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Old 10-28-2012, 05:32 AM   #6151
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For what its worth, if you run the headlight on main beam only (as opposed to dipped), they last 3 times as long. I have an orange lense protector fitted to my light, so I can get away with it, you may not. I have had as little as 2 weeks on the dipped before it blew. Its more a shit bulb spec than a poor light, although I have some conserns about the reflector as well. I'm converting mine to a Rally Raid UK fairing kit, so that's 1 less issue to deal with.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #6152
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My 09 R model had the 35w bulb. It blew out and i replaced with a 60w. Bad idea. Melted the housing. Now i use the trailtech X2 halogen. But the low beam was shit in that too. Replaced that bulb with a severe duty one and has been fine since.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:13 AM   #6153
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Hi Harty

I made this one for about 10 (bit of simple soldering) for my 2008e - cable tied near handlebars - still have to cycle ignition on and off though

Credit to this bloke..... http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/technical-...-selector.html

Cheers
I can't see the first photo. Do you have photo of the wire from the front to the switch under the seat?
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:36 AM   #6154
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I heard that the 14 models were completely ride by wire. You sit on a couch and use an Xbox controller to ride the bike.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:43 AM   #6155
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I heard that the 14 models were completely ride by wire. You sit on a couch and use an Xbox controller to ride the bike.
'15 will be ride by wi-fi.

Heard it from the owner of my neighborhood grocery shop.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:46 AM   #6156
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I heard that the 14 models were completely ride by wire. You sit on a couch and use an Xbox controller to ride the bike.
Awesome. I won't need to replace the seat.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:48 AM   #6157
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I have heard that the ride-by-wire system is coming to the 690 Enduro models in 2013, can anybody confirm or deny that?

Here is some more info for those that have no idea what I'm talking about:
Ride-by-wire will be the standard for all bikes in the next few years.
Good? Bad? I don't know.
Anyway I think that a true rbw could be better than the hybrid solution currently installed on the 690 enduro.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:44 AM   #6158
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Ride-by-wire will be the standard for all bikes in the next few years.
Good? Bad? I don't know.
Anyway I think that a true rbw could be better than the hybrid solution currently installed on the 690 enduro.
Better how? With the current solution you are relying on the (easy to fix) mechanical cables, if the electric motor fails it will simply not override the butterfly in some situations any more but will still run fine.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #6159
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Going back to the shims discussion, I rode up to the nearest Harley Dealership (which was less than a mile, these things are popping up like corner stores) to pick up some shims for an intake rocker replacement.

This was the parking lot. You can just BARELY see my bike hiding behind that 4runner.



Yup, I was the only bike there...
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:44 AM   #6160
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #6161
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Better how? With the current solution you are relying on the (easy to fix) mechanical cables, if the electric motor fails it will simply not override the butterfly in some situations any more but will still run fine.
But, like many automotive systems, it may be possible to design a reasonable MC limp-back mode for situations such as failure of the throttle position sending unit.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:07 AM   #6162
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Better how? With the current solution you are relying on the (easy to fix) mechanical cables, if the electric motor fails it will simply not override the butterfly in some situations any more but will still run fine.
Same old new vs old technology arguments. You know, points and condenser vs electronic ignition, carbs vs EFI etc, etc. New tech always wins out and after a while none really remembers how much better the old tech was.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:07 AM   #6163
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Going back to the shims discussion, I rode up to the nearest Harley Dealership (which was less than a mile, these things are popping up like corner stores) to pick up some shims for an intake rocker replacement.

This was the parking lot. You can just BARELY see my bike hiding behind that 4runner.



Yup, I was the only bike there...

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #6164
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Same old new vs old technology arguments. You know, points and condenser vs electronic ignition, carbs vs EFI etc, etc. New tech always wins out and after a while none really remembers how much better the old tech was.
Well, IMO we still have a long way to go before we reach the "after a while" point as far as reliability of fuel injection and fancier electronic gizmos on dirt bikes go... KTM doesn't still run carbs on their x00,000 $$$ factory rally bikes because they handle elevation and temperature changes so well...

But I sure was impressed that the Bergs start and run perfectly from 0 - >20,000 ft without having to touch anything! It's the future for sure.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:16 PM   #6165
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It's getting a little moist..

I hope you guys on the east coast are staying safe and somewhat dry...
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