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Old 09-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #5671
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Sorry, I should have said that yes, I'm doing both front and rear signals on the bike.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #5672
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Why would you need to replace the collets ? They`re not something that usually wears out .
Because they're cheap, I'm already in there, and if one does go, bad shit can happen. Cheap insurance, maybe I'm being overly cautious.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #5673
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Hey folks, looking for another 690 to buy. If you're in New England, please shoot me a PM. Farkles are not important, would prefer a 2009 but an 2008 E model would be fine. I'll even consider an SMC.

I hope to have my project 690 running in the next few weeks and I plan on riding it in a Harescramble Nov 4th
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #5674
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Hey folks, looking for another 690 to buy. If you're in New England, please shoot me a PM. Farkles are not important, would prefer a 2009 but an 2008 E model would be fine. I'll even consider an SMC.

I hope to have my project 690 running in the next few weeks and I plan on riding it in a Harescramble Nov 4th
Damn, not a lot out there.
Checked Craigslist nationwide and the pickings are slim.
Cycletrader has a 2010 in NJ for $8k and I found a 2007 SM on Want Ad Digest in Kingston NY with 9k miles for $4k.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #5675
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Hey folks, looking for another 690 to buy. If you're in New England, please shoot me a PM. Farkles are not important, would prefer a 2009 but an 2008 E model would be fine. I'll even consider an SMC.

I hope to have my project 690 running in the next few weeks and I plan on riding it in a Harescramble Nov 4th
I have a 2008 690E for sale in Texas...
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #5676
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Lynx Headlight..Is Mine!!

So after much deliberation on possibly swapping my beloved 2012 690 R for something else, I've again come to terms that for me, there is nothing else! So might as well "freshen it up" a bit...

Enter the Lynx kit (Brittania Composites) As soon as I found it online, knew it was exactly what I was missing, great combo of lights and windscreen. Going riding tonight and no doubt will be as pleased as every other person whose reviewed these things. Ride on!

Looks f'n sweet too, really does transform the bike into something...different, better. Really dig the look.

That's it! I'm stoked, have fun, ride safe y'all!!

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #5677
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So after much deliberation on possibly swapping my beloved 2012 690 R for something else, I've again come to terms that for me, there is nothing else! So might as well "freshen it up" a bit...

Enter the Lynx kit (Brittania Composites) As soon as I found it online, knew it was exactly what I was missing, great combo of lights and windscreen. Going riding tonight and no doubt will be as pleased as every other person whose reviewed these things. Ride on!

Looks f'n sweet too, really does transform the bike into something...different, better. Really dig the look.

That's it! I'm stoked, have fun, ride safe y'all!!

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #5678
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So after much deliberation on possibly swapping my beloved 2012 690 R for something else, I've again come to terms that for me, there is nothing else! So might as well "freshen it up" a bit...

Enter the Lynx kit (Brittania Composites) As soon as I found it online, knew it was exactly what I was missing, great combo of lights and windscreen. Going riding tonight and no doubt will be as pleased as every other person whose reviewed these things. Ride on!

Looks f'n sweet too, really does transform the bike into something...different, better. Really dig the look.

That's it! I'm stoked, have fun, ride safe y'all!!

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We don't believe you unless you prove it with pics!

Seriously though, how's the beam coverage and buffeting?

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #5679
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As a Lynx owner, I'll step in and say that you'll never mistake the wind protection for a Gold Wing, but it's pretty good and adjustable - there is definitely a sweet spot for highway speeds and your height, and it is sensitive to +/- 1/2" but you'll know when you get it right. It doesn't drum or rumble.

The light -- I'm ASSuming that everyone will get the HID low beam and Halogen high beam - is excellent. It's a PITA to adjust, however, because you have to take the whole fairing off to access the adjuster screws, unfortunately. It takes a bit of patience to get the lights pointed in the right place -- both lights are independent, so you have to do it twice. I found that disconnecting the low beam made adjusting the high beam a lot easier.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #5680
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Pics Of My 690 Showing Remus Exhaust, etc.

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got any pics of it Nippybit?
Not very good at this. Until Apple killed MobilMe I could cut and paste photo album links. I now have a flickr account and have published several albums there but do not know how to get individual pictures here. Any help would be greatly appreciated like step by step instructions, if possible. Could do this by PM to me so as to not to disturb others with procedures they already know.

Primitive though it is here is the photo link for a flickr album of photos at Nelson Hills NV with some close up shots of the Remus system and the newly installed GiantLoop Mojavi bag. Bike was very clean and had just gotten new MT 21's. Proceeded to get it properly dirty again in Nelson and at the Eldorado Dry Lake Bed. Here is the link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robuste...7631625123358/
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #5681
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More Pics Of Remus Headpipe & Titan Slip-on, etc.

Additional photos of my 690 and Remus Exhaust, predominantly at Jean Dry Lake Bed and surrounding mountains. Several photos of two Hummers (one new and experimental and one an existing model in production). Driven by two ladies. What a job! You see the damndest things at dry lake beds.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robuste...7631625308580/
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #5682
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Not very good at this. Until Apple killed MobilMe I could cut and paste photo album links. I now have a flickr account and have published several albums there but do not know how to get individual pictures here. Any help would be greatly appreciated like step by step instructions, if possible. Could do this by PM to me so as to not to disturb others with procedures they already know.
Will send a pm of how i did this ....the remus looks awsome!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #5683
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Tire Clean

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Will send a pm of how i did this ....the remus looks awsome!
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To change the subject slightly, have a look at my tire clean. Almost the entire tread contacting the dirt with me aboard. Tire pressure was 16 psi, however I could have gone down another 2 pounds and i would have had the entire tread making contact.

Remus is really good quality. I have left the insert in and the sound is not objectionable, but makes some really throaty sounds when ridden in anger.

Thanks again Night Falcon for doing this. I look forward to seeing your PM as to how it was accomplished.

Cheers,

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:59 AM   #5684
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #5685
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Regarding?

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About 200 page behind here.
Remus exhaust system?
Tire clean discussion?
Posting individual photos?
None of the above
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