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Old 04-29-2013, 04:02 PM   #6406
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I own 05 klr250 and 09 tu250, and want a dr200. Till your post I thought I was out of line ;)

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I miss my DR already. Love the CRF250L but the DR was old tech - easy to fix if need be, lighter, shorter, stone simple and incredibly fuel efficient. Sadly, it was also slow as molasses which is why I moved on. I really miss a 3.5 gallon tank though. When I canceled the insurance on it my insurance premium WENT UP BY $38 - WTF???
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #6407
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Currently on my first tour with my new WRR. I have set it up and equiped it with everything I'd need to RTW if I wanted to, just replace water, fuel (250-300 mile range), and food. Here's the bike at my first night camp at the Wedge Overlook, I have some other pics on the camera I can post when I get home.



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Old 04-30-2013, 05:08 PM   #6408
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You've got so much baggage, you can't even see there's a bike under there!...

Oh'Ya! ....I see the wheels now!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #6409
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Utah Fox

Nice picture. Sounds like you have a good trip planned. What kind of panniers are those?
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #6410
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Utah Fox

Nice picture. Sounds like you have a good trip planned. What kind of panniers are those?
I'm not Utah Fox, but they look like Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddle Bags

http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?...&product_id=96

I think UF's WRR looks quite well set-up, though I wouldn't want a Pelican top case on mine. I have short legs and enough trouble mounting the bike as it is. And with my sorry off-road skills, the Pelican could hurt me when I crash.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #6411
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Hey Mates..

I've been thinking about putting some aux lights to my Tornado, such as fog lights or any other kind.. Or maybe putting a different headlight that puts some more light out the 35/35w bulb...

Do you have any ideas?

I don't want to spend sooo much money...
More or less I have 50ish spare watts from my stator/flywheel...

Here's a pic of mine (Notice the size of the headlight, and why I'm slighly scared to be caught by the night in the road)





I was thinking of addapting a headlight like this one (Of a Yamaha FZ 16) to a Tornado cowl.. but Maybe there was an easier thing to do...




Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #6412
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Hey Mates..

I've been thinking about putting some aux lights to my Tornado, such as fog lights or any other kind.. Or maybe putting a different headlight that puts some more light out the 35/35w bulb...

Do you have any ideas?

I don't want to spend sooo much money...
More or less I have 50ish spare watts from my stator/flywheel...

Here's a pic of mine (Notice the size of the headlight, and why I'm slighly scared to be caught by the night in the road)





I was thinking of addapting a headlight like this one (Of a Yamaha FZ 16) to a Tornado cowl.. but Maybe there was an easier thing to do...




Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!
These aren't inexpensive, but draw very little power: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...-and-m10-mount
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #6413
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For aux lighting I really like these:

http://trailtech.net/single_halogen_mr16.html

(They even work on a KLR!)
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #6414
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I've been eyeing these lights. ADVmonster
Made by an inmate too.

My TTR250 has the same problem with a weak headlight. I just wired them up with a relay so it's on 12 gauge wire straight from the battery. I haven't been out at night yet to see how much better it is.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #6415
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I've been eyeing these lights. ADVmonster
Made by an inmate too.
Ditto: I use the same lites from AdvMonster, with the dimmer. The dimmer functions with bright for high beams, dimmed for low. I have the three LED style light, and the four LED should be brighter. Recommended after 1 season of use, and I live in deer country in the far north of MN. Good lighting is critical for night riding here.

I added a yellow shield over one light to get better color contrast to see detail on dirt roads at night. Blacktop, the white is fine. That choice depends on where you ride at night, how much, and maybe what your eyes require.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #6416
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How about something even brighter? Would require creative mounting because of the size but might be nice...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8858_200498858
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #6417
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Dirt-Bike-Gear.com. I have their tool bag too that fits on the rear rack when I take all the other crap off.

http://dirt-bike-gear.com/npb.html



I have the same bag over the headlight. Holds tools, tube, patch kit, three tire spoons, and a few other things. No rattle no movement in over 10000 miles. Great piece of kit:)

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:33 AM   #6418
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For aux lighting I really like these:

http://trailtech.net/single_halogen_mr16.html

(They even work on a KLR!)
The problem with MR16-bases lights is that they are relatively inefficient.
I'm looking into replacing the halogen with an LED MR16 but haven't found the perfect bulb yet.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #6419
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Mmm...

Most of that options a little far away of the money I'm willing to spend.. Also importing something into Argentina right now is a real pain in the neck (not to say other body parts )

I'm a little busy with exams at university right now.. I'll see what I can find out when I get a little free time...
I think I'll have to go to some car spares's shop and see what I can get..
If not I may have to buy something out and try to get it imported...
Doesn't anyone have any aux lights to sell cheap?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #6420
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Mmm...

Most of that options a little far away of the money I'm willing to spend.. Also importing something into Argentina right now is a real pain in the neck (not to say other body parts )

I'm a little busy with exams at university right now.. I'll see what I can find out when I get a little free time...
I think I'll have to go to some car spares's shop and see what I can get..
If not I may have to buy something out and try to get it imported...
Doesn't anyone have any aux lights to sell cheap?
I would seriously consider buying an HID kit from Ebay. Less than $50 will get you a much brighter light at the same 35 watts.
Some will argue the reflector is the problem, they would be mostly right but I have seen the difference it made on my KLR and the wife's dr650. On another note I rarely ride my XT225 at night but the few times I have done it I was pleasantly surprised at how well the stock light worked. Mine is a later (05) model with a standard H4 bulb
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