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Old 04-23-2009, 09:22 AM   #1951
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What about the Hessler dual-headlight set up?

I like the stock look tbh, though.
I like Hessler lights, but you know - I have to do everything hard way
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #1952
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I have to do everything hard way
My hard-way Project name was: "Build a new headlight out of stuff lying in the garage"

My girlfriend took this shot less than two months ago. Right now I don't have any close-ups on the headlight.



These are loops. I Installed them because last year a fellow DR'er accelerated a rock into my bikes forehead. I wasn't angry though.

For the low beam I used a loop from a Yamu YZF1000R. I tried to get the headlight assembly open in a proper way - with a screwdriver but I ended out cutting the thing with a angle grinder (relakas in estonian).
For the high beam I found a loop from a Suzu Bandit 600, that had crashed, the lens was broken, but luckily I could use the lens from the same bike's low beam's loop.

So I made them waterproof and built an assembly based on the original headlight frame.

Then I made a cover. I used aluminum, which is used to make some kind of traffic signs. And painted it.

Oh! Unfortunately I had to purchase the park light for 3 euros from a shop nearby.

Also I installed relays and wider diameter wires for the dual headlight.

I added a switch, to make both lights work on HI position, but I don't really use it, because the voltmeter is showing bad numbers this way.

Outcome is: I'm basicly happy with the result. Light output is much better. And the appeareance is... Let's say different. The looks is not too good with this headlight. Ofcourse I can always purchase a new original headlight and install it within an hour.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #1953
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Looking good morse. In SA the traffic cops will pull you over if only one light is working - even though many super bike come that way from the factory. No point explaining.

Are standing on ice there? I saw my ass without a mirror a few time on ice like that...
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:49 AM   #1954
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Are standing on ice there? I saw my ass without a mirror a few time on ice like that...
My mirrors have seen my ass every now and then when riding on Ice like that.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:01 PM   #1955
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Guys, look what my friend send me from his tour of Swaziland. I feel I could cry...



B*stards!
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #1956
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[quote=morse]My hard-way Project name was: "Build a new headlight out of stuff lying in the garage"

I'm with you 100%
Thats the most fun and rewarding way!!!
Great work

Now...how about that as head light?????
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #1957
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My hard-way Project name was: "Build a new headlight out of stuff lying in the garage"

I'm with you 100%
Thats the most fun and rewarding way!!!
Great work

Now...how about that as head light?????
Looks like something that swallowed something too big...
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:29 PM   #1958
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So rob, If I drop my bike off to you and leave it with you.. How long will you take to rebuild it.... I can wait as long as you need!! Man its looking good!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:11 PM   #1959
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Robmoto,

Are you ever gonna put an engine in that bike.....or are you just gonna weld up a big wheel for that hamster sitting there?











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Old 04-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #1960
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Can one of you blokes tell me if you can remove the head and barrel on the DR750 while the engine is in the frame. I did a compression test and it only read 125 lbs/sq. in. (861 kpa) The book says 170 - 227 psi (1200 - 1600 kpa) so it is way down and I believe this why the bikes not starting. I beleve it's sucking too much air to start without the aerostart. Could be valves. I'm about to make an adapter for my compressor to do a leak down test. Oh, and another thing when I bought it, it had stacks of compression. Yeah, right.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:14 PM   #1961
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Now THAT is just plain rude. I say we get together and mount a rescue.

First community project by the IDC.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:16 PM   #1962
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looking at the pic make me want to go back and ride Israel again on my 88 DR750...

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self picw of me and the bike in the negev dessert...
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:39 PM   #1963
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Now THAT is just plain rude. I say we get together and mount a rescue.

First community project by the IDC.
I hardly slept a wink last night. I spoke to mates of mine - same idea as me: we need to go rescue! I'll keep you posted on what I can find out.

As far as I know the Swazi police or armed forces used them (and quite a lot of them too).
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:02 AM   #1964
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As far as I know the Swazi police or armed forces used them (and quite a lot of them too)
Maybe a good source for spares? If you find complete engines, cylinder heads etc, let me know. Would shipping from SA to the US be stupidly expensive?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:07 AM   #1965
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Can one of you blokes tell me if you can remove the head and barrel on the DR750 while the engine is in the frame. I did a compression test and it only read 125 lbs/sq. in. (861 kpa) The book says 170 - 227 psi (1200 - 1600 kpa) so it is way down and I believe this why the bikes not starting. I beleve it's sucking too much air to start without the aerostart. Could be valves. I'm about to make an adapter for my compressor to do a leak down test. Oh, and another thing when I bought it, it had stacks of compression. Yeah, right.
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No, you can't. Have to take engine out
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