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Old 03-17-2013, 01:04 AM   #1456
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No, a motorcycle beam can dip straight down, can have a centred beam and must have a drop rate of 3 to 3.5%. You only need just the dip beam too, the high beam only has to work if fitted...really it's if a dip switch is fitted, you can have an H4 bulb for example, but if there is no means of selecting high beam that's OK.


I use one of these on a bike I have works pretty good .

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #1457
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Thumb Very nice build

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My First , i think i will make another next year. Really enjoyed the project and the riding of course.
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There are so many inspirational bikes in this thread and this airhead build is one of my all time favorites
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:05 AM   #1458
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every time i think about selling my airhead a new bit of inspiration is posted in this thread, great bikes keep them rolling in
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:17 AM   #1459
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I was just thinking about this, and realized that this is just a simple, halogen, incandescent bulb, right? So all you need to have high and low beams, is to order the 100W trail tech or baja, wire the high switch line straight, and wire the low switch through some sort of simple voltage regulation. Presto, dual beam light. Why do so many people go through tearing a $250 headlight apart, and then spend more money on replacement innards? Perhaps my assumptions are wrong, anyone?
I would think it would be pretty easy to feed power to both beams (two filaments?) at once, the problem that springs to mind would be heat and how to dissipate it without burning out the light prematurely......

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 AM   #1460
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This is a pretty interesting photo essay on a R100GS being built up in Holland.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #1461
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two photos from the land of the rising sun

quite a quiver:

[IMG] photo japbikes1_zps0d79bd0a.jpg[/IMG]

are these DRZ forks?

[IMG] photo japbikes2_zps9bd3c95e.jpg[/IMG]
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #1462
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quite a quiver:

Often wondered what a group of airheads was called,
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #1463
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I'd like to see more pics of the bike on the right
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #1464
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I'd like to see more pics of the bike on the right
agree its looks like a great bike

this is the link:
http://kaniyasan18.blog106.fc2.com/blog-category-0.html

this is the only other photo I could find:

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:25 AM   #1465
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Thanks. It seems to be a R100GS (nice tank)
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #1466
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I must say I prefer "right way up" forks on airhead GS'.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:21 AM   #1467
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are these DRZ forks?

Sure looks like them. They look like the same vintage as mine ... 2000-2002.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #1468
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BTW- I have heard it said that DRZ forks perform better than WP50s on an airhead


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are these DRZ forks?

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #1469
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what are the options to stretch the swing arm?

i see the gs above as an alloy block between the shaft tube and the hub
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #1470
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BTW- I have heard it said that DRZ forks perform better than WP50s on an airhead
I have no perspective on this ... I have ridden Jenna's bike, just on the street. I think my DRZ forks need a stiffer spring .. but by lightening the bike I have been able to adjust the preload and dampener so that it is close ...

I love 'em. They are big and beefy, very reassuring, and confident. I am really thinking about doing the same to my GS.
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