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Old 09-12-2011, 09:09 PM   #3736
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Thanks! I thought so, just wanted to be sure.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:14 AM   #3737
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I'm looking at new headlight pods and the polisport was one high on the list, how do you like it and do you think it would be road worthy with lighting? Don't really care about DOT spec, just if it shines the ditches/far ahead and adjustable.

PS, bike looks great, the red frame really shines thru.
Light goes good, runs a 35w halogen type globe which seems to give out heaps light than the standard XR setup. Easily adjustable, wired in nicely after purchasing a separate wiring connection for the light. Previous polisport I had on passed roadworthy with no issues and this one is better. Bought it at RMATV
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:15 AM   #3738
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I noticed my gas tank was a little loose. So after tightening up the mounting bolts a bit, I noticed the rubber strap from the tank to the frame appeared to be a little stretched out.

I ordered a new OEM strap, mounted it up and to my surprise it was just as loose as the old one. Am I missing something? It's not like the strap will fall off or anything, but I can easily move the tank up and down with very little pressure.


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Old 09-15-2011, 07:26 AM   #3739
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That strap rots or breaks, but there is also a foam pad underneath that rots, disintegrates, or just pounded to death by the weight of the gas tank
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:13 AM   #3740
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nuttin wrong with your strap..it fits loose..the screw that hold the knob onto the tank on my XR does come loose so I check it often..the straps purpose is to keep the tank on the bike as the tanks only attchment is up front down low..so, now you have an extra strap (me too)..no big deal..now fire it up and go get a ride in
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #3741
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I noticed my gas tank was a little loose. So after tightening up the mounting bolts a bit, I noticed the rubber strap from the tank to the frame appeared to be a little stretched out.

I ordered a new OEM strap, mounted it up and to my surprise it was just as loose as the old one. Am I missing something? It's not like the strap will fall off or anything, but I can easily move the tank up and down with very little pressure.


The tab on the front of your seat also slides onto the upper metal piece ........... so your seat is also helping to control any major movement of the tank.

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Old 09-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #3742
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Thanks for the replies about my gas tank. I'll probably go ahead and take a peek under the tank to see what condition the foam is in on the frame spine. Was just a little disconcerting how loose the tank felt compared to the gas tanks on my street bikes, but it sounds like it is normal.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #3743
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Thanks for the replies about my gas tank. I'll probably go ahead and take a peek under the tank to see what condition the foam is in on the frame spine. Was just a little disconcerting how loose the tank felt compared to the gas tanks on my street bikes, but it sounds like it is normal.

i use a some foam pipe insulation that you can buy at any hardware store to line the backbone of the frame under the tank. this helps hold the tank down and gives it a more planted feeling.

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Old 09-16-2011, 03:18 PM   #3744
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Dashboard in installed....

Quick ABS bend, now to put the junk on and in it....

From XR400 Dashboard install
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #3745
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Quick ABS bend, now to put the junk on and in it....

From XR400 Dashboard install

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #3746
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Quick ABS bend, now to put the junk on and in it....

From XR400 Dashboard install
Great idea a small fairing for XR400! which one did you install? can you post a front pic of your bike?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:06 AM   #3747
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Great idea a small fairing for XR400! which one did you install? can you post a front pic of your bike?
go back one page.......
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #3748
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Light goes good, runs a 35w halogen type globe which seems to give out heaps light than the standard XR setup. Easily adjustable, wired in nicely after purchasing a separate wiring connection for the light. Previous polisport I had on passed roadworthy with no issues and this one is better. Bought it at RMATV
Sweet, that's just what I wanted to hear! My last order for part/supplys was thru RMATV and it was a good deal all around. Thanks for the reply
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #3749
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go back one page.......
Sorry, my Ipad didn't load completely the previous page, and I missed some pics... now the pc has a better internet connection, and shows me them all.
Good idea using the KLR fairing, but the lower part looks like the Star Wars clone helmet maybe cutting the plastic aside the grid would improve the look.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #3750
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Sorry, my Ipad didn't load completely the previous page, and I missed some pics... now the pc has a better internet connection, and shows me them all.
Good idea using the KLR fairing, but the lower part looks like the Star Wars clone helmet maybe cutting the plastic aside the grid would improve the look.
LOL...yeah, it's a work in progress. I'm still experimenting with the feel of the whole thing, I like being able to direct light in the direction I'm traveling in, and the larger H4 light is a huge improvement over the BD light. If this actually does work to my satisfaction I'll eventually glass up a custom one, or blowmold/vacuform one that has a more contemporary look. Round headlights, etc. The grid doesn't do a helluva lot to begin with, but it's one less thing to hack out for now, so it stays until I get disgusted with it
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