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Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Friction275
This is the other home for the lights... ...

This is the other home for the lights...

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr160/Friction275/ARC-2/BF7A88C2-5A33-41CD-B4DC-FD185CAA9CC7_zpsasz0dazm.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Friction275
I believe that is correct and why this is more of...

I believe that is correct and why this is more of a cool tech demo then a sales pitch for slapping these on a dirt bike . Its hard to compare though since I have no idea what the search light on a...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Friction275
I believe they will run off anything from 12v to...

I believe they will run off anything from 12v to ~30v which is what most mil spec stuff is wired for. Thats not a tech spec, just what I recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
Incase anyone is wondering, this is the other...

Incase anyone is wondering, this is the other vehicle these lights are mounted on. I think the GS is in good company.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Friction275
Surefire ARC-2 lights mounted on a R1200GS

I originally posted these pics in the GS specific forum because like many people on this site, I like GS's and think farkles are cool. Really unique and exceptionally capable farkles are even...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
Big yes, fragile no, the system is ruggedized far...

Big yes, fragile no, the system is ruggedized far beyond any typical commercial standards.

note: Making that claim probably guarantees that in the next 48 hours I'll ride my bike off of a bridge...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
This system actually has 2 "bulbs" per light and...

This system actually has 2 "bulbs" per light and the lens shape is designed to provide a perfect spot from the larger one and a separate flood effect with the smaller one. Unlike many spot only...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
Lots of things addressed above so hopefully this...

Lots of things addressed above so hopefully this answers a few questions:

(Note: I have no financial interest in SF, I'm just fortunate that I got to provide the donor bike for the event. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
Start: 8amp (non technical spec) Run: 4amp...

Start: 8amp (non technical spec)

Run: 4amp (non technical spec)

Ballast: Internal (the external one you may be able to see in the picture is for a 35w HID system in the main headlight)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By Friction275
Only motorcycle in the world to run prototype Surefire ARC-2 lights is a GS

(Note: I posted these pics because like many people on this site, I like GS's and think farkles are cool. Really unique and exceptionally capable farkles are even cooler. This is not an argument...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 644,923
Posted By Friction275
Somewhere in the U.P. on the big bike route that...

Somewhere in the U.P. on the big bike route that was more challenging than it seemed on paper after a long day.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,240
Posted By Friction275
This is the tool kit I run with on my 09 R1200...

This is the tool kit I run with on my 09 R1200 GS.

There's nothing in it that different from other kits. The only thing I do differently, as far as I can tell, is use some things in different...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Friction275
Thanks to all for the info, FARCALL: If I...

Thanks to all for the info,

FARCALL: If I am reading that correctly your only problem was because you direct swapped the wheels with the original older rotor system in place. Had you just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Friction275
GS Wheel compatibility check 05-07 wheels on 08-09

Will Forged GS wheels from an 05-07 GS work on an 09GS?

The dealership thought they were based on a phone conversation and what was a series of crosschecks in there system between the years.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By Friction275
Mine failed on an 09 and I used the piezo...

Mine failed on an 09 and I used the piezo electric BBQ lighter fix and it has been working flawlesslys for the last 2500 miles.

There is a good thread on it in here somewhere.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By Friction275
Topeka Modula Java cage (adjustable to fit a...

Topeka Modula Java cage (adjustable to fit a bunch of different size bottles)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NQ94EK/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Minoura BH-95X...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By Friction275
I use several Clean Kanteen insulated bottles on...

I use several Clean Kanteen insulated bottles on the outside of my bike and water stays cool all day. I fill them with as many ice cubes as possible and then top off with water and I've run into...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Friction275
I've seen them but I haven't seen them installed...

I've seen them but I haven't seen them installed on a bike I could look at closely enough to know if they overlap enough to seal up the area from sand.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Friction275
Any oil fill caps that keep sand/dirt out of the threads?

The stock oil cap seems to collect a bunch of sand/dirt around the top and side of the cap in between the cap and the block. It's above the threads but makes it problematic to access without a risk...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,084
Posted By Friction275
What's the source of the rear aux LED brake...

What's the source of the rear aux LED brake lights? How did you wire them?

Any suggestions on low end through high end options that are canbus friendly.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,735
Posted By Friction275
Does the radiator on a 2013 R1200GS count as a...

Does the radiator on a 2013 R1200GS count as a dumb farkle?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By Friction275
I soaked my stock paper filter in purple Easter...

I soaked my stock paper filter in purple Easter egg dye then re-installed it and it works 37.581% better and reduced my engine temp 13.96 deg. I had a all of the test data but I lost it during a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17,862
Views: 1,178,624
Posted By Friction275
My bags are an integral part of my nap time...

My bags are an integral part of my nap time equipment.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr160/Friction275/693E4F1F-0184-4678-8E78-BC80B90E3D96-653-0000007F97F433BF_zps6f07edcd.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17,862
Views: 1,178,624
Posted By Friction275
Disregard last...Found it a few hundred pages back thanks to Google

He mentions dual track riding there. Should I take that to mean that there are big bike (R1200 with bags) friendly routes around the park? Sometime dual track for ATVs means bags hooking on trees...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17,862
Views: 1,178,624
Posted By Friction275
Is there just generally good riding in that area...

Is there just generally good riding in that area or is there a specific terrain park there?

I've been through the Brown county and state park areas near there but I haven't explored them in enough...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17,862
Views: 1,178,624
Posted By Friction275
Sunday ride

Where is "moto"? I might be interested if its a reasonable distance from me.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By Friction275
I use the 60L Overboard duffle. At 26" long it's...

I use the 60L Overboard duffle. At 26" long it's a good width for my setup

http://www.overboardusa.com/waterproof-duffel-bag-60ltr-black.html

It's setup well for resisting abrasion and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Friction275
Since you asked for opinions as well I'll provide...

Since you asked for opinions as well I'll provide mine with the caveats that I am neither an engineer or physicist. My thoughts are based on my knowledge of the principles being discussed with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,700
Posted By Friction275
Look up fuel bottles and you will find a ton of...

Look up fuel bottles and you will find a ton of threads about various options and they all work for oil bottles as well.

As for your original question, if you only need a little top off oil and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484
Posted By Friction275
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww162/SaltySerp...

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww162/SaltySerp/R1200GS%20Modifications/R1200GSRearOutlets2-1.jpg


Nice work. Smart use of space and existing holes on the chassis.

I'd reccomend...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,051
Posted By Friction275
Man did you get an eye full on your 8th post. ...

Man did you get an eye full on your 8th post. Your question was/is valid and if you got nothing else from this thread then hopefully you realize any future comparison is not based on differences in...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,280
Posted By Friction275
Keep in mind the third "leg" of the Alite Mayfly...

Keep in mind the third "leg" of the Alite Mayfly chair is actually a loop/bar that supports the chair similarly to a 4 legged chair and is not required for assembly. So you can use that chair as a...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,585
Posted By Friction275
VIA Convert and my Brew kit

I carried a French press for years but with the availability of coffee houses everywhere the only time I need to make my own coffee is the first cup of the day when camping. Since I already use an...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,280
Posted By Friction275
Alite Mayfly chair

I use the Mayfly chairs because of how small they pack up. I can rig them on my bike in a normal water bottle holder. It takes about a minute to assemble and 2 minutes to put away.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,360
Posted By Friction275
Forgot to mention, I use self-amalgamating tape...

Forgot to mention, I use self-amalgamating tape around the bars to protect them from the metal bands. Thats the tape that only sticks to itself so when you want to take it off you can peel t away...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,360
Posted By Friction275
My final solution after some ride testing

I started with using the Topeak cage mount to attach the bottle holders to my engine guards but have switched to the Minoura BH95x after a recent bike nap identified a weakness in the Topeak design. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By Friction275
I like the top of the helmet mount for a few...

I like the top of the helmet mount for a few reasons:

1) It captures the gauges when I'm looking forward so I can see how fast I was actually going since the fisheye lens makes everything look...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Friction275
Thanks for the info We originally planned on...

Thanks for the info

We originally planned on starting on the East side and taking the ferry across to skip Chicago but it would up costing too much time so we will just ride the coastline through...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Friction275
Thanks

Thanks for the info. Looks like we will shoot for the Potowatomi area on the way back down the Door to get us setup to make it to Munising the next day. There was the main state park and another...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Friction275
The final plan, until we change it...

Wife and I will be riding a clockwise route around Lake Michigan next week on some of Cannontracks big bike routes. Always happy to link up with other riders along the way to get local info on the...
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