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Old 02-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #7276
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Took it for a ride

In my truck so I could do a little welding on it
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #7277
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thanks for the info.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:34 AM   #7278
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09' 990R aux lighting choice. I chose to go with a Baja Designs 4 LED light bar.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=640241

Baja Designs makes first class dependable gear. I have used their lights on five bikes without fault or failure. I looked at lots of different lights for my 990R and decided to "Go with what I know." The question was, two quads mounted on the crash bars or the 8" bar under the OEM head light. The light bar was different, fit well with the lines of my bike, and tucked in perfect for a protected mount. There is enough clearance between the light and the light fender, no problem. The only downside to the power cord that exits the light body out the left end.





I decided to fabricate my mounts using 1.5 mil Kydex. I have used Kydex to make many things from side panels, to Kukri sheaths, and heat shields. Good stuff that is easy to work with. You just need a heat gun. (hair dryer on steroids)











The BD bar has a dimmer function. 50% or 100% at the flick of a button. The BD wiring harness was not cheap, and it is not made cheap either. Quality wire, sheathing, and connections throughout. It works great. I made a mount for the dimmer button from, you guessed, Kydex.

I used an on/off switch from Highway Dirt Bike fitted with my Beefy "Big Bike" hand guards and top clamp set up. I like their stuff too. Never sorry to spend a little for quality. Their folding mirrors work, even at speed over rough stuff.

Next I modified my OEM U.S. right hand switch to have a on/off button for the OEM headlight. I did this with another push button from HDB. inexpensive and easy to do, avoiding buying the KTM switch at $80 or so.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...ef=pb_on-off_b









My first night road test went awesome. After some preliminary height adjustments I went for a ride. The LEDs out performed the HID on my 450MXC. The light spread is wide, covering both sides of a two lane road well. Usable light out front goes to 200 meters in bright near white light. The dim mode got no flashing complaints from oncoming drivers. The two middle LEDs are spots and the two outer ones are wide angles. The combination is great for me. I will post some night time pics when I have a chance.

Blessed are we who have the privilege of time, money, and health to enjoy our two wheeled passions.
ive been looking at that exact set-up. my only drawback is the mounting. I'm not much into fabricating anything like so many of you guys seem to have great engineering skills. any suggestions to a mount that might work that can be purchased?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #7279
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #7280
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #7281
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Picked it up today all new and Shiny took it home, fitted the Givi Trekker top box, sat nav, sorted all the levers the way I like them, cant wait to get out on it !!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:21 AM   #7282
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Placed loads of di-electric grease on every single electric connector on the bike.
Installed a Fuzeblock FZ-1


Installed USB port on globe compartment


Installed a set of PIAA's 510

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #7283
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holy batcave that is an abomination. Im not bashing you sir, but that is just plain ugly. I could live vvith buffeting, not the that screen form. The bike aesthetics should be kept to the rally style. And that ofcourse is my humble opinion.

But hey, you are riding and im not.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #7284
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holy batcave that is an abomination. Im not bashing you sir, but that is just plain ugly. I could live vvith buffeting, not the that screen form. The bike aesthetics should be kept to the rally style. And that ofcourse is my humble opinion.

But hey, you are riding and im not.
I am not concerned with what it looks like. If that was the case I would have got a Harley with the chrome and tassels hanging off the bars to pick up chicks
I should know better than to post this stuff here

reminds me of why I am a loner
the 950 makes a great lone rider bike
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #7285
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #7286
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Fork seal film trick

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its like trying to get out of the wind by getting behind an 8" tree trunk


"If it looks stupid but works. It's not stupid."


Cleaned what I thought was a blown fork seal, with some 35mm film.

No more "leak". Whoever thought that one up, I owe them a beer.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:40 PM   #7287
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I am not concerned with what it looks like. If that was the case I would have got a Harley with the chrome and tassels hanging off the bars to pick up chicks
I should know better than to post this stuff here

reminds me of why I am a loner
the 950 makes a great lone rider bike
Sorry sir. As I were trying to say and failed miserably doing. It wasn't a personal attack. Just my opinion of twisting the bike to much. Which I actually shouldn't be doing since my bike is even more hacked up. As said in the last sentence, you win because you ride. Post it up

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #7288
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This is what happens when there's no good TV to watch

Let's see, I have this 1/4" aluminum a jigsaw and a drill...

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #7289
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Very interesting seeing what people are doing with their hobby here
keep up the good work everyone

Enjoy the ride
it's shorter than you think
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #7290
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James sent me a new seat!!....

....and I started my bubbled decal replacement with the carbon fiber...But I had to take it for a ride on a 55 deg day in Missouri!

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