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Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #66541
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Nice video, really makes me wish we had something like that over here. Is it just the camera angle or is it mostly uphill?
Mostly uphill, or approaching flat. No downhills on that bit.

There's some good open trail country here. Some real nasty 4x4 tracks as well.



In google maps type -35.246320, 148.752136 as the start and -35.262651,148.771448 as the finish.

Following a short spurline. There's hundreds and hundreds of them up here.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:43 AM   #66542
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What are peoples opinions on the Pro Moto Billet rack?

Has anyone fitted the Pro Moto Billet rack with the new design Wolfman pannier racks? If so do they play nicely together and are there any gotcha's or things to look out for when trying to fit this combination?

I have the PMB Tail Rack and the Wolfman Racks. I'm very happy with them, but it does take some creativity in mounting them together, especially if you are using the Kientech GIXXER cannister mount adapter.

I recommend both (all three items actually) but I do so with the provision that you gather some additional bolts that are a little longer and that you have some spare washers on hand to space things out properly.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #66543
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thanks for that............this seems much simpler and I did want a mod that I could turn off whilst bike is under way. Have or anyone else reading this done a similar mode for the rear tail and number plate light?? This helps if in a low battery volatage situation where every ounce of current is critical. This also helps to sneak up on or away from people...............police............oops, I just meant......ok never mind.

Edit: I was hoping to get away with just one switch for both headlight and taillight but not sure if possible??
OTTMH, the power to the high/low beam switch also feeds the tail light so you can switch that circuit and you get it all. You'll also note that high and low beam are separately fused under the rhs sidecover, so after the power goes from the high/low switch, it goes back under the seat to the fuses, and then forward again. I put 2 relays down here, one for each circuit, and switch them on and off using the power from the high low switch, but switched in series from its input. I also used the stock fuses, and supply the relays from them via the batttery direct. This was the most efficient way I could come up with. To mount the relays under the sidecover I used a heavy gauge self tapping screw into the airbox, easy. You need a wiring diagram for this to make sense I guess.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:25 AM   #66544
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Back in March, I replaced my regulator with a new one from ProCycle (the new aftermarket one they carry). At the time, this cured my charging issue. A month or so ago, problems returned. Testing suggested the stator. So I ordered one of their 250 watt high-output stators and installed it. Problem solved. But now, I've noticed that at any RPM under 4000 RPM, when watching the voltage on my Battery Bug, I'm only seeing 12.3-12.4 volts. Above that, it scoots up into the mid-upper 13-volt range just fine. But at low RPMs, not so much.

I'm wondering if my regular has gone bad again? The battery is nearing the end of its life, but it IS holding a charge just fine. When I go on a ride and home home and park it, it will read 12.9v and over the next few hours it slowly drops to 12.6-12.7. When I go to ride it again a few days later, worst-case it's down to 12.5, but usually still hanging around 12.6. If it's gonna be more than a few days, I put it on the trickle charger.

What do you think?

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:07 AM   #66545
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I hate it, but I have to agree. The last several times I've dealt with them, (Karl) I got nothing but confusion.



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First, I think you guys piling on Opium for trying to straighten out another ProCycle debacle should back off. You guys aren't in the right, and are feeding on him like sharks.

Based on my recent experience, it's not that ProCycle got it wrong, it's that ProCycle is sneaky and underhanded. I'm glad to see he pushed hard enough to get to understand that he was not sold what he ordered. Hell, if I order an Acerbis tank because that's what I want, and they sell me an IMS and tell me it's an Acerbis they're sending, I'd be pissed, too.

I hate it, because their website shows the kinda of things I want, but I'm probably done dealing with them, and I'll find other means to get what I need. The fanboys here are just flat-out ignoring and/or dismissing all the problems others have with them, and that's getting lame.



Thanks vintage. I'll try both.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #66546
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #66547
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Hey guys,

I have an obscenely simple question to ask: I was wondering if anyone has an online source/link to turn signal bulbs?

My bike didn't come with a manual (I signed up for the yahoo group hoping to download one, but they haven't approved my membership yet) I've literally spent the last 4 hours googling to find the right bulb. I *think* I have stock signal assemblies, I just got the bike a week or two ago and a bulb is out. I believe I need a BA15S 12v 3.4W 1156 bulb. The one in there is stamped "stanley 12v 3.4w" anyway. No matter how many ways I rearrange that info in google I can't seem to find a source for them online. Due to the hours I work most local motorcycle shops are closed when I'm not working, otherwise I'd just walk in one and ask if they have em.

Thanks for the help, sorry my first post has to be such a stupid question, I'm not all that good at electrical stuff. Oh yeah, I'm in the states if that changes anything.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #66548
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Hey guys,

I have an obscenely simple question to ask: I was wondering if anyone has an online source/link to turn signal bulbs?

My bike didn't come with a manual (I signed up for the yahoo group hoping to download one, but they haven't approved my membership yet) I've literally spent the last 4 hours googling to find the right bulb. I *think* I have stock signal assemblies, I just got the bike a week or two ago and a bulb is out. I believe I need a BA15S 12v 3.4W 1156 bulb. The one in there is stamped "stanley 12v 3.4w" anyway. No matter how many ways I rearrange that info in google I can't seem to find a source for them online. Due to the hours I work most local motorcycle shops are closed when I'm not working, otherwise I'd just walk in one and ask if they have em.

Thanks for the help, sorry my first post has to be such a stupid question, I'm not all that good at electrical stuff. Oh yeah, I'm in the states if that changes anything.

Bring your old bulb to any auto parts store and they should have what you need.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #66549
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Hey guys,

I have an obscenely simple question to ask: I was wondering if anyone has an online source/link to turn signal bulbs?

My bike didn't come with a manual (I signed up for the yahoo group hoping to download one, but they haven't approved my membership yet) I've literally spent the last 4 hours googling to find the right bulb. I *think* I have stock signal assemblies, I just got the bike a week or two ago and a bulb is out. I believe I need a BA15S 12v 3.4W 1156 bulb. The one in there is stamped "stanley 12v 3.4w" anyway. No matter how many ways I rearrange that info in google I can't seem to find a source for them online. Due to the hours I work most local motorcycle shops are closed when I'm not working, otherwise I'd just walk in one and ask if they have em.

Thanks for the help, sorry my first post has to be such a stupid question, I'm not all that good at electrical stuff. Oh yeah, I'm in the states if that changes anything.
Fiche says 12v,. 21w

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #66550
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Hey guys,

I have an obscenely simple question to ask: I was wondering if anyone has an online source/link to turn signal bulbs?
Ummm...did you pop the lense off the other side to see what's in there?

The others are right. Bring your old bulb with you down to an auto parts store. They'll set you up.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #66551
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Ok, heres my plan:

14/46 for offroading, 16/46 for if i'm planning on riding on the road for a while. The 14/46 is more or less the second lowest ratio ive seen offered for the dr, and the 16/46 gets it back to just about stock gearing.

Question: would a 112 link chain be long enough for the 16, and conversely, too long for the 14?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #66552
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Hi to all,

I'm wanting to wire a switch into my headlight and was doing to do a simple rocker switch into the earth of the headlight. However, with a bit of reading, apparently this can cause issues when switching on and off etc (positive likes to try and find another earth??).

Anyway, if the above isn't a good way, I was thinking of doing it this way: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506789

Okay, so I'm no electrical genius but like to challenge myself. I understand the diodes and all but need a bit more help with the "pole number" so I know exactly what wires I'm soldering to which terminals , as authors explanation doesn't refer to the numbers on the relay (I said I was know electrical wizzard ). And no, I don't really understand the wiring diagram.

Feedback and advise please.
I did it the way shown in your link (a relay plus two diodes, < $10) on my Ducati and it works great, a very clever low cost solution, plan to do the same on my DR650. I posted some additional info on how to wire the relay and diodes that might be helpful at http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/in...?topic=32045.0

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Old 07-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #66553
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What are peoples opinions on the Pro Moto Billet rack?

Has anyone fitted the Pro Moto Billet rack with the new design Wolfman pannier racks? If so do they play nicely together and are there any gotcha's or things to look out for when trying to fit this combination?
I just ordered the PMBR and am expecting it the beginning of this week. I had the same question as you did as I'm going to eventually get the Wolfman pannier racks. On the Wolfman website there is a DR650 specific page that lists adapters for specific accessory combinations. In that section there is an adapter kit that they sell to "mate" the PMBR and Wolfman racks together. The kit is $14.99 on the site. Follow link below for details:

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #66554
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Hey guys,

I have an obscenely simple question to ask: I was wondering if anyone has an online source/link to turn signal bulbs?

My bike didn't come with a manual (I signed up for the yahoo group hoping to download one, but they haven't approved my membership yet) I've literally spent the last 4 hours googling to find the right bulb. I *think* I have stock signal assemblies, I just got the bike a week or two ago and a bulb is out. I believe I need a BA15S 12v 3.4W 1156 bulb. The one in there is stamped "stanley 12v 3.4w" anyway. No matter how many ways I rearrange that info in google I can't seem to find a source for them online. Due to the hours I work most local motorcycle shops are closed when I'm not working, otherwise I'd just walk in one and ask if they have em.

Thanks for the help, sorry my first post has to be such a stupid question, I'm not all that good at electrical stuff. Oh yeah, I'm in the states if that changes anything.

That bulb is hardly motorcycle specific, you should be able to find one in any Wal-Mart, K-Mart type of store and probably at most gas stations, The dielectric grease that you should put on the contacts when you install it will be a little harder to find. Our 'real' auto-part stores do keep 'bankers hours' here but then there are the Pep Boys, Auto Zone, VIP, etc. places that are open late and on weekends. Until the advent of the new fangled 3157 type bulbs (plastic base and 'wire' contacts) the 1156 was probably the most widely used directional light bulb since cars and trucks changed to that modern 12v stuff.


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Old 07-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #66555
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I did it the way shown in your link (a relay plus two diodes, < $10) on my Ducati and it works great, a very clever low cost solution, plan to do the same on my DR650. I posted some additional info on how to wire the relay and diodes that might be helpful at http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/in...?topic=32045.0
thanks victor...........thanks for your efforts.
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