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Old 02-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #31
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That light is very impressive. Can you give any more info on where you purchased it? Thanks.
Here's the kit I got. Please note that the headlight I was using before the conversion used an H1 bulb meaning it only had one beam, no switchable highbeam. When converting to HIDs you are presented with the dilemma of how to maintain a highbeam as HID lights don't like to be switched on and off repeatedly and can take up to 10-15 seconds to reach full intensity. I just use my driving lights on my crashbars as my highbeam. There are HID kits out there with high beams in them, but from what I've read so far, most of them seem like somewhat sloppy workarounds that aren't really that practical. Then again, who needs a highbeam when your low beam is this bright? If you get them, be sure to get the "slim ballast" as it's MUCH smaller than the regular sized one.




Here's a link to the ebay seller I used:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Xenon...Q5fAccessories
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:56 AM   #32
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Thanks for the fast reply. Had not thought about the high beam issue though??? Will have to consider a better solution than just the daytime running light. Thanks again.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:37 PM   #33
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A request for a side profile of the bike now, please ....

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:48 PM   #34
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What's the story on your rear shock Spencer? Looks like you have the pre-load cranked way down.. is that to "raise" the rear end?

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:02 PM   #35
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Did you find a home for that red GS tank?
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:08 PM   #36
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Did you find a home for that red GS tank?
It went to a new ADV home to the south in San Francisco, where it originally came from.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #37
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Red Tank

Put it on my 91 gs and it looked great , Until I installed all of the other red pieces fresh from the paint booth...But it is in far better condition than the one it replaced. The one in the back yard collecting rain water after the body shop guy blew it up
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #38
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What a fantastic transformation. I did like it in red though.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:41 PM   #39
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How ell does the Vapour Comp work???
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #40
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What a fantastic transformation. I did like it in red though.
I know, I did too. There's much to be said for leaving these bikes lighter by running a 6 gallon tank. Truth be told, there really aren't many places in the world where you NEED a big tank, but the extra flexibility it can afford you was worth it to me. I wanted a bigger tank for South America to maintain the option of not filling up if the gas is iffy. It'll also be nice when riding at night in remote areas. You don't have to camp at the gas station and wait for it to open. (that happened to me in Yukon Territory) Red was nice, but the big black tank was CHEEEAAAAP. Black's faster anyway.


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How ell does the Vapour Comp work???
It works. The tach took some serious fiddling with to get it to work right and it's still not COMPLETELY straightened out, but works well enough. My only gripe is that the backlight is pretty bright - a little too bright for my liking at night. I'm going to try to find some kind of tinted film to put over so I don't have a bright white screen shining at my face when riding at night. I have yet to hook up the oil temp sensor. That'll have to wait for the next oil change.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #41
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Hey wrangler, lookin' good!!! good luck on your travels, looking forward to the RR. i am fighting the urge to change my front end. problem is I'm only 5'4" I can't touch the ground as it is. I have progressives and order race-tec emulators. ill let you know how they feel. i've been taking this girl into some pretty gnarly shit, and she has held up just fine. You have got to change out those foot pegs!! best thing i ever did!!! subscribed
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #42
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hey, ya know you're not supposed to run progressive springs with gold valves? I've read it makes tuning the gold valve nigh impossible with anything other than a linear rate spring. No first hand experience though...yet.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:28 AM   #43
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................You have got to change out those foot pegs!! best thing i ever did!!! subscribed

Remove which and you recommend which? It kinda looks like you have the stock pegs in photo?
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #44
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Hey Gimmie, wrangler has the rubber ST pegs, I swapped for the R80 G/S pegs. couldn't imagine going off road without them. don't know how people stand on their rubber pegs.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #45
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Hey Gimmie, wrangler has the rubber ST pegs, I swapped for the R80 G/S pegs. couldn't imagine going off road without them. don't know how people stand on their rubber pegs.
Ah, got it. Yep, had rubber (stock) pegs on KLR - one wet ride was all it took for me to replace them .
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