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Old 01-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #421
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I installed this little do-hickey my wife got me for my birthday. Somehow I managed to install it myself which is pretty amazing since I'm a major mechanical know-nothing (I did lose 3 washers and scrape 2 knuckles however). JVB didn't have a DVD for it yet, but I'm counting on it for my next install. I don't know what I'm going to put in it since I don't really know how to use any tools. Maybe a Starbucks giftcard? I like the way it looks though.





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Old 01-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #422
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Installed new engine/tank guards on a cold snowy day...

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:09 AM   #423
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Is it vinyl wrapped or did you have them custom made carbon fiber? They look great, and I agree the brushed aluminum looks out of place...
I wrapped them, thanks, thought they came out pretty well.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:20 AM   #424
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... I don't know what I'm going to put in it since I don't really know how to use any tools. Maybe a Starbucks giftcard? ...
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #425
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:16 AM   #426
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I got my new Wilbers front and rear shocks

Gotta wait until I get back from the Mississippie Hill Country Trail ride http://www.transamtrail.com/reports/...3-mississippi/ we are doing next week (on the DRZ) until I can get them installed.
They do look ohh soooo nice in the box though
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #427
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My Russell saddle came in yesterday.


Getting pretty wide in the side to side. Donk never was a skinny girl though.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #428
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My Russell saddle came in yesterday.


Getting pretty wide in the side to side. Donk never was a skinny girl though.
Looks mighty comfy!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #429
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Made a oil cooler guard

Made an oil cooler guard out of some perforated aluminum I had laying around.
Used edge guard to dress up the edges so they don’t scratch up the paint. Should be pretty impact
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #430
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Made an oil cooler guard out of some scrap perforated aluminum I had laying around. The holes are 1/4", will keep an eye on the temp indicator
for awhile to make sure its getting enough air flow. Was easy to put together. Used a piece of cardboard to trace and
cut out the shape, then put the bend to be able to bolt through the cross brace with button head stainless hardware.
Used a piece of automotive door edge guard to dress up the edges so they don’t scratch up the paint. Should be pretty impact
resistant.
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Beautifully crafted!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #431
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Made an oil cooler guard out of some scrap perforated aluminum I had laying around. The holes are 1/4", will keep an eye on the temp indicator
for awhile to make sure its getting enough air flow. Was easy to put together. Used a piece of cardboard to trace and
cut out the shape, then put the bend to be able to bolt through the cross brace with button head stainless hardware.
Used a piece of automotive door edge guard to dress up the edges so they don’t scratch up the paint. Should be pretty impact
resistant.
Doug



Well done, Doug. That looks good.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #432
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Lotsa Light

Buddy of mine has a lighting business, we found these LED auxiliary lights that seem to be duplicates of the original Twisted Throttle Denali lights. Fraction of the cost at $59 each, they list 750 lumens drawing .75 amps and include the stainless mount. Of course, they don't include a wiring harness or any type of switch, but I like a little DIY anyway...

I got one pair with a 60 degree beam for use as driving lights which I haven't mounted yet:



And another pair with 20 degree beams that I have wired with a relay to come on with the high beams. The mounts are temporary until I decide for sure this is where I want them. I like the location, they are protected from impact in case of a fall and don't seem to obstruct air flow to the oil cooler:



I have converted both my headlights to HID, so I like the "instant-on" of the LEDs when I turn on the high beam, and the two of them add possibly as much light up front as my 35-watt HID high beam alone.

I'll post some pics of the light output after I install my wide-angle driving lights.

Cheers!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #433
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Not today, but the other night we took most of the accessories off ready for trade in. Touratech may be expensive, but you'll always get around 70% back if you ever sell the stuff
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #434
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Not today, but the other night we took most of the accessories off ready for trade in. Touratech may be expensive, but you'll always get around 70% back if you ever sell the stuff
Since some of those parts won't fix your new water boxer what are you selling???


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Old 02-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #435
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Since some of those parts won't fix your new water boxer what are you selling???


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I've sold the sat nav mounts, adventure lights, bar risers, crash protectors, luggage, stand extender, mirrors, panels, handguard extenders - over £1500 raised towards my new steed
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