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Old 09-26-2012, 02:21 AM   #6571
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Installed a replacement voltage regulator from Rick's replace under warranty. The old VR was putting out 14 to 13 v and my Ballastic battery failed because of it. Switched to a $70 Walmart AMG battery and hope this VR holds up.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:02 AM   #6572
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fitted some folding mirrors after nearly having a couple of off's when riding through dense bushes on my big trip away this year. Think they will vibrate more than the std ones (garage check), but not been out to check as the rain here is of Noah proportions. Fold in nicely, and put some Velcro (soft side) where they touch down to protect them.

I think my SE may actually be finished now..... yeah, I know

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #6573
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fitted some folding mirrors after nearly having a couple of off's when riding through dense bushes on my big trip away this year. Think they will vibrate more than the std ones (garage check), but not been out to check as the rain here is of Noah proportions. Fold in nicely, and put some Velcro (soft side) where they touch down to protect them.

I think my SE may actually be finished now..... yeah, I know

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I put some Wemoto folding mirrors on a while back and they actually vibrate less than the stock ones. I can see what's behind me on motorways now without having to damp the vibes with my hand!

If yo leave them slightly loose they also fold on impact if you forget to fold them in first....don't ask me how I know...
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:39 AM   #6574
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Geek, 1Bonehead has it correct. I love the Moto Mule design. But, I'd rather work at building my own, than actually spending my day job's money toward buying one (no offense, Mr. Bracket). I like to fabricate and "make it my own."

It does look like a chock. But, what you saw in the pic has been scrapped and I'm going with a through-the-axle design instead. Those lugs are built, as I learned today, to support the rear for a bike stand but they may not hold up to stresses from a trailer.

I'll get more pics up as I progress.
Have you considered to attach the hinge on a suspended mass point? It will do wonders to handling.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #6575
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These days I got rid of the main filter/prefilter on my SE in favour of a DNA main filter, 165/160 main jets (instead of the 152/148 per H2W) and 3 turns out for the fuel screws. All other jets remained according to the H2W setup. Also modded the sommers doors. Sea level @ 25C, akrapovic with large inserts.
I am impressed with the outcome. Midrange is brutal, low end stronger compared to the prefilter setup and the top end is a fair bit stronger too. I went from 16/45 gearing to 17/42 to make the 1st usable on the street. Roll-on on 5th seems sligthly softer than on 6th and 16/45.

Haven't been to the dyno yet to check AFR but it seems 'fine', it might be a bit lean on bottom and on the top if anything, but I refrain from high revs till I'm sure anyway. I expect consumption to drop on the motorway.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #6576
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I put some Wemoto folding mirrors on a while back and they actually vibrate less than the stock ones. I can see what's behind me on motorways now without having to damp the vibes with my hand!

If yo leave them slightly loose they also fold on impact if you forget to fold them in first....don't ask me how I know...
Thanks for heads heads up - I already leave my levers / mounts slightly loose for the same reason and it's saved me too!

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #6577
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Have you considered to attach the hinge on a suspended mass point? It will do wonders to handling.
I've seen a few home made trailers like with it suspended from the rear subframe but not sure if I like that mounting. Yes, every other vehicle on the road has a hitch mounted to the frame and not the wheel. The trailer wheel will have a swingarm and shock.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:51 AM   #6578
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #6579
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Put a fairing on my new to me 2007 SE.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #6580
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I prefer to drill the holes out to 6mm then use a long allen screw to pass all the way through the swingarm to a nyloc nut on the other side. Will never come loose then.


That is a really good idea.. Too bad they don't do it from the factory. I must do this next time I have the wheel off.

One suggestion. To fully use the fiber locking nut, the threads are supposed to protrude by 1 and 1/2 turns. (Sorry, aircraft mechanic speaking here! ) If you used locktite too, then it's probably ok.




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Old 09-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #6581
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Bolted up my forks that I just got back from getting rebuilt by SPS and rode the 990 to work.

Can't wait to get it on the trails and see if it was worth all that money!
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #6582
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That is a really good idea.. Too bad they don't do it from the factory. I must do this next time I have the wheel off.

One suggestion. To fully use the fiber locking nut, the threads are supposed to protrude by 1 and 1/2 turns. (Sorry, aircraft mechanic speaking here! ) If you used locktite too, then it's probably ok..
Yeah, I know... thanks :)
That screw is actually an M5 mock up of the real thing, I went out and bought the correct length M6 afterwards ;)
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #6583
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Put firmer springs in up front, new rear brake disc fitted, road tyres fitted, new braided brake lines up front. Almost ready to roll for my Moroccan Adventure
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #6584
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Baby got new shoes! Conti TKC80 front, Heidenau K60 rear! Looking fwd to riding her... Not much time left this year!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #6585
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1) Just received a Shad KTM 46L with backrest

2) Working on the 'graphics' for my SeaHorse 540 (which currently looks like those bike couriers which carry blood- London knows what i mean!)
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