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Old 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #7696
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Did you cut down the screens in the taps before installing them in the Gobi's?

They don't fit in right with the plastic screens in place.
I simple pulled the entire stem with screens out. That way I could also drill a smaller hole in the bag to minimize chance of a leak resulting from misalignment.

The metal inserts for mounting the petcock are sticking above the mating surface, requiring a thicker O-ring to get a seal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #7697
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Ordered more stuff than I shoulda.... LOL

Crash bars.
LED lights - Imported,, well see if I install them when they arrive.. If they pan out I'll publish the source..

and some other fluff.. Trying to get myself equipped for some touring action in a few weeks.

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Fess up. DDM tuning? I've got a pair of their 9 LED floods. Very bright in the garage. Can't wait to give them a road test. It appears they will be great in the daylight, but probably two bright to use in traffic at night.

Something like this, but with a different lens pattern.

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #7698
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:) Nope not DDM,, found a bulk LED lamp supplier that carries some Single 10W LED units for 40 bucks.. Supposed to be waterproof. We shall see I ordered 1 extra for "testing" Similar to the Factory KTM lights.

I live in permanent fear of my bike falling over when I get off and breakign expensive ones.... LOL

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #7699
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She made it! She was still standing after a weeks waiting for the suspension
It actually looked much worse than it was, she was quite stable in the stable...



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You better add some more support under the bash plate so that the bike is more upright. In the current position, there is a chance that the forward weight will lead to the bike come off the mainstand.
The bike wont fall down but all the weight will come to rest on the bash plate and one person can't put it back on the stand again. DAMHIK.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #7700
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So suspension back on after shimming, apparently the stiffest springs were installed from stock acc the shop (measured 5,2nm) so they only shimmed em, however it didnt sort the bottoming issue
The high fender and Rade's front fairing installed. She got another type of look! :-)




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Old 04-17-2013, 01:43 PM   #7701
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:) Nope not DDM,, found a bulk LED lamp supplier that carries some Single 10W LED units for 40 bucks.. Supposed to be waterproof. We shall see I ordered 1 extra for "testing" Similar to the Factory KTM lights.

I live in permanent fear of my bike falling over when I get off and breakign expensive ones.... LOL

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Yeah, the DDM won't work as well as a BajaDesigns, but I can buy 5 of them for the cost of a single BD. I couldn't see spending $700 on auxialliary lighting. Even cheap LEDs will dramatically increase your visibility during the day.

I've been pretty happy with the DDM 55W HID kits. Sadly, I fried the hi/lo solenoid on the one for my 990 by hooking it up to a 12V bench supply that had unknowingly become a 24V supply. Bulbs are only $35/pair, and new ones are on the way. I'll pirate the one out of my 450 to avoid having to take the 990 apart again when the new bulb arrives.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:30 AM   #7702
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #7703
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Went out for a blast a couple of weeks back, first time since returning from Morocco (my bad ) Kinda forget how damned good these frikkin' bikes are

Almost lost my front mudguard in the snotty mud!





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Old 04-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #7704
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Mounted the Seahorse SE-540 last night.







Just the right size for my rain gear and some additional emergency stuff I always carry with me. It looks sturdy and well made and for a lot less than a Pelican case. I am happy with it.
How did you mount it?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #7705
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Went out for a blast a couple of weeks back, first time since returning from Morocco (my bad ) Kinda forget how damned good these frikkin' bikes are

Almost lost my front mudguard in the snotty mud!




Nature's steering dampener. Nice!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #7706
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Did the High Fender. It added at least ten horsepower.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #7707
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Those are so great looking. If i replace my 950 it's gonna be that or an 1190R, depends on the testride tomorrow.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #7708
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How did you mount it?
The box is slightly larger than the rack and if you notice the rack has upturned edges, so I needed to lift the box by at least 1" or it wouldn't fit parallel to the rack. For this I used 3 pieces of 1" aluminum square tubing. I measured, drilled the tubing and box and put rubber washers between the box and the tubing and between the tubing and the rack. For added strength I placed 2" flat aluminum strips on the inside of the box to ensure the bolts don't put strain on the plastic due to vibration. I'm not home to take pictures, so I hope that makes sense...
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #7709
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Did the High Fender. It added at least ten horsepower.
Nah. The orange ones add 15
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:46 AM   #7710
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They work great in tarmac or off-road. Really good feeling and grip, gives a lot of confidence. For dual purpose tires, i must say they are a very good option
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