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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,890
Posted By argentcorvid
I wonder how bad the aftermarket headlight looks...

I wonder how bad the aftermarket headlight looks on that KLX. They only put in the one picture, and you can't see the front of the bike. :rofl

looks like it's been for sale for a while too... wish...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,331
Posted By argentcorvid
I think he's talking about the open belt primary...

I think he's talking about the open belt primary drive. Which is the stupidest thing ever.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,331
Posted By argentcorvid
no, it's real. some of the (dirt) stock car guys...

no, it's real. some of the (dirt) stock car guys at the local track put that stuff in.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
a while back I asked on here on recommendations...

a while back I asked on here on recommendations for helmet vendors and MotoSports came up a couple times. I stopped in on Saturday, and let it be known that they don't really carry much other than...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,298
Posted By argentcorvid
The Blast was the best selling Buell. The Uly was...

The Blast was the best selling Buell. The Uly was pretty popular, but the blast far outsold any of the other models.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
Adjust the suspension to the specs in the manual...

Adjust the suspension to the specs in the manual for your weight. it makes a big difference.

if you've already done that, then you probably need to refill the fluid (and replace seals)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,669
Posted By argentcorvid
DANG that is a good price for all that! you get a...

DANG that is a good price for all that! you get a lot less for $350 if you buy the "master brewer" kit through Midwest. it would cost $200 to buy the the carboys new alone.
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
Yes, it's quite an improvement.

Yes, it's quite an improvement.
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
here's what the H7 looks like installed as low...

here's what the H7 looks like installed as low beam on my Buell XB:
http://i.imgur.com/zGw5B1zl.jpg (http://imgur.com/zGw5B1z)

This is what it looked like before:
http://i.imgur.com/INyblUGl.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
I have a wedding in Davenport this weekend. don't...

I have a wedding in Davenport this weekend. don't think the wife will let me take my bike along.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
The camera is an Olympus stylus, so "night mode"...

The camera is an Olympus stylus, so "night mode" was as manual as I could get it. I didn't use a tripod because i was sitting on the bike (to load the suspension) and resting the cam on my windshield.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
Stock: http://i.imgur.com/INyblUGl.jpg...

Stock:
http://i.imgur.com/INyblUGl.jpg (http://imgur.com/INyblUG)
LED:
http://i.imgur.com/zGw5B1zl.jpg (http://imgur.com/zGw5B1z)

These were taken with f/3.9. the camera chose an exposure time...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
in the garage they definitely look better. also I...

in the garage they definitely look better. also I notice it reflecting off road signs during the day. not sure if it's the color or that they are actually brighter. if the weather cooperates, i...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
I had to bend it with the prototype ones I got,...

I had to bend it with the prototype ones I got, but the replacement didn't need as much.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
Like this: ...

Like this:
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/14/5e20a42ecad364ee1423e9f12d9eed94.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/14/43dc34d01b34bdcc3c3f18e2edec26dc.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
Had a (paved road only) ride on sunday. That was...

Had a (paved road only) ride on sunday. That was a little wet and chilly. Rain gear and heated grips are great.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
No. I had a bright idea to make a new lighting...

No. I had a bright idea to make a new lighting sub-harness (not that expensive). And would have kept it, if one of the connectors that go in these lights hadn't broke. But in the end, I just ended up...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
I just bought some LED replacements from sanjoh...

I just bought some LED replacements from sanjoh on here, they work well. If you are having voltage problems either your regulator is bad or (if you have an older bike) the '77' connector is fried.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 862,552
Posted By argentcorvid
bummer, man.

bummer, man.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
(sad face) brb stabbing more holes in stupid...

(sad face)
brb stabbing more holes in stupid tire that made me miss the ride.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
Was planning on this ride, but picked up a nail,...

Was planning on this ride, but picked up a nail, and the replacement tire is being... uncooperative.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
This should do it (...

This should do it ( http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Do-It-Yourself-Buell-Mods/DIY-primary-gearing-swap-step-by-step-with-pics)

you need an XB9 primary chain and sprocket, a couple big...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
There really is no down side to the XB9 primary...

There really is no down side to the XB9 primary swap, other than feeling like an idiot because of how often you try to shift into 6th gear. I haven't noticed any effect on gas mileage.
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
All buell XB series except for the "R" /...

All buell XB series except for the "R" / "Firebolt" versions use the same headlight from 2003 though 2010, so they should all be compatible.

The firebolts use a halogen projector lens setup, I...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 603,959
Posted By argentcorvid
Alternatively, did the "system" or...

Alternatively, did the "system" or "notification" volume get turned down somehow?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
I think I am going to be able to do the MITRA...

I think I am going to be able to do the MITRA ride in two weeks.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,331
Posted By argentcorvid
I believe that is the "unsealed cell phone that...

I believe that is the "unsealed cell phone that is kept in pants pocket" filter. I had to disassemble and clean the inside of the lens window 3 or 4 times on the last phone I had because my photos...
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
for my uly, i didn't replace the boot, but i did...

for my uly, i didn't replace the boot, but i did buy some neoprene pipe insulation and trim some strips off of it to go between the housing and the heat sink.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
just posted on Facebook: ...

just posted on Facebook:

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10426139_693237777425192_226335827147710106_n.jpg?oh=aee72a6979bc6669e007255313e8ea05&oe=547D3DB8
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By argentcorvid
The Dragoon Trail...

The Dragoon Trail (http://www.iowadot.gov/autotrails/bridges.aspx?Dragoon%20Trail) traces the Des Moines River from Ft. Dodge to Knoxville, but to get to Ames, you'd want to quit at Boone. There...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
Oh man, that would have made 50% of the...

Oh man, that would have made 50% of the installation 105% easier.

(the version i got as an early adopter doesn't have the bayonet connection to the mounting ring)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,669
Posted By argentcorvid
Daaaang. This would be perfect, but you're so far...

Daaaang. This would be perfect, but you're so far away. also, the wife says i have to sell a bike before I buy another one...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 603,959
Posted By argentcorvid
I had a little issue with the latest update and...

I had a little issue with the latest update and my galaxy s5. I had to try several different sequences of deleting pairings, turning the phone, the phone's bluetooth and the smh10 off and back on to...
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
Well I ran into a snag. I have everything...

Well I ran into a snag.

I have everything wired up, and was doing a test fit, making sure the lights worked. The high beam didn't turn on.

I checked that voltage was present, and that was...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
progress on my Uly with H7's is slow, but...

progress on my Uly with H7's is slow, but happening. I'm making a new sub-harness. I have the connector and pins, just need to triple-splice the grounds together; the sub harness has 4 pins, 3 for...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,816
Posted By argentcorvid
New Conti motions worked pretty well on the sandy...

New Conti motions worked pretty well on the sandy gravel around the rivers here in Iowa. I wouldn't like to try it on them now, but when they were new they worked pretty good.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,305
Posted By argentcorvid
There may be a ride in September in Marshall or...

There may be a ride in September in Marshall or Hardin county through the iowa river off-road club. I asked if they were doing the Tama county ride they've done in the past and that's what they came...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
After thinking about it, I just got done ordering...

After thinking about it, I just got done ordering parts to make a new headlight harness, maybe $30 total. H7 connectors from O'Reilly's, AMP multilock connector and pins (min quantity 50!) from...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
The mounting is 2-9/16. one bulb sticks out about...

The mounting is 2-9/16. one bulb sticks out about an inch, the other one about 7/8". another complication is the connectors on the bulbs themselves. they stick out:
http://i.imgur.com/QpZmnEgl.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,333
Posted By argentcorvid
Somewhere around 2 - 5/8 or 2 - 9/16. I can get a...

Somewhere around 2 - 5/8 or 2 - 9/16. I can get a better measurement with calipers tomorrow.

For the connectors, I had the idea to get some new ones at O'Reilly's, and plug that into the...
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