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Old 10-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #8641
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I had some header wrap laying around and I was bored waiting for the parts so I decided to have some fun. I hope this will help keep temperatures down when commuting in the Summer. I'll install a second radiator fan come Spring as well.


Got an Adventure Tank as well, that goes on tomorrow.
Header pipe wrap. Baaaad idea: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731286

The additional heat kills the pipe, usually in one season.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #8642
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Header pipe wrap. Baaaad idea: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731286

The additional heat kills the pipe, usually in one season.
+1, take the wrap off!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #8643
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Header pipe wrap. Baaaad idea: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731286

The additional heat kills the pipe, usually in one season.
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+1, take the wrap off!
WOW, thanks for letting me know, found this post from your links. Photos say it all!







From this other post, it seems our headers aren't the best out there... I've had 3 Ducatis with wrapped headers (rear/horiz cylinder is perfect for cooking my eggs) and I have never had any issue.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:10 PM   #8644
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I relocated my side stand. CJ Designs, nice kit.



I get the bash plate painted I can go ding up the pain in the desert now.

And yes I disabled the side stand switch. I'm old enough to have once upon a time kick started motorcycles because that was the only way they fired and there weren't ANY safety items. The thing even shifted on the right side as god intended.

Of corse he was British.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:49 AM   #8645
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Fitted my 3rd water pump, the first lasted 20000km and the second another 86000. Lets hope this one lasts even longer

Also a T63 was fitted in the front in the quest for the rear's 908 best partner
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #8646
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Cracked by generator plug, so I fixed it.


It's a KLR solution to the problem, but the other solution was to park the bike until the new one shows up, so . . . .
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #8647
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WOW, thanks for letting me know, found this post from your links. Photos say it all!

From this other post, it seems our headers aren't the best out there... I've had 3 Ducatis with wrapped headers (rear/horiz cylinder is perfect for cooking my eggs) and I have never had any issue.
CPR Fabrication is just starting to make a new stainless header for the 950/990. Nice stuff, but quite expensive: http://www.rottweilerperformance.com...stSystems.html
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #8648
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:32 PM   #8649
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CPR Fabrication is just starting to make a new stainless header for the 950/990. Nice stuff, but quite expensive: http://www.rottweilerperformance.com...stSystems.html
That's quite the understatement!

I'm sure it's one of those "you get what you pay for" things, but that's a lot of $$$ for my sad pockets.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:54 PM   #8650
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CPR Fabrication is just starting to make a new stainless header for the 950/990. Nice stuff, but quite expensive: http://www.rottweilerperformance.com...stSystems.html
Wow...


I finally finished up my bi-xenon conversion. Not the greatest pics, but at less than $100 all said and done, I think it's a better investment than the euro headlight.

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #8651
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Don't feel like doing a write up on that, by any chance?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #8652
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Wow...


I finally finished up my bi-xenon conversion. Not the greatest pics, but at less than $100 all said and done, I think it's a better investment than the euro headlight.
I'd love to have more details.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #8653
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Today, i have mainly got wet

Black Dog side stand relocator, located.
re-terminated the alt - reg/rec ( t'was a tad overcooked)
fitted shiny new Pirelli MT to spare front wheel,
outside the pouring rain.
but now all ready for a dirty weekend in Yorkshire.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #8654
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Don't feel like doing a write up on that, by any chance?
I'll post a DIY here in OC when I have a little more time, probly tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #8655
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Mounted up the bashplate after some rattle can black.



Now for a free weekend and I'll go test this bike and get some proper dirt on it.
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