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Old 02-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #436
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I like Doug's oil cooler guard that he posted earlier - especially the trim and the fact he has a gap between the guard and the radiator.

The one I use now is made of a piece of UHMW (heavy duty wear plastic) and uses the top cover mounting screws as a 'swivel point' so I can inspect and clean the radiator if needed. Plus it has a space between the screen and the radiator - so if I have to clean the screen by rubbing it - the debris doesn't get ground into the radiator. That part I like.


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Old 02-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #437
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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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DSY - those would sell like hot cakes here mate - if you're interested, I'll be your first customer - let me know
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #438
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Mounted My New LED Aux Lights

I bought 2 pair of LED auxiliary lights recently, and decided on permanent mounting locations on my Hepco-Becker crashbars. I've got two 20-deg spots to augment my high beams, and two 60-deg floods to use as daytime driving lights. I'll mount the 20s just above the beak and the 60s below and a bit further back.

I picked up some pre-fab mounting tabs at the welding shop, tacked 'em in place:





Welded 'em up, sprayed 'em satin black temporarily. I've been waiting for my lighting solution before I get the bars powder-coated, which I can now do soon.



Finally, attached everything with some nice looking, stainless allen-head machine screws:







Here's a photo of just the spots mounted.



I like the position of them. It was dark by the time I mounted the floods, so no photo yet. I'll include some photos of all four lights mounted along with some illumination output photos. So far, I'm happy with these lights as they are very good quality, were a good deal at $59 per light, and they are very bright.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #439
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Fitted a bicycle cup holder to the headlight bar..looks good..doesn't seem to fit a bloody coke can though! will try with a can holder..then i can actually reccomend this mod
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:01 AM   #440
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I like the position of them. It was dark by the time I mounted the floods, so no photo yet. I'll include some photos of all four lights mounted along with some illumination output photos. So far, I'm happy with these lights as they are very good quality, were a good deal at $59 per light, and they are very bright.

Cheers, all!
Very clean and well done!

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #441
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DSY - those would sell like hot cakes here mate - if you're interested, I'll be your first customer - let me know

I was thinking about seeing if there was any intrest. Not sure what it would take to offer them up here.
Doug

I just made one up last night in black. I was going to swap that out on my bike to see how it looks.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #442
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doug, as i said above i think they look well crafted...i think there's a market for a reasonably priced cooler guard!

other inmates...what say ye?
+1 !!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #443
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #444
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I made a post in the vendors section if anyone is interested.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #445
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Dropped it, that's what I did to my GS today!

Was getting some tight corners in this morning on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The BMW tank bag worked its way loos at the steering head clamp (again). Pulled over (on a very slight down hill grade)to re secure it, put my hazards on, the side stand down, got off to attend to the bag and the Triple Black moved forward enough to fall over on its left side.
Lesson learned, put it in first and kill the engine, when on a down hill grade.
The AltRider engine guards did their job & took the fall and now have character.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #446
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I made a post in the vendors section if anyone is interested.
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order placed - thanks in advance Doug
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #447
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Was getting some tight corners in this morning on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The BMW tank bag worked its way loos at the steering head clamp (again). Pulled over (on a very slight down hill grade)to re secure it, put my hazards on, the side stand down, got off to attend to the bag and the Triple Black moved forward enough to fall over on its left side.
Lesson learned, put it in first and kill the engine, when on a down hill grade.
The AltRider engine guards did their job & took the fall and now have character.
no wonder you're feeling moody....


don't worry mate - been there, done that. it only adds character
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #448
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Was getting some tight corners in this morning on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The BMW tank bag worked its way loos at the steering head clamp (again). Pulled over (on a very slight down hill grade)to re secure it, put my hazards on, the side stand down, got off to attend to the bag and the Triple Black moved forward enough to fall over on its left side.
Lesson learned, put it in first and kill the engine, when on a down hill grade.
The AltRider engine guards did their job & took the fall and now have character.
Got photos of its character?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #449
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Was getting some tight corners in this morning on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The BMW tank bag worked its way loos at the steering head clamp (again). Pulled over (on a very slight down hill grade)to re secure it, put my hazards on, the side stand down, got off to attend to the bag and the Triple Black moved forward enough to fall over on its left side.
Lesson learned, put it in first and kill the engine, when on a down hill grade.
The AltRider engine guards did their job & took the fall and now have character.
Ouch ... dropped mine the first week I had it, going about 1/2 mile an hour, couple of very small scratches but nothing to worry about, these engines guards sure are nice and you're right it just adds character ...
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #450
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New to me 1150. It's cold in Canada during the winter so this beast has been getting some loving

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