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Old 01-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #376
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New plugs and a valve adjustment for my '04 GSA. Did the oil, transmission fluid, rear drive fluid and clutch bleed a few days ago. Need to bleed the brakes next weekend.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:26 AM   #377
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Finally finished the install of aux lights. I have Clearwater Kristas on the bike and the smaller Glendas on the sidecar all linked to a single dimmer. Dialed all the way down they provide decent lighting, but hit the high beam and HOLY COW!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #378
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Pannier lights

Been looking at fitting extra lights to my alloy boxes for some time finally did it over a couple of weekends. Light are wired to the factory driving/fog lights which are fused so no canbus worries. Connections are watertight and although the wires/lights are fitted in rubber seals have silicone them as well. Tape holding wire was just temporary. Finished off with some custom made stainless terminal covers (egg cups ) . Then used some van lining material to line the panniers, no more helmet rattling round or dirty marks on bags etc. Have 2 GS1200 so get to practice on mine before fitting anything to my partners bike, she has to see it fitted before I am allowed to mess with hers.
We went out on the bikes for the day yesterday and was late back so got a good Idea what they are like. Lights are similar in brightness to original so really visible without being too much. Quick release connector’s waterproof and easy to use. Overall very pleased with the end result.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #379
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Been looking at fitting extra lights to my alloy boxes for some time finally did it over a couple of weekends. Light are wired to the factory driving/fog lights which are fused so no canbus worries. Connections are watertight and although the wires/lights are fitted in rubber seals have silicone them as well. Tape holding wire was just temporary. Finished off with some custom made stainless terminal covers (egg cups ) . Then used some van lining material to line the panniers, no more helmet rattling round or dirty marks on bags etc. Have 2 GS1200 so get to practice on mine before fitting anything to my partners bike, she has to see it fitted before I am allowed to mess with hers.
We went out on the bikes for the day yesterday and was late back so got a good Idea what they are like. Lights are similar in brightness to original so really visible without being too much. Quick release connector’s waterproof and easy to use. Overall very pleased with the end result.

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http://boxster.smugmug.com/Other/pan...7510258_qBddP7
Very clever use of the egg cups..looks real nice.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #380
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Dropped it in the driveway!!! Had the bars turned too much and stalled it facing uphill. Down she goes.

Those big metal boxes and crash bars on the adventure definitely work.
It happens. Was anyone watching? How fast did you swing it back up?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #381
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It happens. Was anyone watching? How fast did you swing it back up?
no body saw it,,,,,,,,,,,,never happened......................................
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #382
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no body saw it,,,,,,,,,,,,never happened......................................
Exactly.

I've never dropped my GS many times while riding alone in the woods. Not picking it up gets tiring after a while, I really should start riding with other people...
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #383
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I have been looking for amber running lights like this everywhere! Where you find em?!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #384
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I have been looking for amber running lights like this everywhere! Where you find em?!
E-bay, $22 each. http://www.ebay.com/itm/310539032170...84.m1439.l2649

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #385
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Ordered! Doesn't look like it comes with a dimmable switch. Gonna have to make one before they get here.

Thanks again!

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #386
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Jim, what is your general impression of those lights? Quality, beam pattern, brightness, illumination?

I see that the seller is offering white ones, which for $22 is an easy purchase.

Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #387
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Jim, what is your general impression of those lights? Quality, beam pattern, brightness, illumination?

I see that the seller is offering white ones, which for $22 is an easy purchase.

Thanks.
Quality is not bad, not great, but they put out some good light for the price! I would buy them again.

They are spots, and since mine are yellow, do not throw light the way white ones do, but they do the job pretty well for the price.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #388
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #389
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Just installed KC HiLites 400 Rally driving lights on my 1150GSA..





Gosh thats a nice looking bike
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:24 PM   #390
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