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Old 04-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #29
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Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sac-o'-tomatoes, CA
Oddometer: 455
Originally Posted by Lost Rider View Post
How well does 14/45 work for you on the trail?

It works just fine so far, of course it would be better at times to have lower gearing but that's the price I pay for wanting to ride my dirt bike everywhere. 65-70 on pavement and the motor is just humming along nicely, with up to 90 mph spurts possible if needed to pass or whatever. A little clutch work in 1st in the tight knarly climbs.
I'm running 13/50 right now and I have a 14 tooth sitting on the bench. I think I'm going to try 14/47 as a compromise. I also have a Rekluse CORE EXP still sitting in the box...

Originally Posted by Lost Rider View Post
HID 55w headlight purchased from Paul on the Unofficial Husa forum, KTM ATV light converted to HID. - Is this a bolt on mod? No "adjustment" necessary?

It is a total plug and ride mod, same wiring harness, same mounts, same headlight mask.
Since it's not technically a DOT light, though there's talk of the parking light being legal enough for daytime running light, I added a couple of aluminum brackets so I can dip the light up or down, even while riding to not bling the cages while riding on pavement at night. During the day I have it tipped up to be most conspicuous like it would be without the brackets, blind em I say! (during the day)
Granted in SoCal cops and drivers seems to be pretty laid back about this sort of thing, back around Chicago where I'm from people/cops are so friggin' uptight about stupid crap it might be another story. YRMV.
The beam shape is nice and useful for tight slow riding and it has also a long throw, night and day compared to stock, or even a Trail Tech X2 HID light.... having ridden at night with some guys with them, it blows them away and is much cheaper.
I think I'll be sending some $$$ Paul's way shortly...

Originally Posted by Lost Rider View Post
No issues with ignition switch clearance for me with the HDB bars, not even close....
I poached this photo from your smugmug gallery:

Interesting... The original key location for mine was right where the right-side HDB bar mounts to the boss. I see your ignition key sticking out the right side there. I looked at the parts fiche and it seems that I have some odd ignition / warning light / speedo mount bracket. I've just ordered the stock parts from my local KTM deal (since they're all stock KTM parts anyway).
'06 BMW R1200GS (Street),
'11 Husaberg FE570S (Dirt),
'14 Yamaha R6 (Track)
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