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Old 12-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #72181
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #72182
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Hi Frank,
I would go with an HID kit. I use the 35 Watt kit ... single bulb. You lose your "high beam" but the HID is about 3 times brighter than stock bulb and uses 20 watts less power. It's about $22. Reality is ... with this HID you only need the ONE light. Plenty bright and I never get flashed. Great on dark roads at night. Deer tested and passed.

This install is dead simple, you simply plug into stock headlight plug and hook up components in kit. (they only go together ONE WAY ... so hard to mess up)

I did an HID install write up over on Thumper Talk.
Starts at post 29 on page 2. The TT site is a bit Fubar ... pardon all the scummy ads. If you have any questions on install, fire away:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/817...20dr%20%20prep

Here is where I bought my HID kit. I love the HID light. 2 years, all good.
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...-Kits-Lighting
Thanks! Sounds like the ticket

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #72183
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I do have other ignorances too but ............

In an effort to quickly and easily reduce wattage demand I'm going to install a LED 1157 tail light bulb.
What about the headlight ? Can a LED bulb, if there is in fact one, be simply plugged in and thats that ?

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You're better off with an HID headlight than an LED, for now at least. The LED taillight is easy to source...www.superbrightleds.com. I got the 1157 that flashes 3x before going solid. It works great! The DR650 wiki page also shows what MXRob did to convert his DR to LEDs and an HID headlight. I converted my dash lights too. I also installed dual-filament front signals that look stock, then installed LED 1157 bulbs in them. I now have front marker lights, and I still use less wattage than stock.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #72184
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Ya I know Im way behind, but I had to get this thread off the 2nd page


Another guy who has run these or similar pegs for years and beat the hell out of them with no issues, for 20 bucks they are worth a try.

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Some nice ebay pegs, $19 shipped

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #72185
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Another guy who has run these or similar pegs for years and beat the hell out of them with no issues, for 20 bucks they are worth a try.
I got a spare pair, just in case. Now I'll never break any...
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #72186
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Be carefull with acetone. It is nasty stuff and you don't want it absorbed into your skin. I rarely
wear gloves with handling most fluids, but I do with acetone. Good to know though, I might have to
try it sometime.
You would be surprised to watch the guys that build boat hulls then. I have seen them wash their arms in acetone to get the resin off of them!

I use it to wash marking dye off of machined pieces. Of course I don't soak my hands in it; usually just dampen a rag and wipe the part off.

I don't think it is as bad for you as you think. What do you think nail polish remover is made of? They wouldn't sell it to the public to put directly on them if it was bad.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #72187
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #72188
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I don't think it is as bad for you as you think. What do you think nail polish remover is made of? They wouldn't sell it to the public to put directly on them if it was bad.
It is an extreme, but they sold radium toothpaste...


They also sell tobacco...
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #72189
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It is an extreme, but they sold radium toothpaste...


They also sell tobacco...

I don't think there has been radium in anything in the past 40 years.

And tabacco is clearly marked "may cause cancer" Acetone isn't.

I think the vapors are the worse part about Acetone. I think it is even used in some foods as an additive. I"m not saying go out and drink the stuff; I'm just saying motor oil and gasoline are worse on you then acetone.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #72190
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #72191
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Took the DR out about a week ago. Was a warm 41 degrees when I started. Was supposed to meet a group for a ride. Only made it 20 miles or so. Back still isn't healed up and it was killing me every time I hit a bump! Back best be feeling better by the time spring rolls around!



And, I hope all you FF have a Merry Christmas! Stockings stuffed with farkles and all!

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #72192
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I had better luck then you it appears, went out for what turns out to be a 2 hour ride and decided to play around a bit while doing it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #72193
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You would be surprised to watch the guys that build boat hulls then. I have seen them wash their arms in acetone to get the resin off of them!

I use it to wash marking dye off of machined pieces. Of course I don't soak my hands in it; usually just dampen a rag and wipe the part off.

I don't think it is as bad for you as you think. What do you think nail polish remover is made of? They wouldn't sell it to the public to put directly on them if it was bad.
I built surfboards in the 60's and 70's, built 2 fiberglass boats, exposed to countless gallons of resin and acetone with no ill effects, one thing I wouldn't do agin is clean the inside of a bilge with acetone and then shortly later vacuum up the debris, vacuums become like bombs.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #72194
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Took the DR out about a week ago. Was a warm 41 degrees when I started. Was supposed to meet a group for a ride. Only made it 20 miles or so. Back still isn't healed up and it was killing me every time I hit a bump! Back best be feeling better by the time spring rolls around!



And, I hope all you FF have a Merry Christmas! Stockings stuffed with farkles and all!
Be good to that back, get some PT if you haven't! Had 3 back surgeries and still riding but those bumps when not fully recovered help remind you to stay up on the pegs.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #72195
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