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Old 10-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #4261
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Installation report:

*It was a little more than $40 to get the 55W upgrade.

*The unit ships from China in about 7 days.

*The bulb lacks a dimple to keep it in place, so I had to fashion a shim. No big deal.

*The wiring harness is the same for a 1 or 2 bulb system, so there's some extra wiring to tidy up.

*the sales guy didn't know his product. He thought it could be installed a la plug and play w/o wiring a lead and a ground. Wrong. Telephone tech guy answered quickly when I called to resolve the apparently conflicting info.

*All in all a very easy install. Simple, unique connectors with no way to install incorrectly.

*It's bright. WAY brighter than stock. Well worth $45.

I haven't run it for long to make sure there are no overheating issues. I will do that Friday.
OK, last post on this subject...

I had a chance to use the DDM Tuning HID light this past weekend. I put about 300 miles on the bike, mostly in the mountains on jeep roads, but also a transit of about 70 miles. No problems with the HID system. I also compared the brightness to two other 525s, with stock lights, and the DDM system is MUCH brighter.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #4262
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talk to me about thermostat deletion for an 07 rfs. i remember seeing cody's "plug" on the right rad, i think that was part of the deal?
i was looking at samco hoses for the thermo delete, but can't seem to find it anywhere.

skooool me!

yes i searched, but there didn't seem to be any consensus.
Here is my improvised version, short piece of hose on the little elbow, and a bolt with two hose clamps to block. Have about 25+ hours on it and it never leaked or made any other problems, probably not enough pressure in the system.



Don't know if it cools any better, but if you ride in cold weather sometimes I would keep the thermostat.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #4263
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Found some slop yesterday. Not sloppy enough that the bike wouldn't stand up in it on its own... but slop nonetheless.

Between Phin and Saravan, Laos. Justin kept a straight face when he told me "there's about 20km in this section that's a bit rough".... make that 45km btw... Seven hours to do about 140 km. Ran out of juice at 100 k after this... Fabulous bit of track.





Got some help in a couple of places....

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #4264
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Don't know if it cools any better, but if you ride in cold weather sometimes I would keep the thermostat.
i'm looking at the fan kit, and where it bolts to my EE rad guards. there is a hose that wants to be in the exact same place as the fan, and i have a friend who has had that hose fail due to rubbing on the fan housing.

i thought if it improves cooling as well, i'd do it just for that, as well as fan clearance. but sounds like i should keep it (it does get cold around here!)

anybody have any pics of their fans mounted to EE guards, and how the hose routes by it?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #4265
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #4266
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holy crap, what are those?
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #4267
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holy crap, what are those?
Baja designs onx lights. They are bright... no joke..

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #4268
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Baja designs onx lights. They are bright... no joke..
Holy cow! I want to see a night shot of those things in action. Night ice racing this winter anyone? Nothing like blinding your competition.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:33 AM   #4269
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I'm with B, send us a night shot and some poor sucker with burnt out retnas
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #4270
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #4271
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Well, there used to be a bridge here.... sure glad I wasn't on the Super Enduro here...

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #4272
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.........................Between Phin and Saravan, Laos. Justin kept a straight face when he told me "there's about 20km in this section that's a bit rough".... make that 45km btw... Seven hours to do about 140 km. Ran out of juice at 100 k after this... Fabulous bit of track.



Never trust anyone that says:

* the checks in the mail
* Its only a cold sore
* Its only a short section of rough stuff.

Glad you;re having fun and that section is indeed a real fun section. The pictures don't show the part that is dropping off boulders up and down the gullies. That section was sooo awesome I did not stop to take any pictures either.

Remember when we talked about approaching mud holes and looking for alternative ways around the hole that have been hacked out with machetes and such??? In the above picture looks like ya jumped in without looking. haha don't worry as I've kicked myself bunches of times doing the same thing and being knee deep in the muck only to notice the alternative path off to the side. Keep having fun on the bike.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #4273
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I'm thinking an 8" HID spot on top of that bottom row would make a good setup for the Baja 1000.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #4274
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Here is my improvised version, short piece of hose on the little elbow, and a bolt with two hose clamps to block. Have about 25+ hours on it and it never leaked or made any other problems, probably not enough pressure in the system.



Don't know if it cools any better, but if you ride in cold weather sometimes I would keep the thermostat.
Over at the local auto parts store (napa here) I picked up a package of rubber hose caps of various sizes. One of them fits perfectly over the aluminum nipple. Just add a little hose clamp and whala.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #4275
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Over at the local auto parts store (napa here) I picked up a package of rubber hose caps of various sizes. One of them fits perfectly over the aluminum nipple. Just add a little hose clamp and voila.
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