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Old 09-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #9151
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #9152
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Looking for a part...

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a second hand center faux tank plastic. Working on an experiment and would rather not screw up my current one. Any color would be fine, any condition as well.

Any help would be great!
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #9153
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I wouldn't even look for the stock BMW engine guard as the mounting tabs on the frame are a fucking joke. In the end I had to cut my bars off with an angle grinder.
The stock "skid plate" is only good for one thing - collect forest debris and trap it on the hot exhaust so you have a nice fire going in front of your left boot while riding....

Happy so far with my Touratech skidplate which utilizes the peg mounts instead and has enough room not to collect tinders as your go. Without having measured I would think it would fit like a charm with the SW Motech guards too.
I was unaware of the potential fire hazard...
Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely look into the Touratech skidplate.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #9154
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I have been snooping through the race tech emulator threads. I have seen many people have used different size springs with different size spacers. I was wondering how everything has turned out in the long run? Does a stock length trazxion spring with appropriate spacer work out? Or does the shortened spring work better. Race tech suggested i use a .9 spring rate. I'm a 200 lb rider without any gear. I have read many people think the .9 spring rate was too stiff, for those of you that do, how much do you weigh? I am trying to get a solid higher speed gravel bike.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #9155
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #9156
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I have been snooping through the race tech emulator threads. I have seen many people have used different size springs with different size spacers. I was wondering how everything has turned out in the long run? Does a stock length trazxion spring with appropriate spacer work out? Or does the shortened spring work better. Race tech suggested i use a .9 spring rate. I'm a 200 lb rider without any gear. I have read many people think the .9 spring rate was too stiff, for those of you that do, how much do you weigh? I am trying to get a solid higher speed gravel bike.
Im on a .9 at 210/220 on both RT equipped Dakars. Running 10wt in one and 15 in the other, with preference for 15wt.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #9157
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #9158
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I like your bash plate.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #9159
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So, I'm looking at turn signals for a 2003 F650GS. BMW wants a bunch for them, and they're fairly fragile. Looking at part number 61 31 7 650 999 on the fiche at maxbmw.com, I can't tell if the turn signal relay is old-school mechanical or electronic. I found set of low profile signals but they're also low voltage and won't trigger mechanical flasher relays.
SO: Anybody know?

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:57 AM   #9160
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You need an LED compatible flasher unit and modify the LED dash lamp circuit. There is a difference between "electronic" and LED indicator flasher units

CustomLED, SuperbrightLEDs and others have low cost 2 pin flashers I have seen some down to $10

http://www.customled.com/products/fl...sher_relay.htm

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/f...oad-resistors/

Kuryakin has a diode kit or you can roll your own

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/719/Diode-Kit

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:16 PM   #9161
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You need an LED compatible flasher unit and modify the LED dash lamp circuit. There is a difference between "electronic" and LED indicator flasher units

CustomLED, SuperbrightLEDs and others have low cost 2 pin flashers I have seen some down to $10

http://www.customled.com/products/fl...sher_relay.htm

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/f...oad-resistors/

Kuryakin has a diode kit or you can roll your own

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/719/Diode-Kit
That would be the best solution but if you can't find one that works you can also add some resitors with the standard relay, they're on ebay pretty cheap. I had to do that, I bought a couple of relays that were supposed to work with LEDs but didn't.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:04 PM   #9162
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I've just installed LED indicators (clear lense) and they make a huge cosmetic improvement as well, really updating the bike's looks. The stock ones look like giant dirty lolly pops.

If your careful to buy an electronic relay then you'll have no problems. Modding the dash is easy too. Just a couple of cheap diodes (few cents each) and your away. There is a step by step "How to" - with photos out there somewhere. I found it straight forward enough and I'm certainly no expert.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #9163
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I put an LED tail light on my bike this spring and it blows. Any ideas what a decent one would be?
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #9164
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I put an LED tail light on my bike this spring and it blows. Any ideas what a decent one would be?
Name and shame please. Which one have you used? Looking to do the same
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:17 AM   #9165
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I put an LED tail light on my bike this spring and it blows. Any ideas what a decent one would be?
Yeah, i meant to mention that after the East Great Dane M&G. It looked like a pink decal while you were riding, then like a dim red light when braking...
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