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Old 06-23-2009, 04:17 AM   #61
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Great stuff Joe!

I appreciate very much that you are pioneering a completely new mod - the adjustable CDI. For the price it's definitely an interesting piece of kit (less than half of the stock one). Especially the possibility to retard timing for bad fuel could be very interesting. Please keep us informed on how it works out, I am considering one for the 725cc+ engine I am going to build at some point.

Looks like you beat me to the punch to have the first rally style DR. The bracket came out so much better than mine, I gave up after the third try. I will now go with a welded mount on front of the frame and MecaSystem brackets and fairing.

I also have the 90mm Hella lights in a few version. At some point I want to compare a halogen one with an HID conversion kit against the real D2S HID one. The latter is stupid expensive so it better be a lot better.

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:49 AM   #62
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Great stuff Joe!

I also have the 90mm Hella lights in a few version. At some point I want to compare a halogen one with an HID conversion kit against the real D2S HID one. The latter is stupid expensive so it better be a lot better.

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I would think that the hid version has different spacing between the globe and lens. the hid globes are longer than the halogen so it mucks with the focus.

I put a hid conversion kit in a set of projector spot lights and they where hardly any better than the halogen.

I'm still going to try the conversion though.

It took a lot of research and emails to find that cdi so if it works i should get some kind of commission i think.
The thing that might stuff it up is the pick up lobes on the dr's flywheel, there are two when most other thumpers only have one.
Not one of the cdi manufacturers could/would tell me why there are two pick up lobes.
The ignitech guys couldn't tell me why there are two lobes but you can program there cdi to read the two pick ups and only fire for one of them.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #63
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Laugh Done but not certain.

Check it out. Took a few pics.
http://s1019.photobucket.com/albums/...ylandr_photos/
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #64
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Thats some nice work.
Best use of the dakar windscreen that i've seen and your dash is incredibly neat.
Well done
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:46 AM   #65
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Eh? Rev counter etc

Anyone know of any nice rev counters I can add? Struggling to get any in South Africa. Looking for digital type so it can go next to my soon to be designed and built GPS mount. Was looking at the Vapor but I cannot get 1 locally!

Dakar screen fits with a bit of trimming and I think it would fit damn good withe rebuild bike of this thread! Is that the Idea?
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:42 PM   #66
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Rev Counter

might want to check this site for a rev counter

http://www.kosonorthamerica.com/
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:40 AM   #67
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the 90mm hella low beam arrived to day. it doesn't fit my bracket

The light is two wide to fit in between the brackets.
Some rethinking and a late night is in order.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:50 AM   #68
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Cry not cool news!

What fairing/screen are you gonna put up front?

With big lights this thing is gonna look mean!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:45 AM   #69
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the 90mm hella low beam arrived to day. it doesn't fit my bracket

The light is two wide to fit in between the brackets.
Some rethinking and a late night is in order.
You will have to make some outer brackets Joe, which is not such a bad thing as you can make different brackets for different lights & keep the main frame (which you did such a nice job of) standard.

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:29 AM   #70
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ok so my original plan kinda worked but the lights are more forward than i planned.

It still needs a bit of welding and a clean up but i thought i better check with you guys to see if there to far forward.





please ignore the messy garage.

so guys are they in an ok spot or should i move them back.

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What fairing/screen are you gonna put up front?
I don't know yet I'm just going with the flow, i'll probably make a fairing from scratch out of fiber glass.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:19 AM   #71
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so guys are they in an ok spot or should i move them back.
Good to go id say, i can see what your saying though, maybe back a couple of inches ? hard one im trying to picture it with a fairing

If it was my bike & you was making that bracket for me id be happy where you have it, you can always chop a bit off later. Did you make a template of your design ? and was you going to share it with us

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Old 06-25-2009, 02:57 PM   #72
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Thumb holy crap!

man that looks good! What lights are those? A template would be awesome! Hint hint. So I get it, you are making a full on dr650 rally bike! Give me more!
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #73
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If some one with photo shop skill could lay the front end of my bike over the front end a of dakar bike so that we can compare the spacing i would realy appreciate it.



The low beam light is a hella unit and the high beam is a projector spotlight of ebay
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:05 PM   #74
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If some one with photo shop skill could lay the front end of my bike over the front end a of dakar bike so that we can compare the spacing i would realy appreciate it.
Do you have a nice big undistorted side picture of your bike? I could do that for you if I had a decent photo of yours to work with. Zoom in as far as the optical zoom range of your camera will allow, and then position yourself far enough or close enough so that the bike just fills the shot. This will give you the best distortion-free image possible.

I'm really curious how this will turn out, as I'm currently running an '02 model myself. So far, it all looks awesome!

If the file is too big to post here, PM me and I'll give you an addy to email to. Cheers, and keep up the good work!
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:23 AM   #75
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How much power does that projector Light draw? Tested yet? Are you gonna add a static fairig to it? This is edge of the seat stuff!!!
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