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Old 12-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #46
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My Ironman sprockets just shipped and won't be here likely until Friday.. I already have the chain waiting.

That means I'm going to push my luck when we ride Thursday and try and get one last ride out of the current chain.

Why do I have a bad feeling about this? Probably because when Xytomic snapped his TE610's chain the damage to the cases was $1600
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:00 AM   #47
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I have a take-off HID/Euro light and some Mefos I need to install as well as a front fender extension. However, until I find a way to heat my new garage, the lion's share of my garage activity will be switching the Battery Tender from the 990 to the RZR & back because I'm too cheap to buy another Tender...

Wish list: Set of Woody's wheels and a Rekluse.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #48
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This was going to be a winter project, but the parts came in in September so I just went ahead and did it. Got rid of the fairing on my KLR for better handling on rough roads and replaced stock instruments with a Vapor. Very happy with the results.

I was only allowed to upload one file so I chose the new headlight.

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #49
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I test fitted a Relay and Distrubution Block - and it's 1st accessory is heated grips. Now all I have to do is pull it and solder connections and fit the shrink tape:

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:27 PM   #50
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Where did you get those distribution blocks Zack? I need some desperately...
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #51
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Tweaked the GS' carb mixture screws this weekend....I wanted to lean them out the last time I adjusted them, and turned them the wrong way
It was already on the rich side... that made it damn tough to get started and it wouldn't run well enough to get up to Marc's to see his Norton - ended up on the FJR that day. I was a little amazed how much effect a half turn on those has on the low speed circuits. It was a bastard to start, and it usually lights off with no choke.

Back to the way it was now....which will at least get me up to Supertune now that the ice and snow have gone and I can get out of my neighborhood.
I should have put the bike in Mike's capable hands already, but too much going on, then the weather...

It was a brisk 23F on the ride to work this morning, and my left Osram Nightbreaker popped it's high-beam, so I picked up another pair (buy one and the other will blow, sure as heck).
At least it was the left H4, it's easy to get to. You need midget hands to get the right bulb in/out on the FJR.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:43 PM   #52
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Anybody know anything about HID wiring?

My HID low beam has gone out.. and I'm pretty sure its from a broken internal wire going to the bulb itself (bulb's side of the connector).

The thing I don't know is how to test/find the problem... with the HID the electricity goes through the ballast which does a 10,000 volt ignition pulse to trigger the light.

If I hook up my 12V DC meter... is the ballast going to fire and blow up my meter?

If the ballast doesn't trigger the light, will it still pass electricity (30 watts or whatever it is) through the wires that a voltmeter could detect?

I think I need to educate myself a bit...
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:17 PM   #53
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Where did you get those distribution blocks Zack? I need some desperately...
Radio Shack had them and some other relevant parts.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:04 PM   #54
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My winter project is to make one runner out of two non-runners. Report here.

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Old 12-17-2009, 10:10 AM   #55
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I am getting ready to mount up a set of D606's on the DRZ. I have done 3 sets in the past but I am wondering: Is it a LOT easier with longer spoons? I use 10" spoons right now. Whnat if I went with 18" spoons? Much easier?
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #56
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My winter project is to make one runner out of two non-runners. Report here.

Why cant you make two runners out of two non runners?

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:38 PM   #57
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Why cant you make two runners out of two non runners?

Detaaaaaaaailsth
I put a link to the build report in my original post. But basicly it comes down to only having one of each of the following between the two bikes: plastics set, muffler, functional set of controls, kickstand, airbox, headlight, and one engine leaks oil like a sieve.

What I should end up with is one complete bike and one rolling chassis with a very leaky engine (and lots of heli-coils, and some JD weld repairs, but it runs and has excellent compression). The second bike would make a great start for a street tracker or some other project of this type, I even have a great little peanut tank for it, but I have too many projects like this to start another one. And when you put a rolling chassis with an engine on CL you can usually expect to get $10 for it, so it will be worth more in parts unless someone here wants to make me a better offer on it.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:04 PM   #58
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Guess it pays to watch the free section of Craigslist... this popped up last night:

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #59
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Nothing to drastic to report but I have throw some money and some time into the sNortin the last few weeks. Still a few things to do this weekend.




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Old 12-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #60
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It's looking great, Marc.



Worked on the GS again briefly.
I got the mixture screws in a good spot... took it around the neighborhood this afternoon and declared it ready for a trip.

Up to Supertune

No, it runs pretty well, better than it has in a while - but it's time to have an actual tuner spend some time with it.
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