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Old 03-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #16276
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One single Led ? that must be some badass LED
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #16277
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Thumb new fairing


I picked the(Kenaroo !) fairing up from an inmate for a great price and swapped the led off my old fairing. Thanks looper and Kenaroo!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #16278
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One single Led ? that must be some badass LED
They're bright, but not THAT bright.

Good if you don't plan on riding at night and still blinding cars. haha. Bad if you actually want to ride at night with speed.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #16279
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Finally finished up the sumo/ dual sport project and got it plated of Friday. Did a little riding yesterday.

I think I messed up on the gearing a bit. I went 14t front 40t rear. It's really a bit tall. Think I'll try a 13t on the front and see how that feels.

Plating dirt bikes is pretty new in Washington just became legal last year.

This bike is going to be fun.


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Old 03-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #16280
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[QUOTE=bill pierce;20857613]Finally finished up the sumo/ dual sport project and got it plated of Friday. Did a little riding yesterday.

I think I messed up on the gearing a bit. I went 14t front 40t rear. It's really a bit tall. Think I'll try a 13t on the front and see how that feels.

This bike is going to be fun.


Just my opinion but i think your going the wrong way on the gearing unless your using it for something different than i use my sumo for. For street riding i use 16/42. I was using 15/38 which is close to the same as the 16/42 but the 16/42 was smoother due to the bigger front sprocket. This thing is a rip especially in the twisties!
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #16281
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a 13 on a sumo ...and a 40 ... id be worried you would be chewing out your swingarm ....16/45 is the go
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #16282
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They're bright, but not THAT bright.

Good if you don't plan on riding at night and still blinding cars. haha. Bad if you actually want to ride at night with speed.
This is superb light but if you need extra light for night rally ride you should add some 45/15 LED light.

With this combination you'll have better light than your car:



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Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #16283
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I made the mistake (?) of riding my buddies XR650R the other night. Very light and nimble in comparison to my KLR..

The want is great. The funds... Not so much...
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #16284
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This is superb light but if you need extra light for night rally ride you should add some 45/15 LED light.

With this combination you'll have better light than your car

Or a single inexpensive HID...

There is a reason racers are still using HID, and led is just for additional light.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #16285
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I made the mistake (?) of riding my buddies XR650R the other night. Very light and nimble in comparison to my KLR..

The want is great. The funds... Not so much...
I feel the same way when I get on my wife's crf250x.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #16286
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So...I had a litle chat with my right foot-peg bolts. One came out when he saw the 1 m long lever...the other one was a tough bugger. Heated it, hit it, messed up the allen key, the socket got round, cut in a screwdriver notch...nothing. Tried drilling it...ruined 3 drills. Then...I fixed with two hammers. If you can't fix it with a hammer....try two big uns :))
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #16287
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So...I had a litle chat with my right foot-peg bolts. One came out when he saw the 1 m long lever...the other one was a tough bugger. Heated it, hit it, messed up the allen key, the socket got round, cut in a screwdriver notch...nothing. Tried drilling it...ruined 3 drills. Then...I fixed with two hammers. If you can't fix it with a hammer....try two big uns :))
I bet you put anti-seize on the new bolts? Even though the manual doesn't specify it....

I just had to redo mine. This time I inserted an aluminum bushing and then drill it to match the bolt shank. It should keep it from breaking again.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #16288
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Or a single inexpensive HID...
HID is inexpensive compared to LED?
Not shure about that...
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #16289
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HID is inexpensive compared to LED?
Not shure about that...
5000 lumens for $30: http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...rcycle-HID-Kit
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #16290
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Those LED's, although good, are not even comparable to vehicle headlights.

My buddy has two of them and my HID racelight drowns his out and goes probably 3-4 times the distance. So much so it's finished off a few night rides through Baja with everybody glad I had the light.

My dirt bike will run them because it's not highspeed and I don't have to have a ton of light or see far ahead. It's nice because two will only draw 20W as well.

The downside is the HID can be focused, the LED just throws light out wasting half of it blinding cars (worse than HID). I have a light bar on my truck and the moon gets brighter when I turn it on because it has poor optics / reflectors.

LED is the future, but it still has a long way to go. HID's not perfect, but I still think with the proper housing is still much, much better. With a projector it's not even comparible.
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