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Old 07-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #61
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A good farkle is one someone did on badweb was add 1 1/2 inch spacers on the flat right side air scoop to help with engine cooling/air flow. I'm going o try it this weekend.
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Did you try this? Did it work?

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Old 07-10-2008, 09:40 AM   #62
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Cool in TX

I do not know where, but somewhere on this site there is a posting showing the mounting of pancake fans in the oil cooler of a Uly.
Well, having access to a motherload of fans, I tried this and it does work. I mounted the fans BEFORE I mounted the right side scope and there was a most defenite decrease of "main" fan use driving around town. I can now sit at lights longer before the main fan comes on - I managed a 35 mile comute without the main fan kicking in, in 95F weather!

I want to thank the user who posted that idea!!

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:51 AM   #63
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Fan on the Oil Cooler Pics Please

Rudolf,
Show us pics of your setup and provide a part number list. I would like to look into this modification.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:57 AM   #64
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Uly light bar

While changing the oil on the Uly I had a good long look at the front of the bike. I noted that there is a very convinient spot to mount a light bar. The top front fender is mounted to the bottom tripple tree with two screws that are not part of the critical fork fasteners. Once these bolts and fender is removed there is a nice flat spot to mount a light bar.

The idea which I will build, once I am done with a planned road trip:

1 Take a 3/16" x 1" x 18" steel bar and drill two holes in it to match the spacing for the fender bolts on the bottom tripple tree.

2. Obtain (grade 8) bolts that are 3/16" longer than the stock bolts (might not even need to do that if the stock bolts are not to short) and mount the fender with the light bar behind it to the bottom tripple tree. There is a space, as is, between the fender and the bottom triple tree so that extra 3/16" will not matter.

3. Once the light bar is in place it is just a matter of locating the lights one plans to use. Mark the spot, take the light bar back off, drill it, rattle can paint it black and put it all back together - one easy light bar for about $5.00.

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Old 07-10-2008, 11:20 AM   #65
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Show us pics of your setup and provide a part number list. I would like to look into this modification.
I will add pictures once I am back from the road trip. As to the fans, they are two 2" x 2" x ~3/8" pancake fans. They run on 12v. You can get the fans at any electronics shop for about $6.00ea. There are several type of fans which have higher RPM and Cmf rating, get the ones that have the highest rating - the cost difference is pennies.

I ran a wire off the back of the cigar lighter down to the oil cooler. Wired the fans to the hot and ground, then, mounted them with copper safty wire through the oil cooler. The whole setup was a test that seemed to have worked itself into a permanent instalation. I was a bit worried that the fans would be "over spun" by the air rushing in but that has thus far, 2k, not come to pass. They come on when i turn the key on and go off when the key is set to off. The power draw is in the MaH.

The only thing to make sure off is that the fans BLOW on the oil cooler. If they are mounter to SUCK they will fight the air coming in while driving - not a good thing.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:29 AM   #66
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Here is the link for the oil cooler fan thread...........

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...38/317089.html
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:08 PM   #67
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I want to thank the user who posted that idea!!
You're Quite Welcome!

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Old 07-10-2008, 03:16 PM   #68
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While changing the oil on the Uly I had a good long look at the front of the bike. I noted that there is a very convinient spot to mount a light bar. The top front fender is mounted to the bottom tripple tree with two screws that are not part of the critical fork fasteners. Once these bolts and fender is removed there is a nice flat spot to mount a light bar.
You mean like this?


Contact GME. Hey sells them wth the bolts, shipped to your door for $35.

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:01 PM   #69
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Tipsy,

How are you controlling the PIAA's?
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:03 PM   #70
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Question...

Does anyone know the holding capacity(in liters) the stock hard luggage cases hold? Top and sides.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:25 AM   #71
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Tipsy,

How are you controlling the PIAA's?
Skyclad, I used the stock Piaa switch on a small homemade bracket mounted under the mirror stem.

I used the Piaa harness but modified it by removing several feet of unnecessary wiring and replacing the stock Piaa connectors with Delhi connectors.

The Piaa relay and the low beam HID relay are both controlled by the "Euro" light circuit.

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Old 07-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #72
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You mean like this?



Contact GME. Hey sells them wth the bolts, shipped to your door for $35.

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Thank you! I will send him a message; see what happens.

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Old 07-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #73
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Simple, cheap cruise control

Anyone got any of those ideas?

Didn't I read something somewhere about using a big o-ring?

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #74
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Anyone got any of those ideas?

Didn't I read something somewhere about using a big o-ring?


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Old 07-25-2008, 07:41 AM   #75
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Rudolf35 I also use HVMP weights on my 06 and also got a set for fiance's Scg. Noticable difference. Put them on bikes whe both bikes were fairly new. I would do it again.
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