the bike, for one. Mine has a nice carry handle, and since I have my map case on the top of it there's another...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
Check out these guys for hints:...

Check out these guys for hints: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962967

They were going great - but personal issues took one of them out, the other one tried to make it work, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
Ha! That one belonged to mod addict - once he...

Ha! That one belonged to mod addict - once he ran out of things to change, he lost interest. Sweet bike, tho.
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
Are these the current H7's with the integrated...

Are these the current H7's with the integrated controller/aluminum fan cover, the antiglare tip and ball detent mount?

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff18/cyclopsmotorsports/DSC_0051.jpg

Vs...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 116,700
Posted By Wadester
If that doesn't work, you could try Storm...

If that doesn't work, you could try Storm Industries. Brady is an inmate and does custom sewing very reasonable:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221
http://www.stormind.net/
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28,744
Views: 3,525,096
Posted By Wadester
Maier makes some - $83.61/pair ...

Maier makes some - $83.61/pair

https://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/suzuki-drs250-drs350-side-panels

I thought they made the dirt ones rather than "S", but I find just the opposite. Any comments...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
No issues so far - other than odd looks at the...

No issues so far - other than odd looks at the color/intensity difference. You do have the power/heat management controller in the line, but it's nothing like an HID ballast.

And swapping out a...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
Hah! Ok, more details; First off, the pics...

Hah! Ok, more details;

First off, the pics are low beam only. These H4 LEDs shine into the reflector such that they shoot that much higher than the original halogen bulb.

Low beam halogen - I...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
Back here...

Back here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25461698&postcount=1595) I installed one H4 LED in a 2011 V-Strom.

Now, I finally got to ride the bike, and took some pics;

Wow, what a...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
Doing an LED "bulb" upgrade to a 2011 Wee. So...

Doing an LED "bulb" upgrade to a 2011 Wee. So far so good:

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/wadesterNM/IMG_5099s_zpsdb76b966.jpg

Here they are together. The LED shoots high compared to...
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
V-Strom DL650 H4 install, part 2-ish

I let it get full dark, then fired up the Wee and got it warmed up. Rode some local washboard to see if the clip stayed put, and it did.

Got camera and location - but then the camera didn't seem...
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
V-Strom DL650 H4 install, part 1

So far, so good! I've got one LED unit installed, and once it gets dark I'll take some beam shots vs the OEM H4 still in place.

The setup:
...
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
When I saw your first post, I was all excited -...

When I saw your first post, I was all excited - because I thought DL too, and I'm planning an H4 install this weekend on a DL650.

The first quick'N'dirty run showed me that;
1) You can mount the...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wadester
I have a pair of Ranger 2's, three years now. I...

I have a pair of Ranger 2's, three years now. I have never used the insulated liners, even on my recent Ohio-NM trip. Between the wind proof outer shell, the perforated nylon inner layer and my...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
Every dead battery I have had in the last 5-6...

Every dead battery I have had in the last 5-6 years has been sudden death. No warning, just suddenly bad. The fellow that said "shorted out" is right, I believe. Full short = D-E-D. Intermittant...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 748,580
Posted By Wadester
Last summer I saw a friend's DL650 do that -...

Last summer I saw a friend's DL650 do that - battery was bad. Jumped it to get it started, then drove it to a better place to do troubleshooting. Dash was doing crazy stuff the whole time it was...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,834
Posted By Wadester
Here's a couple: ...

Here's a couple:

http://www.powerwerx.com/batteries-chargers/usbbuddy-powerpole-12v-usb-5v-device-charger.html

http://www.powerwerx.com/_images/products/USBbuddy_lrg.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,583
Posted By Wadester
Well, I spent my LED budget for the month on H4's...

Well, I spent my LED budget for the month on H4's rather than these. But perhaps you could just put the dimensional info for all your LED "bulbs" on the respective pages of your website? That would...
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