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Old 11-15-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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Bags and Home Brewed Light Mounts

Since the weather here in good ole VA has been crap the last couple of days I figured I would tackle a couple of projects. Did the valve adjustment and water pump rebuild. Took about 8 hours total of work I am guessing. But luckily being at home I did not rush through it. All 8 valves were out of spec. I ordered a complete shim kit and got all of them well within specs.

The other projects I had to do were mounting the SW Motech Racks and some Aux lights. The bag install was pretty straight forward but I did have to modify the mounts on the grab rails due to my rear rack.

I opened up the mounting hole so the grab rail actually goes through the mount. Now it is between the grab rail and the bushing so it has some flex to it.



Some run the passenger pegs but I decided that they are not needed. My
wife will NEVER want a ride on this bike.... Luckily I have a bunch of stainless hardware laying around so I just bolted up the mounts.



The truly entertaining part was putting on the mount between the blinkers. Luckily KTM saw fit to make the blinker wiring removable.



And here are the racks all quick locked into place.



The bags were pretty straight forward mount to the racks. Put the right one where I wanted it then marked it with soapstone. Then laid them both on the floor and put the left in the same place as the right.
All bagged up!






Being that the stock head light is what it is I decided to do some home brewed aux light install. Simple enough.....got me some 1/8" X 1 1/8" aluminium flat stock.



After taking some measurements.
A little Heat.



A little Hammer!




And my mounts are taking shape.



A little rattle can love!



And get them mounted up.







And LET THERE BE LIGHT!



I kept most of the wiring under the seat. Tied into the ACC2 at the fuse box. I had a set of the PIAA 002x lights sitting in the garage so I figured I would put them to use. Mounts came up OK considering that I did everything with basic hand tools. Got clearance lock to lock and they move well with the headlight assembly since it is rubber mounted. Not sure how they are going to hold up offroad but I will find out.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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Awesome job! Looks great....and I want your bike.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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+1,... very nice

High mounted lights cast less shadows(hide fewer potential crashes), highspeed & Offroad.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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High mounted lights cast less shadows(hide fewer potential crashes), highspeed & Offroad.
I cannot even imagine running caliper mounts or lower mounts on this bike. I have it in ruts upto the pegs. I hope because the entire light assembly is rubber mounted that it will help the aluminium I used last a little longer. I had a much thinner mount on the Uly and that thing shook like a paint shaker.


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Awesome job! Looks great....and I want your bike
lol! How about we let you take it for a little ride first........
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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Looks good .
It wil lbe nice to "SE" how the plastic beazl holds up.
I was thinking of mounting aux lights in the same place.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:30 PM   #6
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Nice! I had pelican cases on my bmw 650. Those things are STURDY!

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Old 11-16-2008, 04:01 AM   #7
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It wil lbe nice to "SE" how the plastic beazl holds up
I actually cut and fit some of the 1/8" alum. into backing plates so hopefully they will be all right. Both the left and right side bezel can be replaced for about $35.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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If the bezel is anything like mine, it shakes all over the place, even on the road.

I love the idea though, and am looking forward to a test report. Great ideas!
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:00 AM   #9
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Looks good .
It wil lbe nice to "SE" how the plastic beazl holds up.
I was thinking of mounting aux lights in the same place.


I did mine with a little support frame between the 2 mounting plates.

Step 2 is to replace the H3 lamps with super 1W led’s (9 led's/light)
Step 3 is to place a HID (the HI/Low one not the Bi-Xenon one)


Hooliken, Thanks for the idea



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Old 01-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #10
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Both set ups look great. Gives me some good ideas. Thanks
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