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Old 04-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #5326
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Live pic from lookout mountain

Some days the commute is more fun

Hey, I can see my house from here!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #5327
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Laugh

I took mine on an 86 mile dirt trail to get around a blizzard blocking all the paved routes!!

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #5328
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I introduced it to Mt. McKinley


I wrote about it here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781458
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:43 AM   #5329
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Gave her a bath:)

Before:



After:

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:51 AM   #5330
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I gave mine a bath too... I got caught in some rain on the way home

Doesn't look nearly as clean as yours though
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:19 AM   #5331
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i gave mine a bath too... I got caught in some rain on the way home

doesn't look nearly as clean as yours though
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #5332
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Finally finished all the auxillary wiring and brought all the connections to the HDB top plate. There are four switches with LED indicators.

I set them for:
LED lights (green)
HID lights (green)
Octane selector (amber)
Hand warmers (red)

Here is the underside:


... and mounted:



Hindsight being 20/20 as always, I should have routed the wiring under the bars instead of to the left <shrug>

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #5333
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I ran mine above the bars so that I could remove the handlebars without disrupting the wires/LEDs/switches. So you're better off on the left than under the bar IMO

Very nice install.
I found the LEDs to be too bright, I played with resistors. It ended up with black markers!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #5334
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First Case of Narcolepsy

My bike had its first attack of narcolepsy... unfortunately, it was while I was running through a snot patch



Was heading down the Twin Cone trail (in the opposite direction of the way the bike's sleepy head is pointing) when a snotty rut jumped up and grabbed the front tire... instantly making my bike very sleepy.

Of course, the insta-nap popped my left side case CLEAN OFF (Geek, your point about leaving the hard cases at home for off-road riding has been taken to heart... I see a set of Wolfman bags on the way!)





I don't feel too bad about my first "git-down"... I learned a lot from it. The first stupid thing I did was to take my gloves off before waking up my bike. The SECOND (and STUPIDEST) stupid thing I did was grab a handful of NUCLEAR-HOT exhaust pipe while getting her standing!



Luckily, there was a handy local burn kit just laying in the road

Did a quick inventory (spotting the bent bottom mount and dent on my left case) and was pleasantly surprised... no damage (other than to my fingerprints on my right hand and to the side case)





At this point it was only around 10am, so I thought about going further up the Twin Cone trail. But, my little phalanges were screaming at me and I thought it might be prudent to start heading back towards Golden.

My glove helped ease the pain, so I was actually able to enjoy the twisties back down US 285. MAN... she sure is FUN to ride!

Got my hand intermittently soaking in a bowl of ice... pain is easing (tossed down 4 Advil, too). I think the pain of stupidity for grabbing hot metal might linger a bit longer
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #5335
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Meanie rut!!

Welcome to the nap club
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #5336
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Got my hand intermittently soaking in a bowl of ice... pain is easing (tossed down 4 Advil, too). I think the pain of stupidity for grabbing hot metal might linger a bit longer
Coconut oil does miracles for that. And it might make you hungry
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #5337
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Meanie rut!!

Welcome to the nap club
Thanks... glad my initiation into the club wasn't harder on my body and wallet

I forgot to mention that about 30 minutes before this "event" I was coming back from a quick run up Hall Valley Rd. (after quickly realizing the road up towards Webster Pass was outside of my current pay grade ) when I hear this little "bang" and my bike starts making this VERY weird noise... sounded like metal on metal. I stop and do a quick once-over... don't see anything weird. I continue on towards US 285, but slowly, spidey-senses on full alert for something. Whenever I get going above about 20mph, the noise gets louder. I was only about a 1/2 mile from the main road, so I figure I'll nurse it down there.

I pull over once back on tarmac, turn off the bike, and get on my hands and knees for a closer inspection. What do I find?



ROCK ATTACK!


It had bounced up and got wedged between the chain and swing arm. Notice the cut in the rock (and gouge in my swing arm!).

The rock went straight into my tank bag and is now on permanent display in my garage...

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Old 04-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #5338
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Rock and rut attack!
You should go on survivor!

I didn't know Colorado was that dangerous. I need to come visit to train

Joking' aside. Looks like it was a good day!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #5339
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....(Geek, your point about leaving the hard cases at home for off-road riding has been taken to heart... I see a set of Wolfman bags on the way!).....
A down side of soft cases is those nuclear tail pipes will want to disintergrate them in a crash, There are loads of aftermaket mufflers around that you might like to consider at some point...wings would be my choice, but FMF's are popular.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #5340
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Rock and rut attack!
You should go on survivor!

I didn't know Colorado was that dangerous. I need to come visit to train

Joking' aside. Looks like it was a good day!
Go coconut crazy
Yeah, the trails are out to learn us noobs, but GOOD!

Yeah, it WAS a good day, actually... beats work any old time

Here's a few seconds of vid before the nap...

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