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Old 09-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #18136
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i know, there is a 2007 in my area going for $3600! and its been listed for several months.

Part of the problem is people want to use KBB when they are shopping for used bikes. KBB is notoriously out of touch with the actual market. Especially bikes like plated and titled XRRs. My Craigslist ads get several wacky emails a day! Offers to trade for junk, or lowball offers, or "KBB says..." emails. If I wanted a 600cc inline 4 sportbike though, I could have my choice in trades!
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #18137
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Gawd you guys, can't you spot a joke when you see one? I thought it was pretty damn clever myself.
It kind of brought to mind that old saying... "youth and enthusiasm will never overcome old age and treachery"
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #18138
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Yo Digga,

Yip, you're useless allright
Luckily Glenn helped me a stack, got rads ordered (slightly modded, they will fit) now thanks to his help & PWR's. You Ozzis seem to be a good bunch, so you can't be too useless then. Mind, some pics are still very welcome!

Once all is on/in/at I'll post some pics here, then you'll see why I did things they way I am doing it. Got the tank's supports fully sorted idea-wise, have some parts ordered from a machine shop, and all will be good. Then the bike will go to an exhaust farmer who will grow some tubes between all, and I'm busy with the rear hanger for the silencer aka doitall-bracket also.
Need to find a suitable coolant tank still, it has to go here.
On this, which bike has a small one on the right hand side, anybody knows???

Edit: I mean a coolant tank in/under/near the rhs sidecover?
the stock coolant tank fits neat
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #18139
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Does this light make my ass look big?

Ok,
Cosmetic opinion question. After a couple of hairy get-offs I thoroughly destroyed my Baja Designs headlight, signals, well... the whole fairing.

I am trying to figure what I should replace the headlight with.

Then I remembered the box of gear off my old Jeep!





I SPIT on your 8" Racelights!

This 10" Lightforce monster is focusable like a Maglite that may help with the rest of the motoring public.

What do you think? Too big? Just ridiculous? Full Disclosure: This is a cheap light solution. And, frankly, it is purely poser as I have next to no opportunity to ride in an environment that will allow me to really make use of this light, AND if I were in such an environment, my skill level would have me plowing into fixed objects, mother earth, other riders, etc.

So, better to give me a cosmetic opinion, than too much technical desert/trail performance advice. I know this thing will help me get home when the sun goes down. But, a little tech wouldn't hurt.

Thoughts? Comments? Smart Remarks?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #18140
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #18141
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #18142
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Ok,
Cosmetic opinion question. After a couple of hairy get-offs I thoroughly destroyed my Baja Designs headlight, signals, well... the whole fairing.

I am trying to figure what I should replace the headlight with.

Then I remembered the box of gear off my old Jeep!





I SPIT on your 8" Racelights!

This 10" Lightforce monster is focusable like a Maglite that may help with the rest of the motoring public.

What do you think? Too big? Just ridiculous? Full Disclosure: This is a cheap light solution. And, frankly, it is purely poser as I have next to no opportunity to ride in an environment that will allow me to really make use of this light, AND if I were in such an environment, my skill level would have me plowing into fixed objects, mother earth, other riders, etc.

So, better to give me a cosmetic opinion, than too much technical desert/trail performance advice. I know this thing will help me get home when the sun goes down. But, a little tech wouldn't hurt.

Thoughts? Comments? Smart Remarks?
I think it looks alright, if you do. might want to think of some type ofprotection for it though.

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neat idea, but i missed the point or function of this over the stock location.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #18143
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I think it looks alright, if you do. might want to think of some type ofprotection for it though.



neat idea, but i missed the point or function of this over the stock location.
it just doesn't fit there anymore
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:14 AM   #18144
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Ok,
Cosmetic opinion question. After a couple of hairy get-offs I thoroughly destroyed my Baja Designs headlight, signals, well... the whole fairing.

I am trying to figure what I should replace the headlight with.

Then I remembered the box of gear off my old Jeep!





I SPIT on your 8" Racelights!

This 10" Lightforce monster is focusable like a Maglite that may help with the rest of the motoring public.

What do you think? Too big? Just ridiculous? Full Disclosure: This is a cheap light solution. And, frankly, it is purely poser as I have next to no opportunity to ride in an environment that will allow me to really make use of this light, AND if I were in such an environment, my skill level would have me plowing into fixed objects, mother earth, other riders, etc.

So, better to give me a cosmetic opinion, than too much technical desert/trail performance advice. I know this thing will help me get home when the sun goes down. But, a little tech wouldn't hurt.

Thoughts? Comments? Smart Remarks?
Looks cool and is cheap lighting. Good combination in my opinion!
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #18145
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As I mentioned a few pages back there was some forward/back (not side to side) play in the CS sprocket. There is some wear is on the front most splines that hold the CS bracket in place. The old bracket that held on the CS sprocket was fairly chewed up on its teeth.

I guess what I am saying is should it be tight/no play, or is a little acceptable/normal?

some play is normal. Flip the retainer. The retainer is what determines the side play. Also check the retainer grove width. Replace the retainer next time you order some oem parts. Make sure your swing arm bearings are free of slop.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #18146
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Ok,
Cosmetic opinion question. After a couple of hairy get-offs I thoroughly destroyed my Baja Designs headlight, signals, well... the whole fairing.

I am trying to figure what I should replace the headlight with.

Then I remembered the box of gear off my old Jeep!





I SPIT on your 8" Racelights!
Thoughts? Comments? Smart Remarks?
That ain't a whole lot different than what I run. Go with it. Convert it to 75w HID and you could really piss people off. It probably would make a train swerve out of your way.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:42 AM   #18147
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some play is normal. Flip the retainer. The retainer is what determines the side play. Also check the retainer grove width. Replace the retainer next time you order some oem parts. Make sure your swing arm bearings are free of slop.
I am replacing the bearings in the swingarm and I am slapping on a new retainer. Is there a 'right' way for the retainer? Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #18148
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5hortbus,

Copied from ride report FYI
Please don't spit on mine...
Not the best solution, just what I run!
10" is always better, as she always says, just protect it!
Trailtech. 8" Halogen, I run mine with a 65 watt PIAA!
I also have the little aluminum dash they make to hold a bunch of electronics! I also run a plastic shield over the top ziptied to the outer protective tube to keep rocks from breaking the glass lens!
I'll include some pics!
Pros: it is a great light, I choose halogen over HID because in the dust HID makes it look like its snowing! bad
People can see the light, hopefully no one turns left in front of me! KOW
With the plastic shield protecting it it is bullet proof, well at least rock proof!
Dust gets between the plastic and the lens ruining the pattern of light, but it is easy to clean by cutting two zip ties and getting behind with some cleaner, I use Behold or whatever furniture cleaner as I get for a buck at the dollar store and transfer to a small pump sprayer to fit in the tank bag! Plexius is way too expensive for me!
Cons: It is heavy, the whole setup!
No high/low beam, just a knob on top to change the angle of attack of the
projection path of the beam, you can do it on the fly on the road if you
need to
Easy to remove the light if and only if you wire correctly and have a bunch of quick disconnects
Hid is expensive halogen about half the cost
Would I do it again.... yes and no
Weight, cost, easy to remove... dual HID/halogen setup Is prolly the way to go for me next time
I would probably look at a halogen low beam HID high that fits in a regular number plate like the BD Tecate or numerous other ones out there now
I would also wire them in the European style so I could run the high and low together vs one or the other!


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Old 09-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #18149
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I am replacing the bearings in the swingarm and I am slapping on a new retainer. Is there a 'right' way for the retainer? Thanks!
I don't think so, as long as one side is not worn. Now I am doubting myself without the bike in front of me, but as long as the holes line up and the bolts go in, it is good.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #18150
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