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Old 03-01-2011, 08:51 AM   #1756
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Thanks NWR...two questions:

The whole assembly seem to be hanging of 4 hose clamps...is this not a bit flimsy?

I take it is the HID lights, with the ballast at the bottom. I notice you have also upgraded your stator....

I have the Oz model with a 85W stator, my battery charges off this at a constant 14.8...will it be sufficient for a light set up like yours?
No, the hose clamps do a great job of keeping the headlight secure. It has never slipped or moved around.

Bajadesigns does offer a HID model, but this is the halogen setup. I have a 55w bulb in one of the lamps that is always on when the bike is running and a 100w bulb in the second lamp that is wired to the high beam switch.

The battery pack attached to the bottom is mainly to keep the tail light and blinkers working when the bike is not running. I think it's a legal requirement in some places for them to function when the bike is off.

I'm no electrical expert so I can't help you with your question of whether this will work with your setup. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can chime in.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #1757
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I think the battery is also necessary for the DC reg/rec to work and you've gotta have DC to run HID. I could be wrong though...
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #1758
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I think the battery is also necessary for the DC reg/rec to work and you've gotta have DC to run HID. I could be wrong though...
+!

You need either a battery or a capacitor with dc. Otherwise you will blow the reg/rec. Trust me.

Check the xr650r electricity thread, there is a ton of info there and a lot of more knowledgable people than me will help you.

Garthe-that is a great idea! I will have to do that to mine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #1759
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Front fender bags that rely on the clips can fall off. The next front fender bag I'm buying is the one from dirtbikegear, it straps to the forks. Right now I'm using the GL Mojave to carry extra tubes, tools, etc. It's the right size for day trips. I have used it to motel camp in conjunction with a backpack to carry my clothes. I didn't like how the mojave fit with the promoto billet rack so I got rid of the rack.
I've also heard that if you cut the fender, notches for the clip to not slide around on will also keep the bag from falling off.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #1760
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I've also heard that if you cut the fender, notches for the clip to not slide around on will also keep the bag from falling off.
See above post....it helps, but is not a cure.

On my XR628 - you can see the notches and the slit that passes the strap through and around the fender bag.



The strap is barely visible here, but it keeps the bag on good and tight, and is quick to remove.

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Old 03-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #1761
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I believe I will....

I just hope I don't have to field strip the bike and take it off. Too many fasteners to line up - you need midget hands for the tank opening ones.




Pre-packed for a bit of chilly camping this weekend to see how this all rides, and what it can carry. Let's hope the single digit nighttime temps and 20% chance of snow are.... pessimistic.

My Big Agnes down bag, BA inflatable pad, North Face Tadpole tent, and a fleece blanket fit (in this picture). I'll move stuff around, but it's nice to know the Giant Loop is spacious.

If you don't mind..
what model Giant Loop is that and where did you get the blue seat cover?? thanks much
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #1762
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If you don't mind..
what model Giant Loop is that and where did you get the blue seat cover?? thanks much
The seat is Guts Racing foam with a Motion seat cover (the previous owner put it on).

That's the Giant Loop Coyote. I got it from Atomic Moto, it was a blem marked down to $217...and this dye smudge from the waterproof zipper was the extent of the blem. Functionally perfect, and this smudge was on the underside of the zipper flap.

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:45 AM   #1763
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Thanks much..got one on order..big tank too...
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:48 AM   #1764
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Thanks much..got one on order..big tank too...
oh boy...what you got going on?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #1765
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Got lots of new goodies laying on the garage floor. The UPS man has been busy bringing me parts and pieces for my conversion. I picked up a 2000 BRP a couple of weeks ago. Probably less than 10 hours on the bike, completely stock. For this weekend, I have planned the following

Complete Uncork
IMS Pegs
Upgraded Peg Hardware
BD EZ mount DS kit
Trail Tech Vapor
BD Key Switch
Clarke 4.3 gal tank
New Style Clutch Bushing
Acerbis Hand Guards

Outside of new springs, a gearing change, and some luggage, Anybody see any glaring omissions?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #1766
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #1767
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
Not necessary for the Giant Loop bag.




That's the reason I didn't use Dirtbagz this time, though they worked superbly on the XR628 for years, in some very rough and tumble riding.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #1768
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Outside of new springs, a gearing change, and some luggage, Anybody see any glaring omissions?
Are you ok with a 35w headlight and no other electrics?

250w Baja Designs rewinds are cheap
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:55 PM   #1769
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
But why







thats why 100 miles from any town and your subframe breaks
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #1770
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Are you ok with a 35w headlight and no other electrics?

250w Baja Designs rewinds are cheap
Currently saving my pennies for a GL Coyote and a Wolfman tank bag. I can live with the stock stator for now, but I am going to buy a second stock stator and try to do a rewind myself. I should be doing it now, but there's still a month and a half of snowmobiling left to fund before the bike comes out to do much playing.
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