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Old 01-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #301
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Dibs on the first one that's for sale!


What about Torx for the handguard mounts. I too am not fond of the allen heads, seem to strip out too easily.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #302
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Really cool stuff Paul. Can't wait to see it in person.

On another note, I got a recall today. Says "a preformed gas hose may develop small holes that cause a gas leak"...you don't say...
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #303
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It hasnt been much of a secret that Ive been working on a fairing, in anticipation of finishing the fairing mold I started a new project for my bike. Since it's just over a year old I figured it would be time to do a pretty good once over. I cleaned it up, greased the bearings, changed oil and checked the valves.

First off started thinking about what Id like to do based on what Id already had done and all the extra things I never used. I also wanted it to be as flexible as possible to test some new parts and wanted to able to go between the triple clamp mount and the frame mount for the fairing quickly and easily.

Just that parameter meant wiring had to go minimal and need to swap out easily, so pulled the turn signals, heated grips, Powerlet, map switch and stock computer, I like the stock computer and its functionality, but the digits are so small that it takes too much time to register. So for now going with the Trail Tech Striker.
The fairing while being mainly used for roadbook rides, will be made to mount in at least 3 versions, frame, triple and fork mounted.

Circuits Ill keep, lights, Hi beam, horn, fan override and key switch.
Ill add a USB port and a spare 12v circuit for the roadbook.
paul man you are one creative dude!

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Wow, this thread is dead Got some video for you from the ride we did on Sunday. I know some of you don't like music but too bad

cool video crankshaft...nice chill music choice. the snow looks awesome compared to the dusting we got the other morning.

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #304
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Just joined the club!! take delivery at the end of the week!









Whats the best way to de-smog?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #305
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Congrats on your new purchase, you will not regret it and this forum will point you in the right direction.
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http://www.blaisracingservices.com/k...it-desmog.html

BTW, check out Crave Okoy on the main island if you get the chance. My buddy Junior owns it and we flew together in Afghanistan.
http://www.craveokoy.com/
Ask for Junior and tell him you have have the crave and that Jeff & Adam from Iraq sent you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #306
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Baja Designs Squadron Light

Guys, Thought I would post up here 1st before heading over to the flea market. I received a Baja Designs Squadron with mask and all mounting hardware for Xmas. Never used it and don't think I ever will. I did plug it in and turn it on, and all I can say is it's crazy bright.
Here's the link to the light.
http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=650100
Price was $375 new + shipping. If you of you guys wants it I'll let it go for $310 + shipping. I'm in NC.
I'll let it sit here a couple of days before posting it up over in the flea market.
Thanks, TW
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #307
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Did my first Harescramble on the 500 this past Sunday! Had a set of car stud tires mounted but should have had the long stud Trelleborgs for this event, lots of packed ice Had fun regardless, the 500 was flawless and just chugged along. I'm pretty sure I was riding the biggest bike there

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #308
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Just ordered a set of 17in wheels from Woody... :) Should be here in 7 - 10 days. Just need to decide on gearing.... any bets on how long I can keep my license?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #309
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Hey Paul,

There's a bunch of us over on the EXC side that would love to see you post there. If you need someone to crash test that setup...I'm your man!
Nice work on the bike. Wanna do another?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #310
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Had fun regardless, the 500 was flawless and just chugged along. I'm pretty sure I was riding the biggest bike there

When did chugging along and sliding sideways become synonymous?

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Garrett you ever get you're butt down this way I'll walk you though it, then we could take you out riding with the "old gray haired guys" so we have someone to help pick up our bikes!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #311
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When did chugging along and sliding sideways become synonymous?



Garrett you ever get you're butt down this way I'll walk you though it, then we could take you out riding with the "old gray haired guys" so we have someone to help pick up our bikes!
Yeah that'd be really good, I really like Colorado. I hope to get down that way again and do a big dualsport loop. I have a few grays as well, sadly, but I always help picking up bikes. It's a karma thing.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #312
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We did some product testing today


This HDB setup is awesome. I my 500.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #313
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We did some product testing today


This HDB setup is awesome. I my 500.
Bad ass!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #314
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...at one point I led us down a single track that we lost in the snow... we ended up bush wacking. Have I mentioned how well that front fairing works for pushing trees out of the way?

The snow was hit & miss all day -



but we did make it up to about 10,500 feet on dirt!

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #315
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...oh and didn't get home until well after dark.

Dual Squadrons ROCK in the dark.
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