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Old 12-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #226
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Yep, thats all it takes. No restistors or anything. The intensity of the led is variable with the speaker volume knob. You just have to get the polarity correct. Hook it up and see if it lights. If not just switch the two wires and it will light up.
Well I did it. Bought a LED from Radio Shack, soldered it to an old jack plug. Plugged it in and it lit up and stayed lit up. Rode it to work, the intensity of the LED never changed. All the lights on the radar detector went out until I pulled out the LED jack and lo and behold, I have fried the audio from the unit. Good news is it did only cost me a dollar.

Won't do that again.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #227
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Well I did it. Bought a LED from Radio Shack, soldered it to an old jack plug. Plugged it in and it lit up and stayed lit up. Rode it to work, the intensity of the LED never changed. All the lights on the radar detector went out until I pulled out the LED jack and lo and behold, I have fried the audio from the unit. Good news is it did only cost me a dollar.

Won't do that again.
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that I actually tried mine out with two other LEDs before I settled on the one I posted a picture of and all worked perfectly. I can not imagine what could have caused yours to melt down unless maybe your wires shorted out some how during assembly. The first time I tried it I mistakenly used a stereo jack instead of a mono, and it did nothing at all. No lights. Went with a mono jack and its been great. Some of the LEDs Radio Shack sells have a resistor built in but I can not see how that could have caused a problem. Damn, I only posted it cause it works so slick for me. I hate to hear you had a problem. I would check with a a meter and see if you shorted out somewhere.
I'm running the PASSPORT 8500 X50 dont know if it will work for other brands.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #228
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having Michelin Pilot Road 3s (trails) installed later today....
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #229
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having Michelin Pilot Road 3s (trails) installed later today....
You wear out those Metzler's already? or just decided you don't like them?
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #230
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Brilliant idea! - That might be just the ticket to fix that 'sliding forwards downhill' feeling I get - as my nuts get squeezed into mush, on the middle seam of my jeans. If the seat on YOUR GS leans downhill, I'm sure you know what I mean.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #231
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You wear out those Metzler's already? or just decided you don't like them?
Hiyas EJ, simply wanted a more "smooth rolling/more quiet" road inspired tire and to see what the rage was all about.

They did in fact seem to exhibit the above on the ride home but this Friday's ride in the canyons will tell me lots more.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #232
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Hiyas EJ, simply wanted a more "smooth rolling/more quiet" road inspired tire and to see what the rage was all about.

They did in fact seem to exhibit the above on the ride home but this Friday's ride in the canyons will tell me lots more.
Cool, report back on how you like them. I wanted the PR3 as well, but they were back ordered and I was leaving on a trip, so I had to take what they had in inventory which I regret. I installed the conti trail attack and I have a front tire with a terrible wobble...apparently a known issue with that tire. Trying to get a warranty replacement now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #233
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #234
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:59 AM   #235
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:10 AM   #236
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Brilliant idea! - That might be just the ticket to fix that 'sliding forwards downhill' feeling I get - as my nuts get squeezed into mush, on the middle seam of my jeans. If the seat on YOUR GS leans downhill, I'm sure you know what I mean.
There are a few threads about raising the front of the seat, and it does make a big difference in the feeling like your always sliding forward on the seat. It was really noticeable after I switched to a Sargent seat, but raising the front made the seat perfect for me. No more scotching back in the seat all the time. Buns stay in the sweet spot on the seat now.
I could not find any of the sex bolts talked about in the other threads so I made my own stud extensions with my lathe. Just about any machine shop should be able to make the extensions fairly inexpensively.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #237
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Presents!!!

New Shorai battery for Helga, a new to me Rallye2 jacket for me, and a new set of Anakees for next summer's ride in Montana!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #238
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I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all the drive train from the clutch all the way back to the tail light. All new bearings, seals, gaskets, fluids, clutch disc, driveshaft, pivot bearings, and actually polished the only chrome on my 02 GSA, the OEM muffler. Call it the "70,000 mile preventative maintenance" since I had to replace the transmission intermediate shaft bearings.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:47 AM   #239
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:55 AM   #240
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I bought one just like that on Tuesday, same year with 13,200 miles. Congrats!
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