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Old 03-31-2013, 08:38 AM   #8011
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has anyone found a good adaptor to swap the crappy S2 35w bulb for a H4 55/65w bulb ?

or is changing the headlight the only way to go.?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #8012
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Dirty_Sanchez: You say you passed on the Akro remap and it runs really well. What are you running, please?

P.S. Geaux Tigers (Class of '67...yes...'67!). It's even worse, I started in '59 (slow learner), Billy Cannon was a senior...

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It ain't broke, I do the 15 minute idle reset with large seasonal/ambient temperature changes, I have never gotten a code, it doesn't stall, it makes me smile, a whack at the throttle lifts the front in 3rd, and I ain't gonna remap the thing.

Keep in mind for all practical purposes, I'm at sea level here in south Louisiana at 13 feet. The low fuel light usually comes on right around 125 to 130 miles, so your experience may vary.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:10 AM   #8013
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I dropped my bike first day I owned it. Kickstand sunk into grass. The clutch leaver bent at the "break off" notch at about 35 degrees. I then cut the break leaver about 1cm past that notch and it makes a great short lever.

you could do the same pretty easily... minus dropping the bike.
Same story here ...

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So what coolant are you pimps using?.
Propylene Glycol.

Could be from Caterpillar, "Engine Ice" (http://www.engineice.com/) and many others ...

It will lower your temp by around 30 degrees. It is compatible with water, but not with Ethylene Glycol (which is the most standard coolant)

Evans Coolant is far better, but it is not compatible with water and other coolants. Evans Coolant will make you radiator last forever (most probably longer then yourself ) because of the absence of water and water vapor. It is not water based, but some kind of alcohols if I remember well.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #8014
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has anyone found a good adaptor to swap the crappy S2 35w bulb for a H4 55/65w bulb ?

or is changing the headlight the only way to go.?
I was lucky enough to pick up a 2008 headlight from another inmate. That's the best solution IMHO. Plug n play.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #8015
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I was lucky enough to pick up a 2008 headlight from another inmate. That's the best solution IMHO. Plug n play.

Sent from outer space with my Thunderbolt with Tapatalk.

yep thats what im looking for also.. if anyone hears of one available let me know. doesnt matter if its in the US, i have ways and means of getting it to europe. !
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #8016
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Thanks for the info, D_S. I'm effectively at sea level too at only 79' in South Carolina and have a virtually identical setup (still waiting for the Wings to come in). Good info to know, thanks for that.


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Old 03-31-2013, 02:28 PM   #8017
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Am I missing something? Been trying to look at some of the Slavens Racing videos on YouTube and I can't get any of them to open. Have they been moved somewhere else, or closed out or something?

Ararragghh! Edit: Found 'em alive and well at: http://www.slavensracing.com/video



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Old 03-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #8018
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sooo, water crossings on concrete can be slippery, and one should not try to change direction to miss the flailing copperhead on the water's edge.

Once again proves wearing gear helps as no issues other than bruised pride.

That said, I can now see how the brake pedal can take out the side cover..... Mine indented with the pad teeth, but did not break anything.

G-It, or Carbonati for protection?

Any preferences?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #8019
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sooo, water crossings on concrete can be slippery, and one should not try to change direction to miss the flailing copperhead on the water's edge.

Once again proves wearing gear helps as no issues other than bruised pride.

Wonder how if it protects against snake bites.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:07 PM   #8020
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Wonder how if it protects against snake bites.
Funny you should mention that as the thought that crossed my mind when I first saw him was that I was glad I had my SG-12's on lol. After the fall, it was, pick up this silly thing and get out of here! Good thing these bikes are light.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #8021
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... Good thing these bikes are light.
A nice big dose of adrenaline does wonders for human strength.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #8022
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Anyone had an issue with a touchy/grabby rear brake? I've lowered it as much as I can but still manage to lock it at the slightest provocation. Any way to make it less sensitive? Or lower further than stock adjustment? I have the CleanSpeed lever.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #8023
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Anyone had an issue with a touchy/grabby rear brake? I've lowered it as much as I can but still manage to lock it at the slightest provocation. Any way to make it less sensitive? Or lower further than stock adjustment? I have the CleanSpeed lever.
Mine was grabby to the point of killing the bike in turns. I slid the Master Cylinder all the way back. No change to the lever level. I now go down much further before engaging.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:38 PM   #8024
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Or lower further than stock adjustment? I have the CleanSpeed lever.
You have to cut the threaded end of the pushrod shorter.
That's what I did and it's in a good spot.
I got the idea from Roadracer_Al .
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #8025
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You have to cut the threaded end of the pushrod shorter.
That's what I did and it's in a good spot.
I got the idea from Roadracer_Al .
The pushrod on my 690R isn't threaded. The ones on my RFS bikes are.
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