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Old 03-05-2011, 01:18 PM   #7591
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My bikes look today




Wish I had black fork guards, the silver ones don't stand out enough.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #7592
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No kidding, thats an awesome shot!!!


I know I want a 8" light, i'm just torn on if its worth going HID or not.... Has anyone owned both the HID and Halogen BD 8" ?
I really like my 8" halogen. Its probably my favorite part on my bike. Its uber bright, but only borderline "too bright"(I don't get flashed constantly, but I do get flashed a bit on backroads), has lots of spread, not too wide so its crashable(although I did break the cage once, so I can't see using a wider light). It took my bike from sketchy dirtbike on the road to practically a streetbike with the sm wheels. I can see the point of the HID (racing, hardcore night riding)but I honestly can't see it being better for my use as a dualsport. I think it would blind people, but that is also what people say about the 8" racelights in general so ymmv.

Only shortcoming is offroad I really want some sort of helmet light to track with my head, but straight forward light is great.

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #7593
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I really like my 8" halogen. Its probably my favorite part on my bike. Its uber bright, but only borderline "too bright"(I don't get flashed constantly, but I do get flashed a bit on backroads), has lots of spread, not too wide so its crashable(although I did break the cage once, so I can't see using a wider light). It took my bike from sketchy dirtbike on the road to practically a streetbike with the sm wheels. I can see the point of the HID (racing, hardcore night riding)but I honestly can't see it being better for my use as a dualsport. I think it would blind people, but that is also what people say about the 8" racelights in general so ymmv.

Only shortcoming is offroad I really want some sort of helmet light to track with my head, but straight forward light is great.

Your bike looks awesome. Are you running AC or DC to that huge head light? Good looking tard.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #7594
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Got my order in today. The pic on the link that you provided shows the Precision Concepts in white on the black carbon fiber fork guards. The small thumbnail on their site where I ordered does not show the Precision Concepts logo. I wonder if they come with the logo, or they include the stickers in case you want to put the logo on.

Anyone got any idea?
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #7595
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I agree with a large single head light. I run a pair of 6 1/2ish Hellas. I have broken them off a few times. Crashed and broke one off two minutes in on a six hour race, Three hours in the dark with a flash light duck taped to my helmet and one remaining HID spot light. One lamp with a bit more spread would be nice. Hi and Low beam would be nice also.
Do you have any problem with your fork seals since you aren't running the boots or Seal Savers?
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #7596
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Do you have any problem with your fork seals since you aren't running the boots or Seal Savers?
I cut the fork gators off when I put the supermoto wheels on. I was running track days and lots of street riding. I don't recommend running gatorless(just didn't like the look of em on the street). I have been lucky so far, no damaged fork tubes or seals. I have a new set of fork boots waiting to be installed.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:32 PM   #7597
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I cut the fork gators off when I put the supermoto wheels on. I was running track days and lots of street riding. I don't recommend running gatorless(just didn't like the look of em on the street). I have been lucky so far, no damaged fork tubes or seals. I have a new set of fork boots waiting to be installed.
I wasn't considering going without some protection, but was thinking about going to the long seal savers instead of gators. Still thinking that one through.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:04 PM   #7598
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I have heard guys say that sand gets under the seal savers and scuff the fork tubes. I would like to go with the fork protectors like the upside downs use. There was a set a few weeks ago in the flea market. Missed out on em thou
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #7599
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I have heard guys say that sand gets under the seal savers and scuff the fork tubes. I would like to go with the fork protectors like the upside downs use. There was a set a few weeks ago in the flea market. Missed out on em thou
Now thats a thought. I'll have to check into those. I currently ride in the New Mexico desert and mountains, not much mud. Gonna move to Oregon in about 4 years, lots of mud, so the gators will be critical then.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #7600
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Got my order in today. The pic on the link that you provided shows the Precision Concepts in white on the black carbon fiber fork guards. The small thumbnail on their site where I ordered does not show the Precision Concepts logo. I wonder if they come with the logo, or they include the stickers in case you want to put the logo on.

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Mine came blank.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:11 PM   #7601
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I have heard guys say that sand gets under the seal savers and scuff the fork tubes. I would like to go with the fork protectors like the upside downs use. There was a set a few weeks ago in the flea market. Missed out on em thou
Before I installed the PC fork guards, I cut strips of heavy duty sticker material and put them on the fork leg. Guards the forks from the guards and will let sand and stuff out...
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #7602
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Only shortcoming is offroad I really want some sort of helmet light to track with my head, but straight forward light is great.


http://www.bajadesigns.com/2009/articles/strykr/

I bought one of these to solve that problem.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:13 AM   #7603
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Before I installed the PC fork guards, I cut strips of heavy duty sticker material and put them on the fork leg. Guards the forks from the guards and will let sand and stuff out...
How are the PC fork guards held in place? Double side tape, zip tie, other?

Is fork leg removal necessary or do they slip on from the bottom after the wheel is removed, or are they split? I know I could just wait until they arrive to find out, but I just don't do things that way. Have to have the inside scoop as soon as possible...I'm just happy that way.

The heavy duty sticker material is a great idea that I will use.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #7604
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Busted bolt on XR650 swing arm!

Oh, crap. busted one of the chain adjuster bolts on the SA almost flush with the surface. Has anyone tried EZ out on this predicament? Or better ideas??
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #7605
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I don't think I showed you guys this video. It's from a trip last summer, two XRR's on the trip. This video will give you a great cross section of what California is really like...sea level grass lands, 10k foot passes, deserts, twisties, nice trail with little stream crosssings...it's got it all.




Kings, Misfits, Freaks and Renegades. from larryboy8821 on Vimeo.

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