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Old 08-12-2011, 09:01 PM   #23851
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You might try Velcro to attach the number plate to the larger headlight surround. I nailed a tree and did the same as you. Straightened everything out as best I could and the Velcro has held for several months over some rough off-road rides.

I was thinking of screwing it back together but Velcro sounds like a cleaner option. Honestly though, looking at the bike bandit schematic it would be around $15 to replace the outer blue or white plastic housing. The graphics would cost an extra $25 which is a bit silly for a single small sticker. I guess the tiny Yamaha emblem is costly. I think Velcro will be my first option until it fails and then maybe I'll replace the plastic. Thanks for the good idea.

On the note of continuing my handlebar decision I wonder if my size will play a part in what feels better to me. I'm a fairly average height at 5'8" if not a little shorter but I have long arms. My wingspan, middle finger tip to middle finger tip, is 6' or a hair more. This makes me think I would want a lower bend (longer arms coming out at a lower height) but I feel like I'd want a slightly higher bend. Since I don't really have any experience with dualsport or offroad bikes if anyone with some knowledge in the area of bars can impart some wisdom on me that would be great. I expect the answer of go with what you feel like you want since feeling is what matters but what really makes a bend fit better? It has to be more than just feeling. There must be a way to measure out what would be best.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #23852
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I've never seen what you speak of but have read about people using fishing weights around the spokes. Any links?
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #23853
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I'm not sure I like those with the set screws. Reusable split shot fishing weights look like they may be a better option and appear to be much cheaper. I've got to wear out these stockers before I get to switching tires though.
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I am now for sure sold on the Dual Sport style bike.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:21 AM   #23854
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:21 AM   #23855
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I was thinking of screwing it back together but Velcro sounds like a cleaner option. Honestly though, looking at the bike bandit schematic it would be around $15 to replace the outer blue or white plastic housing. The graphics would cost an extra $25 which is a bit silly for a single small sticker. I guess the tiny Yamaha emblem is costly. I think Velcro will be my first option until it fails and then maybe I'll replace the plastic. Thanks for the good idea.

On the note of continuing my handlebar decision I wonder if my size will play a part in what feels better to me. I'm a fairly average height at 5'8" if not a little shorter but I have long arms. My wingspan, middle finger tip to middle finger tip, is 6' or a hair more. This makes me think I would want a lower bend (longer arms coming out at a lower height) but I feel like I'd want a slightly higher bend. Since I don't really have any experience with dualsport or offroad bikes if anyone with some knowledge in the area of bars can impart some wisdom on me that would be great. I expect the answer of go with what you feel like you want since feeling is what matters but what really makes a bend fit better? It has to be more than just feeling. There must be a way to measure out what would be best.
I really like velcro, too. I use it for a lot of things... luggage, holding my cig. lighter adapter, etc. They also make some cool velcro straps that are useful for tying things down or holding something in place, like with a zip tie. Those are in my traveling box now.

I like a high bar. I'm about 5'8" too, but i think it is more of a personal preference. I have high bars, plus high clamps. My sitting position is comfortable, & i have good control when standing. I can hang on in rough terrain, & when i turn the bars, the bike turns too! What more could i ask for in bars?! I don't know of any scientific formula for calculating the best bar, but i wouldn't be surprised if there is one. Sit on some buddies' bikes. Compare the bar feel. Do what you like. I think that's the best formula.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #23856
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cool beans guys.

Thanks for your responses.

I've got a rim lock for the front and rear coming to me....

I figure with a Rim lock and some heavy duty tubes I should be set....
Woody from Woody's Wheelworks recommends 2 rimlocks on each rim to balance it out. Says there's little to no extra balance needed after that.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:47 PM   #23857
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #23858
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Anyone know which two of the three wires I use when replacing the front turn signals with after market ones?
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #23859
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Anyone know which two of the three wires I use when replacing the front turn signals with after market ones?
The two that work?

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Somebody had to say it. If I'm thinking straight then 1 wire should be the power for the running light, 1 should be the ground, and the last should be for the flashing. I believe with aftermarket signals of 2 wires, you connect both the running light and flasher wires to one of the new signal wires and then the ground to the other. I haven't done it or even looked at it on my bike though, only glanced over some other peoples talking about there experiences on the internet.
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I am now for sure sold on the Dual Sport style bike.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #23860
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Blinkers on the cheap?

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I could use a set of stock blinkers, on the cheap, if you have and want to get rid of those.
How about these for $60 shipped to ya?

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Old 08-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #23861
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #23862
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Anyone know which two of the three wires I use when replacing the front turn signals with after market ones?
http://www.basherdesigns.com/2010/03...nals-4-for-20/
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #23863
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How about these for $60 shipped to ya?

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Thanks, but I can pay $24.83 each from dealer...no shipping.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #23864
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Has anyone installed a hydraulic clutch on the wr?
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:30 PM   #23865
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Thanks, but I can pay $24.83 each from dealer...no shipping.
Just thought I would offer them up. Approximately 50% off retail BTW.

FRONT FLASHER LIGHT
32C-83310-00-00
1$26.89


FRONT FLASHER LIGHT
32C-83320-00-00
1$26.89

REAR FLASHER LIGHT A
32C-83330-00-00
1$29.97

REAR FLASHER LIGHT A
32C-83340-00-00
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