Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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  2. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    To see what can be done with 80/20 visit Geek's "Building an Adventure Van" thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715683
  3. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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  4. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Borrowed Newner's idea but did drop $25 on a new pr of coveralls. Tent in one leg. Jetboil, Helinox, Exped mat, food, axe in other leg. Sleeping bag across the top. Was on the verge of buying a GreatBasin or NomadRider when I ran across this. Thank you Newner!

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  5. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Nice!
    I wonder if anyone's done it with a pair of rain pants yet.
  6. duck

    duck Banned

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    K Bike LED Parking Lights V2.0:

    The stock square headlight for the old K-RS/RT/LT bikes has a 10W white filament bulb and associated reflector in the top of the headlight assembly.

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    V1.0: Many moons ago I found a 12V 18-LED bar to replace the parking. Old LED tech and not incredibly bright but at least it was LED.

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    After messing with all sorts of things I ended up mounting four of these $5/ea "aquarium" LEDs from Fleabay to pieces of PCB project board with some brass wire and then installed them in both sides of the top of the headlight. Since the bike is painted green and I wanted something that would stick out in traffic I put a pretty bright green BA9s LED where the old parking light bulb used to be.

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    And of course I also wired them up with relays to double as turn signals:

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  7. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Sweet.:clap
  8. Newner

    Newner Buffering

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    Looks good! It's a good way to add lots of storage without strapping multiple bags to the bike. My Mom made a special edition smaller dirt bike version for SLAP this year. It was a door prize. We made it from a small pair of cargo pants. The extra pockets come in handy.


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  9. atravlr

    atravlr Been here awhile

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    Check your state law. California only allows white and amber lights to the front only. The green light is probable cause to be pulled over. Most states mirror CA laws.

  10. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    Firefighters use a green light on their vehicles (Google; it's true.) Cool farkle, especially the turn signals, but unless Duck is a firefighter the green should probably go. In WA it is definitely cause for a stop, as the green can only be lit by a firefighter en-route to an emergency.

    Red and blue are similarly not allowed for public use as forward-facing lights; medics and law enforcement, respectively.
  11. duck

    duck Banned

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    Thanks for that info. I knew about red and blue forward facing but had no idea about the green. I Googled RCW and sure enough, you are correct. Looks like I'll be putting a white one in there.
  12. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    You're quite welcome! Until a month or so ago, I didn't know either. I'd wanted to put a pair of green light strips up my windshield to break me out from surrounding traffic. A call to WSP didn't exactly help, so I hit the Legislature's server and poked around in there. Sho-nuff, green is reserved for fire personnel. But I did discover in WA we can have purple or blue turn signal inserts! :evil
  13. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    :huh all Fire trucks around here are running red lights and most LEO run blue, but sometimes blue/red.
  14. duck

    duck Banned

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    At least in WA, the green light thing only deals with firefighting personnel heading to emergencies in PRIVATE vehicles.

    F'n weird law that only firefighters and LEOs would be aware of. (Maybe.)

    It's been a while but I don't think they teach this in driver's ed or have it in the state driver's licensing manual.
  15. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    Google sez Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, New York, and a few others allow green lights for volunteer ambulance/fire personnel, firefighters, or EMS. I definitely agree with you on the weird part! Why not a red or a blue light? I wasn't able to find any reference to the RCW restricting green light use in the current driver's handbook. :scratch Looks like the only folks who'd know are LEOs (WSP most likely) or someone who bothered to check the RCWs.
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    majorpayne Been here awhile

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  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Look like some nice tight bends in the tubing - how did you make them?
  19. majorpayne

    majorpayne Been here awhile

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    Honestly, due to the nature of the chromoly, I was able to bend it in a vice without collapsing the tube. Cheaper steel or aluminum would've buckled with my less-than-glamorous bending method. :freaky
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    You are one handy, talented sumbuck....wish you were my neighbor so I could try to talk you into making 2 of everything....Nice work