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Old 02-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #9886
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At what angle, strapped to what? Pics?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #9887
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Maybe rest/strap it on a passenger peg and strap it to the hand grab on the back? That should be out of the way even if you have a back pack.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #9888
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I was suspecting i'd be starting it, but if you could send me a link...

Just getting a strong urge to head out of town and might need to use the Dakar as a mother ship for other activities.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:22 AM   #9889
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At what angle, strapped to what? Pics?
Whatever angle you prefer. I dont have any pics, I can try and get a few, but mine would get bungeed to the pannier rack, tail rack and foot peg at kind of a 45 deg angle up and back.

I have also been contemplating buying a pelican case for my compound bow, and for my guns, and put mounting pucks on them. Mount it to the bike just like a pannier on one side, on the other use one of my panniers to carry all the ammo/accessories to help offset the weight difference. Would be a little ungainly but I think it would work.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #9890
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Brake line length

This has no doubt been covered but...

What is the length of brake line you are using with your Yamaha fork conversion?

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #9891
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Anyone know how difficult it would be to swap the headlight from an 05+ on to a01? I'm thinking of doing a retro fit of some hid projectors but need the clear glass of the newer headlight.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #9892
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TobyG & BeachGuy,
Thanks for the replies. Good info and most useful.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #9893
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Anyone know how difficult it would be to swap the headlight from an 05+ on to a01? I'm thinking of doing a retro fit of some hid projectors but need the clear glass of the newer headlight.
Tried that. no success. The lights are different shapes.
You are better off trying to fit the old screen(3 screws) to a new whole new shroud(4 screws)
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #9894
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After alot of back and forth, generall wavering and crystal clear undecidedness I've landed on the Trail Tech X2 (the Dual sport one).

But I need some more info before I order and I've seen at least one of you sporting the X2
  • Height - shortest and longest
  • Width - widest and most narrow
  • Weight
  • Connections - Do I need to order that separate or does the X2 come with it wires and connectors ? Not looking for a pre fab'ed kit for the Dakar, just wondering if there are anything in the "kit"

A few detailed pictures of yours and how you mounted it

Thanks
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #9895
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After alot of back and forth, generall wavering and crystal clear undecidedness I've landed on the Trail Tech X2 (the Dual sport one).

But I need some more info before I order and I've seen at least one of you sporting the X2
  • Height - shortest and longest
  • Width - widest and most narrow
  • Weight
  • Connections - Do I need to order that separate or does the X2 come with it wires and connectors ? Not looking for a pre fab'ed kit for the Dakar, just wondering if there are anything in the "kit"

A few detailed pictures of yours and how you mounted it

Thanks
mmm, so they are 'clipped beams' lucky you drive on the wrong side... wonder if it's adjustable left/right like the Hella's I have


I'm going to change my dash/light/screen assembly also, so looking forward to seeing your version
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 AM   #9896
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I'm going to change my dash/light/screen assembly also, so looking forward to seeing your version
that makes 3 of us :P
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #9897
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mmm, so they are 'clipped beams' lucky you drive on the wrong side... wonder if it's adjustable left/right like the Hella's I have


I'm going to change my dash/light/screen assembly also, so looking forward to seeing your version
Think they're just clipped horizontally, no left or right. Just like my old Acerbis Cyclopse which I rode with around Australia for 8 months without anyone ever flashing their lights at me. The light pattern is sort of a triangle, pointy end down in the middle.

Have you tried here ? British store so might be left hand drive dipped
http://www.bikermart.co.uk/motorcycle_headlights.asp or Google search for streetfighter headlights and make your pick

Pics of my current setup are buried somewhere in this thread, I'll post when I get home from work

In the meantime here's what it used to be

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #9898
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So... (Warning: There is no new content in this post, just to show ferals5 the dash and I got carried away.... sorry)



I grew tired of the old design and was looking at a way to ditch the static front end with something smaller. The only real alternative is to go the other extreme with a huge rally fairing and I didn't want that.

I made a dash/ headlight bracket and got everything working and mounted back together.







The aging design of the old Acerbis Cyclopse has been bothering me for a while, but it was working with the round forms of the original headlight shroud as evident by the picture above in my previous post. It sticks out like a sore thumb now though and (luckily) after about 60.000km and 7 years it's worn out.









The light is pretty weak even with brand spanking new bulbs. I tried washing/ wiping the reflector (inside) and the chrome came off in a few small places so now I have to replace it. Even got pulled over by a MC cop on the highway because I didn't have sufficient lights.

I also want to move the exhaust forward about 10-15 cm and much more of an angle, but I have to find someone who can cut and weld the stainless Staintune pipe.
And I want to make some new luggage racks from much thinner tubing and something sexy that can stay on permanently and still being almost invisable and then one or two loose pieces that bolt on with wingnuts once I want to hang panniers on. I have an idea.
And I'd like to take the angle grinder to the sidestand and add a Trail Tech or similar one



New rear panels have been obtained and will be painted and mounted as soon as the weather permits.
Summer project also includes moving the battery behind the engine and ditching about 500 yeard of wires that have accumulated over the past 11 years...... funny how that works



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Old 02-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #9899
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Think they're just clipped horizontally, no left or right.
Yes, they trailetch light is just clipped horizontally, I have the reflectors on my F650. The light output is OK, not fantastic, I've upgrated the highbeam to 100w but am yet to try it at night.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #9900
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Yes, they trailetch light is just clipped horizontally, I have the reflectors on my F650. The light output is OK, not fantastic, I've upgrated the highbeam to 100w but am yet to try it at night.

Post a pic with the fairing too

I thought I'd try the stock X2 and the add an AUX high if nescessary, but if the OEM refelctor can take a 100W that's a bit easier and cleaner
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