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Old 12-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #871
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Nope, I threw mine in the trash. The instruments and associated support structure weighs in at 12lbs. It's amazing how losing 12lbs off the handlebars feels like losing 40lbs anywhere else. The only thing I care about is my speed to be sure that Jonny Law doesn't get me. I take care of the speed with my GPS.


Be sure to dump the ABS while you're at it. It's a 14lb boat anchor IMHFO
But that's just the steel bracket with the weight. The actual instrument panel is mostly plastic.

I want to do what this guy did. I think the 650 has the ugliest headlight/dash.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #872
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I agreed dude. My swap was done three hours after I picked up my parts. Been done for almost 12 months.
Yep, got a whole riding season in.

F*** it was 14 degrees today. No riding I need ice spikes the way this winter is going...
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:51 PM   #873
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But that's just the steel bracket with the weight. The actual instrument panel is mostly plastic.

I want to do what this guy did. I think the 650 has the ugliest headlight/dash.
Only good thing about shit weather is my garage is dry and well, not so warm, but the bike's dash/light is history. Making a new fairing light assembly.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:26 PM   #874
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Matto, Look me up in March. Herrhelmet is a local out here as well.

Actually, you should do this ride with us if the timing is right. About 80 riders going. I'm staying in the PR Motel across the hwy from the campground, so my camp spot is open. Three days in DV

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524140

Precluded by this for the hearty type.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528260
Dam, working that week/weekend in Fontucky I will be driving out there 11 or 12th for a race in Bonnelli Park in LA then week off before the Fontana race. What's that big OHV area just past Barstow on 15/40? Worth stopping and riding there?

Not sure naked in the hot spring springs with a bunch of dudes in my thing anyway
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #875
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Sorry if this is off topic... But i would like to ditch all the weight associated with the stock headlight frame, intrument panel...

Does the instrument panel conatain any neccessary components for the bikes computer to function???? Can i ditch that thing... install an aftermarket headlamp.. and something like a trailtech "Vapor" with no problems??
I ditched mine and relocated the idiot lights over and in front of the battery.
Used an old street pilot for instruments. Can have speed and roadmap all at once. sometimes hard to read in bright sun but so is the Vapors I've seen.

Anyway I have never wanted to put the pod back on. Also never gets in the way when the bike falls over.



I made a custom light housing and windscreen from an F800.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:27 AM   #876
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Absotively!

Most shorten it to NMBMN, or Rob.
+1

depends on what your going do. i want keep abs as i do mostly road miles and if ever decide sell bike its a big selling point too.

but if i had the cash i would have bought an axel and wheel from yz and then have choice of both ways. may still think of that.

i wanted original wheel as cash was tight and made my own calliper bracket
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #877
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Man, You BMW guys have long post to fit forks on to your bikes. I put KX forks on my TT600 and it was easy! 3 hours tops!
How long has this post been going?? Thump-On!!!
too true, did my conversion in 4 hours but took few days get my machineist to make my part with no one looking
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:55 AM   #878
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Dam, working that week/weekend in Fontucky I will be driving out there 11 or 12th for a race in Bonnelli Park in LA then week off before the Fontana race. What's that big OHV area just past Barstow on 15/40? Worth stopping and riding there?

Not sure naked in the hot spring springs with a bunch of dudes in my thing anyway
Look me up anyways the week you're out here. Many other places to ride very close by.

Actually, the Springs are usually full of Euro campers. From what I've seen, very beautiful Euro girls and lots of them, and they're very uninhibited when it comes to clothing
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #879
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Look me up anyways the week you're out here. Many other places to ride very close by.

Actually, the Springs are usually full of Euro campers. From what I've seen, very beautiful Euro girls and lots of them, and they're very uninhibited when it comes to clothing
Well dam, you guys didn't say anything about Euro girls!!!!
That's one of the best parts of my job- traveling to Europe and checking out the girls . Eastern Euro are the best.

Cool, I'll look you guys up in March.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #880
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But that's just the steel bracket with the weight. The actual instrument panel is mostly plastic.

I want to do what this guy did. I think the 650 has the ugliest headlight/dash.
where you find this, i want that too, thats nice set up
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #881
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where you find this, i want that too, thats nice set up

It's from this thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...118105&page=49

I think he kept the stock dash, throw away the steel bracket, used a KTM 640 Adv front fairing and light housing (which is much lighter, also more flexible for the kind of light you can use).

I've been trying to score one of those KTM plastics piece for a while now.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #882
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Am I the only one that is having a shitter of a time getting the bottom bearing back on? I've used the same method as the BM one with a PVC pipe and a mallet but no joy. Also heated up the bearing but still no joy. Can't get it closer than 10mm.

I've done some damage trying to get it back off, so I'll get another setup at some point for when this bearing dies. Got the triple in the freezer now, but I'm not that hopeful.

Getting the old one off was just as bad. Man those bearings are tight. Bought an seperator but couldn't use it because of the steering stops.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:43 AM   #883
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Freeze yoke & heat bearing, I use the oven when no one is looking

Saw a web site with a simple tool to make once but cant find it right now

Lots of luck, will post further if I have any bright ideas
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:58 AM   #884
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If you are having a hard time it is because you are using the wrong tools. The bearing has to be pressed on using a hydraulic press. Banging away at it will cause plastic deformations somewhere else that will eventually lead to fatigue cracking etc.

You can even use your cars scissor jack to do the job. I used a bottle jack an made a frame out of a huge section of timber.

also make sure you support the bottom of the yokes if you are going to press the axle out.

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Am I the only one that is having a shitter of a time getting the bottom bearing back on? I've used the same method as the BM one with a PVC pipe and a mallet but no joy. Also heated up the bearing but still no joy. Can't get it closer than 10mm.

I've done some damage trying to get it back off, so I'll get another setup at some point for when this bearing dies. Got the triple in the freezer now, but I'm not that hopeful.

Getting the old one off was just as bad. Man those bearings are tight. Bought an seperator but couldn't use it because of the steering stops.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:04 AM   #885
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Kpmatias

This begs the question, since we have a bearing pressed onto a steel shaft which is in turn pressed into an alloy yoke what tolerances should correctly be applied to the interfernce fit on each

In addition surely there is scope & perhaps good reason to allow a slightly different tolerance on the bearing seat to avoid difficulties with damage to the yoke ?
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