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Old 01-22-2010, 11:19 PM   #3631
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:21 AM   #3632
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What does that little tube in top do? Please tell all - they look good!!
The little tube is just the connector parked on the top b4 I wired them up. They are the solstice lights, same basic lights as the twisted throttle kit but TT gives a longer stub harness on the light ( 24" vs. These w/ 6"). TT also gives you 2 powdercoated brackets a nice relay'd harness w/ switch and two additional lens filters for your 300 bux. I got 'em from amazon for 115 ea, 1 spot and 1 "euro" pattern beam. I then got a widder type male end waterproof switch cord from batteryspace.com and Y'd it to the mating stub connectors that come with the lights. I took 2-4" galv. L-brackets. Cut them down to 1"/1 hole on each leg, "hammerite" black painted them and Viola, workable mounts.

They are advertised as 50w of light ea for 10w consumption ea. I think they are 700 or 900 lumens ea and are supposed to have a 50k hour life or something like that. I shooed them against the trail tech MR11's (79.00 each HID w/similar output but a little bigger and maybe lest robust w/ no auto restrike on the light) and felt that they were a better deal for me. (not to mention my final out of pocket on these.)

Lights are pretty bright just don't know yet what they will b like on the trail. If I hadn't had an Amazon gift card I would have gone for the TT package or the one mentioned above. But with the GC I'm only talking 18.00 out of pocket as you see them
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:56 AM   #3633
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on-board air compressor

i had someone ask about this so here are some better photos of the on-board air compressor system. i also made up a monitoring system for the air shock so you can easily & accurately add/subtract air. this is based on something i did a couple years ago for the hp2 & r12gs.


here is the gauge for the air shock:




here is a photo of the underseat compressor:




here is the hose that attaches the gauge to the shock:




here is how you can fill the air shock with the compressor:




i also made a seperate manifold so i could check/fill the tires:










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Old 01-23-2010, 10:59 AM   #3634
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:46 PM   #3635
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sweet got build pic's
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:43 PM   #3636
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sweet got build pic's
x2 with partnumbers and website addresses for sourcing the items please!
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:17 PM   #3637
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p/n 17117696730

and here is a link to the complete parts fiche:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:31 PM   #3638
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x2 with partnumbers and website addresses for sourcing the items please!
all of the things i've done to my bike were designed by me. i've built a few custom on-board air compressor systems in the past for bikes like the r1200gs and ktm adventure so the g650x was just another version.

here is the gauge panel from the ktm:




in the case of the g650x (in order to have proper tire clearance) i had to remove the inner fender and fabricate a new one from sheet aluminum. i also incorporated the tail light and license plate bracket innto the design (again, using parts from other kits we build).
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:05 PM   #3639
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sweet got build pic's
not sure about "build pics" but here is a photo of the inner fender & license plate bracket i built:




here is a photo of the self-contained compressor unit i designed. in the case of the g650x, it mounts below the inner fender (shown above) with the three acorn nuts:

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #3640
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What an awesome solution!!!
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:36 AM   #3641
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saw this on MAX's site
This bike has been bought... by ME!

BTW I will be selling the lights and siren if anybody's interested.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:53 AM   #3642
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This bike has been bought... by ME!

BTW I will be selling the lights and siren if anybody's interested.
Congrats on the bike. Welcome to AdvRider and nice job posting your first post.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:32 PM   #3643
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Congrats on the bike. Welcome to AdvRider and nice job posting your first post.
Thanks. Long time lurked, first time poster. Traded in my Husqvarna SM610 for this. Now I just need to wait for the snow to melt.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #3644
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Ngross,
Congrats on the X. Any idea what brand of protection bar is on the bike?

Lights and siren - figured the dealer would have pulled those off. Too bad you can't keep some of it. Probably help out in traffic.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #3645
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Where is the easiest place to tap in? Power cord for a GPS?
The plug from the canister removal didnt work as I hoped.

I love my bike. Been riding on the streets in the rain just for fun and with the ABS, it brakes on wet road amazingly well. Im still hesitant to corner at speed when wet but Im sure it is capable with these 50 50 tires.
If you hava a Zumo I recommend this-

http://www.touratech.com/shops/001/p...oducts_id=4463

That's the route I'm going with mine.
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