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Old 04-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #4681
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Race bikes are NOT Dual Sports, and vice-versa.

The young never see the value in the DS feature set, which inevitably requires more weight and less power, but offers a much wider range of riding options.

We can only hope that with age will come wisdom - unless they want to race Enduro or Moto-X; then they should go for it!
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #4682
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I tried to explain that to my son who wanted the 450. There is such thing as too much.
Thanks for your opinion. Now go play.
My first motocross was a used YZ450 2005. I had hard time to manage all the power. The year after I had the opportunity to try ou the YZ 250F. I have put the bike for sale the very same day and found a great 250 like new. Way much more fun, and actually faster on the track since it is easier to control. Sometime less is more.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #4683
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My first motocross was a used YZ450 2005. I had hard time to manage all the power. The year after I had the opportunity to try ou the YZ 250F. I have put the bike for sale the very same day and found a great 250 like new. Way much more fun, and actually faster on the track since it is easier to control. Sometime less is more.
I tell my wife that all the time.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #4684
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I finally got around to shootin' a quick vid of my LEDs...

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #4685
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This are old people thougts, don't try to explain this to young people... they want POWER!!
the wr450f is quite easily tuned with its power tuner/efi
ride it in crazy mode till morning tea
then dull it down for the rest of the day
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #4686
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I had to add a fuse block and relay because I can't be counted on to turn off my heated grips before I shut the bike off. I got this done just in time for summer.

So this is what I ended up with.



So far I only have the grips and plug for my heated jacket liner hooked up. But I'm ready for more!
This is with the cover on and ready for the seat to go on.



Question for anyone with this setup: Should I worry much about the Centech or relay getting wet?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #4687
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I finally got around to shootin' a quick vid of my LEDs...
Looking good, where'd you buy them?
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #4688
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I had to add a fuse block and relay because I can't be counted on to turn off my heated grips before I shut the bike off. I got this done just in time for summer.

So this is what I ended up with.



So far I only have the grips and plug for my heated jacket liner hooked up. But I'm ready for more!
This is with the cover on and ready for the seat to go on.



Question for anyone with this setup: Should I worry much about the Centech or relay getting wet?

That looks good, I ran the same set up on my KLR, It sat behind the front windscreen shroud. I am sure it got quite wet there and there have been no ill effects after 3 seasons.

I was just looking last night at where to locate a fuse block for my new Tenere. I had looked at the under seat option but was also toying with putting it where the factory tool kit mounts. I think I like the under seat option better.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:51 AM   #4689
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I have been looking but have not found the answers so I will ask.

What is the harness plug end for tucked in the cubby under the seat? the winch they sell?? I also found 2 more harness plugs unused in the battery area, again I assume one is heated grips and the other aux lights maybe?
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:52 AM   #4690
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I had to add a fuse block and relay because I can't be counted on to turn off my heated grips before I shut the bike off. I got this done just in time for summer.

So this is what I ended up with.



So far I only have the grips and plug for my heated jacket liner hooked up. But I'm ready for more!
This is with the cover on and ready for the seat to go on.



Question for anyone with this setup: Should I worry much about the Centech or relay getting wet?
I get some water in that area after a wash but not much. I don't understand why you chose not to use the factory grip wiring though.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:58 AM   #4691
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I have been looking but have not found the answers so I will ask.

What is the harness plug end for tucked in the cubby under the seat?
It is for the ABS test connector.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #4692
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LED Flashers!

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:55 AM   #4693
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It is for the ABS test connector.
I see, thank you
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #4694
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That looks good, I ran the same set up on my KLR, It sat behind the front windscreen shroud. I am sure it got quite wet there and there have been no ill effects after 3 seasons.

I was just looking last night at where to locate a fuse block for my new Tenere. I had looked at the under seat option but was also toying with putting it where the factory tool kit mounts. I think I like the under seat option better.
Cool. Good to know. Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #4695
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I get some water in that area after a wash but not much. I don't understand why you chose not to use the factory grip wiring though.

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I went with the Oxford heated grips. I'm not entirely happy with them because they are a little short, but other than that they work fine.

I didn't use the Yamaha grip wiring because I wanted to leave it intact. Just in case I decide to change grips someday, or sell the bike and the next guy wants to. Isn't rule one of farkleing "First, do no harm"? lol.

Plus, I had the heated jacket liner to hook up and I'm sure other stuff down the road, so I was going to do the fuse block anyway.
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