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Old 03-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #18016
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Following any of the rallymoto threads, it seems like guys spend a lot of time/money making sure their lighting system is up for the job.

I just wonder how much we truly need to do to improve our lighting situation.

Looks like the answer is to remove the stock headlight and start over lol.
Just buy a brighter bulb, hell piaa makes 65w H4 bulbs.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #18017
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i am planning an upgrade for the airhead, that includes replacing the wiring harness and lights with some from japan

right now the drz400 is more important
Sounds good but don't forget the Lucas Smoke with that harness
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #18018
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Here's one for you guys...anyone feel like sharing their GPS setup for their DRZ?

Would love to get some ideas.

Trying to spend less than $150 on a GPS which seems difficult.

Currently just use my android phone...
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #18019
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Sounds good but don't forget the Lucas Smoke with that harness
. Ok, I'm stupid. What's with the smoke joke??
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:39 PM   #18020
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Electrical wiring usually quits working when the magic smoke comes out of it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #18021
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. Ok, I'm stupid. What's with the smoke joke??
One of the many reasons that the British motorcycle industry failed was the poor electrical components made by Lucas.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #18022
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every one knows that Bobby Bosch is the bastard son of Joseph Lucas
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #18023
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Here's one for you guys...anyone feel like sharing their GPS setup for their DRZ?

Would love to get some ideas.

Trying to spend less than $150 on a GPS which seems difficult.

Currently just use my android phone...
Here is what I am doing. The RAM mounts can be used for my Double Take mirrors, as well.
I have a Garmin 60csx

1 @ RAM HOL GA12U. Garmin
2 @ RAP B379UM812510. Mount (mirror thread)
2 @ RAM B367U. Mount (top clamp)
1 @ RAP B 2020UGOPI. GoPro bars
1 @ RAP-B-379U-252025 Camera Mount
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #18024
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One of the many reasons that the British motorcycle industry failed was the poor electrical components made by Lucas.
main reason was they didn't have the capitol to invest in developing new improved models just relied on the old designs with very little improvements, just like Triumph cars and MG's...very little advancements which other manufactures left the British industry in the dust.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #18025
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Just buy a brighter bulb, hell piaa makes 65w H4 bulbs.
Or instantly Lucas your harness with one of these. I'm getting a couple and upgrading the wiring and adding a relay. http://store.candlepower.com/48nahiwamola1.html
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #18026
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No doubt you don't want to small a battery but I do always carry this for emergencies:
Man! wish I had that, back in the day!
Lucas = Knight of darkness! Smith may have his idiot brother?
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #18027
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Electrical wiring usually quits working when the magic smoke comes out of it.
Gotcha, actually should have understood that one from personal experience
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #18028
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The engine is a 5mm stroker from Eddie. Its fully built. Execpt for the new type of WR transmission.

Here are 2 LED's from Sanjoh (advmonster). Top is a spot bottom a flood.
The fairing is unfinished as I am doing final fit/checking etc. The dual light is the final (hopefully) version
Fairing is mounted to the headstock and retainined with 6 dzuz fasteners.


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Old 03-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #18029
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DRZ versus WRR

I have an '08 WR250R and a '08 DR650SE.

I like both bikes for what they are but the DRZ has me curious. What I'd like to have in the WRR is more low end pull. What I'd like to have in the DR650 is less weight.

How does the DRZ compare as an "in between solution" compared to the WRR and DR650?

I'd like to get down to one DS bike plus my S Tenere for two up.

Thank you,

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #18030
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I have an '08 WR250R and a '08 DR650SE.

I like both bikes for what they are but the DRZ has me curious. What I'd like to have in the WRR is more low end pull. What I'd like to have in the DR650 is less weight.

How does the DRZ compare as an "in between solution" compared to the WRR and DR650?

I'd like to get down to one DS bike plus my S Tenere for two up.

Thank you,

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