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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
I was teasing. Good information.
you got my attention
this is all plug and play?? mount the ballast, take out factory bulb and new bulb goes right in? factory harness plugs into ballast harness and ballast harness plugs into new bulb? no problems with the shutters or heat? im guessing you have to add the dual in, dual out harness to that kit?
I much prefer to make my own harness with a simpe relay and fuse or circuit breaker. It's not a true plug and play. It could be, it comes that way from the factory, but you don't want to run 55w HIDs through the factory wiring, especially with the known weak connectors.
35w HIDs should be fine with factory wiring. 55w you'll want to run a harness or relay.
Besides that, yeah, mount the ballasts and the bulbs fit right in.
so new 10 wire to the fuse block with the factory headlight wire to a relay to the new ballast harness
Sallydog - post on here or PM me if you pull the trigger on this. I'd like to go HID on the S 10. But I am no electrical wiz. If you figure this out I'd like to takae advantage of you and just copy your install.
dont need to be a whiz, this is an easy one
It is straight forward. Here's how I wired it (in more detail), this is going to sound more difficult than it really is.
Positive battery terminal goes to the input on a circuit breaker (but a fuse would work just fine here too).
Output of the circuit breaker goes to terminal 30 on a relay.
Terminal 87 on the relay goes to the 2 red wires coming off the HID Ballasts.
The 2 black wires coming off the HID ballasts, as well as terminal 86 on the relay connect to ground.
Terminal 85 on the relay needs to connect to a switched positive; I ran a wire up and into one of the headlight housings, and it connects with a spade connecter into the OEM headlight plug (the positive one, which in my case was blue). With a good wiring diagram, I'm sure you could find the correct wire behind the side cover, and running a wire into the headlight housing wouldn't be necessary.)
Also worth mentioning, you're not cutting or defeating the factory headlight wiring/connectors at all, so, if something fails while you're out on the road, whether it be an HID bulb or ballast, or even just the relay, you can simply pop a standard H7 bulb back in there and plug the factory connector back into it, and all will be good.
nice. im ordering today
Got some new rubber spooned on mine. I decided to try the Pirelli Scorpion Rally.
I put about 35 miles on them and so far I am pleased. The front hooks up really well in gravel and the rear has awesome drive. It does have a bit of a tendency to step out under power but TC2 keeps that under control quite nicely.
Only real downside is that they probably won't last that long, and they encourage me to ride everywhere pretending I'm running the Dakar.
they look god. what did the cost and i wonder what kind of mileage they will give you... i got 15600 from a k60 rear and 14000 from a k60 front. i paid $325 for the set delivered. my new front k60 was 107 from the dealer my brother works at but that rear perelli looks sweet
order your set, you come up, we will do both together. if you buy the beer
It's a deal! I will order tomorrow.
The only remaining reason I had for not going to HID's was the idea that if the lights blow while traveling then I am SOL. Seems the stock bulb housing remains. As he said "just plug in a bulb and you are good to go".
What kinda beer you like? How about Yuengling?
Spent the day with Nick at Stoltec. He installed the Penske shock, new fork springs and valves. Then Nick worked his suspension tuning magic dialing the bike in just for me.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
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The bike is transformed.
With the stock suspension I could feel every ripple in the road. Nothing harsh but I knew they were there. Now I dont feel those little ripples at all. Bigger bumps the bike just soaks them up. The roads from my house to Nicks have some nasty frost heaves. A couple of them would pitch the bike pretty good with the stock suspension. Lift my ass off the seat. No more!!<o></o>
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Cornering is super. The bike is completely neutral. Just point it and go. Feels like its on rails.<o></o>
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Nick is a super nice guy and will work with you to optimize the suspension for you. Whether you install yourself or have Nick do it. If you are within range of Nick's place in Bangor you should strongly consider making the trip and having Nick do the install and optimization. I arrvied at Nick's @8am and was driving home @ 3pm.<o></o>
What's that case you have behind your seat?
Sounds great, what valves and forks springs did you use? Any chance you can post the suspension settings for those folks too far away to visit him?
I got a custom Penske shock from Nick at Stoltec as well as the forks revalved, new springs, etc. and I live in South Texas. It was no problem. Get Nick your size, riding style, riding preferences, etc. info, he orders up the shock from Penske with the appropriate valving and spring along with the fork valves and springs he needs. When he knows those are shipping from Penske he lets you know and you ship your forks to him. Everything hits his shop about the same time, he's done with the fork rebuild within a couple of days depending on his work load, and then everything is shipped back to you.
Fast, easy, and perfect service. My forks and the new shock were in my hands within a week from when I shipped them out.
Oh, and the new compression and rebound valve bodies he installs are Penske also, but with valve stacks he works up for your specs.
I was more than satisfied with his work, and I was even more impressed with his customer service, communication, and support.
Please note, I am not connected with, nor affiliated in any way with Stoltec, other than as a 100% satisfied customer.
BTW, there are complete threads over on the Yamaha Super Ténéré forum about Stoltec and his shocks, fork revalving, etc.
The case is from Axio.
Not sure if they still make it.
I bought mine online from Twigg Cycles. They have (had) some in stock.
I was hoping the blue would match the S10 blue. It didn't. So I painted it to match.
Nick did the suspension completely. If you contact Nick at Stoltec and reference my bike he can give you the settings.
I told him I always ride solo - never a passenger. I weigh @ 200 pounds nekked. Mostly ride with no additional weight. For extended travel I will have 40-50 pounds of gear in panniers and bags mounted to the rear of the bike. Ride 80% on paved surfaces. Off road will be fire roads and gravel. Don't expect anything too technical with the S10 but want the suspenstion to handle gravel road washboards well. Nick configured the suspension based on these requirements.
I urge you to contact Nick and tell him what you want from the suspension and he will work with you until you are satisfied.
great info john pitts! your super ten looks awesome and will now handles as well! thanks for taking the gamble and letting us know how it turned out.
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The new ACD skid plate is ready to production
Last week they make some little modifications and now the plate is finished. Im very pleased, it looks great!
In the factory they press the plate to see if it is too flexible but the new rear frame improves a lot from the previous one. It must have a really big hit to touch the sump, in that case there is a 10mm foam to absorb the impact. They look really confident about this.
There is a big gap between the filter and the plate so, in a big hit I think the plate is going to touch the sump before to break the filter.
Next week they are going to do a first production and tell me the final price. When I know it I'll tell you and gives you a mail or link with more info if you need it.
Also, if you are interested, I'm selling a used Touratech skid plate, the first ACD prototype (used), and a new one made before the last modifications.
I'm going to do some pics and post them in the "Fly market" forum.