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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LarryGee, Jan 29, 2012.
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I had found some of those, but I was worried they would pull through after awhile. My fabrication skills aren't nearly as good as my design skills, by the time I got the holes countersunk who knows what would be left under that head.
Thanks for the info on the A4 (316) stuff. My local store looked at me in disbelief when I asked for that earlier in the year.
Nice, I'm getting one this week.. its in the mail and should arrive right after christmas.
Let me know how it turns out for you or if you have any install tips.
Just an FYI for other cheap skates out there, I found a good deal on a used 05 f650gs scorpion exaust exhaust on ebay and figured it it does not fit I will have all winter to make it work. Took the factory cans off (Not as easy as I thought it would be) Then Shazzzzamm!!! The scorpion fit beautifully. No fussing at all. I also got a sweet deal on a used Dakar bash plate, all I needed was $1 worth of fasteners and it looks and fits great.
Congrats on the new exaust. How about a pic??
I snapped this quick last night in the garage after dark. I'll get some better lit ones after I shovel some of this snow.
All loaded up the morning after Christmas for a 4-day trip into Death Valley and once again, no start. The OEM battery weakened quickly so I went on a rampage around LA desperately trying to find an AGM battery so I could carry on with my trip. After finding several AGM batteries that were "close, but no cigar" (e.g. terminals reversed) I bought an 8-cell Ballistic EVO2 LiFe unit for $160 at a local shop:
It is awesome. Massive weight savings. Cranks like mad. 275 CCA vs. 120 from the OEM. A fraction of the size and 1.7lb.
I used the foam from the box to fit the battery to the compartment, which, even though it was kind of a rush job, came out fine and I'll probably leave it that way for a while. It's got thick padding on 5 sides, so it's incredibly well isolated from vibration and shock.
Left for my trip only about 5 hours late. Saw all kinds of conditions and the battery performed flawlessly, starting the bike quickly and confidently every time. Hot starts, cold starts (25°F), after refueling, etc.
I'm very impressed with the battery.
A new battery just like that is my next purchase... Something that the bike should have shipped with in the first place....
Wouldn't mind if BMW charged 500$ more for the bike in exchange for a few upgraded items right from the get-go.
Is that a similar battery to the Shorai?
looks nice man!! Cant wait for my pipe to come in. Should be here sometime this week. I keep telling my self OK this is the last farkle for awhile, I have to chill out and save some money.. LOL
Yes, it's the same LiFe chemistry as the Shorai. The Shorai has less cold cranking amps (210 vs. 275) but looks to have more robust packaging (probably where the added weight comes from).
Had a great little run out to Saline Valley/Death Valley, CA after Christmas and posted pics in Day Trippin':
Awesome pics!!! Looks like you had fun...
Did you go solo??
Brave to go solo...I won't do that anymore offroad after this:
To clarify, I was traveling solo but this is a somewhat popular destination, especially around a holiday when people have time to get away. I knew there would be other traffic on the road if I got myself in too deep (reference to your photo ). By "traffic" I mean that I encountered 3 or 4 4x4s on the 55 miles out.
This is a pretty remote place that can be difficult to get to, and those who pass are usually well-equipped desert adventure enthusiasts willing and eager to help, as I have done for others many times in the past.
I am also very familiar with the route, and was equipped to survive for probably a week if I had to. So, it was a calculated risk.
You have BIG BRASS ones my friend.. LOL If my bike has racks by next spring maybe I will follow you out..
Just curious, how did you get it out??
Thanks PACK RAT, If I could stay off of ebay and CL I would have a fortune in the bank and a completely empty garage! I am now waiting for a set of happy trail SU racks that I found on ebay that I needed like a second ass hole but they where a good deal. Happy New Year TOO ALL!!!!
P.S. What kind of pipes are you waiting for?