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Old 03-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #74791
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There's a better way of mounting those aux lights.





Just get a longer bolt and a couple of spacers from Home Depot and run them into the lower of the two fork bolts.

I used to have little brackets that attached to those same bolts, but after two years, the vibration broke one clean off and the other one was cracked, so I removed them and came up with this solution. Now they're totally solid.

As for performance, they're outstanding. And at 10W each, they don't take much power. Aim the right and oncoming cars RARELY have an issue, though cars ahead of you will hate you. All the better -- they tend to get out of the way quicker.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #74792
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KLX450 light and surround with an HID. Complement it with a YZ450F front fender.
I'm liking that look. How much modifying has to be done to make that work??
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #74793
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Thanks TrophyHunter and rpet, that's what I needed to know.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #74794
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anyone using the T63 dual sport tire? I have Perelli AT90s on now and looking for something more aggresive. I ride packed dirt and gravel as well as some loose gravel with pavement in between.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #74795
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There's a better way of mounting those aux lights.





Just get a longer bolt and a couple of spacers from Home Depot and run them into the lower of the two fork bolts.

I used to have little brackets that attached to those same bolts, but after two years, the vibration broke one clean off and the other one was cracked, so I removed them and came up with this solution. Now they're totally solid.

As for performance, they're outstanding. And at 10W each, they don't take much power. Aim the right and oncoming cars RARELY have an issue, though cars ahead of you will hate you. All the better -- they tend to get out of the way quicker.

Rob
Perfect, that puts them in the best position to not break in a fall too. Thanks Rob
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #74796
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anyone using the T63 dual sport tire? I have Perelli AT90s on now and looking for something more aggresive. I ride packed dirt and gravel as well as some loose gravel with pavement in between.
I have a T63 rear tire in my garage waiting for my Pirelli MT21 to wear out. Buddy of mine runs the T63 front and rear and likes it. It was going to be my tire of choice instead of the MT21 but a pair of them got stolen out of my truck and I couldn't find another T63 so I bought the MT21. I haven't had a chance to run them myself, but from what I hear, they are a very good choice.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #74797
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drriders is dead. anyone know what's up?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #74798
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There's a better way of mounting those aux lights.

Just get a longer bolt and a couple of spacers from Home Depot and run them into the lower of the two fork bolts.

I used to have little brackets that attached to those same bolts, but after two years, the vibration broke one clean off and the other one was cracked, so I removed them and came up with this solution. Now they're totally solid.

As for performance, they're outstanding. And at 10W each, they don't take much power. Aim the right and oncoming cars RARELY have an issue, though cars ahead of you will hate you. All the better -- they tend to get out of the way quicker.

Rob
I have to test mine and see if the position is ok or needs to be changed
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #74799
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drriders is dead. anyone know what's up?
Fine now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #74800
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I'm liking that look. How much modifying has to be done to make that work??
Check out this thread.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...43828540,d.eWU
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #74801
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This might have been mentioned already....

Pro cycle dropped their price on warp 9 levers to 35 each down from 74. Not a bad deal at all.

Now, I am waiting for a price drop on the chain guides.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #74802
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This might have been mentioned already....

Pro cycle dropped their price on warp 9 levers to 35 each down from 74. Not a bad deal at all.

Now, I am waiting for a price drop on the chain guides.
looking forward to the shorty version of those levers
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #74803
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anyone using the T63 dual sport tire? I have Perelli AT90s on now and looking for something more aggresive. I ride packed dirt and gravel as well as some loose gravel with pavement in between.
I've been running a T63 rear for a while now. I ditched it in favor of a Kenda Trackmaster II which was much better off road, but switched back to the T63 after wearing out the Trackmaster. The T63 does well enough on gravel and hard pack (forest roads) but is not very good for trails or real off road. It is lasting a long time though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #74804
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I just had shipped in a MITAS brand E-09 Dakar for my rear, these are the rebranded Barum tires. They last forever and while heavy, give that back in tire life and get decent grab also.
This is a shop that gets them for me up here in Canada, along with a description of the various types.

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-adven...-safari-tires/
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #74805
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KJD19892, For what to do regarding the side stand and clutch switches look at Post 2299 back on Page 154.
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