F750/850GS Accessories

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by apexal, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. KSbinder

    KSbinder idiot

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    Got the yellow LaminiX headlight film and Altrider Mesh headlight guard on. I chose the color solely to be more visible on road, making it a little out of the norm so hopefully I'm not invisible. Also installed the AltRider High/Low brake pedal extension......no chance yet to see how much I like this but it certainly makes the brake easier to get to while standing. BlackDog pegs have been on for a while and I wouldn't ride without them. My Tractionator Adventure rear tire arrived and I wrestled that for a bit, embarrassed to say I've almost exclusively just hauled my tire and wheel to a shop to put it on in the past. Watched a video of a guy changing one on another bike using the kickstand to break the bead while it's obviously still on the center stand. Likely not news to any of you but it changed the game for me and good grief that was easy. Also rigged in some auxiliary Rock light red LED's on the rear to work as a brighter tail/brake light. Tied them into the CANsmart controller and they now flash under braking. IMG_0410.JPG 58933817169__7F072718-63B8-48D1-852D-63DB101CFE56.JPG 58933818348__3D3F9F98-019A-4542-9094-B245D986DC6D.JPG
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  2. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Jeeeez... So I called Wunderlick (sic) and "they come from Germany two diff ways, w and w/o hardware. We just pass them along. No ETA on the units w/o hardware." <long pause on my end.....>
    Then Jesse went and got the go ahead to ship me one of the units they have in stock, promised to get it out today. No upcharge for the one with the extra kit. So they just needed a little prodding.:1drink
  3. KSbinder

    KSbinder idiot

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    well, most people probably paid attention enough and realized they don't need the hardware if they have the stock "skid plate" so mine shipped quick.
  4. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I know, but if they have the skid plate with extra bits, then why wouldn't they have the skid plate by itself...
  5. KSbinder

    KSbinder idiot

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    That's way too disorganized for germans
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  6. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sorting out the gear for a trip in a fortnight, Andy Strapz panniers and Trax Top box, I think I will fit on the bike somewhere IMG_1006.JPG
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  7. Phoenix101

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    my solution to carrying tools so you can remove the tires... the wrench was 17.00 shipped from E-bay and the Allen wrench... I think I got from TouraTech... not sure, about the same $$$ shipped. I then cut them down to fit in the tool bag and then under the seat of the bike.

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    I just need to get one of these

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  8. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Got it overnight! It's booty-ful!
    KS I may have q's for you on the mounting, as I got poorly photocopied instructions for the other version but they are not clear on what to re-use from the stock setup.
  9. KSbinder

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    It bolts up with 4 screws to the goofy brackets that the old plastic thing was bolted to. Me thinks it even uses the same bolts if’n I remember correctly(removes and replaced a lot of torn head screws since then). The “hardware” option for these skid plates is just wunderlichs duplicated version of the factory bracketry
  10. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    - Wunderlich Skid Plate Install -
    Well a 20 min job turned into 3hrs cuz this GD thing doesn't fit with TouraTech crash bars.
    I was going to grind a chunk out of this brand new skid plate, but instead I got the bright idea to bend the mounting brackets down and forward to move the skid plate away from the crash bar. Well, I should have went with my first plan... those beefy little steel brackets are an absolute bitch to bend even using a vice and a pry bar. And then you have to bend them the exact same amount or the mounting points don't line up with the plate. Actually one of the rear holes on the plate was mis located by a quarter inch in the first place so I had to drill that fucker out too... Broke a dremel bit in the process.
    I got it about a half inch lower and more forward than it ought to be but it clears the bar now and should be ok.
    The mounting w the rubber grommets is funky, not explained well only that they cannot be under tension.??? I understand but it's not clear how to go about that... I tightened mine up nice. End result I *think* will be OK, probably worrying about it too much.
    First pic shows the contact during test fit, second is final. IMAG4663.jpg IMAG4667.jpg
  11. slackline

    slackline Been here awhile

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    Good luck!
  12. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Hah.
    Could you tell I was frustrated after busting my balls in the frigging heat all afternoon??
  13. KSbinder

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    Yeah, it cleared the wunderlich bars but not by much. You're more ambitious than I would have been, I'd have just "clearanced" it with a grinder.
  14. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    That would have been far smarter, quicker and less sweaty of a job... I still have half a mind to do just that and swap my 'modified' brackets for the ones I got from Wunderlick (sic).
    I can't wait to get my first branch wedged into the nice decreasing gap there, it will happen eventually!
  15. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Anyone with Denali lights on their F750/F850? any photos?
  16. KSbinder

    KSbinder idiot

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    Interested myself, I am really wanting a set.
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  17. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    This is the only one I've found:
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    but I'm particularly interested in their new smaller S4 lights instead with an amber color (which doesn't seem to be available).

    Here are their new S4s (bottom) alongside D7s (top) and D4s (middle) on an R1200GS. The S4s would probably look a lot more appropriate than the D4s on an F750.
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  18. KSbinder

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    Was looking at the D4's, but I also rode with a buddy with Clearwater Ericas over the weekend and WOW, those things are serious bright. That 1200 sure isn't lacking in night time visibility!!
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  19. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    I left Clearwater when I spec’d lights for my 850. I am thrilled with the Denali. Just outstanding. Sorry for the cropped pic quality. It was about the best I had quickly available, I can take more later.

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  20. Phoenix101

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    Wife's 2019 F750GS

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    I think I got the brackets from HB when we bought the bars.
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